Vice President of Finance

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Udemy is seeking a Vice President of Finance, based in San Francisco, CA, to lead our Financial Planning & Analysis function. In this role, you will own and evolve our planning and forecasting processes, measure and present financial and non-financial metrics, and drive business insights and partnership across the company to build, optimize, and scale both a consumer marketplace and an enterprise business.
You will be a key leader at Udemy and serve as the financial interface between Finance and other highly cross-functional teams. You will be responsible for delivering value-added analyses that lead to thoughtful decision-making. You will bring best practices to accurately planning, forecasting, and operating the business as well as advising on the business strategy by developing and tracking key metrics. You will monitor performance against the initiatives of the company and will be one of the key financial voices on the leadership team. 
About You
You dive in to understand and act on all activities associated with high-growth businesses. You are humble and curious. You possess a strong collaborative approach and are able to build effective relationships with cross-functional departments to deliver accurate results. You seek to understand business drivers, KPIs, and blockers. You have strong organizational and communication skills and are able to balance competing priorities. You take initiative and are able to work in a dynamic environment across all levels of management, functions, and geographies. You are confident, energetic, demonstrate good judgment, and are able to influence outcomes globally.

What you'll do:

  • Provide leadership to the Company's finance functions and directly manage the Company's FP&A team.
  • Lead, manage, and scale the finance function (team, system implementation, and process development) through periods of rapid growth.
  • Own all financial reporting, budgeting, financial analysis, risk management, and internal reporting to leadership and the Company’s Board of Directors.
  • Drive financial initiatives across a broad array of activities within an industry-leading company.
  • Balance leadership and management skills with a hands-on approach to financial reporting functions.

We're excited because you'll have:

  • +10 years experience in a financial leadership position at a public company, high-growth private company, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Deep understanding of financial principles including US GAAP, best practices, procedures, and controls on manual and automated systems.
  • Proven ownership of financial reporting, financial processes, and key metrics in multi-faceted businesses.
  • Independent judgment within established systems and processes and make recommendations that improve systems and processes.
  • Managerial and executive presence to persuade others to achieve excellence and to foster an environment of openness and teamwork.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with all areas and levels of the company.

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About Udemy
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, more than 35 million students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity, passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.
Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).
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SOMA

An Insider's view of Udemy

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I’ve been really impressed by the work-life balance at Udemy. Each team has the freedom to choose a schedule and system that works for them. Everyone is committed to the success of their team and Udemy as a whole, and this flexibility and trust enables each of us to work in a way that helps maximize our impact.

Katie

Full Stack Web Development Software Engineer, Instructor Loyalty

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a member of the Marketing Efficiency Decision Science team, I help determine how Udemy can invest money efficiently. We partner with all levels of the Marketing and Finance teams to align our goals and drive implementation. We also work with the Data Products and platform team to ensure we utilize the most robust models and architecture.

Silvia

Data Scientist II

How does the company support your career growth?

Udemy provides me with daily opportunities to grow as an engineer. My manager genuinely cares about my career plan and professional growth. In every project that we’ve chosen for me to work on, I had the chance to improve my weaknesses and demonstrate my strengths. It is so important to feel valued at work, and Udemy has been doing a great job.

Duygu

Senior Staff Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My philosophy goes beyond normally scheduled one-on-ones, which I regard as simply guaranteed check points. I have a truly “interrupt me anytime” policy, so my staff feels comfortable enough to talk with me at any moment. My team is my work-family and, as with my own family, it is a top priority for me to be there to support them.

Justin

Senior Data Science Manager

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Unconscious bias training
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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