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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
  • Post Office
  • 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
  • W H Smith
  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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.,

  • “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,

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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Interim Operations Consultant

North London, London

Interim Head of Operations Small to medium sized, Central London based Charity is currently looking for interim support as they work through a period of change. The contract will be for three days per week until new Finance Director is in post, reporting directly to CEO. You will lead on the operations of the Charity to ensure that all services are efficient and compliant, working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Board and other Directors. You will lead on the development of IT, HR and building services, ensuring that the Charity has the physical, human and technological resources needed to achieve planned growth and efficiency. Projects: 1.New website development 2.Purchase/Sale HQ negotiations 3.Salary benchmarking and competency framework development. Liaising with the Charity's lawyers to produce appropriate contracts and copyright agreements, and any other legal matters that might occur.

Income Officer - Housing

Greater London, England

Cedar are currently assisting a Medium sized Housing Association with the recruitment of an Income Officer to assist them through a busy time of year. This is a temporary role for 4 months so you will either need to be immediately available or on 1 weeks notice. Experience of working in the Housing Sector as an Income Officer is also essential. You will be working in a finance team of 12 and will report into the Income Manager. Duties of the role include: ·Set up and maintain all housing and rent accounts ·Management of rent arrears escalation processes & manage court actions ·Collection of former tenant arrears and recharges ·Meet with Housing officers to discuss arrears ·Maintain contact with Housing benefit, local authority & Department for work

Income Officer - Housing

Greater London, England

Cedar are currently assisting a Medium sized Housing Association with the recruitment of an Income Officer to assist them through a busy time of year. This is a temporary role for 4 months so you will either need to be immediately available or on 1 weeks notice. Experience of working in the Housing Sector as an Income Officer is also essential. You will be working in a finance team of 12 and will report into the Income Manager. Duties of the role include: ·Set up and maintain all housing and rent accounts ·Management of rent arrears escalation processes & manage court actions ·Collection of former tenant arrears and recharges ·Meet with Housing officers to discuss arrears ·Maintain contact with Housing benefit, local authority & Department for work

Tax Manager (FMCG)

City of London, London

A leading FTSE 100 FMCG business in the City of London has a newly created Tax Manager role for the UK operations. This collaborative, fast paced and dynamic business has an enviable position globally, dominating their market with the leading products in the industry. They have fantastic opportunities for progression throughout Tax and Finance, career development, continuous paid for training and study support, and a rewarding, collaborative culture. This broad Tax Manager role covers Tax reporting and Transfer Pricing 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 support the Global Controllers and have significant exposure to the Commercial FD and UK Head Ofs. This is not a Tax Compliance role as there is a separate Tax Compliance Manager. In fabulous brand-new offices, this modern organisation has an onsite rooftop bar overlooking the City, with free drinks and a buzzing social environment; this really is an awesome place to work. The benefits are second to none and there are a huge amount of perks including free products, apple gadgets, flexible working and What skills you might need for this role: Corporate Tax experience A strong business partner who can build relationships with senior stakeholders Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills Basic statutory accounting skills and IFRS knowledge An ACCA/ACA/CTA qualification or studying towards (or equivalent)

Interim Finance Manager

Glasgow, Scotland

A well known outsourcing organisation, based near Glasgow, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team to assist during a period of considerable change, £275-£350 per day. As the business is going through a significant period of change, the role will consist of both improvement initiatives as well as BAU responsibilities, including but not limited to: - Involvement in month end process for operational finance function - Management of budget and forecasting process (including stakeholder management) - Manage and lead improvement initiatives (transactions, controls, and reporting) - Provide cover as and when required to the wider function - Other ad-hoc tasks when required Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant management accounting & month end experience - Strong understanding of processes and data flows - Advanced Excel skills - Track record of stakeholder management - Self-starter, driven to add value - Able to hit the ground running - Comfortable in an autonomous role

