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David Mendonca

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David Mendonca

Senior Associate – Qualified Finance
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Senior Commercial Finance Analyst (Consumer Media)

West London, London

An established household name in the Consumer Media sector, is looking for an ambitious qualified Finance Analyst for a Senior Commercial Finance Analyst role. 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 meritocratic environment where you can fast track your career to Head of Finance in only a few years. An exciting role has opened for a Senior Commercial Finance Analyst to report into the Head of Finance for Operations, and business partner the Operations Director and their team, providing financial insight, commercial analysis of contracts and strategic advice to the operations of the business. Responsibilities: Become a trusted Business partner building credibility with multiple senior stakeholders, through developing expertise in the industry, understanding key cost drivers, providing knowledgeable industry insight and advising on commercial opportunities; Provide detailed insight and sound advice on commercial deals - working with the business to model scenarios and advise on future deals, while maintaining oversight of numerous contracts 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: Strong academics with a qualification in Finance (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Strong commercial awareness of business operations An experienced relationship builder, with strong financial analysis and influencing skills An individual looking to develop their career in a fast paced evolving commercial finance department with significant exposure to the business.

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.

Management Accountant (Tech start-up)

London, England

A young and ambitious Technology start-up in the leisure sector with over 400% annual net revenue growth has created a new Management Accountant role to support this success reporting into the Finance Director. This high-growth London based Tech business in its first few years has raised $30M and now has a presence in several cities including NY, LA, Miami and Dubai and is disrupting the Leisure industry. It is one of the fastest growing Tech companies in the world and you can become part of this journey. This meaty Management Account role will play a leading role in supporting the growth of the business and Finance, driving business improvements and taking ownership for a mixture of financial and management accounts. Under the direction of a new and experienced Finance Director with years in the sector, the Finance Department is part way through a massive turnaround project. You will have the opportunity to assist the FD in building solid management reports, and then setting up the FP&A function which will be a new addition to the finance team. On offer is a modern, entrepreneurial and nurturing environment, with real share equity from day one, and an impressive leadership team to learn from. The business operates a collaborative and creative environment in brand new office near Victoria, and a chance to grow with a business that is expected to grow many times over in the next few years. Responsibilities in this role: Own the monthly management reporting, including monthly P&L, B/S and Cash flow statements. Production of the quarterly shareholders pack and board packs Ownership for the chart of accounts Support the Audit process Calculation of monthly sales commission accruals and payments Intercompany transactions, reconciliations and currency revaluations Business Partner up to C-level, providing analysis to support decision making including pricing decisions, customer spend analysis, cost side analysis etc. Building and maintaining the commissions model, playing a key role in constructing new commission structures as the business grows. Once the management reporting and process improvements are implemented you will then help build the FP&A function which will lead to further responsibilities including: Ownership for the entire groups Financial Planning Process and financial reporting model; And generating targets and budgets for the business. What we are looking for to be successful in this role: An accountancy qualification A good grounding in financial and management accounting A passion for entrepreneurship and a creative free thinker who can help create something great!

Reporting Manager (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

A leading FTSE 100 FMCG business in the City of London is looking for their next Reporting Manager for the UK&I business. This collaborative, fast paced and dynamic business has an enviable position globally, dominating their industry with 40% global market share, and some of the leading products in the industry. They have fantastic opportunities for career progression throughout Finance, continuous paid for training and study support, and a rewarding, collaborative meritocratic culture. In fabulous brand-new offices, this modern FTSE 100 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 with a huge amount of perks including free apple devices, free company products, flexible working, every day dress down, and 20% bonuses paid out in full! Responsibilities: This broad Reporting Manager role manages the financial accounting and management reporting activities for the UK business Constantly searching for creative and innovative improved ways of working, leading these implementations with the support and resources from senior management Reporting to the Head of Financial Control you will partner wider Finance teams across the business, with significant exposure to senior leadership including the Commercial Finance Director, People Director; SSCs Directors and UK Head Ofs. Other key tasks include: Monitoring and forecasting cash flows and core working capital positions along with the CF manager Creating the budget for several P&L and Balance Sheet lines Overseeing the operational finance activities, with indirect management of 10-15 people in the SSC abroad And assisting the UK Finance team in preparing the financial statements under local statutory requirements. What skills you will need to be successful in this role: An accountancy qualification ACA/CIMA/ACCA Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills Good technical accounting skills including recent IFRS knowledge A strong communicator who can build relationships with senior stakeholders and directors

