Join our team to experience our momentum from the inside.
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.
Circle of BENefits
Our Circle of BENefits runs deep, especially in our inner circle.
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.
We invest in you.
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’re a launching pad for the region—and for you.
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 Are the Change:
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.
Our Commitment to DEI – We live it, its in our DNA!
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.”
Chief Financial Officer
Deadline: November 22, 2021
Ben Franklin seeks a Chief Financial Officer who will have oversight responsibility for the organization’s overall financial management, analysis, and reporting. The CFO interacts with external peers and government administrative and legislative teams and serves as an ambassador for Ben Franklin in professional forums. The CFO’s primary charge will be the creation and leadership of a sophisticated financial back office that brings clarity to the organization’s understanding of its financial performance. This role also offers the chance to support the CEO in sourcing investment opportunities, for those candidates who have this experience or those who seek to develop it with Ben Franklin.
The position is responsible for general accounting duties that include processing accounts receivables into the general ledger, assisting the Controller and Assistant Controller with the monthly and quarterly financial close. These duties would include support for accounts payable and vendor management, account reconciliations, expense analysis, and ad-hoc reporting as needed. The position is also responsible for contract management, including reviewing grants and other contracts to ensure compliance and management of the contract and grant accounting and reporting processes.
The position processes grant activity as required and prepares financial reports and invoice submissions to awarding agencies. Responsibilities include: compliance oversight and monitoring; expenditure and budget tracking; internal communication of grant contract mandates and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Guidelines; liaison with subcontracting institutions and partners; internal reporting; developing projections and matching funds tracking. The position assists in the grant proposal process, develops related audit schedules, and tracks grant and contract modifications.