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.
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.
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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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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Interim Project Financial Controller
A well known and dynamic technology business, based in London, is looking for an Interim Financial Controller, £400 -£500 per day. The successful candidate will be joining the team to assist with a high profile project specifically focused on the month end process. There is a requirement to implement new procedures and controls to significantly improve and streamline the current process, working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that all changes are suitable for the business needs. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant financial control experience - Proven track record in implementing processes and controls - Demonstrable experience of successfully running/completing finance projects - Excellent stakeholder management -Able to hit the ground running in a fast paced working environment - Able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines - Excellent communication skills - Technology or similar sector experience would be advantageous
Interim Senior Accountant
A well known, rapidly growing technology business, based in London, is looking for an Interim Senior Accountant to join their team, £275-£325 per day. Key role responsibilities include but are not limited to: - End to end management accounts - Revenue journals - Balance Sheet reconciliations - Preparation of Annual Statutory accounts - Support to various process improvement projects Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - ideally ACA through practice - Experience in financial/management accounts - Advanced Excel skills - Technology or related sector experience would be advantageous - Must be able to hit the ground running in a fast paced, high energy work environment - Strong eye for detail with a problem solving mind-set - Excellent communication skills
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.
Interim Group Reporting Manager
A FTSE 100 organisation in the City require an Interim Group Reporting Manager to take full responsibility for all aspects of financial reporting, year-end and ad hoc technical projects . Reporting into the interim Head of Group Accounting, your key responsibilities will include: -Management of year-end -Preparation of the Group consolidation -Management of all year-end statutory responsibilities -Project work including IFRS 16 implementation work -Management of team You will ideally be ACA 'Big Four' Trained with experience of group consolidation and financial reporting. Prior management of a team and senior stakeholder engagement are both essential.
Interim FP&A Analyst
Interim FP&A Analyst sought for an International Property Consultancy business based in Central London. In this role you will assist and lead all FP&A activities for the group. Responsibilities will include: ·Short to long term planning, budgeting, forecasting and in-depth analysis of the business model ·Working closely with the business to understand its key drivers in order to support and influence better performance ·You will be managing a small team but will be expected to work independently, and be able to influence cross-functionally and across multiple geographies up and down the organisation. ·Regular reporting of: Daily sales; Weekly sales and Weekly P&L overview reports; Monthly management accounts packs ·Systems implementation & improvements - ongoing maintenance and further development of Cognos reporting tool To succeed in this high profile and pivotal role you will be: ·A highly impressive qualified finance professional. ·You will have demonstrable experience of owning and driving improvements in FP&A as well as a highly commercial and strategic mindset. ·You will need to thrive on change, and have the personality to be able design necessary changes and ensure deliver by influencing multiple and varied senior stakeholders. This role will give the chosen candidate a fantastic opportunity to have a tangible impact to the commercial performance of a rapidly-changing global business. An individual with an ACA qualification or equivalent is advantageous for this role.
Senior Accounts Assistant (AP/AR)
West London, London
Cedar is currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Payable/Receivable analyst for a company based in West London. The company is currently going through a system implementation and requires someone who is immediately available for a 6 week temporary position to assist the team while they finalise the implementation. As it's a role to start immediatley they will look at manager/supervisor level candidates who are happy to do the role for 6 weeks. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Apply & maintain customer discounts: ensure that the sales reps have calculated the effect on customer/company profitability and various factors including risk of double discounts. ·Calculation of backdated credit notes due to customers ·Management of reciprocal cloaking (porterage) deals for different entities. ·Day to day running of the Sales Ledger including raising customer invoices and issue of weekly/monthly sales reports to senior managers ·Company & online shop bank reconciliation ensuring all monies taken are received ·Tenanted rent changes: the rent amount is submitted as an annual value which then has to be recalculated and set up in accordance with agreed terms ·Customer loans maintenance including recharges and calculation/application of barrelage values used to reduce the loan on a monthly basis. ·Preparation, reconciliation and analysis of various balance sheet accounts, journals & accruals including recharges of gifts and samples and staff accounts Key Skill: * Excellent attention to detail and able to prioritise processes * Able to work under pressure to strict deadlines * Able to work on own initiative and take direction from manager when required * AAT Part -Qualified or QBE * Good Excel skills including pivot tables This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.
