Senior International Accountant

London, United Kingdom
Finance /
Full-time /
A World-Changing Company

Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.

The Role

As a Senior International Accountant, you support the accounting and compliance for a portion of our international subsidiaries. You will work with other members of the business and the Finance Team in a dynamic environment to determine the accounting treatment for unique transactions and recording related journal entries. In this role, you will collaborate with outside service providers (auditors and tax advisors), partners within the Finance and Legal teams, and partners from around the business to ensure financial and related compliance in-country. You will assist with supporting the preparation of financial statements for a number of international subsidiaries, including performing review of the general ledger activity and accounting conclusions for these subsidiaries. You will be empowered as a key player of our team to challenge the status quo, proactively seek to improve processes, and work collaboratively across Finance and the business.

Core Responsiblities

    • Supporting the accounting and reporting processes for assigned countries from beginning to end, including recording of journal entries, reconciliations for monthly close and year end, preparation and review of financial statements, and coordination of tax, audit and census filings
    • Prepare support for maintaining US GAAP consolidated reporting and reconciliation to local GAAP reporting
    • Support the global coordination with local external bookkeepers, auditors, tax, and legal teams to ensure compliance with all reporting requirements
    • Ensure accurate and timely recording, reconciliation and application of inter-company transactions
    • Identify and implement opportunities for automation and process improvement, including engage cross functionally on such initiatives
    • Assist on projects and ad-hoc assignments as needed

What We Value

    • Strong attention to detail and ability to function in a dynamic environment while ensuring execution of key deliverables
    • Ability to prepare financial data with accuracy and integrity
    • Proven ability to creatively problem solve, leveraging data when needed
    • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently within a global cross-functional team
    • Experience with NetSuite and Workiva highly desirable
    • Chartered Accountant or CPA Preferred
    • Public Accounting experience with a big 4 firm is a plus

What We Require

    • 4+ years of experience in the finance and/or accounting space within a US multi-national company
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS; knowledge of share based payments a plus
Life at Palantir

We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.

In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the city and or country in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.

Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems.

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