Payroll Specialist



1,001-5,000 employees

CarGurus provides an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, with a

Data & Analytics
Consumer Goods

Junior, Mid, Senior

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Workday HRIS
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4-6 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 HRIS system is required (Workday is strongly preferred)
  • 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
  • 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

CarGurus provides an online marketplace for buying and selling cars, with a focus on personalized finance options and data analytics. The main technologies utilized include online marketplace tools, personalized finance algorithms, and data analytics for car sales.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth