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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Nashville, TN    Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2020
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At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Accounting team as a Senior Payroll Specialist. The role within the Payroll team will assist in the processing of bi-weekly payrolls, maintaining related records, & developing & documenting various Payroll policies & procedures. This candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to work & thrive in a fast paced, dynamic & rapidly changing environment. This candidate must be a team player who can work independently.


  • Own & process portions of multi-state bi-weekly payroll in ADP for 5,000+ employees
  • Process tax changes, direct deposits, loan repayments, deduction goals, retroactive adjustments, prorated payments, bonuses, special pays, etc.
  • Maintain SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
  • Assist in the development & documentation of various Payroll initiatives designed to streamline the process & scale with the organization
  • Maintain & reconcile payroll records for both US & ex-US employees
  • Provide prompt, courteous, & efficient customer service to employees who have questions regarding their pay, deductions, paid leave balances & other payroll processes
  • Ensure accurate & timely preparation of W2s
  • Partner closely with HR, IT, Finance, & Accounting teams to develop & improve processes
  • Prepare ad hoc reports as needed & perform other duties as assigned


  • BS degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in payroll and/or accounting
  • Excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, oral & written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Prior Workday & ADP experience, including Time & Attendance, highly desirable


  • Great medical, dental, & 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, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
  • 20% off all Lyft rides

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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