Dealership Accountant

Carlisle, UK
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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The Opportunity
A Dealership Accountant is required to join the Swansway family. The role will report into the Financial Controller and will work closely with the General Manager/Head of Business to produce monthly management accounts for the site. You will line manage a small team and be responsible for their ongoing development. There may be occasions where you are required to support our other dealerships in the division.

As the Dealership Accountant day-to-day, you will be reporting on sales and service financials and be responsible for production of several monthly reports. You will be approachable and offer best practice as well as being a key financial support to the Dealership Manager.

You will be responsible for the completion of month end, manufacturer composites and VAT reporting, you will also assist in the production of the monthly payroll cycle.
More about the role:
  • Production of monthly management accounts
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Weekly cash-flow forecasting
  • Annual and periodic budgeting
  • Payroll inputting/sign-off
  • Regular accounts forecasting
  • Maintenance of dealership ledgers
  • Negotiation of any contracts/dealership costs
  • Streamlining of current processes/procedures
More about you:
We are looking for you to have worked as a Dealership Accountant in the motor trade (18 + months). You should be a qualified Accountant or be qualified by experience (QBE). You should be used to getting your sleeves rolled up and you should be used to working in a fast-paced environment. We would also like you to have experience of the following systems:
  • Kerridge - revision 8
  • ADP Accounts
  • CDK Autoline

This role offers the opportunity to embrace change and bring new ways of working, you should be commercial minded and looking for your next challenge. It is often that a role like this become available at one of our most prestigious sites.
A bit more about the family
Founded in 2003 by Michael Smyth and his three sons, David, Peter and John, Swansway has grown from five motor dealerships in Cheshire and the West Midlands to the 20 dealerships we have today. From Birmingham in the South to Carlisle in the North we partner with eleven brands including; Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Honda and many more.

We're expanding our own-brand, Motor Match our used sites, and we don't stop at dealerships; we operate four Volkswagen Group Trade Part Centres, an Accident Repair Centre, a Group Fleet Sales Centre and an eBay shop re-cycling obsolete parts. All this is supported by our Head Office in Crewe.

But, it's not what we do that makes us the company we are, it's how we do it; it's our family heritage that sets us apart, with the Smyth family playing a hands-on role in the day-to-day running of the business; we genuinely care about our customers and our Swansway family and that makes us a great place to work. We live Our caring, honest and proud values which is why our long service boards are brimming with names who've been with us five, ten and fifteen years!
Benefits of working for Swansway Group:
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance (death in service benefit)
  • Holidays that increase with length of service
  • Long service recognition
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual flu jab
  • Discounts on products and services

When you join Swansway, you're joining a family; so, if you enjoy, and thrive, in an inclusive family atmosphere, apply to join us now!
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