David Mendonca


David Mendonca

Senior Associate – Qualified Finance

Commercial Finance Analyst

London, England

An established household brand in the Media sector is looking for an ambitious qualified finance professional for a truly commercial revenue focused Commercial Finance Analyst role. Following an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Analyst to report into the Head of Finance, and business partner the Marketing team, as well as supporting strategic decisions surrounding new digital products. This involves providing daily financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to commercial teams. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ. This is a real opportunity to join a business where you can build a fruitful career in commercial finance, fast tracking your progression in a true business partnering role. Commercial Finance Analyst 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 Experience working with commercial teams (Sales or Marketing)

Commercial Finance Manager

Hertfordshire, England

Commercial Finance Manager - Pharma - Hertfordshire - £70-75k + 15% bonus + LTIP A young specialist Pharma business in Hertfordshire with high double-digit growth has created a new position for a senior Commercial Finance Manager to partner at the highest level. In this high-profile strategic decision support role will be the Business Partner to the EU President, who is a key member of the senior leadership team and who manages several country GMs. The role will also partner the commercial teams across Europe to helping to drive profitable Sales growth for the region. COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES: Finance Business Partnering: Partner with the EU President to review, analyse and challenge annual budget, quarterly forecasts and 5-year plan deliveries for the region, highlighting areas of opportunities and risks. Ensure revenue and cost drivers are fully understood and develop scenario planning, considering patient and pricing model assumptions as well as external market data and strategic planning. Summarise budgeting and forecasting results in a meaningful way in conversations, presentations or documents addressed to senior management. Work closely with the global FP&A team and regional leads to: Run monthly commercial performance review meetings for the region Europe. Provide Sales, Gross Margin, Opex and EBITDA variance analysis for the region on a regular basis and write summary reports and/or presentations. Highlight and investigate unusual variances. Run financial performance reporting regularly. Ensure reporting is consistent and aligned to global standards and provide feedback and support to continuously improve and optimise delivery and relevancy. Consolidate and review weekly sales projections for the current month Continuously develop regional performance reporting KPIs in alignment with strategic priorities and support their implementation in the dashboard reporting platform. Financial Data Modelling and Analysis: Develop product knowledge generally and specialise expertise in at least one global product to become a key point of contact in Finance for performance analysis and forecasting queries. Review patient-based forecast model(s) and other scenario planning tools on a regular basis and support continuous updates and/or improvements and optimise the accuracy of commercial projections. Develop customer profitability reporting and analysis in alignment with commercial functions. Contribute actively to champion analytics across the organisation in support of evidence-based decision making. Take ownership for translating commercial propositions into financial cases. SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER ROLE: CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified with PQE in the pharmaceutical industry Recent commercial finance, finance planning & analysis and/or finance business partnering with exposure to senior management Strong financial modelling and Excel skills PACKAGE: Salary c.£75,000 15% bonus LTIP BUPA 8% pension Sickness and Life insurance 25 days holiday

Commercial Finance Manager

North West London, London

Commercial Finance Manager - Top 10 global brand - £55,000 + bonus - North West London One of the most recognisable consumer brands and top 10 most powerful brand in the world, has a fantastic opportunity in their most commercial and high-profile Sales Finance team for a Commercial Finance Manager. As a leader in the sector for decades, with many of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market globally, the business continues to dominate the industry with sustained growth leading to fantastic career opportunities with long-term career progression and strong retention rates in Finance. This is the most high-profile Finance team in the business working on the front lines of revenue growth, supporting the Sales and commercial teams on tangible products that you see across the globe every day, and supporting the continued growth of the no.1 brand in the market. This is a pure commercial finance business partnering role with no reporting or FP&A, supporting daily strategic decisions taken by the commercial teams. The business is at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, with several pioneering projects happening and planned for the near future. Main Responsibilities include: Business partner with the Sales Teams to develop and build strong relationships so that you are fully involved in their financial decisions daily Represent finance within customer core teams, focused on driving growth & profitability Complete financial analysis on UK commercial projects to ensure robust financials behind decision making process Review pricing structure across all products within the customer to maximize profitability Work within the team to develop new tools & systems to improve the return on trade investment Review quarterly customer forecasting & annual plans Assess and improve the profitability of Category product launches Supervise customer budget and spend Perform key tasks within the commercial finance team to ensure that financial insight is accurate Skills needed to be successful as a Commercial Finance Manager: Qualified Accountant - CIMA, ACCA or ACA/CA Good commercial finance exposure in a consumer business A confident influencer able to challenge senior non-finance stakeholders

