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Listen

We meet with all our clients and candidates so we can fully understand their needs. Only through listening can we ensure a thorough appreciation of the requirements and challenges before embarking on any recruitment project.

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Advise

No two recruitment projects are ever the same and each requires its own individual solution. We provide a range of resourcing solutions and then recommend a tailor made approach designed to guarantee the delivery of the best possible shortlist.

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Deliver

At Cedar we pride ourselves on our successful track record of delivery. We can operate to very tight timescales without sacrificing quality throughout the process.

About us

Cedar is a specialist recruitment consultancy that provides bespoke solutions to Finance, Transformation and Procurement leaders both within the UK and internationally.

As a specialist consultancy, we are agile, flexible, innovative and our enviable track record proves we punch well above our weight when it comes to delivering appointments that last and add value.

Whether recruiting for entry or board level, on a permanent or contract basis, our entire culture is based on the concept of Listen. Advise. Deliver.  We listen to our clients and candidates, understand their key drivers and then advise them as to the best approach to ensure effective delivery. This philosophy helps make sure we get it right first time, every time.

What our clients say:

  • IMG Events
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars
  • bsi.
  • Jimmy Choo
  • BT
  • Associated British Foods
  • Pfizer
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Sofa.com
  • Caffe Nero
  • Bank Of Ireland
  • Financial Times
  • Freemantle Media
  • Hitachi
  • KOOVS Plc
  • Intuit
  • Ladbrokes
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • LGC
  • Lifeways
  • Livingstone
  • Moneycorp
  • Montessori St Nicholas
  • Optegra
  • Pizza Express
  • Post Office Ltd
  • Power to Change
  • Rail Delivery Group
  • Royal British Legion
  • Save The Children
  • STA Travel
  • Strada
  • W H Smith
  • The Vintners' Company
  • Barnsbury Housing Association
  • Global Brands Group
  • Having worked with Cedar for a number of years they have become the first port of call when I am looking to fill a position. They have consistently delivered a selection of high quality and well vetted candidates to the business and most importantly candidates who are appropriate for the role on offer. Clearly a lot of thought and time goes in to this process and it is the mark of a great agency when the candidates are not only very targeted to the role but well prepared for interview. I have sourced both interim and permanent candidates and on the interim side, Cedar have the bench to be able to provide quality individuals quickly and efficiently. The absolute key to our relationship has been the deep understanding by Cedar of our business, what we are looking for in people and being able to provide candidates who fit the roles and culture of our company.

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

    David Bridgford, Corporate Finance Director at Merlin Entertainments  discusses how finding candidates with the right cultural fit is a key  challenge for the business.

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

  • I have worked with Cedar for a short time but we have forged a very good working relationship. Cedar take the time to understand the needs of my business and work tirelessly when required. Cedar have proactively sought to include me on Cedar events - which are highly recommended - as a good opportunity to get to know Cedar, their staff and also as a networking opportunity.

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

    I have worked with Cedar for a short time but have quickly forged a very good working relationship. Cedar took the time to understand the needs of my business and worked quickly and accurately to fill any vacancies that they have worked on.

     

    May 2018

    I have been working with Cedar on couple of roles and they are an outstanding recruiter. I am so grateful for all the help that Cedar has given me and how patient the team have been with us. I would highly recommend Cedar for any candidate or company.

    bsi.,

  • Recruitment Challenge: finding quality candidates with the right cultural fit

    Richard Kozlowski, Jimmy Choo, discusses his biggest recruitment challenge: finding quality candidates with the right cultural fit quickly.

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

  • Hugely impressed by the way Cedar go about their business in sourcing candidates and the matching process they go through which has proved to be an astounding success. We have over the course of the last 18 months brought in ten new people and it’s safe to say, the candidates we see from Cedar are always top of the pack. They are the ones that impress the most in the room and on the job, with some exceeding expectations and on the path to being our leaders of tomorrow. I’m genuinely really impressed in their methods on understanding the role, the recruiting manager and team and likewise candidates to really make sure the match it right.

    We continue to deepen our relationships with them in areas such as devising recruitment and people strategies to make sure we ultimately make the right decisions and get the best for our business and its future; they have truly become a trusted partner of BT.

    BT,

  • I’ve worked with Cedar on a number of recruitment opportunities over the last few years which, in an industry where the maxim that ‘you are only as good as your last assignment’ is particularly relevant, is testament to the quality of service that they provide. Cedar has made a conscious effort to understand my management philosophy and the things that are important to me. They also take the time to understand the corporate culture and the environment into which I am looking to recruit. This results in an efficient recruitment process, a relevant short list and appointments that have a fighting chance of success.

    Associated British Foods,

  • We worked with Cedar while recruiting for a senior finance position. I think two things separated Cedar from the rest; first was their ability to match candidates with the position; and second was the quality of discussion we had with them. It was really about finding the best person for the role rather than them selling a person into a position. It was our first engagement with Cedar and we will definitely be using their services again.

    Pfizer,

  • Having dealt successfully with Cedar in the past, I was confident in appointing them to deliver this project and they again exceeded expectations. From start to finish they delivered a consultative and value added service, the culmination of which has meant we hired three great candidates. I have no hesitation in recommending Cedar.

    Liverpool Football Club,

  • It’s been a pleasure to engage with Cedar on our most recent hire. The role had been vacant for some time and other agencies had struggled to provide candidates for us. The Part-Qualified team at Cedar however, were able to arrange a shortlist of candidates within a matter of days of me reaching out to them. Interviews were arranged promptly and each candidate was an excellent skill match. I’m happy to say we’ve now filled the role with someone who is making a real difference to our organisation. I look forward to a continued working relationship with Cedar and would highly recommend them to others.

    Sofa.com,

  • "I approached Cedar to assist in the recruitment of a temporary Accounts Payable Assistant for my team. From the beginning, the team were friendly, professional and ready to help. They met with me at my office so they could get a real idea of what I needed in my team. They were professional, to the point and worked swiftly. The quality of candidates and the CVs they sent across were great and I felt reassured they had really listened and understood what an ideal candidate looked like for me. Within a week I had someone placed who was capable, well presented and ready to work – what more could you ask for?

    I can’t thank Cedar enough for all their help and will certainly work with them again in the future not only for temp roles but for perm roles too."

    Caffe Nero,

  • “I have recruited several commercial finance professionals both on the interim and permanent side through Cedar.  I have continually been impressed with the quality of Cedar’s candidates and understanding they have demonstrated around match on cultural fit and skillset.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting to up-skill their finance team”

    Bank Of Ireland,

  • “We first tried Cedar when we needed a high quality candidate, fast. They didn’t disappoint, and unlike many other agencies we had tried, provided us a highly credible shortlist of suitable candidates. We could have filled the role several times over. Since then, Cedar hasn’t disappointed and each time we’ve needed to add to the team, Cedar have delivered credible candidates. They seem to know the candidates they represent well, and they have handled each of our engagements with swift efficiency, which has taken the pain out of recruiting for senior candidates. Happily recommend Cedar to anyone who doesn’t enjoy the recruitment process.”

    Financial Times,

  • “I approached Cedar to find a special candidate to help build a growing team. In an extremely tight timeframe, Cedar used their immense experience and connections to locate a benchmark candidate who fit culturally into our business and who had all the required skills. The biggest players on the market couldn’t get anywhere near to matching such a candidate and I believe we got the best person on the market at the time. What I also like about Cedar is their proactively and their confidence to tell you how it is, which not only minimises wasting time, but also adds value to the recruitment process.”

    Freemantle Media,

  • “We worked with Cedar on a challenging position that other recruiters had struggled to fill. They quickly understood the brief and sourced  high quality  candidates. We are very pleased with the process and outcome.”

    Hitachi,

  • "I have used Cedar over the past ten years as both a client and then a candidate. They are always my first call as nine times out of ten they will come out on top. They seem to really understand the roles they are recruiting for and the candidates they have, which not only gets a great  result,  but often means they do it with the fewest potential candidates saving everyone’s time."

    KOOVS Plc,

  • “Cedar quickly and efficiently supplied us with two shortlists of international candidates, from which we hired two exceptional people. Cedar provided consultative advice throughout the process and their transparent approach helped us secure our chosen candidates. I was deeply impressed with their full understanding of our requirements and the speed at which they worked without sacrificing quality. I would thoroughly recommend them.”

