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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Intuit,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association ,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Think Jam,

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

    BT Openreach,

Latest news

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

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Financial Accountant (Growth stage Tech)

City of London, London

Financial Accountant Digital Consumer Sector Central London This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained double digit growth year on year! This really is the time to join ... with exciting M&A in the pipeline, inspirational business leaders and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position and support plans for enormous growth. This is a creative, free-thinking and entrepreneurial environment with all the perks and energy expected of a successful Tech start-up! As part of the ongoing growth of the business and a recent promotion, it is now seeking a dynamic hands on Financial Accountant to play a key role in providing accurate accounts to the business. In this broad accounting role reporting to the Finance Manager, you will get to own end-to-end processes from day one, being mentored on a fast-track route to becoming a Finance Manager in 12-18 months. Situated in offices with a real "wow!" factor, the business has an amazing culture and real start-up buzz; with office parties, Thursday pub crawls, ping pong tables and all the silicon valley perks … but for you to get involved in as much or as little as you feel like at the time. If you are looking for true career progression coupled with having an amazing experience and household brand on your CV, then this is the place for you! To be successful in this role you will need to be … A bright and ambitious recently qualified Finance professional with good knowledge of accounting principles Have strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to explain finance to non-finance stakeholders Have an analytical and creative mind-set to understand, challenge and create solutions The desire to improve processes and grow with a fast-paced business into a Finance Manager role

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media

West London, London

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media - London Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Sports Media business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a sports focused commercial finance role. This is a hands-on role managing the reporting across a range of sports rights & events, and for a high-achiever you can fast track in the business. The business has great retention and career nurturing, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion. This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career in the Sports or Media industries! Reporting to the Finance Director, responsibilities include: Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3 year rolling basis. This involves liaising with the Commercial and Production teams to ensure all relevant information is collected Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties Overall football portfolio reporting and support for the Head of Sport Management and Commercial Accounting Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of rights properties (predominantly football assets) Variance analysis of actual results against forecast Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients. Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis. Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities Essential skills required: Recently Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management A strong interest in Sports and Media Strong ability in Excel Technical knowledge in revenue recognition and US GAAP desirable

Finance Manager

London, England

A global leader in the brand management industry is seeking to appoint a recently qualified individual to lead the finance function for one of the fasting growing areas of the business. Reporting the EMEA Finance Director, you will partner local business heads and be responsible for the development of two direct reports. Key responsibilities: ·Management accounts preparation for European territories ·Balance sheet reconciliations ·Statutory accounts preparation ·Oversee Joint Venture accounts ·Liaise with audits ·Budgeting & forecasting for European territories ·Oversee VAT returns for European territories ·Pipeline reviews with Commercial Finance team ·Review monthly AR and credit control ·Manage 2 direct reports

Head of Revenue Accounting

London, England

A Head of Revenue Accounting is required for an incredibly fast growing and exciting international brand that has taken the market by storm. This is a newly created role within an environment that is establishing operations from scratch across Europe and is actively hiring impressively talented and hungry individuals to support this aggressive growth trajectory. This is a key appointment within the EMEA finance function ensuring the revenue recognition and reporting needs are correctly reflected for the group and that accurate and timely reporting is available for the EMEA leadership team. Responsibilities will include: Full ownership of the EMEA revenue accounting and revenue recognition function, from a strategic and day-to-day perspective Developing and implementing a revenue accounting framework, ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain EMEA-wide revenue accounting policies and procedures, and drive continuous improvement and efficiencies Providing technical support on all revenue related matters, engaging with the business to provide revenue recognition compliant solutions Working closely with the Accounts Receivable team and Shared Service Centre to ensure deliverables and expectations relating to the revenue area are met The successful candidate will be a hands-on qualified accountant with a strong understanding of managing revenue recognition in a growth environment. Proven experience of identifying and delivering improvements to revenue accounting and order-to-cash processes is key. A demonstrable track record of working in large-scale, complex environments, across international territories with will also be essential. Prior experience of operating in technology, FMCG or broader consumer sectors would be highly advantageous. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and cross-functionally. You will possess the visible credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence and will thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Finance Analyst

Greater London, England

Well-known luxury retail brand based in Central London is looking to recruit an interim Commercial Finance Analyst. This is a newly created role to support the business as it looks to strengthen its commercial capability within the finance function. STOCK EXPERIANCE IS ESSENTIAL! ·Business partnering with multiple functions, providing strong financial insight to support key decision making for retail and e-commerce ·Support the provision of weekly B2B trading reports looking at actuals and orderbook vs targets on a historic, forward looking and replenishment basis. ·Support Commercial teams in driving immediate stock reduction clearance actions ·Managing the financial planning, analysis, forecasting and budgeting processes ·Preparation and ownership of month end, cost & profit centre reports, cash flow forecasts and working capital ·Ad hoc projects Requirements: ·Large amount of stock experience ·From a retail/FMCG back ground ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Extremely competent Excel/Power point Skills ·Multiple system experience