Interim Finance Manager

London, England

A well-known and respected telecommunications organisation, based in London, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their Group Finance team on a 12-month FTC, £55K-£60K plus benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - To work closely with Group External reporting, FP&A, Investor Relations, regulatory, pension and taxation department in the provision of accounting information and the resolution of issues arising from this information - Submitting consolidation journals ensuring appropriate reviews - Preparing periodic reporting and analysis including AdHoc SmartView reports - Act as support to the Finance Manager responsible for the Group Consolidation System - Support senior finance manager with any ad hoc queries or projects arising from different stakeholders - Focus on operating controls effectively - Focus on automation and process improvement - Liaise with internal and external auditors. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - Experience of Group consolidation accounting - Preparation of Cashflows - Excellent excel skills - Strong background in process improvement - Commitment to meeting deadlines - Strong communicator - Comfortable with rapid change - Like being challenged

CRM Project Manager

City of London, London

A CRM Project Manager urgently required for a leading Business Services organisation, to work on a large-scale greenfield CRM Transformation Programme. Essential Experience -Proven Project Management experience. -Successfully delivered end to end CRM and Marketing Automation projects. -Experience of complex digital transformation programmes. -Data migration experience. -Ideally have experience with Salesforce CRM. -Ideally have experience with Marketo and/or Pardot Marketing Automation tools -Ideally worked in a Hybrid/Agile environment. CRM Project Manager / Marketing Automation / Digital Transformation / Salesforce / CRM / Agile

CRM Project Manager

London, England

CRM Project Manager Central London Business Services Contract 6 months £400-£500 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a CRM & Marketing Automation Project Manager to join a global business services company in Central London for a six month contract. They are looking for someone who has worked on CRM and Marketing automation projects before and can lead and manage the project to a high standard. The Role: Own and control the whole project working on all parts of the project including budget, timeline, scope, stakeholders, quality, risk issues and management. Reporting into the Senior Project Manager and lead projects within the CRM Programme. Deliver initiatives successfully with a high standard for customer satisfaction. Accurate planning, tracking and reporting required of initiatives. Develop strong relationships with customers in the business as well as senior stakeholders. Support other programme workstreams and Product Owners when required. Manage CRM and Marketing Automation project to a high and efficient standard. The Requirements: Must have Project Management experience. Must have experience of delivering CRM and Marketing Automation projects. Experience with complex digital transformation programmes in multi division/business environments. Data migration experience. Managing stakeholders and confidence to do so. Salesforce experience (desirable)

Finance Data Analyst

London, England

Cedar is delighted to be partnering a subsidiary of a FTSE company in their search a Finance Data Analyst to join their fantastic finance team, based in London. The position will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will be responsible for working within two of the company's divisions to provide the management accounts as well as analytical support to the department. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for the ReportPlus Database and related activities within finance The role will demonstrate strong analytical thinking and have responsibility for financial reporting and analysis over key areas of spend Developing and maintaining the ReportPlus SQL database sourced from NIMS, FIST, NJR, COSMOSS, WFMT, ASC and EWOCS Ensure integrity of data Ensure content includes costs, stores, hours booked and any associated journals Maintain estimate search facility, showing all relevant information against an estimateS Maintain Orbit mappings tables ·Supporting booking practice and estimate management activity through production of ad-hoc reporting from the ReportPlus database, including but not limited to: Status X accrual assumption review, Non-standard synthetic reporting, PIA Network Adjustment reporting, SD NJR analysis Some of the key requirements are: Previous background includes financial reporting, analysis, consolidations and systems Expert knowledge of: SQL, Datalabs, FIST, NJR Timesheets, COSMOSS and EMP Ethernet Circuit Orders, NIMS, Accounts Payable, ASC Stores, Taskforce Engineering Work Allocation, Atlantis Billing Pragmatic team player An ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects Working to tight deadlines Experience of mitigating risks, implanting best practice and following strict governance procedures Advisor and coach to others both within own team and elsewhere, formulates their operational guidelines or in-depth knowledge and advises on specialist area If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a 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.

