The Chapman Auto Group

Automotive Controller

US-PA-East Petersburg
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Chapman Ford of Columbia & Lancaster




                                                 The Chapman Auto Stores has served your local community with high quality vehicle sales and service for over a half century.

With 7 locations from Atlantic City to Lancaster County, The Chapman Auto Stores is one of the largest auto groups in the tristate area.



 Standard benefits offered by Chapman Auto Group

Medical & Dental

Life & Disability Insurances

401k with a company match

Paid holidays & Vacation time








The  Controller will oversee the operations of both the Chapman Ford Lancaster & Chapman Ford Columbia locations


Accounting office is located at our Columbia location but applicant will be required to maintain an office at the Lancaster location & visit several times per week.

  • The Automotive Controller is responsible for managing the day to day accounting operations of the store to ensure that all transactions are recorded in compliance with all accounting processes and policies
  • Keep the Leadership Team informed on the trends and cash needs of the business
  • Develop and maintain an effective cash management system & close the books accurately each month
  • Prepare complete financial statements and submit to the manufacturer and management in accordance with established timeframes. Must review, interpret & analyze financial statements and ledgers & work with the accounting staff to clear up any discrepancies.
  • Preparing all taxes and filing forms with the government
  • Meet with the General Manager/Owner Operator & Department managers regularly to go over business matters, assist with interpreting their reports and develop plans to increase profitability.
  • Work with staff to ensure that corporate initiatives are attained
  • Manage and safeguard the stores assets and ensure that internal controls are in place







Automotive Controller, Lancaster, PA - Job Details |

  • Exp Required - Five + years of automotive or non-automotive office/accounting manager or controller experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of  financial statements
  • Ability to explain information in an understandable manner
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills written, email and verbal
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Effective leadership skills & the ability to coach and grow a team
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience required
  • Superior accounting skills and tax knowledge




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