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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
  • Think Jam
  • BT Openreach
  • 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,

  • “It was a pleasure to work with Cedar to find a full time CFO. We were looking for a very specific type of candidate, which they very much understood and definitely delivered on. From our initial consultation, through to the selection, shortlist and negotiation, they made everything very simple and straight forward.”  

    Think Jam,

  • “I had the pleasure of being supported by Cedar across all levels of Finance recruitment from part qualified through to senior hires. At all the stages of the process, it was clear they had a fundamental understanding of the calibre of individuals we were after as well as working together with us to give useful insight and market knowledge. This allowed us to be competitive in market place when it came to top talent. I was impressed with the knowledge of the business they had and the strong relationship they had built with key stakeholders. They gave me the confidence t that they could inform and advise the business without my intervention. I would highly recommend Cedar and look forward to work again with them in the future”

    BT Openreach,

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 Business Partner

Slough, Berkshire

A market leading FTSE 100 Consumer giant is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and sales analysis for their most high profile brands, based in Slough. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases and Deals Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision Key User for the KPIs dashboard Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Senior Group Accountant

London, England

Senior Group Accountant - Environmental Sustainability - Central London - £50-55,000 + bonus + 27 days holiday and excellent benefits package and flexible working Cedar have an exclusive role with an incredible profit-for-purpose business in the environmental sustainability space. With 20 offices across the globe, this growing international organisation helps some of the world's biggest corporations manage their sustainability policy, access green energy solutions and reduce their carbon footprint. Based out of offices in the heart of London, the business has a unique working culture, offering complete flexibility and remote working. You will join a positive and passionate multicultural team of people who are working for an organisation helping to make a better world for future generation, while offering rapid career progression as well as the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. Reporting into the Head of Group Reporting you will work with a dynamic finance team in a broad role helping to drive the smooth delivery of financial and management reports at group level. You will play a key role in the group monthly financial close process, support global liquidity management and process improvement initiatives, as well as controlling cash flow and global liquidity management. What you will need to be successful in this role: A qualified accountant with strong academics A positive, upbeat, motivated and adaptable personality An interest in the environment or sustainability What you will get: The opportunity to work at a fast-paced profit-for-purpose organisation doing some good in the world A supportive and dynamic finance team which will aid in your development and provide real opportunities for rapid career progression - the last person to do this role was promoted in 6 months A generous package including 27 days holidays, flexible hours and remote working, paid overtime, annual bonus and 5% pension

Commercial Finance Manager (German Speaker)

London, England

A German speaking Commercial Finance Manager is sought by a global private equity backed technology business. They have been successful over a period of time (bonuses have been paid in full over the past few years) and are both developing new products and entering new markets - this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The Commercial Finance Manager will report to the Regional VP and will work with Sales Directors & Leadership teams to drive business & sales growth across the German, Austrian & Swiss businesses. Specific details include: Assist the sales team in qualifying sales opportunities providing impartial advice and guidance. Act as the finance lead by contributing to contract & bid negotiation; deliver profitable growth and satisfy customer requirements. Manage contract disputes and existing business including churn & renewals to drive business performance. Identify opportunities and implement solutions to drive business performance. Partner with sales management to add value to analysis and decision making. Build and develop relationships with leadership team, customers and key regional stakeholders. Challenge accepted ways of thinking; define innovative ways of working to best serve customers and business. The ideal candidate for the position of Commercial Finance Manager will be: A German speaker who has proven experience of supporting the sales function of an international business (technology, FMCG, retail or B2B sectors preferred). A qualified accountant or someone with relevant numerate experience. Someone with excellent analytical skills who enjoys challenging conventional thinking, customer negotiation and building relationships with internal & external stakeholders. An individual who is keen to progress internally.

Credit Controller

Wimbledon, London

Cedar are currently working with a very successful FMCG start-up business who are a global leader in plant based nutrition. They are currently actively recruiting for a Credit Controller to join their finance team on a permanent basis. Responsible for the UK nd Ireland collections, your typical duties will be as follows: Working with customers to ensure timely collection of overdue invoices Reconcile accounts receivable discrepancies due to various deductions from invoices Research deductions, short pays and any other customer queries Work with internal and external stakeholders to validate and resolve deduction queries Raise credit and debit notes as necessary Download data from banks and other portals Maintain collection notes and recommend credit limit changes Participate in SAP implementation process Ensure accurate and timely month end reporting You will need to have at least 2 years experience in credit control and deductions resolution, mainly with large supermarkets. SAP experience is essential. This is a very fast-paced environment so you will need to be a self-starter who is resilient and able to work on your own initiative. In return you can expect to receive £35k renumeration plus 7.5% performance related bonus, 25 days holiday per year, BUPA healthcare and 15% contributory pension. The role will begin remotely and then be based full time in the Wimbledon office once the market has returned to normal. If this role is of interest and you have the relevant previous experience, please submit your CV asap for consideration.

