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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
Nashville, TN    Posted: Friday, January 31, 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 a highly motivated individual to join our Accounting team as a Payroll Manager. This candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic & rapidly changing environment. This role will manage the daily operations of the U.S. payroll functions, ensuring all payments made to our 5,000+ employees are accurate, timely, & in accordance with all federal, state & local tax regulations. In addition, this role will be responsible for cross-functional, collaborative efforts to improve & enhance current payroll processes, prepare & develop a variety of reports for external & internal resources, ensure accurate tax filings, as well as ensure the policies & procedures for the payroll department are documented & in compliance with SOX.


  • Manage the disbursement of US payrolls, including benefits, taxes, 401K activity, incentives/bonuses, as well as any other related compensation adjustments to 5,000+ employees, while ensuring compliance with federal, state, & local county regulations
  • Establish a process for monthly & transactional control reviews to ensure payroll processes are compliant with established department internal controls & SOX
  • Ensure the processing of new hires, temporary workers, transfers, promotions & terminations are completed accurately, timely & in compliance with regulations
  • Manage the reporting from Workday HRIS & ADP Workforce Now as it relates to gross payroll, tax deductions, benefit deductions & employee status change requests, to ensure consistency between systems & with source records
  • Manage, mentor & coach a team of 4 Payroll Specialists
  • Lead, recommend & participate in projects to continually review & improve current processes & internal controls
  • Manage & audit W-2s & yearly administration of payroll in preparation of the following calendar year
  • Build & nurture strong working relationships with all levels of the organization. Work closely with key clients, 3rd party providers, HR, Finance, Accounting, & others to resolve issues & drive end-to-end process improvements
  • Maintain communication with payroll service providers regarding software updates & new products available to be able to initiate the use of new features along with HR, provide oversight of 401(k) contributions & loan payments


  • BS degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in payroll
  • 3+ years of experience managing teams
  • Excellent organization, oral & written communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Prior Workday & ADP experience, including Time & Attendance, required; experience with Oracle strongly preferred


  • 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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