Management Accountant - Media

London, England

A global Media company are actively recruiting a Management Accountant to produce and present accurate management information for all UK entities. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of monthly management accounts ·P&L reconciliation ·Cash flow forecasting and analysis ·VAT returns, EC Sales list, Corporation Tax returns, ONS data ·Oversight of sales & purchase ledger ·Management of two transactional members of team ·Contribute to improvement of internal processes Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Financial Control & Risk Manager

Greater London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology brand based in London is seeking to appoint a Finance Controls & Risk Manager to deliver a new programme of change to enhance the risk, control and compliance framework. Key Responsibilities: ·Understand and analyse the financial control landscape ·Develop an aerial view to identify key risk areas ·Deliver a programme of process improvement to enhance controls and mitigate risk ·Reviewing operational risk of new business opportunities ·Analyse incidents, error and exceptional processing whilst mitigating operational risk. ·Risk assessment engagement, relating to Operational process change management. ·Support operational line management with the coordination and communication across the UK PLC region. ·Administer support on management of outsourcing operations. ·Assisting and remediation of control deficiencies. ·Engaging and assisting key stakeholders. Key Skills: ·Background in a large complex organisation ·Proficient Control & Risk experience. ·Key understanding of process flows in a Banking Operational Risk environment. ·Working in a risk averse organisation, suggesting process improvements and risk reduction measures. ·Strength in analytical, documentation, presentation and problem solving skills. ·Ability to build close relationships with key stakeholders. ·Understanding of the UK regulatory environment.

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.

Management Accountant

London, England

Cedar is currently working with a household name in the media sector who are looking for a part-qualified Management Accountant to join them in their London office. The position will report to the Senior Finance Manager and will be responsible for working within two of the company's divisions to provide the management accounts as well as analytical support to the department. Some of the duties for the role are: Prepare month end management accounts Support the commercial team with regular planning, budgeting, forecasting Review processes in order to keep all relevant stakeholders engaged and up to date on performance and future plans Provide Weekly Flash forecast reporting and variance analysis Prepare weekly statistics analysis for review Prepare and review the departmental management accounting information and associated reports Review all transactions, follow up discrepancies and investigate budget variances Monthly balance sheet reconciliations Detailed annual budget preparation Ad-hoc financial reporting as required Provide ad-hoc support to all areas of finance as and when necessary Some of the key requirements are: Currently studying ACCA/CIMA Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling costs, including risks and benefits management. Proven track record in achieving strict deadlines and delivering results in a challenging and constantly evolving part of the business Strong knowledge of month end processes and able to prepare the management accounts unsupervised. Intermediate Excel skills 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.

Interim Finance manager

Nottinghamshire, England

The Company: A unique opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Accountant to join a multi-billion-pound Business. This Interim Finance Manager Role is for someone with IFRS and UKGAAP experience. You will be joining an innovative and dynamic based in newly refurbished offices in a great location. Our client strongly believes in personal development and a work life balance. Responsibilities: ·Manage the month-end process for group reporting. ·Analysing Gros Profit ·Weekly Cashflow forecasting ·Preparation of monthly management accounts. ·Ownership of cashflow and analysis. ·Control variance analysis across multiple P&L's ·Manage the Group Audit and be the main point of contact for the Group. ·Work closely with the transactional finance division and support them when needed. Requirements: ·Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar) ·Retail/Wholesale experience is beneficial ·Experience is SAP is a bonus

Junior Credit Controller (Technology)

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a every growing technology business who are global and have a strong presence within the UK. Based in their amazing offices in the City, they are looking for a Junior Credit Controller to join them on a temp to perm basis. ·Ensure timely collection of payments from customers ·Contribute to the businesses collection goals and to reduce DSO ·Cash allocation processing ·Contribute with process improvements ·Ad hoc project work within the finance team 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: ·A good understanding of Excel ·Strong communication skills ·Strong customer service experience 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 great benefits and career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Category Manager - Visual Merchandising

London, England

The client, a leading global marketing services provider, are looking for a category manager to join their procurement team on a permanent basis to specialise in visual merchandising. The client are renound in their field and work with some top tier clients from the retail/fashion world including Estée Lauder, Jo Malone, Clinique, Lego and Smash Box to name a few. Key Responsibilities: - put in place strategic process across the business' supply chain network - represent the business within the supply chain network - source and negotiate with clients - work with the wider procurement team to implement category strategy across the visual merchandising category sub categories within visual merchandising will include: - in-store furnature - installation - maintenance - in store compliance - prop sourcing - window displays - print management - hard FM - soft FM Person specification: This role would suit someone who is looking to join a vibrant and fast paced team. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable working independantly as they will be given autonomy to deliver on each project assigned to them. The hiring manager is eager to meet with procurement professionals who have drive and ambition to progress their career and have the motivation to match. It would be desirable if the successful candidate has previous experience working in retail/FMCG.