Business/Revenue Assurance Managers (Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands

Business & Revenue Assurance Managers (Multiple Roles) - Birmingham A market leading FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a significant number of Business & Revenue Assurance Managers to deliver robust control, commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile divisions. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on new controls, business processes and quantifiable analysis of key performance data. Develop new process concepts to enhance performance reporting and mitigate revenue leakage. Undertake detailed analysis of business performance and key controls drivers helping management make informed decisions. Own transformation projects to deliver improved revenue performance. Key User for the KPIs dashboard Provide financial and business information to departmental management and business unit leaders Desirable Skills: Strong academics A background in: Data Analytics, Revenue Assurance, Consultancy, Risk Management, Business Intelligence or Transformation

EMEA Internal Audit Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A FTSE 100 global Consumer group based in Slough is seeking to appoint an EMEA Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description ·Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. ·Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. ·Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. ·Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. ·Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Internal Audit and CFO. ·Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. ·Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. ·Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) ·Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. ·Proactive self-starter, evidence of being resourceful and problem solving. ·Ability to use initiative and comfortable working without constant supervision. ·Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

Business/Revenue Assurance Managers (Bristol)

Bristol, England

Business & Revenue Assurance Managers (Multiple Roles) - Bristol A market leading FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a significant number of Business & Revenue Assurance Managers to deliver robust control, commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile divisions. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on new controls, business processes and quantifiable analysis of key performance data. Develop new process concepts to enhance performance reporting and mitigate revenue leakage. Undertake detailed analysis of business performance and key controls drivers helping management make informed decisions. Own transformation projects to deliver improved revenue performance. Key User for the KPIs dashboard Provide financial and business information to departmental management and business unit leaders Desirable Skills: Strong academics A background in: Data Analytics, Revenue Assurance, Consultancy, Risk Management, Business Intelligence or Transformation

Business/Revenue Assurance Managers (Manchester)

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Business & Revenue Assurance Managers (Multiple Roles) - Manchester A market leading FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a significant number of Business & Revenue Assurance Managers to deliver robust control, commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile divisions. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on new controls, business processes and quantifiable analysis of key performance data. Develop new process concepts to enhance performance reporting and mitigate revenue leakage. Undertake detailed analysis of business performance and key controls drivers helping management make informed decisions. Own transformation projects to deliver improved revenue performance. Key User for the KPIs dashboard Provide financial and business information to departmental management and business unit leaders Desirable Skills: Strong academics A background in: Data Analytics, Revenue Assurance, Consultancy, Risk Management, Business Intelligence or Transformation

Finance Manager

City of London, London

Cedar are currently partnering with a well established London based Media company. This SME business has achieved significant growth over the last 3 years and has ambitious plans for future growth, leading to a requirement for a Finance Manager to join their team to provide support to the CFO. On a day to day basis your duties will include: Ensuring all accounting records are kept up to date for the group to ensure a true and fair reflection of performance Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis Ensure all transactional items are processed in a timely manner to ensure a true and fair reflection of performance, including production of sales invoices and processing of supplier invoices Act as a first point of contact for group banking, triaging or redirecting where appropriate. Producing routine monthly management accounts by 3rd working day of proceeding month Producing ad hoc reporting for group as required Supporting external advisors in the production of statutory accounts for all legal entities including consolidated accounts Supporting external advisors in the production of corporation tax returns for all legal entities Production of quarterly sales tax returns for all legal entities Managing group payroll ensuring accurate and timely payments to all direct staff Managing cash collection and debtors to agreed targets Developing and enforcing key financial controls within the group Develop and own group policy statements Develop and own group process guidelines Continuously developing existing financial system and constantly looking for software solutions to deliver a better service to the business Supporting the Chief Financial Officer in the production of the annual budgets in line with the company deadlines Producing the rolling forecasts in line with the company deadline Provide meaningful insight to Chief Financial Officer to shape business decision making Support business projects in a finance capacity Managing renewal of all group insurances This role would suit a part-qualified candidate who is ambitious and wants to quickly progress their career. You will need to be a forward-thinking individual who has the ability to look at processes and suggest improvements. In return you will gain exposure to all aspects of Finance within an SME sized business and will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and develop your career as the role progresses. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV asap. Interview will be held remotely via video conferencing.

Group Reporting Accoutant

City of London, London

A global services company is looking for an Interim Group Reporting Accountant to join for a 12 month period paying £300-325 a day, based in central London. Key responsibilities: Responsible for the consolidation and preparation of the Monthly Group Board Papers, incorporating; P&L, balance sheet and cash flow positions, and other key Group KPIs. To include management of this process ensuring required timescales and deadlines are adhered to and communicated internally. Prepare the consolidation of and review the Group short term cash flow. Control the review and submission of statutory filings and ensure the relevant payments are made to HMRC. Perform an Internal Audit function on complex balance sheet areas as and when required, ensuring procedures and approaches are aligned across the Group & providing expertise and advice as required. Review divisional compliance with accounting standards and Group accounting policies. Involvement in a variety of adhoc projects. Key requirements: Fully qualified (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) Accounting and international group reporting experience including group consolidations and variance analysis. US Gaap reporting experience Knowledge of Hyperion Evidence of strong communication skills, both internally and externally, at all levels. Experience in managing month end close process within a BPO / Shared service model with experience of group and international audits.

