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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023
Description Of The Company

OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company that makes education accessible to all. Our goal is to become the leading apprenticeship and reskilling provider, all over the world.

We are already the leading online education platform in Europe and Africa, expanding in the US and Asia.

Every month, we offer fully-accredited online diplomas to 12,000 students and free courses to more than 300K students

We are very proud to be a B Corp company (combining a for-profit activity with general social impact), we’re recognized as one of the best workplaces in France by Great Place to Work. We’ve received multiple other awards (Next 40/120, Entrepreneur of The Year by EY, etc.), but what really matters to us is that in 2021, more than 14,000 individuals attributed a positive move in their careers to OpenClassrooms.

We raised a total of 150 million dollars since inception with world-class investors like General Atlantic, Salesforce Ventures, GSV, or Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This will help us invest in our product, continue our growth.

Welcome to the revolution of education! #BecomeFutureProof


In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for monthly management reporting for internal and external stakeholders, Including budget and forecast variance analysis and rolling updated forward forecasts
  • Be responsible for monthly management reporting for internal and external stakeholders,
  • Be responsible for monthly management 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 optimizing the delivery of timely and accurate financial information
  • Support M&A and financing activities as required

Competencies Required

  • 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 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

Desired Education & Experience

Relevant masters degree or relevant professional qualification and experience (12+ years, of which at least 5 years as a leader)


Reports to CFO.


  • A work environment and culture based on agility, openness, respect and performance
  • A competitive salary
  • Health insurance paid in full by OpenClassrooms
  • Access to professional training paid by OpenClassrooms
  • Reimbursement of transport costs (Navigo pass paid by OpenClassrooms)
  • A Swile luncheon voucher (OpenClassrooms' contribution to the maximum allowed by law)
  • Gymlib subscription paid by OpenClassrooms
  • The possibility of working remotely ("Remote first" policy)
  • A company MacBook


  • The journey will start with a phone interview with a member of the talent team (20 minutes)
  • Then a face-to-face (virtual) meeting with the Hiring Manager (1 hour)
  • Then you will meet other teams members within the department
  • You will be asked to provide us with professional references,s including contact details

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you! Apply today — we’re standing by for your resume!

Feel free to check our online courses How do we work at OpenClassroom,s to get the gist of who we are.

👉 OpenClassrooms is a company of equal opportunities where you can find colleagues with diverse backgrounds, ages, gender, social origins, beliefs, health situation,n or disability. You come as you are!

👉 OpenClassrooms is a Remote-first company. We trust our employees and give them the flexibility to choose if they want to work remotely or come to the office/coworking space (when available). Our US office is currently located in New York, but we are also hiring in Illinois, Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina, as well as other states.

👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, taking up challenges, meeting awesome people every week, and changing the world a little bit every day!

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.