Cars.com is seeking a Staff Accountant on a long-term basis who can grow with the company.  We offer employees opportunities to increase their skill sets and marketability as accounting professionals.  Cars.com recently became a stand-alone public company in June 2017.  Employees will gain experience navigating the new processes and procedures required for a public company including re-aligning financial reporting and helping with SEC public filings.  This position reports to the Financial Reporting Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learn nVision PeopleSoft reporting tool used for internal financial statements
  • Update and improve financial reports and processes
  • Compile and remit financial information and help provide variance explanations as part of the close process
  • Tie-out and review SEC filings such as the 10-Q and 10-K reports
  • Perform ad hoc reports and analysis for the Controller and CFO, and other projects as needed
  • Support external financial audit requests
  • Coordinate with internal audit team on Sarbanes-Oxley testing and other internal control improvements and documentation
  • Responsible for preparing and recording journal entries related to assigned departments which includes reviewing and preparing analysis to support journal entries
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations
  • Create process documentation for new and existing processes

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and collaboration/interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong problem solving, organization, analytical and time management abilities
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline oriented environment
  • Must be a self-starter and have a strong ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to follow through on initiatives for complete resolution
  • Ability to work independently and also effectively within a team
  • Strong computer skills including Word and Excel, including complex excel formulas, pivot tables, v-lookups and linked files

 REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or plans to sit for the CPA
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