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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

OpenClassrooms

OpenClassrooms

Accounting & Finance
Paris, France
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023
Company Overview

Founded in 2013 by Pierre Dubuc and Mathieu Nebra, OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company with the ambition of making education and career opportunities accessible to everyone.

The school offers numerous open and free-access courses, along with accredited diploma programs for in-demand professions such as tech, IT, data, pedagogy, marketing, and more—all delivered 100% online. OpenClassrooms uniquely creates and produces all its courses and educational content, relying on a distinctive model focused on practical learning through professional projects and guidance from mentors who are experts in their respective fields.

From the beginning, OpenClassrooms' mission has been centered around impact: by incorporating it into the statutes since 2018 and subsequently obtaining B Corp certification in 2021—a recognition for companies balancing profits with social impact. OpenClassrooms is featured in the Next 40/120 ranking, but what we take the most pride in is having facilitated a renewed career trajectory for over 50,000 individuals in 2023.

Our goal: to become a leader in solutions for apprenticeships and professional retraining.

OpenClassrooms. Education that works.

WORK ENVIRONMENT :

  • Permanent
  • Paris - Hybrid Remote


Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible accelerating delivery of reporting for internal and external stakeholders, including budget and forecast variance analysis and rolling updated forward forecasts
  • Plan and manage the annual budget cycle
  • Ensure an integrated corporate planning process that connects our long term strategic and financial plan with our technology and operational roadmaps and our in place and evolving monthly accounting and forecasting processes - lead and deliver integration and automation at pace to improve execution and impact (notably concerning Anaplan integration to Netsuite, Salesforce and Tableau in the near term)
  • Build strong business partner relationships across the company and collaborate to develop, measure and publish KPIs to drive cross functional alignment and accountability.
  • Perform analysis to drive business strategy, improve efficiency and identify opportunities for improved business performance
  • Support the development of the corporate financial data strategy that will drive our future needs for data-driven decision making
  • Lead and inspire a small but mighty team of finance professionals (across FP&A and collaboratively with accounting and billing teams) to perform strategic and financial analysis to inform/validate investment allocation decisions, performance and benefits capture
  • Help the team to learn and grow, focusing on continual performance improvement, change management, and coaching
  • Continually analyze and evaluate financial reporting tools and processes with a view to refining and accelerating the delivery of timely and accurate financial information
  • Support M&A and financing activities as required


ABOUT YOU :

  • Prior significant experience in a similar corporate FP&A role with an impeccable track-record of producing timely, reliable and accurate reporting and delivering high value insight and business impact. Experience in a fast-growing technology company a plus.
  • Highly motivated, driven individual who relishes a challenge, and can contribute effectively to a fast-paced and reasonably complex company
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate closely with people and other functions and ability to influence
  • Deep knowledge of accounting principles, accounting qualifications a plus
  • Strong commercial acumen with the gravitas and confidence to lead change, improve processes and enhance the provision of value add analysis
  • Excellent data collection, analytical and computing skills with attention to details
  • Intellectually curious and a clear and critical thinker
  • Strong investigative and communicative skills - ability to use data to "tell a story" to finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Strong team and people management/ leadership skills : enthusiastically builds, manages, mentors and inspires teams;
  • Challenges people to set and achieve ambitious goals and holds them accountable.
  • Knowledge of current tools a strong plus, in particular Anaplan (also Tableau, Netsuite and Salesforce)
  • Expert excel skills and proven financial modeling skills a necessity
  • Fluent in English and French (C1 level minimum)
  • Interest in Education and OpenClassrooms mission
  • Innovative with the confidence to embrace new ways of doing things, including automating functions, finding scalable solutions and driving continuous improvement


At OpenClassrooms, we prioritize learning potential over a perfect alignment with every job criterion. We highly value qualities such as eagerness to learn, commitment, and the potential for growth. If you are motivated and confident in your ability to excel in the role, we enthusiastically encourage you to submit your application.

REPORTING LINE

Reports to CFO.

OUR PERKS :

  • Remote Work: OpenClassrooms is a "remote-first" company,meaning that remote work is the norm. We provide total flexibility, allowing you to work 100% remotely from France.
  • Access to OpenClassrooms Offices:You have the option to work daily or occasionally at our offices in Paris (75004).
  • For Employees Outside Île-de-France: Possibility to access coworking spaces occasionally (Worklib partnership).
  • Work Environment and Culture: Founded on the company's four core values: we care, we dare, we persist, we tell it as it is.
  • Equity Participation: Employees receive free shares in equal numbers, subject to eligibility, company performance, shareholder approval, and board committee approval.
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance: Fully covered by OpenClassrooms
  • Gymlib subscription and access to the Teale app (mental health solution), both covered by OpenClassrooms.
  • Swile Restaurant Vouchers
  • Transportation Reimbursement for the Île-de-France region : Navigo Pass fully paid by OpenClassrooms.
  • 30 Paid Vacation Days per Year + RTT
  • 5 "Caretaker Days" per Year: Provided to allow you to take care of your loved ones.
  • Company MacBook: Provided for work purposes.
  • Access to OpenClassrooms Training Catalog:
  • Annual Seminar in France: "La Classe Verte."


HIRING PROCESS :

  • HR Prequalification (30 mins)with a member of the HR team
  • Interview with the hiring manager (CFO) to delve into your professional background and achievements.
  • Practical Case Study (2:30 hours + 1h debrief with our CFO and our VP Data)
  • Team/Stakeholder virtual Interview (45 mins) with our COO to evaluate your compatibility with our work environment and values.
  • Virtual Interview with our CEO (30 mins)
  • Professional References: At the end of the process, we may request professional references.


Join our Team !

Intrigued? Let's get to know each other! Apply today — we're looking forward to receiving your application!

Feel free to check out our online course How do we work at OpenClassrooms to better understand our mission, culture, and team composition.

👉 We believe that the diversity of teams fosters wealth and innovation. As an employer, we aim to promote a diverse and inclusive culture. That's why we encourage everyone to apply, regardless of their gender, age, orientation, origin, or disability. If you have a disability and there's anything we can do to facilitate your interview process, please let us know.

👉 OpenClassrooms is eligible for the French Tech visa, simplifying the procedure for foreign candidates, with streamlined options for family members. More information here.

👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, taking on new challenges, meeting amazing people every week, and being a contributor to innovation and education in France and around the world!

OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company with the ambition to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere.

We are the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, offering fully accredited online diplomas based on the skills of the future. Each month, 300 000 free students from around the world connect to our platform, and we currently count 12 000 persons among our degree students.

As such, we are now the first online school in Europe and Africa and offer 100% online diplomas recognized by the State.