: Senior Accounting Manager

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 Senior Accounting Manager is a highly visible and critical position providing leadership to the companys accounting function. This position will report into the Corporate Controller. This role will have ownership of the Companys full consolidated financial statements ensuring that monthly financial statements are complete and accurate. This role will have significant interaction with the business and members of the accounting, finance and FP&A teams. The individual must demonstrate a strong ability to interpret and apply accounting principles in accordance with U.S. GAAP, have experience fully managing the month-end close process at a growing organization, possess strong general ledger system knowledge, provide meaningful reviews and feedback on a broad array of matters, and have excellent project management skills.


  • Manage the month-end close to ensure completeness and timeliness of all deliverables
  • Review month end journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Review monthly and quarterly reporting packages for executive management
  • Coordinate and manage the external audit processes, including quarterly reviews and the year-end audit
  • Manage statutory audit requirements and filings
  • Review and maintain accounting policies as needed
  • Review technical accounting memorandums
  • Provide accounting support for special ad-hoc projects as necessary


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance required, CPA required
  • 8+ years of total accounting experience including previous experience in an Accounting Manager or equivalent position overseeing the close process
  • Previous Big 4 public accounting experience highly preferred
  • Technology/SAAS and public company experience, highly preferred
  • Strong system skills including experience implementing ERP systems or scaling ERP system capabilities in a growing company. NetSuite experience strongly desired.
  • Ability to challenge and improve existing processes through automation and redesign
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills with experience managing and mentoring teams.
  • Excel at project management including ability to establish and consistently meet deadlines of a public company
  • Motivated team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced, forward-moving environment

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.


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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.

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