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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Thursday, July 08, 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.

Lyfts FP&A team is looking for a strong Financial Analyst to join our Corporate Finance team supporting Lyfts Public Policy & Finance organizations to drive strategic decisions for the company. The ideal candidate should have solid analytical, communication, & time management skills, be team-oriented & have a strong work ethic. It is a unique opportunity to make a real impact at one of the most exciting companies in the tech world.


  • Directly support the Public Policy & Finance teams to provide world-class analysis, monthly & quarterly forecasting, & reporting to stakeholders across the organization
  • Own the monthly & quarter-end close process end-to-end for key spends, flagging any potential issues/risks through timely variance analysis
  • Partner with the accounting group to manage close timelines, process & reporting
  • Assemble dynamic & comprehensive financial reports that evaluate current & future spend vs. plan & forecast by major initiatives & teams
  • Prepare executive-grade reporting to identify root causes/discrepancies, summarize findings, & make recommendations
  • Undertake ad hoc analytics & special projects as directed by leadership
  • Seek out opportunities to create new processes & take on increasing business partnership relationships
  • Continuously improve operational efficiencies, building scalable new processes from the ground up when necessary
  • Support the overall rollup of OpEx for the General & Administrative cost centers
  • Facilitate change management as necessary for purchase order process to ensure OpEx close is automated & accurate


  • 2-3+ years of experience in financial planning & analytics in a rigorous environment (high growth company experience preferred)
  • Detail oriented & highly organized self starter with a drive to dig into complex problems
  • Ability to organize & track overlapping tasks & assignments, with frequent priority changes
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Strong Excel & Google Suite skills are a plus. Experience building complex formulas & manipulating large data sets
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Prior experience with ERP systems & financial analytics tools (e.g. Oracle, Anaplan)


  • 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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