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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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Finance Business Partner (FTSE 100)

Guildford, Surrey

A FTSE 100 Technology business has a unique opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust strategic support to one of its fast-paced divisions based in Guildford. Main Responsibilities: ·Serve as the key Finance Business Partner to several Head Ofs to support in strategic objectives ·Drive the business through the understanding of the cost drivers and levers to improve profitability ·Provide analytical support to teams on key decisions including capital investment, large operating expenditure, and the optimal level and deployment of resources ·Provide decision support for investment cases and transformation initiatives ·Provide pivotal support to the budgeting and quarterly forecasting process ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting and analyse business performance ·Presentation of accurate and complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders across the organisation What you will need to be successful: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Finance Business Partnering experience ·Proven senior stakeholder management particularly to non-finance ·Experience in medium to large businesses

Management Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a well-known technology business. This organisation has created a household name that is instantly recognisable and continues an exciting growth journey. They are looking for a Management Accountant to join their organisation on a 6-9-month interim basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Responsible for month end process i.e. Balance Sheet reconciliation, prepayments, accrual etc ·Assisting with statutory accounts ·VAT Returns ·Assisting with GL accounting processes ·Ad hoc project/process improvement work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Analytical minded approach 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.

Senior Resource Manager

London, England

Senior Resource Manager Permanent Central London £60k-£70k Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Resource Manager to join a global business services company. The individual would have ideally come from a big four consultancy and must have system implementation experience, ideally on Oracle. The Role: ·Design and Lead the implementation of resource management processes. Managed the full end to end process from inhouse solutions to oracle and then eventually third-party operators. ·Design globally standardised tools and reports that integrate with existing tools and data, governance structures and commercial operations. ·Build all software from scratch, improving resource tools, ensuring supply delivery to all resource management. ·Own roadmaps and inhouse tools to automation and then eventually third-party solutions. Take control of all operational processes. ·Manage stakeholder's expectations around the supply of talent to their client delivery. The Requirements: ·Must have resource management experience. ·Must have worked with systems and data. ·Oracle experience desirable. ·Experience working on complex, IT-driven change programmes. ·Business process design and improvement experience.

FP&A Manager

London, England

An FP&A Manager is required for an international, market leading, multi-site leisure business. The business has a clear strategic vision with exciting and ambitious growth plans both in the UK and internationally. In this high-profile role you will take ownership for financial reporting processes, driving through improvements and ensuring that all reporting provides maximum value through strong financial support, analysis and commercial challenge for all decision making. Reporting directly into the Group FP&A Director, managing a small team and with broad exposure to a range of senior stakeholders, key responsibilities will include: Managing the Group's FP&A consolidation processes, providing in-depth variance analysis across the multiple business units Owning the budgeting processes - developing new reports and models as appropriate Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing and developing a small team Ad hoc commercial projects The successful candidate will be a 'hands on', qualified accountant with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills, ideally within a multi-site, consumer facing environment. Prior exposure to owning and driving improvements across FP&A will be essential. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both inside and outside of finance.

Group Financial Accountant - ACA Required

Guildford, Surrey

A FTSE 250 market leader, with plans to double in size within two years; are looking for an outstanding ACA qualified individual to join their growing Group Finance function. Key responsibilities: ·Maintenance and improvement of group financial reporting procedures ·Liaise with Group auditors ·Contribution to prep of month end report ·Business partner the divisional finance teams & wider business ·Preparation & review of subsidiary statutory financial statements under FRS101 ·Ensure compliance with Group accounting policies Key experience required: ·ACA qualified - ideally Big 4 trained, although not essential ·Strong technical / IFRS knowledge Package: ·£55-65k Base salary ·£5-6k Car allowance ·Bonus (consistently paid out) ·Private healthcare & pension

