Job Overview

DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. is the leading used vehicle retailer in the United States with a primary focus on the sale and lease of quality used vehicles and related products to the subprime market. Through our national network of owned and operated dealerships, DriveTime provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end solution for their automotive needs, including the sale, lease, financing and maintenance of their vehicles. As of June 30, 2018, DriveTime does about ~$3.5B in sales, operates 145 dealerships and 24 vehicle-reconditioning facilities located across 25 states.


The Staff Accountant I / II.  will perform key functions within the accounting segment and will have broad general exposure to accounting segments and functions. Working under the direction of Senior Accountants and the Controllers, the Staff Accountant I / II will prepare and record journal entries, prepare month-end reconciliations and analysis, and assist in data compilation and validation for special projects and significant accounting models.

Job ID# 25513
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 1/11/2019

A Day in the Life of a Staff Accountant

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations and journal entries for items such as fixed assets, payroll, vehicle inventory, general accruals, etc.
  • Perform budget to actual analysis and variance explanation
  • Complete month-end closing responsibilities
  • Research accounting guidance and make recommendations where necessary
  • Assist with monthly financial forecast and development of budgets
  • Assist in preparation and communication of management reports
  • Support external and internal auditors with quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Work with Controller on process improvement, documentation, and control implementation
  • Assist in forecast and budget preparation
  • Assist in variance analysis on performance to budget and performance to forecasts


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or Finance (licensed CPA preferred)
  • 5 - 4 years overall experience in accounting (audit experience a plus)
  • General Ledger Experience is a plus
  • General understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Communication skills are essential
  • Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare timely reports
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain detailed records
  • Ability to prioritize/re-prioritize multiple projects and/or deadlines
  • Ongoing communication of tasks and priorities
  • Intermediate Excel skills

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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.

Michael B.
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The fun environment and approachable people honestly make coming to work a pleasure. Not only are my coworkers extremely intelligent and open to sharing their wit in a friendly way, they’re also fun to be around in general. The open environment encourages everyone to genuinely be themselves, so I feel comfortable letting my bits of weird shine through. On top of all that, managers are always polite and never condescending. I truly feel like everyone wants to see everybody else succeed.

I like to skimboard competitively, snowboard, skateboard, play basketball, hike, and play videogames. Since moving to Arizona from the coast of North Carolina two years ago, I’ve had to adjust to less skimboarding and more hiking, but Arizona’s diverse assortment of biomes has made it a pleasure to explore.

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