Group Financial Accountant

South London, London

A FTSE listed Consumer business based in South London is seeking to recruit a Group Accountant to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting into the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry pioneer with a rapidly growing brand presence. Responsibilities include: ·Ownership for the preparation of consolidated financial statements ensuring compliance with IFRS ·Challenge the International Controllers on their respective local figures ·Management reporting with commentary, producing Group budgets & forecasts ·Act as the technical reporting advisor to the business, ensuring that appropriate ·Presenting tangible Group analysis to the Group FD and Senior Leadership Team ·Guide the finance operations team through process improvements ·Lead the year-end audit The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) Big4 or Top10 Practice trained

Interim Financial Controller

West London, London

Cedar are excited to be partnering with a household name. This is a short-term contract to help oversee and support the financial reporting process. Key responsibilities: ·See through the successful delivery and completion of the audit process ·Business partner with the wider finance team ·Provide key support to the year-end process ·Oversee and support the intercompany reconciliation process ·Support the wider finance team with any ad hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Strong knowledge of the balance sheet reconciliation process ·Knowledge of year-end and audit process ·Strong system skills This is an exciting short-term role to deliver a robust audit process and will suit and individual who has delivered a similar role. You will have strong attention to detail and will provide expert knowledge on all matters related to the reporting process.

PMO

City of London, London

A financial services organisation is looking for a PMO to join them until the end of March to help them with the management of a large fund that has been established. In summary; -Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure they are following processes in line with agreed SLA's -Ensure that all management reporting is completed on time and make continuous improvements to MI where necessary -Monitor the fund usage, including trend analysis, and report to stakeholders -Maintain strict processes and controls throughout the programme Essential requirements: -Must have extensive PMO experience -Must have worked in a PMO function for a finance transformation -Must come from a financial services background This role requires someone for an immediate start so please only apply if you are immediately available. Interviews will take place next week, with imminent start thereafter.

Finance Assistant

London, England

My client, a boutique retailer based in Chelsea is looking for a Finance assistant to join a progressive and driven finance team. They ideally are looking for someone who is determined and looking to learn. Main Responsibilities Processing around 500 purchase invoices per month with support. Maintain and reconciling monthly cash book entries. Processing all inter company invoices. You will be a main point of contact between the UK entity and overseas finance operation. Preparing and uploading all weekly supplier payment runs. Maintain company credit cards, reconcile and post statements on a monthly basis. Post and prepare payment runs for all staff expenses. Process all customer and VAT refunds. Reconcile and process all Interest Free Credit (IFC) sales. Prepare payroll submission for external payroll provider. Maintain fortnightly payroll pension submissions. Maintain prepayments and fixed assets schedules for month end management accounts. General admin office support. Desirables Ability to communicate and build relationships with internal staff and external clients. 1 - 2 years' worth of experience within a Finance function. A proactive mindset to take on additional tasks. Can do attitude with a hands on approach. If this role sounds appealing to you and matches your profile please do contact:- Matthew Sommerville - - 0203 002 8055

Legal Cashier

London, England

My client, a specialist legal firm is seeking a Legal Cashier to join their office based in the West End. The successful candidate will be working within a high performing team whilst being responsible for a wide range of duties as well as maintaining compliance with SAR (Solicitors Accounts Rules) Main Responsibilities: Inputting and timely payment of the Purchase Ledger Bank Reconciliations Raising invoices Handling internal accounts queries Reconciliation of the company credit cards Client to office transfers Credit Control Assisting with fee earner queries The Candidate: Looking for 1-2 years' finance experience within a similar position Demonstrates outstanding verbal and written communication skills Has the ability to prioritise their own workload effectively and work under pressure Highly numerate with a keen eye for detail

Assistant Accountant (Maternity cover)