Senior Finance Analyst

Watford, Hertfordshire

Are you a Finance Analyst looking for a new role and exciting role? Are you recently qualified with experience working in a similar analytical capacity? If so, I am working with a multi-national retail group who are looking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst. Reporting into the Retail Finance Manager, you will be responsible for reporting and providing analytical support to the loss prevention team ensuring a high level of financial controls. This role will work collaboratively across the Retail Finance team. Responsibilities: Support the Finance manager ensuring high levels of trust in the reporting, communication and forecasting of loss prevention costs Identifying opportunities and risks with enough notice to influence outcome Deliver core finance processes including month-end, forecasts, budgets and long-term planning Analytical support to projects and new initiatives Liaise with other finance functions to leverage their insight and expertise Be the key point of contact for loss prevention within finance Key desirables: Qualified accountant Advanced excel and advanced analytical skills Experience working in a commercial finance function Experience business partnering

Commercial Finance Analyst

City of London, London

COMMERCIAL FINANCE ANALYST - FMCG - £50-55K - CENTRAL LONDON Cedar are working an a leading drinks distributor who are looking to appoint a Commercial Finance Analyst for their brand new offices in Central London. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance manager, your responsibilities as the Commercial Finance Analyst include: Analysis and reporting on trends, data and company performance providing insight Build financial business cases for marketing campaigns and new products Building financial models to analyse effectiveness/ impact of marketing campaigns Provide critical decision supporting data analytics Preparing quarterly board presentations for commercial and finance teams Key desirables: 1-2 years PQE Accounting background Commercial business partnering experience FMCG background highly preferable Strong excel/ modelling skills Benefits: Competitive salary Descretionary bonus Private healthcare Company perks

Commercial Finance Analyst

City of London, London

COMMERCIAL FINANCE ANALYST - FMCG - £50-55K - CENTRAL LONDON Cedar are working an a leading drinks distributor who are looking to appoint a Commercial Finance Analyst for their brand new offices in Central London. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance manager, your responsibilities as the Commercial Finance Analyst include: Analysis and reporting on trends, data and company performance providing insight Build financial business cases for marketing campaigns and new products Building financial models to analyse effectiveness/ impact of marketing campaigns Provide critical decision supporting data analytics Preparing quarterly board presentations for commercial and finance teams Key desirables: 1-2 years PQE Accounting background Commercial business partnering experience FMCG background highly preferable Strong excel/ modelling skills Benefits: Competitive salary Descretionary bonus Private healthcare Company perks

FP&A Analyst

London, England

FP&A Analyst - Global Media Business - £55-£60,000 - London Hi All, I'm exclusively recruiting an FP&A Analyst for a global Media business with amazing offices in central London. Reporting into the impressive Commercial Finance Director, you will business partner across all levels, building key relationships with senior non-finance stakeholders. Key responsibilities: Coordinate the reforecasting and budgeting Provide financial support to wider business Coordinate monthly reporting processes with review and commentary Business partner operations teams and international finance teams Drive system improvements and efficiencies Support analysis production Ad hoc analysis work Key requirements: Recently qualified accountant (0-2 yr PQE) Strong Excel skills Package / benefits include: £55,000-£60,000 base salary (relevant to PQE / Experience) Bonus Full private medical cover (dependent / partner cover) Other benefits in kind FP&A Analyst - Global Media Business - £55-£60,000 - London

Audit Senior

City of London, London

Are you a Qualified Accountant looking for a new challenge? I am working with a Top 10 firm in London looking to expand one of their Audit teams. This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team with great opportunities for internal development and career progression. It is a busy and varied role that would suit an individual who has a passion for Audit and is ACA/ACCA qualified (or similar Qualification). The successful candidate will be an accomplished auditor, ensuring all work is carried out in line with relevant legislation, and guiding more junior members of the team while working closely with the Audit Supervisor in planning and completing the auditing of key client accounts to the highest standard and service. This firm provides a clear career route to progress your career into management and beyond with a supportive inclusive culture that promotes personal progression. For further details please contact Chad Vigano | | 07887747032

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Live role still being hired as of 25th March! Finance Business Partner - Growth stage Tech - Central London - £65-70k + 15% bonus A true Finance Business Partner role with one of the UK's leading growth stage Tech infrastructure businesses, backed by significant industry players, having raised £2.5Bn in funds. Based in central London this is a newly created position managing 2 finance analysts and with significant exposure to the investors and C-suite including the COO and CCO. You will also have exposure to external customers supporting some of the main revenue streams and owning significant cost areas, supporting the Head of Commercial Finance on various projects and business cases. Some responsibilities include: Working under the Head of Commercial Finance you will own the business intelligence & analytics covering all commercial functions of the business Work closely with the senior leadership team to build new strategic plans and understand the market identifying commercial opportunities Financial modelling of investments, new business cases and building new revenue models Support for corporate finance and due diligence projects as well as fund raising Support the business expansion with continuous improvements to management information, communicating best practice KPIs to the business Challenging and presenting to the senior leadership team Experience required: You will need to be a qualified accountant with PQE; Have a numerical background and be comfortable working with large data sets; Be a strong communicator with the confidence and gravitas to influence, challenge and present to senior stakeholders; Have excellent Excel skills, including reporting and financial modelling; An adaptable personality to work in a high growth and ever evolving "Tech Start up" environment.