    Intuit,

  • “Over the years Cedar have made a real effort to get to know the business and the culture within our company. As a result, when we’ve needed to recruit, Cedar have always been able to put forward the kind of people who fit in and contribute quickly.”

    Ladbrokes,

  • “Professional, excellent listeners and understand the exact needs of their customers. The Cedar team always go the extra mile and provide solid consultative advice. These are just a few reasons that I would not hesitate to recommend Cedar when looking for procurement talent or indeed for anyone looking to progress their own career.”

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

  • “We instructed Cedar to help us with the appointment of an Interim Group Corporate Finance Manager. They quickly understood our brief and set to work sending us CVs for five high  calibre  individuals. We conducted three interviews from this shortlist and subsequently offered the role to an excellent candidate. The entire process was completed in just five days. We were extremely impressed not only with the quality of the candidates but the speed at which they could be provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Cedar’s interim practice.”

    LGC,

  • Cedar have greatly assisted me in building the team I need to deliver the business requirements in a challenging environment. The team have taken the time to get to know me and my requirements achieving a high level of successful recruitment. They are dependable and high in integrity, and go the extra mile to support me and they work hard to make recruitment for me as smooth as possible. They never complain when I give them an impossible task and, when I was in need of immediate  short term  staffing assistance; the team were quick to help. They are very effective at their job and it’s a pleasure to recommend Cedar as accomplished recruiting professionals.

    Lifeways,

  • “We recently retained Cedar to help us find a high calibre finance director within a very tight timescale. Cedar provided a shortlist of 5 excellent candidates within 10 working days, each one of which could have performed very well in the role. They managed the search process effectively and efficiently, ensuring that we were able to appoint our preferred candidate. I would have no hesitation in referring Cedar to any business looking to hire Senior Finance Professionals.”

    Livingstone,

  • “We retained cedar to help us manage a critical senior finance hire. They took a very comprehensive briefing, gave great advice on how best to approach the market and then delivered a high quality short list populated with candidates who had both the right skill set and the right personalities . The whole process took only 6 weeks from project sign off to offer and we secured a great candidate much quicker than I expected. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cedar as a genuinely value adding recruitment partner”

    Moneycorp,

  • "Cedar helped me to recruit permanent finance professionals in my previous company who went on to become part of the talent pool. At Montessori St Nicholas, being commercial and financial is key to a Charity with trading subsidiaries that fund its social impact programmes. The team at Cedar put forward the right people, first time for both interim and permanent finance roles and are key to helping me build the finance team that we need for the future. For me, an ingredient to achieving that success is knowing that Cedar is a partner and not just a service provider".

    Montessori St Nicholas,

  • “Cedar has placed a number of strong candidates within our Finance team and we can always rely on their promptness, quality  and  professionalism.”

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

    Nick Sambridge, Finance Director – IT and Transformation, explains that his biggest recruitment challenge for Post Office Ltd is attracting senior finance professionals with commercial experience.

    Post Office Ltd,

  • “The Qualified Finance Team at Cedar possess a deep knowledge of the charity sector and have a wide and varied network of well-qualified individuals at their fingertips.   What I valued was that they took the time to understand our organisation and the requirements for the role which made the candidates presented to us already a good fit.  This was also helpful if they felt a candidate particularly shared our values and the same passion for what we do.

    Having a partnership with Cedar significantly improved our time-to-hire and by working with them exclusively, they delivered the perfect candidate in just 2.5 weeks.  I will continue to use them in the future and would also recommend them.”

    Power to Change,

  • Recruiting in Procurement was new for me coming from a Finance background and having previously managed a stable procurement team.

    Cedar has helped me to recruit two roles in my new Procurement team: an interim IT Procurement Manager and a permanent Procurement Analyst and on both occasions Louise has made the process as easy and efficient as possible.

    For the interim IT Procurement Manager, after discussing my requirements, they sent me the CV of the perfect candidate who was available on short notice and experienced in the area. They organised a meeting with the candidate within days and even the culture matched my organisation. I hired the candidate immediately for a start on the following Monday. The candidate is doing a great job in her role and is an asset to the team.

    For the Procurement Analyst, I asked Cedar for help after having a bad experience with another recruitment agency due to the specific nature of the role.

    They provided a short list of candidates that were spot on and despite one candidate disappointingly accepting an offer somewhere else, the new recruit is starting this week.

    Cedar’s ability to understand requirements both technically and in relation to procurement competencies along with Cedar’s effective processes have delivered success for my team.

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

    I’ve used Cedar for recruiting into my team for several years now, with them having placed more than half of my current team. They take the time to understand not only the technical requirements but also the person requirements. All the candidates I see from Cedar are a good team fit as well as having the relevant experience and skill. I can always rely on Cedar!

     

    2017

    Cedar have placed me and recruited into my team on several occasions. They take the time to understand both role requirements and personal fit and always find me the best quality candidates for roles I’m recruiting. They are honest and personable and genuinely one of the best procurement recruitment consultancies out there.Cedar have placed me and recruited into my team on several occasions. They take the time to understand both role requirements and personal fit and always find me the best quality candidates for roles I’m recruiting. They are honest and personable and genuinely one of the best procurement recruitment consultancies out there.

    Royal British Legion,

  • "Following a failed open recruitment process for a media and marketing procurement manager, Cedar were recommended to me by another charity and I was very happy with the service I received. Cedar matched us with a high calibre candidate who had the technical skills and cultural fit that we needed. I am very happy with the appointment."

    Save The Children,

  • “I have worked with Cedar as both a client and a candidate and both experiences were positive. They listened and consulted on each occasion giving honest and insightful advice. Most recently we recruited a senior finance individual through Cedar on a project basis which allowed me to forget about the recruitment process once I had briefed the consultant. Our short list of candidates was a good combination of the necessary skill level and the right personality fit into our team; something we feel is very important to our business. The interview process went smoothly and we are very happy with our new recruit who has made a great start and fitted in well with the team.”

    STA Travel,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding candidates who understand the complexities of a multi-site business 

    Jackie Freeman , Strada, explains that her biggest recruitment challenge is finding candidates who understand the complexities of the financial analysis for a multi-site retail business.

     

    Strada,

  • “We chose to retain cedar on a critical and urgent recruitment campaign. We found them to be structured, efficient and genuinely consultative throughout the entire process and were impressed with the candidates that they introduced to us. Cedar talk about the importance of business partnering their clients and this was clearly the case when we worked with them. I would have no hesitation in working with them again or recommending their services to others.”

    W H Smith,

  • "I was impressed with the responsiveness of the Cedar team. Our recruitment was completed to a tight timescale and we are very pleased with the appointment we made." 

    The Vintners' Company,

  • "Cedar were incredibly responsive and took the time to understand our needs. Their advice was sound and the candidates high quality. Within 2 weeks of contacting Cedar, we had a Head of Finance in post who we are very pleased with. I’d thoroughly recommend them."

    Barnsbury Housing Association ,

  • “We have partnered with Cedar now for a few recruitment projects and every time I have been extremely impressed by Cedar's ability to source high quality candidates. Cedar have demonstrated his deep knowledge of our business by sourcing candidates who are not only a close fit technically, but also from our industry. Cedar always keeps me well briefed on the status of all candidates throughout the interview process and I feel they are a genuine business partner. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Cedar as I have found them to be highly professional, genuine, consultative as well as having a good sense of humour! I would have no hesitation in recommending Cedar.”

