Director, Corporate Accounting



Position:  Director, Corporate AccountingCompany:  Cox Automotive Retail SolutionsLocation:  Lake Success, NY

Website:   http://www.coxautoinc.comCOMPANY BACKGROUND/CULTURE

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands.

The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive,

key responsiblities

The Director, Corporate Accounting will be responsible for the accurate presentation of the Cox Automotive Retail Solutions financial statements including the integration and consolidation of the overall accounting practice.  This individual will also lead implementing and maintaining consistent accounting policies and control environments across the business.                                                                     

The ideal candidate will serve as subject matter expert for technical accounting matters that arise within the business units and shared services.  Includes establishing control environment that supports identification, monitoring, and compliance with U.S. GAAP as it pertains to technical accounting matters.                                                                                                               

As the Director of Accounting, the individual will have responsibility of the following:

  • Accounting policy through direct collaboration with Corporate Accounting team.
  • Integration of business unit accounting teams including strategic alignment thereof.
  • Consolidated financial statements and related account reconciliations / income statement review.
  • Implementation and subsequent maintenance of internal control environment.
  • Shared service accounting function located in Lake Success, NY.
  • Consolidated chart of account rollout and subsequent governance.
  • Monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process.
  • Intercompany accounting.
  • Internal and external audits where applicable.  
  • Serve as Corporate Accounting Liaison working with leadership team in Atlanta, Georgia and other afflicted offices.  Travel will be less the 20% of the time.
  • Partner with Director, Accounting Operations (Lead to Cash), Corporate Assistant Controller, and Corporate Controller on all solution team and consolidated accounting matters.                                                                                                             



  • Eight plus years of experience in building and developing a track record of high performance accounting teams in a fast-paced organization.       
  • Successful progression of more responsible experience in accounting, finance and financial statement preparation.
  • Developing programs and expense budgets            
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) including IFRS and new pronouncements.                              
  • Design and prepare complex financial analyses and reports for use in the monthly and quarterly closing processes.                                   
  • Strong management and organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.                          
  • Self-starter, high energy, results oriented, detail oriented individual a must.
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of accounting systems including SAP and Oracle preferred.                                       
  • Proven capacity to work with senior management teams and work with multiple stakeholders’ expectations and multiple office locations.                                             
  • Demonstrated experience with gaining improvements in the efficiency of the close process through automation, collaboration, documentation, and other process improvements.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-NY-Lake Success-1111 Marcus Avenue

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing