Director, International Financial Reporting India

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage ! Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power critically important systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the world and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

We’re always on the search for amazing people. People who have a deep passion for technology and are masters at their craft. We build highly sophisticated distributed systems and we don’t take our technology lightly. At Elastic, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a vibrant young company next to some of the smartest and highly skilled technologists the industry has to offer. We’re looking for great standout colleagues, but we also promote independence and ownership. We’re hackers… The good kind. The kind that innovates and creates cutting edge products that eventually translates to a lot of happy, smiling faces.

The Finance team is seeking a Director of International Financial Reporting who would be enthusiastic to join a small financial reporting team in a fast-growing technology company. In this role, you will be responsible for handling the global statutory reporting requirements of Elastic. The candidate will have responsibility for Dutch IFRS reporting as well as in-country local statutory reporting requirements for international entities. The candidate should have demonstrated strong technical accounting experience, be analytical with strong problem-solving skills, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work with excellent accuracy and provide solid advice/data to others while demonstrating strong team-building skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated candidate to thrive in a dynamic environment. This is a critical and high-profile role that plays an integral part in the Company’s growth and success. And as part of a multinational company, the individual will work with international accounting team members to support international close and statutory reporting and needs to be open to flexible hours to cover time zone differences. This role reports to Vice President, Assistant Controller. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Ensure annual financial statements are prepared accurately, timely, and presented in accordance with IFRS 
  • Lead the preparation and audit of the Company’s consolidated IFRS and local statutory financial statements
  • Supervise the implementation of new accounting standards under local GAAP/IFRS
  • Maintain statutory ledgers that track US GAAP vs local GAAP/IFRS differences year over year
  • Partner with external auditors, coordinate timely delivery of requests and issuance of financial statements
  • Review applicability of new accounting standards and disclosure requirements; provide technical guidance for implementation as required.
  • Own equity and stock-based compensation accounting
  • Create and maintain internal and external reporting calendar, coordinate key timelines and results, and work with various business partners to ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting.
  • Develop and run strong, collaborative relationships with peers in finance and business partners across the organization to understand the business and apply that knowledge to the financial statements and reporting
  • Assist in special accounting and finance projects on an ad-hoc basis.

What You Bring Along:

High level of passion and pride in your work, have a strong ability to learn, and you see change and challenges as opportunities to make things better.

You have worked in a fast-paced, high-growth, global environment and you are no stranger to building and optimizing the processes vital to keep us growing without stumbling.

If that's you, and, you also have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Licensed CPA (or equivalent credentials) 
  • Relevant 8+ years of external audit, accounting, and/or financial reporting experience in a mid-size to large corporate environment
  • Strong technical accounting background with a thorough knowledge of IFRS 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills as well as the ability to effectively use accounting knowledge to collaborate, guide, and interact professionally with a wide range of personnel at various levels within the organization to drive sound business decisions
  • Ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate complex accounting and reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel
  • High degree of organization and ability to manage multiple, competing projects and priorities simultaneously 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with great attention to details
  • Work independently and prioritize in a distributed, sophisticated, fast-paced environment, target driven, multi-task efficiently and manage individuals
  • Ability to interact with senior leadership and internal partners.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel. Experience with a large ERP system (NetSuite preferred),
  • Consistent track record leading people.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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