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Senior Manager, Revenue Accounting

Remote
about 2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Planet started as a small team of physicists and engineers, and now operates the world's largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. ...

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Job Description

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 a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

Planet is seeking an experienced Senior Revenue Manager, reporting to the Director of Revenue.  This role has direct supervisory and mentorship responsibilities. You will provide leadership, accounting expertise, business sense, and will have a strong desire to improve processes. You will manage the revenue close and will drive strategic initiatives while working cross-functionally by partnering with our Finance, Deals Desk, Legal, Sales, and Sales Operations.  Ideally you are an excellent teammate who is hands on, highly detail oriented and process driven, but also a critical and creative thinker that can jump into the details while keeping an eye on the big picture. You’re a great fit for this role if you have a strong technical revenue background with and experience in managing revenue accounting operations in a fast-paced environment.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Lead the revenue contract review process and review the documentation of non-standard contracts to address any revenue considerations in accordance with ASC 606
  • Preparation of technical revenue accounting memos and policies that address complex or non-standard revenue arrangements
  • Management of Planet’’s revenue accounting including the month/quarter end close process, reconciliations, and related reporting and disclosures while operating in an effective SOX framework
  • Collaborating with cross functional teams including sales, legal, deal strategy, finance systems and FP&A to ensure strategic alignment on business initiatives and specific transactions, system enhancements, and process streamlining
  • Support external reporting requirements such as the remaining performance obligation, revenue related disclosures and ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Other responsibilities include coordinating projects, product implementations, and system enhancements directly impacting revenue
  • Provide support to Deal Strategy, Legal and Order Management teams on deal structure and guidance on the contractual terms for revenue compliance and optimization
  • Engage with the external audit team to support the quarterly review and annual audit activities including the preparation and review of audit PBC’s
  • Coaching your team to support their growth and professional development

What You Bring:

  • 8+ years of revenue accounting experience, with experience at both public and private companies
  • Strong understanding of ASC 606 principles in a SaaS or Software focused industry
  • Highly productive self-starter with very strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Experience supporting Deals Desk, Legal and/or Sales team during the deal negotiations for revenue compliance
  • Maintains a high sense of accountability for self and team
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication, collaboration and coordination skills
  • Exhibits the ability to manage multiple priorities by identifying and engaging appropriate resources to deliver under given time constraints and deadlines
  • Proven ability to develop and inspire a team by empowering decision-making at lower levels, offering frequent opportunities to develop, and encouraging upward feedback
  • Experience with Netsuite and Salesforce
  • Strong unquestionable ethics and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive data
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other quantitative major
  • Experience working effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Ability to thrive in a high-growth environment
  • Positive, get-it-done attitude and agile approach to problem solving

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. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

Accommodations:

Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

Privacy Policy: By clicking "Apply Now" at the top of this job posting, I acknowledge that I have read the Planet Data Privacy Notice for California Staff Members and Applicants, and hereby consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of my personal information as described therein.

Compensation (only applicable for Colorado applicants):

The base pay range targeted for this position in Colorado is: $106,200 - $192,000. This role is eligible for bonus, commission and equity.

The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, including experience, location, and other business considerations.

Planet is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not able to work from a state where Planet is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.

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