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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020
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At Lyft, community is what we are & its what we do. Its what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft is looking for an experienced & motivated Senior Manager of Accounting to join our Controllership team. The ideal candidate must have a talent for fostering teams & building a world class accounting organization that supports rapid growth.This role provides significant growth opportunity as it encompasses day to day controllership duties, as well as focuses on a number of project based initiatives to scale the consolidated financial reporting process. The candidate should expect to leverage current skill sets while also focusing on learning quickly & adding value to the current processes.


  • Ensure a timely & accurate monthly financial close
  • Oversee general accounting functions, including cash, internally developed software, R&D, certain components of cost of revenue, & payroll accounting
  • Identify & implement process & system improvements with the goal of decreasing days to close, while also improving team efficiency & scalability
  • Develop & maintain accounting policies & SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
  • Ensure Company financial records are maintained in compliance with US GAAP & Company policies
  • Review journal entries, account reconciliations & other documents to ensure compliance to US GAAP & Company policies
  • Oversee preparation of & reviewing monthly balance sheet flux analysis in areas of responsibility
  • Support internal & external auditors in the periodic review of the Company financial records
  • Ensure accounting team is properly resourced to accomplish objectives
  • Lead, mentor & develop direct & indirect reports
  • Manage projects & provide ad-hoc information requests, as needed


  • BS Accounting & CPA required
  • 10+ years of experience in Accounting, including Big 4 & industry experience; public company experience required
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Ability to lead a team in a dynamic environment, managing multiple & changing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines
  • Proven track record of making improvements in all areas of accounting
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Experience working in ERP systems (preferably Oracle & NetSuite)
  • Must be a hands-on leader, have a strong work ethic, excel in a fast-paced environment, & be adaptable to changing responsibilities & priorities


  • 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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