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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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Finance Director

London, England

Finance Director London Circa £110,000 + benefits Digital Media sector This market leading digital media company has led the way in driving radical and innovative change through the sector by deploying several cutting edge solutions. Having doubled in size over the past 5 years, this dynamic organisation is now seeking to hire a talented Finance Director to join its senior leadership team. Reporting to the European CEO, the role includes: Partnering the CEO and Senior Leadership Team in driving the business growth strategy and challenging commercial and operational decision making Ensuring the execution of regional plan and delivering increased financial support via the clear translation of financial insight and recommendations into operational business performance and development Identifying revenue expansion opportunities, strategic planning, building and review of business cases Delivering data supported insight to enable the business to have greater clarity around performance, growth opportunities and sales productivity Leading and developing the end-to-end EMEA finance team, managing and overseeing financial and management reporting, budgeting & forecasting, cash flow, tax, audit and AP/AR Actively involved in decisions around pricing, margin, overheads, cash and capital expenditure Working closely with business heads, evaluating activities and identifying areas for improved profitability and driving cost efficiencies You will be a qualified accountant with experience of leading an international finance function and partnering senior commercial stakeholders. With high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas and communication skills, you will have a demonstrable track record of providing pragmatic, value led advice that comes from looking through both a commercial and financial lens. Ideally, you will also have experience of the SME technology market and speak Mandarin or Cantonese.

Head of Finance - Contract Delivery

London, England

Head of Finance - Contract Delivery C£90,000 Central London Blue-chip market leader This market leading brand is consistently winning lucrative contracts whilst maintaining a substantial level of bottom line return. With a commitment to continued investment into the winning and delivery of these and future contracts, it is now seeking a talented Head of Finance to manage the delivery of a key region. Reporting to the Divisional FD and leading a team of Finance Managers, the role includes: Lead the team to ensure the financial management of multiple sizeable contracts Regular external customer engagement Ownership of capex intensive projects Business partner cross functional senior stakeholders Lead on the forecasting and budgeting and cost control projects Very limited regional travel (i.e. 2 days per month) You will be an experienced senior finance professional with in-depth knowledge of a contract rich environment where you will have utilised a broad range of finance skills. Having delivered tangible value in a complex and sizeable organisation, you will demonstrate the required behaviours to partner internal and external customers including high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas, tenacity and an eye for detail.

Head of Finance, Bids & Corporate Development

London, England

Head of Finance - Bids C£90,000 Central London Blue-chip market leader This market leading brand is embarking on a major UK wide investment programme that will have a major impact how the British public engages with each other on a daily basis. As part of this ground breaking programme this dynamic organisation is now seeking a Head of Finance to support UK wide bid activity. Partnering the Commercial Bid leadership team and leading a team of Financial Analysts the role includes: Improving governance and processes around the bid environment Own the financial input into the overall bid models Own various capex intensive programmes Work closely with senior cross functional stakeholders Challenge existing status quo and assumptions You will be an experienced senior finance professional with in-depth knowledge of creation and review of business cases, project delivery and controls roll out. Previous exposure to bids would be an advantage.