London, England

My client, a well established not for profit organisation, is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join them on a 12 month maternity cover. You will be joining a well experienced team, assisting both the Deputy Finance Manager and the Group Financial Controller. Main Responsibilities You will be work on weekly bank reconciliations. Responsible for daily review and posting of income for all departments/entities. Preparation of accounting entries for all collections and distributions. Assisting the Deputy Financial Controller to ensure ledgers for all companies are up to date and accurate. Managing the petty cash and credit cards processes and monthly reconciliations. Working with and reviewing the prepayments and accrual accounts. Balance sheet reconciliations. Assisting the of preparation of tax and statutory company returns. Assisting in year-end accounts preparation and audit queries. Assisting the cash flow analysis and projections. Provide project accounting support and other business partner support for departments. Cover essential/urgent duties of absent colleagues. Carry out any additional project work. Essential Ideally Educated to degree level OR educated to A-Level/equivalent with a financial qualification, such as AAT. Actively studying towards a professionally recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). Experience/Knowledge/Skills Experience of working in an accounts environment. Knowledge and understanding of the basic standard accounting processes and procedures. Proven experience with complex reconciliations and strong technical ability in accounting basics. Excellent written and oral communications skills and a positive service driven attitude to colleagues. Problem solving and solution focussed approach. Proactive attitude; questioning as appropriate and making suggestions for improvements. Desirable Criteria Experience of SUN accounting systems. Experience of accounts preparation and statutory/regulatory requirements. If this sounds like a position which fits your experience and would be of interest please contact Matt Sommerville - 0203 002 8055

CRM Business Analyst

City of London, London

CRM Business Analyst urgently required for a leading business services organisation in central London, supporting a large scale CRM Transformation programme. Experience Required: Strong Business Analysis experience Strong requirement gathering skills Strong business process mapping experience Agile/Scrum experience is essential CRM implementation experience is desirable Strong understand and experience of a Sales Process Salesforce and/or Microsoft Dynamics CRM systems experience is desirable. Strong stakeholder management, communication and relationship building skills. Business Analyst / CRM Business Analyst / CRM Transformation / CRM Implementation / CRM Delivery / Agile / Scrum / Salesforce / Microsoft Dynamics / Sales Transformation / Sales Process / Sales

Finance Systems Support Analyst

Basingstoke, Hampshire

A global entertainment company is looking for a Finance Systems Support Analyst to join them, on a 6 month contract. This will be to help them set up their helpdesk function, to provide support to finance teams with the use of their NetSuite finance systems. In summary; -Support and train customers across their global offices -Deliver robust solutions that have been tested -Support new finance systems -Understand the impact of changes and upgrades to finance systems and customers Essential requirements: -Must have at least 2 years experience providing NetSuite support -Must have experience of providing system support to global finance teams -Experience of Sage or Nav (highly advantageous) If you are immediately available and looking to work in a market leading company then please apply online today.

Senior Sales Ledger Clerk

Tilbury, Essex

My client a very well established international logistics company with an annual turnover of an £800 million is looking to recruit a talented Senior Sales Ledger Clerk to work a temp to perm basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career. Their office is located at a trading estate in Essex, with good public transport connections and for those with their own vehicle, there is parking available. A successful candidate should have strong senior to managerial Sales Ledger experience and proficient with Sage and Excel. Must be immediately available or on 1 week notice period. A very good benefits package when this goes permanent. This role will include: ·Act as the main contact for the S/L department ·Coding and check invoices ·Reconciliation Bank statements ·Reconciliation of sales ledger control ·Reconciliation of credit cards & petty cash ·Manage and resolve any key invoice queries ·Oversee the timely collections ·A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail ·Excellent communication level - you will be communicating with a very wide range of people ·This role is full time 37.5 hours per week and will be Monday to Friday We are looking for a personable, confident character who can work efficiently alone but also as part of the team. You must be an excellent communicator and have at worked in a S/L Lead role. Required: ·Excellent knowledge and experience of sale ledger ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility ·A good understanding of Sage software (desirable) ·Must have excellent Excel (Vlookup / pivot table) ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong reconciliation experience (highly essential) ·Must have worked in fast paced environment

Accountant

Barking, Essex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a College based near Romford . They are looking for an Accountant to join them on an on going temporary basis with the view to potentially go permanent. ·Assist in the preparation of the company annual revenue and capital budgets. ·Assist in the preparation of sector budgets using a course file model approach from the bottom up. ·Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts for presentation to the senior leadership team and committees. ·Assist in the preparation of monthly cashflow reports ·On a monthly basis monitor the financial position of cost centres and provide support to budget managers. This will involve meeting with managers, providing financial advice and recommending to the Senior Accountant the remedial action be taken where appropriate. ·To monitor expenditure and salary costs against budgets, liaising with budget holders to review and account for variations. ·Undertake reconciliations as required. ·To review, collate and approve agency staff requests from a budgetary position based on the course file and permanent establishment ·Assist in the completion of the year-end financial accounts ·Provide advice on financial accounting matters arising from changes in government funding and accounting policies. ·To assist in the completion of grant claims and statistical returns accurately and submitted on a timely basis. ·Ensure bank accounts and all control accounts are subject to regular reconciliation and that unexplained items are investigated. ·To make payments via the BACs system as required. 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 ·Working within Public Sector/Education Sector is highly advantageous 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.