    Global Brands Group,

Latest news

Our experts make a point of keeping their fingers on the pulse of their sector and of the recruitment market in general. You can read some of their insights and opinions on the latest industry developments below, as well as news of what's been happening in our world – from our series of regular Breakfast Briefings through to our fundraising activities and new hires:

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Commercial Finance Analyst

London, England

Commercial Finance Analyst: I am currently working with a Luxury Retail business that has grown exponentially over the past few years who have a fantastic opportunity for a recently qualified accountant to join their FP&A team in Central London. The unique opening offers you a truly meritocratic environment with responsibilities that includes supporting experienced Finance Business Partners, Commercial Accountants and various other departments across the business. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the FP&A Manager in working with Divisional stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders, including Finance Business Partners and Finance Directors Working closely with Business Partners and Commercial Accountants, such as testing new reporting tools and system implementation To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist key stakeholders with the improvement of commercial contract profitability. Take ownership of models in relations to costs, including designing, updating and maintaining them. Ad-hoc duties as requested, including support for analysis and budget process Requirements: You will ideally be recently qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent. Have some experience in Budgeting and Forecasting Strong Excel Skills

Finance Assistant

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Brand Management company with the recruit of a Finance Assistant on a 6 month fixed term contract basis. This role will suit a progressive and ambitious individual who wants to work in a Global business and learn from an experienced finance team. The main duties of this role include: ·Raising customer invoices ·Credit Control ·Processing supplier invoices ·Preparation of payment runs ·Posting payments & receipts in SAP ·Setting up payments ·Supplier statement reconciliation's ·Weekly bank reconciliation's To be suitable for this role you must have an outgoing personality, have intermediate Excel skills and ideally good knowledge of SAP accounting software. This position will be an immediate start so please only apply if you are available to start a new role within the next week.

Business Analyst

London, England

Retail Business Analyst Permanent £50k-£65k London The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Analyst to join a global retail company based in Central London. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has had experience with ERP systems in product lifecycle, supply chain and logistics. This role will involve travel and the ideal candidate must have experience in wholesale or retail. The Role: ·Work on the ERP implementation of Microsoft Dynamics for their product lifecycle, supply chain and logistics area. Work on multiple projects at once at a fast pace and with a hands on attitiude. ·Review and understand current To Be business processes, conduct gap analysis, document business flows and improve business processes. ·Work on UAT test scripts, assist to create the test scripts and user training documents to support training delivery as required. ·Support data migration, integration and business cutover activity for the project. ·Implement sales tools and understand the gap analysis. The Requirements: ·Must have worked in wholesale or retail. ·Must have ERP implementation experience. ·Must be able to work quickly on large scale projects. ·Must be hands on an a team player. ·Must be prepared to travel within the role.

Part time Accounts Payable Assistant

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Brand Management company with the recruitment of a temporary part time Accounts Payable Assistant. This is a 3 day a week position for 3 months to assist the finance team through a busy period. Their offices are based in West London in a bubbly finance team that currently consists of 10 people. The duties of the role include: ·Processing invoices ·Supplier statement reconciliation's ·Matching PO's to invoices ·Assist with payment runs ·Dealing with supplier queries To be suitable for this role you must be immediately available and happy to work 3 days a week for the next 3-6 months. Experience of SAP accounting software would also be highly desirable.

Credit Controller

West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a client based in West London. They are looking for a Credit Controller to join their business on a 6 month FTC basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Working as a key part of a medium team to effectively maximise cash collections from clients via telephone, fax, email and internal /external meetings where needed. ·Minimise over 60 days debt by effectively managing collection activity and account issues in a target and methodical manner ·Maintain an up to date AR by ensuring unallocated cash, bounced cheques, refunds, write off's and general housekeeping activities are completed in a timely fashion ·Ensure our credit control systems remains up to date and accurately reflects activity ·To deal with customer enquiries and liaise with branches and resolve issues in a timely manner concerning all credit service legal items. ·Provide management with information on collection activity when required from the third party legal company. ·Processing all payment types received from customers, and any other Data Entry that is needed, concerning legal accounts. ·Dealing with all Insolvency, Administration and Receivership cases This is an excellent opportunity for a target driven Credit Controller and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Must be able to maintain good customer relations at all times ·Proven commercial credit control skills ·Experience of dealing with Litigation of accounts ·Strong computer literacy skills ·GSCE Maths and English or equivalent ·ICM qualified or studying ICM (desirable) If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Accounts Payable Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently working with a Property Company based in Central London who are expeiencing a period of internal growth. Because of this they are now on the search for a Accounts Payable Assistant to join the team immediately. This is an amazing opportunity for strong candidates who want more exposure to a hands-on role for the right candidate the oppurtunity may go Permanant Duties of this role will include: - Process Invoices and Employee expenses - Manage Vendor Accounts - Deal with Vendor enquires effeciently - Manage the processing of payments To be suitable for this role you will need to be immediately available have Sage 200 experience and ideally property.

Senior Commercial Accountant - Fixed Assets

Hampshire, England

Senior Commercial Accountant - Fixed Assets My client, a global entertainment business with a formidable presence in the industry are looking for a talented senior accountant with commercial prowess to join their growing finance team in Hampshire. This is an excellent opportunity to manage other accountants and utilise your stakeholder management skills to make an impact on the business. Main Responsibilities: Build and maintain strong relationships with key business stakeholders both internally and externally Ownership of Fixed Asset activity across international legal entities. Manage the Fixed Assets team, ensuring the accurate processing of the financial control, accounting & reporting activities Processing and coordinating Fixed Assets period end close activities, including Fixed Asset Financial reports Ownership of relevant end-to-end process documentation Ensures compliance with accounting and tax statutory requirements are adhered Effectively manage multiple challenges whilst maintaining high quality throughout. Provide excellent stakeholder management skills, widely contributing to the achievement of the wider business strategy as the business continues to grow exponentially. Requirements: Solid PQ experience as a Financial Accountant Extensive experience of multi-currency Experience with Fixed Assets financial reporting and analysis

Financial Accountant (Fintech)

City of London, London

A young and ambitious Fintech business in the City with double digit growth has a fantastic opportunity for a qualified accountant seeking a hands on role in a young FinTech business. This fast-paced UK Fintech business has a UK wide and international presence. They have partnered with some big names in their sector both in the UK and abroad and are constantly innovating and developing new products and services. This meaty senior Financial Accountant role will report into the Group Financial Controller, supporting the growth of the business and Finance function, driving business improvements and taking ownership for a mixture of financial and management accounts. The business operates a collaborative open plan environment, where senior management are approachable, and there is scope to take on added responsibilities and get stuck in to new projects. Responsibilities in this role: Production of accurate and timely monthly management accounts for UK and Australian subsidiaries. This includes: income calculations; interest calculations; review of work prepared by others; balance sheet reconciliations; intercompany reconciliations. Preparation of VAT returns for UK and Australian subsidiaries Assistance with year-end audit Preparation of semi-weekly cashflows Take part in payment approval process Assist with control and process efficiency improvements across the business Assist with new ERP and other system implementations which are in the pipeline Provide cover for payroll preparation when required Assist other members of the finance team as appropriate What you will need to be successful in this role: Recently qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA Strong excel and technical accounting skills Hands-on, flexible approach to work in a young SME Good Communication and organisation skills Ability to travel occasionally to other sites - with all travel and expenses paid for!

Senior Management Accountant

North West London, London

A Global well-known Leisure company is actively seeking to appoint a Management Accountant to join their vastly growing business on a 3 months fixed term contract, moving permanent for the right person. Key Responsibilities include: -Balance sheet reconciliations -Help assist with month and year end -Review P&L's -VAT Returns Essentials skills include: -Proficient using Excel (V Look Up, Pivot Tables) -3+ years Accounting experience -Degree Educated -Experience using Concur or Sun

Finance Analyst - Retail

London, England

A market leading fashion retailer are offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Finance analyst to join their growing team. Key Responsibilities: Produce and review trading performance, covering: Trade, Margin, KPIs and Availability Update store revenue and KPIs forecast, collaborating with Regional Managers, Merchandising team and Marketing team. Analyse merchandise activities Reporting and forecasting of labour spend - acting as an enabler of the labour planning tool and ensuring its full development and maintenance from a finance perspective Review store performance vs. payroll cost and understand and communicate any deviation to budget/forecast. Support Business Partners in budget preparation and revenue forecasting Key Desirables: Fully Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA - Ideally experience within Retail Advanced Excel Labour planning & Revenue forecasting Extensive analysis experience - challenging assumptions with key stakeholders Ability to work effectively with Financial and Non-Financial Stakeholders

Part-time accountant

City of London, London

An internationally renowned Not for Profit business with offices in central London are currently seeking a part-time accountant for 2 days a week on a years Fixed term contract. With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a qualified finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions. Reporting into the senior management team, you will be responsible for: ·Full ownership of the management accounts ·Provide insight on the income reporting ·To oversee all management reporting ·Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans The successful individual will possess the following: ·A 'hands on' finance background ·Strong Excel skills ·Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA This will suit an individual who is semi-retired and looking to keep themselves busy in helping a business grow. The opportunity will also suit an individual who needs flexibility around child care including school runs.

