About Zeal:

Zeal is addressing the critical challenge of untapped transactional data. At the moment, whenever a transaction is processed on a POS terminal (payment card machine), physical retailers have no idea who the paying customer is, unless they use a loyalty program. Think of when you go to a supermarket and you pay by card , unless you go to a supermarket that has a loyalty program and you get your loyalty card out, the POS terminal doesn't tell the retailer if you're a new or returning customer, demographics, gender, etc. Unlike e-ecommerce, in physical retail customer identification always had to be a separate step because the payment terminal is not built to self-identify the paying customer. Hence, a plethora of valuable data is lost or underutilized. With Zeal’s advanced Smart POS plugin, the company integrates with POS terminals globally to provide payment acquirers and ISVs with a unique differentiator for their POS terminals. The merchants of our partners benefit from world-class data, analytics & tools to predict consumer behavior using Artificial Intelligence, enabling merchants to unlock the full potential of transactional data.

About The Role:

We're in search of a dynamic Financial Analyst to join our team and play a pivotal role in our financial strategy. You'll be at the forefront of creating and maintaining sophisticated financial models, providing invaluable insights into our financial future. Managing investor relationships and securing funding opportunities will be key aspects of your role. You'll be the go-to expert in financial reporting, analysis, and risk management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Financial Modeling:
    • Develop and maintain complex financial models to support the company's financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
    • Analyze historical financial data, market trends, and industry benchmarks to generate accurate financial projections.
    • Provide insights into key performance metrics, revenue growth, profitability, and cash flow to guide executive decision-making.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to incorporate financial insights into business strategies.
  • Investor Relationship Management:
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential investors, including venture capitalists, private equity firms, and angel investors.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations, financial reports, and investment proposals to attract new investors and retain existing ones.
    • Coordinate investor communications, ensuring timely responses to inquiries and updates on company performance.
    • Stay informed about market dynamics and investor sentiment to adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Financial Grants and Funding:
    • Research and identify grant opportunities, subsidies, and financial incentives from government agencies, foundations, and other sources.
    • Prepare grant applications, proposals, and required documentation, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines and deadlines.
    • Work closely with internal teams to gather necessary information and data to support grant applications.
    • Monitor the progress of grant applications and report on successful grants obtained.
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    • Prepare regular financial reports and presentations for senior management and board members.
    • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify areas of improvement, cost-saving opportunities, and revenue enhancement.
    • Collaborate with accounting and finance teams to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Risk Management:
    • Assess financial risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
    • Conduct scenario analysis and stress testing to evaluate the impact of different economic scenarios on the company's financial health.
    • Recommend risk-mitigation strategies to ensure financial stability.

    The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field (Master's degree or CFA designation is a plus).
    • Proven experience in financial analysis, financial modeling, and investor relations within the fintech industry.
    • Strong knowledge of financial software, data analysis tools, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Detail-oriented with a strong analytical mindset.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of grant application processes and funding sources is a plus.
    • Excellent command of both written and spoken English language.

    What You’ll Love About Us:

    • Our office culture is casual, fun and social.
    • Work that stays at work: genuine work/life balance served here!
    • Health Benefits: Medical insurance.
    • Flexible Work Setup.
    • You will have the freedom to try new ideas & experiment.