Servicing Canada & the U.S.A. for over 10 years
Automotive Accounting Network
Our team has worked for dealers under OEMs such as General Motors, FCA, Honda, & Ford and operated on DMS systems including Reynolds, Quorum, PBS, & CDK. We can work with any manufacturer and management system.
How is it possible to complete this service remotely?
Through applications like VPN, e-mail, scanner, internet and phone we can complete over 90% of the accounting teams’ functions. Some functions may or may not have to be shuffled to other manager if not already in place such as paying out the floor plan, or approving bank transfers or GST return if access is not granted
Do I need someone on site in my accounting department?
Typically, yes one person is required to manage the mail, files, and other onsite information and organization and filing duties as well as reception. In most cases we work with the controller who is on site however there are cases where we are doing the controller duties.
What concerns do dealers usually have with the service?
Many dealers’ express concerns surrounding bank account and credit card information as well as the Canada revenue related items. While AAN has a strict confidentiality agreement we recognize this concern and don’t require access to the bank or require that specific information at no point will AAN ask for this information all we need is a copy of the daily bank transactions off the summary and a monthly full statement less the bank account details to ensure full reconciliation, another internal manager will require access to do the functions the controller would do if none exists.
For the CRA we can be added to REP the client or another internal manager will be required to submit the returns.
Do we ever go to the stores?
Yes we have been onsite to every client usually when the agreement is signed we will inquire of the staff onsite to ensure the process goes as desired and all accesses are obtained to begin processing, depending on need we do go on site for other reasons as well.
Do you do payroll?
Payroll is not our core service but as Controllers and Office Managers we have run payroll many times on pay works or our clients inhouse payroll systems such as classic software, this is something we can do as part of our service but not as a separate component all together, ultimately we would enter the data given by the authorized manager onsite and review basic deductions were taken as per the CRA or other inhouse requests.
What are the benefits of the service?
Many of our clients experience a reduction in their admin costs, as well as stability within the department especially for our clients who experience higher than usual turnover due to remote locations. For these dealers while the savings is always attractive the consistency within the department was a relief, less turn over meant less training, interviews, and paperwork, leaving more time for other projects or oversight for the remaining staff.
Where do we provide services?
All of Canada and the USA.