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Senior Cost Accountant



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lyft is looking for a motivated Senior Cost Accountant to join our team. This is an amazing opportunity to join a 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.


  • Prepare monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and flux analyses in accordance with close calendar timelines
  • Assist in developing and implementing scalable accounting processes to facilitate timely and accurate financial reporting, with the goal of reducing days to close
  • Assist in documentation/implementation of internal controls and ensure SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
  • Effectively partner with cross functional partners to implement scalable accounting processes related to inventory/asset management and provide critical support ensuring compliance with US GAAP
  • Help with planning and execution of physical inventory counts, including reconciliation to inventory subledger and reviewing/posting any necessary adjustments
  • Support internal and external auditors in the periodic review of the Company’s financial records
  • Perform ad-hoc requests and other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • BS degree in Accounting, CPA/CMA preferred
  • 4+ years experience, including public accounting and manufacturing company experience
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Experience with ERP asset/inventory tracking systems required - Oracle is strongly preferred
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Ability to operate independently and as part of a larger functional team
  • Self-starter and problem solver
  • Experience with Inventory transactions and three-way match for billing mandatory


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building 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

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and 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 and local law.

Starting in September 2023, this role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The expected range of pay for this position in the US is $94,500 - $105,000 Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.