Penske Automotive Accounting Manager - Northern California Management in San Jose, California


The Accounting Manager processes and generates financial data for all dealership departments, which together represent the accurate financial condition of the business office. Provides accurate reporting to the Controller and the General Manager and is responsible for the effective operations of the accounting office and administrative functions.

Essential Functions

  • Hires, trains, and supervises office personnel

  • Analyzes, designs, implements and maintains office operations and procedures

  • Assists with complete financial statement monthly according to dealership guidelines and the manufacture's format and time frame

  • Reconciles select accounts monthly

  • Approves adjustments to receivable accounts

  • Ensures that all manufacture accounts including warranty claims, rebates, interest, protection, and co-op advertising accounts are current and accurate

  • Prints monthly general ledger. Closes month by processing accounting month-end

  • Reviews tax reports, tax deposits and tax returns in a timely manner

  • Assists in preparation of Month-End Bonus calculations

  • Assists in preparation of monthly detailed expense reports

  • Participates in the preparation of short- and long-term forecasts

  • Assists in completion of annual review/audit

  • Stays abreast of current factory incentives and codes deliveries on dealership computer system accordingly

  • Determines management and quality requirements by asking questions and listening

  • Complies information and prepares reports as requested by management

  • Cross-trains as a qualified substitute for all business office and accounting functional position

  • Maintains a follow-up system that encourages follow through with assigned projects

  • Establishes personal performance goals that are consistent with company standards of productivity and devises a strategy to meet those goals

  • Understands the terminology of the business and keep abreast of technology changes in products and services

  • Knows and understands the federal, state and local requirements which govern the company's business

  • Follows all attendance and punctuality standards with adherences to timekeeping standards; Employees are required to record the beginning and ending times of any shift, break or departure from work for personal reasons

  • Follows the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

  • Understands and follows all work rules and procedures and follows lawful directions from Supervisors

  • Upholds the company's non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements

  • Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with company policy

  • Maintains the professional appearance of assigned work area for self and subordinates

  • Attends pertinent training

  • Attends company meetings as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

All other duties as assigned.

EEO Statement

The Company is committed to hiring a diverse and qualified workforce. We will not consider any characteristic or category protected by state or federal law in hiring or employment decisions, including but not limited to race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, status as a parent, or genetic information.


Req Number: 4167

Type: Full-time

Dealership: Northern California Management

Location Address: 740 W Capitol Expressway