Jobs in Tech 101
Professionals in finance enjoy gathering and analyzing complex information. Their intellectual curiosity fuels a desire for continuous improvement, and they are able to follow stringent financial procedures, rules, and laws. Roles in finance typically require the ability to work well individually or on a team, and to communicate effectively across a variety of departments.
Accountants record business transactions on behalf of an organization, report on company performance to management, and issue financial statements. They are trained in bookkeeping and in preparation, auditing and analysis of accounts.
A financial analyst researches macroeconomic and microeconomic conditions and gathers financial information along with company fundamentals in order to make business, sector and industry recommendations to the company. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other investments and provide guidance on making investment decisions.
Financial managers provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action. They advising on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take to maintain the financial health of the organization.
Join a call with leadership to discuss new hiring plans for the next quarter
Close last month's financials and build a report for senior leadership
Process payroll for our employees and contractors, then review invoices for vendors
Meet with IT vendors to review cost-savings of contract support
Prepare a slide deck of financials for an upcoming investor meeting
Assist younger managers with their budgets and prepare discussions for the next quarter
Justin's career started in a big accounting firm, but he realized the tech startup world was perfect for him. Read about his career path to becoming the Director of Finance at SmarterHQ.Read More
Jackie DiMonte serves as a venture analyst at Hyde Park Venture Partners where she spends her time evaluating companies, performing deal work and coordinating the firm’s data and reporting processes. With headquarters in Chicago and Indianapolis, the firm has a number of Indiana tech companies in their portfolio including Bolstra, DemandJump, Vibenomics and Sigstr. We asked Jackie, a Sr. Associate based in the Chicago office, a few questions about what it means to be a venture analyst.Read More
Meet two new up-and-coming venture analysts, Nathan Hahn and David Steckler with Elevate Ventures. As venture analysts, they are responsible for focusing on market research and investment due diligence for prospective companies, as well as secondary engagement in providing solutions for existing portfolio companies.Read More
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field is typically required.
Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.
Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.
Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.
IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.
Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.
Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.
Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.
Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.
Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.
HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.