Special Projects Accountant in Charlotte, NC at Sonic Automotive

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    4401 Colwick Road
    Charlotte, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/9/2018

Job Description

Company Overview: 
Sonic Automotive is a Fortune 500 company and is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States. Sonic Automotive operates in 15 states, is comprised of over 100 dealerships, and represents 29 different brands of automobiles. These dealerships provide numerous services, including sales of new and used cars; sales of replacement parts; vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and collision-repair services; and arrangement of extended-warranty, financing, and insurance contracts for the company's customers. In June 2014, Sonic opened a Shared Services Center located in Charlotte, NC.

Job Summary:
The Special Projects Accountant will work in the Accounts Payable department of the Sonic Automotive Shared Services Center.   This position will be responsible for completing various accounting functions related to accounts payable as assigned by the AP Supervisor. 
Job Description:
•Propose journal entries for centrally billed expenses to move expenses to dealership books from corporate books•Pursue vendors for enrollment into Sonic’s epayables program•Maintain vendor relationships for epayables program•Complete epayables monthly reconciliation•Write and review various SOPs for the Shared Services Center•Prepare digital disbursements flat files to be processed by Bank of America•Process factory invoices for dealerships•Administration of PCard, travel card and fleet card programs including:oProposing journal entriesoProposing month end accrualsoCommunications to dealerships for deadlinesoTraining of new card users in the fieldoReconciliationsoIssuance of new cardsoResearch fraudulent transactions•Propose month end accrual entries•Seek out efficiencies that can be gained to help Sonic become more profitable•Take initiative to seek out new projects and take on a leadership role with said projects•Always provide excellent customer service
Minimum Qualifications:
•Work habits that are customer-centric and committed to exceeding the customer's needs•Ability to organize work and be extremely detail oriented•4-year accounting degree or equivalent experience•CPA or CPA eligible is a plus•Experience in a financial accounting or shared services role•Proficiency with Microsoft Excel•Good verbal and written communication skills•Ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, drug test and credit report•Ability to own a process and bring new ideas to the table
Desired Experience:
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the automotive industry, experience with CDK DMS software, or experience in a shared services environment.


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