Business Analyst - Marketing

London, England

A large professional services company is looking for a Business Analyst, with a marketing background, to join them on an initial 6-month contract to help with a huge marketing systems transformation programme. This will be a fast paced and challenging role whilst they move all existing legacy systems onto one CRM. In summary; -Work with product owners and business users to map the as-is and to-be requirements -Liaise with stakeholders and business users to facilitate effective playback during sprints Essential requirements (candidates who do not meet the below will not be considered for the role): -Extensive Business Analysis experience -Experience of working with marketing automation tools such as Pardot or Marketo -Understanding of sales processes -Experience of CRM implementation projects If you meet the essential requirements and are immediately available, then please apply online ASAP.

Senior Finance Business Partner

London, England

My client is looking for a talented and experienced Finance Business Partner to join a high performing commercial team based in the heart of Central London. You will become part of a well-known FTSE listed business who have gone from strength to strength over recent years, offering a brilliant career path for a finance professional with scope for both progression and development in a modern, flexible working environment. Responsibilities include: -Collaborating with different areas of the business and proactively challenge performance, driving change to ensure key operational and financial targets are achieved or beaten. -Sound proofing proposals and modelling scenarios for the MD and senior leadership -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 detailed information is communicated smoothly across the business, including the site Finance and Commercial teams. -Play a key role within finance for various projects, coordinating with Commercial teams and Group Finance to ensure tight deadlines are adhered to. Key skills: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent ·Business Partnering experience ·Strong communication skills

Commercial Finance Analyst - Media

West London, London

An established household name in the Media sector is looking for an ambitious qualified finance professional for a truly commercial revenue focused Finance Analyst role. Now due to an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Analyst to report into the Commercial Finance Manager, and business partner the Sales team, providing financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to the business. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ which include an on-sight gym. This is real opportunity to join a business where you can build a career in commercial finance in a true business partnering role. Responsibilities: Become a trusted Business partner building credibility with multiple senior stakeholders in the commercial teams, through developing expertise in the industry, understanding key performance drivers, providing competitor analysis and advising on new industry developments; Explore and analyse data, extracting valuable insights to enable informed decision making, by proactively exploring sales data, evaluating financial performance and analysing key performance metrics to support the delivery of in-year targets; Drive the evolution of management information and analysis - monitor and deliver high quality, timely management information; develop the financial acumen of the sales team; partner with the Business Intelligence Unit to drive improvements to management information and business intelligence tools; Contribute to strategy through the development of budgets, forecasts and business plans - providing financial leadership and analytical support to help shape business activity at a strategic and operational level; model scenarios, advise on key assumptions and trade-offs and support the alignment of resources to strategic priorities. Skills needed to be successful in this role: A qualification in Finance (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Strong influencing and financial analysis skills An individual looking to develop their career in a commercial finance department with significant exposure to the business.

Commercial Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

Commercial Finance Business Partner City of London A global brand and success story within the Technology World, this business is hands down the leader in their field and holds an enviable position on the FTSE 100. To help facilitate continued growth and success, the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated Senior Financial Analyst in their City of London HQ. Reporting to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager, the role includes: Drive planning and forecasting activities for Sales and Marketing teams, while interfacing closely with business partners and central FP&A team Develop and create key financial models Establish operating mechanisms and reporting that ensure management teams understand business position against operating and financial objectives Develop key management reports especially business KPIs to ensure data accuracy Create and deliver presentations for financial and business reviews that provide impactful insights to drive business performance Partner business teams and proactively identify important opportunities and drive change/decisions through credible relationship building Drive process improvements and lay the foundation for scalable processes that will scale with global growth Person specifications: As a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience, specifically partnering non-finance stakeholders, you will exude a confident and engaging communication style. You ideally will be experienced in presenting complex analytics to senior stakeholders, having worked within a data heavy and/or technology sector related company, applying business experience to influence thinking of senior management. You will also need advanced Exceland strong PowerPoint skills, as well as financial systems experience.

