Senior GL Accountant, Payroll

Palantir Technologies

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/01/2021
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  • Company Address: 100 Hamilton Avenue Suite 300, Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1651

About Palantir Technologies

At Palantir, we're helping the world's most important institutions use their data to solve their most urgent problems. Our software lets our customers integrate and analyze all of their data so they can answer questions that they couldn't before. From delivering disaster relief to building safer automobiles, we're honored to help make our partners better at their most important work.

Job Description

A World-Changing Company
At Palantir, we’re passionate about building software that solves problems. We partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use data and technology. Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join us.
The Role
As the GL Accountant for Payroll, you will partner closely with the payroll operations and international accounting teams and will be responsible for the accounting of payroll and payroll-related expenses and liability accounts. You will be responsible for closing the books monthly as well as building out related internal controls, automation and process improvements. We value problem solvers who are not satisfied with the status quo and who are seeking opportunities to continue to improve the efficiency or accuracy of our existing processes.    


    • Prepare journal entries to record payroll activity in the accounting system for US and International subsidiaries.
    • Book payroll-related liability accounts such as bonus and vacation.
    • Review and reconcile payroll clearing accounts and employee benefits.
    • Implement and document improvements to the payroll reconciliation procedures to facilitate growth, scalability and improved compliance.
    • Serve as point person for all payroll-related financial audit requests, and support the payroll operations team with accounting knowledge.
    • Partner with Finance team to perform flux analysis as part of month-end close process and advise on accounting for related transactions.
    • Perform an annual payroll reasonableness test.

What We Value

    • At least 3 years of payroll related or accounting experience; experience in partnering and working with international payroll is a plus.
    • Degree in Accounting required.
    • Working knowledge of general ledger accounting and financial reporting.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Highly analytical, with strong problem solving ability.
    • Attention to detail and organizational skills; accuracy in work products and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • NetSuite, Workday, ADP and Safeguard experiences are a plus.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.