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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 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:  

The Finance team at Planet in Berlin is seeking a Junior AP Accountant to become a part of a global Finance team. We are building and maintaining lean and scalable accounting processes to  ensure Planet’s financial stability. You will work closely with other departments,  with our various vendors as well as internal customers, and you will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks. This position will be part of Planet’s operational accounting with an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the business by finding corporate efficiencies and supporting the implementation of new systems and processes of the company. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, attentive and detail-oriented thinker, and a reliable colleague with high work ethic, who sees challenges as opportunities. You have the ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Managing day-to-day accounting operations with a flexibility to work on multiple projects and deliverables including accounts payable, employee expense reimbursements, asset management, and managing payments
  • Being responsible for creating relevant internal and external payment related reports
  • Master Data Maintenance for AP
  • The whole travel expenses process
  • Administration of funded projects, including project controlling and budgeting
  • Supporting month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial close - prepare journal entries, balance sheet and income statement account reconciliations
  • Reviewing and analyzing variances in the cash flow, profit and loss statement and balance sheet accounts
  • Cooperating with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. sales department, auditors, financial authorities, banks and customers)
  • Preparing ad-hoc reports and analysis as required by management
  • Assisting in cash-flow forecasting and budgeting
  • Act as backup for other team members in different areas of accounting and ad-hoc projects as needed

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other quantitative major or experience or commercial training (kaufmännische Ausbildung)
  • 1-2 years of progressive experience, solid knowledge of accounting policies/procedures and financial statements (HGB)
  • Fluent English and German skills
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Strong work ethic, capacity to get things done independently, and consistent performance with a sense of urgency and commitment, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and data integrity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to interact internally and externally
  • Based in Germany

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • High level of resilience and agile approach to problem-solving
  • Experience with Netsuite or equivalent ERP system
  • Experience in a high growth, rapidly changing work environment

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
  • Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
  • Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
  • Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Home office budget
  • Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

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. 


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.

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