Management Accountant (Finance Hub Facilitator) Posted Mar 06
MSIF , City, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Management Accountant (Finance Hub Facilitator)

Liverpool (L2)

Competitive Salary + Benefits


Reporting to the Financial Controller the Finance Hub Facilitator will be required to assist SMEs wishing to access external funding to meet their business needs.

Background to the MSIF Finance Hub

The Finance Hub was established to create a clear route and single access point for Liverpool City Region based SMEs wishing to access external funding such as loans, overdrafts, equity, asset backed finance R & D grants etc. to grow more quickly.

MSIF recognises that no two businesses are the same, and so the MSIF Finance Hub approach is individually tailored to the needs of each company that we work with, whether they are start-ups or more established businesses looking to scale up.

Scope of Role

1. Supporting SMEs

Hold discussions with SMEs to understand their financial needs and assess their requirements

Consider any forecast figures that have been prepared

Explain different funding solutions that are open to the business

Explain what information they will need to enable them to apply for funding

Provide introductions to appropriate support and funding organisations

If requested, attend meetings with alternative funding providers, to provide support

2. Preparing forecasts

Assist SMEs to produce financial forecasts

Work with SMEs to ensure that they are in full agreement with the outcomes shown by the figures

Discuss the outcomes shown by the forecast figures, including making sure the SME is aware when a business proposition is not viable

3. Assisting Investment managers

Support investment managers and directors with investment appraisals by reviewing and fine tuning figures that have been prepared externally

Carry out due diligence on forecasts that have been submitted

4. Start-up loans

Identify those enquiries that are eligible for start-up loans funding

Gather the information required for application

Review credit reports to ensure applicant is eligible

Submit the application to BFS

5. Make introductions to the business support community

Gain an understanding of support that is available locally and who that is provided by

Consider the non-financial needs of the business and make appropriate introductions

Build a mentor network and provide introductions to SMEs where their skills can best be utilised

Make presentations/attend networking events

Skills/Personal Attributes

Ideally CIMA qualified accountant

Previous SME business experience

Excellent Microsoft Offices skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Connection to Liverpool City Region SME community (ideal but not essential)

Outgoing and sociable

Hard working self-starter

To Apply

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Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time