Director, Product Finance

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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.

We are hiring a Finance Director to partner with our Engineering (Product) organization and enable our leadership in their decision making related to investments in this critical organization.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Be responsible for and lead finance for the Engineering organization. Support our Engineering leaders in strategic planning and develop monthly executive-level summary packages that illustrate progress against targets
  • Provide financial modeling and analytics, and be a strategic thought partner to Engineering leaders.
  • Drive company wide initiatives to grow the Cloud business
  • Work closely with business leaders to identify and develop key metrics that will provide important insights into our business, and achieve our short term and long term goals
  • Partner with other Finance teams (Accounting, A/P, Investor Relations, and Tax) to support month-end close, flux review processes, and financial reporting
  • Acquire comprehensive understanding of Elastic’s technologies, products, and market segment

What You Bring Along:

  • 10+ years of experience in FP&A and/or other Finance Business Partner equivalent role, preferably in a SaaS company
  • Strong leadership skills; highly motivated self-starter with a very strong work ethic who is willing to work both autonomously and as part of a growing team
  • Public company quarterly close and reporting cadence experience
  • Ability to operate at multiple altitudes, prioritize workload and lead multiple projects and tasks
  • Maintaining relationships and communicating with a wide range of partners across functions and countries
  • Expertise in understanding and analyzing product cost drivers, including Public Cloud hosting expense modeling
  • Proven track record to evaluate and tackle sophisticated problems and understand the strategic implications of different business approaches
  • Exceptional social skills, able to establish strong rapport and partnerships at all levels of the organization

If that's you, hopefully you also have:

  • Very strong proficiency with financial modeling and spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets)
  • Remarkable analytical skills and the ability to distill sophisticated information
  • Ability to work independently in a distributed, fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable presenting to executives
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 $149,300 and $205,300, 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 complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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