Financial Accountant - APAC


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Elastic Finance & Accounting Team is hiring a Financial Accountant to support local expansion in the fast-growing APAC region. In this position, you will be responsible for timeliness and accuracy of local tax filing, as well as supporting any other local statutory & internal control requirement to meet compliance. The role is based in Singapore and reports to Regional Controller APJ.  In addition, you will enjoy collaborating with global teams and build positive relationships with business partners in Treasury, Accounting, external vendors as well as regional Finance & Accounting team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead APAC local tax compliance, responsible for regional tax filing such as VAT/GST returns, consumption tax in Japan, resident tax in Korea, & fringe benefit tax in Australia.
  • Partner with external vendors, providing data & analytics support to tackle any local tax related matters
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of local tax payments; prepare cash forecast for Treasury.
  • Assist in addressing internal or external auditors’ queries in relation to local tax.
  • Assist in providing support to GL to ensure local tax JEs are accurately recorded.
  • Support monthly VAT & GST flux analysis for month-end closing.
  • Support quarterly VAT & GST reconciliations for quarter-end closing.
  • Provide any other ad-hoc accounting or finance support when vital.

Experience & Skills:

  • At least 6 years of proven experience in Finance or Accounting, preferably in technology industry in the APAC region.
  • Experience with data analytics using Excel. Experience with NetSuite a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail & organizational skills toward deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Experience with working with global teams.
  • Ability to work independently in a distributed, dynamic, fast-paced environment.
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  • 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

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