Lyft, Inc.

Senior Accountant, General

Posted on: 16 May 2020

New York, New York


Job Description

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for a motivated Senior Accountant to join our team. This role will be critical in building a world class accounting organization to support our growth. This is an amazing opportunity to join a quickly developing team and make an immediate impact to the business. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable to changing responsibilities and priorities. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you will partner closely with the Operational Markets & FP&A and provide critical support in ensuring compliance with US GAAP and related accounting rules.


Ownership of general accounting functions, including material components of the P&L (revenue recognition, cost of revenue, etc.) and the balance sheet (A/R, deferred revenue and revenue accruals)
Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations in accordance with close calendar timelines
Generate monthly financial reports, including balance sheet, income statement and trial balances and perform consolidations
Prepare balance sheet flux analysis
Assist with maintenance of chart of accounts in ERP
Work with cross-functional business partners to ensure proper compliance within internal systems based on entity setups or changes
Assist in external and internal audits, including preparation of audit requests and ongoing support
Assist in developing and implementing scalable processes to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting
Assist in documentation/implementation of internal controls and ensure SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other tasks as assigned


4-year degree in Accounting and CPA is a plus 
4+ years in Accounting, including Big 4 and large multinational organizations experience; public company experience required
Experience with intercompany transactions is a plus
Excellent organizational and communication skills a must
Problem solving skills required
Must be detail oriented and able to multitask
Proficient in Excel
Experience with ERP systems - NetSuite/Oracle is strongly preferred.
Ability to operate independently and as part of a larger functional team


Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
401(k) plan to help save for your future
18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
Pre-tax commuter benefits
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Lyft, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Lyft, Inc. operates a peer-to-peer marketplace for on-demand ridesharing in the United States and Canada. The company offers a multimodal platform that provides riders, personalized and on-demand access to various transportation options. It provides Ridesharing Marketplace, which facilitates lead generation, billing and settlement, support, and related activities to enable drivers to provide their transportation services to riders. The company also offers a network of shared bikes and scooters in various cities to address the needs of riders for shorter routes; Express Drive program, a flexible car rentals program that connects drivers who need access to a car with third-party rental car companies; and concierge for organizations to manage the transportation needs of their customers and employees.

In addition, it integrates third-party public transit data into the Lyft app to offer riders various transportation options; offers various enterprise programs, including monthly ride credits for daily commutes, supplementing public transit by providing rides for the first and last leg of commute trips, late-night rides home, and shuttle replacement rides; and provides transportation solutions that can be customized for events, such as recruiting events, conferences, celebrations, meetings, and company retreats. The company was formerly known as Zimride, Inc. and changed its name to Lyft, Inc. in April 2013. Lyft, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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