Financial Accounts and Control Manager
City of London, London
Cedar are supporting a FTSE 100 business based in the City, that is seeking to recruit a Financial Accounts and Control Manager for their UK businesses. This is a newly create hybrid role, which partners the business interacting daily with senior non-finance stakeholders and commercial teams. The business is a leading global player in the FMCG space, with an enviable brand that stretches across all continents. The development opportunities are second to none, and this is a business where someone can build a real career and accelerate their development in a nurturing environment. The role will manage internal control, driving best practice for the UK businesses, monitoring business activities for continues improvement. An example would be signing-off sponsorship deals for commercial teams, ensuring the business best practice is followed. You will also own the statutory accounts for 4 entities at the year-end. This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong accountant in practice to leverage their experience, moving into a high-profile business facing position with exposure across the whole business, accelerating their career in a broad role which will open doors in different areas of the business. Key skills needed for this role: Recently qualified ACA (circa 1-2 years PQE) Exposure to large businesses ideally FTSE listed companies Gravitas to influence senior stakeholders Strong commercial understanding and knowledge of business drivers Comfortable working in a global, multinational environment Corporate benefits: Strong financial package on offer with bonuses regularly paying in full at 20%. Other benefits including free products, corporate discounts with top brands and private healthcare.
Head of Management Reporting
Our client is an internationally recognisable brand in the heart of Oxford with a global presence. This is a dynamic and evolving business with great future opportunities for progression, and a good work-life balance. This newly created Hybrid role will head up the central Management Reporting team (4 direct report), as well as owning the financial accountants and controls for a division. You will also be the Business Partner to an MD of another smaller business. Reporting to the FC, you will be part of a large sociable team, headed up by an impressive Finance Director with a track record of leadership positions in leading FTSE 100 businesses. There are numerous events and sports teams to get involved with, and access to leading institutions in Oxford. This all-encompassing role, is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain a broad skill set to set them up for a bigger FC role, or for someone who is not sure which area of Finance they want to specialise in and want to keep all their options open. Key stakeholders to this role include: FD, FC, Head of FP&A, MDs, and heads of overseas Finance teams. Skills you will need for this role: Top 10 trained Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) A creative problem-solver, with initiative to implement new ideas and drive process improvements Strong leadership qualities - to be able to manage 4 Management Accountants Confident and credible communicator, able to influence stakeholders Good knowledge of Financial and Management Reporting Strong Excel skills
Corporate Development Director - Europe
West London, London
A Corporate Development Director - Europe is required for a well-known international multi-site consumer brand based in West London. Reporting directly to the International VP Corporate Development, you will play a key role in driving and implementing the Group's European strategic direction. With fantastic exposure across the business, this will be a highly visible role, with extensive exposure to senior management and stakeholders. Key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the Business Development team supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Evaluating all potential acquisition targets, providing challenge through value add analysis and the delivery of feasibility studies and reports Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities The successful candidate will be an experienced Corporate Development specialist, with proven business partnering experience, exceptionally strong commercial expertise and strong working knowledge of transaction processes in the Leisure & Hospitality sectors. You will have a strong understanding of the transaction process, ideally across international territories. You will have a track record of designing and implementing new operating models, and delivering a feasibility reports and associated proposed strategies. 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. You will thrive in a change-oriented and fast-paced environment.