Programme Manager

West London, London

Cedar are currently recruiting for an Programme Manager to manage the IFRS 16 implementation at an international leisure company based in West London on a 12 month contract. OVERALL PURPOSE IRFS 16 is an International Financial Reporting Standard which governs accounting for leases and it is mandatory for international company to adopt the standard as of December 1st 2019. Its implementation is considered to be a significantly larger project than the company's conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS and will impact all of the company's territories. The key role of the Programme Manager will be to oversee the successful implementation of IFRS 16 in the company to ensure regulatory and legislative compliance by the effective date. The role requires effective co-ordination of the programme's projects and managements of their inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising. It will involve the implementation and integration of new operational and accounting software across the entire business including updated business processes and controls to ensure business as usual going forward. The Programme Manager will be managing a number of work streams and will provide regular updates to the Steering Committee, the board and the audit committee and other key stakeholders. The role is crucial for creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum and ensuring delivery by the transition date of the 1st of December 2019. This role will be for 12 months. Key Responsibilities ·Developing and implementing an effective programme structure across the Group projects relating to IFRS 16 ·Pro-actively managing communications with all stakeholders including the Steering Committee, audit committee and the board of directors ·Identifying and developing the key milestones for the project ·Monitoring and tracking project milestones and escalating as necessary to the Steering Committee on regular basis ·Developing and maintaining the Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) log and communicating this to the Steering Committee and Group PMO office on regular basis ·Managing the programme budget to ensure business benefits are achieved in a cost efficient manner ·Providing strong leadership to the project teams (in-house and 3rd party) and actively representing the project teams, ensuring effective relationships are built and maintained ·Ensuring that training is delivered consistently to all territories in an effective manner ·Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects ·Managing the performance of the projects' teams, internal and external suppliers ·Mobilisation of the programme to ensure success from the start e.g. recruitment of roles in to the programme ensures relevant skills and experience ·Managing the IT schedule and resource dependencies to mitigate potential conflict between programmes to keep timelines on track ·Working closely with the company's IT team to ensure timely and successful implementation and integration of associated software solutions THE PERSON Technical Knowledge, Skills & Experience Essential: ·Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills ·Expert knowledge of relevant project management methodologies, development lifecycles etc. ·Expert knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and governing large programmes that comprise multiple projects simultaneously, including risk management ·Expert knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures ·Strong presentation and report writing skills ·Ability to present large amounts of data in user-friendly formats ·Advances skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint ·Good knowledge of resource tools and techniques ·Good knowledge of data structures, flows and modeling ·Good knowledge of tendering, product selection and assessment ·Ability to problem solve and pre-empt problems ·Ability to work in a "matrix" environment where results may need to be achieved through influence as well as direct control ·Experience in implementation of finance and software projects ·Extensive experience of delivering complex programmes and projects in a Retail and or Contact Centre environment ·Extensive experience of managing 3rd parties Desirable: Programme Management Qualification (MSP or similar) ·Project Management Qualification (APM, PRINCE 2 or similar) ·Experience with working with Private Equity businesses ·Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards ·Good knowledge of IFRS 16 ·Experience of implementing IFRS 16 Personal attributes ·Ability to communicate and engage with people across all levels ·Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities and empower people across the business to get involved ·Considers all the appropriate factors when deciding a course of action; able to rapidly assimilate the information available on which to base a decision and make firm decisions quickly ·Remains composed in stressful situations and maintains their cool under pressure ·Has empathy and compassion towards others ·Has a strong sense of right and wrong and high ethical standards ·A team builder and player who can keep the team spirit alive through the highs and lows of a project ·Good sense of humour

Group Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

Branded International Consumer Business Group Financial Reporting Manager c.£80,000 + Bonus + Benefits Central London Our client is a well-known consumer business with a strong brand and an impressive track record of growth and financial achievement. With exciting and ambitious international growth plans the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, technically strong, Group Finance Manager. This is a key appointment with broad exposure to senior management and the CFO. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Delivering the Group consolidation process - under IFRS Supporting on the delivery of the Group's budgeting, forecasting and planning processes Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors Preparing content for internal / external presentations and technical accounting papers The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting, ideally within a listed environment. Previous experience of running group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be highly advantageous. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. As a confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With clear enthusiasm and drive you will thrive in a change environment.

Part time Bookkeeper

South West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a well known charity based in South West London with the recruitment of a part time Bookkeeper. The role will be for 2 days per week (Monday & Wednesday) and will last for approximately 3 months. They are going through some change as an organisation and need a candidate who is happy to assist with the day to day transactional part of the role. The main duties of the role will include: ·Matching, checking and coding purchase ledger invoices ·Making payment via BACS ·Processing staff expenses ·Setting up new suppliers ·Reconcile supplier statements ·Managing petty cash and writing cheques ·Process direct debits and other payments into the system. ·Reconcile nominal ledger ·Be first point of contact for all relevant enquiries. To be suitable for this role you MUST have recent experience of using SAGE 50, be able to start a new role next week and commit to 2 days per week for the next 3 months.

German Accountant

Greater London, England

An instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant (German speaking) to own the P&L and B/S for the entire German business unit, supporting all reporting activity for the US parent. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Prepare cash books on a monthly basis ·Assist in the completion of the year-end statutory accounts and actively participate in the US annual audit ·Prepare statutory accounts according to IFRS for the German entity and US GAAP for the US entities Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Practice trained (Top20) ·IFRS and GAAP exposure ·Fluent German speaker

Finance Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·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

Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

Commercial Finance Manager: My client is a high growth media start-up which has grown progressively from scratch to become a formidable player internationally. The finance team requires a talented accountant with a broad finance skillset who can essentially take ownership of monthly reporting and business planning with a view to progress into a Financial Controller. Responsibilities: ·Spearhead business plans by providing new business ideas with consideration of various scenarios and risk assessment ·Providing insightful, pro-active, high quality analysis to support decision making in the context of wider business implications, including a focus on the US and Canada ·Own all financial analysis: financial modelling, promotional strategy and impact, scenario analysis, and more ·Working closely with the CFO, providing commercial support and lead on projects as required. ·Take ownership of maintaining and developing robust internal controls and accounting records ·Monthly consolidated accounts including commentary and analysis ·Play an integral role in producing the management and statutory accounts on a timely basis, with a focus on improving and enhancing the reporting process ·Managing annual audit of financial statements within the group. Requirements: ·Strong experience in management accounting and reporting ·Good knowledge of IFRS and consolidations ·The ideal candidate will be from a high-growth SME/Start up background with Media or similar industry experience If you are not sure if you have all the skills for this role, just apply, we will contact you if we think there is a good fit from your CV!

Senior Cash Allocation Analyst

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cash Allocation Analyst. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Daily review of customer accounts, identifying customers for allocation ·Investigation into receipts, to identify the transactions that payments relate to ·Production of customer account reconciliations, clearing identifying: oItems to be allocated oQueries still to be resolved ·Reduction in levels of overall unallocated cash ·Support and work collaboratively with wider transactional finance teams ·Project management of the overall allocations work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Intermediate Excel - VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables ·Strong attention to detail ·Understanding of Credit/Cash collection function 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 (City of London)

City of London, London

A high-profile Professional Services firm in the City is offering a hands-on Management Accountant the opportunity to take a leadership role in the team and own the end-to-end monthly reporting. As the Finance Manager and number 2 to the FC, you will take a lead in the finance team for managing the monthly finances, aiding more junior members in the team and driving improvements to the reporting and controls for the business. Located in the heart of London at Bank, this young vibrant business in bright and modern offices, have a fantastic nurturing culture and excellent benefits including 30 days holidays and generous bonuses. Key responsibilities include the following: Management and control of the financial accounting system Month-end process, including period-end close, month-end journals and completion of required balance sheet reconciliations Day to day monitoring of bank accounts, liaison with the banks, and preparation of covenant calculations Assistance with external audit - preparation of the statutory accounts, associated audit files, liaison with auditors Preparation of the quarterly VAT return Assistance with corporation tax and PAYE/NI reporting requirements Assistance with the development of operating procedures and policies Assistance with raising of invoices (subscriptions) and associated commercial activities and events Supervising the AP and AR team Input into the requirements of new accounting standards, taxation changes and other reporting developments Ad hoc project work and analysis to support the FC and FD Experience required: Qualified Accountant Good Excel skills Familiar with all aspects of financial accounting, reconciliations and associated controls Pro-active 'can do' attitude - willing to accept ownership and responsibility Must have a commercial approach with strong desire to understand the business model and work with the business to achieve its aims Sun system experience would be beneficial

Finance Business Partner - Group FP&A

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·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 advantageous

Commercial Finance Business Partner

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·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: ·Recently qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - will consider straight from practice

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

Interim Group Financial Controller The Company: Cedar are currently supporting a world-renowned consumer business in their search for a Group Financial Controller. We are recruiting for a Group Financial Controller who has proven experience within a large group-reporting function. This role is based in London situated in newly refurbished offices. They are innovative, fast paced and require an individual who is passionate about the industry and has proven experience within a demanding environment. Responsibilities: Preparation of monthly management reports. Ownership of cashflow and analysis. Control variance analysis across multiple P&L's Coordination of Group audit and be the main point of contact for the Group. Manage the group budget cycle. Review and challenge budget submissions. Review subsidiaries cash forecasts and prepare a group consolidated view. Requirements: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar) Industry experience is beneficial but not essential Proven experience within a group accounting function

Finance PMO Lead

Basingstoke, Hampshire

Entertainment Finance PMO Lead Basingstoke 12 Month Contract £60-£70k The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a finance PMO to work for an entertainment business based in Basingstoke. They are looking for someone who has had experience as a finance PMO lead working on ERP systems. The ideal candidate would have worked on major transformation projects in the past. The Role: Communicate regularly with all workstream leads and project managers to ensure that all the latest information and auditability is there for the programme. Work with Raid logs, Governance and Steering Committees to make sure that the project has structured resourced plans in place. Work on Finance projects within the programme. Working with project managers to ensure the workstream leads are in progress and on track. Monitor performance against pre-defined milestones and KPI's and discussing with senior management ways to improve. Creating weekly, fortnightly and monthly reports for senior stakeholders within the business on process. Support development of the project management toolkit and maintain the Programme Library that provides the information hub for the programme. The Requirements: Must have experience as a Finance PMO. Must have worked on large transformation programmes before. Must have confidence and experience dealing with senior stakeholders within a business. Excellent communication skills. Strong business finance acumen and analytical skills.

Fund COO

City of London, London

Cedar Private Equity are currently working with a Global Investment House who are launching a small fund ($50mn) with an interesting new investment proposition in a new but rapidly growing global market. The fund is targeting a 3 to 4 times money return. Our client is looking for a Fund COO, possibly on a part-time basis. This is an immediate requirement as our client aim to market the fund soon after Easter (If not sooner). Relevant Experience & Responsibilities Experience of Fund Structures and how and where to set them up. (Currently considering Luxembourg or Canary Islands as a location) Understanding of the regulatory structure of funds (UK and Overseas) Understanding of the Account / Audit process for a fund. Experience of applying for UK onshore permissions Experience of support and investor reporting functions to enable the smooth running of the fund for the Investment House Experience of going through the growth process with a fund. Experience of communicating with the investors (Front Office) Day-to-day running of the business (Hiring and firing within a fund, this role will require the hiring of Fund Raisers and Analysts) ­­Location - Mayfair (Opportunity for flexible working)

FP&A Finance Manager

London, England

A global FTSE 250 brand has a high-profile FP&A Finance Manager role based in their HQ in central London. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market. This newly created role will report into a regional FC who reports to the European CFO for £2.5Bn turnover region, will business partner to C-level with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. Responsibility: As the senior Finance Manager you will have first line responsibility for delivering the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Leadership team. You will need to speak to stakeholders across the business to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. These reports reach to Group CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries. The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability, partnering the senior leadership team. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture. Experience requirements for the Finance Manager role: Qualified accountant with PQE FP&A experience in a large, complex structure Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders at C-level

