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Corporate Finance Analyst



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Corporate Finance Team at Coursera and Revolutionize Global Education Through Financial Expertise


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United States

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100% Remote- Worldwide

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Founded by Stanford professors, Coursera is a leading online learning platform with the noble mission of providing universal access to top-tier education. With 142 million learners and partnerships with over 325 universities and industry leaders, Coursera offers a plethora of learning opportunities, including degrees and professional certificates. As a B Corp, they value diversity and offer remote opportunities worldwide, aiming to make a difference through education.

Role Summary

  • Support and enhance financial processes like forecasting and budget planning.
  • Work closely with finance, IR, and data teams to drive financial and investor metrics.
  • Use analytical skills to influence strategic decisions and long-term planning.
  • Provide financial reporting and analysis to key stakeholders, including the Board.
  • Contribute to ad-hoc projects and system improvements for growth.
  • Manage financial planning software and tools.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of corporate finance experience, preferably in consumer, enterprise, or SaaS industries.
  • Proficient in Excel with strong business modeling and analytical abilities.
  • Prior involvement in complex, cross-functional financial planning processes.
  • Ability to construct financial statements and comprehend finance and accounting principles.
  • Experience with financial planning software, preferably IBM Analytics.
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or related field is preferred.
  • Knowledge of enterprise SaaS technology or consumer internet is a plus.
  • Capability to handle large data sets, derive insights, and effectively communicate findings.

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 142 million registered learners as of December 31, 2023.

Coursera partners with over 325 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

Join us in our mission to create a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life through access to education. We're seeking talented individuals who share our passion and drive to revolutionize the way the world learns.

We at Coursera are committed to building a globally diverse team and are thrilled to extend employment opportunities to individuals in any country where we have a legal entity. We require candidates to possess eligible working rights and have a compatible timezone overlap with their team to facilitate seamless collaboration. As a remote-first company, our interviews and onboarding are entirely virtual, providing a smooth and efficient experience for our candidates.

Job Overview

Corporate Finance sits at the center of the broader finance team to help Coursera’s leadership and board gain financial visibility and insights on the business. This team runs Coursera’s financial processes, including our Annual Planning process, monthly forecasts, management packages and board presentations. Corporate Finance sets the parameters and forecast processes for the finance team, supports any Investor Relations needs to help tell our story through numbers, and partners with other key operational teams on the moving pieces that impact our financial outlook (tax, accounting, treasury, facilities, intl). 

The Corporate Finance Analyst will support the Director of Corporate Finance and collaborate with our global finance team in the US.  You will support successful budgeting and forecasting processes and help leadership deliver strategic & valuable insights to continue to scale our organization. 


  • Support and help improve key financial processes, including forecasting, budget planning, performance reporting, long-range planning, cash flow, and balance sheet forecasting
  • Collaborate closely with finance, investor relations (IR), and data insights teams to help drive key financial, investor metrics, track team & company-wide trends, identify opportunities, provide recommendations, and collaborate across all levels
  • Apply an analytical approach to help influence strategic decision-making, with a focus on long-term financial planning
  • Provide financial reporting, analysis, and commentary to important partners including Coursera’s Board, management team, and investors
  • Support ad hoc projects and help define systems improvements to support Coursera’s growth
  • Assist with managing IBM Planning Analytics planning software

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of corporate finance experience, including experience in the consumer, enterprise and/or Saas industries
  • Experience with Excel & strong business modeling and analytical skills 
  • Experience supporting complex workstreams and cross-functional efforts such as assisting with a yearly planning process
  • Demonstrated history of building financial statements (P&L, cash flow and balance sheet) as well as knowledge of accounting and corporate finance concepts
  • Demonstrated history with financial planning processes and business systems such as IBM Analytics or similar tool

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a finance-related field 
  • Experience with IBM analytics (Looker is a plus)
  • Experience in enterprise SaaS technology and/or consumer internet
  • Ability to handle large volumes of data, drive insights through analysis, and communicate to business partners
  • Intellectual curiosity, agility to navigate ambiguous circumstances, strategic thinker, strong writing and presentation skills

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Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $85,850 to $123,050 for all US candidates. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and location. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits.

Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email removed - click apply for more details].
For California Candidates, please review our CCPA Applicant Notice here.
For our Global Candidates, please review our GDPR Recruitment Notice here.

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