Senior FP&A Analyst

  • Planet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Feb 06, 2021

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 headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a passionate, self-motivated Sr. FP&A Analyst to join the Finance team. This role will be responsible for regular monthly reporting, maintaining financial systems, supporting our business partners and enhancing our financial models. As a member of the Finance team, you will work cross-functionally with the business and help support the overall company strategy. Due to the high-growth nature of our business, the duties and responsibilities of this position will evolve over time, so we are looking for someone who has the capacity and desire to grow with the position.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Create detailed financial models and enhance existing models to increase efficiency across the FP&A team
  • Improve and maintain the consolidated corporate financial model. This includes managing a rolling forecast for the business
  • Assist the development of annual and recurring forecasts and scenarios, focusing on the underlying business drivers, key financial and operating metrics, and sensitivity analysis
  • Work cross-functionally across the organization to drive process improvements 
  • Develop and monitor goals, highlighting trends and explaining causes of variances to forecast as part of month end close process
  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure timely and accurate financial closes 
  • Track and analyze KPIs across all departments
  • Implement new processes and lead system requirements to streamline financial operations 
  • Ad hoc financial modeling and analysis

 What You Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or other quantitative major
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a financial, accounting or consulting role
  • Knowledge of financial reporting, including accounting operations, processes, risks and controls
  • Excellent financial modeling, Excel and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

 What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with ERP systems (NetSuite) and BI tools (Anaplan)
  • Ability to thrive in a high-growth startup environment
  • Positive, get-it-done attitude and agile approach to problem solving
  • Being able to prioritize multiple projects with high attention to detail
  • CFA, CPA or similar professional qualification desirable

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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