Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Mountain View, CA; Remote in USA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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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 82 million registered learners as of March 31, 2021. Coursera partners with over 200 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. More than 6,000 institutions have used Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students, including in high-demand fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.
Reporting to the Sr. Director of FP&A, the Director of FP&A will build and lead an FP&A organization that is a strategic thought partner to the business while also establishing effective planning, forecasting and reporting processes that scale with our growth. You will strive to establish FP&A as both an enabler and a control function in providing strategic decision support to our Business Leaders and maintaining strong processes and operating oversight. You will drive truth-seeking analysis critical to optimizing Marketing, Product and tech resource allocation and to effectively balancing Coursera’s high-growth trajectory with desired operational improvements. This is a high visibility role where you will prepare presentations and provide strategic advice and support for executive staff, including the CEO, CFO and BOD.


  • Be a strategic partner and become a key advisor to the Segment leadership team, focusing on growth opportunities, expense control, profitability of the business and executing against OKRs
  • Lead Segment bookings, revenue and operating expense planning and forecasting
  • You will have hands-on involvement in  developing annual operating plans, quarterly and monthly financial forecasts, and ongoing analysis of actuals versus prior periods, plan and/or forecasts. Collaborate with Corporate FP&A and accounting to support plan, forecast, analysis and close processes
  • Partner with marketing, product, and tech to improve unit economics and drive down acquisition & servicing costs
  • Partner with data and  analytics on dashboards and delivering results. Transition segment FP&A infrastructure to IBM Planning system  
  • You will prepare management reporting / dashboards for Executives - analyze results, distill/synthesize business performance indicators, assess business risk and operating performance, and timely communicate risks and opportunities to management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years in functional business and/or operations role; business to consumer and/or enterprise experience in technology 
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships across the organization and drive cross-functional results
  • Ability to handle large volumes of data and drive insights through testing and analysis
  • Experience building and maintaining corporate dashboards, developing data cubes for FP&A software systems like IBM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics or other relevant quantitative field
  • Experience with international organizations. User of IBM analytics, Looker, Workday, (a plus)
  • Proven experience with finance transformation, process re-engineering and improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to partner and influence senior leadership stakeholders. Capable of communicating complex financial information in an easy to understand format. Able to interact comfortably and drive alignment with the executive management team
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization and a highly collaborative environment with a high growth, can-get-done mentality.
  • Strong leader with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay flexible through growth and change
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Job tags: Accounting Cross-functional High visibility Looker Salesforce
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