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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
New York    Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020
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FP&A Senior Analyst

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

As our second ever FP&A hire, you will be playing a key role in defining & scaling the FP&A function. You will work cross-functionally to understand our financial levers, create revenue forecasts, & track budgets. This is a high impact role: you will ultimately help the company to achieve its financial goals by ensuring alignment across teams, evolving our financial analytics, & providing actionable, meaningful insights to the executive team.

We are seeking an eager, curious & passionate finance professional that demonstrates critical thinking skills & is always looking for ways to think thoughtfully about the data.

What youll do:

  • Lead the financial reporting that is shared across the organization, leveraging financial data to create reports & dashboards to assess the companys financial health
  • Partner cross-functionally with product, data science, curriculum, & marketing teams to better understand financial drivers & KPIs, as well as to provide insights into results
  • Work closely with Data Science to ensure data integrity of financial metrics
  • Improve on our budget versus actuals process with cost center owners, & lead variance analysis & OPEX forecasting.
  • Model revenue projections for new & expanding product lines, including Premium & Codecademy for Business.
  • Be an integral part of our annual planning process to develop the annual budgets & top line targets.
  • Lead ad-hoc strategic finance projects that may include curriculum unit economics, marketing incrementality, & TAM analyses.

What youll need:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or equivalent discipline
  • 5+ years of finance progressive experience (ideally in a fast-growing technology company, investment banking, or consulting)
  • Fluency in the SaaS business model; experience at a SaaS company preferred
  • Excel whiz
  • Data driven: you must possess excellent analytical & financial modeling skills with the ability to verify, analyze, & draw conclusions from data.
  • You're a self-starter who loves wearing different hats & have an enthusiastic spirit that no job is too small or too big
  • You like to create things from scratch & can operate within ambiguity, whether individually or in collaboration with others

What will make you stand out:

  • Interest in coding or passion for empowering others through education
  • Proficiency with SQL & analyzing large datasets

We want people who are passionate about taking on new challenges & going the extra mile. If this opportunity sounds exciting, tell us why youd like to be our Senior FP&A analyst in your cover letter!

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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