Automotive Controller Indeed

In by Saamis Employment

Straightline Motor Group
July 3, 2024
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
$65,000–$100,000 a year
  • Medicine Hat


Straightline Motor Group (“SMG”) is seeking a full-time Dealership Controller (“Controller”) at one of our locations in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Controller will live and demonstrate our core values in all daily activities while demonstrating the ability to maintain the accounting functions and financial reporting for the dealership.

Job Overview

The Controller reports to and takes direction from the Chief Financial Officer and the Corporate Group Controller. The primary responsibilities for the Controller are:

  • Manage multiple daily accounting functions such as journal entries, bank reconciliations, AR, AP, intercompany entries, etc.
  • Complete full cycle accounting and month end functions
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and ensure reporting deadlines are met
  • Prepare bank deposits, EFT’s, cheque runs and weekly cash reports
  • Handle the processing and posting of vehicle purchases and sales
  • Prepare and post payroll and related remittances
  • Completion of other payroll related functions such as managing employee files and access, benefits, WCB, and T4’s
  • Reconciliation of bonuses payable, commissions, accrued expense, prepaid expenses, capital assets, floorplan, and warranty statements
  • Assist with and prepare adjustments for annual inventory count
  • Follow company policies, procedures and processes
  • General administrative duties

Educational Requirements:

  • Accounting Diploma required
  • Bachelor of Commerce with a major in accounting preferred
  • Experience in the accounting field would be considered an asset
  • CPA or CPA Candidate is preferred
  • Automotive industry experience would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, provincial and local regulations and laws pertaining to the automotive industry

Your Capabilities:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Strong understanding of accounting terminology
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Advanced excel skills
  • The ability to problem solve and think critically
  • The capacity to pivot as things change and evolve
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Compensation and Benefits:

  • “Shifting the Experience” culture and work environment
  • Competitive Compensation Structure
  • Industry leading benefits and holidays
  • Health spending account
  • Employee discounts on vehicle service, repairs and parts
  • Corporate gym membership rates
  • Training Programs
  • Management Support

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00-$100,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Accounting: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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