Director, FP&A (Payments & Fraud)

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Lyft is hiring a Director for its Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team sitting within the Technology, Autonomous, Payments & Fraud team.  This is a unique opportunity to play a crucial role in helping build a financial foundation for one of the key areas of Lyft’s business. This role will provide financial and analytical support to Lyft’s Payments & Fraud team to help drive strategic decisions for the company while maintaining and improving financial control.


  • Manage the relationship with the Payments & Fraud team, partnering with business leadership on strategic and operational activities

  • Lead beyond budgeting and planning – be a thought leader and partner with the Payments & Fraud leaders to drive operational efficiencies while scaling the company

  • Build guardrails and milestones for financial and performance management, identify controls and create new and improve existing processes

  • Oversee cost of payments forecasting and operating expense management

  • Serve as the finance expert for the Payments & Fraud area to ensure smooth workflows into the broader Finance organization such as Accounting, Treasury, Tax, etc.

  • Develop key financial metrics and analysis to support the unique needs of Fraud & Payments functions  

  • Manage the monthly and quarter end close processes

  • Deliver timely and high quality monthly/quarterly analysis and reporting of financial results, including variances to business’ plan, to ensure key issues, risks, and business drivers are clearly understood and highlighted

  • Lead the development of executive-grade analytics and reporting, establishing regular review cadences and iterating over time

  • Partner with broader FP&A team and other Heads of Finance on cross-functional initiatives, supporting with financial models and ad-hoc analysis

  • Collaborate with Accounting to ensure the team has best-in-class processes to meet various program and contractual commitments

  • Contribute to the ongoing management and growth of a high-performing FP&A team supporting Payments & Fraud and other key functions at Lyft


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field

  • 10+ years of experience working in FP&A in a high-growth environment, with ideally 5+ years of direct experience with the US payments industry in customer-focused companies with significant online payments operations

  • Proven track record of influencing senior executives in the fraud and payments space

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP

  • Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills, cultivator of collaborative working relationships with diverse teams across an organization

  • Forward-thinking, analytical and problem-solving mindset, drawn to building off of ambiguous and unsolved problems and “making it happen”

  • Comfortable working with large data sets to discover trends and experience developing and implementing solutions based on data analysis

  • Desire and demonstrated capability to contribute across the entire scope of FP&A in a rapidly growing company; unafraid of diving deep into the details but comfortable talking strategically


  • 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

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