• Controller

    Job ID
    Pasadena , CA
    Regular Full-Time
    Business Unit
    Business Office Pasadena
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The mission of this position is to contribute to the success of Rusnak Automotive Group (the Company) by working directly with the CFO to ensure the Company is supplied with accurate, timely financial information in compliance with both best practices and The Rusnak Standard.


    Effectively and Efficiently Coordinates Financial Report Review

    • Designs effective reports around directives received from CFO and corporate needs.
    • Assist Corporate Financial Analyst in preparation of monthly reports.
    • Prepares a complete financial statement monthly according to dealership guidelines and within each
      manufacturer's format and time frame. Ensures that all manufacturer accounts, including warranty
      claims, rebates, interest protection and co-op advertising are current and accurate.
    • Interprets the financial statement and the daily operating control (DOC) regularly and informs dealer of
      developing trends.
    • Meets with dealer to evaluate all insurance renewals.
    • Purchases property and liability insurance.
    • Prepares and processes all insurance claims.
    • Supervises the preparation of all information for the CPA in order to minimize audit or review costs.

    Effectively and Efficiently Conducts Franchise Reconciliations and Monthly Closings

    • Reviews and ensures the integrity and accuracy of corporate designed standard reconciliation
      submitted by the business offices.
    • Proposes solutions to issues found in documented findings.
    • Proposes processes for better utilization of DMS in preparation of reconciliations.
    • Participates in the preparation of short- and long-term financial forecasts for the dealership.
    • Provides department managers with detailed financial and management reports.
    • Maintains an effective cash management system that forecasts cash funds and makes
      recommendations for the profitable use of excess cash.
    • Reviews the reconciliation of general ledger accounts with outside sources to ensure proper bank
      reconciliation, reserve accounts, factory payable, and floor plan payable.


    Consistently Monitors Company-Wide Department Compliance

    • Oversee company-wide compliance for all franchises.
    • Oversee consumer compliance regulations companywide for Sales, Service, F&I and Parts
    • Responsible for companywide dealership privacy compliance as it relates to Federal and State
      regulations for Sales, Service, F&I and Parts Department.
    • Evaluate company’s current systems and develop strategies for improving overall compliance.
    • Partner with management to implement recommendations to ensure compliance.
    • Stays abreast of tax code revisions and advises dealer regarding any operational adjustments needed
      to accommodate revisions
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable government finance regulations, including filing and/or
      maintaining of required forms, payroll taxes and deposits, income taxes, retirement plan records, etc.
    • Coordinates annual audit (or review) and physical inventory.

    Effectively and Efficiently Manages Business Office Personnel

    • Ensures that all office personnel are using proper accounting procedures and maintaining accurate
      records and analyses.
    • Supervise and make day-to-day decisions as to all members of the Business Office.



    • Accounting degree
    • (CPA) required
    • At lease 5-10 years of business related Controller experience and/or business related financial


    Bachelor's Degree : Accounting Required

    Licenses Required

    Valid CA Driver License


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