Tax Manager - Part Time

London, England

Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site retail business in a newly created part time position - they offer extremely flexible working arrangements. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of tax and treasury; working closely with the core finance team. Key responsibilities: Tax Support development of tax strategy Oversee VAT processes - including VAT returns Produce corporate tax returns Deferred tax calculation Monitoring changes to legislations Tax planning & optimisation Treasury Cashflow forecasting Support development of treasury policy Manage day-to-day banking Manage debt facilities - including refinancing Manage hedging facilities Package: Salary to £65k (pro rata) 15% bonus Private medical insurance Extremely flexible working arrangements Other benefits unique to the business

Group Tax Manager - Retail

Croydon, Surrey

Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site retail business - they have recently been publicly listed after doubling in size over the past 24 months. This is a newly created role within an impressive and growing team. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of tax and treasury; including partnering the core finance team as well as non-finance colleagues. Key responsibilities: Tax ·Support development of tax strategy ·Oversee VAT processes - including VAT returns ·Produce corporate tax returns ·Deferred tax calculation ·Monitoring changes to legislations ·Tax planning & optimisation Treasury ·Cashflow forecasting ·Support development of treasury policy ·Manage day-to-day banking ·Manage debt facilities - including refinancing ·Manage hedging facilities Package: ·Salary to £65k ·15% bonus ·Private medical insurance ·Other benefits unique to the business

Finance Manager - FTSE 250

London, England

Finance Manager: My client, a FTSE 250 business with a formidable presence in the technology market are looking for a talented Finance Manager to join the commercial arm of their business. You will have a brilliant opportunity to progress your career in a truly meritocratic environment, with genuine scope to progress and explore other areas of finance within 12 months. Main Responsibilities: Key responsibility for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. Create and develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting and business planning Produce analysis for inclusion in the financial statements and for projects on ad hoc basis. Monthly variance analysis from budget to actual spend per project, region and overall budgets Key stakeholder management - helping build and maintain working relationships with operations and finance teams across the group. Undertaking line management duties depending on experience and capabilities as requested Possess strong analytical skills and confidence of Microsoft Excel, including modelling Close review of management accounts with sector directors and their senior leadership teams ahead of closing month end. Requirements: - Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent - FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience - Strong Excel skills 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 Treasury Manager

London, England

A FTSE listed Technology business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to the Head of Group Treasury, this role will act a Number 2 within a global consumer technology giant. Responsibilities include: ·Responsibility for building the cashflow functionality in a new system ·Develop cash flow forecasts and track cash flow daily ·Ensure compliance with all loan covenants, including all reporting requirements. Proactive in assessing impact of changes in the business of the covenants - changes in accounting standards, acquisitions ·Oversee treasury operations; payments, bank recs and administration ·Prepare monthly and yearly cash flow for management accounts and statutory reporting ·Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers. Development of treasury reporting via the use of our new systems ·Support and develop relationships with banks ·Ensure treasury work closely and have good relationships with Tax, Financial Accounting and Legal to ensure optimal business solutions ·Develop the FX hedging strategy The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified ACT or ACA ·Treasury experience (practice or industry)

Italian Accountant

London, England

An instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant (Italian speaking) to own the P&L and B/S for the entire Italian 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 UK entity and US GAAP for the US entities Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Practice trained (Top20) ·IFRS and GAAP exposure ·Fluent Italian speaker

UK Senior Finance Manager

London, England

A market leading Luxury Retail brand in London is seeking to appoint a UK Senior Finance Manager. The Senior Finance Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to secure the Financial Controller position. They must be ambitious… Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for the 2 UK operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers ·Management, leadership and development of a small outsourced finance team ·Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities ·Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board ·Support ongoing process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting ·Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) with a proven track record in a financial reporting based role. ·Ideally this will have been gained in a large global multinational business ·Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. ·The ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues. ·Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Finance Manager - FinTech