Finance Analyst

Greater London, England

Well-known luxury retail brand based in Central London is looking to recruit an interim Commercial Finance Analyst. This is a newly created role to support the business as it looks to strengthen its commercial capability within the finance function. STOCK EXPERIANCE IS ESSENTIAL! ·Business partnering with multiple functions, providing strong financial insight to support key decision making for retail and e-commerce ·Support the provision of weekly B2B trading reports looking at actuals and orderbook vs targets on a historic, forward looking and replenishment basis. ·Support Commercial teams in driving immediate stock reduction clearance actions ·Managing the financial planning, analysis, forecasting and budgeting processes ·Preparation and ownership of month end, cost & profit centre reports, cash flow forecasts and working capital ·Ad hoc projects Requirements: ·Large amount of stock experience ·From a retail/FMCG back ground ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Extremely competent Excel/Power point Skills ·Multiple system experience

Corporate Finance Analyst

London, England

Our client is an ambitious and acquisitive Energy Distribution business, one of the fastest growing businesses in its sector within the UK, with a head office in London. The Corporate Finance Analyst position is an integral role within a small operating business (currently c.200 staff in total) that will provide exposure to both key internal and external institutional stakeholders as well as a broad strategic perspective of the firm's direction and plans within a dynamic and fast-maturing sector. Responsibilities include: ·Scenario analysis modelling - preparing financial models for scenarios including economic appraisal of competing projects. · Coordination of due diligence processes - liaising with advisors and internal teams on due diligence and collating key findings ·Investment analysis - preparation of financial and commercial analysis to support due diligence processes as well as a wider acquisition strategy. ·Preparation of adhoc analysis for specific commercial issues - evaluate complex business issues and decisions including economic and commercial analysis. ·Compilation of presentations and papers for decision making - prepare high quality papers which are user focused, clear and understandable to enable senior management and board decision making. ·Long term strategic analysis - evaluate the financial and commercial impact of changes to the commodity and energy markets as well as the regulatory and political landscape on generation assets. Requirements: ·ACA Qualified ·Excel Modelling ·Exposure to Energy sector (Desirable, not essential) ·Self-starter, inquisitive and commercial ·High quality presentational output / attention to detail

Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: ·Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business ·Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals ·Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions ·Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Senior Group Treasury Manager

London, England

A market leading global manufacturing business based in London is seeking to recruit a Senior Group Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to Finance Director, this is the number one role in Treasury. 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)

Financial Reporting Accountant

London, England

A rapidly growing PE backed Infrastructure group based Central London is seeking to appoint a Financial Reporting Accountant to consolidate accounting controls and enhance operational standards. As Financial Reporting Accountant you will be responsible for key areas of management and external reporting as follows: Manage the preparation of monthly and annual KPI reporting for management Managing the KPI & Revenue Analyst Prepare Group consolidation reports for external reporting Assist with implementation of new accounting standards e.g. IFRS 16 Preparation of technical accounting papers and implementation of key accounting issues and projects Preparation of financial statements for the statutory audit, and assist with managing audit fieldwork queries Assist with implementation of new accounting system Liaising with budget-holders / other internal staff to assist analysis of performance against budget, for KPIs You will be: Qualified - ACA Desired 2 years post-qualified - either first move or with industry experience Strong knowledge of various accounting standards

Sales Ledger Manager / Senior

Tilbury, Essex

My client a very well established international logistics company with an annual turnover of an £800 million is looking to recruit a talented Sales Ledger Manager/Supervisor to work a temp to perm basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career. Their office is located at a trading estate in Essex, with good public transport connections and for those with their own vehicle, there is parking available. A successful candidate should have strong senior to managerial Sales Ledger experience and proficient with Sage and Excel. Must be immediately available or on 1 week notice period. This role will include: ·Act as the main contact for the S/L department ·Coding and check invoices ·Reconciliation Bank statements ·Reconciliation of sales ledger control ·Reconciliation of credit cards & petty cash ·Manage and resolve any key invoice queries ·Oversee the timely collections ·A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail ·Excellent communication level - you will be communicating with a very wide range of people ·This role is full time 37.5 hours per week and will be Monday to Friday We are looking for a personable, confident character who can work efficiently alone but also as part of the team. You must be an excellent communicator and have at worked in a S/L Lead role. Required: ·Excellent knowledge and experience of sale ledger ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility ·A good understanding of Sage software (desirable) ·Must have excellent Excel (Vlookup / pivot table) ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong reconciliation experience (highly essential) ·Must have worked in fast paced environment

Interim Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

A rapid growth e-commerce organisation is looking for a Financial Reporting Manager to join their Financial Control team, based in London, £400-£425 per day. There are multiple project elements to the role which will be the key deliverables of the contract - including but not limited to: setting up statutory accounting and consolidation processes for the new group structure, setting up an internal controls framework and assisting with a systems implementation project. This role will also have ownership of both the statutory and management accounts production as well as tax and treasury responsibilities including cash flow forecasting, corporate tax, VAT and tax compliance. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA with practice training) - Strong technical accounting background - Hands-on statutory and management accounting experience - Experience in taxation and treasury - Significant experience of implementing processes, controls and policies - Strong systems experience - Advanced Excel - Excellent communication skills - Strong attention to detail - SME experience would be highly advantageous - Hands-on with a self- starter and problem solving attitude - Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment - Adaptable to change Please note: Applicants must be available to interview and start the role at short notice.