Tax Manager (FTSE 100)

City of London, London

Tax Manager UK - FTSE 100 - City of London - £65,000 + 20% bonus + excellent benefits A meaty Tax Manager role for a leading FTSE 100 Consumer business in the City of London. This collaborative, fast paced and dynamic business has an enviable market position globally, dominating their industry with leading products and 40% global market share. They have fantastic opportunities for career progression throughout Tax and Finance, continuous paid for training and study support if desired, and a rewarding, collaborative culture. This broad Tax Manager role covers Tax reporting, Transfer Pricing and project work for the operational companies in the UK. You will partner all functions of the business, ensuring that all business heads understand the impact the operations on Tax, and work with advisers to build solid business tax planning. Reporting to the Global Head of Tax you will work on various strategic projects and have significant exposure to the Commercial FD and UK Head Of's. This is not a Tax Compliance role and there is a separate Tax Compliance Manager already in the team. In fabulous brand-new offices, this modern organisation has their own rooftop bar overlooking the City with free drinks and a buzzing social scene in a casual dress-down environment. The benefits are second to none and there are a huge amount of perks including free consumer products, free apple gadgets, flexible working and 20% bonuses paid out in full the last few years. This really is an awesome place to work! What skillset we are looking for: Corporate Tax experience in a large business Practice trained with a tax/finance qualification A strong communicator who can build relationships with senior stakeholders Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills An outgoing social personality who can flourish in a fun working environment Package: £65,000 20% annual bonus paid out in full generous pension and holiday allowance free apple gadgets when you start, free products, medical, dental etc.

Data Administrator

Crawley, West Sussex

2x Live Vacancies Cedar are currently working with a leading healthcare provider who are looking to recruit two Data Assistants on a 3 month contract role to start ASAP IBIS Data Assistant: We are looking for a candidate to work within the Emergency Operations Centre, to match care plans to emergency calls. They will be liaising with crews to inform them of these, and may also be facilitating referrals for them. Minimum 3 GCSEs or equivalent. Previous contact centre/medical experience would be useful, as would experience in data entry or telephony. Proficient in computer use. Shifts rota time could be either 06.45-18.45 or 18.45-06.45; completing about 3 or 4 shifts a week Clinical Data Assistant: We are looking for a candidate to undertake upload of documents to our care plan system, administration of emails, and liaising with external Health Care Professionals; Also general administration within the team. Awareness of the health care system would be desirable. Previous administration/data entry experience essential. Proficient in computer use. Able to work under own initiative. Interviews to take place tomorrow afternoon and Friday via Skype (25/3 - 26/3)

Security Engineer - Public Sector

London, England

Security Engineer - Public Sector **DV Clearance ESSENTIAL** **DV Clearance ESSENTIAL** A Public Sector client we're currently partnered with are looking to on board a Security Engineer to support a Cyber Security Programme. Role Brief An experienced Security Engineer to: Work with the security architect to identify the security risks and define the security requirements. Work with the security architect to develop a set of security standards, practices or procedures. Propose and develop methods for mitigating security risks or existing issues. Install and configure security products/solutions and procedures to mitigate the risks and/or to identify vulnerabilities or intrusions. Arrange &/or conduct scans/tests of the network/system to find vulnerabilities. Monitor the system/network for signs of breaches, intrusions or irregular behaviour. Lead security incidents response and report findings. Required Skills and Experience Comprehensive understanding of cyber security threats Experience in configuring ELK or similar monitoring platforms from scratch. Experience and technical capability to develop security analytics Experience in developing incident management practices Cloud infrastructure knowledge Communication skills Desirable Skills Background in development and an understanding of development environments Penetration testing experience Understanding of cryptography Understanding of risk management practice

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Digital & Media

Netherlands

Procurement Manager, Global Marketing Digital & Media Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for part of our external Digital Marketing & Media spend including amongst others digital agencies, MarTech, digital media. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Procurement Manager - Marketing is to develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £50 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Digital & Media will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Key Challenges As this is a new position due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined business saving challenges, as well as providing procurement leadership and direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Digital expertise, within Marketing, Media and/or Procurement, ideally with exposure across Digital Marketing & Media services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and managing international sourcing and business teams. Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Unsurpassed negotiation techniques with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills

Senior Buyer - Global Marketing

Netherlands

Senior Buyer - Global Marketing Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for part of our external Marketing spend including amongst others creative agencies, content production, digital agencies, artwork & design agencies. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Sr Buyer - Marketing is to (co-)develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £25 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Sr Buyer - Marketing will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Responsibilities / Accountabilities Develops and drives implementation of regional and global sourcing strategies for selected categories. Works closely with selected organisations in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, quality and service while outsourcing. Key Challenges As this is the replacement of a position due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined business saving challenges, as well as providing direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Procurement expertise, within Indirect Services Procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and collaborating with international sourcing and business teams Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure.