Manager - Personal Tax

City of London, London

The London tax department is organised into five direct tax groups: one corporate tax group, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. An experienced Manager is being sought to join one of the personal tax groups. A challenging and exciting role which will include exposure to a wide range of clients, often working to tight deadlines. Additionally, the group provides tax advice to the (non-tax) London partners' clients, the regional offices either directly or via the London tax partners, together with general backup and support to local tax staff. The mix of work in the group is varied and consists of UK resident and non-resident individuals, non-domiciled individuals, partnerships, trusts and landed estates: also companies in the context of ATED returns and NRL returns. This firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, to all locations. The successful applicant will be responsible for their portfolio of high net worth private clients including all compliance matters, be involved in the administration of the portfolio and assist with planning and projects. The position will include supervising and reviewing the work of junior staff within the group, together with the manager peer group. Reporting will mainly be to the group's senior manager. The allocation of work includes: ·Self-assessment tax returns for wealthy individuals, partnerships and trusts; ·Associated tax computations including CGT calculations on securities, chattels and property transactions; and all related and complex aspects of looking after the tax affairs of a variety of high net worth private clients and non-UK domiciliaries. ·Specific experience of dealing with residence and domicile (including the remittance basis) is essential, and experience in offshore trusts, partnerships and employment taxes would also be helpful. There is also the opportunity to become involved with other tax related projects outside of the individual's typical portfolio responsibilities, assisting the Tax Advisory team with some of their work, writing articles or briefing notes for publication as well as assisting with other business development activities. The role provides a good range of work for someone with a strong tax background wishing to build on their experience. The ideal candidate will be committed to a career in tax and will have relevant extensive experience in a general practice role preferably in a Top 20 firm environment and currently operating in the capacity as a manager. Experience of organising the delivery of tax work, problem-solving and the ability to use your initiative is essential. The successful applicant will require confidence in dealing with partners and clients, excellent organisation and interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide accurate work in a timely and cost-effective manner. With this role, come the pre-requisites that the candidate is motivated, committed and flexible with the ability to meet deadlines. A natural team player is essential, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). Previous experience at Manager level in a corporate tax role, preferably in a Top 20 firm. To confidentially discuss this role further, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464, email or click & follow the link below.

Manager - Corporate Tax - TV & Film

City of London, London

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Manager to the Corporate Tax team of a busy Top 20 Firm of Accountants in London assisting with the Film & TV Client Base. Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have the relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). This firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located. The London Tax Department is currently split into six tax groups consisting of a corporate tax team, a VAT team, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. The department comprises 12 tax partners, and over 80 employees, with the majority being tax professionals. The position will form part of the corporate tax group within the London Tax department, but the vast majority of the workload will relate to clients of the Film & Television Team, which provides a wide range of audit and accountancy advice and related services to companies in the sector. The substantial growth of the firm's offering in the Creative Sector means that an additional Tax Manager is required to support existing clients and to capitalise on new opportunities to deliver other high-quality services. The clients include all the major Hollywood Film Studios, many leading independent film production companies, and some of the largest Television Production companies in both the UK and the USA. Also, this firm act for leading Video Game publishers and developers, and a range of related industry companies such as post-production and visual effects providers, film financiers and agents. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing their portfolio of corporate clients, and for dealing with a wide variety of compliance and advisory services. Duties will include: ·Reviewing and submitting Film, Television and Video Game Tax Credit Claims ·Advising clients on the conditions of qualifying for these and other Creative Sector Tax Credits ·Advising on Production Structures and reviewing structure documentation to ensure they are compliant ·Managing the corporation tax affairs of other companies and groups within the sector ·Delivering high-quality tax advisory services to clients on a wide range of issues ·Assisting with ad hoc projects including due diligence, restructuring, R&D, share schemes · The successful candidates will report to Tax Partners in the London tax department, but will also work closely with audit colleagues in the London Film & Television Team. The ideal candidate will be a committed and experienced corporate tax adviser who is already operating as a Manager, with excellent technical and organisational skills. Experience of working with clients in the Creative Sector would be an advantage, though not essential provided the candidate had a track-record of delivering a high standard of client service and dealing with intricate technical work. A natural team player is crucial, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Education and experience Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). Previous experience at Manager level in a corporate tax role, preferably in a Top 20 firm. To confidentially discuss this role further, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Publuc Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464, email or click & follow the link below.

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

A growing insurance company based in Hertfordshire are currently recruiting for a Financial Controller/Company Accountant to join their team in small offices based in West hertfordshire. The role is a newly created position due to the company growth and will see a large portion of the accounting process brought in house. The role would suit a Qualified by Experience individual or a late stage studier who is happy to work in an SME environment. Duties ·General responsibility of the accounts team and working within a compliant environment ·Will be responsible for the production of the company's annual budget and budget monitoring. ·Will be required to produce a full set of monthly management accounts for the directors of the business and be able to report this back to them ·Production of Monthly Management information ·Preparation of monthly client money calculations ensuring compliance with the FCA client money rules. ·Will be responsible for company credit control when necessary ·Preparation of monthly reconciliation's · Responsible for the completion of the six monthly returns to the FCA ·Working closely with the external accountant to ensure the smooth day to day running of the businesses account function ·Overseeing payments to suppliers including insurers ·Overall responsibility for the maintenance of the company bank accounts Requirements ·Enthusiastic to work within a small team in an SME company ·Motivation to deliver consistently and to high standards ·Innovation, which allows you to have a considered yet forward thinking approach on how the business can improve their processes ·Previous experience working within an SME accounts function with experience in managing a small team (desirable) ·Previous experience of producing a full set of monthly management accounts ·Previous insurance sector experience would be advantageous

Corporate Tax Director - Top 20 Firm

City of London, London

An opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Director to join a Top 20 firm of accountants in their busy corporate tax team in London. The ideal candidate will have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of the UK and cross-border corporate tax issues. The London office is looking for an experienced corporate tax specialist at Director level with the potential to expand & enhance the team's capacity for delivering the highest quality tax technical and advisory services. The individual is likely to already be at least at Director or Senior Manager level and expected to be operating in London or the surrounding area. However, my client will also consider individuals wishing to relocate. Sitting in their London Corporate Tax team, the successful candidate will have responsibility for identifying and delivering high-value corporate tax work to our broad and varied client base, and for assisting the Tax Partners in identifying opportunities to win new work. The candidate will also work in close conjunction with our Tax Advisory team. Duties will include; ·Dealing with international, group and transactional corporate tax work ·Delivering detailed tax advice to clients and advising on complex tax issues and transactions ·Keeping abreast of technical developments and legislative changes, and identifying the impact these will have on clients ·Assisting the Partners with the team's marketing strategy and with winning new work ·Building relationships and working closely with the other London Tax teams, with tax teams in different offices and with audit partners, directors, and senior managers As a fast-growing Top 20 firm with a diverse client base, my client is seeking to ensure that our Corporate Tax offering has the resources and expertise to take the maximum advantage from our position in the market and our standing as a leading Nexia network member. The ideal candidate must have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of the UK and cross-border corporate tax issues. He/she should be familiar with the implications of current trends, such as greater transparency and international co-operation & harmonization (e.g., BEPS, CBCR, Non-Res CGT, PoTS). The individual should also be able to market his/her skills and those of the firm, both on a one-to-one basis and in presentations. They should be innovative with vision, creativity, and flair. The successful candidate must have dealt with a range of tax issues appropriate to our client base of corporate clients. This should include tax planning, capital gains, capital allowances, company restructuring, international tax and all aspects of general advisory services you would expect to offer to corporate clients. Most importantly, the individual must be able to look at the tax issues of private companies & groups both from the company structure and that of their owners. The firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Their staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located. The London Tax Department is currently split into six tax groups consisting of a corporate tax team, a VAT team, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. The department comprises 12 tax partners, and over 80 employees, with the majority being tax professionals. This firms busy corporate tax team in London looks after the corporate tax affairs of a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors and provides a mixture of compliance and advisory services. Additionally, the group provides tax advice to the regional offices either directly or via the London tax partners, together with general backup and support to local tax staff. The corporate team is growing in response to an expanding and more demanding client base, and this is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and experienced corporate tax specialist. For a confidential discussion, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 | or following the link below.

