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Temporary Finance & Compliance Officer
Open Date:
December 11, 2020
Closing Date:
January 1, 2050
Until we find the right person!

Purpose

Inventya is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and multicultural employer. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, services to support staff from different backgrounds.

‍Inventya is a fast-growing management consultancy with a firm focus on innovation. Offering full commercial support for innovators, from concept to reality, and judging our success by our clients' successes. As participants of the Business Growth Advisory Services Covid 19 Fast Response, funded by Innovate UK – a part of the UK research and Innovation (UKRI), Inventya have expanded their advisory services to support SMEs through the current and future challenges of the Covid 19 business world.

As a team we are committed to the highest standards of technical expertise and client service.  We are currently seeking a Finance & Compliance Officer to join our expanding consultancy team. The Finance & Compliance Officer is a crucial role for the project as it will maintain all regulatory compliance with public funds and ensure budgets are managed effectively.

Responsible for compliance with regulatory requirements of IUK in all financial and delivery aspects of the project. Designing and maintaining comprehensive compliance and governance systems to ensure processes and duties in the team flow efficiently.

 

Key Requirements

  • Research regulatory requirements pertinent to the project and enforced by IUK and other Regulatory Agencies
  • Ensure robust record keeping, compliance with GDPR and enhancement of data security of project beneficiaries
  • Manage project expenses as required
  • Undertake timesheet file audits to ensure accuracy of staff time allocation
  • Collate and prepare quarterly claims by using the approved costs methodologies
  • Work closely with the Finance & Compliance Manager in monitoring the budgets and taking timely remedial actions in resolving variances from profile
  • Assist in audits and ensure project is “audit ready” at all times

 

Skills / Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in financial and compliance project administration
  • Independence and adherence to project needs
  • Ability to interpret the legislative specifications that apply to the role
  • Experience identifying and implementing improvements
  • Ability to Maintain Strict Confidentiality
  • Ability to Prioritise Effectively
  • Keen Attention to Detail
  • Positive Attitude
  • Reliable and Dependable

 

Key Measures

  • Compliance with all internal and external policies and legislative requirements
  • Positive team feedback
  • Consistent achievement of agreed duties
  • Consistent evidence of behaviours identified and aligned with the Company values

 

Benefits

  • Salary- £25-30k per annum
  • Pension Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria you will be auto enrolled into the Company pension scheme at a rate of 4% employee / 4% employer)
  • 29 Days’ annual leave including statutory entitlement.
  • Statutory Parental Leave
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership
  • In-house Yoga classes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • On-site parking

 

This role is a temporary role until March 2022.  

Office Administrator / Receptionist
Open Date:
December 11, 2020
Closing Date:
January 1, 2050
Until we find the right person!

Purpose

Inventya is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and multicultural employer. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, services to support staff from different backgrounds.

‍Inventya is a fast-growing management consultancy with a firm focus on innovation. Offering full commercial support for innovators, from concept to reality, and judging our success by our clients' successes.  As a team we are committed to the highest standards of technical expertise and client service.  We are currently seeking an Office Administrator/Receptionist to join our expanding consultancy team.

Responsible for the management of general office procedures to ensure processes and duties in the office flow efficiently. Maintains clear records on office expenses by managing invoices and ordering supplies based on the office budget.


Key Requirements

  • Reception duties, including answering incoming calls and scheduling appointments
  • Following up on phone calls and contacts as appropriate
  • Answering general emails and postal correspondence with customers and suppliers
  • Booking and managing meeting rooms ensuring they are prepared for meetings
  • Manage suppliers as required
  • Ensure the office is maintained to a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness at all times
  • Processing expenses and invoices as required
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies, keeping up to date records in terms of expenditure and stock
  • Filing and archives accurate records
  • Managing office subscriptions to magazines and online resources
  • Arranging travel and accommodation plans for executives when required
  • Preparing weekly and monthly reports for the directors as required
  • Provides administrative support for the directors as needed
  • Support the Finance team as required


Skills / Experience

  • Prior Office Management Experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Good Communication Skills, Both Verbal and Written
  • Exceptional Organisation Skills
  • Professional Telephone Manner
  • Appropriate Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to Perform Under Pressure
  • Excellent Customer Care Skills
  • Ability to Maintain Strict Confidentiality
  • Ability to Prioritise Effectively
  • Keen Attention to Detail
  • Excellent and Accurate Data Entry Skills
  • Positive Attitude
  • Reliable and Dependable

Key Measures

  • Compliance with all internal and external policies and legislative requirements
  • Positive client feedback
  • Consistent achievement of agreed targets
  • Consistent evidence of Leadership behaviours identified and aligned with the
  • Company values

Benefits

  • Salary- £18-22k per annum
  • Pension Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria you will be auto enrolled into the Company pension scheme at a rate of 4% employee / 4% employer)
  • 29 Days’ annual leave including statutory entitlement.
  • Statutory Parental Leave
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership
  • In-house Yoga classes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • On-site parking

This role is eligible for participation in the Company’s discretionary bonus scheme which will be based on specific annual objectives.  Details will be provided separately, and individual objectives will be agreed with your line manager.

