Financial Business Analyst

2U San Francisco , CA 94102

Posted 5 months ago

What We're Looking For:

Our Finance team at 2U is growing, and we're looking for a Financial Business Analyst. The goal of the role is to provide analytical and strategic support to individual Program Management teams, with a goal of maximizing the performance of each program. This includes aide in financial planning, analysis and projection, data-driven analysis, monitoring of trends in KPIs, and identification of opportunities for operational improvements. Our ideal candidate will have experience in Business Analytics and Finance, and be adept and proactive in creating and maintaining working relationships across 2U's many departments.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support 2U departments (e.g. Demand Gen, Product Marketing, Admissions, Post-Enrollment Services, Program Management) by developing financial models to evaluate data trends

  • Develop tactical (short-term) and strategic (long-term) action plans to mitigate the risks and capitalize on the opportunities for further growth, scalability, and sustainability

  • Utilizes technical skills to recommend enhancements to forecasting techniques and provide insightful analysis to support decision making and help drive business results.

  • Provide analytical support for performance trends and identify potential root causes for those trends

  • Leverage reporting tools (i.e. Tableau, Salesforce) to develop, improve, and maintain reports that measure program's health and performance

  • Monitor and analyze the competitive environment and making comparative analyses; recommend changes in methods and materials

  • Organize, analyze and present high value analysis and interpretation of data in support of Finance and strategic planning functions

  • Proactively identify, contribute and drive the execution of financial improvement opportunities

  • Lead ad-hoc department-wide projects, as assigned, to support Finance and other 2U department initiatives

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree is required, with a concentration in a mathematical or analytical field preferred (e.g. Economics, Math, Computer Science, Political Science)

  • 1-3 years of relevant analytical experience in a professional setting

  • Demonstrated general understanding of business operations

  • Analytical thinker with great attention to detail

  • A comprehensive understanding of Salesforce CRM is required

  • Intermediate Excel skills required and database skills required. SQL and Tableau experience strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change

  • The ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role and at 2U:

  • The ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information in a tactful manner

  • Welldeveloped sense of discretion regarding access to sensitive information

  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphorit's our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit #NoBackRow
2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It's Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that's both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)

  • Unlimited snacks and drinks

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO for your vacation, personal, or sick days

  • Additional time off benefits include:

  • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations

  • parental leave after 9 months of employment

  • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U's equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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