Staff Accountant

Drivetime   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 31 days ago

ob 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.

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 CPApreferred)
  • 5 - 4 years overall experience in accounting (auditexperience 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