Senior Tax Analyst

    • San Francisco, CA

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.

As a Senior Tax Analyst, you will report to the Tax Manager and focus on sales/use and indirect taxes in a complex multi-state environment. You will collaborate with key departments across the organization, including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Finance, Regulatory Compliance, Product, and Legal. This is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing, fast paced team that is working on new and innovative projects.


  • Innovate with the Financial Analytics team to streamline and diagram the tax compliance processes, including efficient tax data extraction,
  • Team with the senior tax technology analyst to streamline and diagram the tax compliance processes for tax reporting
  • Timely file monthly, quarterly, and annual indirect tax returns including sales/use, business license, and property tax in multiple state and local US/Canada jurisdictions
  • Perform and assist with month-end close, record month-end accruals for all tax accounts
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations & related journal entries for indirect tax accounts
  • Collaborate with products/ops teams on pilot projects, new products, and new market launches to ensure all tax requirements (i.e. taxability rules, registrations, etc.) are complete
  • Research and document impacts from the changing legislative tax landscape to ensure no changes to existing compliance positions 
  • Ensure SOX procedures are followed and documented for purposes of annual and interim reporting
  • Support multi-state tax audits, including data collection and coordination of timely responses to information requests


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Tax or related field or relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of Accounting and/or Sales/Use/Indirect Tax experience; tax experience at Big 4 preferred
  • Technical knowledge of tax law and its application
  • Experience managing tight deadlines on multiple projects with shifting priorities
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction from management while exhibiting good judgement for when to team with others to accomplish objectives and deadlines
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong accounting research and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to multitask
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills – must have significant experience in Microsoft Excel (e.g. vlookup, pivot tables, etc) and Google applications; 
  • NetSuite and/or Oracle experience is a strong plus


  • 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

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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