Director, FP&A - QuillBot

Job description

Course Hero Inc is scaling, and so is our Finance team! Over the past 15 months, we have executed 4 M&A transactions and raised nearly $400m in Series C funding, valuing the company at $3.6B and accelerating our already impressive track record of responsible growth and sustained profitability. Now, we are looking for a Finance Director to partner with our exciting business vertical QuillBot’s leadership team to develop and execute all things FP&A (reporting, forecasting, planning/budgeting, investment decision-making, ad-hoc support). As the dedicated finance partner to executive-level management, you’ll be empowered to not only provide FP&A support, but also act as a "mini-CFO" to this high-potential, high-growth, international business. In addition to very senior level functional expertise in FP&A, the ideal candidate has proven themselves to be a trusted business partner to their stakeholders, exhibiting indispensable thought leadership and influence. This role is a direct report to the VP Finance and will be a valued member of the finance leadership team.

While we are a hyper-growth tech company, we are also mission-driven and strive to create an environment where our team members can be their authentic selves, do their best work, and help us realize our vision - a world where every student graduates, confident and prepared. Come join us!

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact: 

  • Build and lead partnership between the FP&A function & Quillbot leadership. Act as a key member of the Quillbot GM’s staff in support of all business decisions
  • Drive the writing vertical’s annual budget process and implement a more robust quarterly update process. Own monthly financial reporting and budget tracking
  • Work closely with management on ad hoc projects to provide in-depth business case analysis and intuitive reporting to drive intelligent decision making
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of changes
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and aid in purchasing decisions
  • Own finance integration for potential future new businesses in the writing space, including but not limited to educating the new teams on finance processes, systems and concepts

Are you our Director, FP&A?

  • 10+ years of experience in primarily FP&A - you’ve led planning/budgeting and full P&L forecasting,and have extensive experience building and maintaining complex financial models
  • Independently led an FP&A function where the key stakeholders are executive level - you have influenced senior leadership across all communication channels and settings with key insights, practical experience, bold decision-making using a consultative, collaborative approach.
  • Able to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in clearly understandable ways to your stakeholders; you clearly and concisely present issues, are patient in the education of non-finance stakeholders
  • Improved processes and automated manual tasks and analyses - you see around the curve to proactively solve systemic problems & seek out new ways to add operational value
  • Thrive under pressure and ambiguity; you take incomplete information & nebulous problems to solve as opportunities rather than challenges, you employ business common sense and attention to detail

Bonus Points

  • Anaplan or Essbase experience
  • NetSuite experience
  • Experience working with international teams
  • MBA strongly preferred

Benefits & Perks!

  • Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs
  • Medical coverage, including full dental and vision
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 401(k) program (US)  / retirement savings plan (Canada) with company match
  • One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company
  • Education reimbursement
  • Professional development workshops & industry conferences
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Social responsibility program (volunteer time off and donation matching)
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Monthly tech stipend
  • Annual family planning stipend
  • Monthly snack boxes delivered to your door
  • Cell phone allowance

For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested: we'd love to learn how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

We are a virtual-first company and have employees dispersed throughout the United States and Canada. We have a market-based pay structure that varies by location. The base pay for this position is dependent on multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed below. You may also be eligible to participate in our bonus program and may be offered an equity award, benefits, and other types of compensation.

This role is eligible for hire anywhere in the US.

In accordance with California law, the base salary for this role if filled within California is $158,000 - $214,000
In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $140,000 - $214,000.
In accordance with New York law, the base salary for this role if filled within New York is $140,000 - $239,000.
In accordance with Washington law, the base salary for this role if filled within Washington is $140,000 - $227,000.


Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Course Hero:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!

Join us on our mission!