Accounting Manager

Job Overview

What Drives You?

  • Meaningful work in a stable, promote-from-within organization?
  • Professional satisfaction and helping others?
  • A workspace that is dynamic, fast, fun, and challenging?


Job ID# 19603
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 4/28/2017

A Day in the Life of an Accounting Manager

The Accounting Manager position is responsible for understanding highly specialized accounting concepts required to maintain the general ledger and supporting subsidiary ledgers and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP). Working under the direction of the Controller, the Accounting Manager assists in coordinating the accounting activities including review of complex issues and general reconciliations coupled with an emphasis on the ability to manage the planning, performance, presentation and completion of special projects. This position will also have regular, direct interactions with individuals on the operational side of the business including our actuaries.

  • Perform budget to actual analysis and variance explanation
  • Analyze and report on profitability for business segments
  • Perform monthly financial forecast and develop budgets
  • Assist in preparation and communication of management reports
  • Support development and research of accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in documentation of multifaceted accounting issues and conclusions thereon
  • Review and analyze inputs/outputs from significant accounting models
  • Review and approve staff reconciliations and journal entries
  • Open line of communication with Controller, Director of Accounting and CFO
  • Support external and internal auditors with quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Evaluate and improve upon existing accounting policies, reports and reconciliations
  • Research, analyze and document conclusions on new accounting policies

Enjoy the Rewards and Benefits

Money: Base salary and corporate bonus 

Benefits: Outstanding medical, dental and vision plans (after just 30 days), 401K match, tuition reimbursement and Paid Time Off too!
Schedule: Expect a consistent Monday-Friday, 40 hour week schedule. Enjoy nights and weekends off.
Future: We're a unique, highly respected, nationwide company with a strong culture of promoting from within. This isn't a job. It's a career.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting (licensed CPA preferred)
  • 5+ years overall experience in accounting, including life insurance industry experience
  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience in an accounting leadership position or other management experience
  • Strong understanding of both Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles
  • Ability to develop and communicate accounting policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise and develop staff
  • Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare timely reports
  • Ability to prioritize/re-prioritize multiple projects and/or deadlines
  • Ability to confidently converse with and present to senior management 

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Along the way, we provide plenty of opportunity to be creative and grow professionally in a fun, high-energy environment.


Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

Reuben R.
IT Manager


As an IT manager and seasoned self-help geek, I’m intensely curious about what engages people, what makes work fulfilling and how teams can achieve their full potential. DriveTime’s high performance culture is a perfect outlet for that curiosity. Every day I get to work with intelligent and talented personalities that challenge me as a manager and humble me as a person. I think what attracts those types of people to DriveTime is the chance to work on cutting-edge projects that push the automotive industry forward while being valued for who they are.

Luckily, Arizona has a lot to offer outside work as well. I generally gravitate towards Phoenix’s vibrant Latin dance community or the world class mountain bike trails of Sedona. As a former professional musician I also get my fill of live music at local venues and festivals. Additionally, as an equities day trader, Phoenix’s time zone makes it possible to trade in the morning before local working hours while the US stock exchanges are open.

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