Growth Finance Specialist – Growth Coaching

YTKO provides innovative, award-winning business and finance support for growth-ambitious SMEs in both the public and private sector and have helped over 24,000 businesses to unlock their potential in the last 15 years. We have a long and distinguished track record of delivering tangible bottom-line results for our clients and are proud of our heritage of absolute equality and diversity in our business base.

Due to a significant increase in grant and equity funds under management, we are now looking to expand our Growth Coaching team with an experienced Growth Finance Specialist.

Main Activities:

Our experienced business growth coaching/consulting teams in our publicly funded portfolio hold a range of responsibilities. All Growth Coaches working with high growth clients need to be familiar with the many and varied challenges of growth at different stages of the business journey. They carry out strategic business reviews and 1:1 discovery sessions to get under the hood of the real business challenges, agreeing support priorities and action plans, so will be familiar with the Business Model Canvas, value propositions and similar core components of an effective business strategy.

Coaches must not only have strong business, sector and/or functional expertise to bring to clients, but also the proven ability to convey knowledge effectively through a blend of 1:1 coaching and consultancy, workshops, growth accelerators, and Peer2Peer action learning cohorts.

For this role, we are looking for someone with expertise in growth finance. For some you will provide practical guidance to improve aspects of the finance/accounting function, including cashflow and profit forecasts, cost reduction and management accounts. For others you will helping them to become investment ready, whether for external debt finance or equity funding. Knowledge of what makes a business really investment ready for equity and/or successful fund raising, will be a significant advantage.

For our Growth Coaching service in the Cambridge and Peterborough region, part of the Growth Works programme supporting high growth businesses, we manage a £5m equity fund, a £2m Capex grant fund, and a £4m Revenue grant fund. Our Growth Finance specialist will have lead responsibility for supporting clients to make a robust case for how either equity or grants will drive their growth and create new jobs in the region, carrying out due diligence as required. They will be part of the Growth Coaching team and work closely with the Grants Projects Manager and the CEO on equity propositions.

If this sounds like you, please click the “Apply Online” button on our website and complete our application form. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 3 December 2021.

YTKO has a strong value set to which all our team have contributed to and demonstrate on a daily basis. We welcome applications from all candidates fulfilling the job requirements, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability, firmly believing that a diverse and inclusive team, underpinned by a great, flexible culture, is fundamental to our success.

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Location:
Cambridge/Peterborough

Salary:
£55,000 - £58,000 pa depending on skills and experience

Contract:
Full time, permanent

Closing Date:
December 3, 2021 5:00 pm

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