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David Mendonca

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David Mendonca

Associate - Recently Qualified Finance
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Group Finance Manager

City of London, London

Group Finance Manager An established and well-known fashion retailer in the City of London is seeking a Group Finance Manager to own the Management Reporting. This senior Finance Manager role will own the production of management accounts for the Immediate Company and wider Group Companies. You will also interact with the Senior Leadership teams at all levels in the business, including presenting and providing analysis to support the business decisions. You will need to provide effective leadership over the finance team - including 4 direct reports, covering a Management Accountant, AP, AR and Payroll to ensure the accurate and timely production of monthly management accounts. You will also oversee: the preparation of board reports, the production of annual budgets and updates, production of 3 year and other forecasts, responsibility for stock and costing, ad-hoc analysis for senior management, and make decisions on system and process improvements. Experience required Qualified accountant with significant PQE Experience in an SME environment Good IT skills including advanced knowledge of Excel, ERP systems Team management Experience Strong Management Accounting and Reporting background Retail accounting experience desirable (Manufacturing, Stock Control, Costing, Retail)

Senior Commercial Finance Manager

City of London, London

An ambitious, market leading business services company, with an international client base servicing multiple sectors, from Consumer Brands to Media & Technology, is seeking a strategic Senior Finance Analyst. This is an opportunity to join a truly dynamic and high growth £200m turnover business, operating in over 90 countries, during an exciting time of further international expansion and 20% annual growth. The Senior CFM is the key Business Partner in the UK business, and a key member of the senior leadership team. This position partners business leaders including the 2 Managing Directors and 2 Head Ofs, partnering operational leaders and their team to educate and consult on financial performance, metrics and customer pricing. You will be responsible for the preparation, documentation and production of Board and management reporting requirements including financial statements, analysis, and dashboards for the EMEA region. As the most senior person in Finance in the UK, you will be expected to provide supervision and development (regional oversight and mentoring) to the local Finance team, and you will also recruit a qualified Finance Analyst into the team to manage directly. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the regional forecasting process, working with operational leadership to provide accurate forecasting and analyse variances Be a business partner to internal stakeholders, educating and consulting on multiple financial metrics Support the Head of FP&A & lead the coordination of the annual operating and strategic plans for the region Support the commercial teams with pricing and cost reviews Prepare, analyse, and distribute financial and operational reports Complete all standard and ad-hoc financial analyses for new service offerings Provide supervision and development to the local finance team Responsible for maintaining communication and coordination with the global finance team. SKILLS ACA/CIMA qualification 5 years of experience in commercial finance, ideally with revenue experience Present strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills to effectively present to peers and senior management Strong experience partnering commercial teams (sales & marketing) and senior stakeholders at Director level Experience in managing multiple projects, carrying out multiple priorities and working with diverse teams.

FP&A Manager (FTSE 250)

London, England

A globally recognised, FTSE 250 business is seeking a Finance Manager to join a £600M turnover division, based in their HQ in central London. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors. The FP&A team is a well-respected, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding local and regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability to the senior leadership team. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing, friendly team dynamic. As the Finance Manager you will own the budgeting, forecasting and 3 year plan for the business unit (BU), delivering robust divisional forecasts and budgets for Senior Management, directly supporting the operations of the business. You will work closely with the Divisional FD and FC and also supervise a junior analyst. This role works closely with other finance teams, the CFO and the operations. In this large multinational business, there are various other finance teams within the head office, covering multiple business units, so there will be significant opportunities for career progression both in the BU but also into other teams whether your aspirations be commercial, contract or group finance. Main responsibilities for the Finance Manager role: Divisional Annual budget, Forecast and Strategic Plan process: Setting timetable and instructions for the budget, formal reforecasts and 3 year strategic plan to ensure the division meets the Group requirements and deadlines Liaise closely with BU finance teams on instruction/templates/questions relating to delivery of the budget, forecasts and strategic plan Reviewing/challenging and understanding BU budgets including identifying key drivers, savings/efficiencies, risks and opportunities Preparation of detailed and varied budget analysis pack for Divisional management reviews (FD and CEO) Dealing with any adhoc Group questions/requirements Capex reporting Forecast/Updates: Prepare the monthly rolling forecast including detailed risks and opportunities for divisional management including liaising with BU Finance, collection of data, preparation of analysis for management review Assist with informal forecast/quarterly update requests from Group finance Reviewing/challenging and understanding actuals/variances including identifying anomalies, risks and opportunities and tracking against latest outlook Preparing key reports analysing contract profitability and identification of potentially onerous contracts Tracking any major restructuring programmes against the approved business case Experience requirements for Finance Manager role: ACA qualified accountant with PQE and industry experience FP&A or Group Reporting experience in a large company Evident career progression with a strong academic background Good attention to detail as well as ability to see the 'big picture' Strong ethical and professional values is key! Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to win the respect and trust of colleagues and customers

