2u US-Remote Full-time 2024-05-29

At 2U, we are all in on purpose. We are motivated by our mission – to eliminate the back row in education – and connected by our shared passion to deliver world-class digital education at scale. As the parent company of edX, the world’s leading online learning platform, 2U powers more than 4,000 online higher education offerings – from free courses to full degrees. Together with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporate partners, we are helping to unlock human potential.

What We’re Looking For:

It’s an exciting time in 2U’s growth, and our Finance team plays a critical role in the holistic overview of the business. As we continue to grow as an organization, the Finance team is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst with a background in financial reporting and analysis. A perfect candidate would have knowledge of FP&A, and more importantly be proactive in their own self growth while also maintaining relationships with various stakeholders across the company. Our team is a dynamic group of individuals who support the business in the most efficient and effective way possible, but also enjoy connecting with each other through everyday banter and team events. We are looking for a Financial Analyst who is ready to do the same! 

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Supporting the finance team by providing financial reports, analysis, forecasts, and other tasks as required
  • Assisting in key month-end activities to provide oversight of the completion and accuracy of the monthly reports by conducting transactional research and preparing monthly financial reporting
  • Reviewing P&L statements and perform variance analysis
  • Assist in the bi-weekly revenue forecasting and annual budgeting process 
  • Analyzing financial results to include conclusions and insights on trends and variances
  • Building strong relationships and collaborating with business leaders to become a key stakeholder for the business       
  • Maintaining financial models and conducting data maintenance
  • Taking initiative to find areas of efficiency or improvement on the team or at 2U as a whole
  • Other ad-hoc projects as determined by the finance management team

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics or a related field, Graduate Degree is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience in Finance or another analytical role
  • Experience with financial analysis – have a strong understanding of the “why” behind the numbers and an intuitive thinker 
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with employees at multiple levels: peer, manager, executive
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and database management
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel
  • Strong Analytical Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Knowledge of Adaptive, Workday and Salesforce preferred
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an environment of frequent change
  • Analytical thinker with desire to understand driving factors behind the data
  • Self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Dedicated to self growth and finding opportunities for efficiencies within the team

Benefits & Culture

Our global employee base is a diverse collection of innovators, dreamers, and doers working together to transform lives through higher education. We believe that every employee can advance our shared purpose, and that life at 2U should be fun and meaningful. If you’re excited by the opportunity to provide over 40 million learners and counting with access to world-class online higher education, then join us – and do work that makes a difference. #NoBackRow

We offer comprehensive benefits (unique per country) and excellent work/life balance.
Full-time, U.S. benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability, and 401(k) employer match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Generous paid holidays and leave policies, including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break

The anticipated base salary range for this role is ($70,000 – $90,000), with potential bonus eligibility.  Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, budget for the position and cost of labor in the market in which the candidate will be hired.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion. We are proud of the steps we’ve taken to bring together an employee base that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by what makes us different, as well as by how we are alike. 

2U is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to us at: recruitingaccommodations@2u.com. 

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit 2U.com.

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 45 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we’re not stopping there — we’re relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at edX.org.

Learn more at https://2u.com/careers/

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