An automotive accountant interprets, compiles, and maintains automotive accounting information for dealerships. They typically work in an accounting office within an automotive group and spend their days analyzing financial data, general ledger accounts, and financial records for accuracy. They leverage accounting software to prepare financial statements, oversee accounts payable and bookkeeping tasks. They create respective reports and perform other office duties that support dealership accounting processes, as needed. An automotive accountant may work in an automotive industry headquarters office or dealership management group in a part-time or full-time capacity.