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FP&A Manager, OPEX



Posted over 30 days ago...


Transform Lives and Shape the Future of Education with Coursera's Dynamic Finance Team


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£104 - £150

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United States

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100% Remote- Worldwide

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Expires at anytime

Join the Coursera Mission

Become part of Coursera's quest to empower people globally through education. Launched by Stanford professors, Coursera is a top-tier online learning platform with a noble B Corp status, providing world-class learning from over 325 prestigious partners. This is your chance to join a remote-first, diverse, and innovative team dedicated to educational access and excellence.

Role Summary

  • Manage budgeting and forecasting for Cost of Revenue and Operating Expenses.
  • Deliver strategic insights and partner with Content and Credentials teams.
  • Support monthly and quarterly financial reviews and business analyses.
  • Enhance financial processes and systems efficiency.
  • Collaborate with global finance teams and support shareholder value maximization.

Role Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant FP&A or corporate finance experience, preferably in technology.
  • Expertise in financial statements, accounting, and corporate finance principles.
  • Experience with financial planning systems (NetSuite, IBM TM1, Oracle Essbase, Adaptive Insights).
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools (SQL, Looker).
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, be a strategic thinker and possess excellent communication skills.
  • A bachelor's degree in finance or a related field is preferred, along with experience in SaaS or consumer internet industries.

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

Financial management is crucial to the performance and success of any company. The roles and responsibilities of the Coursera Finance team include accounting, financial reporting, analysis, planning, budgeting, and compliance. Problem solvers at heart, this team works to fuel Coursera’s growth by developing creative solutions in response to accounting and finance challenges.

At Coursera, our Finance team supports our internal partners to maximize shareholder value. We are looking for a talented and innovative Finance Manager to join our team. The Finance Manager, FP&A will support the Director of Finance and collaborate with our global finance team in the US.  You will manage successful budgeting and forecasting processes across the Cost of Revenue and Operating Expense side of the organization, deliver strategic & valuable insights, and help scale our organization. 


  • Partner closely with our Content and Credentials organization to manage headcount, planning and commissions expenses
  • Partner with accounting and operations to successfully close the books on a monthly basis. Support monthly and quarterly operational reviews and business deep dives
  • Support improvements to forecast/planning processes and systems to streamline efficiency
  • Support the corporate finance team in providing financial reporting, analysis, and commentary to important partners including Coursera’s board, management team, and investors.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of progressive, relevant experience in FP&A, and/or corporate finance & strategy experience in a corporate environment in the technology space
  • Prior experience supporting OPEX expenses and partnering with business owners on headcount, consulting, contract and related expenses
  • Experience supporting complex workstreams and cross-functional efforts such as managing a yearly planning process
  • Excellent proficiency in building and understanding financial statements, accounting, and corporate finance concepts
  • Familiarity with financial planning processes and business systems such as NetSuite, Planning Systems like IBM TM1, Oracle Essbase and/or Adaptive Insights
  • Experience with processing large data sets, using SQL, Looker
  • Demonstrated history of anticipating business needs and being a thought leader, and managing 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

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 industry
  • 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 $104,550 to $150,650 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].
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For our Global Candidates, please review our GDPR Recruitment Notice here.

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