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Crowdcube Ltd

Crowdcube Ltd

Crowdcube Ltd

Crowdcube is the world’s first and leading online platform using equity crowdfunding to raise business finance for start-ups and expanding businesses by enabling a crowd of over 70,000 investors the ability to invest from as little as £10 into the UK’s most exciting, young businesses. The equity crowdfunding market grew over 550% last year!

Professional

Location:
Exeter, United Kingdom

Posted:
2 Mar 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
Great package of benefits for the right candidate.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Financial Services
Tech
Private Equity
Internet
Venture Capital
Corporate Finance
Digital
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
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Finance Analyst

Finance whiz wanted for hot startup in the sunny South West

Exeter, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Great package of benefits for the right candidate.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Function:
Accounting
Finance
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An incredible opportunity to be part of the core team at one of the hottest startups in the UK. 

Why did we start Crowdcube?

Having founded, and worked for several entrepreneurial businesses we understand how difficult it can be to raise money to start and grow a small business. The task of securing investment is a notoriously perplexing and sometimes sluggish process that can be a struggle at the best of times. In today’s economic climate this has become even more challenging.

We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.

We're now the world leaders in equity crowdfunding and growing at real pace - over 500% from 2012 to 2013.

What is this opportunity?

This is an incredible opportunity to be one of the first handful of employees at one of the hottest startups in the UK.

We require a finance whiz to join our great young team in working with our startups and high-growth companies to help them prepare for raising money on Crowdcube.

The successful candidate will have strong commercially based financial knowledge and ideally a wider knowledge of finance products and services.

An understanding of the fundraising process and market for startup and growth companies would be an advantage. The role will involve working with entrepreneurs in analysing and building their financial forecasts.

We’re looking for someone with some ambition, flair and an entrepreneurial attitude. Finance robots need not apply.

What does the role entail?

 The role will be varied but the key tasks will be:

  • Analysing and approving company accounts and forecasts and feeding back areas of weakness and recommendations for improvement
  • Creating new sets of financial forecasts for Crowdcube client companies by liaising with the entrepreneur and gaining an understanding of their business and its key drivers for growth
  • Working with the management team to improve the economics of Crowdcubes products and developing new ones
  • Supporting and managing successful entrepreneurs through the crowdfunding process.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with entrepreneurs and investors, maximising investment potential.
  • Involvement in business growth strategy and process development.

Who is the ideal candidate?

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Strong commercial finance background
  • Experience in business planning and forecasting
  • Accounts preparation
  • Strong communication skills in all forms including written, oral, email, telephone, and presentation

The following skills/knowledge would be an advantage:

  • Experience of working in a startup environment and of the fundraising process and options for funding open to startups
  • Knowledge/experience of a wider range of financial products and instruments
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Any understanding of Crowdfunding and alternative finance
  • Financial regulations and experience of working in a regulated environment

 Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Qualifications- Degree Level
  • Personal Qualities and Attributes - We’re looking for an experienced professional with a real interest in business and entrepreneurship. The individual needs to be ambitious, pro-active, resourceful and motivated.

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