Senior Internal Auditor (R5011)


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.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual as we expand the Internal Audit program at Elastic. This position will support the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program as well as varying internal audit projects including financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the Company’s Internal Audit Plan. Project assignments provide an opportunity to collaborate with and develop a deep understanding of various areas across the broader organization.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Assist in SOX planning, scoping, and risk assessment through close collaboration with external auditors and business process owners.
  • Responsible for performing internal control testing and first level review of others work. This includes identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of the key controls, documenting results, and ensuring supporting documents corroborate the test results.
  • Identify internal control issues/exceptions and ensure they are well-defined, root causes analyzed, discussed, and communicate with management.
  • Identification of process and efficiency improvements within the control structure.
  • Assist with updates to internal control design to identify any design gaps and implement new or revised controls.
  • Evaluate new processes, policies, and systems to identify its impact on the SOX program and design the control landscape based on identified risks.
  • Create and implement Internal Audit programs.
  • Lead and/or assist on special projects as the need arises.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners and respond to requests or issues in a timely manner.
  • Build trust and maintain positive relationships with internal partners and cross-functional teams.

What You Bring Along:

  • 4+ years of internal audit, external audit, and SOX related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required - major preference of Accounting/Finance.
  • CPA, CIA, or other relevant certifications complete or in progress.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement.
  • Be adept in balancing the dual role of independent, objective assurance provider and consultative business partner; guide continuous improvement.
  • Ability to quickly assess business processes and solve complex problems around business processes, controls, and deficiencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications including ability to create presentations.
  • AuditBoard & NetSuite system knowledge is a plus.

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 $89,000 and $122,400, 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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