• Cox Automotive Canada
  • 8277 Lawson Rd, Milton, ON, Canada
  • Oct 15, 2020
Full time Accounting Administration Customer Service Management

Job Description

Primary Location: 8277 Lawson RdMiltonON, CA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 206681



The Finance Accounting Manager provides leadership and direction for the financial processes, activities and internal controls of the Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Credit and Collections and other Shared Services functions. This position reports to the Market Controller and is located in the Milton/Mississauga area.  The Finance Accounting Manager is the trusted advisor to the Finance Leadership team and other Managers and will act as the liaison with the US and offshore Accounts Payable processing teams. The Finance Accounting Manager is responsible for meeting Service Level Agreements and ensuring the accuracy of financial information. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work under tight deadlines, have a high level of accounting expertise while managing a fast paced, evolving business environment. The position demands frequent interactions with all levels of the organization.


Primary Duties/Key Responsibilities


  • Independently manage the Accounts Payable and Purchasing functions in a high-volume workflow Oracle system, including imaging and image verification processes

  • Manage the Credit and Collections processes including credit decisions, bad debt policy and reserves and all collection activities

  • Effectively recruit, train and lead the team and provide regular communication and feedback. Focus on developing and training team members and ensuring high levels of engagement

  • Develop and implement goals and priorities for the team, including work scheduling, prioritizing and meeting month end deadlines

  • Regularly prepare and present information to the Finance Leadership Team on Service Levels, productivity and process improvement

  • Improve, document and implement efficient and effective Policies and Procedures documentation and training materials

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting systems and assist internal and external auditors in performing reviews and audits of accounting records

  • Review and control system access to ensure appropriate internal controls

  • Be knowledgeable on recovery and reducing exposure for GST, QST and PST

  • Work on year end income tax audit schedules

  • Work with cash flow projections and cash management

  • Work on special projects and prepare ad hoc reports and analysis as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management




  • Strong leadership, communication, and interaction skills required
  • Effective and competent management, accounting, and organizational skills required
  • Excellent computer and software knowledge essential, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.   Oracle, Hyperion, SAP, Blackline and AS400 knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • 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
  • Experience in a multiple business unit environment preferred
  • Experience in the automotive industry desirable
  • Preference will be given to bilingual candidates (French/English)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • CPA certification or MBA required
  • 7-10 years of Accounting/Finance experience in positions with increasing responsibilities
  • Previous Accounts Payable Management or Controller experience preferred

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto.


About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at   

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.