Finance Business Advisor – 3 positions available
Leeds City LEP Region

The Company

Economic Growth Solutions Ltd (EGS) has been created to deliver growth to local and national economies. This is done through supporting ambitious small and medium sized companies to become more competitive and grow.

EGS and OIS are looking to recruit 3 Finance Business Advisors to deliver specialist support to ambitious SME businesses, across the Leeds City Region, that are looking to grow through raising finance.

The Role

The aim of the role will be to work with companies in the Leeds City Region (start-up businesses and established SMEs) to develop commercially credible funding raises in order to achieve accelerated growth, improved performance and productivity and the creation of high value jobs.

The Finance Business Advisors will play an integral role in supporting SME businesses that are looking to make improvements through raising finance.  Our belief when working with clients is ‘education before intervention’. We will help companies to understand the different forms of finance available to them, which form of finance is best suited to them and then help them to make improvements. This we know will put them in the best position possible to attract the most appropriate finance.

The successful candidate will be mindful of the funding challenges facing SME’s. You will be able to demonstrate their experience and understanding of the different sources of SME finance and how to overcome the challenges of accessing finance through provision of high-quality investment-readiness support.

The support provided to companies will be a mix of specialist workshops as well as one to one coaching support.

The Person

To be successful in the role, you will require first-hand knowledge of SME business and experience. Ideally, you’ll have in-depth knowledge of the business support landscape and be comfortable in a supporting businesses to understand their problems and help them to make improvements.  

·       You will have well developed analytical skills, and a good understanding of typical SME financial growth challenges and how they are overcome.

·       Your financial skills may include a sound understanding of different types of suitable finance, small business accounting, and business planning/growth expertise, in order to support clients to become investment ready.

·       Ideally you will have experience of working as a Finance Manager/Director or working with Finance Managers/Directors or experience in raising Angel Investment, Venture Capital, Grants and multiple sources of debt/alternative finance

What’s more important is your credibility in delivering what you promise.

To Apply

If this exciting opportunity is of interest and you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, we’d like to hear from you. Please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role together with your salary expectations to;

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st March 2019. Interviews will be held during March with a view to having the successful applicants start with us on 1st April 2019.

Full job description available upon request.