Greater London, England

FinTech - Finance Manager, London A global provider of innovative FX trading services based in London is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to further strengthen the management team, driving international expansion into new markets. Key responsibilities include: ·Business partner with specific budget holders across the organisation ·Manage a team of 3 Management Accountants ·Prepare monthly management accounts for the parent company ·Analyse and comment on actual variances against prior period and budget ·Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations, resolving any discrepancies promptly ·Post journals and perform cash book recs for UK-specific bank accounts ·Preparation of monthly flash forecasts and annual budgets for the Group ·Actively participate in the year-end audit and statutory accounts preparation ·Drive continuous improvement of processes and procedures to support growth ·Provide ad hoc reporting to support management decision-making Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) ·Team management experience

FP&A Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a FP&A Manager to deliver sound analytical review for its business intelligence function, based London. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Senior FP&A Manager in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders in the analytical review of comprehensive pricing and cost models ·Develop robust analytical deep-dive projects to ensure appropriate divisional planning methodology is in place ·Undertake project costing evaluation and provide feedback to Business Units ·Own the process management and execution in delivering market information to the Business Units Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A experience ·Advanced Excel ·Strong academic pedigree

Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 market leading brand in London is seeking to appoint a Financial Reporting Manager to manage all internal and external reporting matters for the group's largest division. Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for the divisional operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers ·Provide technical accounting guidance and oversight to the leadership team ·Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities ·Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board ·Support process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting ·Deliver the year end audit ·Mitigate risk through the development of robust internal controls and advisory ·Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) ·Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. ·Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to one of its largest divisions, based London. 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 ·Strong academic pedigree

Commercial Manager

London, England

My client is seeking a Commercial Manager to join a global organisation based in London. The role will work in collaboration with business stakeholders to establish and maintain the procurement process, including the management, review, negotiation and compliance elements of supplier contracts in line with business objectives to optimize costs and maximise efficiency and best practice Your main responsibilities: Manage and take ownership of the Procurement process encompassing the procurement by third party products and services, including software, technology services, marketing services and contractor services across the business in collaboration with the legal and finance teams. Work closely with the finance team at a detailed level supporting as needed supplier onboarding, invoicing, payment discussions etc and improvement of finance processes for Purchase Orders to enable better financial reporting To lead commercial negotiations with suppliers taking responsibility and ownership for drafting and negotiating suitable terms and conditions and contract documentations taking into account technical and legal Assist stakeholders, as required, with sourcing efforts, RFP generation, source evaluations IACCM certification or similar experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a background in technology with experience working within a SaaS provider or a Financial Services regulated industry

Senior Procurement Manager

London, England

My client, one of the world's leading global organisations within media is currently seeking a senior procurement manager to be responsible for soft facilities management services aswell as some experience in HR, Marketing or travel. The senior procurement manager will be responsible for the full procurement life cycle of strategic suppliers. You must have experience in market awareness, assisting different stakeholders with their requirements and running a full tender process from award, through to transition, contract management and termination. The role reports into the Director of Procurement. You must also be experience in: Building and developing effective relationships with key business stakeholders. Sound knowledge of a wide range of different product/service suppliers and markets (e.g. Technology, Facilities, Marketing etc.) covering size, growth, players, trends etc. Running the full tender processes. Achieving value for money through cost saving and quality of service A minimum of 5 years' experience in a variety of senior procurement roles within a blue-chip, commercial environment Excellent interpersonal skills, being both a team player and highly motivated self-starter MCIPS qualified of working towards

Corporate Finance Manager

London, England

A Corporate Finance Manager for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with a rapidly expanding portfolio. To support their continued growth, this a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have a track record of developing and building strong relationships. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams.

Head of Procurement

City of London, London

Head of Procurement Key requirements: - experience in the hospitality sector would be desirable - experience in a previous greenfield site would be desierable - experience in multi-site organisations would be desireable - experience within FM/Fit-out/maintence would be desireable Your role will involve developing the procurement strategy across the business in multiple categories. The key focus of the role is to commercially push the business forward by partnering with key stakeholders across the business. You will have to develop and implement the procurement strategy while building a procurement team and overseeing a team of 3 buyers. Please don't miss out on this exciting opportunity in a greenfield site! Apply now to get your application seen early.

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.

