elastic Accounts Payable Manager

Posted on February 26th, 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, Logstash, and Beats — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to real time 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. The Elastic family unites employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

The Accounting team is seeking a global Accounts Payable Manager reporting into our Assistant Controller. This person will be an integral part of professionalizing and scaling our global AP processes and overall Procure to Pay process.

This is a distributed role working from home or your local co-working space if you do not live by an Elastic-affiliated workplace. We are looking to add this teammate in the USA or Canada.

What You Will Be Doing:

You will play a key role in the design of policies and procedures involving accounts payable and the financial impact of those policies on the company’s publicly-reported financial statements. You will develop and grow the global Accounts Payable Team, improve the design of processes that currently exist in Netsuite (ERP) and Concur, as well as automate aspects of the Accounts Payable overall process that are currently performed manually or with lesser automation. You will ensure the accounting for activities in the Accounts Payable area is accurate and efficient.

Further, you will collaborate with many groups within and outside of Elastic, including: Core Accounting, FP&A, Procurement, Treasury, IT and many groups throughout the company.

In addition, you will:

  • Execute internal controls
  • Be the subject-matter expert on AP
  • Participate in month-end close process
  • Review and approve the setup of new vendors
  • Serve as backup for AP team members
  • Supervise annual 1099 reporting process
  • Lead and participate in special projects as Elastic grows
  • And more!
What You Bring Along:

An agile, process improvement mindset and the ability to take action to make positive changes. You've helped to cut out inefficiencies, streamline processes, and maybe even implement a system in the past.

You have experience as a Manager focused on AP. Plus, developing, growing, and mentoring others is something you really enjoy!

If that's you, hopefully you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of professional AP experience, some in management role
  • 5+ years in accounting
  • Experience with Netsuite and Concur (preferred, not mandatory)
  • US + non-US AP experience (preferred, not mandatory)
  • Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Dedicated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently in a distributed, dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Positivity! We each love what we do and believe that a positive attitude matters
Additional Information:
  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Equity
  • Global minimum of 16 weeks of paid parental leave (moms & dads)
  • Generous vacation time and one week of volunteer time off
  • An environment in which you can balance great work with a 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.
  • Distributed-first company with Elasticians in over 30 countries, spread across 18 time zones, and speaking over 30 languages!

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

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