Job ID 2022-24687
Job Location US-FL-Springfield
Category Sales Management
Type Regular Full-Time

More Information About This Job




We are looking to add a qualified CONTROLLER to support our Pensacola, FL/Panama City, FL dealerships. Group 1 is a Fortune 300 company that owns and operates automotive dealerships and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. We offer our associates a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support. If you are in alignment with our values of integrity, transparency, professionalism, teamwork and respect - now might be the time for you to accelerate your career as part of the best company in automotive retail. Apply today or refer a qualified friend.

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities


  • Prepares a complete financial statement monthly according to dealership guidelines and the manufacturer’s format and time frame.
  • Reconciles select accounts monthly.
  • Interpret and complete the financial statement and submit it to the manufacturer
  • Provides sales and expense analysis for dealership(s).
  • Ensures that all manufacturer accounts including warranty claims, rebates, interest, protection and co-op advertising accounts are current and accurate.
  • Prints monthly journals, schedules and general ledger. Closes month by processing accounting month end.
  • Participates in the preparation of short and long term forecasts.
  • Assists in completion of annual audit.
  • Ensures compliance with all government regulations.
  • Stays abreast of current factory incentives and codes deliveries on dealership computer system accordingly.
  • Compiles information and prepares reports as requested by management and/or dealer principal.
  • Meets with each GM/department manager once a month to review the financial statement pointing out conditions which should be improved.
  • Analyzes and organizes office operations and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and three or more years’ experience as a Controller or seven years’ experience as a Controller if no degree.
  • Automotive dealership experience preferred
  • Proficient at operating a personal computer including Microsoft Office: E-mail, Excel and Word.
  • ADP Dealer Services Experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Great attitude with high-energy personality.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Professional appearance and work ethic.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a process driven environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record.

*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*

Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.