Audit Senior - Film & TV

City of London, London

Do you have an interest in film& TV? A London based Top 20 firm of accountants is seeking an Audit Senior to join their Film & TV team, is a busy and varied role that would suit a qualified ACA/ACCA (or similar Qualification) You will become part of the close-knit team which is assigned to work within the Film & TV Team and report to managers and partners within that team. The individual will predominantly audit film, television, and video games companies. Their clients include all the major Hollywood studios, as well as many independent film and television production companies in the US and UK. We also work with many other entities' ancillary to film and television production, such as film financiers, post-production houses and other service providers. We also act for the original video games publishers and developers. Aside from the typical audit/accountancy work you might expect; the more specialist work you would be involved in would be as follows: ·Preparation and audit of British film certifications ·Development of production expenditure analyses for inclusion in tax returns ·Preparation and audit of production cost reports for both individual productions and co-productions ·Preparation and audit of funding applications and statements ·Development of business plans and financial models to reflect varied businesses and opportunities within the film and television industries ·Preparation of valuations for film titles, film libraries, income streams, and other intellectual property Audit Senior's within this firm can manage a small portfolio of jobs which develops their next stage of development and career progression. The applicant should be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours; ·Have a robust audit and accounting background. ·Demonstrate a passion for delivering quality and ensures that client needs are met, benefiting both the client and the firm ·Defines performance measures and continuously looks to assess, improve and achieve objectives ·Sets priorities, establish activities, gives responsibilities and plans work so that results are delivered on time ·Seeks self-development and provides the support that enables others to develop within the firm ·Works cooperatively with others, positively influences them and ensures team participation to support the firm's goals. ·Thinks widely and laterally to identify and consider different options before determining the best solution. ·Listens to, understands and communicates confidently with others in a clear, concise, polite and purposeful way. Education and Experience Applicants will typically have been successful in the education system to 2.1-degree level. Professional training experience should have been broad-based on exposure to a good range of clients both in size and sector. Good/first-time pass rates in the professional exams (ACA/ACCA) would also be expected. The department The individual would be assigned to work predominantly within the Film & TV Team and report to managers and partners within that team. Away from production, the Film and TV team provide a wide range of audit and accountancy advice to financiers, distributors, studios and companies in the post-production sector along with information on employment tax issues and tax planning opportunities. In return, the firm offers a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression. An annual salary of £45,000 - £48,000 per annum reviewed annually in October. Paid overtime or time off in lieu. Eligibility for the firm's profit-sharing plan that runs from October to September each year, the scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. For further details, or to arrange an initial confidential discussion, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 or

Audit Senior - Business Advisory Group

City of London, London

Are you a Qualified Accountant looking for a new challenge? A London based Top 20 firm of accountants is seeking an Audit Senior to join their Business Advisory Group, is a busy and varied role that would suit a qualified ACA/ACCA (or similar Qualification) You will become part of the close-knit team which provides a range of advisory, audit and accounting services to the firm's clients. You will be responsible for the following tasks; ·Preparing financial documents, audit reports, accounts, tax returns; ·Identifying and communicating accounting and auditing matters to managers; ·Conducting assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end; ·Performing other related duties as assigned. While you will be formally assigned to the Business Services Group, you will form part of the London Talent Pool, and the firm intends to provide a varied range of experience to all fee earning staff in Business Advisory, Private Wealth & Estates Group. The operation of a staff pool ensures the continued development of high quality, flexible, generalist skills in these London groups. Additionally, these groups create opportunities for staff to develop and promote their profile within the firm as well as giving senior staff and partner the exposure to a full range of resources available to them. Employees can profess from the pool into a variety of senior positions within the firm. Additionally, the opportunity to work on one-off projects is significant, especially within corporate finance. Audit Senior's within this firm are allowed to manage a small portfolio of jobs which develops their next stage of development and career progression. A minimum of a 2:1 degree is required, 2-4 years auditing experience and ACA/ACCA Qualification or similar is essential along with an ability to identify and resolve complex audit problems. Ability to manage, develop, train and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews. The team provides services to large multi-national corporations to small family companies, many of which are owned by wealthy individuals. In addition to commercial companies in service/manufacturing industries, we also deal with professional partnerships, financial service companies, sports and entertainment businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and schools. The aim is to provide outstanding service professionally and efficiently tailored to give the client the benefit of excellent advice and maximum added value. In return, the firm offers a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression. An annual salary of £45,000 - £48,000 per annum reviewed annually in October. Paid overtime or time off in lieu. Eligibility for the firm's profit-sharing plan that runs from October to September each year, the scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. For further details, or to arrange an initial confidential discussion, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 or

Audit Manager - Charities (Top 20 firm)

City of London, London

A London based, Top 20 firm of accountants is seeking an Audit Manager to join the Charities division of their Business Advisory Group, which is a small, friendly team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a portfolio of Not For Profit clients reporting directly to the Charities Partner. The Not for Profile team has multiplied over recent years and now acts for over 300 charities and other Not for Profit organisations including grant-making, children's and environmental charities as well as independent schools and livery companies. The successful candidate will be working as part of a small friendly team and be responsible for a portfolio of clients with incomes ranging from £250,000 to £15 million. In addition to the audit, the role will include a review of internal controls, due diligence and providing accounting support and advice to the client. You will also take active participation in the preparation and delivery of tender for new client work, The successful candidate will be outgoing and resilient with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The position will require an extremely high level of ability and commitment with flexibility around hours as needed. Candidates should be self-motivated and display a high level of organisation skills, confidence, and professionalism to establish credibility at all levels, be commercially minded and have a clear perception of client requirements. Candidates, with an ACA/ACCA, qualified with a good exam record along with a wide range of audit experience, The successful candidates will have a good knowledge of the current issues within the charities sector. Experiencing auditing and advising charities is highly desirable but not essential. Knowledge of the Charities SORP as well as the VAT and tax issues that affect charities would be useful but is not necessary. This firm uses CCH for Accounts Production. For an initial conversation in full confidence, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 076990 886464 or email alternatively click the link below and follow the instructions.

Procurement and Contract Manager - Corporate Services

London, England

Cedar is working with a well-recognised Charity to appoint a Procurement Manager within its corporate services arm. This opportunity will involve indirect procurement for areas such as HR, Legal and Finance to list a few but an interest in IT procurement would be beneficial too. Reporting to the Senior Manager for Corporate Services, the position offers the opportunity to help with the execution of a new procurement area within the charity. You will be strategically working on category plans from initial conversations through to the implementation of such plans. This position would suit an individual looking to develop within procurement, especially IT procurement. You will need a high level of personal integrity and the desire to be accountable for delivering outcomes as you will work alongside stakeholders to help ensure the full procurement lifecycle is completed strategically. It is also essential that you hold prior experience in developing strong relationships with internal clients and suppliers to get the best value for money without compromising service levels. Key Responsibilities: ·Assisting with the implementation and growth of a new Procurement and Contract Management function. ·Deliver business objectives by providing competent, professional expert leadership in tendering, negotiations and subsequent supplier management. ·Manage procurement activity risks by acting as an advocate to promote and deliver compliance and legal requirements within agreed group policies. ·Manage key contracts within Corporate Services spend areas to ensure delivery and that value and risk are closely monitored. ·Undertaking other duties required within the scope of the position - including travelling to other locations.

