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David Mendonca

David Mendonca

David Mendonca

Head of Qualified Finance
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Head of Commercial Finance

East London

Head of Commercial Finance - Telco - London - £85,000 + 15% bonus + corporate benefits Cedar have been retained to find a Head of Commercial Finance for a well-known brand in the Telco sector, who have been heavily investing in the business and finance function following the appointment of a new Group CFO. The business has been undergoing a finance transformation and a new Senior Leadership Team has been appointed by the new PE owners, with this new role being created to build and stabilise the newly restructured commercial finance function for the UK. Reporting to a fast-tracked and impressive Director you will be managing the Commercial Finance team of Finance Business Partners for the UK business, a team of 3 qualified direct reports. You will be the lead Finance Business Partner to key members of the C-suite (CTO, CCO) as well as the UK MD covering the full spectrum of commercial finance including business cases, KPI tracking etc. You will be tasked with improving the use of some great new systems that are being implemented, and also play a fundamental role in choosing and supporting the implementation of a new forecasting tool, such as Anaplan. This is a true leadership role, owning commercial finance for the UK and you will have everything at your disposal to build a real value add commercial finance function with the full support of the Group CFO and SLT. The business is growing and expanding into new territories so there is scope for growth and career development as the team expands. They have a brilliant culture, an approachable, friendly and grounded Senior Leadership Team, and will have a good work-life balance post-pandemic with the opportunity for flexible working. Essential experience you will need to be considered for this role: Qualified accountant with minimum 5 years PQE Telco experience is essential! Recent management experience of teams of 2+ direct reports in an FP&A or Commercial Finance team. Recent cross-functional business partnering experience up to C-Suite level Strong forecasting experience and technical knowledge around balance sheet, P&L and cash Hands-on and willing to be fully immersed in driving process and systems improvements across the UK team and possibly group wide, with some proven experience in this area Package breakdown: £85,000 Bonus up to 15% Pension 5% matched contribution Life Cover Annual Leave 25 days - increases to a maximum of 30 days with length of service

Senior Finance Business Partner

East London

Finance Business Partner - Growth Stage Tech - Central London - £80k + 15% bonus Cedar are recruiting excllusively for a high-profile Tech business in London. This is a pure Commercial Finance revenue growth role based at the Global HQ of a high-growth Tech company currently going through international expansion and with a high-profile in the City as a potential next Unicorn. You will be the lead Finance Business Partner to the second largest division of the business, partnering a high-flying Global VP (ex Google) with real influence to senior decision makers in the business. As the trusted advisor to the Global VP you will clarify understanding of the delivery model across the Globe assisting in the expansion across the North American market, identifying opportunities to improve their impact and analyse their return on investment (ROI). You will have a focusing on partnering with Global Commercial teams as well as the Operations to support Gross Margin evolution and targets on a daily basis, whilst managing 1 qualified direct report. Responsibilities: Be a trusted advisor and provide meaningful Business insight to the Global VP Operations Leader for the second largest division through KPIs and performance reporting Build partnership with the senior leadership team and maintain strong relationship across the organisation at all different levels Provide effective feedback to initiate change to ensure key operational targets are met Be able to advise on specific Deals Forecast and Margins outlook Preparation and management of Division Operations team budgets and resource requirements Develop and streamline financial processes for the Delivery and Operational teams Implement and manage along with different teams a robust Staffing and Cost tracking model Identify areas for improved reporting and management and implement business solutions Direct line management of a financial analyst Experience & background required: Qualified Finance professional with PQE Strong academics and progression - must have evidence of being promoted internally Industry experience in either a blue chip, PE backed or growth stage start-up business Current commercial and strategic finance experience being the business partner to Senior non-finance stakeholders Benefits & Package: Salary up to £80,000 15% annual bonus A buzzing, collaborative Tech start-up environment with offices worthy of a silicon valley FANG company Free healthy breakfast & snacks, all the mod cons like table tennis, video games etc. with regular social gatherings and a group yoga and football sessions BUPA health and life insurance