Dealership Accountant

Johnsons Cars are one of the UK’s leading independent Franchise Dealership Networks, with 62 multi-award winning Dealerships across the UK. Established in 1999 we have grown rapidly to represent a variety of global car manufacturers with 17 marques in total ranging from Volkswagen to Volvo, Honda, Toyota Lexus and Mazda to Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Hyundai, Seat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Skoda, Suzuki and Ford.

At Johnsons Cars, we maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity at all times and recruits to deliver excellence in customer service with our expertise and enthusiasm. We have a fantastic opportunity available across our network and are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team.

We are looking to recruit a confident and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and team working skills to join our well established and lively team.

Overall purpose:

To produce precise monthly management accounts with supporting schedules and reconciliations.

To embrace all financial procedures and policies and, most importantly, be responsible for protecting company assets especially cash, debtors and stocks.

Meeting manufacturer deadlines with the timely production of the composites and subsequent analysis.

To have a direct input into the control and reduction of costs throughout the Honda & Hyundai dealerships, specifically overheads.

Key Tasks

  • To produce accurate monthly management accounts, along with supporting schedules, to company deadlines.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring accruals and prepayments are accurately recorded and manufacturer bonus’ are regularly reconciled.
  • To supervise the accounting functions within the accounts team.
  • To take responsibility for producing monthly payroll return and addressing staff queries.
  • React to internal and external auditors' requests.
  • To assist in the preparation of regular forecasts.
  • Prepare and complete composite returns to manufacturer deadlines.
  • To follow company procedures on debts and control the debt collection process with the credit controller.
  • Monthly reconciliation of Honda & Hyundai car sales, stock reports, funding reconciliations and vehicle ledgers.
  • Monthly Honda & Hyundai demo write downs and reconciliations, incorporating P11d requirements.
  • Involvement with vehicle and bi-annual parts stock checks.
  • Regular funding reconciliations.
  • Quarterly VAT Audits.
  • To control the company's assets and maintain the fixed assets register.

Special Responsibility

To help develop a culture of honesty and integrity. To be observant and recognise situations where company policies are being broken and act accordingly.


To establish good working relationships with our accounts team, head office staff and site management teams.The Dealership Accountant is expected to proactively assist on-site management with the understanding of accounts produced.

Limits of Authority

To strictly adhere to company policy and procedures over capital expenditure limits and all other expense areas which have quantified limits of authority


Accuracy of work

Meeting deadlines

Management reporting ability

Personal Profile


Ideally degree educated or equivalent


Ideally CIMA or ACCA qualified, however QBE also required.

Additional Skills

Highly computer literate in Excel and Word

Experience of Kerridge DMS – Rev8 & Drive

Man-management skills

Ability to work accurately to tight deadlines

General Experience

3+ years accountant experience within the motor trade.

Ref: JC1213

Working Hours
Location Johnsons Honda Milton Keynes
Benefits Sales
Closing Date 14/06/2022
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