Business & Finance Advisor

Posted on April 24, 2018
Overview

Berytech is looking to expand its team by hiring a Business & Finance Advisor.

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

As a Business & Finance Advisor, you will play a business and finance advisory role to startups in  Berytech Support Programs. You will be involved in the business growth and financial viability of the startups and will be responsible for providing expert coaching and training workshops in matters related to Finance, Accounting and Raising funds.

This position requires a team player with leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, coaching skills, a professional and positive attitude and organizational skills. This is a challenging role but at the same time makes available endless opportunities and learning; the applicant is expected to be passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting startups.

This position requires to be present some evenings and on weekends.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Key responsibilities: The Business & Finance Advisor will be responsible for providing business and financial expertise to Berytech supported  startups. He serves as the key business partner working directly with incubated startups, their founders, and internal stakeholders to provide financial recommendations. This would be inclusive but not limited of the following:

Business Analysis: prepares a diagnosis and a business analysis of incubated startups and presents recommendations to Startup founders and Program senior management

Financial Planning: manages the financial planning and analysis effort of startups and forecasts various metrics for financial risks and opportunities.

Financial Statements & Reporting: Assists in the preparation of feasibility studies and business plans for incubated startups, in the reporting of the financial performance and the preparation of weekly, monthly and annual financial reviews.

Processes & Controls: assists the startups in setting monitoring and control systems and developing new processes to support growth.

Operations: assists startups in making sound financial decisions related to pricing and cost savings and helps in identifying sourcing opportunities and benchmarking across suppliers.

New Investment: assists startups in the decision-making process by analyzing new investment and development opportunity.

Monitoring & Evaluation: maintains up-to-date and accurate data collection and uses the management information systems in place

Training Workshops: plans various workshops and trainings for incubated startups and the community and execute the same with the help of team members

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Holder of a degree in Accounting, Finance or Business, etc. MBA needed with finance as a specialization
  • 5+ years of relevant finance experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
  • Assertive personality, willing to engage with others and speak in public
  • Strong interpersonal skills, keen to work in a team environment and customer oriented, with genuine interest in supporting the success of others
  • Strong coaching and training skills
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship, new business ideas and trends

 

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Excellent coaching skills
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced professional environment with multiple tasks and deadlines

 

If you feel that you fit the profile, please send you CV to jobs@berytech.org including only in the subject email ‘Business & Finance Advisor Position’. Also include a short paragraph (100 -200 words) stating how your skills are a perfect fit to the position and describing your passion in helping startups to grow. Only resumes sent with the paragraph will be considered.

About Berytech

Initiated in 2002 by the Saint-Joseph University, Berytech provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.