Director, Revenue Accounting (R5151)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

Elastic is seeking a dynamic leader for our revenue accounting team. Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Revenue, the successful candidate will oversee technical accounting research related to complex revenue transactions, maintenance, and review of worldwide revenue accounting policies and procedures. In addition, this role will partner with the business to support new revenue models, with a highly developed ability to combine business and technical accounting experience to provide sound advice to leadership.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Be the subject matter expert on revenue accounting to provide guidance on technical accounting, policy, and process.
  • Oversee review of non-standard contracts to ensure revenue is recognized in accordance with US GAAP and internal policies.
  • Assist in the review of revenue disclosures for external financial reporting in ensuring compliance with SEC and GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Review the Company’s revenue recognition policy and desktop procedures for ongoing revenue activities to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Partner closely with the Finance Data Transformation team to build efficiencies through the elimination of legacy manual processes and implementing technological solutions.
  • Lead an accurate and timely month-end Cloud Revenue close and cloud automation UAT projects by driving solutions at scale.

What You Bring Along:

The thought of leading the global revenue team and growing our cloud business as a revenue subject matter expert in a fast-paced, growing tech company gets you excited!

  • 12+ years of combined experience in both public accounting and leading a revenue accounting function in a publicly-traded company.
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant revenue accounting guidance under ASC 606 relating to Software, SaaS, and Services revenue recognition.
  • Leadership experience managing a team and aligning project goals with organization and sponsor goals, leading through ambiguity, and changing the direction of projects and strategies.
  • Experience in communicating with a broad team of professionals to distill sophisticated concepts and analyses into concise and practical conclusions.
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of OTC issues and challenges.
  • Ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects while meeting goals and deadlines.

In addition, you have:

  • CPA required, Big 4 experience highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Experience with SFDC CPQ, NetSuite, and RevPro preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.

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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $153,800 and $211,500, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

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 email

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