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David Mendonca

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David Mendonca

Senior Associate – Qualified Finance
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Finance Business Partner (Fintech)

London, England

Finance Business Partner (Fintech) This brilliant business is a specialist Fintech and market leader with high double-digit growth and has 35 offices across 5 continents. Their clients range from young SMEs to the largest FTSE 100/Fortune 500 businesses. This role will business partner to MD level in the London HQ as a real decision support and P&L management role. Due to the specialist nature of the business they have a large number of Chartered Accountant senior execs across operations, sales and commercial as CFOs form the majority of their customers. Thus this role is best suited to qualified ACAs who can grasp the complex business model, understand the customers (CFOs) and analyse complex data and turn that information into meaningful management insight to support the business strategy and growth. Key responsibilities include: Formulating strategic growth plans for businesses and regions Executing action plans to achieve strategic commercial objectives Preparation of financial models including cash flow forecasts and P&L statements Detailed analysis of business trends and financial metrics including sales performance Setting and tracking business performance targets and KPIs Presentation of summarised key information to executive management Facilitating regular business reviews with key stakeholders and monitoring business performance and growth Experience needed to be successful in this role: Qualified ACA is essential, all specialisms will be considered i.e. Audit, TS, Advisory, Tax etc… A strong and confident influencer who can build relationships with Finance and non-Finance customers Entrepreneurial minded with a keen to desire to work for a dynamic high-growth business An inquisitive mind with a desire to understand all elements of business to advise on strategy What is on offer: A buzzing modern Tech Start-up environment fully kitted out with even their own private bar. Huge amounts of growth and opportunities for development, with the ability to fast track to Director level. Strong package with generous and achievable bonuses Last but not least is the opportunity to join a market leading Fintech business with opportunities to progress globally

FP&A Analyst (FTSE 100 Media)

London, England

Group FP&A Analyst (FTSE 100 Media) - Central London A global FTSE 100 Media & Events business has a fantastic opportunity for a recently qualified Finance Analyst role based in their HQ in central London. A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally with 150 offices in close to 50 countries. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. Following a successful acquisition last year the business is now the leading player in their field and has increased their presence globally. This high profile role with visibility across the organisation forms part of a small team of strong qualified commercial accountants who are responsible for financial analysis, budgeting and planning, and ensuring the high quality of analysis and information for reporting purposes and delivery of financial planning advice and support to the wider Group and several divisions. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a globally recognised brand where you can build a long and fruitful career. This is a broad role, but a summary of responsibilities below: Support the Finance Manager in co-ordinating with the Divisions their input into Group Business Planning (Business Plan, Budget and Forecasting), including appropriate analysis, assumptions, reporting and commentary Provide the necessary information and analysis to support the presentation of information to the market and investors, where necessary Monitoring performance, risks, opportunities, initiatives and trends within the business Develop/define operational performance measurement metrics Support Finance Manager in writing the monthly Flash Report to the CFO/CEO Support the Finance Manager in providing the appropriate reporting, analysis and commentary in Monthly Trading reports Help prepare, calculate and validate (with M&A team) the completeness and accuracy of underlying adjustments for prior year and budget comparatives Support in the analysis and reporting of group synergies and exceptional costs Support in producing the Group Monthly Trading report (MTR), including the production of key tables and charts and clear and insightful commentary. Create the Group Flash report monthly and work with the FP&A team to obtain concise and insightful commentary Deputise for the other Finance Analyst and the Finance Managers when necessary What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Analyst role: Fully qualified accountant ACA/CIMA/ACCA Strong Excel and analytical skills from industry or practice Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders both finance and non-finance

Group FP&A Manager (FTSE 100 Media)

London, England

A global FTSE 100 Media brand has a high-profile Group FP&A Manager role based in their HQ in central London. A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally with 150 offices in close to 50 countries. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. This high profile and visible role will advise the senior leadership team, on value delivery, and guiding the group on financial objectives. The position will also provide succession planning for the Director of FP&A, and will business partner to C-level with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. The meaty FP&A role has exposure to both internal and external stakeholders including supporting the analysis and presenting of information to the market and investors, and will also manage 1 direct report. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in one of the most successful companies in the UK, while being surrounded by a hugely impressive, high calibre, renowned finance team. What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Manager role: Qualified accountant with significant PQE FP&A or Group Finance experience in a large, complex structure ideally FTSE 100/250 Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders up to C-level

