Director, SEC Reporting & Technical Accounting at Planet

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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

About the Role:

The Accounting team at Planet is seeking a Director, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting, reporting to VP, Global Controller.  The role will be responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the Company’s quarterly SEC Form 10-Q and annual SEC Form 10-K filings, as well as technical accounting analysis of significant or unusual transactions, or recently issued accounting updates. This role includes oversight and participation in various planning, drafting and other activities that facilitate the efficient completion of those filings.. 

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Manages the coordination and preparation of financial statements and disclosures on Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Manages the preparation of the monthly consolidated financial statement variance analysis for management.
  • Owns the review process of external deliverables to ensure accuracy and consistency with SEC filings and internal reports and documents, as well as compliance with SEC rules governing non-GAAP metrics.
  • Manages the coordination and preparation of financial statements and other information for the Statistical Supplement to the Annual Report.
  • Responsible for determining the impact from accounting and financial statement changes (such as acquisitions, divestitures, discontinued operations, and segment reporting) and directs steps necessary to correct or reflect adjustments to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Provides professional advice and develops strategy for a broad range of accounting issues, and technical accounting analysis of significant or unusual transactions, or recently issued accounting updates.
  • Lead the review of existing and proposed regulations of the FASB, SEC, and/or other authoritative bodies that formulate or have jurisdiction over financial reporting or accounting matters that will impact the Company.
  • Own the interpretation and analysis of new accounting principles and regulatory decisions to assess the financial statement impact, and the implementation of accounting-related changes to ensure compliance.
  • Plays a critical leadership role in the development of the Company's position relative to financial reporting and accounting issues, and reviews responses to authoritative rule-making bodies when appropriate in an effort to affect the final outcome.
  • Keeps up to date on new innovative accounting and reporting tools and reviews proposed or alternate accounting and financial reporting processes.

What You Bring:

  • Able to convey in original written correspondence and reports, complex technical matters in a clear and concise manner, adapted to the needs of technical and non-technical clients.
  • Full understanding of the Big Picture and ability to interpret accounting and financial theories and concepts, and develop alternative solutions to the Company's current business and regulatory issues to enhance competitive positioning and maximize shareholder value.
  • Able to articulate complex accounting matters to non-financial colleagues in a way that drives understanding and fosters effective decision-making, process improvements and collaboration
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of accounting methods and techniques and the ability to apply both in problem solving.
  • Skills in leadership and teambuilding, organizing, planning, controlling, coordinating, and delegating to effectively manage and develop staff, and achieve organizational goals.
  • Possesses strong negotiation and interpersonal skills to persuade and influence those with divergent opinions toward consensus.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.
  • Technical proficiency in all FASB and SEC accounting and reporting issues applicable to the Company and its affiliates must be maintained.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and internal controls.
  • Understanding of the interrelationship of utility rate making, tax, and general purpose accounting concepts is desirable.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • 10+ years previous experience, including Big 4 public accounting experience and SEC reporting experience with a publicly-traded company required
  • Experience with SOX 404 and internal control over financial reporting required.
  • Strong technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC accounting and reporting requirement required.
  • Lead or supervisory experience required.
  • Proven analytical, problem-solving, and strategic-thinking skills with a forward-looking focus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a team environment working with others.
  • Experience with Workiva (Wdesk) and XBRL preferred but not required.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Familiarity with the Saas model, cost capitalization and inventory is highly preferred.
  • Self-starter with proactive approach to problem identification and remediation

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Recognition Programs
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • Offsites and Happy Hours
  • Volunteering Benefits

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • kubernetesLanguages
    • altiumLanguages
    • satellite tasking tools / STK or SOAPLanguages
    • elasticsearchLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Located in sunny SOMA, just a few blocks from the San Francisco Giants ballpark. Steps from world-class restaurants and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Planet

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Planet challenges and motivates its employees to excel at work while also providing the freedom to do the things we love in our personal lives!

Radhika

FP&A Manager, Go To Market

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about partnering with Chief Sustainability Officers to solve key environmental and social governance initiatives. My passions are preventing deforestation and reducing the impact of climate change through the tracking of carbon emissions. Planet's 24/7 satellite imagery/analytics makes working here less of a job, and more of a mission.

Jarrett

Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team builds satellites. Not too many people in the world can say they do that. It is a unique club! To succeed on my team, you need passion, dedication and a sense of humor! Everyone in our lab is dedicated, smart and committed. Sure, schedules can be demanding, but we have fun while we do it. Working at Planet is not just a job, it's a mission!

Dalibor

Director, Manufacturing Engineering

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

It's fascinating to see Planet’s satellite imagery unlock new capabilities for Earth observation. As a Marketing leader in Global Demand Generation I amplify our message and engage with various industries. I develop interesting ways to reach an audience and create awareness about Planet’s mission - use space to help life on Earth.

Tracy

Director of Global Demand Generation

What's something quirky about your company?

Planet is breaking barriers and creating new value proposition within earth observation. Traditional space companies do not operate with the agility and innovation that we do, however, the quirkiest aspect of all would be our people. Everyone you meet has a purpose that aligns with Planet's vision and an interesting story as to how they got here.

Pooja

Customer Success Engineer

What are Planet Perks + Benefits

Planet Benefits Overview

Health and Wellness: health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; wellness program; HSA account; fitness subsidies; Ginger.io; Physera; Headspace

Vacation and Time Off: unlimited flexible vacation; paid holidays; personal/sick days; maternity leave; paternity leave

Financial and Retirement: 401(k); company equity; relocation assistance

Professional Development: tuition reimbursement; learning and development stipend; promote from within; mentor program; shadowing opportunities; access to online courses; lunch and learns

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Meals On Wheels
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Green Committee, a Wellness Program, Celestial Events Committee, Ethics Committee
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
At Planet we have six C-level executives, and three of those are WOMEN!
Unconscious bias training
We conduct mandatory Interview Training and do an entire section on Unconscious Bias in interviewing and hiring.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a Belonging Task Force - [email protected] ERG - Latinx ERG - Mental Health ERG - Social Justice Matching Program - Planet Queers - Wonderwomxn Group - Racial Justice [working group]
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
- Fall IMPACT Software Interns: We hired 9 interns from BIPOC & underrepresented communities. - Summer Internship Programs: Emphasis on hiring internationally & students from marginalized communitie
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
100% coverage offered
Vision Benefits
100% coverage offered
Health Insurance Benefits
Several plan options available.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time, remote for specific positions, and work remotely on occasion as needed.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Planet encourages employees to pledge 1% of their time giving back to the community, as part of Pledge 1%. Planeteers can donate up to 32 hours (4 days) per calendar year (one day per quarter).
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
-Planet will reimburse up to $5,250 USD/$6,850 CAD/ €4,750EUR towards education expenses, annually.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
-Planet will reimburse up to $5,250 USD/$6,850 CAD/ €4,750EUR towards education expenses. - If you propose a course that is supportive of your current job, we want to see it!
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

There are so many more perks we offer our employees - this is just some of them!

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