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing

Netherlands

Procurement Manager - Global Marketing Summary You will be responsible on a global scale for our external Marketing spend including amongst others creative agencies, content production, digital agencies, artwork & design agencies. You will identify best in class external experts and engage these companies to deliver competitive advantage to the business. The role of the Procurement Manager - Marketing is to develop category strategies that drive cost savings, spend under management and strategic alignment with key internal stakeholders with combined spend of over £50 million. The role will utilize spend analytics, sourcing management processes and tools to develop category strategies, rationalize and select suppliers, manage key supplier relationships, as well as negotiate contract pricing, terms and conditions, assess continuity of business. Additionally, the Procurement Manager - Marketing will create category efficiencies that align with procurement processes and policies, while managing internal stakeholder engagement and customer service over multiple business segments. Key Challenges As this is a new role due to the transformation of indirect procurement, there is a lot of opportunity for the successful candidate to define the exact responsibilities and have the freedom to shape the role in accordance with the evolution of the organisation. The candidate is expected to achieve significant bottom line cost savings, within the defined organisations saving challenges, as well as providing procurement leadership and direction to the area/region/local team. Management of diversity of objectives between Central team and area/region/local teams. Professional Qualifications / Experience Proven Category Management expertise, within Indirect Procurement, ideally with exposure across Marketing services. Expert in leading complex, cross-functional, sourcing projects and managing international sourcing and business teams. Degree qualified preferably in Procurement, Marketing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. MBA advantageous Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Unsurpassed negotiation techniques with exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills

Management Accountant - Recruitment Sector

City of London, London

We are working with a well established Medical Recruitment company based in Central London who currently have an urgent need for a Management Accountant to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FC, your primary responsibilities will be: - Producing monthly P & L, budgeting, forecasting & cost analysis - Presenting packs to the board on a monthly basis - Overseeing the Payables function and team of 2 in the uk and 1 in India - Ensuring businesses objectives are met (accurate delivery of candidate payroll) - Running checks and balances on payroll function - Staff expenses (bi monthly) - Monthly internal staff payroll and commissions - Managing deductions process for business - Processing Supplier payments (bi monthly) You will be a part-qualified accountant and you must be articulate with management ability and good commercial awareness. You must have previously worked within a recruitment or human capital sector, in a high volume environment with a turnover of at least £20million and have experience with payroll. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV for consideration.

Financial Reporting Accountant

London, England

An ambitious newly qualified professional is sought by a FTSE 250 Consumer business who are experiencing a sustained period of growth - both organically and through acquisition of some exciting brands. Based in their impressive offices in the city of London; you will be responsible for the accurate accounting and financial reporting of the Group's activities, as well as business partnering non finance teams with effective stakeholder management. Key responsibilities: ·Accounting and reporting ·Budgeting / forecasting ·Manage monthly management accounting process ·Effective stakeholder management ·Business partner the BD teams Key requirements: ·ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualified ·Sound understanding of UK GAAP ·Some knowledge/experience of IFRS highly desirable Package: ·£50-60k base salary (relevant to PQE) ·Bonus up to 20% ·Full private healthcare ·Other great benefits

Senior Demand Planner

London, England

Senior Demand Planner Purpose To lead and manage the Demand Planning activities, support Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and to act as the integration point between the local market and the group demand planning function. The Demand Planner will need to work closely with representatives from marketing, sales, and finance in order to successfully manage the customer demand being placed on the business and to play a lead role in all forecasting related activities to come up with a clear statement of demand in volume and value by SKU. The Demand Planner is the integration point between the local functions of sales, marketing and finance, and the Group Demand Planning organisation and is responsible for ensuring that the highest quality of demand is communicated to the Supply Chain Function on a monthly basis. Key Responsibilities * Collect and collate market and customer intelligence and make it available to all involved in the forecasting process, and support the local functions with analysis to support the creation of the demand plan. * Interact with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to understand demand forecast drivers, historical sales trends and uplifts from promotional activities, and ensure assumptions are documented. * Monitor SKU levels and performance and recommend future SKU rationalization initiatives. * Review and analyse monthly forecast accuracy results * Carry out root cause analysis on major forecast variances, monitor trends in forecast error and implement forecast changes resulting from the monthly review * Advise and assist the sales teams with analysing the forecast accuracy data and use the findings to improve future forecasts. * Work with Group Demand planner and sales/marketing team to achieve agreed forecast accuracy targets * Review of previous month's actual demand and identification of any anomalies * Work with Sales and Marketing team to integrate market intelligence into forecasts and ensure assumptions are clearly documented * Collaborate with marketing functions to ensure all future promotions and new listings are included in the forecast and that all assumptions are clearly documented. * Analyse statistical data from forecasting tool in order to ensure this adds value to the forecast * Collaborate with Sales/Marketing to monitor promotional effectiveness and use findings to improve future forecasts and build key learnings into future promotions. * Review and agree a monthly updated unconstrained forecast with a horizon of 18-24 months by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Sales, Marketing and Finance. * Ensure that the monthly forecast upload is completed in accordance will relevant monthly deadlines * Use and maintain the Demand Planning Software as the primary forecasting tool while providing additional system support to the sales functions. * Identify exceptional/unplanned demand and work with Group Demand Planner to manage * Ensure effective use of end-consumer sales data to improve forecast accuracy * Work with sales teams and customers to identify stock levels at key retailers and distributors on a monthly basis * Assume responsibility for key measures. e.g.: region Forecast accuracy, volatility and bias Essential * Excellent analytical skills. * Excellent numeracy with proficiency in statistical and forecasting fundamentals. * Strong commercial understanding. * Strong knowledge of demand planning processes * Minimum 2-3 years of current demand planner experience. * Good communication and presentation skills. * Highly organised and able to prioritise. * Strong Influencing skills * Ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines * Clear understanding of forecasting and inventory management as well as the financial and operational impacts. * Problem solver with ability to build and improve efficient processes. * Advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, formulas and functions) and PowerPoint * Attention to detail and must be able to work to extreme accuracy. * Ability to work collaborativley across functions and at all levels of the organisation. * Proficiency with software system including sales forecasting applications