Treasury Manager

West Ealing, London

An international, rapidly growing FMGC require an Interim Treasury Manager for an initial period of six months. To take full ownership of executing and improving their Treasury function. Responsibilities will include Daily Responsibilities: ·Oversea and lead all group treasury operations including: payments, bank reconciliation, long-term cash flow forecasts, cash management and hedging ·Calculate daily cash position and changes, and recommend improvements ·Place surplus funds on deposit using internet dealing system ·When necessary, prepare payments on internet ·Complete various cash reporting Excel spreadsheets. ·Administer corporate internet banking system ·Manage run down of old bank accounts ·Cash Flow reporting ·Manage banking relationship ·Calculate notional interest across Group Key Skills: ·Solid experience working in or leading a Treasury function ·Qualified ACT/MCT ·Ability to develop and maintain existing relationships with key stakeholders strong analytical skills and ability to work through problems logically ·Excellent organisational and effective communication skills ·Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and advanced Excel skills ·Strong with excellent attention to detail and accuracy

Credit Control Legal Coordinator

West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Credit Controller Legal Coordinator to join a business based in West London for 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 to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working in a fast-paced environment ·Experience of dealing with litigation of accounts 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. N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you

Royalties Analyst

Greater London, England

Cedar are currently assisting a global brand management company with the recruitment of a Royalties Analyst on a 6 month fixed term contract. This role will be working in their apparel & Accessories division where you will be responsible for producing and understanding the royalties incurred. Other duties of the role include: ·Review each licensor contract prior to signing so any royalty reporting impacts are understood ·Provide analysis and review each licensor contract to determine performance against base and quarterly forecast. ·Prepare royalty statements ·Checking licensor invoices are ready to be sent to manager for approval ·Maintain payment schedule for audits, and late payments ·Ensure all license contracts are maintained ·Support finance in preparing a monthly royalty accrual Skills required ·Good attention to detail ·Good analytical abilities ·Strong reconciliation skills ·Experience of License industry (Desirable) ·Experience of working in a Royalties role To be suitable for this you will either need to be immediately available or on 1 weeks notice and be able to fully commit to a 6 month contract.

Data Analysts

City of London, London

A leading Business Services organisation urgently require a Data Analyst to support a large scale complex CRM Transformation programme. Experience Required: -Strong Data Analyse background. -Data migration experience between CRM's. -Data mapping, data reconciliation. -MDM and Data governance experience -SalesForce experience is essential Data Analyst / Data Analyse / Data Mapping / Data Migration / Reconciliation / Data Governance / Salesforce

Finance Business Partner

London, England

My client is looking for a talented accountant to join the commercial arm of the business as a Finance Business Partner. You will be become part of a well-known construction business who have gone from strength to strength over recent years, offering a brilliant career path for a finance professional with scope for progression and development within their brand-new offices in Central London. Responsibilities include: ·Collaborating with different areas of the business and proactively challenge performance and drive change to ensure key operational and financial targets are achieved or beaten. ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Support the Finance Director and other senior leadership in setting up new projects. ·Ensure accurate and details information is communicated smoothly across the business, including the site Finance and Commercial teams. ·Play a key role within finance for various projects, initially producing month end Management Reporting packs, including relevant KPI and commentary for presentation to Management Board, coordinating with Commercial teams and Group Finance to ensure tight deadlines are adhered to. Key skills: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent ·Monthly reporting experience ·Attention to detail ·Commercial prowess

Information Security Analyst

Greater London, England

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Information Security Analyst to work for a leading global Business Servcies organisation. Experience Required: 1-2 years experience of IT Internal audit experience, with a strong focus on Information Security A basic understanding of ISO 27001 control requirements PCI knowledge is desirable Or 1-2 years experience of supporting ISO 27001 audits as an Auditor - or has had some contribution as a member of a team which has implemented ISO 27001. PCI knowledge is desirable

