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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 th...


Exeter, United Kingdom

24 Jul 2014

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Financial Analyst

Experienced financial whiz needed for top startup in the tropical South West

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Job Type:
Mid Level
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An incredible opportunity to be one of the first handful of employees at one of the hottest startups in the UK.

Crowdcube require a finance whiz to join our great young team in analysing the financial performance and position of companies seeking to raise money through equity and mini-bond issues on Crowdcube. The successful candidate will have strong credit analysis, financial modelling, commercial judgement and a good knowledge of cashflow modelling and corporate bonds. A strong understanding of the equity and mini-bonds fundraising process and the market for SME financing would be an advantage. The role will involve analysing and building financial forecasts and cashflow model - including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Forecasts – to create detailed cashflow models and sensitivity analyses based upon a sound understanding of the key commercial drivers of each potential issuer to independently assess their risk profile and their credit quality.

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Exeter


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

  • Analysing company accounts and financial forecasts and feeding back areas of weakness and recommendations on the credit quality and risk of the potential issuer
  • Creating new sets of financial forecasts and cashflow models and sensitivity analyses by liaising with the entrepreneur and gaining an understanding of their business and its key drivers for growth
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with entrepreneurs and the Crowdcube deal team
  • Involvement in internal process control

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Strong corporate and commercial finance background
  • Experience in business planning and forecasting
  • Accounts analysis
  • 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 SME equity or bond fundraising process
  • Knowledge/experience of a wider range of financial products and instruments
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Any understanding of Crowdfunding and alternative finance

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Qualifications- Degree Level
  • Financial qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar qualification useful but not essential
  • Financial modelling, equity and credit analysis experience

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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