Cost Accounting Manager, Bikes & Scooters

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Lyft is looking for a diligent and enthusiastic leader to join as our first Cost Accounting Manager. It’s an excellent opportunity to take charge of a critical Accounting area as part of the Finance team. You will play a crucial role as you will be responsible for developing and implementing policies for tracking and costing a large and growing pool of company assets. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, you will work closely with the Global Logistics team and provide critical support in ensuring compliance with US GAAP and related accounting rules.


  • Implement and maintain systems and Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant processes for tracking wellover $150 million of bike fleet and other assets

  • Ensure asset costing policies are clearly defined and consistently implemented

  • Perform quarterly cost variance analysis, and maintain accurate costing records

  • Develop and execute a review process for asset adjustments, including setting processes and approval thresholds, developing a reporting and review process, and actively reviewing and approving inventory/in-process adjustments

  • Lead and coordinate periodic asset counts

  • Analyze aging reports and review turnover of inventory/in-process materials for possible impairment and calculate any necessary reserves

  • Maintain process documentation and look for opportunities to automate and improve daily account processes

 Experience & Skills:

  • BS degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field

  • 5+ years of accounting experience, with at least 2 years in fixed asset management, preferably in an environment with manufacturing and/or assembly

  • Willing to question processes and procedures to ensure that work is being completed in an efficient manner

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Experience with ERP asset tracking systems - NetSuite a plus

  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills; ability to meet deadlines

  • Self-starter and problem solver

  • Understanding of inter-company transactions and how they are eliminated

  • Experience with Inventory transactions and three-way match for billing preferred

  • Understanding of inter-company transactions and how they are eliminated preferred

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growing, startup organization preferred


  • Great medical, dental, and 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, and 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 and 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 and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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