Senior Accountant at CarGurus

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Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers.
Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.
CarGurus is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing Accounting Team and support the SEC Compliance function. In this role, you will be involved in the preparation of the quarterly and annual filings and monitoring of the Company’s compliance with Sarbanes Oxley as well as perform month end close tasks. The ideal candidate should be highly detailed and have strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX and the ability to interpret and apply accounting principles. Communication and cross-departmental collaboration are vital in this position.
What You'll Do:

  • Compile quarterly and annual SEC filings in accordance with US GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Assist with the comment process with legal department, management, and auditors
  • Complete annual and quarterly financial statement disclosure checklists
  • Review various press releases and investor relation deliverables that contain financial related information and validate accuracy of associated data
  • Assist the auditors with their testing of financial statement accuracy and gathering appropriate supporting documentation
  • Perform annual risk assessment and ensure proper controls are in place to mitigate identified risks
  • Maintain and update internal control documentation, including flowcharts and narratives
  • Monitor remediation of control deficiencies identified and provide recommendations for process improvements
  • Identify gaps or limitations within our processes and work with management to develop and implement project plans that will resolve these issues
  • Oversee key reports testing and review of SOC-1 reports
  • Facilitate communication with SOX third party consultants and external auditors
  • Prepare equity and other journal entries, supporting schedules and analysis, and reconciliations
  • Assist with ad hoc projects across multiple accounting areas, as needed

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. CPA required.
  • 3+ years public accounting experience, at a Big 4, preferred
  • Experience preparing or reviewing SEC filings including 10-Q/10-K
  • Experience creating or evaluating SOX processes
  • Experience with key report/spreadsheet testing and SOC reports
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and comfort interacting with colleagues in a professional and helpful manner
  • Motivated team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced, forward-moving environment
  • Ability to learn and understand financial accounting systems/software: NetSuite, Donnelly Financial Solutions, AuditBoard, Zuora, and/or Salesforce software experience a plus

CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.
In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI and Dublin, Ireland. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
CarGurus' tech teams solve tough problems — sometimes by questioning the problem itself

What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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