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 CarGurus.com 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 member of the Payroll team the Payroll Specialist will support the build-out and launch of Bi-weekly and Semi-Monthly Payroll. This team will be focused on ensuring that our entire organization, both domestically and internationally, are paid in a timely manner. The Payroll Analyst role will be a critical part of CarGurus, responsible for building out weekly reports and leading key yearly projects.

What you'll do

  • Assist with Organizational-wide payrolls (USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada).
  • Collect data and payroll information across the entire company.
  • Entering data into Workday HRIS for payroll processing.
  • Maintaining accurate records of payroll documentation and transactions.
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Maintain employees’ tax allocations in Workday HRIS.
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate post-processing.
  • Ensure employee’s hours are submitted and approved in Workday HRIS.
  • Assist with amendments and year-end reporting process (W-2, W-2c, 1095c).
  • Build ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed.
  • Prepare journal entry reports for the international payrolls.
  • Process off-cycle and manual payments.
  • Manage the payroll inbox.
  • Respond to all payroll inquiries timely and accurately.
  • Complete employment verifications.
  • Report to the Payroll Manager regarding daily activities and issues.
  • Assist in all internal and external audits.
  • Assist the People Operations team with special projects as required.
  • Assist with completion of equity payroll transactions.

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-4 years of hands-on experience processing multi-state and multi-cycle payrolls.
  • Solid understanding of payroll standard methodologies.
  • Understanding of tax as it relates to payroll, tax allocations, fringe benefits, employee benefits, and equity grants.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel.
  • Experience with Workday HRIS.
  • Strong work ethic with a great teammate mentality.
  • Professional with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Capacity for decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills.
  • Familiarity with FLSA and record-keeping requirements.


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 also encourage you to tell your recruiter if you require accommodations to participate in our hiring process due to a disability so we can provide the appropriate support. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus. #LI-Hybrid

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