Commercial Finance Manager (Media)

West London, London

An established household name in the Media sector, is looking for an experienced Commercial Finance Manager to manage a team of 2 Commercial Finance Analysts in a truly commercial finance business partnering role to sales. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ. They are highly entrepreneurial business, with a diverse range of revenue streams tapping into various industries. Now due to an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Manager to report into the Head of Finance for Sales, and business partner the Sales teams, providing financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to the business. This role will focus on partnering with the commercial 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; developing sector expertise and supporting and advising on commercial opportunities while helping to shape strategic objectives ·Advise on commercial deals through valuable analysis and insight. Understand key performance drivers and market trends ·Evaluate and advise on financial performance to support the delivery of targets ·Manage and develop a team of 2 qualified Commercial Finance Analysts ·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 ·Partner the Business Intelligence team to drive the evolution of high-quality management information What you will need 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 Skills you will 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

FP&A Analyst

City of London, London

Our client is a global leading business advisory firm with an impressive client base with one of the strongest brands in their markets. At £500M turnover this EMEA business with impressive double-digit growth for the last several years, now has 20 offices internationally, with multiple revenue streams and are the leader in multiple fields, with world-class consultants and a track record of unrivalled success in helping companies respond to the unexpected. This is a newly created role supporting the FP&A Manager in the production of value-add insight to key stakeholders (Chairman, COO, CFO), including the preparation of reforecasts and budgets. The individual will support the development of the current reporting suite. This is ideally suited to someone who is intellectually curious and challenges the financial trend, seeking a deep understanding of the story behind the results, with the confidence to present to C-level including the Chairman for EMEA. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supporting the EMEA FP&A Manager in the preparation of EMEA wide financial analysis for the Chairman, COO and CFO Preparation of monthly suite of EMEA level reports (Scorecard, Segment analysis, Revenue details, Forecast and Budget) Preparation of Corporate infrastructure reforecast working directly with the heads of Corporate departments (IT, HR, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Facilities) Preparation of Corporate infrastructure annual budget Coordination of reforecast and budget submission with global FP&A team in US HQ, including provision of supporting analytical information Provision of value-add FP&A to business Segments regarding P&L performance Preparation of ad-hoc reporting requests from the EMEA Leadership Team QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Essential: Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Advanced Excel skills including VBA and macros, pivot tables and analysis formulae Highly numerate with the ability to absorb a high quantum of information Excellent organisational and planning skills and confident with working with demanding stakeholders Desired: Experience of IBM Cognos TM1, or advanced FP&A tools including Power Bi, would be very beneficial

Brand Management Accountant (Media & Events)

London, England

This high-growth FTSE listed business operates market-leading events across the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, in a variety of sectors such as energy, food and fashion. The business has a fantastic high-energy sales environment, with swanky modern offices (ping pong tables etc) and a fun social environment with a supportive team culture. The Brands division is the fastest growing at £50M turnover with double digit growth. This meaty role is responsible for the financial accounting and financial planning activity of the division, reporting into the Finance Director for Brands, and will be building a team of 2. With heavy investment into finance they are driving huge improvements to systems and processes which you will help drive, recruiting two people to report into you, and being helping to streamline the reporting to free up more time to add value and business partner the division. Responsibility: Contribute to the future design & development of the Brands division Finance Strategy Co-ordination and preparation of the financial sections of Monthly Board packs for FD and MD review. This will involve working with the Divisional Commercial Finance functions and sitting in review sessions with the Divisional Managing Director. Co-ordinating the full forecasting and budget cycles Budgeting, tracking and forecasting of Divisional Overheads Updating of consolidated divisional templates and packs for submission Co-ordinating all month end and financial reporting procedures Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders (including Central Finance, senior members of the Brands Leadership team, HR, IT etc) Proactively identify risks and challenges to the Brands division To be successful in this role you will need: Fully qualified accountant Strong analytical and financial accounting skills Strong commercial awareness A sense of fun, enthusiasm and creativity