Payroll Adminisrator and Accounts Payable

London, England

A reputable name within the transport industry are currently looking to add a Payroll administrator to their growing finance function to ensure the accurate production of the monthly payroll process as well as supporting the financial control and reporting teams within accounts payable. The post holder will work with the Finance team to ensure reporting deadlines are met and the standard of financial reporting is continually improving. Duties ·Process monthly payroll, ensuring accurate pay records are maintained, in accordance with payroll policies and procedures. ·Liaising with 3rd party payroll providers and responding to payroll related queries ·Supporting the HR Officers with the management of the online payroll system ·Accurately reporting PAYE and NI and the annual P11D, P35 and P60, as required for HMRC compliance. ·Running the year end payroll process. Monthly ledger posting of payroll, including recharges to the various legal entities and ledger reconciliation of balance sheet payroll accounts. ·Ensuring pension records are updated and the payroll system correctly reflects these records. ·Reconciling the pension account with the nominal ledger postings and with the charges from the third-party pension provider. ·Assist with the input of supplier invoices, and the correct matching of goods receipts and purchase orders ·Responsible for the recharging of supplier costs across the different legal entities, including the reallocation of the monthly healthcare, mobile phone and courier charges. ·Monthly reconciliation and reporting of the corporate credit card accounts, ensuring individual card holder balances are correct and supported with documentation. ·Maintenance of balance sheet accounts - the post holder is expected to ensure all balance sheet accounts allocated to them are reconciled monthly, and discrepancies are followed up and dealt with in a timely manner. ·Assist with the year-end statutory accounts production process, working with the Financial Accountant & Treasurer and the Assistant Accountant. Person Specification ·Previous experience of payroll processing and reporting ·A good knowledge of the basic accounting principles ·Excel ability up to an intermediate level ( VLookUps and Pivot Tables) ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong customer and stakeholder focus

Finance Manager

City of London, London

Cedar are working with a FTSE 100 business and a true leader in their field on their journey to create and develop a brand new, world-class finance function. We have a range of Commercial Finance/Financial Analysis/Business Partnering opportunities available, designed for those who are looking to accelerate their career and join a business that promotes internal progression and career ownership within a meritocratic culture. A broad indicator of what the role will entail: ·Business planning and forecasting ·Business partnering and managing intercompany relationships for the business ·Deliver FP&A information through a regulated lens ·Analyse complex financial models and drive confidence to ensure that costs can be covered ·Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders ·Act as the inquisitor and problem solver by analysing information and assess the impact on the wider business Desirable skills: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) 1-3 years PQE ·Advanced Excel If you are looking to join a dynamic, collaborative and forward thinking business and develop your career then this could be the role for you!

Business Analyst

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Senior Business Analyst (BA) (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support and lead the requirements for a new cross Government IT system. You will manage a team of BA's and User Researchers to capture the business functional and non-functional process driven requirements and will take the lead in defining modular business functionality. The role will involve producing detailed process models which are fully compliant with the project standards and defining user stories, user journeys, testing criteria, facilitating workshops and engaging with stakeholders. You will lead on capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models and defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address threats and exploit opportunities. Having knowledge of MOD or Government workings at Secret level regarding IT Development, Records Management and Security organisations is desirable. Key tasks and responsibilities; ·At least 5 years' experience in a Lead Business Analyst/Management Consultant role leading and driving a team. ·Recent experience of working on large scale government IT transformation programmes in an agile environment (secure environment) ·Proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models and context models. ·Proficient in BPMN modelling to support the definition of the To-Be processes. ·Proven experience in cross government stakeholder management. ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations. ·Generation of User Stories, Epics, User Journeys, Features and non-functional requirements. ·Capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity to undertake SWOT analysis. ·Defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address the threats and exploit opportunities.

