David Mendonca


David Mendonca

Senior Associate – Finance

Senior FP&A Manager (FTSE 250)

London, England

A global FTSE 250 brand has created a high-profile Senior FP&A Manager role based in their HQ in central London. This newly created role will report into the Divisional FD who reports to the European CFO for £2.5Bn turnover region, and will business partner the Senior Leadership Team both finance and non-finance with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. 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 holding an enviable position in the market. Responsibility: As the senior FP&A Manager you will have first line responsibility for delivering the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Management. You will need to speak to stakeholders across the business up to C-level to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. These reports reach to Group CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries. The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture, very strong retention rates and evident career progression across the board. What you will need for success in the Senior FP&A Manager role: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with PQE FP&A or similar experience in a large, complex structure 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

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 PQE FP&A or Group Finance experience in a large, complex structure ideally FTSE PLCs 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

Lead Data Scientist (Tech sector)

London, England

A well known brand in the ecommerce Tech sector is looking for a bright and ambitious Data Scientist to accelerate their career in a fast paced, innovative business. The company's vision is to become the global marketing platform of choice connecting consumers and businesses. This is a young and dynamic, friendly 'Tech Startup' environment. Operating multiple brands across 22 countries and HQ in London, they also have offices across Europe. Their customers include top brands such as Amazon, Asos and Sainsburys-Argos. Role overview: This brilliant business is looking for an ambitious individual to join the commercial finance function as a Lead Data Scientist. This is a newly created role, supporting all local and global commercial activities across the Group. You will be responsible for collaborating with business subject matter experts to discover the information hidden in various sources of content and data, helping us to enhance profitability. Your primary focus will be in applying complex data mining techniques and statistical analysis, to develop high quality predictive models, and make recommendations to internal stakeholders on alternative courses of action. You'll step in to provide an authoritative voice when there are analytics questions that are particularly contentious or complex. Key responsibilities Work with stakeholders throughout the organisation, to identify opportunities of leveraging our data assets, to drive incremental gross margin. Contribute to the pricing strategy of the company, driving the optimal balance between revenue, margin and quality across the product portfolio, countries and merchants. Establish a "trading platform" which enables us to maximise/optimise gross margin from each of our customers, recognising changing behaviours in consumer search patterns, and associated impacts on quality conversion. Monitor and drive optimal trading performance across multiple countries in partnership with the commercial teams. Connect various data points, which allows us to highlight merchants that are likely to cancel or who present upsell opportunities- Thus allowing for our Account Management Teams to have more targeted focus. Create self-serve automated platforms, to make models and insights available throughout the group Financial modelling / forecasting of GM trends, identifying risk and opportunities. Monitor and analyse business performance. Link P&L outcomes to commercial KPIs such as Merchant pricing, acquisition, and churn Publisher economics and traffic volumes Website traffic and conversion Develop new MI and KPI reporting to support strategic and tactical decision making. Collaborate with the Data Science team in Europe Experience requirements: Data-driven decision-making experience essential, working with large datasets, developing KPIs for a data intensive business. Business partnering with commercial stakeholders & presentational experience to a senior management audience. Experience in an ecommerce/digital business is a clear advantage. Experience in businesses involving either complex technology or sales a plus. Skills we are looking for to be successful in this role: Degree educated, in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Economics, Statistics or Mathematics Experience of working with SQL A strong Statistical mindset, BUT with the ability to articulate complex analysis into "everyday language" back to a business audience Knowledge of advances statistical techniques and concepts, with experience of implementation Expertise of using SAS, Python, or Spark to build predicted models using regression and machine learning techniques Highly analytical. Strong commercial analysis skills. Ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analysing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans and options. High quality Excel and presentation skills. Commercial judgement. Experience of proactively challenging and influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact. Proactive, can-do, resilient and adaptable.

Senior Financial Accountant

London, England

A young and ambitious Technology business with double digit growth has a fantastic position for a qualified accountant seeking a career in the Tech sector. This fast-paced award-winning UK Tech business has a global presence with offices in the UK, US and EME. They have partnered with some big names in their sector both in the UK and US and are constantly innovating and developing new products. This meaty Senior Financial Accountant role will report into the Finance Director, supporting the growth of the business and Finance function, driving business improvements and taking ownership for a mixture of financial and management accounts. The business operates a collaborative open plan environment, where senior management are approachable, and there is scope to take on added responsibilities and get stuck in to new projects. Responsibilities in this role: Financial lead for the European segment of the Group, including full month-end responsibility, ensuring monthly financials and forecast reviews with the U.K. Managing Director and his European team. Financial lead for intangibles capitalisation and R&D tax work, including monthly analysis of development time to be capitalised and amortised. Work with the Finance Director to produce the monthly Board Pack including written commentary. Produce consolidated financials for the group on a monthly basis, including key balance sheet and income statement review and variance analysis. Financial lead for a key business stream including Head Office lead for an overseas operation: Including month-end responsibilities, reforecast, and production of monthly joint venture statements. Work with the Finance Director on production of year-end and half year results, including working with auditors and tax advisors. Key team member in the production of group budgets and reforecasts. Assist and lead business cases as necessary. Liaison with IT, HR, Legal and other relevant internal departments. Monthly and quarterly statutory returns for the group. What we are looking for to be successful in this role: Qualified Accountant Strong excel and technical accounting skills Confident with manipulating large data files Good Communications and organization skills

