Auto Europe has been a leader in worldwide car rental services for over half a century. Our corporate offices are based in Portland, Maine and we have additional call centers in Munich, Sydney and Lisbon, where we collectively provide support in many languages to customers worldwide.  Due to the pace and complexity of our growing business, we are looking for an Assistant Controller to join our team.

JOB SUMMARY

Our Finance and Accounting team is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation, reporting and analysis of financial results. The team is integral in driving the strategy of the organization as we continue our growth in international markets through expansion of our products and services.

This role will report to the Controller & VP of Accounting at the corporate headquarters in Portland, Maine.  We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits.

Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Oversees timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions for one or more entities.

  • Prepare and/or review general ledger account reconciliations and related controls for US and foreign affiliates as part of the month end close.
  • Perform inter-company accounting processes including cross-company invoices, revaluation, quarterly netting/clearing and balance reporting.
  • Perform the monthly financial consolidation and prepare GAAP and management financial reports.
  • Prepare financial reporting to support contractual and/or covenant requirements.
  • Prepare schedules, memoranda, etc. for the year-end audit and manage the audit process for those entities assigned.
  • Manage and maintain financial system master data.
  • Support the treasury function, such as by performing or reviewing cash forecasting and reporting.
  • Support or lead finance and accounting projects, including system implementations and enhancements.

  1. Engage with other members of the finance team and stakeholders to improve accounting processes, financial reporting, and the Finance and Accounting Team’s service to the rest of the organization.


  1. Research GAAP for accounting guidance of unusual transactions, new and/or updated principles relevant to Auto Europe and propose appropriate accounting policies.


  1. Provide ad hoc reporting, analysis and other finance and accounting duties as assigned.

Competencies - SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) ].
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals across the organization to achieve results.
  • Strong ability to communicate and present complex information at both a high level and detailed level both within the organization and with external business partners.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • Proficiency in SAP (or similar ERP system)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Experience with accounting foreign operations and with foreign currencies preferred

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