Regional Financial Controller
FinTech - Regional Financial Controller A global provider of innovative FX trading services based in London is seeking to appoint a Regional Financial Controller to further strengthen the management team, driving international expansion into new markets. Key responsibilities include: ·Prepare regulatory reporting for the FCA ·Supervise the company's CASS policies and procedures ·Attend board and risk committee meetings and represent the accounting and regulatory reporting functions at these meetings ·Prepare, monitor, and analyse monthly operating results ·Budgeting/forecasting and track actual results to budget ·Deliver presentations for management on financial results and key performance metrics ·Assist in the recommendation and implementation of benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance ·Assist the treasury group with projecting operating and customer cash flows ·Assist the treasury group with capital management to ensure regulatory capital requirements are met most efficiently ·Manage the preparation and/or supervision of the annual audited financial statements ·Coordinate and supervise the annual client money (CASS) audit ·Manage intercompany transactions, cross-border transfer agreements and FX transaction Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles ·From an FCA regulated environment
Group Finance Manager
A Group Financial Reporting Manager is required for a global FMCG organisation, based in Kent. The position will be part of a new team of two created to support the implementation and maintenance of the BPC system. The role will be the main BPC point of contact for the business and will be responsible for one Analyst. It will support the Group Finance function and will report to the Head of Group Reporting & Projects. During the initial project phase, the role will be focused on data validation, improvements to packages and data collection, user training and developing and embedding processes across the group. You will be expected to work autonomously around the development and upgrade of SAP BPC whilst also supporting the Head of Group Reporting and Projects on other ad hoc requirements. Subsequently, the role will support the Group's consolidation whilst constantly driving efficiencies across the divisional reporting entities. Desirable skills: ·ACA or ACCA ·Group finance experience within a large business ·A complex consolidation tool (SAP BPC or HFM)
Group Reporting Manager
A marketing leading FTSE services business is actively seeking to appoint a Group Reporting Manager to lead a multi-entity consolidation, based in London. Key responsibilities include: ·Managing the consolidation and delivering the Annual Report, Interim Reporting and Press Release ·Ensuring accurate reporting for complex areas such as M&A, restructuring, treasury, pension, shares schemes ·Delivering monthly Board reporting including providing management commentary and key metrics ·Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes required by ERP updates / new standards such as IFRS 16 ·Managing and developing a team ·Working closely with various Group stakeholders including tax, treasury, commercial accounting, management accounting, company secretarial and systems Desirable skills include: ·ACA/ACCA Qualified ·PLC group consolidation audit experience ·Minimum of 3 years PQE ·Practice experience (past or present) essential
My client is an iconic Retail company based in Central London, who is seeking to appoint a qualified Management Accountant to join an exciting part of the business. Key responsibilities: - Business Partnering with Stores and Operations - Reviewing store P&Ls - Preparing monthly board packs - Variance Analysis Key desirables: - Experience in a Retail organisation - Qualified Accountant - Strong commercial accumen
Finance Business Partner
Are you an ambitious commercially astute accountant looking to truly add value in a real Finance business partnering role? Our client is a reputable international brand and unrivalled player in the Travel sector, an innovative company which uses its advanced Technology to bring the world closer together. This is a consumer-focused business, which strives for complete customer satisfaction. In this role you will become the go-to person for Operations, providing real insight into the numbers, helping to track and challenge performance, ensuring financial targets are achieved or beaten. You will drive the forecasting and planning processes for Operations and provide analysis such as evaluation of business cases. There is no month-end closing or posting journals here, only true analytical input to drive strong financial performance. Skills you will need for this role: Qualified Accountant essential, ideally with some PQE A confident and personable individual able to build credibility with senior stakeholders Strong analytical skills with knowledge of business drivers Ability to identify and streamline inefficient processes Good knowledge of Management Reporting Strong Excel and finance systems experience A passion for Technology, Retail or Travel would be beneficial
Finance Manager (Startup)
East London, London
Are you a creative accountant looking to join an exciting high-growth start-up in the Tech sector, in a real commercial Finance role, where you can truly help grow a business? Our client is an award-winning Tech start-up in Shoreditch, looking to take on their first commercial Finance Manager. You will join a team of hard working, passionate individuals on a mission to disrupt the sector, bringing much needed services into the homes of their clients all across the UK. Reporting to the CFO turned COO, this role will own the financial and management accounts for this young VC backed business, supporting the Commercial and Operational teams with accurate models and analysis, to support strategic decisions. You will work with the COO to establish a real value add finance function, creating a firm foundation on which to build upon, in a dynamic business about to go through accelerated growth! Skills you will need for this role: An accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Good knowledge of Financial and Management accounting Strong commercial acumen with advanced Excel skills A Passion for tech, health or entrepreneurship
City of London, London
Cedar is currently recruiting a Finance Assistant for a growing technology company based in the City of London. The company is at an exciting period of growth, and this role will grow and develop as the company does. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Maintain purchase ledger, including: processing invoice and preparing payments. Set up, and maintain, PO reconciliations. Maintain sales ledger, including: processing invoices, credit control, and managing debt. Produce weekly and monthly bank reconciliations. Balance sheet reconciliations for assigned nominals Cash management Credit card reconciliations Process expenses and prepare payments Maintain the Fixed-Asset Register Prepare the monthly payroll Produce quarterly VAT reports Complete month-end adjustment journals, such as: prepayments, fixed-assets and depreciations, expense accruals, and credit card journals Ad-hoc duties when required Key Skill: Intermediate Excel skills Sage experience is advantageous Attention to detail and strong communication are key Strong understanding of fundamental accounting principles 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.
