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Houston, TX
$120,000 - $150,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jul 11, 2014
Job ID
Controller – Automotive Finance Company
Are you ready for your career change ?
We  are seeking an experienced, analytical and financial leader to join the team.  The ideal  will have 5 to 10 years experience in the  automotive finance industry . We are seeking  candidates who  aren't  afraid to roll up their sleeves, get out from behind the desk and become an operational leader in the areas of accounting, finance, administration and planning.
If you desire to fast track your career – this may be the opportunity you have been looking for!
           Description :                                                                                                     
The Controller position is accountable for the administrative, accounting, and financial planning operations of the company, to include the development of financial and operational strategies, tied directly to a set of metrics, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to maximize the opportunity for growth, profitability and accurate financial results.  The principal accountabilities are:

  • Manage the accounting, human resources and administrative departments.
  • Responsible for all cash management, including reconciliation and intercompany transactions.
  • Management of inventories, receivable and other controlled accounts.
  • Accounts Payable reconciliation and disbursement.
  • Oversee the financial position of the day-to-day operations.
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts.
  • Manage payroll.
  • Maintain monthly and annual accruals and depreciation.
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package.
  • Implement operational best practices and compliance tied directly to monitoring and control systems.
  • Oversee the company's transaction processing systems.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced.
  • Represent the company with investment bankers.
  • Maintain the franchisee/franchisor relationship.
  • Manage all Federal, State, and Local government communications.
  • Maintain banking relationships.

  • Oversee the issuance of financial information.
  • Manage month end closing accuracy and deadlines.
  • Manage external auditing and accounting relationships.
  • Personally review, monitor and issue all 1099’s and W2’s.
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing.
Risk Managment:

  • Monitor any/all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Report risk issues to the board of directors.
  • Maintain relations with external auditors, investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Ensure that the companies record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.

  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of the strategic business plans.
  • Develop financial and tax strategies.
  • Manage capital requirements and budgeting processes.
  • Completion off fiscal year budget and projection modeling.
  • Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction.
Requirements                                                                                                               .
The Controller should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience of 5 to 10 years of progressive responsibilities within automotive finance.  Should have experience in partnering with an executive management team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills. 
Ability to work in or relocate to Houston, TX
If you – or someone you know – has the above experience and desire for a very rewarding position please contact Michael from the nation’s leading automotive recruitment firm – AUTOMOTIVE PERSONNEL, LLC  800-206-6964x22