AP Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an AP Accounts Assistant for a renowned recruitment company based in the City of London. The company is a household name within the recruitment industry and enjoys a great reputation across multiple sectors. This role will suit somebody from an AP background with previous experience of working within a recruitment accounts team, who is looking to take on a more varied role. Team-fit is a key factor for this company, so the ideal candidate will be able to handle a high-volume workload and be able to liaise with senior managers as well as consultants of the business. Study support is on offer. Some of the duties for the role are: Logging purchase invoices following approval process, keeping the purchase ledgers up to date Creating PO's Prepare supplier payment runs twice a month Preparing, processing & allocating ad-hoc payments Submitting HMRC VAT & PAYE payments Raising monthly recharge invoices to inter-company accounts Supervise the expenses processes Prepare & update cash flows Daily bank reconciliations Monthly credit card reconciliations Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Previous recruitment accounts experience is highly desirable Currently studying, or looking to study AAT/CIMA/ACCA Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Senior Finance Manager (Commercial Accounting)

London, England

A FTSE 250 marketing leading technology consultancy group is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Manager (ACA) to deliver commercial advisory projects to the group's operational business units. Key responsibilities include: ·Deliver group-wide commercial accounting advisory support, developing partnerships across the Senior Leadership Team and Corporate functions (HR, Investor Relations, Commercial, Sales) ·Act as the conduit between Group Finance and the Divisions to explain the impact of accounting implications ·Guide the Divisional Finance Directors and Controllers through changes in technical accounting standards; counsel them on the business impact and how to apply new guidelines pragmatically ·Review commercial contract risk from an accounting perspective; advise on the key impacts across ·Prepare the CFO Investor Relations performance commentary ·Advise the group on accounting impact for M&A activity ·Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes required by ERP updates / new standards such as IFRS 16 Desirable skills include: ·ACA/ACCA Qualified ·Practice experience (past or present) essential

Pensions Admin

West London, London

My client a global logistics company is looking to hire a proactive and energetic Pension's Administrator on a contract basis, based in their modern office in Paddington. There is a possibility of going long term/perm. A successful candidate should have good experience within the same field and have a professional approach. Competitive salary. Must be immediately available. Responsibilities include: ·Management of the pension scheme ·Successfully managing new joiners, leavers, retirees ·Calculating renewals ·Maintenance of database ·Leasing with pension providers ·Assist with projects ·Adhoc administrative duties Required: ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion ·Must have previous pension clerical experience ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Has dealt with multiple providers

Timesheet Administrator

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a large recruitment business based in The City. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody who wants to embark on a journey into the Payroll world. Ideally this role will suit somebody looking for their first role in Payroll or somebody who has under 2 years' experience and wants to develop their skills further. They are looking for a Timesheet to join their organisation initially on a 6-month FTC with the view to go permanent afterwards. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Manage timesheet and email queries ·Approve timesheets when necessary ·Chase candidates for missing timesheets ·Deal with various timesheet/payroll queries ·Set up new candidates and companies onto the internal system ·Assist with other ad hoc finance related queries when needed This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Basic understanding of Microsoft Packages (World, Excel & Outlook) ·Strong communication skills ·Knowledge of Merit Payroll System is highly advantageous 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.

Financial Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Finalist Financial Accountant on behalf of well known UK technology brand, based in Central London. The company brand enjoys an envious reputation amongst the industry, and offers an incredible open-plan working environment, along with a fantastic range of benefits. Some of the duties for the role are: Maintenance of fixed asset register Balance Sheet reconciliations Inter-company recharge processing, reconciliation and analysis Weekly cash flow forecast and analysis Monthly Management Accounts Preparation of Annual Statutory Accounts Annual and pre-audit preparation and completion Maintenance of Accounts Receivable ledger Processing domestic and international payments Preparation of Corporation Tax Returns Some of the key requirements are: ACCA/CIMA Finalist Good organisational skills and prioritisation Intermediate Excel skills Proactive and enthusiastic 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.