Group Financial Controller - Tech Start-Up (Post Series - C)

London, England

Technology Start-Up Post Series - C Group Financial Controller London Have you ever thought what it would be like to work for a company that is on a life-enhancing mission? Could you buy into a global expansion plan with a powerful humanitarian message? Do you need to work for a business that builds innovative technology platforms to deliver the above? If YES, then apply for this Group Financial Controller position for this industry pioneer in London. Key responsibilities include: Own the full suite of financial and management reporting, building and coaching an expert finance team to create financial fluidity Managing the global consolidation and delivering the Annual Report, Interim Reporting and Press Releases Ensuring accurate reporting for complex areas such as M&A, restructuring, treasury, pension, shares schemes Delivering monthly Board reporting including providing management commentary and key metrics Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes Working closely with various Group stakeholders including tax, treasury, commercial, developers and marketing Desirable skills include: ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Group consolidation within a PLC size company Team management - top to bottom

Management Accountant - FinTech (post series-B)

London, England

A rapidly growing post series-B FinTech Software business based in London is seeking to recruit a Management Accountant to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be joining an industry pioneer with a rapidly growing SaaS business unit. Responsibilities include: Completing the month-end close processes and associated management accounting and reporting to senior management within tight deadlines. Provide variance analysis and commentary for the month end close calls with senior management. Recommending methods and procedures to improve the functioning of the accounting area. Preparing audit schedules for internal and external auditors including project managing of the newly acquired subsidiaries. The successful candidate will have: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA or CIMA)

Senior Internal Audit Manager - FinTech Start-Up (Series D)

London, England

A market leading Series D FinTech Start-Up is seeking to appoint a Senior Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Senior Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Risk and CFO. Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

Financial Risk Manager - FinTech Start-Up (Series D)

London, England

Financial Risk Manager - FinTech Start-Up (Series D) A market leading Series D FinTech Start-Up based in London is seeking to appoint a Risk Manager to support in the development a new risk and controls function for the group. Job Description Conducting / facilitating regular risk identification, assessment and evaluation Supporting the business to define and articulate material controls and actions required to effectively manage identified risks Working with Risk Owners to formalise risk appetite and define risk metrics, ensure ongoing monitoring of set risk appetite Delivering risk support to key change/transformational programmes/projects, by providing relevant requirements and assisting with the identification and quantification of key project and business risks Coordinating and collating risk reporting for stakeholders and governing bodies Supporting the championing of a proactive risk culture across the business, including developing and delivery of training and other risk initiatives Embedding risk management / controls into key business processes and ensuring risk information is used to effectively support decision making Identifying opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in the risk process, supports compliance with the relevant code, legislation and best practice The Successful Applicant Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

FP&A Manager

Essex, England

A well known FMCG business is looking for an interim FP&A manager with full ownership and accountability of product reporting, budgeting, forecasting and decision making. For an initial 4 month period, £350-370 per day based in East London. In this role you will set up & lead all FP&A activities for the organisation, including short to long term planning, budgeting, forecasting and in-depth analysis of the business model. You will be working closely with the business to understand its key drivers in order to support and influence better performance. * Maintain a register of income/cost Risks & Opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in quarterly forecasts *Set up and lead budgeting and forecasting process for function to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the Financial Control team * Build an understanding of Product P&Ls, articulating the results to key stakeholders in the functional teams * Provide expert advice and an independent view to the Finance Leadership Team, CFO and functional lead team * Provide modelling support for business cases and investment decisions - Review the business cases with product and program leads and challenge assumptions and ensure compliance with governance * Participate in cross Finance initiatives and work streams to include support for any audit work carried out Knowledge Qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA ) Experience of financial reporting and forecasting Experience Full P&L ownership Executive level business partnering in a fast paced commercial environment Ability to communicate with non-financially orientated people Preparation of investment appraisal's Leading a team with the ability to work independently and prioritising the workload

Commercial Business Partner

Essex, England

A multi billion pound FMCG is looking for an Interim Commercial Finance Business partner with the potential to go permanent. For an initial 6 month contract, £380-400 per day. MUST HAVE RETAIL/ GROCERY/FMCG EXPERIENCE Key requirements: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Experience in retail or FMCG ·Revenue recognition ·Experience with sales/margins ·IFRS 16 or ASC 1606 ·Experience with managing a team Key Accountabilities: ·Responsible for the monthly financial reporting of the Divisions in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide monthly management information to budget holders and Senior Management that is timely, informative and insightful ·Own the financial results of the division taking actions to ensure targets are hit ·Work with the business to prepare robust budgets, forecasts and strategic plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as appropriate and in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide commercially orientated financial support to budget holders and senior management to help inform their decision making ·Assist the departments with the preparation of Spend and Deal papers to gain approval for proposed investments ·Challenge the business to ensure all funds are invested in-line with strategic plan and to maximise the return on investment ·Ensure strong financial controls are upheld across the division. Identify risk areas and implement controls and reporting to mitigate ·Prepare adhoc financial reporting and analysis in response to requests from the business and Group Finance including contributions to Board papers ·Provide support to the internal and external audit processes including funding bodies as appropriate