Interim Financial Analyst
A well known and well respected FMCG business is looking for an Interim Financial Analyst to join their business, based in Peterborough, £250-£275 per day. The role sits within the Global Accounts team and will be assisting with all elements of management accounts as well as a strong focus on budgeting & forecasting, capex reporting and 5 year plan. The role requires delivery of concise financial analysis and ongoing business partnering with key stakeholders across the organisation. There is also the opportunity to assist with reporting process improvements and standardisation. Key candidate requirements: - Strong management accounting experience - Significant financial analysis experience - Proven track record of engaging with senior stakeholders - Advanced Excel skills are essential (ideally to macro level) - Cognos TM1 experience would be highly beneficial - Excellent Communication skills - Team player who is motivated to add value - Able to hit the ground running in a complex work environment
Payroll Lead - Workday
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a business who has a strong presence across the UK. They are looking for a Workday Payroll Lead to join them on a 6 month FTC basis based in Dorking. ·Determine & agree with key stakeholders all activities to be conducted by payroll/time team post Workday go-live ·Work with key stakeholders (particularly Reward and Pensions) to design & develop the optimal organisation design for the payroll/time team with owners agreed for all payroll/time team activities post go live ·To embed the time function into the payroll team & ensure TTAs are fully inducted into the team/new role ·To transition the current payroll team to new ways of working ·Ensure all payroll/time team are fully aware of & engaged in the People Transformation programme, leading communication huddles/engagement activities as appropriate ·Lead development of all business facing payroll communication required pre & post go live to support transition to BAU This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Significant experience managing large payroll teams ·Expertise in developing payroll OD, ways of working, SOPs & processes ·Deep knowledge of payroll process best practice working ·Good understanding of variable pay & time tracking systems ·Strong stakeholder management experience ·Experience with Workday is also desired. 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. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you
Group Finance BPC Project Manager
A Group Finance BPC Project Manager is required for a global FMCG organisation based in Kent. The position will be part of a new team of two created to support the implementation and maintenance of the BPC system. The role will be the main BPC point of contact for the business and will be responsible for one Analyst. It will support the Group Finance function and will report to the Head of Group Reporting & Projects. During the initial project phase, the role will be focused on data validation, improvements to packages and data collection, user training and developing and embedding processes across the group. You will be expected to work autonomously around the development and upgrade of SAP BPC whilst also supporting the Head of Group Reporting and Projects on other ad hoc requirements. The ideal person will possess a strong group finance background with significant experience of SAP BPC or an equivalent consolidation tool. You will have worked in a project capacity and be adaptable to working on an ad hoc basis across group finance.
Interim Technical Accounting Manager
A fast paced and rapidly growing leisure organisation, based in East Croydon, is looking for a Technical Accounting Manager to join the team and assist with a number of projects, £400-£500 per day. The role will assist the Finance team with a number of high priority technical accounting projects including the implementation of IFRS 16. There will also be requirements to assist with the year end process and interim audit. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant - ideally ACA through practice - Significant IFRS experience - IFRS 16 experience would be highly advantageous - Strong technical/financial accounting experience - Proven track record in running and managing projects - Excellent communication skills - Able to hit the ground running in a fast paced & constantly changing work environment - Able to engage with senior stakeholders - Self starter, hands-on attitude
Interim Internal Audit and Controls Manager
Cedar are currently recruiting for a leading UK retail business who are looking to strengthen their internal controls across their £500m turnover UK and Ireland business. This is a very interesting project for an Internal Controls/ Audit specialist to help drive efficiency across the group through rolling out controls within finance. Key Responsibilities: Checking all elements of the month end checklist are ran correctly Liaising with internal and external auditors to gather observations and recommendations Challenging auditors on observations Business partner with internal stakeholders to help roll out new controls Getting finance staff on board with new processes Regular interaction with Finance across the region to train staff around new processes Installing Financial Control framework This is a technically focussed role that requires a specialist with internal controls/ group finance or internal audit. As well as possessing a strong technical skillset this individual will also require to possess very strong stakeholder management skills.
