Graham Thornton

Graham Thornton

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.

Graham's faithful fancy dressed companion is Honey​

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Head of Commercial Finance


Divisional Head of Commercial Finance Bristol £120,000 + 25% bonus etc This PE backed and sizeable Engineering business has experienced sustained growth over the past 5 years, through both organic and acquisitive development. It now has created the new role of Head of Commercial Finance to provide insightful decision support to help drive continued busines growth. The role includes: Finance partner to the divisional MD as a key advisor on major business unit growth plan, playing a key role in driving performance against strategic and tactical initiatives. Drive financial management and insight enabling sound decision making and steering business success, through commercial support & financial analysis of performance Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to growth assessment and improvement, financial sustainability and investment cases External customer and supplier interaction, i.e. contract negotiations Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads and facilitating transparent understanding of business performance Deliver management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for cross-functional stakeholder consumption The preferred candidate will have worked within a 'physical product' led organisation, where you will have partnered senior, cross functional stakeholders. With a demonstrable track record of driving insightful decision support analysis and recommendations across a business, you will also display high levels of emotional intelligence, intellectual horsepower and exceptional communication skills.