Assistant Accountant

London, England

A property development company based in West London are actively seeking an ambitious and diligent Assistant Accountant to join their small team. They are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic individual to fill the role, who will fit into the company and is keen to progress their career to the next level. This opportunity will lead to exposure over a broad spectrum of tasks, including but not limited to: Tasks: ·Liaising with the bank and managing existing bank accounts/opening new bank accounts ·Sales ledger including invoice raising & credit control ·Journal postings ·VAT reconciliation, and ensuring that VAT regulations are adhered to ·Assisting Finance Manager ·Year-end statutory reporting for various projects ·Liaison with external auditors ·Being the point of contact for suppliers and the bank ·Monitoring costs against budget, and cash flow ·Reporting to directors/bank as appropriate ·Balance Sheet reconciliation ·Invoice processing & preparation of payment runs ·Other ad hoc requirements Characteristics/skills required for the role: ·Bright & ambitious with minimum of 2-3 years in a commercial environment ·Outgoing ·Friendly ·Ability to work autonomously & as part of a team ·Excellent telephone manner ·Good communication skills (spoken & written) ·Excellent organisation skills & attention to detail ·Good knowledge of Sage, and knowledge of Zero is desirable ·Competent in excel ·Experience in the property sector is desirable

Head of Procurement (Startup)

Greater London, England

The clients is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become Earth's most forward-thinking food company. They are looking for a Head of Procurement to drive forward their business as it continues to grow at a rapid rate. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for their first 'Head of' role. The client are looking for an aspiring procurement manager whose looking to grow into the role. Key criteria: - knowledge of specific categories related to the business including food, ingrediants, packaging and indirects. - ability to implement category strategy across their business in the above mentioned categories. - ability to lead a small team of 3 junior buyers The successul individual should have a passion for their business! Everyone at their business is motivated by what they stand for - a clean, ethical way to eat/live. It is important that the successful candidate should have a similar mindset and have a passion for the business. Please don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to join one of Europe's fasting growing start-ups in what could be your first Head of Procurement role.

Interim & Permanent Finance Director

City of London, London

The Opportunity Cedar Private Equity are currently working with a Venture Capital firm to recruit both and Interim and Permanent FD / CFO in to a rapidly growing £5mn T/O SAAS Business The business has seen impressive owner managed growth to £5mn revenue. They recently became VC-Backed and are now appointing and Interim FD (To do hand-over) and a Permanent FD to assist in the transition of reporting, along with redefining the strategy of the business. The role is offering £500 - £700/day on an interim contract. Rate is negotiable dependent on experience. The permanent role will include equity. The Candidate Requirements - Experience in a number one finance role within a VC or PE backed business - Experience within relevant industries (Tech, SAAS.) Strong leader and influencer of people - Experience in being part of a rapidly growing SME - Financial Qualification - Available at short notice n.b. Cedar Private Equity are other similar roles based in Reading and Newcastle so please apply if these locations work for you too.

Accounts Assistant

London, England

Cedar are currently working with a property company with a global portfolio in an exciting period of growth are currently looking for an Accounts assistant to join their growing team. The role will require you to work closely with the Financial Controller and collaborate with the rest of the finance team. This is an amazing opportunity for strong candidates who want more exposure to a hands-on role for the right candidate the opportunity may go Permanent. Key Responsibilities: ·Process Invoices and Employee expenses ·Manage Vendor Accounts ·Deal with Vendor enquires efficiently ·Manage the processing of payments Key Requirements: ·3 Years min accounts experience ·Accounts Payable background ·Ideally Sage 200 and property experience ·Good Excel Skills (V look up & Pivot tables) Get in touch if you're immediately available to take on this great opportunity!

