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Planet Labs // commercial satellite network
Sales, Full Time    Berlin, Germany    Posted: Monday, March 07, 2022
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Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, & 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, & humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company & data company all rolled into one.

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

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

We have a people-centric approach toward culture & community & we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first & prepares our company for growth. Join Planet & 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 Finance team at Planet in Berlin is seeking a Working Student (Accountant) to become a part of a global Finance team. We are building & maintaining lean & scalable accounting processes & ensure Planets financial stability. You will work closely with other departments & will have a variety of tasks with a focus on the travel expenses process. This position will be part of Planets operational accounting with an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the business by finding corporate efficiencies & supporting the implementation of new systems & processes of the company. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, attentive & detail-oriented thinker, & a reliable colleague who sees challenges as opportunities. You have the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles & internal controls.

Impact Youll Own:

  • Managing the whole travel expenses process (checking the expenses entered by employees, consulting employees on the process of expenses reimbursement, entering reports in accounting system, checking compliance with company Travel Policy & German business travel regulations, keeping Travel Policy & guidelines for employees up-to-date)
  • Cooperating with internal & external stakeholders (e.g. sales department, auditors, financial authorities, customers) 
  • Possible assisting in Debtors- & Creditors Accounting (invoicing, bookkeeping, check cash flows, checking vendor invoices)
  • Act as backup for other team members in different areas of accounting & ad-hoc projects as needed

What You Bring:

  • You are in the process of achieving of a Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other quantitative major or experience or commercial training (kaufmnnische Ausbildung)
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, & data integrity
  • Fluent English & German skills
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong work ethic, capacity to get things done independently, & consistent performance with a sense of urgency & commitment, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines
  • Good verbal & written communication skills to interact internally & externally
  • Based in Germany

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • High level of resilience & agile approach to problem-solving
  • Knowledge of accounting policies/procedures & financial statements (HGB)
  • Experience with Netsuite or equivalent ERP system
  • Experience with HRWorks or equivalent travel expenses system
  • Experience in a high growth, rapidly changing work environment

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Be part of a vibrant international company of 45+ nations with office locations in different countries
  • Sense of belonging in a diverse & inclusive culture
  • Experience a fast-paced spacetech environment
  • Countless opportunities to connect within & outside of work with regular team events  
  • Personal development with annual L&D budget
  • Join our regular hack-weeks & meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Employee Resource Groups that provide safe & empowering spaces for connection & mentorship
  • Give back to the community by using one day per quarter for charitable work as part of our 1% Pledge
  • Health programs & flexible working hours to support work life balance
  • Be part of our growth: we offer equity options for our employees
  • Daily virtual mindful bodywork sessions to stay healthy
  • We offer equipment & wellbeing support during these challenging times 
  • Additional contributions to Company Pension schemes
  • Enjoy unique offers & discounts for companies/web shops 
  • Additional Company Holidays

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. 

Were dedicated to helping the whole Planet, & to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices & on all of our teams. Thats why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity & inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but youre 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 dont just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill peoples 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 youre excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs & we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, & 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 & breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, & local laws. 


Planet is an inclusive community & 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 & we will be happy to assist you.

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