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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Sales, Full Time    San Francisco, CA    Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021
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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 motivated 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 & make an immediate impact to the business. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment & be adaptable to changing responsibilities & priorities.


  • Prepare monthly journal entries for various business transactions, with focus areas in investments & insurance (including but not limited to monthly investment activity, prepaid amortization & accruals)
  • Prepare monthly & quarterly balance sheet reconciliations & flux analyses in accordance with close calendar timelines
  • Review & analyze detailed transactions to ensure proper GL coding
  • Assist in support of external audit, including preparation of audit requests & ongoing support
  • Coordinate with cross-functional partners to facilitate streamlined processes
  • Assist in documentation/implementation of internal controls & ensure SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
  • Proactively identify process inefficiencies & offer suggestions for improvements


  • BS in Accounting degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience in Accounting role, public accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills a must
  • Must be detail oriented, able to solve problems & multitask 
  • Strong quantitative & qualitative analytical skills 
  • Experience in Microsoft with a strong emphasis on Excel is a must; Oracle Cloud/ERP experience is preferred
  • Insurance & Investments experience is a plus but not required
  • Ability to operate independently & as part of a larger functional team


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 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
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive & diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state & local law. 

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