IT Contract Exit Manager

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for an IT Contract Exit Manager to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility for the exiting of a large scale IT outsourced contract and act as an interface with internal and external stakeholders, overseeing multiple areas simultaneously and managing commercial risk for the organisation. You will have a proven track record in Public Sector IT commercial contracts management and ideally have worked in a security cleared environment. You must be proactive and self-managing and have the ability to hit the ground running, advising stakeholders on process, risk and commercial management. ·Previous experience of managing large scale outsourced commercial contracts in the Public Sector ·Exit management for BPO/ITO ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT projects ·Managing multiple senior stakeholders internally and externally ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large scale agreements ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·IT relationship management and SRM ·Role is outside of IR35 ·SC CLEARANCE preferred

Group Finance Manager

London, England

A technically strong Finance Manager is required for an ambitious and growing FTSE 250 client. With a strong brand name our client has successfully delivered continued growth in a challenging market, strengthening its position as a household name. Reporting directly to the Head of Financial Reporting, you will take ownership of the group's financial reporting, driving improvements and ensuring maximum value add through strong financial support and rigour. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Assisting in the Group consolidation process for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to develop best in class processes Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant, ideally from a 'Top 10' Accountancy firm with a strong technical background. Prior experience of group financial reporting and running consolidation processes within industry (either as full time or as a secondment from practice) is essential. With a solid understanding of financial and accounting processes and a broad business awareness, you will be a confident and pro-active self-starter. You will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and externally, with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mindset.

Finance Manager (Young Tech Business)

Watford, Hertfordshire

A young and ambitious Technology business with 100% annual growth has created a new Finance Manager role to support this success reporting into the Group FC. 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 and Finance, 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, fun team and work events, and flexible working. 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 Tax & Treasury Manager

Croydon, Surrey

Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site retail business - they have recently been publicly listed after doubling in size over the past 24 months. This is a newly created role within an impressive and growing team. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of tax and treasury; including partnering the core finance team as well as non-finance colleagues. Key responsibilities: Tax ·Support development of tax strategy ·Oversee VAT processes - including VAT returns ·Produce corporate tax returns ·Deferred tax calculation ·Monitoring changes to legislations ·Tax planning & optimisation Treasury ·Cashflow forecasting ·Support development of treasury policy ·Manage day-to-day banking ·Manage debt facilities - including refinancing ·Manage hedging facilities Package: ·Salary c£60k (negotiable to £65k DOE) ·15% bonus ·Private medical insurance ·Other benefits unique the business

Assistant Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a part-qualified Assistant Management Accountant on behalf of a growing technology company based in Central London. Reporting to the Management Accountant, this role would be perfect for a Senior Accounts Assistant, with previous experience preparing the management accounts, who is looking for more exposure to assisting with the production of the management accounts. There is also an opportunity to supervise the AP Assistant, though no previous supervisory experience is required. Some of the initial duties for the role are: Responsible for managing Group bank accounts on a daily/weekly basis, including reconciliation and monitoring of all bank accounts; Producing and managing balance sheet reconciliations; Accruals, prepayments, deferred and accrued income; Providing detailed analysis on the credit card expenses and travel expenses; To supervise the Accounts Payable Assistant and ensure timely and accurate invoice processing and supplier payments; To process US sales billing on a monthly basis; Monthly P&L analysis in conjunction with commentary for the monthly Board report; Assist in preparation of the monthly management accounts inclusive of fixed asset register, nominal journals and other ad-hoc tasks; Key finance contact for the Customer Services/Fraud department to resolve issues. Some of the key requirements are: Currently studying ACCA/CIMA; Prior month end reporting exposure is essential; Excellent communication skills to work closely with all stakeholders; A team player and happy to help colleagues when required; 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.

Accounts Payable Assistant

City of London, London

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

Head of Procurement

London, England

My client a well-known organisation in the university sector is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function. The ideal candidate will be preferably from an educational background with experience managing internal category experts as well as a procurement team. Your key role will be to continue to build relationships in the organisation, by elevating and developing the procurement function to drive value for money. You will be based in a fantastic location in central London working in a newly developed state of the art building. Your main responsibilities will be to: Lead the procurement team providing clear overall directions for the different category functions. To provide overall leadership and management for the operation and continuous movement of the procurement function. To manage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders working collaboratively and proactively to advise the most suitable procurement route to effectively support the entire business. You will have the following: MCIPS qualified or working towards Public sector background Ability to run the end to end tender process Experience in managing category specialist staff Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Experienced in all Microsoft packages