Projects Finance Manager

West London, London

Projects Finance Manager - West London A high growth dynamic SME based in Kingston upon Thames, is offering an ambitious Finance professional the fantastic opportunity to fast-track their career in the business, in a high-profile commercial role. The business was nominated as a finalist for an Employer of the Year award. As the finance business partner to the fastest growing division in the business - with 25% annual growth, you will own the full P&L and Trial Balance, and oversee the projects and management accounts, forecasting and budgeting, while providing commercial support to the key operators of the business - business partnering to Managing Director level, sitting in senior leadership meetings and supporting the strategy to double revenue in the next 3 years. This broad mini Financial Controller role will manage 1 direct report and 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 the credibility you need to take on a larger 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 long term successful career. Experience my client is looking for: Recently qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA Advanced Excel and the knowledge to build budgets and forecasts 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

Finance & Operations Manager (Startup)

London, England

Are you looking to join an exciting high-growth start-up in the FMCG sector, in a truly Commercial and Operational role? Our client is an award winning FMCG business in the drinks space, looking to take on their first Finance & Operations Manager. This is the number 2 role in Finance for an exciting business just under 3 years old, supporting the Operations Director, and working with a hugely passionate founder who is highly regarded in the sector. You will get to work with an experienced FD, who will mentor you but let you work autonomously, and feed you a wealth of knowledge of both the industry and Finance, as well be encouraged to take on as much responsibility as you can handle. You will need to get fully involved in managing business performance, and supporting all commercial and operational decisions with accurate financial analysis, planning, forecasts and cash flows; most of the financial reporting and month-end is outsourced. You will also manage one direct report in a broad operational and finance support role, and truly learn how a business is run and managed end to end. Essential skills: Recently qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Good knowledge of Management reporting Proven commercial acumen and strong Excel A Passion for startups; or drinks, events, FMCG Experience working in or supporting a start-up or young business would be an advantage!

FP&A Manager (Tech business)

West London, London

FP&A Manager High-growth Tech business A dynamic high-growth Software services business has a great opportunity for an FP&A Manager to own the FP&A function, partnering senior stakeholders and the CFO. This is a high-profile FP&A Manager role reporting into the CFO, with this role sitting alongside several divisional FDs and the Group FC. The business is modern and has a great social scene, operates a smart-casual dress code, flexible working such as work from home, and great perks. The role will include: End to end forecasting & budgeting process consolidating the various divisional inputs Own the group analysis and reporting of the consolidated forecast, budget and monthly management accounts (and variance reporting) Compile the financials for the Group Board pack - analysis and commentary, financials and KPIs Have an understanding of covenants (and covenant reporting) in relation to lenders. Very strong in excel and able to extract and manipulate financial data from systems to produce reports and analysis Have strong gravitas and strong personality to manage the above with inputs from divisional FDs, Finance managers etc who sit across the wider business. What skills you will need for success in this role: An accountancy qualification Strong stakeholder management either from an FP&A role in industry or from a Manager role in an accountancy practice Flexibility, able to adapt to changes in a growing dynamic business An understanding of, or experience in, the Technology/Software/IT sectors would be beneficial but is not essential

Global Tax Analyst (FTSE 100 FMCG)

City of London, London

Global Tax Analyst (FTSE 100 FMCG) City of London A leading FTSE 100 FMCG business in the City has a brilliant opportunity for a Global Tax Analyst for their UK business. They have an awesome culture, dress down environment (think Jeans and T-shirt), and a private rooftop bar overlooking the City, this really is an awesome place to work! This role will drive process improvements, finding creative solutions to solve problems and having the autonomy to make decisions on how to create and present information. Purpose of the role: Supporting the UK Global Controller and the Head of Tax for direct and indirect tax planning, administration and compliance activities for all Global HQ companies of the group within the UK. Responsible for increasing the efficiency and internal control environment in the direct and indirect tax area in UK, and supporting local accounting activities for the UK based group holding companies. Accountabilities: Support tax planning and optimization projects in order to increase efficiency in direct and indirect taxes in the UK group companies. Monitor compliance against global tax risk management policies Work in a quickly changing environment, i.e. legislative changes and communication to/requirements from the tax authorities Constantly balancing the search for new improved ways of working together with the sustained implementation of agreed ways of working Align different departments (finance, legal, supply, logistics, procurement and sales) to streamline the corporate income tax and VAT processes within the company Ensure full flexibility within the team to meet existing and future business needs. Ensure full compliance of administration and reporting of direct & indirect taxes (income tax, VAT, etc.) and that all tax payments are submitted within the prescribed timeframe Monitor changes in the tax legislation related to corporate income tax and VAT that could have an impact on the UK group companies. Manage the introduction of these changes throughout the business Act as contact person for tax impact assessment of business decisions Coordinate, facilitate and host internal and external tax reviews and audits Requirements: ACCA/ACA or CTA qualified Strong Tax Compliance experience with large businesses Strong knowledge of Direct / Indirect tax Benefits: 30% bonus and loads of perks likes apple products, free company products, dental, health, gadget & travel insurance and large pension contributions.