Finance Transformation Programme Manager
Finance Transformation Programme Manager required for a leading FTSE 250 organisation in Central London. Experienced Required: Strong track recording delivering Finance Transformation / Finance Change Projects and/or Programmes. Qualified Accountant Strong Financial Management & Accounting knowledge. Finance Technology & Implementation experience - ideally RPA & AI experience, or someone interested in learning this. SAP experience is strongly desirable. Successful track record in Project/Programme Management experience. Full Project Lifecycle experience. Successfully project managed reconciliation & management information related projects. Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills. Finance Transformation Programme Manager, Qualified Accountant, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Project Manager, Programme Manager, Finance Technology, RPA, AI, Implementation, Finance Change, Reconciliation, Management Information, SAP
City of London, London
A luxury retail business based in Central London are currently looking to recruit a Finance Assistant on a temporary to permanent basis. This role will support the transactional finance processes and some of the duties include: ·Daily review of the sales invoices raised ·Raising credit notes ·Preparing regular debtor reports ·Monitoring payments received and reconcile these to the banks ·Processing purchase invoices ·Assisting with monthly VAT status check for all sales and purchase bills This is a role that in time will offer progression. The companies current turnover is £20million but it's projected growth over the next 5 years should mean it will be increase to a £100 million + turnover company. This role makes for an exciting and challenging role for the right person.
Group Finance Manager - Global Projects
This market leading, internationally renowned PE backed Engineering business has experienced both acquisitive and organic growth over the past 3 years. Now backed by an ambitious PE firm and with exciting plans for growth in place, this dynamic organisation is about to embark on a significant and rapid expansion plan. Several years of consistent success have come through the development of exciting innovations within its field and this business prides itself at being at the forefront of technological advances across the sector. International expansion plans remain on track and the organisation continues to bid for and win high profile contracts. As a result of this continued success, the organisation has now created the new position of Group Finance Manager - Projects. In this business critical position, reporting to the Group Finance Director, you will; Take ownership for the execution and delivery of group wide projects, including M&A support, business restructuring, driving improvements through local and overseas business units, Identify areas for improvements, advise on governance & compliance issues, drive improvements in reporting across multiple entities Develop and communicate the Group Finance Policy Manual including a minimum standard of internal controls Ad-hoc FP&A and financial modelling activities as and when required Providing proactive advice to the business on risk management and controls to support the continuous improvement of the controls environment. As a credible and emotionally intelligent accountant, you will have first class communications skills and demonstrably high levels of intellectual horsepower. You will easily build cross-functional relationships, have proven business partnering experience and have experience of providing financial process and technical accounting advice. With previous exposure to a capex intensive environment, i.e. manufacturing, engineering or construction, you will ideally, but not essential still be within practice as an experienced Manager or Senior Manager. Alternatively, you have already made a move into industry and are seeking to join a progressive and acquisitive PE backed environment. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a key role in the continued success of this growing business.