Senior Innovation Advisor
Open Date:
October 12, 2020
Closing Date:
January 1, 2050
Until we find the right person!

Our Company

Inventya is a dynamic and rapidly growing innovation management consultancy offering new approaches to support the development and commercialisation of advanced science and technologies.

Inventya is part of a team of organisations delivering Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and innovation programmes supporting the growth and scaling of businesses commercialising innovative technologies. Part-funded by Innovate UK and the European Commission, EEN and the innovation programmes are key instruments in the UK and EU’s strategy to boost growth and jobs.

Accessing opportunities, obtaining sound advice and proactively building partnerships and networks is vital for most businesses to be successful. A highly motivated and dynamic senior innovation advisor is sought to deliver high growth support to North West based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Working with each company, the advisor will analyse existing innovation management capabilities and barriers, then deliver an action plan of support that significantly improves the client’s innovation systems and practices, leading to increased business success. Business success is measured in terms of bringing new products to market, creation of new jobs, introducing new products/technologies into the company for increased productivity, increased turnover etc.

The successful candidate is likely to have a degree (or equivalent), have good working knowledge of innovation and experience in the commercial sector at a senior level and/or in the provision of business support.

Inventya is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, services to support staff from different backgrounds.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Generating leads and identifying innovative businesses with significant growth potential
  • Using holistic analysis tools to review and diagnose client needs and provide tailored support to address those needs
  • Acting as a coach/mentor to support each company in the development of long-term innovation management and commercialisation strategies
  • Account managing a portfolio of clients and delivering a programme of support
  • Keeping up to date on the local, regional, national and international sources of business support

 

Knowledge and experience:

  • Educated to degree level and/or equivalent professional qualification
  • Driving Licence and Car owner/access
  • Experience of working in or with high growth companies with a track record of developing good personal relationships with senior management in client organisations
  • Experience in one of the following three areas: access to funding and finance, International supply chain development, leadership implementation and/or manufacturing capability
  • Well networked with a good understanding of the local business support infrastructure
  • Strategic and management consultancy experience especially in the commercialisation of ideas
  • Good understanding of sales channels and how to establish them to support SMEs
  • Independent self-starter who is highly motivated, with a high level of interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Broad understanding of sources of finance i.e. equity, loans and public funding (including IUK and Horizon 2020)
  • Experience of assessing risk through analysis of business plans, financial accounts, and other supporting information
  • Experience and ability to interpret outputs of business diagnostic and benchmarking tools to develop/implement action plans
  • Ideal but not essential – experience in product design, ideation or design thinking

 

Skills:

  • Good financial, analytical, reasoning, and decision-making skills
  • From a risk perspective, ability to assess business plans, financial accounts and ancillary information, including personal assessment of potential borrowers
  • Able to express ideas clearly, both verbally, face-to-face, by telephone, and in written communications and actively listen to others logically and accurately.
  • Able to accomplish the goal by efficiently establishing an appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Ability to gain and hold the respect of business owners and senior staff in the businesses we support
  • Good written and oral communication skills, able to clarify complex points and summaries situations and facts succinctly
  • Good presentation skills for hosting workshops, chairing meetings and speaking at events
  • Influencing skills and personal drive to achieve the best outcome for clients
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • IT literate and experience of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work on own and use own initiative/self-motivated as well as working as part of a team

The successful candidate will be based in Birchwood (Warrington) and will be required to regularly travel to client SMEs across the North West and on occasion, the UK and wider European destinations (post COVID)

Benefits

  • Salary- £46k annual
  • Pension Scheme (subject to qualifying criteria you will be auto enrolled into the Company pension scheme at a rate of 4% employee / 4% employer)
  • 31 Days’ annual leave including statutory entitlement
  • Statutory Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership
  • Wellness programme- In-house Yoga Classes

 

This role is fully funded by Innovate UK (UKRI) and European Commission until March 2022.  Job security post that date is conditioned by the continuity of public funding.

 

Please apply by sending your CV to hr@inventya.com  

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