Sr Manager, Accounting


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Our Finance team is seeking a Senior Manager, Accounting to share responsibilities with an established General Ledger (GL) accounting team in the delivery of timely, accurate closings. Working with the guidance of our Senior Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting and other Finance Leaders, you will be instrumental in the review and preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly financial tasks to close the books timely and develop our staff accountant team as they proactively keep pace with a rapidly growing business. In collaboration with peers, you will impact the success of day-to-day financial operations worldwide. Ours is a fast-growing, truly globally distributed company. We are eager to build efficiency and drive automation across the accounting function, and we will look to you for leadership in these endeavors.

You will work together with a broad range of groups: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Financial Reporting, FP&A, Revenue Accounting, Tax, Internal Audit as well as external auditors and consultants.

What you will be doing:

  • Ensure the accurate reporting of GL accounting in the company’s accounting system, including reviewing or preparing journal entries and account reconciliations and performing or reviewing internal controls
  • Coordinating the GL accounting team’s monthly close responsibilities to ensure timely close and overseeing/coordinating special projects to team members
  • Propose process improvements and internal controls and implement solutions
  • Research and recommend accounting treatment of transactions
  • Collaborate with other departments in order to record monthly transactions timely
  • Participate in preparing supplying documentation for the annual audit and quarterly reviews with external auditors, internal audit SOX control requests, other accounting team data requests, and executive management special projects
  • Interact with numerous groups within the company to provide accounting guidance on transactions
  • Lead or participate in special projects as needed
  • Develop our team’s analytical skillsets and accounting knowledge
  • Mentor team members to be successful and efficient/effective at their daily tasks/monthly responsibilities

What You Bring Along:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, a related area or equivalent education; CPA required
  • Previous experience working for a publicly traded company is a firm requirement, as is solid understanding of financial and operational reporting and US GAAP
  • Background in international subsidiaries and foreign currency
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role with 7+ years supervising accounting teams
  • Strong communication and mentoring skillsets
  • Enjoy building policies and developing processes and key controls
  • Ability to work both independently and as a great teammate in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with business partners
  • NetSuite experience and intermediate to advanced Excel skills are desired, as is experience in a high-growth technology company

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

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.


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