Senior Accountant

Slough, Berkshire

Senior Accountant - FTSE 100 - Berkshire - £55-60,000 + 15% bonus A global FTSE 100 Consumer brand has a fantastic opportunity for a recently qualified ACA to join their global HQ as a Senior Accountant. As a leader in the sector with some of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market, and a top advertiser in the UK, the business continues to dominate the industry creating sustained growth with fantastic career opportunities for long-term career progression. This role is ideal for a qualified ACA looking to gain strong reporting experience in a FTSE 100 environment. You will join one of the most innovative business in the sector with 30% of sales coming from new products, working in a business with tangible products that you see in stores across the UK every day, reporting on the numbers behind dozens of no.1 brands. This high-profile Senior Accountant role is the number 2 to the Senior Finance Manager, and is a key position within the finance function at the Corporate HQ responsible for several core finance companies. Building an understanding of the objective and strategy of each entity is essential as well as the analysis of monthly transactions and variances. In addition, the preparation of high-quality Statutory Accounts under IFRS, and supporting other finance teams in key group projects. Main Responsibilities include: Ensure high quality Management Accounts are submitted to Group meeting Corporate deadlines. Prepare monthly analytical reviews for key finance and holdings companies. Draft the Statutory Accounts for various HQ companies and present the accounts to senior management in a clear and concise manner. Work with Group Tax and Treasury to understand, plan and process capital transactions. Liaise with finance departments globally to ensure intercompany balances are aligned. Review foreign exchange movements and update hedging documentation as required. Support the Senior Finance Manager on Capital transactions, including distributable reserves analysis, impairment reviews and internal valuations. Skills needed to be successful in this role: Recently qualified ACA/CA IFRS knowledge from working with large companies Comfortable in a multinational FTSE 100 business environment The ability to work autonomously and gradually take on more responsibility in a company offering fast tracked career progression Package: £55-£60,000 10-15% bonus 10% non-contributory pension scheme Tons of free products and excellent corporate benefits

Finance Business Partner

Slough, Berkshire

Sales Commercial Finance Manager - FMCG A FTSE 100 global Consumer Power Brand has a real Commercial Manager role in their UK Sales Finance function to act as it's primary finance business partner and manage a team of 2 analysts. As a leader in the sector with some of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market, and a top advertiser in the UK, the business continues to dominate the industry creating sustained growth with fantastic career opportunities for long-term career progression. You will get to be the lead Finance Business Partner, influencing the commercial decisions surrounding some of the no. 1 household name brands in dozens of markets, driving revenue growth and profitability. You will get to work with tangible products that you see in stores across the UK every day, driving the most innovative business in the sector with 30% of sales coming from new products. The Sales Commercial Finance Manager has a unique opportunity to be part of the most established and largest finance team in a market leading business, with visible paths to fast track your career into senior management spanning across all the commercial teams in the business. Main Responsibilities: Business partner with Commercial Sales Teams to develop and build strong relationships, ensuring that you are fully involved in their financials to drive growth and profitability Manage and develop 2 newly qualified direct reports ensuring that the function receive the right level of financial input, support and challenge Pre and post new product launch evaluation, providing deep insight and challenge to financials Proactively highlight future performance concerns and opportunities to the Commercial & Finance Leadership teams and account teams Monitor budgets and spend to ensure accurate postings. Review spend across brands to assess return on investment Prepare quarterly product/customer forecasts and annual plans Perform key tasks within the Commercial Finance team to ensure that reporting is both timely & accurate Provide the senior leadership team with relevant financial information as requested Complete ad-hoc financial analysis of UK management projects to ensure sound financials are behind the decision-making process Work within the team to develop new tools & strategies to improve the return on investment. Experience to be successful in this role: Qualified Accountant with PQE (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Finance Business Partnering with sales teams in a consumer business An understanding of customer profitability and customer P&Ls A confident business partner who is able to challenge constructively Package: £65,000 - 70,000 Annual bonus of 20%, with stretch to 30% Non-contributory pension of 10% 25 days holiday And tons of awesome free company products

Marketing Commercial Finance Manager (FTSE 100)

Berkshire, England

Marketing Commercial Finance Manager (FTSE 100) A global FTSE 100 Consumer Power Brand based in Berkshire has a fantastic opportunity in their UK Marketing function for a Commercial Finance Manager to act as it's primary finance business partner. As a leader in the sector with some of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market, and a top 3 advertiser in the UK, the business continues to dominate the industry creating sustained growth with fantastic career opportunities for long-term career progression. You will get to influence the commercial decisions made surrounding some of the no. 1 and no. 2 household name brands in dozens of markets, driving revenue growth and profitability. You will work with products that you see (and likely use) in supermarkets and stores across the UK every day, and support the most innovative business in the sector with 30% of sales coming from new products. Main Responsibilities: Own all commercial finance partnering with Marketing Directors and Brand Influencers Appraise all new consumer product launches and assess commercial viability and 'take to market' strategy Perform comprehensive performance reviews on all Marketing Channels and Brand performance Develop robust pricing strategies to ensure the business drives profitability in key markets Model the customer volume and value metrics to deliver future business plans Partner the CFO and Divisional Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Desirable Skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience in a consumer business The ability to work autonomously and continuously take on more responsibility in a company offering fast tracked career progression Comfortable in a large multinational business environment

Senior Tax Analyst (Tech startup)

London, England

Senior Tax Analyst (Growth stage Tech) 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 5G. Based at their HQ in London, this newly created Senior Tax Analyst role, sits in the Group Finance team reporting into the FC. The Senior Tax Analyst will assist the FC in monitoring direct and indirect tax compliance of the group entities, introducing best in class methodology and advising on tax implications of specific projects. This is an exciting time to join as they drive disruption across the global mobility market, recently signing contracts for new technology products with several global players including Apple. You will have real opportunities for career progression, gain knowledge of a growing international Tech business, and have real autonomy with support from a brilliant team. Key responsibilities: Participate in tax planning activities to ensure the business has the optimal structure and transfer charging arrangements as the company grows and enters new international markets Ensure full compliance of all tax filing and disclosures. Advise on international direct and indirect tax issues across the business's existing portfolio Assessing risks in the business's tax compliance. Coordinate query responses to tax authorities, clients and other third parties. Reviewing subsidiary tax submissions and working closely with back office to improve tax computation processes. Requirements: ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified Experience in Tax from industry or practice Good knowledge of Transfer pricing, corporate Tax and VAT

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.