Finance Business Partner

Brentwood, Essex

FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER - LISTED RETAIL COMPANY - £60-65K + BONUS - EAST LONDON/ ESSEX AREA On the back off rapid growth, my client, a leading retail company are looking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner with a background in the retail/ FMCG sector to provide analytical and critical insights to support the key business decisions within their Trading team. Responsibilities: Manage the forecasting & budgeting process for Sales & Gross contribution Constructively challenge the Trading team to deliver robust forecasts Provide financial analysis and insight to the trading team Manage and coordinate the half year and full year income audits Creation and support of modelling Desirable: Qualified accountant Experience in a retail or FMCG environment Experience working in a similar role Benefits: Competitive salary with bonus and exceptional benefits Private healthcare Great work life balance

Energy Procurement Manager

Slough, Berkshire

Manage Budget of ~ 40MM GBP Three main workstreams: 1. Supply (LEAD): Energy sourcing Rate optimization Budget development Risk management Commodities forecasting & intelligence 2. Efficiency (SUPPORT) Metering, monitoring & analysis Technologies Certification services Microgrid & resiliency Benchmarking 3. Sustainability (LEAD/SUPPORT) Renewable electricity and heat Carbon footprint tracking Compliance management NEO Network Key Responsibilities: Energy: Accountable for driving the sourcing and contracting strategy of Energy spend through an optimized supplier base that will generate competitive advantage for the organisation's Health operations world-wide. Develop a sound relationship with key suppliers/consultants at top management levels. Ensure that suppliers treat the organisation as preferred customer and Energy supplier management will be shared with RB senior management. Works closely with Engineering and Sustainability management teams in understanding the needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of spend covered. The candidate should: Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by stakeholders Manage and monitor Procurement performance. Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with organisations policies. Motivate suppliers to consider the organisation as preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects. Lead implementation of tools (Spend Management, eRFx, eContract etc.) and process improvements. Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners.

Capex Procurement Manager

Slough, Berkshire

Lead supplier selection process for key equipment purchases by supporting stakeholders globally and providing procurement specific input to cross-functional teams. The position has a direct impact on corporate measurements and results such as spends out of the CAPEX and MRO budget, depreciation ration fixed assets and NWC. Developing world-class reliable supplier base as a source for innovative and efficient solutions which will also impact top line growth. Responsible for the development and maintenance of a supplier base that can generate competitive advantage. Cost, quality & service & reliability of performance, innovation, speed to market, fast roll-out and net working capital improvement are the most important business needs with different focus and prioritisation in the managed portfolio. It also includes preparing assumptions for budgeting process for the managed portfolio in alignment with Finance and Budget owners. (CAPEX repeat purchases, MRO support to Budget Owners in price finding) Support the development of and implementation of regional and global sourcing strategies for selected categories. Works closely with internal partners in understanding needs, objectives and priorities to optimise total cost, quality and service. Collaboration with key internal stakeholders in partnership and works cross-functionally in developing and executing sound sourcing to select reliable suppliers and put favourable contract terms in place. Acts to continuously deliver cost savings to secure to stay in the limits of the project based CAPEX budget Designs, verifies and amends contracts in conjunction with Legal Dept. Special attention is dedicated to title transfer, warranty minimise liabilities, exclusivity period of innovation, ensure milestone schedule and cost improvement. Monitors and identifies risks and opportunities involved in each sourcing process. Drive the organisation to mitigate identified risks. Push the organisation to move towards opportunities adopting creative solutions. Understands indirect material spends across the business, analyses category markets and translates into actionable strategies and forward-looking analyses. Identifies, selects and develops suppliers, negotiates contracts within portfolio in alignment with the organisations Global strategy. For dedicated number of suppliers within the portfolio establishes strategic relationships with supply base and implements supplier management strategies. Motivates suppliers to treat the company as preferred customer in presenting innovation and/or cost/efficiency projects and giving priority whenever and wherever supplier service is needed Accountable to continuously improve supplier performance including service and quality. Becomes a key member of procurement team that will drive sustained performance and improve procurement effectiveness. Provides price estimations to the Engineering to build the budget for repeat CAPEX purchases in line with Global Strategies and Global assumptions.

Revenue Assurance Analyst

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Business & Revenue Assurance Analyst (Multiple Roles) - Manchester A market leading FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a significant number of Revenue Assurance Analysts to deliver commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile divisions. Duties: Represent revenue assurance in projects delivering new process or system changes, providing a look in and submitting requirements to support the delivery of the control frameworks. Monitoring, reconciliations and validation of end to end products ensuring precision of revenue, cost and margin, and usage is sent to be billed. Assist, report and analyse on the correction of revenue impacting mistakes across all billing systems. Accurately review contracts in a timely manner, providing feedback to stakeholders on identified issues Summarise accurate report recovery opportunities. Conduct analysis that supports business improvement, customer satisfaction, cost reduction and revenue growth. Work with stakeholders to on how the company's strategy supports the other business departments whilst lowering risks and identifying issues. Work with operational units to implements change initiatives that can reduce revenue leakage and reduce costs therefore increase margin. Implement the improvement of processes, policy and procedures to drive best practice Analysis of end to end reconciliation from order to billing and ensure all products, pricing, discounts and promotions are set up and billed in a timely and accurate manner. To build and maintain strong rapport with all UK leads and managers with the ability to use factual and persuasive arguments to influence where cost benefit is being jeopardised. Take part in risk analysis that helps prioritisation of improvement activity to mitigate that risk across the organisation. Desirable Skills: Revenue analytics experience Excellent communication skills with the ability to report complex scenarios in a simply and concisely Strong academic background