Senior Strategic Category Manager

Brixton, London

Purpose: This is a hands-on role, managing a portfolio of high profile and complex major procurement projects and contracts and working extensively across the business with a wide variety of senior stakeholders. You will be experienced at working at a senior level, working with and across multiple disciplines to find solutions to complex business issues, using your procurement and contract management skills to maximize business opportunities, influencing and negotiating with stakeholders to achieve the business outcomes required. Key Responsiblities: To maximise value from the supply chain by developing and leading on strategic procurement and category management across the designated division and associated expenditure categories. Help manage designated expenditure categories across the Trust divisions where appropriate To be able to report saving delivery and operational updates to the Trust divisional heads which will include UPAC, Network care and PRUH To have full visibility of senior category managers work plans and to ensure accountability on project delivery. To take full accountability of assigned strategical clinical projects in line with procurement process and KFM work plan. To deliver benefits in line with agreed Divisional, Departmental and Trust Ensure contract compliance of all expenditure and pursue procurement excellence through the development and implementation of efficient and effective procurement projects across these key areas of expenditure. To develop strategic procurement and commercial strategies for the expenditure categories and to maintain short, medium and long term work plan and benefits forecast with appropriate levels of To deliver strategic procurement and commercial projects in conjunction with key stakeholders. To ensure appropriate and effective contract management is in place in conjunction with key stakeholders for all expenditure across the division/expenditure Key requirements: - Experience within the NHS, or private sector healthcare - Experience with OJEU - Experience sourcing clinical goods - Evidence of working at a strategic level within a procurement team - Ability to work independantly and autonomously Don't miss out on a great role! Apply now!

Procurement Manager (Magic Circle Law Firm)

City of London, London

Job Purpose The Sourcing Manager (Knowledge & Information) is responsible for leading strategic and some tactical procurement projects and renewals with the aim of delivering efficiencies, cost savings and maximising value to the firm. This role covers the Knowledge and Information category which includes the sourcing of key legal databases, subscriptions, books and new information. The Sourcing Manager will undertake supplier relationship management of key K&I suppliers to ensure we maximise the value we derive from them to the benefit of K&I, our fee earners and the wider firm. This position will ensure that all appropriate risks associated with this spend category will be recorded, understood and managed. This position is based within the London office reporting into the Senior Procurement Manager (Non-IT). As a member of the wider Procurement team the Knowledge and Information Sourcing Manager is expected to contribute to ongoing Procurement improvement reviews and may be required to pick up additional activities outside of the category scope of this role. The person in this role will be expected to become a Procurement subject matter expert in the Knowledge and Information category and to understand how the firms K&I teams support the wider firm. This role may require infrequent travel to other global offices but it is expected that most work will be undertaken within the London office. Key Responsibilities To lead medium to strategic and key tactical Procurement sourcing project, end to end. To deliver cost savings and performance improvements through commercial renewal, optimisation and negotiation. To forge good relationships with key Knowledge & Information stakeholders within the Practice and Suppliers To undertake Supplier Relationship Management for the K&I category. To advise and support others on best practice regarding commercial aspects of supplier negotiations, supplier selection and act as an escalation point for managing and resolving disputes. To undertake Procurement training for the wider firm/business. To assist in trialling of new products or services within this category. To build and continually review the information around databases and subscription provided to the Practice. To provide guidance and support to other members within the team when undertaking Procurement projects. To negotiate commercial and contract terms with suppliers. To act as a strategic advisor to the firm for all Procurement related areas. To own and manage some strategic relationships with the Category. To manage and monitor compliance and adherence to the Firms procurement policies.

IT Procurement Manager

London, England

Cedar is working in partnership with a global FTSE 100 organisation to appoint an IT Procurement Manager; your focus will be on IT software, hardware and services on a global level. You will work alongside the internal IT function and liaise with stakeholders and suppliers on a global level. As part of the UK IT procurement team you are responsible for the delivery of the highest possible level of professional procurement support across IT, technology and cloud based software projects as they develop. The objective of this role is about providing innovative and consultative IT procurement leadership to the group and to functional teams in order to add value, drive innovation and protect profits in-line with the corporate vision and values. This is carried out by formulating strategy, direction and advice, leading, influencing and engaging stakeholders (from Board members downwards) as well as managing change in IT procurement & supply. This will also include influencing supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions and includes the management of your own IT procurement projects acting as a 'procurement partner' on a range of IT services category spend across all areas of technology. ·Innovative and driven individual ·Proven background in managing global IT software/hardware procurement services ·Must have experience of IT sourcing in a Blue Chip/FTSE multinational organisation ·MCIPS qualified ·Excellent stakeholder engagement skills ·Experience of IT procurement in a fast paced private sector function across all ICT services ·Self-sufficient and strong work ethic ·IT and Commercial/Contracts management ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in large scale Private Sector IT procurement projects ·Managing multiple IT tenders simultaneously ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale IT spend

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A high calibre Group Financial Accountant is sought by a real estate business that has experienced exponential growth over the past two years. They are acquisitive with both a clear expansion plan and future strategy. They are looking for somebody to really grow into the role and take ownership of the financial reporting whilst adding commercial value. This will offer the right person a hands on, challenging opportunity, with genuine scope to progress into a Financial Controller and lead a medium sized finance team. Responsibilities: For each of the entities produce accurate and informative management accounts and statutory accounts (in IFRS) on a timely basis. Roll out improvements to templates to enhance reporting. Build relationships with the business finance teams and provide support to the CFO, taking a lead on projects as required. Contribute to the production of the half & full year financial statements under IFRS; perform analysis of information received from subsidiaries and investigate unexpected items. Financial data management which is used for reporting, management accounts and budgeting & forecasting processes Assist with year-end audit and support preparation of Group's consolidated statutory accounts Communicate with the CFO through verbal and written updates, ensuring that planning, status and issues are raised and documented in a timely manner. Key Requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Experience working in a fast-paced environment

Group Accountant

London, England

World renowned Education organisation looking to recruit a Group Accountant on a 14-month fixed term contract basis. This role with report to the Head of Corporate Accounting. The Group Accountant provides a comprehensive financial management reporting function for a subset of the Group's subsidiaries and the core organisation. This includes being responsible for the production of the year-end financial statements for the subsidiaries and core, managing their external audits, as well as ensuring timely production of monthly management information. Key Responsibilities *Liaise with the relevant operational teams throughout the year and, where relevant, attend the appropriate board meetings to keep abreast of business developments and understand how these will impact on the accounts. *Provide the necessary level of support (i.e. raising purchase orders, accruals etc.) if necessary, to ensure that the books of account accurately reflect the financial position and performance. *Produce high quality monthly management accounts/reports for allocated subsidiaries in a timely manner, and be able to explain variances from budget *Review and reconcile intercompany and sub-ledger to general ledger balances on an ongoing basis and submit quarterly reporting submissions for consolidation. *Review cash balances and working capital requirements to advise on gift aid distributions and/or additional funding needs. *Support the preparation of budgets and plans, including capital plans (where relevant), and upload approved budgets onto Oracle. *Prepare and submit quarterly VAT returns. Provide support ensuring compliance with Making Tax Digital *Prepare statutory financial statements for subsidiary companies in accordance with FRS 102 and the Companies Act and in accordance with the Charities SORP. *Liaise with internal stakeholders and the external auditors to develop and execute an audit plan in line with group requirements. *Responsible for reconciling allocated accounts as part of the quarterly accounts code reconciliation process in a timely manner to the required standard. *Identify areas for improvement and continuous development with regards to recording and reporting on the areas you are responsible for, including the development of management reporting cashflows and process documentation. *To provide ad hoc support to management and local operating teams, as needed. Person Profile *Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) *Degree *Statutory financial statement preparation and audit *Experience of working with operational teams and providing high quality financial support to them *Experience of working with a complex chart of accounts structure *Oracle and Essbase reporting functionality *Experience of IRIS (or similar) accounting production software *Relevant emerging issues affecting operating environment of subsidiaries *FRS 102 accounting standard Skills & Abilities *Pro-active with good communication and presentation skills, including collaboration and relationship building *Enthusiastic team player but with ability to work independently and unsupervised, able to use initiative *Able to generate new, workable ideas - particularly in areas of data analysis and report design *Positive attitude and approach to difficult situations, willing to take on challenges *Ability to plan and progress work *Eye for detail and willing to take ownership for the quality of information prepared

