Vacancy: Financial Accountant - Galway Branch

You are a qualified accountant (ideally), practice trained in accounts, with strong commercial acumen, who is eager to grow your career in a fast-growing company under the guidance of the Finance Director.

You can quickly master management information systems.

You have great people skills and are looking for an opportunity to grow with an existing team over the next 2 years to become the Financial Controller and a key member of our management team in Galway.

If this describes you we would love to talk to you about this exciting opportunity within our group.

This is a permanent role, 5-days per week on-site.

The Western Motors Group are a leading national vehicle dealership for Volkswagen Passenger, Volkswagen Commercial, Skoda, SEAT, CUPRA & Mercedes-Benz Commercials Aftersales, with dealer locations in both Galway and Drogheda. We are rising to the challenges of our ever changing and growing industry and embracing the Volkswagen Group drive of digital transformation in mobility, modernising and digitalising the entire company in the process, so this really is an exciting time to come on board.

Our culture at the Western Motors Group is to build a team ethos of mutual respect, an agreed operating strategy and a constant desire to deliver an exceptional customer experience as repeat custom is our constant goal.


  • Preparation of monthly management accounts to Trial Balance

  • Updating and reconciling nominal ledger accounts.

  • Preparation of bank reconciliations on a Monthly basis.

  • Assisting with the analysis of monthly activity and reconciliation of various accounts.

  • Reconciliation of vehicle stocking accounts.

  • Participating in various other activities as required.


  • Qualified or part qualified accountant, perhaps wishing to make the practice to industry jump.

  • Have proven experience in preparation of accounts.

  • Commercially astute, technically fit, have strong administrative and IT skills, especially Excel.

  • Have strong motivation and organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise work.

  • Have good attention to detail and accuracy of work.

  • Have a positive & enthusiastic attitude and work as well as part of a team.

  • Have flexibility in approach to work, the role is hands on in nature.

  • Have strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Previous motor industry experience is an advantage but not a requirement.

This role is full time and is on-site at our Galway branch.

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Closing date for this position is 2nd November 2022


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Car Grades Explained
95% as new condition/100% as new to drive/ min two year warranty
Less than 50,000 km’s
Thoroughly prepared used car/ excellent mechanical condition/ a minimum of 1 year warranty
Less than 120,000 km’s
Reasonable mechanical and cosmetic condition/ a minimum of 6 months warranty
Less than 150,000 km’s
A Part Exchanged/Trade In – only sold on to Trade
Only applicable to Trade In Self Appraisals – scrapped or sold to Trade where possible

As our Digital Dealership grows we know that more buyer confidence is needed throughout the online buying process and to assist we have introduced the Western Motors Group Used Car Grading System. The system has been devised to offer more transparency to our customers and to provide an easy guide as to the quality of the used car being sold.