Deadline: Open until filled
Reports to: Senior Portfolio Analyst, Portfolio Administration
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) is one of the nation’s leading venture development organizations (VDOs). Nationally ranked among the most active seed and early-stage investors, Ben Franklin works to help high-growth innovative enterprises plant and nurture their roots and has supported more than 2,000 companies to create both immediate connections and growth opportunities while delivering an economic impact of more than $5 billion and over 32,000 jobs in the Philadelphia region.
The Portfolio Analyst will assist the Director, Portfolio Administration, and other team members in various tasks related to the investment portfolio, including investment valuations, financial modeling, and performance reporting. With over 200 active portfolio companies, the Portfolio Analyst will have the opportunity to understand and analyze an extensive portfolio of seed and early-stage technology companies based out of the Philadelphia region. Additionally, the Portfolio Analyst will assist in various other accounting and FP&A functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the valuation of portfolio investments (including debt investments, equity investments, fund investments, etc.) using valuation models and techniques consistent with financial reporting standards.
- Build valuation models for investments in accordance with the current valuation policy.
- Provide analysis in support of the current valuation policy.
- Perform market research and industry analysis in support of valuations.
- Analyze financial and operational performance of portfolio companies.
- Stay current on valuation guidelines and principles. Recommend policy changes as needed.
Financial Planning and Analysis:
- Perform financial modeling and fundamental analysis on portfolio companies and investments supporting portfolio management and compliance activities.
- Provide analysis on the investment portfolio and funding sources in support of long-term strategic financial planning.
- Conduct market and industry research in support of investment portfolio analysis.
- Monitor and provide reports on portfolio performance and trends.
- Assist in the operational budgeting process and prepare cash flow-based projections.
- Assist with financial due diligence on new investment opportunities, including market research, competitive analysis, and financial modeling.
- Provide ad hoc research and analysis as needed supporting the investment team and senior management.
- Assist with preparation of supporting schedules to the financial statements.
- Produce debt and other investment schedules for accounting entries.
- Assist with gathering documentation and other information for annual financial audit and program audits.
- Stay current on accounting guidelines and principles. Recommend accounting changes as needed.
- Assist in the completion of and gathering information for Quarterly, Semi-annual, Annual, and Interim reports to funding partners and other clients.
- Responsible for finance-related database (Salesforce) management activities, including proper document management within the database, transaction processing, and creating and maintaining account information.
- Assist with tracking and monitoring of co-investment partnerships.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or similar area of study.
- One to three (1 to 3) year’s experience in a finance or investment-related role.
- Financial planning and analysis experience preferred.
- Debt and equity valuation experience preferred.
- In-depth knowledge of financial modeling and analysis techniques.
- Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) is required. Knowledge of VBA & SQL is preferred, and experience with information databases (Pitchbook, Capital IQ), and CRM platforms such as Salesforce.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the role.
- Maintain the highest professional standards in written and oral communication.
- Outstanding organizational and analytical skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline-driven environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively with departments throughout the organization to complete grant and contract-related administrative tasks.
- Ability to prioritize and manage workload; carry out complex assignments independently; highly self-motivated.
Benefits of Working for Ben Franklin:
Competitive compensation | Participation in annual eligible incentive and bonus plans | Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Coverages | Fully covered Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 2.5x Salary Life Insurance | Generous time off package including paid Parental Leave | Flexible Work Environment | Professional Development Opportunities and much more!
Application deadline: Open until filled. Please send a cover letter and resume.
Please note: During COVID-19, our team has been working remotely, and we anticipate continuing to do so for the foreseeable future. While this position will start in a remote work environment, our preference is for hiring a candidate who intends to join us in office when health conditions permit.