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Financial Audit Manager

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
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 Financial Audit Manager, you'll report to the Head of Financial Audits and partner together to build and mature our SOX and Financial Compliance Internal Audit program. You'll be responsible for managing activities relating to financial compliance with applicable laws and regulations, particularly requirements as defined by Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
This role involves extensive collaboration with teams across Palantir, including Finance, IT and Legal. In partnership with the Systems and Technology Audit team, you’ll work on maturing the SOX compliance program and execute against it in a high-growth environment. You will be responsible for providing continual oversight of an efficient and effective internal control testing framework, evaluating control deficiencies, interacting with external auditors, and identifying practical and appropriate approaches for control remediation.
Our ideal candidate will have a solution-oriented mindset and risk-based approach to identifying, evaluating, and addressing critical SOX 404 compliance risks, operational business risks and the relevant governance processes.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage SOX compliance activities and milestones - including annual planning for the program (risk assessment and determining scope), walk-throughs, documenting and analyzing procedures and controls, preparing and reviewing appropriate work papers, and continuously working to enhance the SOX program to become more efficient and effective.
  • Coordinate with co-sourced providers, external auditors, internal leaders and process owners to ensure engagement and timely execution of audit work and the SOX compliance program including alignment on SOX planning, walk-throughs/testing, audit requests, and deficiency evaluation.
  • Assist stakeholders in system implementation and control redesigning efforts that improve the control environment and address control deficiencies.
  • Drive education and training of control owners so they better understand internal controls framework and their responsibilities for internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Manage financial compliance and operational audits, including but not limited to, audit risk assessment - scoping, planning, fieldwork, execution, and reporting.
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for improvements in operational efficiency and overall effectiveness of the processes and controls.
  • Research and stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g. PCAOB guidance, SEC, COSO etc.).

What We Value

  • Technology industry experience.
  • Ability to audit customized systems with a focus on high-risk areas such as revenue, cost allocations, and commissions.
  • Experience with integrated audit and knowledge of IT SOX.
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced. environment.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to communicate independently with key stakeholders.

What We Require

  • Minimum 6 years audit experience, between industry and/or a public accounting firm.
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CA or CIA.
  • Ability to work at least twice a week from Palo Alto office.
  • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability coverage
  • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
  • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
  • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year
The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $90,000 - $151,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.
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 state 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 and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. 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. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.
Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.