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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Coursera, United States (Remote)

Education-focused technology company


Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 92 million registered learners as of Sept. 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 250 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

The FP&A Manager will play a strategic role in forecasting, business planning, management reporting, and business analytics activities. As an FP&A Manager you  will bring outstanding planning and modeling skills with a willingness to learn about the industry. This role will be dedicated to helping stakeholders make well informed decisions based on Company financial analysis and performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Own analysis and reporting of underlying drivers of monthly business performance. Predict short-term and longer-term revenue trajectory for Coursera B2C segmentP
  • lay a leading role in delivering daily/weekly business topline performance updates to executive leadership teams, and performing analysis to drive strategic business decisions
  • Support improvements to forecast/planning processes and systems to streamline efficiency
  • Partner with accounting and operations to successfully close the books on a monthly basis. Support monthly and quarterly operational reviews and business deep dives
  • Partner closely with Marketing, Product, Data Science and Engineering (as POC) to drive topline targets and manage headcount and G&A planning

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressive, relevant experience in FP&A
  • Direct experience with Excel, NetSuite, Planning Systems like IBM TM1/Oracle Essbase
  • Experience with processing large data sets, using SQL, LookerExperience in Financial modeling
  • Experience with performance management, scorecards, and dashboarding. Understanding of GAAP revenue recognition standards and business unit allocations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Excel skills with the ability to create and operate complex financial models and automated reporting
  • Demonstrated background to build strong relationships and establish credibility with diverse audiences and work collaboratively to deliver meaningful analyses and decision support
  • Demonstrated history anticipating  business needs and be a thought leader, and manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and communicate with all levels of the company
  • Strong leader with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure/ambiguity, thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible through growth and change
  • Internet Consumer business experience preferred
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About Coursera

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