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Financial Coordination Analyst

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

2 - 5 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Nationality

, Posted on June 8, 2018 1 Opening

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The KAUST Innovation Fund provide seed and early-stage funding to technology based startup projects and companies launched by KAUST faculty, researchers, students and staff. The Fund also opportunistically invests in high-profile spin-ins, in other Saudi technology early-stage companies and corporate venture startups.
The Financial Coordination Analyst will be deeply involved in key financial and accounting activities of the Fund. He/she will monitor the seed funded startups budgets and use of funds, the portfolio startups' financials and will coordinate the financial reporting of the Fund's activity.
Major Responsibilities
• Support the investment team in performing the financial analysis and modeling of new potential investments.
• Manage/track/update Fund budget on monthly basis and contribute to the establishment of the Fund's annual budget and forecasts.
• Manage/track/update startups ' PIDs.
• Coordinate with the relevant Investment Manager(s) the approval of startups' POs.
• Manage/track/update Fund commitment and actual deployment.
• Prepare and manage funds capital calls and deployment notices.
• Manage/track/update Fund financing(s) repayments.
• Support preparing bridge funding agreements and track startups reimbursement payments.
• Liaise with KAUST finance units (l&ED Business Manager and Finance) in executing and deploying all type of approved funds.
• Collect startups' audited financial statements.
• Manage Fund invoices and initiating POs and following up with KAUST procurement.
• Coordinate Fund internal audit and compliance activities.
• Support Investment Managers in preparing startups board briefings and financial statement analysis.
• Review and track startup consultants and Entrepreneurs in Transition timesheets.
• Produce periodic and ad-hoc department financial reports, which include appropriate illustrations, graphs, charts, statistics, and tables.
• In coordination with l&ED Business Manager, follow on with Procurement, Finance, Legal, HR and other relevant departments all financial related matters.
• Identify non-value added processes within the department and seek to improve them.
• Ensure that proper financial reporting systems and accounting records are maintained in accordance with a sound internal control and governance framework.
• Design internal controls and procedures to minimize the operational risk and abuse of awarded funding.
• Provide training on financial issues and procedures to funded startups.
Organization Innovation and Economic Development Division Innovation and Economic Development

Industry Type : Education / Training / Teaching / Academics
Functional Area : Finance / Treasury

Desired Candidate Profile

. Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
• Curiosity/ understanding of technology and startup ecosystem.
• Strategic thinking, superior coordination skills.
• High level of attention to detail and ability to deliver superior quality presentations and documents.
• Fluent written and spoken English (Arabic is an advantage).
• Extremely proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Ability to work collaboratively with other KAUST units, corporate partners, government bodies.
• Team player and goal oriented; ability to multi-task and cope with changing priorities.
• Excellent judgment, tact, discretion when dealing with confidential matters.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate-effectively.
• Abi lit y to work under stress and meet deadlines.
• Comprehensive understanding of best practice in accounting, financial and treasury managements, risk managements, and related business processes in compliance with relevant legislation and accounting standards


Manager Internal Audit Financial analysis Financial statements Procurement Operational risk Financial statement analysis Excel Interpersonal skills Financial reporting Framework design

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2014, American Academy is one of the leading educational support service providers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The institute has certified native English teachers, and specialized ESL courses, and specializes in –

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American Academy strives to offer quality education to the students in the most professional manner, while nurturing their potential. It is committed to supporting Kingdom's Saudi 2030 Vision program with its cutting-edge techniques and technologically-driven curricula. The institute invites applications from dedicated teaching professionals who can impart quality education and contribute to shaping up the future of the students.

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