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The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company

The Start-Up Loans Company is a private company funded by the UK Government to provide start up loans to 18 - 30 year olds across England. With over £112m to loan to young people, the company hopes...


London, United Kingdom

4 Nov 2013

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Compensation details:
Salary £40-45k depending on experience

Employer tags:
Venture Capital
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Financial Wizard Required

A fantastic opportunity at a high profile start-up!

London, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:
Salary £40-45k depending on experience

Job Type:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Account Management
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The Start Up Loans Company, chaired by entrepreneur James Caan, is a Government-backed initiative tasked to stimulate enterprise across the country.

The Government has put aside over £130million over the next three years to provide start-up funding to entrepreneurs wanting to start a business, and is looking to help start up to 30,000 businesses and create an entire generation of entrepreneurs. The company is looking for an ambitious and talented accountant to join the team.

This is not a corporate job, you will be working in a fast paced environment that changes weekly and with a team of hard-working, dynamic and fun loving employees committed to kick starting the economy and making a social impact. Working at Start Up Loans a successful candidate needs to be able to work autonomously and be results-driven with a demonstrable track record of self-generated success.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure in a high-profile organisation. We are looking for an individual with a mix of finance and business experience. You must possess a high attention to detail and have the ability communicate effectively with different stakeholders of the company.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Director, your role will include:

  • Maintain and prepare management/statutory accounts to enable reporting to various stakeholders;
  • Assisting with analysis of financial information on the performance of the network of delivery partners;
  • Work across and provide support to other internal departments to enable robust decision making;
  • Ensure internal procedures and processes are adhered to and maintained;
  • Ensuring all required data and information is captured in order to monitor performance;
  • Assessing the viability of business plans and providing feedback to delivery partners;
  • Visiting delivery partners to conduct due diligence which includes assessment of loan decisions and system for making loan decisions is robust;
  • Facilitate roll out of existing quality assurance programme across scheme;
  • Collating and sharing best practice between partners; and
  • Undertaking other tasks as directed by the line manager

Knowledge and experience

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA or other equivalent qualification or experience;
  • + 3 years relevant experience;
  • Strong experience of analysing financial data and key performance indicators;
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to assimilate complex information, identify and prioritise key issues;
  • Sound understanding of management accounts and their impact on business;
  • Proven understanding of commercial business gained through SME management;
  • Knowledge of key business processes and aspects that affect the success of a business start up; and
  • Strong IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office especially in Excel

Competencies and behaviours

  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Accustomed to delivering excellent results against targets and meet deadlines;
  • Self-starter and strong team player;
  • Flexible and adaptable; and
  • Resourceful and resilient.

We hire as soon as we find the right person so please get your application fast.

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