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Lyft Senior Tax Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Lyft is looking for a talented tech savvy accountant to join our growing Tax Team! As a Senior Tax Analyst, you will report to the Tax Manager and focus on supporting the Company’s indirect tax accounting, compliance, audits, and special projects. You will collaborate with key departments across the organization, including Engineering, Business Operations, Regulatory Compliance, Accounting and Finance.


  • Assist and support state & local tax audits by gathering transaction details, preparing workpapers, and developing arguments for submission to the tax authorities

  • Gather and analyze data from various systems for reverse indirect tax audits

  • Research state & local tax issues and prepare guidance for internal customers

  • Gather and analyze data from various systems to prepare state & local tax workpapers

  • Prepare and enter journal entries

  • Ensure all indirect tax compliance requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner

  • Analyze current and upcoming tax regulations and develop strategies to ensure compliance

  • Prepare and submit tax returns, schedules, and other tax documents as required

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all tax compliance documents

  • Monitor tax laws and regulations for changes that may affect the organization

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with tax regulations

  • Assist the tax team with data gathering and data processing from sources such as the general ledger, databases and other financial systems

  • Assist with creating Excel models for various transactions / scenarios

  • Assist in state & local tax planning and execution

  • Assist in resolving state & local tax notices

  • Assist with resale and exemption certificate requests

  • Assist with ad hoc projects related to indirect tax


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Tax or related field with 3+ years of accounting experience in either corporate or public accounting.

  • CPA or CMI designation preferred

  • Technical knowledge of laws governing Sales and Use Taxes, personal property tax, business licenses/gross receipts tax, and related reporting to tax authorities within the United States, Canada and beyond

  • Exceptional project management skills are required, with proactive process improvement experience. Able to prioritize workload in order to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable with virtual communications and working with geographically disparate groups

  • Strong accounting skills, including demonstrated ability in account reconciliations

  • Strong computer and technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel; Alteryx, Python, or SQL programming experience is a plus

  • Accounting system experience (Oracle, Netsuite or similar ERP)

  • Tax engine experience (Vertex, Onesource, Avalara or similar)

  • Strong attention to detail, yet understand and apply the degree of accuracy necessary for the task at hand


  • 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.

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule following the establishment of a Lyft office in Nashville — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The expected base pay range for this position in the Nashville area is $77,490 - $86,100. 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.