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Job Summary

AskIf is looking for an experienced Finance Industry professional to join our growing business, to manage our funding vehicles and play a critical role in engaging with our funding vehicle investors.  The role will include the following responsibilities: firstly, requiring hands on treasury management of the funding vehicles including build and management of cash flow models, oversight of cash flow management and preparation of detailed reporting to existing investors and funding vehicle Boards.  Secondly, to be one of the contact points for investors in the funding vehicles, with involvement in pitch meetings and direct investor engagement through the due diligence process, preparing and providing all information required.  Working hand in hand with our Finance Director, Legal Director, Operations, Risk and other team members, the Head of Capital Markets will play a strategic role within the organisation.  Although initially, this will be a ‘roll up your sleeves and do lots’ role, it would be expected that as the business grows and the need for junior team members quickly becomes necessary, the successful candidate will also take on a line management role.  The business is gaining momentum across a range of extremely exciting areas – this role has much scope for expansion for the right candidate.


About AskIf: Funding the £2bn+ gap in finance for UK SMEs

AskIf is on a mission to close the funding gap for credit worthy small businesses who’ve been declined a loan by a mainstream lender, creating jobs and opportunities for UK entrepreneurs. We are an Angel backed fintech business and are the only platform lender operating in this sector of the underbanked SME market, where the funding gap is estimated to be between £2.2bn per year and a total market size of £35bn. Momentum is building fast and 2019 is set to be a pivotal and exciting year for the business. Now’s a great time to join!


Why work at AskIf?

We are an exciting start up organisation with grand ambitions to transform the marketplace for enterprise lending. We dream big and are realising these dreams!

We are a true fintech; a small, highly motivated team with deep finance industry experience and fantastic industry partnerships where success of the business is underpinned by a proprietary tech platform.

We have a passion & vision to transform the finance industry.  The team is highly skilled, motivated with a strong sense of ownership & collaboration. We value diversity and support employees juggling the sometimes-conflicting priorities of work and home life.  We’re non-hierarchical and are looking for someone who is strategic, pragmatic and gets stuff done….with a smile and willingness to tackle new challenges.


Responsibilities and Duties

AskIf’s platform business delivers loans through funding vehicles (SPVs) that are bankruptcy remote from AskIf.  AskIf provides all servicing, administration and support to the funding vehicles.The successful candidate will be part of a small and growing team who will define the direction of the business and success of the company.  Over time the Funds team is expected to expand, and line management will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Member of the Executive Committee – providing strategic input to the development of AskIf as the business evolves.
  • Build and ownership of all treasury (and cash management) models for the funding vehicle(s), to ensure that appropriate funds are reported to and paid out to funding vehicle investors.
  • Quarterly investor reporting.
  • Working closely alongside the CEO and other key stakeholders, engaging extensively with prospective funding vehicle investors through the pitch, due diligence and onboarding process.


Qualifications and Skills

We’re looking for an amazing person who loves to solve problems and can think creatively when faced with challenges.  You’ll be a fabulous fit for this role if you:

  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial outlook, reliable and flexible. Attention to detail, and strong commercial awareness.  Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Have excellent excel/modelling skills and have, ideally, honed these skills within a relevant role within a bank or asset management firm (e.g. treasury role, roles requiring debt portfolio cash flow / return modelling)
  • May have some knowledge / experience working with some or all of the following: loan notes, securitisation vehicles, alternative investment funds / collective investment schemes
  • Enjoy engaging with clients and responding to queries
  • Ideally, have some experience with investor reporting
  • Have previously held a coded FCA authorised role (CF30 ideal) and understand the standards required of a regulated business

 

Benefits

Joining AskIf means you will:

✓ Join an angel-backed, experienced and ambitious team, who are driving a tech enabled revolution in SME lending that will disrupt traditional finance models and has the power to improve the lives of millions.

✓ Apply your entrepreneurial spirit and leadership capabilities without limits.

✓ Get great start up perks - share options in a business that is going to create huge value for customers and shareholders, 25 days holiday, flexible working, limitless coffee and great office space right next to Oval tube station. There is also the option of an onsite parking space for the right candidate.

 

We love direct applicants. AskIf is an equal opportunities employer. NO AGENCIES PLEASE.


Job Type: ‍‍‍Full or Part Time

Salary: Annualised TBC / plus share options. Please contact us for more information

Location: London

Required language: English


How to apply

Send CV to [email protected]

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