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 FP&A Analyst to join the 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:

  • Producing monthly and quarterly financial variance reporting of actuals to forecast, budget and prior year 
  • Collaborating with business partners to identify business drivers of revenue and expenses to develop rolling 15-month outlooks, forecasts, annual budgets. 
  • Turning variance analysis into business insights to better inform senior management to make critical business decisions and improve forecasting and budgeting accuracy
  • Providing insights and counsel to key business partners to ensure that performance targets are achieved in the most efficient means possible
  • Leveraging current performance reporting to conduct sensitivity analysis, trend analysis, business case modeling, marketing efficiency and efficacy
  • Capital planning and reporting
  • Upholding consistent standards for all aspects of Financial Planning and Reporting
  • Effectively working across the Finance organizations to ensure no duplication of effort and no gaps in responsibility

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
  • Strong 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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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