Commercial Finance Manager - FP&A

West London, London

A fast-growing retail business are actively recruiting a progressive Commercial Finance Manager; to lead the FP&A function and business partner the wider business. Key responsibilities: ·Management and development of the team (3 direct reports) ·Ownership of quarterly forecasting & annual budgeting process ·Oversee management accounts preparation ·P&L management ·Own business planning model - implementing own ideas and improvements ·Cashflow forecasting ·Business partner with HR and Sales teams ·Deliver improvements to assist with key business decision making ·Ad hoc support to FD & CFO Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Solid FP&A experience ·Strong Excel skills Package: ·Salary up to £75k ·Benefits

Legal Entity Controller

Hertfordshire, England

Cedar are delighted to bring to market a fantastic "hands on" opportunity. The position is of a bilingual (English and French) Legal Entity Financial Controller for a well-known conglomerate. The postholder will be the "go to" person for all matters concerning the integrity of the accounts for their various legal entities. You will be a key business partner amongst the various global divisions and have the gravitas to deal with senior stakeholders. Key responsibilities: ·Full ownership of the financial records for the various legal entities in full accordance with IFRS and Local GAAP ·Full ownership for the LE environment ·Be a key business partner with the various global business leaders ensuring all reporting is accurate ·Review the balance sheet reconciliations frequently ·Constant review of sales contract and ensuring all revenue recognition criteria is accurate ·Preparation of all technical accounting papers ·Full preparation of the statutory accounts ·Key point of contact for the audit committee ·Provide guidance on any strategic initiatives ·Provide any support on IFRS and local GAAP matters ·Assist in any process and systems improvements ·Ad-hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Must be qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Significant exposure of a legal entity environment in an International business ·Robust systems experience eg. SAP, Oracle or MS Dynamics ·Strong Local GAAP and IFRS ·Fluent English and French Speaker ·Must be able to challenge and influence senior stakeholders ·Occasional travel may be required This opportunity presents itself as challenging but extremely rewarding. Looking after the EMEA entities you will be a strong communicator being able to influence the wider business. You will play a pivotal role in implementing and streamlining new processes and controls. You will possess strong leadership qualities and be able to hit the ground running.

Group Finance Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A young and ambitious Technology business with 100% annual growth has created a new Finance Manager role to support this success. This fast-paced award winning UK Tech business in its first 10 years has reached £25M turnover and has expanded into 10 countries. They have also grown their staff numbers to 210 people globally, 120 based here in the UK. This meaty Finance Manager role will support the Group FC and CFO in supporting the growth of the business, driving business improvements and taking ownership for a mixture of financial and management accounts. The business operates a collaborative and creative environment, where all senior management are approachable including the CEO who regularly takes recommendations seriously from his team and are always looking for better and easier ways to get things done. On offer is a modern, sociable and nurturing environment, with great perks, share options from day one, regular fun team and work events, and flexible working hours. Responsibilities in this role: Monthly consolidated accounts including commentary and analysis Assist with the monthly management accounts and board packs Calculation of monthly sales commission accruals and payments Regular forecasting of cash and foreign exchange Final review and approval of balance sheet recs prepared by other team members Overseeing intercompany transactions, reconciliations and currency revaluations Oversee and streamline processes for Expensify system and staff expenses process Own the monthly close and month end reporting process Support with CFO and Group FC with Financial Analysis on an ad-hoc basis What we are looking for to be successful in this role: An accountancy qualification with PQE is essential A good grounding in management accounting and reporting Good knowledge of UK Gaap and consolidations The ideal candidate will be from a high-growth SME/Start up background with Technology/Software or similar industry experience If you are not sure if you have all the skills for this role, just apply, we will contact you if we think there is a good fit from your CV!

Group Financial Accountant

City of London, London

An international insurance group based in Central London is currently looking for an Interim Group Financial Accountant to join their growing finance team. Responsibilities shall include: * Preparation of Group results on monthly basis * Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations * Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts · Assist with other elements of consolidation including local GAAP-IFRS differences, other elimination * Ownership of the cash flow management including forecasting * Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Key Skills: ·Qualified accountant ·Experience with IFRS and UK GAPP ·Ability to communicate positively and effectively with people at all levels ·Knowledge of international group consolidations ·Experience with consolidation systems