Coursera (501+ Employees, 96% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

We provide universal access to the world’s best education.

25% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 96% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $486.1M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 92 million registered learners as of Sept. 30, 2021. Coursera partners with over 250 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in many high-demand fields, including data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.
Financial management is crucial to the performance and success of any company. The roles and responsibilities of the Coursera Finance team include accounting, financial reporting, analysis, planning, budgeting, and compliance. Problem solvers at heart, this team works to fuel Coursera’s growth by developing creative solutions in response to accounting and finance challenges.
Coursera is seeking an experienced staff accountant to join our growing Finance team. The staff accountant will be responsible for general ledger functions, including month end close, journal entries, reconciliations, and flux analysis. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented professional who multi-tasks well and can handle shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.


    • Assist in month-end close activities, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations in areas such as cash, marketable securities, prepaids, accruals, and fixed assets
    • Perform analytical review of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement
    • Perform cash reconciliation using Netsuite
    • Assist in documentation of internal controls and ensure SOX compliance in areas of responsibility
    • Work with external auditors and prepare audit workpapers as requested
    • Assist with other projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related area of study
    • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
    • Demonstrated knowledge of US GAAP
    • Experience with Netsuite and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

    • CPA license and experience in a growing SaaS company a plus
    • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and a high level of attention to detail
    • Able to work both independently, cross-functionally, and collaboratively
    • Organized and able to work in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skillsValues collaboration and  contributing to the shared  goals and success of the team and company

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Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected]
Please review our CCPA Applicant Notice here.

Tagged as: >50% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 501+ Employees, Venture Funded

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