Tax Manager UK

City of London, London

A leading FTSE 100 FMCG business in the City, with >40% of the global market, has a newly created Tax Manager role for the UK. In fabulous brand-new offices, this modern organisation has their own rooftop bar overlooking the City with free drinks and a buzzing social environment; this really is an awesome place to work. The benefits are second to none and there are a huge amount of perks including free products, apple gadgets, flexible working and 20% bonuses paid out in full! This collaborative, fast paced and dynamic business has an enviable position globally, dominating their market with the leading products in the industry. They have fantastic opportunities for career progression throughout Tax and Finance, continuous paid for training and study support if needed, and a rewarding, collaborative culture. This broad Tax Manager role covers Tax reporting and Transfer Pricing for the operational companies in the UK. You will partner all functions of the business, ensuring that all business heads understand the impact the operations on Tax, and work with advisers to build solid business tax planning. Reporting to the Global Head of Tax you will support the Global Controllers and have significant exposure to the Commercial FD and UK Head Ofs. This is not a Tax Compliance role as there is a separate Tax Compliance Manager in the team. What skills you might need for this role: Corporate/Direct Tax experience either in industry or in an accountancy practice A strong communicator who can build relationships with senior stakeholders Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills A CTA/ACCA/ACA qualification or studying towards would be beneficial

Financial Controller (FTSE 250)

City of London, London

This commercial Financial Controller role in a renowned FTSE 250 in the City will support the growth of the division and allow someone to truly add value, supporting the strategic direction of the business. The FC will report directly to the Finance Director in this fast paced, expanding division of a FTSE 250, and will cover FP&A, business partnering and control. The FC will ensure that the leadership teams understand in detail their full P&Ls and variances to budget, business partnering the leadership team in delivering their objectives. You will be given the sponsorship and autonomy to add further value to the business in supporting business and process improvements, driving automation and change. You will also manage and mentor a direct report, hiring more support as needed. Responsibility: Produce monthly P&L management accounts and relevant variance analysis (with commentary) Monthly forecasting - produce and understand the monthly forecast with the support of the relevant Ops managers Produce/review monthly reports including P&Ls, Balance sheet recs, working capital schedules, cash forecasting and monitoring, risks & opportunities etc Business planning - work with the business to produce the BP each year Minimize the business' working capital requirements by ensuring timely billing of revenue, monitoring overdue debtors, reviewing cash receipts and payments Work closely with operations and project management to ensure projects are delivered within budget Highlight areas for increased controls, generate business "buy in", and implement the controls as necessary Support and challenge operational colleagues, bringing rigour to business decision making Develop MI as needed to enable decision making Active role in delivering business change initiatives and finance transformation Assist the FD and Ops directors in driving forward cost saving initiatives Adhere to and drive forward Business unit and Group governance Work with offshore team who are responsible for all transactional work What are we looking for: ACA qualified finance leader with some PQE Experience navigating through large organisations Business Partnering - Ability to interact daily with non-Finance stakeholders at various levels of seniority Proactive - Ability to seek out improvements and influence at all levels IT - must have strong Excel skills

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

Finance Business Partner (FTSE 100)

Guildford, Surrey

A FTSE 100 Technology business has a unique opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust strategic support to one of its fast-paced divisions based in Guildford. Main Responsibilities: ·Serve as the key Finance Business Partner to several Head Ofs to support in strategic objectives ·Drive the business through the understanding of the cost drivers and levers to improve profitability ·Provide analytical support to teams on key decisions including capital investment, large operating expenditure, and the optimal level and deployment of resources ·Provide decision support for investment cases and transformation initiatives ·Provide pivotal support to the budgeting and quarterly forecasting process ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting and analyse business performance ·Presentation of accurate and complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders across the organisation What you will need to be successful: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Finance Business Partnering experience ·Proven senior stakeholder management particularly to non-finance ·Experience in medium to large businesses