Project Accountant CDD

Job description

OpenClassrooms makes education and career mobility accessible to everyone, everywhere. ๐ŸŒŽ

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 3 millions of students from around the world.

Welcome to the revolution of education ! #BecomeFutureProof

We are looking for a Project Accountant, fully integrated in the Finance team, to monitor, report and plan all activities and transactions relating to our various projects financed by either public or private grants.

You have the drive and experience to closely work and communicate with non-finance stakeholders while ensuring that our financial obligations are being fulfilled In regards of the various grants and programs.


In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with the Sales and Operations teams in order to elaborate project budgets, particularly on large Social Program Grants, each of several million Euros
  • Ensure the obligations, terms and conditions and needed resources for projects are properly documented and monitored
  • Ensure collection of project data for proper reporting
  • Elaborate monthly forecasts for costs, income and cash derived from projects
  • Ensure the proper accounting of projects transactions in close collaboration with the accounting team
  • Prepare and track down specific financial reporting to Internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate to specific accounting activities such as capitalization of development costs

Job requirements


  • Ability to liaise and collaborate closely with sales and operations functions
  • Knowledge of project accounting principles
  • Excellent data collection and computing skills with attention to details
  • Strong Investigative and communicative skills
  • Mastering of Excel spreadsheets
  • Great English and French communication skills, both written and verbal (B2 level at the very least in both languages for team role and C1 level for management role)


  • 2 years degree in accounting and / or financial analysis
  • Previous experience in a project accounting role


Reports to Chief Accountant


The journey starts with a phone interview with Talent Acquisition Manager.

For the 1st round of interviews we plan face to face meetings with:

  • Chief Accountant

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

  • 2 Team members of the Finance Team
  • 1 from teams across the organization to discuss Culture and Values at OpenClassrooms
  • Talent Acquisition Team members.ย 

If you reach the final round, you will be asked to provide us with 3 professional references contact details.
Feel free to get the gist of who we are :


    • Pass Navigo paid by OpenClassrooms
    • Health insurance for free (โ€œMutuelleโ€ monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms)
    • Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at the max authorized by law)
    • Access to the gym for free (Gymlib paid by OpenClassrooms)
    • Unlimited days off and a 1.000โ‚ฌ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken
    • Access to remote working
    • Access to a brand new OC MacBook
    • A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality

๐Ÿ‘‰ OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible to 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.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ We value diversity and welcome everyone who wants to join us and make education accessible. We are at an exciting moment and we deeply believe that various backgrounds and experiences will lead to a better product for our students.

๐Ÿ‘‰ 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, everyday! ๐ŸŒŽ