Business Manager / Dealership Controller - Eureka Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Lithia Auto Stores - Eureka, CA3.2


Business Manager / Dealership Controller

We will begin interviewing qualified candidates immediately - all interviews will be kept confidential from current employer.

Lithia Motors, Inc. is a publicly traded automotive retail company [ticker: LAD] with over 180 dealerships, auto stores and service centers across the US. As a leading automotive retailer in all of our markets, our proven record of success comes from the empowerment of our store leadership teams.

As our organization continues to grow, we are currently looking for a Business Manager / Dealership Controller to oversee all dealership accounting functions performed for multiple dealership locations. This position is responsible for the hiring and development of all office and accounting staff within these automotive dealerships. They will work closely with the Area Controller and General Manager to ensure financial controls are in place, operating effectively and understood. This position requires the individual to have the ability to hire, terminate, train, coach, counsel and empower to reach performance expectations and responsibilities.

  • Proven experience building and growing accounting teams
  • 3-5 years bookkeeping and/or accounting experience
  • Strong willingness to adhere to established policies/procedures, and hold others accountable
  • Recruit and maintain a high-caliber staff
  • Knowledge in Excel, Word, Outlook and CDK Global
  • Support key financial control efforts
  • Review and identify profitability opportunities through review of store performance
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Regional Controller, Area Controller, General Managers, and other key operational leaders as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or commensurate experience
  • Experience in leadership roles with increasing degree of responsibility
  • Prior dealership or operational accounting experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and high sense of urgency

If you have been successful building strong teams, possess a high level of integrity and have a strong interest in professional growth beyond your current position - reply now (specific instructions on how to reply below - READ CAREFULLY!

We offer a generous comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful. Our offerings include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Holidays & PTO
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Lithia Learning Center
  • Vehicle Purchase Discounts
  • Wellness Programs

Qualified candidates please READ CAREFULLY before replying to this posting:

With our focus being on candidates who possess current experience, accounting and or controller experience please include the following in your cover letter and include an up-to-date resume.

How many years of experience do you have managing accounting processes?

Are you able to describe your experience in the following areas?

  • processing financial statements
  • managing accounting processes
  • managing personnel processes


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year