Job Description

Cars.com is a leading online destination that offers information from experts and consumers to help car shoppers and owners buy, sell and service their vehicles. With more than 40 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com offers millions of new and used vehicle listings, reviews, unbiased editorial content, and a wide range of shopping tools. Despite being 21 years old, Cars.com has maintained its startup culture as a fun, fast-paced environment with highly-engaged employees who are committed to constant innovation. Cars.com’s workforce has access to growth and career development opportunities, health and wellness programs, an attractive compensation and benefits package and more. Cars.com has been—and will continue to be—a great place to work.  

Cars.com is seeking a Financial Analyst to join a team responsible for forecasting our financial results, budgeting, analyzing business decisions, and being a key business partner to all areas of the business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing deliverables for rolling 15-month forecasts, annual budgets, multi-year strategic planning, strategic acquisitions, divestitures, etc. including full income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow, and other key metrics
  • Capital planning and reporting
  • Producing monthly and quarterly financial variance reporting of actuals to forecast, budget and prior year 
  • Turning variance analysis into business intelligence to inform senior management and improve forecasting and budgeting accuracy
  • Upholding consistent standards for all aspects of Financial Planning and Reporting
  • Collaborating with other Finance organizations to ensure no duplication of effort and no gaps in responsibility
  • Collaborating cross-functionally across all areas of the business not only for forecasting and budgeting, but also for ad hoc projects

Required Skills & Competencies

  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail and strong focus on accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to follow set standards in order to maintain consistency of deliverables
  • Desire to continuously improve, learn, including beyond just his/her area of responsibility. Continuously seeking ways to do things better, faster, with less manual intervention
  • Ability to self-teach and work independently
  • Ability to utilize constructive feedback to improve personal and professional growth
  • Passionate, energetic, approachable with a positive, low-ego, can-do demeanor
  • Highly adaptable team player; ability to pivot quickly depending on the needs of the business
  • Self-motivated with strong ability to motivate others
  • Clear, concise communicator that can adapt message as appropriate for the intended audience
  • Desire to progress through career with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite; highly advanced Excel and modeling skills are critical
  • Working knowledge of accounting concepts

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting or finance, including relevant experience within financial planning and reporting
  • MBA or CPA preferred

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