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Lyft Financial Analyst, Compensation & Benefits in San Francisco, California

Financial Analyst, Compensation & Benefits at Lyft

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.

FP&A is an integral part of the decision-making process at Lyft, embedded within the business to ensure we maximize ROI and drive to the best possible P&L outcomes. Lyft’s FP&A team is looking for a strong Financial Analyst to support our Technology organization.


  • Perform Stock Based Compensation updates during forecast cycles as well as off-cycle analyses to support planning needs of FP&A senior leadership

  • Conceptualize, develop, and build compensation & benefit models for our core company-wide strategic initiatives, based on sound business logic and insights driven by analytics.

  • Support dynamic Equity grant and vesting analyses for approval of future grants by the Board of Directors

  • Lead process improvement efforts to optimize reporting and other processes through modeling and automation

  • Assemble dynamic and comprehensive financial reports and scenario analyses that evaluate current and future spend vs. plan

  • Support key business partners by providing ad-hoc analysis, and ongoing support in monthly reconciliations and other planning needs


  • 2+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis in a rigorous environment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment with minimal supervision

  • Excellent modeling and problem-solving skills

  • Detail oriented and highly organized self-starter with a drive to understand the core issues along with determination to uncover the solution

  • Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks and assignments, with frequent priority changes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across various departments

  • Excellent Excel and Google Sheet skills

  • Knowledge of financial systems (Anaplan, Tableau, Oracle ERP or similar)


  • 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 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.