Carvana is hiring a

General Ledger Tax Accountant

Phoenix, United States

ABOUT CARVANA…. 

At Carvana, we sell cars, but we’re not salespeople. We saw a huge problem with how much it can suck to buy a car the traditional way. To fix that, we committed ourselves to tackling one of the largest, yet-to-be-disrupted markets in the world – the $1T per year U.S. car market (yes, that’s $Trillion with a “T”). We provide a seamless, online car buying experience for consumers from A-to-Z. From acquiring, inspecting and certifying high quality cars, to providing 360° high-resolution photography inside and outside of the vehicle, to generating real-time financing and warranty options, to providing consumers with the option to have cars delivered to their driveway in as little as 24 hours or pick-up from one of our state-of-the-art Car Vending Machines (yes, you read that right) all with a 7-day Money Back Guarantee, we’ve made it our mission to redefine the car buying status quo. With no dealerships or commissioned sales people, we also save thousands of dollars per car in expenses that we pass on to our customers.

Recently named Forbes’ 5th Most Promising Company in the U.S., we offer the excitement, culture and opportunity of a start-up, with the capitalization and infrastructure of a much more established business. For more information on Carvana, take a look at our company introduction video.

 

WORKING AT CARVANA YOU WILL NOTICE THAT…

You'll need to be a great communicator, a brand ambassador and possess the know how to get the job done.

We expect bright people, willing to roll up their sleeves, take on new assignments and juggle many things at once.

In return for your hard work, you'll have an opportunity to work at one of the fastest growing and creative technology companies around, as well as help us promote a life-changing product and develop a world-class team every day.

In our down time we have ping pong and corn hole (or “bags,” depending on where you’re from) tournaments.  However, the pace is pretty quick around here, so you'll need to be prepared to keep up.

There are Wild Pants Wednesdays…you’ll have to come correct here to compete with our CEO Ernie.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an up-and-coming General Ledger Accountant looking to join a talented and high-performing Accounting team. Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the GL Accountant is responsible for understanding related accounting concepts, ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and working with other senior and staff accountants in a team-based environment. This position will support the general ledger, ensuring it is accurate across multiple dimensions.  This position will have a high level of visibility into the business model and interaction/collaboration with other business units in the company.  The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented as well as have a passion for efficiency and process improvement.  Most importantly, you will see your insights have an immediate, tangible impact every day in a well-funded and rapidly growing company.

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Reconciling Accounts Receivable, Tax Payable, Revenue, and other accrued liability accounts to the General Ledger.
  • Filing State and local tax returns in multiple jurisdictions timely and accurately.
  • Extracting and processing a high volume of operational data derived from multiple disparate sources and suggest process improvements.
  • Daily utilization of multiple proprietary software platforms built and used by the company.
  • Assist with periodic close of general ledger, including journal entries, account reconciliations, account analysis, etc.
  • Adjusting Balance Sheet and P&L Accounts and maintaining supporting sub-ledgers.
  • Researching of Revenue and Sales Tax related accounting issues.
  • Cross-departmental communication and collaboration to support related business processes.

 

THE QUALIFYING CANDIDATE MUST HAVE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in related field.
  • CPA/ CPA candidate preferred.
  • 2 - 4 years’ experience (public a plus, but not required).
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Exposure or direct experience with A/R, A/P or Sales Tax is preferred.
  • Advanced Excel skills and/or SQL experience a plus.
  • Oracle experience preferred, but not required.
  • Enthusiasm and energy to contribute to and thrive in a rapidly growing start-up atmosphere where roles continually adapt as the company evolves.
  • Hiring is contingent on candidate verifying their eligibility to work in the United States and passing a complete background check.

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN RETURN

  • Full-Time Position
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others across the organization
  • Company culture of promotions from within, with a start-up atmosphere allowing for varied and rapid career development

LEGAL STUFF

Hiring is contingent on passing a complete background check.

Carvana is an equal opportunity employer.