DriveTime

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs a Staff 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 17 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 138 retail locations and 20 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

 

Job ID# 27283
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 9/10/2019

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 Accounting Manager, you 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.

 

In long, our Staff Accountants are responsible for:

 

  • Preparing monthly reconciliations and journal entries for items such as fixed assets, payroll, vehicle inventory, general accruals, etc.
  • Performing budget to actual analysis and variance explanation.
  • Completing month-end closing responsibilities.
  • Researching accounting guidance and make recommendations where necessary.
  • 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 the Accounting 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.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking. The ability to use knowledge, facts, and data to effectively solve problems. This doesn't mean you need to have an immediate answer, it means you have to be able to think on your feet, assess problems and find solutions.
  • 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.
  • 5 - 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.

Matthew S.
Strategic Analyst

 

Not everyone gets to say that they get to go work with their friends every day, but I do. The culture at Drivetime is created first and foremost by the people you get to work with everyday. It’s what makes it possible for us to collaborate and be as open as we are because we aren’t just co-workers, were friends too. I think this is what allows everyone to have an impact on the organization. Our flat hierarchy and collaborative environment allow everyone to express their voice and drive change.

I love getting the people going. So whether it's getting everyone together for a happy hour, organizing a group trip for a weekend getaway or pulling together a weekend group workout session, I enjoy being constantly surrounded by people.

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