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David Mendonca

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David Mendonca

Senior Associate – Qualified Finance
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Financial Accountant (Growth stage Tech)

City of London, London

Financial Accountant Digital Consumer Sector Central London This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained double digit growth year on year! This really is the time to join ... with exciting M&A in the pipeline, inspirational business leaders and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position and support plans for enormous growth. This is a creative, free-thinking and entrepreneurial environment with all the perks and energy expected of a successful Tech start-up! As part of the ongoing growth of the business and a recent promotion, it is now seeking a dynamic hands on Financial Accountant to play a key role in providing accurate accounts to the business. In this broad accounting role reporting to the Finance Manager, you will get to own end-to-end processes from day one, being mentored on a fast-track route to becoming a Finance Manager in 12-18 months. Situated in offices with a real "wow!" factor, the business has an amazing culture and real start-up buzz; with office parties, Thursday pub crawls, ping pong tables and all the silicon valley perks … but for you to get involved in as much or as little as you feel like at the time. If you are looking for true career progression coupled with having an amazing experience and household brand on your CV, then this is the place for you! To be successful in this role you will need to be … A bright and ambitious recently qualified Finance professional with good knowledge of accounting principles Have strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to explain finance to non-finance stakeholders Have an analytical and creative mind-set to understand, challenge and create solutions The desire to improve processes and grow with a fast-paced business into a Finance Manager role

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media

West London, London

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media - London Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Sports Media business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a sports focused commercial finance role. This is a hands-on role managing the reporting across a range of sports rights & events, and for a high-achiever you can fast track in the business. The business has great retention and career nurturing, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion. This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career in the Sports or Media industries! Reporting to the Finance Director, responsibilities include: Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with the Commercial and Production teams to ensure all relevant information is collected Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties Overall football portfolio reporting and support for the Head of Sport Management and Commercial Accounting Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of rights properties (predominantly football assets) Variance analysis of actual results against forecast Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients. Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis. Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities Essential skills required: Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management A strong interest in Sports and Media Strong ability in Excel Technical knowledge in revenue recognition and US GAAP desirable

Commercial Finance Analyst - Media

West London, London

An established household name in the Media sector is looking for an ambitious qualified finance professional for a truly commercial revenue focused Finance Analyst role. Now due to an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Analyst to report into the Commercial Finance Manager, and business partner the Sales team, providing financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to the business. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ which include an on-sight gym. This is real opportunity to join a business where you can build a career in commercial finance in a true business partnering role. Responsibilities: Become a trusted Business partner building credibility with multiple senior stakeholders in the commercial teams, through developing expertise in the industry, understanding key performance drivers, providing competitor analysis and advising on new industry developments; Explore and analyse data, extracting valuable insights to enable informed decision making, by proactively exploring sales data, evaluating financial performance and analysing key performance metrics to support the delivery of in-year targets; Drive the evolution of management information and analysis - monitor and deliver high quality, timely management information; develop the financial acumen of the sales team; partner with the Business Intelligence Unit to drive improvements to management information and business intelligence tools; Contribute to strategy through the development of budgets, forecasts and business plans - providing financial leadership and analytical support to help shape business activity at a strategic and operational level; model scenarios, advise on key assumptions and trade-offs and support the alignment of resources to strategic priorities. Skills needed to be successful in this role: A qualification in Finance (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Strong influencing and financial analysis skills An individual looking to develop their career in a commercial finance department with significant exposure to the business.

Commercial Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

Commercial Finance Business Partner City of London A global brand and success story within the Technology World, this business is hands down the leader in their field and holds an enviable position on the FTSE 100. To help facilitate continued growth and success, the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated Senior Financial Analyst in their City of London HQ. Reporting to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager, the role includes: Drive planning and forecasting activities for Sales and Marketing teams, while interfacing closely with business partners and central FP&A team Develop and create key financial models Establish operating mechanisms and reporting that ensure management teams understand business position against operating and financial objectives Develop key management reports especially business KPIs to ensure data accuracy Create and deliver presentations for financial and business reviews that provide impactful insights to drive business performance Partner business teams and proactively identify important opportunities and drive change/decisions through credible relationship building Drive process improvements and lay the foundation for scalable processes that will scale with global growth Person specifications: As a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience, specifically partnering non-finance stakeholders, you will exude a confident and engaging communication style. You ideally will be experienced in presenting complex analytics to senior stakeholders, having worked within a data heavy and/or technology sector related company, applying business experience to influence thinking of senior management. You will also need advanced Exceland strong PowerPoint skills, as well as financial systems experience.

Commercial Finance Manager (Media)

London, England

An established household name in the Media sector, is looking for an experienced Commercial Finance professional to manage a team of 2 senior Analysts in a truly commercial business partnering role. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ. Now due to an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Manager to report into the Head of Finance, and business partner the Sales and Advertising teams, providing financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to the business. This role will focus on partnering with the Sales teams and other senior stakeholders, supporting the delivery of stretching revenue targets and advising on commercial deals and business strategy. Key responsibilities: Become a trusted business partner and industry expert to advise on competitor and industry developments; supporting and advising on commercial opportunities and helping to strategic objectives Evaluate and advise on financial performance to support the delivery of targets Partner the Business Intelligence team to drive the evolution of high-quality management information Shape business activity at a strategic and operational level with the development of forecasts, business plans and scenario models, advising on trade-offs, key assumptions and the arrangement of resources to strategic objectives Manage and develop a team of 2 Senior Finance Analysts Skills needed to be successful in this role: This role would suit an individual looking to develop their career in a leadership position in a large commercial finance department with significant exposure to the business and scope for progression You will also need: A qualification in Finance (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Post qualified experience in business partnering and commercial finance in a large business Proven influencing skills with senior non-finance stakeholders

Commercial FP&A Manager (growth stage Technology)

London, England

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a disruptive and rapidly transforming growth stage technology company during a time of significant investment. This young and highly dynamic business is changing the way the world communicates, creating new and advanced technology for the IoT and future 5G markets. Based at their HQ in London, this strategic commercial Finance Manager role will manage two finance business partners, delivering decisive insights and supporting crucial strategic decisions. You will have real opportunities for rapid career progression, gain knowledge of growing a Technology business, and truly add value at a strategic level. Key responsibilities: Work closely with the leadership team to build strategic plans and understand the market Financial modelling of investments, new business cases and building new revenue models Key support for corporate finance and due diligence projects, as well as fund raising Support the business expansion with continuous improvements to management information, communicating best practice KPIs to the business, and presenting to senior management Ownership of the budgets, forecasts and long-term financial plans Ownership of the board packs, management KPIs and weekly trading stats Direct management and development of a team of 2 Finance Business Partners Experience required: You will need to be a qualified accountant with PQE; Have a numerical background and be comfortable working with large data sets; Be a strong communicator with the confidence and gravitas to influence, challenge and present to senior stakeholders; Have excellent Excel skills, including reporting and financial modelling; An adaptable personality to work in a high growth and ever evolving Tech Start up environment.