Accountant

City of London, London

An Interim Accountant is needed for an initial 9 month contract for an instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand based in London. Key Responsibilities: ·Month end close processes and preparation of all supporting month end schedules. ·Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations ·Quarterly completion of Sarbanes Oxley requirements ·Responsible for accurate and Timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns. ·Assist with preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings as relevant. ·Liaise with auditors and tax accountants to ensure clean audit report and no issues with tax reporting ·Weekly and monthly payroll run review Key Skills: ·Fully Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA) ·IFRS knowledge ·Competent in Microsoft Office including Word, Powerpoint and Excel ·Strong attention to detail

Royalty Reporting Assistant

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Brand Management company with the recruitment of a Royalties Reporting Assistant. This role is a 6 month fixed term contract that will then be made permanent. You will be responsible for dealing with the Royalties for the companies 2 biggest clients. This is a fantastic role working in a busy and vibrant office in West London. The main duties of the role includes. ·Collection of royalty reports from the licensees ·Money collection reports for licensors ·Debtor reports for licensors ·Processing of royalty reports ·Weekly reconciliation of bank accounts ·weekly cash allocation per licensor report ·Posting sales invoices into SAP Key Competencies: ·Royalties and/or licensing experience ·SAP experience - Desirable ·Immediaetly available or 1 weeks notice

P2P Business Analyst

City of London, London

P2P Business Analyst urgently required for a leading Business Services organisation in Central London, working on a large-scale Finance Transformation programme. Experience Required: Significant experience working as a Business Analyst on a large scale Finance or Business Transformation programme within a complex environment. Strong knowledge of Finance & Procurement business processes. P2P / Procure to Pay experience. Experience if SAP S/4 Hana & Ariba is desirable. Experience of on boarding a high volume of suppliers to new technology. Strong stakeholder management, communication and relationship building skills.

Reconciliation and Settlement Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Fin-Tech business based in The City of London. They are looking for a Reconciliation and Settlement Analyst who is seeking to join their organisation on a 1-2-month basis to deal with various backlog of work. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·To produce a daily reconciliation of the Banking products between the client, the issuer and other payment providers; ·To produce a daily, weekly and monthly reconciliation of all data on the prepaid card programme between the client and the issuer; ·To produce month end Visa and MasterCard fee statements This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working within the Fin-Tech/Financial Services If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Finance Manager (FP&A) - Media & Entertainment

West London, London

Finance Manager (FP&A) - Media & Entertainment - West London Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Events & Entertainment business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a truly commercial FP&A Manager and business partnering role. You will also oversee a small number of events across number of BU's business partnering across and leading the finance function for these world-famous events. You will also help produce the FP&A and MD&A reports for the division. Reporting into the Finance Director for the division, the Finance Manager will business partner senior non-finance stakeholders daily, providing full support to budget holders and partner non-finance heads such as Ops/Sales/Marketing Directors, ensuring there are realistic gross profit estimates available to senior management at any time. This is a hands-on role also managing the monthly reporting process, and for a high-achiever you can fast track to a Head of Finance role in 12-18 months and managing a team. Most of the HOF's in the business started at this level and were promoted internally. This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career! Summary of Main Responsibilities: Reporting to the FD you will be fully immersed in the budgeting and forecasting process, assisting with budgeting, tracking, monitoring, reporting & month end for the division. Timetabling, reviewing and pulling together MD&A Support decision making across the business with robust management reporting, undertaking variance and trend analysis of business performance Business Partner various non-finance stakeholders such as Ops and Events Directors, creating detailed income & expenditure budgets Provide management reporting to aid strategic decisions - including trend, variance & sensitivity analysis Quarterly divisional cash flow forecasts Daily and weekly revenue reporting Essential skills required: Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management Solid Accounting knowledge from industry or practice Advanced Excel skills

Accounts Administrator

City of London, London

My client is a UK top 20 accountancy firm based in the city of London. They are looking for an Accounts administrator on a permanent basis. The individual ·You will be a bright and able individual. ·A positive and professional attitude is essential. ·Have a strong willingness to learn and the ability to deal with people at all levels of business. ·The candidate should have an eye for detail as well as the ability to prioritise workload will be essential. Main duties ·Processing client account payments and receipts ·Processing client account interest ·Circulate client balances to partners & produce statements on request ·Assist with purchase ledger ·Raising and processing sundry debtors invoices, ensuring journals are posted to NAV ·Regional office bank reconciliations/petty cash reconciliations ·Reconciliation London petty cash ·Post daily direct debit's & standing order's and allocate ·Post daily bank account transfers ·Direct credit banking back up ·Assist with balance sheet reconciliations ·General filing duties ·Ad hoc tasks as required Education and experience ·Candidates must have a good educational background. ·Relevant experience within a busy Finance department.

Business Analyst

London, England

Retail Business Analyst Permanent £60k-£65k London The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Analyst to join a global retail company based in Central London. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has had experience with ERP systems in product lifecycle, supply chain and logistics. This role will involve travel and the ideal candidate will have experience in wholesale or retail. The Role: ·Work on the ERP implementation of Microsoft Dynamics for their product lifecycle, supply chain and logistics area. ·Review and understand current To Be business processes, conduct gap analysis, document business flows and improve business processes. ·Work on UAT test scripts, assist to create the test scripts and user training documents to support training delivery as required. ·Support data migration, integration and business cutover activity for the project. ·Implement sales tools and understand the gap analysis. The Requirements: ·Must have worked in wholesale or retail. ·Must have ERP implementation experience. ·Must be able to work quickly on large scale projects. ·Must be hands on an a team player. ·Must be prepared to travel within the role.

Statutory Accountant

London, England

I have an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing Fintech as a Statutory Accountant for 3 months, based in central London. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of month-end close journals · Completion of balance sheet reconciliations at month-end · Support the Financial Accounting and Payroll Managers with monthly BS and PL reviews ·Liaison with various stakeholders (AP, Revenue, Payroll, Finance) to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting ·Liaison with accounting team to assist with Group month-end close ·Some elements of finance integration ·Prepare Group consolidation for IFRS statutory audit in excel format from MS dynamicsOracle Fusion accounting system Key Skills: ·Qualified Accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Competent use of Excel ·SAP experience- needed but not essential

Commercial Finance Manager (Entertainment)

West London, London

Commercial Finance Manager - Media & Entertainment - West London Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Events & Entertainment business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a truly commercial business partnering and management reporting role. The Finance Manager will a true business partner to senior non-finance stakeholders daily, owning the business unit, and providing full support to budget holders and partnering non-finance heads such as Operations Directors, Sales, Marketing and others, ensuring there are realistic gross profit estimates available to senior management at all times. This is a hands-on role also managing the monthly reporting process, and for a high-achiever you can fast track to a Head of Finance role in 12 months . Summary of Main Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be fully immersed in the budgeting and forecasting process Support decision making across the business with robust management reporting, undertaking variance and trend analysis of business performance Business Partner various non-finance budget holders such as Ops Directors Provide management reporting to aid strategic decisions - including trend, variance & sensitivity analysis Quarterly divisional cash flow forecasts Daily and weekly revenue reporting Preparation of management accounts Essential skills required: Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management Solid Accounting knowledge from industry or practice Advanced Excel skills

Finance Manager

London, England

A Finance Manager is sought by a private equity backed restaurant chain who operate dozens of restaurants in London and more widely across the UK. They boast an annual turnover of more than £75m and are looking to build on their young, dynamic culture, exciting menus & recent growth. The Finance Manager will report into the Financial Controller and will manage 2 staff - specific responsibilities will include: ·Own & review the month-end close process and all aspects of cashflow management. ·Work with the FP&A team during month-end in order to ensure complete understanding of month-on-month variances and all variances to budget. ·Assist the Group FC and FD on projects - eg major refurbishment project, re-forecasting, other transformation / automation projects. ·Act as the main point of contact for auditors in relation to Group audit and subsidiary accounts. ·Prepare financial statements and decide on accounting treatments for new initiatives. ·Liaise directly with members of the board (eg PE investors) and work on a range of projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Manager will be an ACA / ACCA qualified accountant from a Big 4 / Top 10 firm - those who can demonstrate prior exposure to the hospitality / retail industry will be of particular interest. The candidate will be confident and able to effectively communicate with all various stakeholders. Finally, those who can demonstrate strong technical ability, a passion for their work and who will enjoy supporting a company undergoing a radical change will succeed here.