Procurement & Commercial Lead

Kent, England

Cedar are looking for a Commercial Lead for this forward thinking and innovative public sector organisation, you will develop and deploy commercial procurement best practice and maximise the value of a centralised corporate procurement function. You will have responsibility for commercial procurement and comissioning across categories such as infrastructure,transport, highyways and waste along with other areas of indirect spend. You will be comfortable leading a team of commercial procurement professionals in providing expert advice to internal and external stakeholders, representing the organisation on all commercial and procurement matters. You will lead on all contract management and procurement, developing and embedding the overarching business plan into the vision and delivery of the corporate agenda and objectives. Demonstratable experience in directing a dynamic commercial procurement function through inspirational leadership is essential for this role, you will encourage development and progression in your team through creation and monitoring of bespoke development plans, promoting continuous personal development and organic growth. Key Competencies: ·Extensive experience and successful track record leading a commercial procurement function in a diverse range of categories (high risk, high value and complex spend) Extensive knowledge of high value complex highways, infrastructure, transport, waste and goods & services contracts ·Knowledge of procurement and contract management frameworks in the Public Sector (desirable) ·Leading assurance of complex and high value procurements and contracts Previous Team management experience - 10-20 ppl ·CAPEX category knowledge, but a broad indirect category exposure ·Experience of working with multiple and disparate stakeholders ·Understanding of procurement and contract management principles and how these are applied within the Public Sector ·Experience and proven success developing commercial procurement people ·Experience of leading and influencing at a senior level ·MCIPS qualified

Financial Performance Analyst

South West London, London

My client is a Global FMCG giant, they are currently looking for a Performance Analyst to sit within their Finance team to partner with stakeholders in the business to assist in delivering outstanding business information, process, and analytics which drive better business performance. This role brings high levels of exposure to the senior leadership and numerous opportunities to partner results across the business in directly impactful ways. Duties: Analyse and bring insights to the business to drive action and boost performance. Analysing performance of teams and products in specific market places for increased future performance Reporting on categories and understanding of various teams and markets. Analysing the forecasts and budgets for the organisation and preparing accurate insights to the future of the finance status of the company. Business partnering with stakeholders in the organisation to obtain and analyse business strategy. Project management throughout to drive team delivery Business partnering with the annual planning process to deliver information of change and transparency throughout the business to delivery a strategic future plan Taking on a P&L ownership frame of mind through performance reviews Analysing divisional performance to identify opportunities and risks for action to manage delivery of annual targets Desirable qualities: Part qualified ACCA/CIMA Ability to own and drive business agenda Analytical background. Experience in business partnering

Financial Performance Analyst

South West London, London

My client is a Global FMCG giant, they are currently looking for a Performance Analyst to sit within their Finance team to partner with stakeholders in the business to assist in delivering outstanding business information, process, and analytics which drive better business performance. This role brings high levels of exposure to the senior leadership and numerous opportunities to partner results across the business in directly impactful ways. Duties: Analyse and bring insights to the business to drive action and boost performance. Analysing performance of teams and products in specific market places for increased future performance Reporting on categories and understanding of various teams and markets. Analysing the forecasts and budgets for the organisation and preparing accurate insights to the future of the finance status of the company. Business partnering with stakeholders in the organisation to obtain and analyse business strategy. Project management throughout to drive team delivery Business partnering with the annual planning process to deliver information of change and transparency throughout the business to delivery a strategic future plan Taking on a P&L ownership frame of mind through performance reviews Analysing divisional performance to identify opportunities and risks for action to manage delivery of annual targets Desirable qualities: Part qualified ACCA/CIMA Ability to own and drive business agenda Analytical background. Experience in business partnering

Head of PMO

London, England

Head of PMO - Charitable Organisation - London A charitable organisation we're currently partnered with are looking to recruit a Head of PMO / Portfolio PMO. This is a key strategic hire for the business. MUST have had 10-14 reports in the past MUST have strong background embedding business processes Strong data analytics background essential Excellent stakeholder management skills essential - reporting to C Suite If you meet the above criteria please apply through the formal channels. We look forward to recieving your application!

Management Accountant - Recruitment Sector

City of London, London

We are working with a well established Medical Recruitment company based in Central London who currently have an urgent need for a Management Accountant to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FC, your primary responsibilities will be: - Producing monthly P & L, budgeting, forecasting & cost analysis - Presenting packs to the board on a monthly basis - Overseeing the Payables function and team of 2 in the uk and 1 in India - Ensuring businesses objectives are met (accurate delivery of candidate payroll) - Running checks and balances on payroll function - Staff expenses (bi monthly) - Monthly internal staff payroll and commissions - Managing deductions process for business - Processing Supplier payments (bi monthly) You will be a part-qualified accountant and you must be articulate with management ability and good commercial awareness. You must have previously worked within a recruitment or human capital sector, in a high volume environment with a turnover of at least £20million. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV for consideration.