Accounting Manager

Barry Automotive - Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - Ephrata, WA


Barry Automotive is seeking an experienced Financial Controller with strong bookkeeping, accounting and management experience. Automotive industry experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a successful history of progressive responsibility in the Automotive Accounting field and impeccable credentials.

This position reports directly to the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Responsibilities include monitoring all day to day store transactions for accuracy and timely completion, leading a team with focus on customer service, analyzing operational budgets and recommending cost savings initiatives.


  • Uphold and maintain confidential records and information.
  • Operate all accounting in accordance with GAAP.
  • Full oversight of all Human Resource functions.
  • Responsible to maintain current and compliant knowledge of regulations regarding personnel administration.
  • Analyze and forecast profitability and expenses.
  • Manage, maintain and ensure compliance for all required Business Licenses.
  • Responsible for all matters relating in generation of in-house payroll and related benefits.
  • Oversee reconciliation of all accounts, schedules, and various bank statements.
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial statements in accordance with requirements and guidelines.
  • Filing of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Taxes, both State and Federal.
  • Maintain the integrity of the current accounting processes.
  • Responsible to staff, train, and retain competent and experience personnel
  • Submit to annual audit by outside CPA

Position Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or like degree required


Background of progressive responsibility in automotive accounting.

Solid experience in all aspects of managing a dealership accounting office.

Must have the ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.

Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal

Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.

Ensure policies/procedures are followed

Maintain a can-do, positive, helpful, encouraging attitude

Ability to act with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Prior dealership controller experience a plus

Five plus years bookkeeping and/or accounting experience required

Strong willingness to adhere to policies/procedures, and hold others accountable

Ability to recruit and maintain a high-caliber staff

Knowledgeable in Excel, Word, Outlook and DMS systems.

Physical Requirements:

Must be mentally and physically fit for duty and have the ability to pass a credit check, background check and drug test.

About the Organization:

Barry Automotive is a family owned and operated business that has existed in Ephrata since 1980. Barry Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, Ram is the largest Chrysler dealership in Central Washington for fleet, commercial and work-ready vehicles. With a used car facility in Wenatchee, Barry has a large inventory of vehicles to meet every customer’s need.

At Barry, our employees are our greatest assets. We welcome your unique experiences skills and passion. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Barry Automotive.

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Full benefits package with medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid Holidays & PTO
  • Matching retirement plan after vesting period
  • Chrysler Academy Learning Center
  • Vehicle and Service Purchase Discounts

Job Type: Full-time


  • Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Bookkeeping: 3 years (Required)
  • Human Resources: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)