Looking for an experienced Project Finance analyst to partner with senior leadership on an array of enterprise-wide transformation initiatives with a household name company. Principal accountabilities ·Responsible for delivery of accurate, timely and relevant information to set deadlines, tailored to the stakeholders ·Working with Group FP&A and SPO on reporting of Investment Ad-hoc analysis and presentation of vendor pricing to identify risks and opportunities to delivery team. ·Review and consolidation of Investment Project/Programme forecasts, led by business leads, around movements, risks, and variances to budgets. ·Implementation of Financial and Change Management Controls, ensuring transparency at all levels and adherence to procedures. ·Lead on Commitment Analysis - review and report on committed spend and run rate project costs. ·Responsible for accuracy of Month End Analysis (Accruals & Journals) including presentation and review with delivery and finance teams ·Lead on Benefits Monitoring and Tracking which effectively align with functional requirements ·Create and implement a working process to track resource cost and recoveries to ensure Group Change remain budget neutral, including monthly reconciliations and MI reporting ·Supporting the implementation of SNOW tool and related reporting requirements, ·Adhoc cost modelling and analysis ·Education of exec level non-finance people around finance processes and commercial understanding, reducing risk and exposure. ·Responsible for building Finance brand internally to being a key point of contact for strategic and financial issues. ·Responsible for ensuring compliance with any specific legislative, regulatory, or contractual requirements. Qualifications, experience and skills ·Project accounting and Financial management experience, ideally with experience in Technology Transition and Transformation Projects that engaged with: oCross-functional Stakeholders including multiple Supply Chain Management Partners oCross Project and Programme dependencies ·Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral with proven report writing skills. ·Experience with project methodology and use of finance tools and ERP systems ·Ability to converse in non-financial terminology with an analytical mind set ·Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively summarize and interpret data to senior non-finance business leaders ·Problem solving and decision making ·Ability to prioritize responsibilities under pressure and be self-motivating ·Continuous improvement mindset ·Good understanding of finance systems (SAP) and Computer literacy / numeracy with strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
Cedar are currently recruiting a Finance Officer near London Bridge on a temporary to permanent basis. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Preparing and posting of Petty Cash Journals ·Production of Daily and Monthly Bank Reconciliation's ·Postings of all Cash Book Payments ·Postings of all Manual Purchase Ledger Payments ·Dealing with various queries Key Skills: ·Attention to detail is key ·Deadline oriented ·Team players ·Strong communication skills ·A good understanding of Microsoft Office packages This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.
Senior Corporate Finance Manager
This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, with a global FTSE 100 business that has grown at a rapid pace over the past 20 years, expanding its impressive portfolio, attaining a reputable and envied position in the market. To support this continued growth, there is a new position within its Deals Team supporting a multi-billion £ portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, high-profile role includes: Perform regular portfolio reviews, assessing asset performance and projections Co-ordinate investment closings including structuring Financial, legal and tax due diligence for potential investments Support disposition process at both portfolio and asset level Regular liaison with external stakeholders including advisory firms and portfolio investments Budget creation and cash flow modelling Complete asset-level valuations As a qualified ACA with experience at a senior level in Transactional Services or similar, you will either still be within practice or have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. With high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas and communication skills you will be comfortable working with a global portfolio, interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders, sitting on board meetings and operating at both a tactical and strategic level. If you speak an additional European language this would be a huge bonus so please apply but is by no means essential for the role.
Group Finance Manager- Strategic Projects
Group Finance Manager - Projects PE backed Engineering business Central London c£80,000 + bonus & benefits This market leading, internationally renowned PE backed Engineering business has experienced both acquisitive and organic growth over the past 3 years. Now backed by an ambitious PE firm and with exciting plans for growth in place, this dynamic organisation is about to embark on a significant and rapid expansion plan. Several years of consistent success have come through the development of exciting innovations within its field and this business prides itself at being at the forefront of technological advances across the sector. International expansion plans remain on track and the organisation continues to bid for and win high profile contracts. As a result of this continued success, the organisation has now created the new position of Group Finance Manager - Projects. In this business critical position, reporting to the Group Finance Director, you will; Take ownership for the execution and delivery of group wide projects, including M&A support, business restructuring, driving improvements through local and overseas business units, Identify areas for improvements, advise on governance & compliance issues, drive improvements in reporting across multiple entities Develop and communicate the Group Finance Policy Manual including a minimum standard of internal controls Ad-hoc FP&A and financial modelling activities as and when required Providing proactive advice to the business on risk management and controls to support the continuous improvement of the controls environment. As a credible and emotionally intelligent accountant, you will have first class communications skills and demonstrably high levels of intellectual horsepower. You will easily build cross-functional relationships, have proven business partnering experience and have experience of providing financial process and technical accounting advice. With previous exposure to a capex intensive environment, i.e. manufacturing, engineering or construction, you will ideally, but not essential still be within practice as an experienced Manager or Senior Manager. Alternatively, you have already made a move into industry and are seeking to join a progressive and acquisitive PE backed environment. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a key role in the continued success of this growing business.
