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David Mendonca

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David Mendonca

Associate - Recently Qualified Finance
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Financial Accounts and Control Manager

City of London, London

Cedar are supporting a FTSE 100 business based in the City, that is seeking to recruit a Financial Accounts and Control Manager for their UK businesses. This is a newly create 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 stretches across all continents. 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, driving best practice for the UK businesses, monitoring business activities for continues improvement. An example would be signing-off sponsorship deals for commercial teams, ensuring the business best practice is followed. You will also own the statutory accounts for 4 entities at the 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 Corporate benefits: Strong financial package on offer with bonuses regularly paying in full at 20%. Other benefits including free products, corporate discounts with top brands and private healthcare.

Head of Management Reporting

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Our client is an internationally recognisable 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 heads of 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

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Are you an ambitious commercially astute accountant looking to truly add value in a real Finance business partnering role? Our client is a reputable international brand and unrivalled player in the Travel sector, an innovative company which uses its advanced Technology to bring the world closer together. This is a consumer-focused business, which strives for complete customer satisfaction. In this role you will become the go-to person for Operations, providing real insight into the numbers, helping to track and challenge performance, ensuring financial targets are achieved or beaten. You will drive the forecasting and planning processes for Operations and provide analysis such as evaluation of business cases. There is no month-end closing or posting journals here, only true analytical input to drive strong financial performance. Skills you will need for this role: Qualified Accountant essential, ideally with some PQE A confident and personable individual able to build credibility with senior stakeholders Strong analytical skills with knowledge of business drivers Ability to identify and streamline inefficient processes Good knowledge of Management Reporting Strong Excel and finance systems experience A passion for Technology, Retail or Travel would be beneficial

Finance Manager (Startup)

East London, London

Are you a creative accountant looking to join an exciting high-growth start-up in the Tech sector, in a real commercial Finance role, where you can truly help grow a business? Our client is an award-winning Tech start-up in Shoreditch, looking to take on their first commercial Finance Manager. You will join a team of hard working, passionate individuals on a mission to disrupt the sector, bringing much needed services into the homes of their clients all across the UK. Reporting to the CFO turned COO, this role will own the financial and management accounts for this young VC backed business, supporting the Commercial and Operational teams with accurate models and analysis, to support strategic decisions. You will work with the COO to establish a real value add finance function, creating a firm foundation on which to build upon, in a dynamic business about to go through accelerated growth! Skills you will need for this role: An accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Good knowledge of Financial and Management accounting Strong commercial acumen with advanced Excel skills A Passion for tech, health or entrepreneurship

Senior Corporate Finance Manager

London, England

This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, with a global FTSE 100 business that has grown at a rapid pace over the past 20 years, expanding its impressive portfolio, attaining a reputable and envied position in the market. To support this continued growth, there is a new position within its Deals Team supporting a multi-billion £ portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, high-profile role includes: Perform regular portfolio reviews, assessing asset performance and projections Co-ordinate investment closings including structuring Financial, legal and tax due diligence for potential investments Support disposition process at both portfolio and asset level Regular liaison with external stakeholders including advisory firms and portfolio investments Budget creation and cash flow modelling Complete asset-level valuations As a qualified ACA with experience at a senior level in Transactional Services or similar, you will either still be within practice or have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. With high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas and communication skills you will be comfortable working with a global portfolio, interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders, sitting on board meetings and operating at both a tactical and strategic level. If you speak an additional European language this would be a huge bonus so please apply but is by no means essential for the role.

Management Accountant

London, England

Are you a creative, ambitious Management Accountant looking for an environment where you can develop and truly add value? An ambitious world market leader - business services company, with an international client base servicing multiple sectors from Consumer Brands to Media & Technology, is seeking to bring on-board an ambitious Management Accountant to help them on their international strategic expansion. The business has had consistent 20-25% year on year growth, continuously expanding into new territories, and this role will play an integral part in supporting future growth plans. They have a collaborative, nurturing and inclusive culture where anyone with ambition can succeed. You will need to be creative, able to think and work fast, and you will need to be flexible and able to adapt in a dynamic environment. The Finance team has doubled in the last 3 years, and with this continued growth there will be opportunities to progress in the business. Remit The role of the Management Accountant will be to maintain an efficient and accurate Accounting function for the EMEA group of entities. You will assist the team in achieving deadlines, improving the quality of processes; providing financial support to stakeholders across the business. You will business partner Operations, helping to plan and challenge spending across the business. Key Responsibilities Preparation of Monthly Accruals and prepayments and journal adjustments (including schedules and working papers) for the UK and EMEA entities Preparation of the monthly management accounts; supporting schedules and month-end packs, explaining the key variances to forecast and budget Performing monthly GL balance sheet reconciliations Helping to drive process improvements across the function alongside the senior Finance team Provide Ad-hoc support as necessary to the FD, aiding expansion into new countries and helping to set up efficient finance processes. Person Specification ACCA / CIMA / ACA qualification Experience in Management Accounting and full month-end experience Previous experience of working in a medium sized Finance function with exposure to large accounting packages Good accounting knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting Good written and oral skills are essential, as are good planning, organisational skills and a strong eye for detail

Management Accountant

London, England

Management Accountant Cedar are recruiting for a brilliant high-growth business with a buzzing social scene and relaxed work atmosphere. The recently merged and growing business with Head office in Oxford Circus, and 3 regional offices across the UK, are looking for a qualified Management Accountant who can grow into a Head of Finance and fill their shoes. The Management Accountant will report into the Head of Finance and support the HOF in the efficient running of the Accounts Team. The role will supervise the two Accounts assistants and will be a stepping stone to a management role. A key aspect of the role is building relationships across the business with non-finance stakeholders and budget holders, becoming a true business partner. It is expected that the role will interact closely with all levels of the firm, including Board Directors. The Management Accountant will need to be exceptionally organised and should have excellent attention to detail, continually reviewing processes to ensure they are efficient and meeting business requirements. Main duties and responsibilities: Supervise the wider Accounts team to ensure the efficient and accurate delivery of work Ensuring the timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts and board pack including all results, analysis of variances / trends & commentary for the UK Responsible for updating and reporting cashflows Business partnering with each department to understand performance highs and lows Prepare UK and European VAT returns and related reconciliations Work alongside HR to prepare and submit monthly payroll and pension to outsourced payroll company Prepare calculation of monthly commissions and quarterly bonuses to be paid Provide financial management information as required for Directors and presentations Own and drive the year end Audit alongside the Head of Finance Assist the Head of Finance with any ad hoc duties as required Skills and experience: Professional accountancy qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) Solid understanding of double‐entry and book keeping Experience in month‐end is essential, including balance sheet reconciliations, P&L analysis, and all necessary journals (including prepayments and accruals) Experience working in an SME environment Demonstrable experience of meeting deadlines Excellent people skills, with ability to build relationships with internal clients Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel, and accounting software applications (experience of Sage would be desirable)