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Senior Manager, Accounting

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Finance

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 4709 W 96th St, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Cox Automotive is hiring a Senior Manager, Accounting to support the Fleet Services Brands. The Senior Manager, Fleet Services is a critical leadership position that oversees the execution of all major accounting functions across Dickinson Fleet Services, Interstate Truck Center, and Trudell / Great Dane Trailers.  This position reports directly to the Director, Mobility Accounting CoE and serves as a partner by engaging with business leaders within the Company to anticipate business issues and drive strong decision making through sound financial management and application of accounting expertise.

The Senior Manager is responsible for the accounting operations of Fleet Services encompassing financial transaction processing, financial close, accounting policy and procedures and compliance with and ensuring the effectiveness of our internal controls.  The Senior Manager ensures the accurate and timely preparation of financial data in the ERP general ledger in accordance with the US GAAP, and serves as the primary point for process certification of the solution group Accounting results.

A focus on continuous improvement including the enhancement of accounting processes, policies, and procedures is essential to success in this position. Ongoing individual development within the accounting organization is another critical success factor including the ability to transform and adapt the accounting organization to the Company’s shifting business model and strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

Accounting Operations :

  • Lead an accounting team of Managers, Senior Accountants, Staff Accountants and engage with Business Process Outsource teams for General Ledger functions; responsibility includes recording P&L related activity to multiple entities. 

  • Oversee revenue and expense activities recorded to various entities P&L’s including Journal Entry approval, ensuring all items are accurately recorded.

  • Oversee the operational excellence and quality of the Accounting CoE functions which includes general accounting (JE prep and approval, trend analysis, month end close processes, financial reviews, stakeholder engagement, and reconciliations).

  • Ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and consistency of the accounting for financial statements for both internal and external reporting in accordance with policy, GAAP and statutory or government reporting guidelines.

  • Create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting operations.

  • Proactively assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities and procedures relating to all aspects of the accounting group.  Responsible for tracking and meeting those goals and ensuring adherence to those policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service to Cox Automotive business operations and finance.

  • Provide timely response and adjustments to audit requests on an on-going basis.

Interna l Controls and Compliance:

  • Monitor proper accounting and financial reporting internal controls as well as key operational management controls.

  • Provide GAAP guidance and support to the organization to ensure compliance.

  • Monitor and assess current trends and emerging developments within the field and practice of accounting to ensure the Company’s compliance and preparedness.

  • Support external audit efforts between the accounting team and the external audit firm for preparation of the external audit and responds to audit requests in a timely manner.

Accounting Leadership & Organizational Development:

  • Build and enhance a strong team that provides proactive support and results-driven execution of responsibilities to meet the current and future needs of the business.

  • Remain abreast of best practices and trends relevant to accounting and related technologies.

  • Identify, lead, and participate in projects to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Company's accounting function and processes.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and key corporate customers, ensuring they understand and value the services provided by the Enterprise Accounting team and respond to feedback regarding opportunities for improvement.

  • Manage and coach employees to increase engagement and strengthen professional development. Continually strives to develop talent within the accounting organization to promote individual development and career growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance with 8+ years of experience in accounting functions and processes. A candidate may also have a Master's Degree iwth 6+ years of experience or a Ph.D. with 3+ years of experience.

  • MBA and/or CPA preferred

  • 3+ of successfully leading an accounting team or department.

  • Previous experience in consolidation, integration or due dilegence strongly preferred.

  • Proven ability to drive process improvements.

  • Ability to effectively lead change.

  • Proven track record to deliver high levels of customer service.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • Oracle financial experience required.

  • Karmak financial experience preferred.

  • Experience in a Shared Service Center environment preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, financial reporting

  • Ability to understand business strategy and translate into effective tactical plans.

  • Proven skills in process improvement and/or gaining efficiencies through technology.

Work Environment:

  • Some travel required.

Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


Compensation includes a base salary of $117,300.00 - $195,500.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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