Group Financial Reporting Manager (ACA)

London, England

Group Financial Reporting Manager - Central London An incredibly successful PE backed multi-site business with rapid growth has created a new opportunity for a Group Financial Reporting Manager covering both financial and management reporting. This exceptionally successful leading business is just over 5 years old and has already grown to annual revenues of c£400m. With plans to IPO in several years there is a real opportunity to get a variety of experience as the business continues to grow rapidly and invest internally. This new role will support the business during this time of growth and development and help create a solid management reporting function fit for a leading multinational business. The role supports key members of the Finance leadership team including the Group FC, Head of FP&A and CFO, and give an individual real ownership and a high profile in Finance with real opportunities for career development. This varied position with P&L responsibilities gives exposure to senior stakeholders across the business, and is a great opportunity for someone at a Management level, taking a first move out of practice into industry into a mini FC role. Summary of key responsibilities: Management Reporting: Review of consolidated Group financial information, ensuring accuracy and consistency, throughout the monthly reporting cycle Preparation of timely results analysis and covenant reporting to stakeholders, including Group board, investors and lenders Review of monthly P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow Statement for Head Office entities Support further reporting enhancement projects as required Financial Reporting: Preparation of annual Group consolidated accounts in accordance with IFRS Ownership of completion of UK subsidiary statutory accounts prepared in accordance with FRS 101 Key point of contact for liaison with external audit team to ensure issues are resolved on a timely basis and year end reporting deadlines are achieved Support implementation of new financial reporting standards, such as IFRS 15 and IFRS 16 Internal Controls: Support initiatives to ensure adequate financial controls are in place across the Group to protect assets Oversee implementation of consistent balance sheet review and reconciliation processes and procedures across the Group Support roll out of new Group policies as required Experience required to be successful in this role: Qualified ACA with post qualified experience Strong commercial acumen and analysis skills Advanced Excel and strong stakeholder management experience Knowledge of financial and management reporting including IFRS

Group Reporting Manager

London, England

Group Reporting Manager An incredibly successful PE backed business with rapid growth has created a new opportunity for a Group Reporting Manager. This high-growth business is just over 5 years old and has already grown to annual revenues of c£400m. With plans to IPO in the next few years there is a real opportunity to get a variety of experience as the business continues to grow rapidly and then prepares itself for a sale. This new role will support the business during this time of growth and development and help build a solid management reporting function fit for a leading multinational business. This newly created varied position covers both financial and management reporting with P&L responsibilities and exposure to senior stakeholders across the business. This is a great role for someone with strong post qualified experience in practice, who is looking to move into industry into a senior high-profile role under the Group FC. Key Responsibilities: Management Reporting Review of consolidated Group financial information, ensuring accuracy and consistency, throughout the monthly reporting cycle Preparation of timely results analysis and covenant reporting to stakeholders, including Group board, investors and lenders Review of monthly P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow Statement for Head Office entities for Group consolidation Support further reporting enhancement projects as required Open communication between Head Office and local finance teams to ensure smooth month end and annual reporting and timely resolution of issues Financial Reporting Preparation of annual Group consolidated accounts in accordance with IFRS, including notes to the accounts and supporting files Key point of contact for liaison with external audit team to ensure issues are resolved on a timely basis and year end reporting deadlines are achieved Support implementation of new financial reporting standards, including IFRS 15 and IFRS 16 Ownership of completion of UK subsidiary statutory accounts prepared in accordance with FRS 101 Internal Controls Support initiatives to ensure adequate financial controls are in place across the Group to protect assets Oversee implementation of consistent balance sheet review and reconciliation processes and procedures across the Group Support roll out of new Group policies as required Experience required to be successful in this role: Qualified ACA with post qualified experience Advanced Excel and strong stakeholder management Strong knowledge of financial and management reporting including IFRS