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The Senior Technical Accountant will be a critical member of the accounting team as they will draft CarGurus accounting policies, procedures, & positions on a range of accounting topics, including the implementation & compliance with new accounting standards. This position will have significant interaction with the business & accounting & FP&A team members & provides an opportunity to demonstrate the skills to interpret & apply accounting principles. Our candidate can clearly translate sophisticated accounting matters to various audiences, including those outsides of finance.

What you will do:

  • Maintain & update technical accounting positions memos & detail new positions memos.
  • Assess the impact of new & proposed accounting pronouncements & standards to ensure compliance with SEC & GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries & reconciliations.
  • Assist in drafting portions of Form 10-Q & 10-K disclosures.
  • Research SEC filings including reviewing disclosure checklist for Form 10-Q & 10-K.
  • Assist with the successful completion of the year-end audit & quarterly review.
  • Provide accounting support for special ad-hoc projects as the need arises.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with approximately 2+ years of experience in public accounting, or a mix of public accounting & public company work experience.
  • CPA is required & big 4 public accounting experience is highly preferred.
  • Technology/SAAS experience highly preferred.
  • Strong project management with proven track record of establishing & consistently meeting timelines.
  • Motivated phenomenal teammate with the ability to work in a fast-paced, forward-moving environment.
  • Ability to learn & understand financial accounting systems/software: NetSuite software experience is a plus.

We recognize that flexibility plays a critical role in enabling our people to thrive in both their personal & professional lives. We currently welcome Gurus into our Cambridge, MA office on a voluntary basis but do not require employees to physically be in the office. We will adopt a hybrid working model when health experts & government officials in our local communities deem it safe to do so. Specific arrangements within this model will be up to team leaders discretion; we encourage you to discuss your questions & needs during the interview process.

All US CarGurus employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. This helps us to safeguard the health of our employees & their families, our customers & visitors, & the community at large.


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