Senior Financial Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will partner with executive leadership throughout the company in driving growth and decision-making through financial analysis, strong leadership capabilities and empowerment to own and drive forward new processes. This position will play a pivotal role in supporting the Marketplace business and products with specific focus on the Marketing organization. This person will collaborate heavily with accounting on month-end close, reporting, and variance analytics, while also supporting the business in short-term forecasting, long-term modeling and ad hoc analyses.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead financial reviews with various executive level business leaders in support of reporting, budgeting, and forecasting deliverables.
  • Become a trusted business partner to assigned functions, such as Marketing, Finance, HR, Legal & Executive, etc. and become their main finance support.
  • Ensure that forecast/plans for assigned functions are entered into Adaptive planning tool in a timely manner for on-time delivery of corporate deliverables.
  • Provide thoughtful and comprehensive financial analyses to business partners, bringing to bear various data sources to drive informed decisions within the Company.
  • Support Accounting's close process, including review and analysis of the general ledger, monthly accruals, and provide variance explanations for your assigned areas.
  • Assist FP&A Managers and Directors with ad hoc projects, analyses preparation, commentary, and presentation materials as needed.
  • Respond to ad hoc financial analyses, special projects, and other similar or related duties as required or requested.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred) in Finance, Economics, or a related major required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated business experience in a financial analysis role.
  • Consistently demonstrate behaviors that reflect initiative, intelligence, strong attention to detail, and integrity in striving for continuous improvement
  • Deep understanding of GAAP and interpretation of financial statements.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees effectively and professionally to achieve results.
  • Strong Excel and financial modeling skills.
  • Experience with Adaptive Planning and NetSuite a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and standout colleague.

Working at CarGurus
We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all
CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.