Group Accountant

London, England

A high calibre Group Accountant is sought by an innovative, market leading FTSE-100 plc. Operating within the manufacturing and technology sectors, their products find their way into our lives on a daily basis; the company are also growing & performing well. They are also acquisitive with both a clear expansion plan and future strategy. Their training & development is excellent and the role is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in a global multi-national business. The Group Accountant will be a key part of a small group reporting team and will report to the Group Reporting Manager. Duties will include: ·Produce sections of the monthly Group Operating Reports for the Chief Exec / Board. ·Contribute to the production of the half & full year financial statements under IFRS; perform analysis of information received from subsidiaries and investigate unexpected items. ·Prepare sections of the annual Group and Divisional Budgets. ·Deliver in-depth analysis & commentary for the Board inc. ad hoc analysis. ·Assist in systems improvement / implementation & other change projects. ·Ad hoc projects e.g. review of CapEx proposals, transaction support etc… Candidates for the role of Group Accountant will be a Big 4 / Top 10 trained ACAs who are bright & technically aware and who possesses both a practical knowledge of IFRS and some experience of consolidations. Candidates will have excellent analytical skills, a real eye for detail and will also be strong verbal & written communicators. Applicants will enjoy early responsibility and will seek to work for a company offering both a positive culture and a strong work life balance. Salary: £50000 - £55000 + 16% pension + 10% bonus + significant benefits.

Financial Accountant

London, England

This particularly high growth marketing & communications business are looking for a Financial Accountant for their head office function. Established 10 years ago, they boast a turnover of c. £90m and are known for their positive culture, employee engagement and desire to be the best. They are supported by private equity, operate internationally and are committed to being the best they can be. The Financial Accountant will report into the Financial Accounting Manager and will have a particularly broad remit to support the growth of the business. Duties include: ·Own the General Ledger; be responsible for month-end close including journals. ·Provide monthly consolidated financial reports for management inc. commentary & analysis. ·Be a contact point for statutory reporting, auditors and private equity investors. ·Develop / refine systems & process improvements to suit a rapidly growing business. ·Prepare Tax returns; support Treasury team; offer technical accounting support. ·A range of ad hoc projects to support the wider finance and operational teams. The successful candidate for the post of Financial Accountant will be a qualified ACA (or equivalent) who has worked for a Top 50 practice and who has gained exposure to financial & some management accounting. You'll be able to hit deadlines, understand the need for accuracy and will enjoy working in an ever-changing business. Finally, you will be Excel literate, enjoy problem solving and will value working at a company that offers a positive culture and a genuine work / life balance.

VAT Assistant Manager

City of London, London

Assistant VAT Manager is sought to join the tax department of a leading independent firm of accountants based in their central London offices. This position forms part of the VAT group and works directly with Partners, Directors & Senior Managers. The VAT group is a significant part of the tax department which is split into five separate areas of expertise including Corporate Tax, three Personal Tax groups, tax advisory, and VAT. Within VAT there are two teams, one focusing primarily on Charitable and Not for Profit clients and the other focusing on landed estates and private client matters. This role is uniquely positioned to work across both groups advising client matters within different practice groups. The VAT team currently comprises of 6 heads, including 2 Partners and one Director, therefore assuring long term career progression within the team and the firm. The role itself provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to work across a wide and varied client portfolio. Including individuals, companies, landed estates, charities, not for profit organisations advising on all aspects of VAT compliance, transaction and liability matters. Advise is provided face to face & written format to clients, and the successful candidate will be expected to act as a technical resource for internal partners and staff on a variety of different VAT mattes. This role is challenging yet engaging, offering the unique ability to deal with different representatives from different clients daily. Strong interpersonal skills are an essential requirement, though secondary to the technical skills required to ensure success in this position. Clients are met both on-site, and in the office, therefore, an element of travel outside of London will be required from time to time. The successful candidate must have secure VAT experience, and have a detailed up to date knowledge of VAT and be seen as an expert in this field. A proactive, problem-solving mindset would also is essential, along with robust reporting skills and a record of winning work, while not necessary will be advantageous. This firm encourages all tax employees to be CTA Qualified. Therefore, the successful candidate will be either CTA Qualified or in the later stages of. Strong interpersonal skills are a must and should be confident in dealing with Partners and clients to tight deadlines but in a friendly environment. For immediate consideration about this exceptional opportunity, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice via email or apply through the link below.

Audit Manager (Business Advisory Group)

City of London, London

My client is seeking an Audit Manager to join their Business Advisory Group based in their London offices. Candidates must display a positive approach with an ability to solve solutions and be self-motivated pro-actively. As Audit Manager within Business Advisory Group, your role is part of a team providing advisory, audit and accounting services to clients. The Business Advisory Group's clients range from large multi-national corporations to small family companies, many of whom are owned by wealthy individuals. The aim is to provide outstanding service in a professional manner tailored to give the client the benefit of excellent advice, maximizing added value. An Audit Manager in the Business Advisory Group will have responsibility for managing a wide range of clients who operate in different sectors. The portfolio will comprise of between 15-30 clients totalling fee income between £400k-£500k, ultimately responsible for; - Management of audit process -Ensure agreed outputs are achieved within a set time frame -Budgeting and Invoicing clients -Staff planning and management of the team during an audit -Inclusion of tender process when necessary -Representing the firm at networking events -Opportunity to deliver work in Corporate Finance when required The successful candidate will be outgoing, resilient with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The position will require commitment and at times will require flexibility with working hours as needed. Academically, candidates should be ACA or ACCA qualified with a robust exam record and a wide range of audit experience. Candidates must know about managing a portfolio of large to small clients and an in-depth understanding of FRS102 & IFRS. Candidates with a non-UK work history will be considered provided an applied demonstration of FRS102 & IFRS can be demonstrated along with verified elegibility to work in the UK. My client will provide training and support to develop the successful candidate's specialist knowledge and capabilities. CCH software is used across the firm. The London offices houses over 30 Partners and 200 staff acting both the UK and international businesses and closely work with colleagues based in regional offices offering clients seamless service. To hear more about this unique and exciting opportunity, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment (London) via the link below or email;

Projects Finance Manager

West London, London

Projects Finance Manager - West London A high growth dynamic SME based in Kingston upon Thames, is offering an ambitious Finance professional the fantastic opportunity to fast-track their career in the business, in a high-profile commercial role. The business was nominated as a finalist for an Employer of the Year award. As the finance business partner to the fastest growing division in the business - with 25% annual growth, you will own the full P&L and Trial Balance, and oversee the projects and management accounts, forecasting and budgeting, while providing commercial support to the key operators of the business - business partnering to Managing Director level, sitting in senior leadership meetings and supporting the strategy to double revenue in the next 3 years. This broad mini Financial Controller role will manage 1 direct report and allow you to develop strengths across the full spectrum of Finance, learn the key business drivers and influence senior stakeholders, giving you the skills and the credibility you need to take on a larger Financial Controller role in the business. The Group has an incredibly strong finance team, led by an impressive CFO, and a nurturing and rewarding culture. You will be a direct report to the Group FC but be able to fully own the business unit that you look after, becoming a respected member of its senior leadership. If you are seeking a dynamic environment in a secure business which focuses on advanced technologies in a growing industry, then this is truly an organisation where you can add value and build a long term successful career. Experience my client is looking for: Recently qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA Advanced Excel and the knowledge to build budgets and forecasts A self-starter who can work autonomously and make key decisions on financial matters Strong stakeholder management and the confidence to present to senior management

Royalty Reporting Assistant

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Brand Management company with the recruitment of a Royalties Reporting Assistant. This role is a 6 month fixed term contract that will then be made permanent. You will be responsible for dealing with the Royalties for the companies 2 biggest clients. This is a fantastic role working in a busy and vibrant office in West London. The main duties of the role includes. ·Collection of royalty reports from the licensees ·Money collection reports for licensors ·Debtor reports for licensors ·Processing of royalty reports ·Weekly reconciliation of bank accounts ·weekly cash allocation per licensor report ·Posting sales invoices into SAP Key Competencies: ·Royalties and/or licensing experience ·SAP experience - Desirable ·Immediaetly available or 1 weeks notice