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Finance Strategy Associate

26 days ago by Skillz

  San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Finance

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Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.

This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50(for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partnersto the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

JOB OVERVIEW

As an associate on our Finance & Strategy team, not only will you fully immerse yourself in all elements of our business, you will also be responsible for owning projects related to our corporate finance, investor relations, and M&A processes. You will be relied on to translate what’s happening in the business into a language that investors understand, as well as providing feedback from the market/investors to help the business units prioritize their initiatives. You will use data-driven insights to support our corporate strategy, capital raising and M&A initiatives. Your recommendations will play a critical role in helping shape our company's strategic direction. You will work with a small team, managing your own workstream(s) as you go.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Own all investor marketing materials
  • Lead preparation of our quarterly board presentation and monthly board reporting
  • Generate monthly competitor monitoring report for executives
  • Participate in investor conferences with executives
  • Support equity and debt capital raising processes
  • Evaluate potential strategic partnership and M&A opportunities
  • Manage various corporate finance projects

YOUR SKILLZ

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Experience (2-5 years in investment banking or management consulting)
  • Strong working knowledge of finance and accounting
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Clear oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to face shifting priorities and maintain strong attention to detail
  • Excellence in ambiguous and complex situations (clarity of vision, boldness

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