Financial Readiness Specialist

Job description

Job title: Financial Readiness Specialist
Salary: £39,841
Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Bellshill
Department: Scottish Investment Bank
Grade: 6
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 13 December 2018
Job ref no: 19286

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland’s main economic development agency. We help Scottish businesses to grow nationally and internationally, to become more efficient and innovative, and to access the funds they need to develop. 

The difference you'll make

Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) is the investment arm of SE, and is one of Scotland’s most active organisations in the risk capital marketplace. As part of the SIB Financial Readiness team, you’ll help high growth SMEs prepare to raise capital from a range of funding sources.

Your expert advice and detailed action plans will guide these companies to become attractive targets for investment – by focusing on their proposition, structure, business strategy and financial health.

In particular, you’ll:

  • Give advice on preparing business plans, financial projections, deal structuring, funding and legal agreements
  • Help companies pin point their growth funding needs and consider the right funding solutions for their company
  • Support companies that need help to overcome financial difficulties

You’ll also help us promote our services and identify candidate companies through online and offline networking activities.

The qualities you'll bring

Degree educated and professionally qualified, or with relevant experience, you’ll have an excellent grasp of company financial statements.

You’ll understand the challenges faced by export and growth companies − including strategic and financial planning, sales and marketing, building management teams and corporate governance. And you’ll already be providing business support and advice – ideally with direct experience of raising external risk capital.

Which leads us neatly to our last point – you’ll know who’s who in the Scottish investment community.


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