Operational Accountant at Lyft

Lyft is looking for a motivated Accountant to join our Insurance & Investments team for San Francisco CA. 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 and make an immediate impact to the business. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable to changing responsibilities and priorities.

Post Name : Operational Accountant

Employer: Lyft

Work Location: San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Full time

About Job at Lyft


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


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


  • Great medical, dental, and 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, and 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

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