Head of Reporting

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Our client is an internationally recognised brand in the heart of Oxford with a global presence. This is a dynamic and evolving business with great future opportunities for progression, and a good work-life balance. This newly created Hybrid role will head up the central Management Reporting team (4 direct report), as well as owning the financial accountants and controls for a division. You will also be the Business Partner to an MD of another smaller business. Reporting to the FC, you will be part of a large sociable team, headed up by an impressive Finance Director with a track record of leadership positions in leading FTSE 100 businesses. There are numerous events and sports teams to get involved with, and access to leading institutions in Oxford. This all-encompassing role, is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain a broad skill set to set them up for a bigger FC role, or for someone who is not sure which area of Finance they want to specialise in and want to keep all their options open. Key stakeholders to this role include: FD, FC, Head of FP&A, MDs, and overseas Finance teams. Skills you will need for this role: Top 10 trained Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) A creative problem-solver, with initiative to implement new ideas and drive process improvements Strong leadership qualities - to be able to manage 4 Management Accountants Confident and credible communicator, able to influence stakeholders Good knowledge of Financial and Management Reporting Strong Excel skills

Statutory Accounts and Control Manager (FTSE 100 FMCG)

City of London, London

A FTSE 100 FMCG business based in the heart of London, is seeking to recruit a brand-new position for their UK business. This is a newly created hybrid role, which partners the business interacting daily with senior non-finance stakeholders and commercial teams. The business is a leading global player in the FMCG space, with an enviable brand that is recognised across the world. The development opportunities are second to none, and this is a business where someone can build a real career and accelerate their development in a nurturing environment. The role will manage internal control for the UK commercial business, driving best practice for the UK businesses, monitoring business activities for continues improvement. An example would be sign-off of sponsorship deals for commercial teams, ensuring the business best practice is followed. For a few months of the year, you will also own the statutory accounts for 4 entities at year-end. This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong accountant in practice to leverage their experience, moving into a high-profile business facing position with exposure across the whole business, accelerating their career in a broad role which will open doors in different areas of the business. Key skills needed for this role: Recently qualified ACA (circa 1-2 years PQE) Exposure to large businesses ideally FTSE listed companies Gravitas to influence senior stakeholders Strong commercial understanding and knowledge of business drivers Comfortable working in a global, multinational environment This business has a rewarding culture with bonuses regularly paying in full at 20% and regular salary reviews. Other benefits include free products, corporate discounts with top brands and private healthcare.

Global Finance Analyst

London, England

A dynamic, entrepreneurial consumer goods business is seeking a Global Finance Analyst to join their new finance team. This fast-paced sustainable business is super health conscious and striving to reduce their carbon footprint in the industry. Backed by a big fish in the Private Equity world, you will have the ability to play a critical role in building the finance function of a growing business. This is a newly created position which will play a pivotal role in building a first-class group reporting function. This high-profile role will support the Group Reporting Manager and the senior finance team on various process improvements and drive enhancements to the financial reports. Summary of responsibilities for the Global Finance analyst role: Play a key role in specific projects across the group regarding global reporting and process improvements, in order to build a first-class group reporting function Support the Group Reporting Manager (GRM) in the preparation of stats accounts and other financial reporting to the investors/board Support the GRM in ensuring that group accounting procedures and policies are compliant across the group Provide ad-hoc support to the Group Financial Controller, Head of Finance and country teams Skills required for the Global Finance analyst role: A professional accounting qualification is essential! A creative problem solver with the ability to drive improvements Good commercial business understanding with exposure to big companies An ambitious individual with the hunger to grow and progress their career in a dynamic start-up environment

Projects Finance Manager

City of London, London

Projects Finance Manager - City of London A high growth dynamic SME based in the heart of London, is offering an ambitious Chartered Accountant the fantastic opportunity to fast track their career in the business, in a high-profile commercial role. The business supports one of the worlds fastest growing industries, and was nominated as a finalist in 2017 for an Employer of the Year award. As the senior finance business partner to the fastest growing division in the business, you will oversee the projects and management accounts, forecasting and MI, while providing commercial support to the key operators of the business - business partnering to Managing Director level, supporting the strategy to double revenue in the next 3 years. This is a broad role which will allow you to develop strengths across the full spectrum of Finance, learn the key business drivers and influence senior stakeholders, giving you the skills and credibility you need to take on a Financial Controller role in the business. The Group has an incredibly strong finance team, led by an impressive CFO, and a nurturing and rewarding culture. You will be a direct report to the Group FC but be able to fully own the business unit that you look after, becoming a respected member of its senior leadership. If you are seeking a dynamic environment in a secure business which focuses on advanced technologies in a growing industry, then this is truly an organisation where you can add value and build a successful career. Experience my client is looking for: Qualified ACA with post qualified experience Advanced Excel and the knowledge to build budgets and forecasts Strong knowledge of financial and management accounting A self-starter who can work autonomously and make key decisions on financial matters Strong stakeholder management and the confidence to present to senior management Experience in a fast growth, multi-entity organisation would be an advantage