Financial Analyst - Media - FTSE 100

London, England

Exciting opportunity to join a genuine market leader within the Media space; in a newly created division with huge growth plans. You will provide key financial management and decision support to Directors, and business partner non-finance staff. Key responsibilities: ·Budgeting & forecasting, including 5-year plan ·Business partner divisional Heads of / Managers ·Analyse revenue opportunities ·Assist with financial modelling ·Monthly reporting for revenue, overhead reporting and cost of sales ·Contribute to operating packs to present to Finance Business Partners and other Senior Finance members ·Management of month-end process ·Revenue recognition ·KPI management - report and monitor performance ·Ad hoc analysis Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Relevant experience gained within industry ·Media experience advantageous, but not essential ·Strong Excel skills ·Natural relationship-builder

FP&A Analyst

London, England

An NYSE listed FMCG Brand are seeking to appoint an FP&A Analyst to perform robust commercial insight and analysis. As FP&A Analyst, you're role will deliver Financial Insight and Analysis to a broad range of business stakeholders, encompassing the following: Delivery of regular reporting and planning processes across the Commercial Finance team and wider business Delivery of management reporting and financial insight Execute month end close process; consolidating results, and delivering summary level drivers of performance to leadership teams Monthly financial forecasting, including consolidating market forecasts, lead R&O adjustments, and liaise with Region FP&A. Deliver presentations on an ad hoc basis Develop reports, tools and insights to suit the requirements of stakeholders and business initiatives. Develop and roll out new systems, influencing design, co-ordinating testing, and managing implementation. Financial management of supply chain reporting with a cost of sales budget. Partner with supply chain leadership on cost optimization and holistic margin management and waste reduction. You will be: Qualified - ACA/CIMA Experienced in a commercial role - 2-3 years FMCG experience ideal

FP&A Manager

London, England

An FP&A Manager is required for a well-known and growing international leisure group based in Central London. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, this is a broad role, where you will be working on a mix of financial planning, analysis, budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting and you will be heavily involved in developing best practice for processes and controls. Key responsibilities will include: Owning the budgeting and forecasting processes Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Preparing business cases that are impactful, enable clear decision making and provide challenge and debate Supporting the provision of information for results announcements, including half year and annual results as well as interim management statements Ad hoc 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. With high levels of intellectual horsepower, you will easily build cross-functional relationships and have demonstrable experience of forecasting, planning and analysis across a complex organisation. Prior experience of operating in the leisure or travel industry would be highly advantageous. 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. With clear enthusiasm, drive and proactivity, you will thrive in a fast paced and change-oriented environment and will be adept at prioritising workloads for you and others. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidate.

Sales Ledger Clerk

West End, London

My client a very well established restaurant chain is looking for an experienced Sales Ledger Clerk to join the Sales Ledger team on a temp to perm basis. They currently have over 100 restaurants across the UK. The office is in an attractive location and the team is diverse, fun, outgoing and above all hard working. A successful candidate should have 2-3 years multi-site and with strong Bank reconciliation experience. Must be immediately available or on 1 week notice period. This role will include: ·Coding and check invoices ·Answering queries by phone and email ·Data entry ·Reconciliation Bank statements ·Reconciliation of credit cards (AMEX), gift vouchers, cash. Deliveroo, ·A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail ·Excellent communication level - you will be communicating with a very wide range of people ·This role is full time 37.5 hours per week and will be Monday to Friday We are looking for a fun, confident character who can work efficiently alone but also as part of the team. You must be an excellent communicator, driven and personable. You should have 2-3 years relevant experience. Required: ·Good knowledge and experience of sale ledger ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility ·A good understanding of Sage software (desirable) ·Multi-site experience (highly essential) ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong reconciliation experience (highly essential) ·Must have worked in fast paced environment

Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

A market leading producer of consumer goods is seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Manager to support the identity and implementation of Financial Strategy. Following a restructure to support long term growth plans, the business is now seeking to employ high performing individuals to deliver this strategy. As Commercial Finance Manager your responsibilities will include Providing commercial support to the executive team Supporting the Commercial FC in delivering the highest quality of financial support and information Supporting the commercial and operational decisions of the business, adding analysis, insight and financial discipline Assiting delivery of financial strategy, including short and long term financial planning & setting and measuring KPIs Budgeting, forecasting and financial planning Participating in ad hoc projects including strategic reviews and business development plans You Will Be: Qualified - ACA/CIMA 1-2 years proven commercial finance exposure Experience within FMCG/ Consumer Strong Excel skills

