Senior Financial Accountant - EMEA

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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 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.

The Finance team is seeking a Senior Financial Accountant, EMEA  in this fast growing, truly globally distributed company. This role is based in London, UK.

The successful candidate for this position will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager, EMEA who is based in UK.  You will play an influential part in developing internal accounting controls and creating general accounting practices and policies. You will be instrumental in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly financial tasks to close the general ledger timely. In addition, s/he collaborate with international peers to complete daily and monthly responsibilities.

You will work together with many groups within and outside of Elastic, including: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Financial Reporting, FP&A, Revenue Accounting, Tax, Internal Audit and external auditors and consultants.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Prepare and review VAT Returns for EMEA entities while working alongside our 3rd party vendors
  • Work with the Treasury team on cash flow so that it is positioned when VAT payments are due
  • Perform and participate in month-end close activities to ensure timely close of the company’s financials
  • Analyze and maintain complex general ledger balance sheet accounts by gathering data, reconciling the general ledger control accounts to subledgers, and explaining variances
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries resulting from the balance sheet reconciliation process, variance analysis, and quarter-end close
  • Ensure information is entered into the general ledger system timely and accurately for month-end close deadlines
  • Review and approve journal entries prepared by Junior Accountants
  • Collaborate with other departments in order to record monthly transactions timely
  • Flexibility to work cross functionally monthly within various department work groups and the Core Accounting Group (i.e. Hire-to-Retire, Procure-to-Pay, and Cash & Leases)
  • Complete quarterly balance sheet fluctuation analysis for the Financial Reporting team
  • Conduct review of Accounts Payable transactions for correct coding and resolve coding issues directly with the global Accounts Payable team members
  • Provide financial status information by preparing special reports; completing special complex projects
  • Maintain accounting controls by following policies and procedures
  • Ensure the accurate reporting of general ledger accounting in the company’s accounting system by performing key accounting internal controls
  • Participate in proposing general ledger accounting policies and process narratives
  • Propose process improvements and internal controls
  • Participate in preparing and 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

What you bring with you:

  • 3-5 years experience (experience with a publicly traded company is desired)
  • Good Knowledge of VAT reporting and process
  • Robust analytical skill set and US GAAP knowledge
  • International company and foreign currency work experience is desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently, as a great teammate in a dynamic environment, and with all functional leaders of the Company
  • The individual will be expected to take ownership of her/his work product
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work independently
  • Enjoy building policies and developing processes and key controls
  • NetSuite experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables and Vlookups
  • Flexibility to scale to different opportunities as they arise within the department as the company grows to broaden your overall skill set
  • Experience in a high-growth technology company

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.

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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