Opportunity for an experienced Agile Coach - to work with one of the UK's leading poverty charities - with a keen interest in the Not-For-Profit/Charity sector to engage in the digital innovation of products across the organisation. You will also work with cross-disciplinary teams within the organisation who need support to establish a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement and learning through experimentation. Key responsibilities: . Champion best practice standards, processes and culture . Embed agile ways of working across teams . Maintain motivated teams, ensure collaboration, communication and effectiveness . Champion agile delivery methodology across the organisation . Monitor delivery of development Essential Education and Competencies: · Experience of championing agile delivery practice in a complex and challenging business environment · Deep understanding of the principles of agile and the processes behind effective digital product delivery . Interest in charitable work and passion for increasing charitable commitment . Experience coaching experienced and inexperienced agile teams
PMO Administrator £140-£160 a day Contract Central London. The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a PMO Administrator to join a global Media company based in Central London. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team and work on the administrations for the business. The Role: Work on project administration for project managers & programmes managers for Transformation programmes. Finance Reconciliation work Work on Project Plans, project tracking, and running raid logs & CR process Strong administrative skills, confident with IT with experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project. Highly motivated and personable Working with key stakeholders within the business. Demonstrating your ability to negotiate and present information to stakeholders. The Requirements: Must have had prior experience to administration work. Previous experience with finance reconciliation. Strong with finance and IT. Have worked with Raid logs before.
A PMO Administrator required for a high-profile IT Transformation programme within a leading FTSE 250 organisation in London. Responsibilities Provide project administration to project managers & programmes managers for a large scale IT Transformation programme. Finance Reconicilation work Project Plans, project tracking, and running raid logs & CR process Planning, scheduling, risk management and change control Excellent communication and negotiating skills, including the ability to present information to senior stakeholders Excellent administrative skills, IT literate with experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project Strong attention to detail Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills.
R2R Process Analyst
R2R Process Analyst £400 - £450 a day Contract 6 Months London The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a R2R Process Analyst to work for a FTSE 250 organisation on a large finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Producing R2R Process Maps, Business Process Mapping, and Process Documentation for over 2000 processes. Experience of Treasury, Cash Management and Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting process in SAP. Experience in supporting the creation of Policies and Standards. SAP ERP implementation experience is desirable Finance / Accounting background is desirable Strong communication & stakeholder management skills. R2R Business Analyst, Finance Process Analyst, Finance Process Owner, Finance Process, R2R, Accountant, Accounting, Process Maps, Process Documentation, SAP, ERP, ERP Implementation, Process Modelling, Lean Six Sigma
R2R Business Process Analyst
R2R Process Analyst £350-£450 Contract 6 Months Central London Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for an R2R Process Owner to work for a global business services organisation. They are looking for an individual to come on board and work on the R2R process mapping and documenting. You will be also working with SAP implementation and Solman. This is a fast-paced role in a hands-on environment. They are looking for someone from an accountancy background that has worked on processes and systems. The Role: ·Working on the R2R process improvements. ·Working on treasury, cash management, budget and forecasting around SAP. ·Working on documenting and process mapping R2R. ·Working on SAP implementations and Solman. ·Ensure Process Design and Delivery of major transformation programs. The Requirements: ·Qualified or Part Qualified ·Experience with R2R, process mapping, documenting processes, SAP and Solman. ·Has come from an accountancy background. ·Has worked on ERP systems such as SAP. ·Must be available within 2 weeks. Have used BPC and in house cash models before on SAP.
Senior IT PMO
Senior PMO IT Transformation £500-£600 Central London Contract The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for an IT Senior PMO to join a large media company based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to join the team and demonstrate their skills at dealing with senior stakeholders and supporting the project team. The Role: ·Support the project team with budget, time management and administrations needed for projects. ·Work with senior stakeholders within the business. ·Help plan and work on the change and transformation projects with senior stake holders. The Requirements: ·Experience as a PMO. ·Used PMO tools before ·IT PMO transformation experience ·Available within two weeks' notice.
Project Support Officer
A PMO Administrator required for a high-profile IT Transformation programme within a leading FTSE 250 organisation in London. Responsibilities Provide project administration to project managers & programmes managers for a large scale IT Transformation programme. Assist Project & Programme Managers on project progress, actions, risk management and reporting Project Plans, project tracking, raid logs Planning, scheduling, risk management and change control Excellent communication and negotiating skills, including the ability to present information to senior stakeholders Excellent administrative skills, IT literate with experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project Strong attention to detail Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills.