Sales Ledger Clerk

West End, London

My client a very well established restaurant chain is looking for an experienced Sales Ledger Clerk to join the Sales Ledger team on a temp to perm basis. A successful candidate should have 2-3 years multi-site experience with of a hospitality background and have a very good understanding of end to end S/L processes. Must be immediately available or on 1 week notice period. This role will include: ·Coding and check invoices ·Chasing outstanding debt ·Setting up new supplier accounts ·Answering queries by phone and email ·Maintaining great relationships with the suppliers ·Data entry ·Preparing and running BACS payments ·Reconciling supplier statements ·Reconciliation Bank statements ·A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail ·Excellent customer service skills-you will be communicating with a very wide range of people ·This role is full time 37.5 hours per week and will be Monday to Friday ·100 sites across UK We are looking for a fun, confident character who can work efficiently alone but also as part of the team. You must be an excellent communicator, driven and personable. You should have 2-3 years relevant experience. Required: ·Good knowledge and experience of S/L processes ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility ·A good understanding of Sage 200 ·Groupit system is desirable ·Multi-site experience ·Hospitality experience ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong reconciliation experience ·Must have worked in fast paced environment

Corporate Finance Analyst

London, England

Our client is an ambitious and acquisitive Energy Distribution business, one of the fastest growing businesses in its sector within the UK, with a head office in London. The Corporate Finance Analyst position is an integral role within a small operating business (currently c.200 staff in total) that will provide exposure to both key internal and external institutional stakeholders as well as a broad strategic perspective of the firm's direction and plans within a dynamic and fast-maturing sector. Responsibilities include: ·Scenario analysis modelling - preparing financial models for scenarios including economic appraisal of competing projects. · Coordination of due diligence processes - liaising with advisors and internal teams on due diligence and collating key findings ·Investment analysis - preparation of financial and commercial analysis to support due diligence processes as well as a wider acquisition strategy. ·Preparation of adhoc analysis for specific commercial issues - evaluate complex business issues and decisions including economic and commercial analysis. ·Compilation of presentations and papers for decision making - prepare high quality papers which are user focused, clear and understandable to enable senior management and board decision making. ·Long term strategic analysis - evaluate the financial and commercial impact of changes to the commodity and energy markets as well as the regulatory and political landscape on generation assets. Requirements: ·ACA Qualified ·Excel Modelling ·Exposure to Energy sector (Desirable, not essential) ·Self-starter, inquisitive and commercial ·High quality presentational output / attention to detail

Financial Controller

London, England

Financial Controller Digital Consumer Sector PE Backed Circa £90,000 + benefits Central London This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained YoY double-digit growth. The time to join is now, with exciting M&A on the agenda, inspirational business leaders joining and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position. As part of the ongoing growth of the business it is now seeking a dynamic Financial Controller to play a key role in providing financial guidance to the leadership team. Reporting to the CFO and leading an end-to-end financial control team, you will: Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment Manage the month-end process and reporting cycles, including forecasts and monthly management information Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads where necessary and helping to facilitate a transparent understanding of business performance Deliver improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to performance assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases. Take the existing financial function and continue the automation and simplification of the structure Oversee the consolidation of the monthly/annual results Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance and ensuring readiness for future corporate activity, i.e. acquisitions or divestments Coach and develop the team, ensuring clarity of purpose, development plans are in place and a collaborative and supportive team environment is sustained As a highly credible finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas, intellectual horsepower and technical accounting knowledge, you will have demonstrable experience of owning an end-to-end finance function, having successfully implemented a best practice financial control environment. With a natural hands-on approach to a rapid growth environment, you will easily demonstrate the skills and behaviours to operate at ground level in a shirt sleeves rolled up capacity and simultaneously able to provide high level guidance and leadership. Whilst experience of working within a PE backed environment would be preferred, to be successful in this role you must have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced and agile business where you will have coached a team to enhanced performance and executed measurable business improvement. Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite if you are to excel within this dynamic, fast paced and exhilarating environment.

Accounts Payable

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Payable Specialist for a renowned insurance company based in the City of London. The company is a household name within the insurance industry, and is committed to offering the best possible service to its clients. This role will suit an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist, ideally from the Insurance industry, or another Professional Service company, who is looking to more involved with month-end, and possible begin undertaking their Accounting qualification. Some of the duties for the role are: Review all Purchase invoices for coding and approval prior to payment Establish and maintain effect controls over payments to suppliers Process expenses; both personal and credit card expenses Review company PO system Bank reconciliation Manage all expense queries Manage all payment/invoice issues Assist in month-end closing Key Skills: Previous AP experience is essential Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.