Sydney, NS

Venor is thrilled to partner with our client MacIntyre Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited, as we search for a highly skilled Controller. Nestled in the heart of Sydney Cape Breton, MacIntyre Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited boasts an outstanding reputation, consistently exceeding customer expectations by seamlessly guiding them to their ideal vehicles at the perfect price.

Reporting directly to the Dealer and General Manager, As the Dealership Controller, you will be responsible for financial reporting, budget, and forecast preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures for the accounting operations of the dealership. As the controller, you will coordinate the preparation of statements, analyze results, and provide accurate and timely reporting to management. The Controller is a key member in leading the dealership’s finance and accounting team, and plays a pivotal role in team building, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting, and providing valuable insight and financial analysis to senior management to support the organization’s objectives. 

What You’ll Be Doing

Financial Operations and Compliance 

  • You will oversee and review accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll while providing guidance, training, and support to your team 
  • Evaluating and developing business protocols to increase process efficiencies, maintain and strengthen internal controls 
  • Being responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements, monthly expense analysis, and monthly balance sheet analysis and reconciliations (Bank Rec’s) 
  • Managing and complying with government reporting requirements, HST/QST/PST, WSIB, and other regulated filings as required 
  • Preparing and filing various dealership reports such as, but not limited to, Finex, Performance Group Supplemental report, OEM Account Reconciliation reports 
  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of store budgets and financial forecasts and report variances 
  • Preparing quarterly/annual financial reports 
  • Organizing information and statements for audits performed by external auditors 
  • Monitoring bank account balances and transactions (Positive Pay) 
  • Organizing and approving payroll, including bonus and commission payments and reconciliations. Complete all supporting reports following company policy 

Department Management 

  • You will provide leadership and guidance to the team 
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that high levels of productivity and quality are maintained 
  • You will deliver effective training sessions that support growth, and ensure relevant knowledge and skills are transferred 

Industry (Automotive) Specific 

  • You will be responsible for reconciling the Parts Inventory monthly and annually, following company policy 
  • Overseeing Demo Vehicles, preparing monthly reports, and accident notifications 
  • Preparing used-car monthly inventory counts 
  • Other duties and reports as required 

What We’re Looking For

The Ideal candidate has 

  • An Accounting designation or an equivalent combination of related experience and education 
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field 
  • A minimum 5 years of accounting experience in a senior accounting or financial management role 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills 
  • The ability to be Self-motivated and self-directed 

What’s In It For You

  • Extended health care benefits
  • Vision care benefits 
  • On-site parking 

At Venor and MacIntyre Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited, we embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

Interested candidates can reach out to Ian Sullivan via Ian@venor.ca and James Willies at james@venor.ca  for more information.

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