Dealership Accountant Surrey 2158668

Surrey, BC


This accounting position is very hands-on and will include costing and pricing inventory; posting vehicle deals, prepare sales commissions, business office sales remittances, reconciliation of all vehicles schedules, month-end procedures, financial statements, analysis, and metrics.


  • Responsible for month-end and all steps necessary including journal entries, Accruals etc. to producing accurate and timely financial statements for dealership/franchise.
  • Responsible for review/ cross review monthly financial statements.
  • Reconcile accounting schedules monthly
  • Prepare management reports
  • Post vehicle deals for designated dealership including new, used, wholesale, dealer trades and fleet
  • Prepare vehicle related cheques, such as dealer trade and customer refund.
  • Post, follow up, reconcile all vehicle related transactions and schedules, such as vehicle invoices, commission, accounts receivable for vehicle sales, factory program money, flooring payout, etc.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in inventory count
  • Inventory schedule reconciliation and recording adjustments to accounting records
  • Reconcile and prepare cheque requisition for remittances: extended warranty, credit life and disability insurance.
  • Send contract in-transit to manufacturers and financial institutions.
  • Posting EFT payments and contract proceeds.
  • Support Accounting and team in achieving business plan goals.
  • Champion Cowell Auto Group brand platform, which includes Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • Promote positive work relationships with all staff, customers, manufacturers and business partners.
  • Ensure timely completion of tasks according to accounting polices
  • Such other duties as may be assigned.


  • At least 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience in a high-volume, complex business
  • College diploma or accounting certificate
  • Must have dealership accounting experience
  • Full-cycle accounting experience


  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong English communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to foster team work
  • Ability to set and accomplish priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to balance appreciation for the big picture with attendance to critical details
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a high performing team
  • Ability to manage stress and deal with ambiguity
  • Knowledge of CDK would be an asset.

Why Work Here:

  • We pay 100% of the premiums for Extended Health, Dental, and MSP
  • Participation in our RRSP matching program
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance
  • In-house training programs
  • Subsidized or free parking, sheltered bicycle parking, nearby public transit, nearby highway access
  • Summer BBQ's
  • Parts and service discounts
  • Employee referral bonuses
  • Quiet lounges
  • On-site beverages, espresso, lattes, cocoa and more
  • Annual recognition gala
  • Annual kids Christmas party
  • Team building events (Vancouver Sun Run, Tough Mudder)
  • Community Connections Program (company pays for you to volunteer!!!)

Along with a strong staff focus, we encourage participation/critical thinking in problem solving, thinking outside the box, creating new ideas etc., to create a healthy and productive work environment.

For over fifty years, we have provided the best experiences possible to our customers and our employees. This year, we have been named one of "Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers of 2019 & 2020" as announced by the Globe & Mail. Our customer-centric core values help our employees understand and embrace our service commitments to our customers.

If you are interested in growing with a dynamic, customer-focused organization, and looking for career growth, we invite you to send your resume in.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Cowell Auto Group

Cowell Auto Group

For over five decades, Cowell Auto Group has provided the best experiences possible to our customers and our employees. This year, Cowell Auto Group has been named one of "Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers of 2018" as announced by the Globe & Mail.  Cowell Auto Group's people-centric core values help our employees understand and embrace our PurposeFERL (Family, Excellence, Responsibility, Learning) Cowell Promise.

The Cowell Auto Group is Infiniti of Richmond, Cowell Volkswagen, Audi Richmond, and Jaguar Land Rover of Richmond.


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