Project Finance Analyst
Looking for an experienced Project Finance analyst to partner with senior leadership on an array of enterprise-wide transformation initiatives with a household name company. Principal accountabilities · Responsible for delivery of accurate, timely and relevant information to set deadlines, tailored to the stakeholders · Working with Group FP&A and SPO on reporting of Investment Ad-hoc analysis and presentation of vendor pricing to identify risks and opportunities to delivery team. · Review and consolidation of Investment Project/Programme forecasts, led by business leads, around movements, risks, and variances to budgets. · Implementation of Financial and Change Management Controls, ensuring transparency at all levels and adherence to procedures. · Lead on Commitment Analysis - review and report on committed spend and run rate project costs. · Responsible for accuracy of Month End Analysis (Accruals & Journals) including presentation and review with delivery and finance teams · Lead on Benefits Monitoring and Tracking which effectively align with functional requirements · Create and implement a working process to track resource cost and recoveries to ensure Group Change remain budget neutral, including monthly reconciliations and MI reporting · Supporting the implementation of SNOW tool and related reporting requirements, · Adhoc cost modelling and analysis · Education of exec level non-finance people around finance processes and commercial understanding, reducing risk and exposure. ·Responsible for building Finance brand internally to being a key point of contact for strategic and financial issues. ·Responsible for ensuring compliance with any specific legislative, regulatory, or contractual requirements. Qualifications, experience and skills · Project accounting and Financial management experience, ideally with experience in Technology Transition and Transformation Projects that engaged with: . Cross-functional Stakeholders including multiple Supply Chain Management Partners . Cross Project and Programme dependencies · Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral with proven report writing skills. · Experience with project methodology and use of finance tools and ERP systems · Ability to converse in non-financial terminology with an analytical mind set · Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively summarize and interpret data to senior non-finance business leaders · Problem solving and decision making · Ability to prioritize responsibilities under pressure and be self-motivating · Continuous improvement mindset · Good understanding of finance systems (SAP) and Computer literacy / numeracy with strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
Group Financial Accountant
A FTSE listed business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Financial Accountant (ACA) to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry leading leisure business with over 200 sites across the UK. This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong ACA (0-2 years PQE) who is keen to take the next step in their career from practice in to industry. Responsibilities include: ·Ownership for the preparation of consolidated financial statements ensuring compliance with IFRS ·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: ·Recently qualified ACA (0-2 years PQE)
FTSE 100 - UK Finance Manager
A FTSE 100 market leading brand in Berkshire is seeking to appoint a UK Finance Manager as a 12 month succession plan for the UK Financial Controller. The Finance Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to secure the Financial Controller position upon completion of the initial 12 month period. 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
City of London, London
Cedar are currently recruiting a Billing Specialist on an ongoing temporary basis for a management consultancy based in the City. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Review client project setup is accurate and reflects the billing information recorded in the letter of engagement - Billing address, rates, discounts, VAT implications ·Responsible for raising draft invoices and liaising with the business to improve accuracy to reduce manual amendments during the billing phase. ·Finalisation of client invoices once approved by client facing team members ·Perform write offs, rate changes, narrative amendments, credit notes where applicable ·Ensure the billing/invoicing month end close process is completed timely and accurately ·Document billing/invoicing internal controls and procedures where necessary ·Enforce and comply with the documented internal controls assigned to billing/invoicing processes ·Serve as a billing/invoicing contact for both internal and external auditors Key Skill: ·Previous experience in a professional services billing environment ·Client service mindset and attitude ·Attention to detail and ability to prioritise ·Energetic and self-driven ·Strong oral, verbal and written communication skills ·Strong Microsoft Excel skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.
Interim Senior Financial Accountant
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
A FTSE 250 technology organisation is recruiting an interim Senior Financial Accountant based in North-West London. The role is reporting into the Group Financial Controller and takes ownership of the following responsibilities: ·The role is primarily taking ownership on the preparation of the statutory accounts for 12 countries across Europe. ·Supporting a large scale integration project The suitable candidate will possess a 'hands on' statutory accounting background and have proven experience of preparing accounts under IFRS. You will have strong communication skills and have the ability to work across group finance and directly with the business units.