Fort Lauderdale, Florida

AutoNation Headquarters

The Manager, Marketing Spend Operations will be responsible for overseeing and managing the departmental accounting, marketing channel spend reconciliations and allocations, and the intercompany allocation process. This individual should have strong accounting, reporting and analytical background. Should be able to adhere to all reporting deadlines, including but not limited to month-end close, intercompany, and accounts payable deadlines. This individual will report to the Marketing Operations Senior Manager and will work with Corporate Marketing Channel owners, Corporate Accounting, and various Shared Service Center teams.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the financial accounting and reporting objectives of the month-end close process for all Departments falling under the Corporate Marketing umbrella.
  • Leads the vendor invoice reconciliation process for Corporate Marketing. This will include reviewing spend and allocation variances, updating Marketing Spend Database with actual spend data, and preparing monthly accruals in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Directs the budgeting, forecast, and accounting processes for the Corporate Affairs and Communications departments. Provides strategic guidance to the Marketing Operations Analysts.
  • Oversees the execution and maintenance of the marketing amortization schedule including the reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts and the documentation requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Leads store advertising audit to reduce marketing spend and increase spend compliance
  • Develop and produce monthly financial reports for Marketing Leadership and Channel Owners. Provide key variance explanations and performs the key analysis on monthly reports.
  • Review and ensure all Corporate Marketing processes are in compliance with Company policies.
  • Conduct spend reviews and evaluations for spend risk and cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Review, facilitate, and communicates the intercompany marketing allocations to Region Leadership.

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent, Master degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting preferred.
  • 5-7 years related work experience or 2 years managerial experience
  • Strong MS Excel skills. Experience with Hyperion preferred.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with all levels of management and staff and maintain solid relationships.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Persistence (in a pleasant manner).
  • Ability to learn quickly and multitask.
  • Experience working with manufacturers and suppliers preferred.
  • Large Retail Company experience preferred.

Company Overview

As America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates’ professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We’ve sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research.
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Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.
AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

As America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions.  We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates’ professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We’ve sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.

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