Location Bolton
Brand Honda
Department Finance
Salary Competitive + car
Closing Date 28/09/2019

Dealership Accountant

12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity

We are currently recruiting for a Dealership Accountant based at our Honda dealership in Bolton. The dealership is longstanding and has a loyal customer based and has been refurbished in the last twelve months.

The role will report into a Group Accountant and will work closely with the Dealership Manager to produce monthly management accounts for the site. You will line manage a small team of three and be responsible for their ongoing development. There may be occasions where you are required to support our other Honda dealerships in the division.

As the Dealership Accountant day-to-day, you will be reporting on sales and service financials and be responsible for production of several monthly reports. You will be approachable and offer best practice as well as being a key financial support to the Dealership Manager.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Production of monthly management accounts
  • Weekly cash-flow forecasting
  • VAT calculation & submission
  • Management of the annual audit
  • Annual and periodic budgeting
  • Regular accounts forecasting
  • Maintenance of dealership ledgers
  • Preparation and submission of manufacturer composites
  • Negotiation of any contracts/dealership costs
  • Budget variance reporting
  • All other ad-hoc financial reporting requirements

Your credentials:

We are looking for you to have worked as a Dealership Accountant in the motor trade. You should be a qualified Accountant or should be qualified by experience (QBE). You should be used to getting your sleeves rolled up and you should be used to working in a fast-paced environment. We would also like you to have experience of the following systems:

  • Kerridge
  • ADP Accounts
  • CDK Autoline – revision 8

This role offers the opportunity to embrace change and bring new ways of working, you should be commercial minded and looking for your next challenge. It is often that a role like this become available at one of our most prestigious sites.

The Swansway Group offers a range of benefits including:

  • Holidays that increase with time served + 8 bank holidays
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company life assurance scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts on Swansway Group products and services
  • Opportunity to develop skills further


Swansway Group is a family owned and run motor group. We’ve been in the business over 50 years, so, we know a thing or two about the motor trade; and, more importantly for you, we also know a thing or two about creating a happy, motivated team!

We’ve won lots of awards; some national, some local, some industry, all of them recognise that we’re a dynamic, forward thinking business, delivering an excellent experience whether you’re a customer or an employee.

Our brand partners are synonymous with excellence, innovation and excitement, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Jeep, Volkswagen, Fiat, to name but a few; couple this with our friendly, family feel and values of caring, honest and proud and you‘ll start to see why we’ve featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For List for the last six consecutive years.

No matter, what your role, you’ll become part of the Swansway family, dedicated to delivering exceptional levels of customer and colleague delight.

Join the family; apply today

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