Senior Accountant

Lyft

  • Full Time

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for a motivated Senior 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 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and flux analyses in accordance with close calendar timelines
  • Assist in the consolidation of the company-wide financial results through the preparation of intercompany journal entries
  • Work cross functionally with Finance and other business partners to gather information and assist on accounting considerations 
  • Support the reporting process by gathering financial and other data for footnote disclosures in SEC documents
  • Assist in support of external audit, including preparation of audit requests and ongoing support
  • Assist in developing and implementing scalable accounting processes to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Coordinate with cross-functional partners to facilitate streamlined processes and related accounting transactions 
  • Assist in documentation/implementation of internal controls and ensure SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
  • Proactively identify issues and areas for improvement while helping to establish and maintain policies and procedures
  • Actively participate and collaborate on system implementations and integration activities
  • Prepare government reports as required
  • Assist with the budgeting and forecasting process as requested  
  • Participate in the process of tax declarations
  • Perform special, ad-hoc projects, as needed

Experience:

  • 4-year degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA preferred
  • 4+ years in Accounting, including Big 4 and manufacturing company experience 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills a must
  • Problem solving skills required
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multitask 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills 
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a larger functional team
  • Bilingual (English and French)

Benefits:

  • Extended health and dental coverage options, along with life insurance and disability benefits
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • Access to a Health Care Savings Account
  • In addition to provincial observed holidays, team members get 15 days paid time off, with an additional day for each year of service 
  • 4 Floating Holidays each calendar year prorated based off of date of hire
  • 10 paid sick days per year regardless of province
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible

Lyft proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft believes that every person has a right to equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned record of offences, or any other basis protected by applicable law or by Company policy.  Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.  Accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request in accordance with applicable law during the application and hiring process.  Please contact your recruiter now if you wish to make such a request.