: Director of Tax and Treasury

Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. Were the most-visited car-shopping site in the US and we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride?

The Director, Tax and Treasury reports into the VP of Finance is a highly visible and critical leadership position to the company. This role will have a broad scope of responsibilities across the Tax function which represents about 70% of the role. The remaining 30% will be managing the treasury function. The individual must demonstrate a strong ability to interpret and apply tax guidance and its impact to financial reporting and tax compliance as well as the ability to manage the treasury function effectively. The candidate will be managing the relationship with the companys audit firm and third party advisors as applicable.

What You'll Do:

Tax Function (70%):

  • Lead all tax compliance and filing requirements for CarGurus, including but not limited to:
  • Federal, state, and local income tax compliance
  • Applicable franchise, property, use, and other non-income taxes
  • International tax compliance including Corporate and VAT returns
  • Drive accounting for income taxes for the Company on a quarterly and annual basis, including related financial statement presentation, footnotes, and memos
  • Manage a Sr. Tax Analyst, providing mentorship and effective leadership to support their growth within the company
  • Remain current on changes to tax laws and potential impact to CarGurus and its affiliates
  • Oversee and manage tax audits to drive optimal results for company and update existing practices to mitigate potential future audits
  • Direct tax planning initiatives to support and align with the Companys strategy
  • Ensure timely and accurate estimated/quarterly filings and monitor cash tax impact to cash flow
  • Partner with the business to review new or changes to existing products that could impact Companys tax position
  • Work with M&A team to develop ideal tax structures for potential acquisition targets to properly advise management of tax consequences and opportunities
  • Review Companys Transfer Pricing position and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Partner with external tax advisors in the US and in international jurisdictions
  • Monitor ongoing changes to sales tax landscape

Treasury Function (30%):

  • Management of liquidity and cash assets, overseeing work of Sr. Treasury Analyst
  • Scrutinize and improve weekly, monthly, and long-term Treasury cash forecasts
  • Maintain and improve upon bank relationships with existing banking partners and nurture additional relationships to support the Companys future needs
  • Ensure adequate cash funding in accounts to meet daily liquidity needs
  • Review investment opportunities and seek opportunities in line with Investment Policy and Managements instructions
  • Review FX exposure and implement programs to reduce volatility as needed
  • Review, recommend, design and implement operational improvements
  • Ensure adherence to SOX business controls to eliminate risks for the Company

Who you are:

  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in tax role, with prior management experience
  • Proven track record of managing Teams
  • Prior experience working for a public accounting firm as well as managing the tax function in a publicly traded company required
  • Strong knowledge of reporting requirements in tax provision US GAAP
  • Ability to work simultaneously in the details and present high-level overviews to upper management
  • A high level of analytical and strategic ability is required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • High level of integrity and transparency, while being able to work independently and within budget
  • Expertise in OneSource provision software a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the company

CarGurus Culture: 

At CarGurus, we invest in our peoples professional growth with everything from learning and development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks and benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, and more. That includes equity in the companyour way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

We work hard every day to build the worlds most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace, but trust and transparency dont just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potentialwhere you dont just fit, you thrive. We dont discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada and the UK. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA and London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more.


Employee Testimonials

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I love how supportive people are of testing new ideas. Some are successful and some aren’t. Either way, we learn and the learning is what’s important.

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When building products, we’re empowered to take ownership and innovate. Our dev process is rooted in transparent communication, and we each take an active part in determining our own path within the team.

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Whether we’re seeing how a copy change impacts organic traffic or testing a new way of loading code, it feels great knowing that we’re making a historically painful process—shopping for a new car—that much better.

Joe Burke CarGurus
Joe Burke
Senior Manager of Dealer Relations

The CarGurus sales floor has the most team-first culture of any I’ve sat on during my 13 years in the business, and the product truly sells itself.

Caroline McGuire CarGurus
Caroline McGuire
Business Development Representative

The perks here can’t be beat. Where else do you get free lunch every day, a free gym membership, AND a subsidized T-pass? That’s on top of a fully stocked kitchen, and beer and wine on tap.