Working with Ben literally means working to change the world, by collaboratively supporting the pulse of innovation in our region’s technology ecosystem. If you’re looking for purpose and are passionate about driving change, you will find no shortage of fulfillment here. The excitement of burgeoning industries and ideas threads through every moment here, and we invite you to contribute your talents and experience the momentum first-hand as a member of the Ben Franklin team.
We work hard to maintain role model status, inside and out. We offer comprehensive health care options to full-time and eligible part-time employees. Vision, prescription coverage, dental, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid personal days, and even healthy lifestyle support are all in the mix.
The most important investments we make are in our employees. From retirement to life insurance, we want your commitment to us to be rewarding to your financial future, to your family, and to your work-life balance.
We know how far mentorship can take you. That’s why we offer tuition support for continuing education and professional certification. We believe in your ongoing professional goals, and we’ll help you get there. We even help you get here, with qualified transportation benefits. Together, we’re going places.
We believe in equitable economic development. We will purposely advance initiatives that deepen our social impact in our region and that sustain our mission.
We value, appreciate and show respect for our colleagues and our entrepreneurs, and their talents and contributions. We encourage initiative, diversity, equity, inclusivity, joy and creativity.
We believe in “giving back”. We will humbly serve each other, our entrepreneurs and our region, and we will constantly seek new ways to better serve. As part of our service, we will show gratitude, employ empathy, and celebrate success.
We will share our information, ideas, suggestions and concerns with our colleagues, and we will listen to our colleagues’ needs. Demonstrating high emotional intelligence, we will treat each other with fairness, honesty, accountability, transparency, integrity and civility.
We understand that Ben’s continued success depends on our actions. We will challenge the status quo, check our assumptions, and “ask why”. We will maintain an atmosphere where we and our colleagues will be unafraid to explore new initiatives, knowing that some initiatives may fail. We will approach our work enthusiastically, and with fun.
Ben Franklin maintains an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated, and promoted based on their contributions to our mission, free from discrimination, prejudice, and bias. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and our investment practices. Our collective strength is rooted in our values, where we support and honor our mission, appreciate and humbly serve our community and each other, demonstrate collaboration, and commit that “We Are the Change.”
Working in our Finance Department, the Controller and Director, Financial Planning and Analysis is responsible for assuring timely and accurate internal and external financial reporting. The position directs management of all accounting functions, including general ledger activities, payables, receivables, valuations, and debt and general ledger activities, and manages the financial closing process. Additionally, the position leads financial planning and analysis, including on-going management reporting.
Working in our Finance Department, the Accounting Analyst will be responsible for accounting, analysis, compliance, reporting, and administrative support associated with grants and other revenues under the guidance of the Director of Grant Administration and Assistant Controller. Responsibilities include analysis of budgets and expenditures, tracking and monitoring compliance programs, supporting development of proposals and presentations, and preparing financial reports. The Accounting Analyst will also support accounting operational functions and assist with monthly and quarterly closing transactions, reporting and analysis.
Working in our Finance Department, the Manager, Portfolio Administration will support the Director, Portfolio Administration with the management and monitoring of Ben Franklin’s investment portfolio compliance and reporting. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience in portfolio administration to gain exposure to administration of early-stage private equity/venture capital investments.
The Summer Intern will participate in a variety of projects and work that support Ben Franklin’s investments in regional technology companies, including but not limited to:
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