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Graham Thornton

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Graham Thornton

Director - Finance

Starting his recruitment career in 1997, Graham worked for a small number of leading international recruitment organisations before joining Cedar in 2004 shortly after its inception. The majority of his career has been spent sourcing mid to senior level finance professionals, working closely with a diverse mix of clients. Graham’s success is based on creating robust, long term relationships with transparent and candid communication. This, combined with a fixation on delivery, has resulted in an exceptional network and a deep understanding of the value of a genuine recruitment partner. Graham is an avid cyclist, Liverpool FC supporter, keen gardener and father of twin daughters.

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Head of Finance - Cash & Balance Sheet

London, England

Head of Finance - Cash and Balance Sheet C £85,000 + benefits Central London Technology Sector This dynamic and well-known Blue Chip has created the new position of divisional Head of Finance for Cash & Balance Sheet. Managing a team c6 and working very closely with the Divisional CFO and various senior stakeholders, the role includes: Lead the delivery of balance sheet and cashflow forecasting Analyse and challenge business unit balance sheets Create and execute rolling deep dives to improve balance sheet and cash reporting rigour Deliver improvements across working capital reporting Mitigate and remedy gaps in controls by developing and recommending improvements Own reporting for divisional capex, actual and forecast Key contact with Group and divisional senior stakeholders for all matters relating to divisional reporting on capex and fixed assets Assess and challenge adequacy of balance sheet and cash processes Oversee and review the forecasting and budgeting As a qualified accountant with in-depth experience of driving end-to-end change and improvement across cash and balance sheet reporting, you will demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence, intellectual horsepower and immediate gravitas. With plenty of senior stakeholder engagement experience, you will have a proven ability of driving stakeholders to best practice behaviours within the reporting arena. Either currently as a Senior Manager in Practice or delivering in a similar role within industry, you will have the ambition and potential to grow beyond this current position and move repeatedly into every more senior positions. This is a high profile position which plays a key role in working closely with an impressive senior leadership team, driving the continued success of this dynamic division.

Head of Assurance

London, England

Head of Assurance C £90,000 + benefits Central London Technology Sector This dynamic and well-known Blue Chip has created the new position of divisional Head of Assurance. Managing a team c10 and working very closely with the Divisional CFO and various senior stakeholders, the role includes: Lead the delivery of the divisional Assurance, Control and Risk programme Design and deliver the divisional 3 lines of defence including 1st line assurance programme activities for Finance, Revenue and Billing functions Partner business and finance leads to identify weaknesses in control and process frameworks Deliver risk analysis on revenue and costs and implementing effective mitigations Identify opportunities to improve overall billing accuracy and own revenue leakage With in-depth experience of driving end-to-end growth and improvement across the Assurance environment, you will demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence and immediate gravitas. With plenty of senior stakeholder engagement experience, you will also have successfully led the function within a large and complex organisation. This is a team leadership role so previous experience of coaching a team to impressive levels of performance is critical. This is a high profile position which plays a key role in working closely with an impressive senior leadership team, driving the continued success of this dynamic division.

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

London, England

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis C. £90,000 + benefits Central London Technology Sector This dynamic and well-known Technology business is seeking to recruit a highly talented Head of FP&A. Managing a good quality team and working very closely with the Divisional CFO and various senior stakeholders, the role includes: Co-ordinate and challenge divisional quarterly business reviews, forecasts, medium term plan Provide constructive external market insight and present to senior management Deliver constructive feedback to business units on financial performance working closely with BU leaders to drive improvements Ensure enhancement and delivery of driver based forecast models, working closely with operational senior management Drive improvements through the divisional planning environment As a qualified accountant with impressive levels of intellectual horsepower, a high degree of emotional intelligence and an immediately credible personality you will have in-depth FP&A experience. You will have a demonstrable background of successfully improving the Planning and Analysis environment, having brought tangible value-add to the senior management team. This is a team leadership role so previous experience of coaching a team to impressive levels of performance is critical. This is a high profile position which plays a key role in working closely with an impressive senior leadership team, driving the continued success of this dynamic division.