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Staff Accountant

Cox Automotive

Oceanside, CA
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Cox Automotive
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Job Details

Company Cox Automotive
Title: Staff Accountant
JobID: 1717596
Category: Accounting and Finance
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


Job Scope

This position performs the core financial processes and interacts with other functional areas of the Auction to ensure the accuracy of the key Accounting function including financial statement preparation and review, revenue posting, and purchasing activities.  This position also supports the Controller or Assistant Controller.

Key Responsibilities

• Prepare monthly financial statements; Provide insight and key takeaways for the Controller. 

• Support the monthly financial close process by processing the necessary journal entries and performing the required variance analysis.  Ensure accuracy and timelines with adherence to the 3 day month-end deadline.

• Build strong relationships with other areas of the auction and partner with areas such as Operations, Front Office, Commercial, Reconditioning, Collections and Other Administrative functions.

• Ensure that internal and external customers as well as suppliers are provided with timely and accurate information.

• Review and approve centralized reconciliations performed in Blackline.

• Work with Posting & Procurement (P&P) to ensure charges are posted (revenue) and all purchasing expenses are accrued properly.

• Monitor accounts payable and receivable to ensure payments and charges are processed timely and kept current.

• Review and prepare intracompany transactions with corporate office or with other auction entities as necessary.

• Facilitate correct processing of arbitrations / inherited units.

• Interact with Shared Service Center; regarding adjustments, waived fees, bad debt, split payments, etc.

• Ensure all auction accounting procedures, records, and reports conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

•  Prepare Ad Hoc Analyses and complete projects.

• Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Core Competencies

• Focus on Customer - Promoting and living customer service as a value. Ensuring that the (internal or external) customer’s needs are a driving force behind priorities, decisions, processes, and activities.

• Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and sense of urgency for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

• Develop Self and/or Others - Planning and supporting the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill current or future job responsibilities more effectively.

• Champion Change - Actively engaging and supporting change and innovation by communicating the future-state, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

• Value Others - Gaining other people’s trust by “doing the right thing”, demonstrating openness and honesty, behaving consistently, supporting an inclusive work environment and acting in accordance with legal, moral, ethical, professional, and organizational guidelines in support of our values.


Education & Specialized Knowledge 


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. 

• Strong communication and interaction skills required.

• Effective accounting and organizational skills required.

• Excellent computer and software knowledge essential, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, with Oracle, Hyperion, Blackline and AS400 preferred.

• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports.

• Strong time management skills and ability to meet multiple deadlines.

• Willingness to work a flexible schedule.



• 3-5 years of Accounting/Finance experience.

• Experience in the automobile or Auction industry desirable.

About Cox Automotive


Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Oceanside-4691 Calle Joven

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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