elastic Tax Senior

Posted on July 22nd, 2019

At Elastic, we have a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We unite Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting!), 18 time zones, and 30 different languages into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

We are looking for an upbeat Senior Tax Analyst to join our Finance team. This role will help drive tax provision and compliance excellence.

You thrive in the details, adapt quickly to a changing environment, take a global view, and are data driven. This is a hands-on role which involves gathering relevant information, managing workflows to ensure timely completion of the returns, and ensuring accurate reporting of information. You are both strategic and hands-on and would report into our Sr. Tax Director.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Assist with preparation of Elastic’s global quarterly and annual tax provision, including deferred substantiations, effective tax rate calculations and supporting workpapers for tax footnote disclosures.
  • Assist in managing a third party service provider with the federal and state income tax compliance process including data gathering, review and completion of various tax computations.
  • Assist with management of R&D credit process which is completed by a third party service provider.
  • Preparation of other federal, state and international credit calculations.
  • Assist with the management of the US sales and use tax compliance process which is completed by a third party service provider.
  • Research various technical sales and use tax and income tax issues as related to Elastic's every growing business.
  • Address and resolve in a timely manner various income, sales and use, property, and other tax notices.
  • Assist with internal controls compliance on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with ongoing nexus studies and analysis and other tax planning projects.
  • Assist with streamlining and automating tax provision and compliance areas.
  • Build collaborative relationships across the organization.
What You Bring Along:

You get excited to grow technically in your tax accounting and compliance knowledge, help build and automate current processes, and make things happen.

  • 3+ years of related tax experience in a multinational company
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • General accounting knowledge and familiar with accounting principles such as ASC740, IFRS and IAS accounting knowledge a plus
  • Attention-to-detail and strong analytical skills
  • Experience in NetSuite financial system (preferred, not mandatory)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a validated ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong project management skills combined with interest and experience in process improvement and efficiency
  • A high level of initiative, teamwork, urgency, accountability, and integrity
Additional Information:

We're looking to hire team members invested in realizing the goal of making real-time data exploration easy and available to anyone. As a distributed company, we believe that diversity drives our vibe! 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.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Equity
  • Global minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave (moms & dads)
  • Generous vacation time and one week of volunteer time off
  • 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.


Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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