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Premier WNY organization has an immediate need for a Controller.



  • Is a key manager in the operation of the Accounting Department.
  • Provides analytical, administrative, and financial information to the company owners and high level managers.
  • Knows proper accounting methods and instructs his or her team members in those methods.
  • Participates in discussions with managers to assist them in achieving their respective objectives.
  • Maintains the most up-to-date profit and loss information available in a timely manner.
  • Initiates discussions with General Managers to provide them with advice and support that will help them to achieve their respective dealership objectives.
  • Works with other managers in planning, forecasting trends, reviewing and revising plans on an ongoing basis and initiates such discussions as necessary.
  • Promotes the development of his or her team members.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of retail facility sales, profits, and expenses under his/her responsibility.
  • Conducts long-term planning for those franchises assigned to him/her.
  • Participates in meetings or initiates meetings to discuss decisions affecting all dealerships.
  • Is able to take on special projects and have them completed within the required time frame.
  • Continually looks to implement and develop more efficient means of operation.
  • Develops and implements internal financial controls.
  • Is capable of conveying necessary information (in writing and verbally) to company managers when requested.
  • Must be capable of working independently to effectively manage his or her time and work flow.
  • Is a leader in many ways; is decisive and capable of conveying necessary information to other leaders.
  • Is willing and able to keep communication lines open with leaders and team members and consider different viewpoints and recommendations as part of the decision making.



As an Upper Level Manager

  • Is highly analytical with much time spent planning, analyzing and synthesizing financial data.
  • Requires the completion of numerous routine reports
  • Interacts consistently with leaders and team members to exchange and coordinate the flow of paperwork and information.
  • Recruits, hires, and develops employees
  • Is responsible for the finance reporting and general ledgers of the select franchises


Management/ Business Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal regulations and laws
  • Ability to administer payroll
  • Ability to administer purchase orders and fixed assets
  • Ability to establish and maintain key filing systems including financial records and team member folders
  • Ability to conduct basic financial analysis
  • Leadership skills including delegation, empowerment, coaching, supervision, organizing and planning
  • Interpersonal skills including conflict resolution (both interdepartmental and intradepartmental)
  • Ability to take an interest in team members including proactively promoting their appropriate development
  • Working knowledge of bank and insurance terminology and processes
  • Knowledge of computer systems for data analysis and management reporting

Strong knowledge of accounting application and methods (Debits and Credits)

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Joe LaLonde


Reference: JOB-11872

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Rochester
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$100000 - $115000