Manager, SOX Compliance (R6840)


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About the Job

As the Manager, SOX Compliance working in the Accounting Organization and reporting to the CAO, you will be responsible for leading compliance with requirements under SOX and COSO standards. This includes SEC and statutory reporting, G/L and consolidations, revenue accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, tax, treasury, equity and credit & collections. This position requires a detailed knowledge of SOX and COSO, excellent communications, critical thinking, strong leadership skills, and project management.

What You'll Do

  • Own Accounting’s compliance with requirements under SOX and COSO standards
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with all internal Elastic management teams as well as external/internal audit, and ensure a deep understanding of key risks and processes of the organization
  • Review and ensure SOX controls are sufficient for a $1B to $5B business, incorporating automated controls wherever possible
  • Perform assessments of the SOX impact of new initiatives, including changes in processes and procedures, system implementations/updates, new accounting standards and various special projects, ensuring the SOX controls are appropriately designed for a scaling business
  • Communicate required changes to all process owners as needed, and assist with ongoing training activities including providing training to the internal finance and accounting organization in areas of controls, policies and procedures and SOX compliance
  • Coordinate with each process and control owners and external auditors and advisory partners on various matters including planning activities, walkthrough participation, evidence requests, information sharing, and status updates
  • Work with process owners to provide sufficient support to evidence control performance, and coordinate with our internal and external auditors and advisors on provided by client (PBC) document requests
  • Assist with the collection and review of third-party SSAE 18 (SOC) reports
  • Lead and perform research documenting SOX issues and track remediation to conclusion
  • Review findings from audits and facilitate the remediation plans
  • Track and report overall SOX assessment status for reporting to senior management

What We're Looking For

  • Recent Big 4 (assurance or advisory) or a national public accounting firm experience as a manager or senior manager role
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CIA or similar is preferred
  • Proven experience with implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the 2013 COSO framework and SEC guidance for management's assessment of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Experience with internal controls including process control design, preparation of flowcharts & control matrices, documentation and testing of controls, and identification and reporting of control "gaps" required
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and a dynamic approach to driving control automation
  • Highly effective communication and collaboration skills (verbal and written), excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage several priorities and work independently while optimally delivering results
  • Experience working with a $1B+ revenue company
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced setting

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$106,900$169,050 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$128,200$202,745 USD

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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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