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Position: Ventures Associate
Archer Gray is seeking a Ventures Associate. The position is based in New York.
The Ventures Associate will have responsibilities across all aspects of Archer Gray Ventures, including sourcing deals, evaluating and closing investments, managing portfolio companies, setting investment strategies, as well as participating in raising the firm’s Venture Fund.
The Ventures Associate will have the opportunity to interface with the production and content finance teams at Archer Gray, as well as leverage the resources of Archer Gray’s sister VC, Anthemis.
· Source and analyze investment opportunities in the media sector.
o Meet with and manage relationships with prospective investment companies, as well as maintain a network within VC community.
o Conduct company reviews, including market sizing, technology assessments, financial modelling, product reviews, competitive positioning, regulatory and execution risks, and reviews of founding teams.
o Track, manage, and update dealflow in investment databases, and prepare periodic dealflow reports.
o Conduct relevant media sector research and analyses, including conducting market landscapes, tracking fundraising and acquisitions, researching new technologies.
o Support and further extend Archer Gray’s network, including attending industry and VC events and promoting thought leadership on the company’s behalf.
· Assist in closing investment deals and managing investment portfolio.
o Perform all aspects of due diligence on companies of interest; presenting materials and analysis to Head of Ventures and Investment Committee.
o Provide support with legal and financial terms of deal closings.
o Support the success of portfolio companies by identifying or creating synergies, providing strategic guidance and analyses, and generally leveraging the Archer Gray ecosystem on behalf of portfolio companies.
o Track and report on performance and valuation of portfolio investments, as well as holding company’s other investments as needed.
· Work to strengthen and grow the Archer Gray ecosystem by syndicating intel and generally liaising with the Archer Gray and Anthemis teams on media trends, relationships, and deals.
There are no formal requirements for this position. We don’t believe where you went to college or what names are on your resume are the best measure for a candidate’s ability to succeed in the role.
Instead, we are interested in candidates who are energized by the opportunity to craft the future of the media industry and Archer Gray itself, and who exhibit a deep desire to learn and grow.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated their drive and initiative previously through entrepreneurial thinking, diligent analysis, and perseverance in difficult situations.
Compensation is commensurate with pre-MBA venture capital positions.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Position: Manager, Accounting & Finance
Archer Gray is seeking a Manager, Accounting & Finance, with 2+ years of relevant accounting experience and enthusiasm for media and venture capital. The position is based in New York .
The candidate will also have secondary responsibilities providing accounting support for the NYC office of our London-based sister company, Anthemis.
This role involves day-to-day management of the firm’s cash flow, balance sheet, investment valuations, budget, and operational expenses.
o Maintaining general ledger and financial statements
o Managing project coding for reporting
o Weekly cashflow
o Monthly P&L against budget
o Preparation of year-end financial statements
o Reconciliation and management of payroll
o Administering employee benefit payments and IRA contributions
o Manage 1099 process
o Oversight for Annual Tax reporting
o Liaise with tax accountants on preparation of federal and state returns
o Liaise with the IRS if required on any tax-related matters
o Managing Accounts Payable & Receivable, Creditors & Debtors etc.Year-end procedures including accruals, journals, depreciation, etc.
o Manage banking relationship
Track investments, recoupment, profit and write-offs for film/TV/theater projects and venture capital investments
Preparation of annual budget with reforecasting intra-year
Business modelling for new investment vehicles or business scenarios
Cashflow management and forecasting
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
- Strong organizational and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve, as well as prioritize and multitask efficiently
- Experience working in media industry or venture capital is a plus
- Experience applying general finance mathematics (forecasting, discounting, etc.), and keen eye for accuracy and detail
- Mastery of key investment metrics and general knowledge of GAAP accounting
- Familiarity with cloud-based accounting systems (preferably Quickbooks Online, Xero, and Expensify)
- Advanced proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, SUMIFs, good data integrity, etc.)
- A collaborative working style and positive personality
- A willingness to develop/evolve the role and get involved in opportunities outside the accounting function
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Accounting Position'.
Anthemis Group is the leading venture investment and advisory firm at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of start-ups and financial institutions, dedicated to reinventing financial services for the digital age. We are committed investors, thoughtful advisors, active conveners and enthusiastic problem solvers who share a passion for technology and a belief in the transformative power of digital financial services. www.anthemis.com