VP Finance H/F/X

DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY

OpenClassrooms is a mission-driven company that makes 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 and gathering each month a passionate community of 2 million students from around the world.

We are very proud to be part of the B Corp community (more than 3,500 companies that combine profit and general interest), and to have the Great Place to Work label. OpenClassrooms is also part of the Next40 group for the second consecutive year.

We have recently announced a new fundraising of 80 million dollars. This will help us invest in our product, continue our growth and make education even more accessible across the world!

 

Welcome to the revolution of education! #BecomeFutureProof


RESPONSIBILITIES

 In this role, you will:

  • Be part of the Company Leadership team and contribute to the successful and sustainable growth of the company
  • Support the CFO in delivering key projects (e.g. Involvement in upcoming IFRS conversion project), ensuring a best in class finance function, accelerating automation and managing and co-ordinating as required
  • Build business partner relationships across the company and collaborate to achieve company objectives
  • Be proactive in evaluating and optimising our existing processes, and rapidly implementing new, improved ones, leveraging technology where relevant, to build a financial infrastructure which can support the pace of growth
  • Apply strong analytical and commercial skills and acumen to diverse finance related initiatives
  • Assist with management of c. 30 people strong finance team

REPORTING LINE

 Reports to CFO, Laela

YOU WILL LOVE THIS JOB IF

  • You are a qualified finance professional - with either an accounting or finance background and a track record of career progression and increasing responsibility within the finance function of a company
  • You'll be a true leader in the finance profession, using innovative practices to bring business success to bottom line performance
  • Experience of flourishing in dynamic, quickly evolving high-growth / scaling companies is advantageous
  • You have great communication skills and love working with people and technology
  • You are organized, structured in your approach to work and pay strong attention to detail,
  • You are decisive, data-oriented and metrics driven
  • You'll be comfortable diving into the finance and accounting detail, as well as in formulating high level business strategy, and are comfortable flexibly adapting and working on multiple projects
  • 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
  • Strong commercial acumen with the gravitas and confidence to lead change, Improve processes and enhance the provision of value add analysis. 
  • Intellectually curious and a clear and critical thinker
  • 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.
  • You know current tools including Netsuite, Salesforce/ Sofacto helpful
  • Expert excel skills and proven financial modeling skills a necessity, ease of working with Google suite expected
  • Fluent English speaker, French advantageous but not essential
  • You demonstrate interest in Education and OpenClassrooms mission 
  • You are innovative with the confidence to embrace new ways of doing things, including automating functions, finding scalable solutions and driving continuous improvement

YOUR BACKGROUND

Relevant masters degree or relevant professional qualification and experience (8+ years, of which at least 3 years as a leader)

WHY JOIN US

  • A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality
  • A competitive salary
  • Access to professional development training sponsored by OpenClassrooms
  • PTO 20 days + additional time off offered. After one year at OpenClassrooms, a 1,000 GBP / 1,000 USD premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
  • “Remote  First” work policy
  • A company MacBook

UK-specific benefits

  • Health insurance: 100% covered for the employee and 50% for the family (no vision and dental)
  • Pension plan: employer gross contribution 9%
  • Our insurance provider Vitality Health offers 50% off on most gyms in London
  • Modern Central London office space when needed for meetings/days in London (Holborn)

French-specific benefits 

  • Health insurance (“Mutuelle”) monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms and remote medical consultations for free
  • Pass Navigo entirely paid by OpenClassrooms
  • Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at 60%, the max authorised by law)
  • Access to the gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)

HIRING PROCESS

The journey starts with a phone interview with Magdalena (HR team member) (30 minutes).

For the 1st round of interviews we plan face to face (Google Meet/ ZOOM) meetings with:

  • Yulia, HR (1 hour) 
  • Laela, CFO, (1 hour)

For the 2nd round of interviews, you plan to:

  • Take a technical assessment (business or study case,…) to be done at home or at the office (2 hours)
  • Take an English test to be done at home (at your own pace)

For the final round, we plan face to face with:

  • 2 Team members of the hiring manager (1 hour)
  • 2 or 4 peers from teams across the organization to discuss about Culture and Values at OpenClassrooms (2 hours)
  • Meet with members of OpenClassrooms Executive C-team (1 hour) 
  • We'll also take time for you to walk around our facilities and have chats with our people if possible. 

If you reach the final round, you will be asked to provide us with 5 professional references contact detail.

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

 

Feel free to check our online course How do we work at OpenClassrooms  to get the gist of who we are.

👉 OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children. More information here

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

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

LABS House
WC1A 2TH London Directions hello@openclassrooms.com +33 1 80 88 80 30

OpenClassrooms, Paris

10 Quai de la Charente
75019 Paris Directions hello@openclassrooms.com +(33)1 80 88 80 30

Perks & benefits

  • "Remote First" Policy

    You can work from home and/or from the office

  • Flexible timetables

    Results rather than presence oriented!

  • Medical Insurance

    An excellent health insurance for you and your family

  • Meal vouchers

    Meal vouchers for all working days

  • Free gym subscription

    Unlimited vouchers for sports through Gymlib (France)

  • Travel expenses

    Full coverage of travel expenses and public transportation

  • Unlimited days off

    Unlimited days off and a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken (after one year of seniority)

  • A Macbook / PC and everything you need to be productive

    It includes weekly organic fruit baskets, unlimited tea, coffee, and candies that are offered at the office. If you work remotely, we'll provide you with the necessary equipment (screen, desk, chair, bluetooth headset etc.)

What is it like to work at OpenClassrooms?

 

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