If you think back to your school or college days, the best memories you have are those with your friends! Your first day in college, your best friend, your dorms, hanging in the corridors, your school canteen, all nighters before exams & chilling for weeks after exams - our school lives are filled with so many awesome interactions, experiences & memories. In each of them you’re with a friend, never alone! Humans always have, and will always continue to learn from one another. We, at Openhouse, are a social learning platform that allows students to learn the way we learn best - socially.
Founded by Stanford grads, we are a nimble startup headquartered in Bangalore. We are currently building a team of passionate & talented folks from around the world. Collectively we’ve learnt & worked at awesome environments like Harvard, Ashoka, IIT, Uber, Microsoft, Mckinsey, Swiggy & Truecaller to name a few. We’ve also been backed by venture capitalists, Accel and Matrix Partners, to add some steam to our engine!
Covid has reshaped every aspect of our lives and education has become front & center for most families. The world is learning to learn online & the industry is seeing tremendous tailwinds. With hundreds of millions of students taking classes online, one thing has become clear - the current edtech world solves the ‘access’ problem, but fails miserably when it comes to engaging & retaining children.
We believe that we can change the above. If kids are going to actually learn online, the experiences should be so intuitive as if they feel they are in person with their friends. We are building an online learning platform from scratch that is student-centric: allowing for interaction, questions, discussions & collaboration both inside & outside the classroom. Our goal is not just to build an awesome classroom experience, but rather an engaging & sustained online community where students spend quality time & actually get to learn from each other!
Enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
An ability to break down abstract business problems into concrete problem statements
Analytical skills and highly proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Are comfortable working with diverse stakeholder groups
Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company (payroll, invoicing, and other transactions)
Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting
Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior company leadership
Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc requests
Manage the company's financial accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems
Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA a plus
5-8 years of experience in accounting and/or financial analysis
Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners
Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills
Knowledge of financial reporting and data mining tools such as Tally, Access, etc
Awesome to have:
Work experience in finance across the stack along with finance operations
Finance experience at a digital consumer brand or social startup for 2 years
The best classrooms have an awesome learning culture. We think of our organization as one large classroom, where each of us is a student trying to learn from & teach one another. We have all sorts of people here: humanists, tech junkies, educationists, designers & wanna be designers! Since we are a small organization, we function like a tight-knit family where we care for each other’s work but also for each other’s lives. We’ve often heard that the first 50 team members set the culture & pace of an organization, which is why we take time and carefully pick our team.
If you grab a sneak peek into our tribe, you’d find us to be super real. We are all encouraged to call a spade a spade, even if this means disappointing a peer. Coming up with prospective solutions is good, but we care about how well the experience is crafted - aesthetics do matter. Think of Disneyland, Nike, Airbnb, Wework, Apple: the best folks know not only how to deliver a product/service, but also make it beautiful. Most importantly, we are all students!
Right across the team. from engineering to product, community to classroom, we think of how we’d feel if we were students – and this reminds us to keep learning and growing!