Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives.
New York, NY

Manager of Finance and Strategy

| Greater NYC Area
As the Manager of Finance and Strategy, reporting directly to the CFO, you’ll work closely with the executive team and departmental stakeholders to ensure we’re best managing the financials of the business and making the best business decisions possible --- which means opportunity for impact and exposure across the board. 
We’ll look to your expertise leveraging financial modeling & analysis, as well as your strategic planning skills, to provide key insights that drive the company’s strategic decisions, financial forecasts, and operating plans. 

What you'll do day- to-day:

  • Support the CFO in the development and ongoing improvement of the FP&A function, including driving consistency and improvement in business analysis and reporting
  • Perform strategic financial analysis and planning for key business opportunities, including international growth projections and modeling new revenue streams
  • Assist with fundraising and investor relationships
  • Facilitate the annual budget and monthly forecast process, including analysis of consolidated subscriber growth and revenue projections, and preparing board and management-level presentations.
  • Create clear strategic presentations via Powerpoint or Google Slides including analysis for investors, the board, and senior management.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and modeling to support ongoing business decisions as requested.
  • Work cross-functionally with various business and operational teams to analyze and incorporate go-forward business decisions into the financial rolling forecast model.
  • Manage departmental cost center budgets and serve as a finance business partner to the respective budget owners.
  • Work closely with the accounting team to understand and analyze historical financial performance.
  • Analyze data and facilitate sound management decisions through financial reporting while highlighting material variances, trends, & risks/opportunities, and providing insightful commentary to the business and partners.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate and model large volumes of data, interpret and identify pertinent issues.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to distill key issues and insights and deliver them in a meaningful and concise manner.
  • Excel wizardry – advanced formulas; pivot tables; modeling, etc.
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Experience creating clear and strategic PowerPoint presentations for senior level audiences. 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and guide non-finance teams with robust data and analysis.
  • Investment banking or management consulting experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with fundraising (private equity, venture equity, debt raise), bonus but not required. 
  • Experience evaluating M&A deals (due diligence process, forecasting, integration strategy), bonus but not required.

Why you want this job:

  • Impact: Leveraging and understanding our financial data is at the heart of our growth – your insights will be the foundation for many of our most strategic business decisions.
  • Exposure: You will have a lot of exposure to the executive team, working directly with the CEO and CFO, and core operations of the company.
  • Our growth: Skillshare is growing rapidly and we will need you to ensure our financial models and budgets give us visibility into our revenue and cash flow.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

About Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC, Crain’s, and Forbes, in addition to being one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads by Fatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Where we are

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron (close proximity to 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R,W). The team loves exploring new lunch spots & taking coffee walks.

Technology we use

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    • PHPLanguages
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    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
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    • RedshiftDatabases
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

At Skillshare, we strive to create an inclusive culture in which each person is compensated fairly, has robust learning and development opportunities, and feels supported in bringing their whole self to work. We also believe that doing your best work means living a full life – that means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to our social committee, we have dedicated Diversity & Affinity groups in which team members decide to come together around a shared identity or background.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We offer both short- and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Read more about how we think about equity compensation here: https://medium.com/swlh/a-no-b-s-guide-to-startup-stock-option-grants-526a8bc33c2b
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Skillshare offers 14 paid weeks of paid parental leave to both birth-giving and non-birth-giving parent/s.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the above, we also offer a number of perks around flexibility – including the option between a 1-month bonus or sabbatical at your 3-year mark, and the ability to work remotely for up to a month from anywhere in the world when you've been on the team for one year.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We balance being both focused and flexible in our office. In this kind of fluid environment, we can seamlessly ease in and out of individual heads-down time to group sessions; from meditation to collaboration; from desk to the lounge. The vibe lends us the freedom to play to our strengths and value our differences in working styles.

Jenni

Senior Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.

Justin

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Skillshare has supported my career growth and trajectory tremendously. I started here 3 years ago on the Community team, but after discovering a passion for coding, Skillshare provided me with a mentor and on the job time to learn. It's been two years since I switched careers, and I'm so grateful that I get to come in and keep learning every day.

Callan

Software Engineer

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

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Sabrina

VP, Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.

Samantha

Director of Engineering

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