DriveTime

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs a Senior Accountant

 

DriveTime is the nation’s second largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars, breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out!

 

DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, inspecting and selling; to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office and call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

 

Job ID# 25872
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 2/19/2019

A Day in the Life of a Staff Accountant

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

 

In short, as a Staff Accountant, you 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, as the Staff Accountant you will prepare and record journal entries, prepare month-end reconciliations and analysis, and assist in data compilation, research, and validation for special projects and significant accounting models.

 

In long, our Staff Accounts are responsible for:

 

  • Preparing monthly reconciliations and journal entries for items such as interest expense, finance receivables, third party servicing, and general accruals, etc.
  • Performing budgets to actual analysis and variance explanation.
  • Completing month-end closing responsibilities.
  • Assisting with monthly financial forecast and development of budgets.
  • Assisting in preparation and communication of management reports.
  • Supporting external and internal auditors with quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Working with Senior Accountant and Manager on process improvement, documentation, and control implementation.
  • Assisting in forecast and budget preparation.
  • Assisting in variance analysis on performance to budget and performance to forecasts.

Qualifications

  • So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

     

    • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize… then… re-prioritize again.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - the ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences.
    • Killer analytical and reporting abilities. You’ll need the capability to analyze financial data and in return, prepare timely reports on your findings.
    • Detail-oriented. Okay we know it’s on about every job description – but we really mean it! 

     

     

    The Specifics.

     

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • 1 - 4 years’ overall experience in accounting.
    • General understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Intermediate Excel skills.

     

     

    Nice to Haves.

     

    • Licensed CPA.
    • Account audit experience.
    • General Ledger experience.

     

     

    Anything Else?  Absolutely.

     

    DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by AZCentral.com for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

     

     

    So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

     

    • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
    • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
    • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
    • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
    • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
    • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
    • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

     

 

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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.

Emily B.
Retail Operations

 

I love that DriveTime constantly challenges you and allows you to grow through continuous learning. Having the ability to build relationships with individuals across various teams allows you to truly understand the entire operation. Being surrounded by some of the best leaders in the industry, an environment has been created where everyone is on the same team working for the same goal.

Golfing is one of my passions! I grew up playing golf with my brothers and played competitively in High School. My best memory is when I hit a hole-in-one in the same tournament my brothers were playing at (they’re both still bitter about it) and I can claim I’m the best golfer in the family! Nowadays I like to play on the weekends and rep my DT polo on the course!

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