Financial reporting accountant

Hertfordshire, England

A well-established technology organisation is recruiting an interim Financial Reporting Accountant position based in North-West London. The role is reporting into a Regional Controller and takes ownership of the full reporting function. Key responsibilities: ·Assisting with all aspects of the year-end accounting process ·Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts ·Ownership of the cash flow management including forecasting ·Supporting a large scale integration project ·Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group ·Provide assistance and advice on any IFRS policies ·Working with the Corporate Development Director on acquisition / disposals reporting Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (Ideally ACA or ACCA) ·In depth knowledge of accounting policies under IFRS ·Excellent communication skills ·Strong system skills ·Must have experience within a similar role The suitable candidate will possess a 'hands on' consolidation background and have proven experience of managing a year-end process under IFRS. You will have strong communication skills and have the ability to work across group finance and directly with the business units.

Procurement Manager - Health and Social Care

Southampton, Hampshire

The client are a global procurement solutions specialist who are working with a public sector client based in Southampton. They are looking for a procurement manager to join their team to specialise in the Health and Social Care Category. Key Responsibilities: - delivery of strategic sourcing and programme development across the Health and Social Care Category - spend analysis, strategic sourcing solutions and development of service delivery plans - Take ownership and leadership of all sourcing and contract savings activities - Must be comfortable communicating with senior stakeholders The Criteria: - You must be confident in source to contract procurement with an understanding of commissioning. - Must have previous experience within the Health and Social Care Category This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in one of the UK's largerst procurement providers. Please don't miss out and apply now.

Financial Accountant - Techonology

London, England

My client, a FTSE 250 business with a formidable presence in the technology market are looking for a talented financial accountant to join their consumer division. Based within state of the art offices in Central London, you will have the opportunity to really boost career within finance with genuine scope for rapid progression and lots of exposure to various parts of finance. Main Responsibilities: Produce accurate and informative management accounts and statutory accounts on a timely basis in addition to enhancing the reporting process when applicable. Monthly intercompany reconciliations and reporting (loans, interest, trading). Involvement in other reconciliation work as requested. Keeping finance and other departments updated with relevant process documents Preparation of Corporation Tax Returns for multiple entities Providing information to internal/external auditors and tax advisors Play an integral role in the deliverables for the annual and internal audits Providing guidance for the reporting team as required with reconciling fixed assets, payroll journals, accruals, prepayments, revaluations and variance analysis Requirements: - Ideally qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent. - Previous experience as a Management or Financial Accountant - Strong Excel skills

Strategic Buyer

Kensington and Chelsea, London

A FTSE 250 business based in London (Kensington) are looking for a Strategic Buyer to join their procurement team on a permanent basis. Key responsibilities: The role will involve both sourcing from approved suppliers list as well as going out to the open market and conducting tenders. Previous experience conducting tender processes is required. Previous experience within the FM category would be desirable: - Fit-out - Maintenance - Furniture - Lighting - Soft FM - Hard FM - Stationary Previous experience within the hospitality/hotels industry would also benefit your application. Please get in touch if you are available. This position won't be around long as the hiring manager is looking to get the successful candidate in asap.

Financial Analyst - FTSE 100

London, England

A FTSE 100 business in Central London is actively seeking to appoint a newly-qualified Financial Analyst to deliver in depth 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 / Commercial Finance experience

FP&A Analyst

Greater London, England

I am currently working with an instantly recognisable professional services business who are looking for a talented individual to join their large FP&A team based in Central London. Main Responsibilities: -Supporting the Head of FP&A in working with Divisional stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders -To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts for head office and central departments -Responsible for the monthly reporting of the division, including monthly commentary -Working closely with the procurement team to ensure accurate calculation, timely recognition -To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist key stakeholders with the improvement of commercial contract profitability. Requirements: You will ideally be qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent. Have some experience in a analytical role. Strong Excel skills and exposure to large data sets