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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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Senior Management Accountant (FTSE 100)

Berkshire, England

Senior Management Accountant (FTSE 100) A global FTSE 100 Consumer Power Brand has a fantastic opportunity to join their global HQ finance team as a Senior Management Accountant. As a leader in the sector with some of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market, and a top 3 advertiser in the UK, the business continues to dominate the industry creating sustained growth with fantastic career opportunities for long-term career progression. You will join one of the most innovative business in the sector with 30% of sales coming from new products, working in a business with tangible products that you see (and likely use) in stores across the UK every day. This role is ideal for a qualified ACA with PQE looking to move into industry, working for a fast-moving FTSE 20 Company The Senior Management Accountant role is a key position within the finance function at the Corporate Headquarters and is responsible for several core finance and holding companies. Main Responsibilities: Building an understanding of the objective and strategy of each entity is essential as well as the analysis of monthly transactions and variances. In addition, the preparation of high-quality Statutory Accounts under IFRS. This includes: Ensure high quality Management Accounts are produced for several entities Prepare monthly analytical reviews for key finance and holdings companies Liaise with finance departments globally to ensure intercompany balances are aligned Support the Senior Finance Manager on Capital transactions, including distributable reserves analysis, impairment reviews and internal valuations Work with Group Tax and Treasury to understand, plan and process capital transactions Review foreign exchange movements and update hedging documentation as required Support the production of the Statutory Accounts for various HQ companies and present the accounts to senior management in a clear and concise manner Desirable Skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) IFRS knowledge from working in a top 10 practice Comfortable in a large multinational business environment The ability to work autonomously and continuously take on more responsibility in a company offering fast tracked career progression

Accounts Assistant

East London, London

My client based in East London is looking for an Accounts Assistant to join them on a permanent basis. This role would suit someone who has a couple of years experience within transactional accounting but who is looking to get more involved with the analytical elements of finance. Typically, duties will consist of the following: Processing bank statement and month-end reconciliations Maintenance of aged debtors report Review and manage aged debtors Maintain DD list and coding Banking Sales ledger maintenance Produce report/analysis of aged debtor balances. You will have good time management skills and work well within a team. It is also essential that you have used Sage 200 previously. This is a full time role Monday - Friday 9.00am to 17.30pm. The client will also offer a study package for the right candidate.

Finance Business Partner (Growth stage tech)

London, England

Finance Business Partner (Growth stage tech) This is a unique opportunity to be part of a disruptive and rapidly transforming growth stage technology company during a time of significant investment. This young and highly dynamic business is changing the way the world communicates, creating new and advanced technology for the IoT and new 5G markets. Based at their HQ in London, this newly created, strategic commercial Finance Manager role, sits outside of the finance team and reports into the CFO. You will deliver decisive insights, supporting crucial strategic decisions, and supporting new product launches and commercial bids. This is an exciting time to join as they drive disruption across the global mobility market, recently signing contracts for new technology products with several global players including Apple. You will have real opportunities for career progression into a senior management role, gain knowledge of growing an international Technology business, and truly add value at a strategic level. Key responsibilities: Working under the CFO you will own the business intelligence & analytics covering all commercial functions of the business Work closely with the leadership team to build new strategic plans and understand the market identifying commercial opportunities Financial modelling of investments, new business cases and building new revenue models Support for corporate finance and due diligence projects as well as fund raising Support the budgeting, forecasting, 5 year plan Support the business expansion with continuous improvements to management information, communicating best practice KPIs to the business, and presenting to senior management Experience required: You will need to be a qualified accountant with PQE; Have a numerical background and be comfortable working with large data sets; Be a strong communicator with the confidence and gravitas to influence, challenge and present to senior stakeholders; Have excellent Excel skills, including reporting and financial modelling; An adaptable personality to work in a high growth and ever evolving Tech Start up environment.

Marketing Commercial Finance Manager (FTSE 100)

Berkshire, England

Marketing Commercial Finance Manager (FTSE 100) A global FTSE 100 Consumer Power Brand based in Berkshire has a fantastic opportunity in their UK Marketing function for a Commercial Finance Manager to act as it's primary finance business partner. As a leader in the sector with some of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market, and a top 3 advertiser in the UK, the business continues to dominate the industry creating sustained growth with fantastic career opportunities for long-term career progression. You will get to influence the commercial decisions made surrounding some of the no. 1 and no. 2 household name brands in dozens of markets, driving revenue growth and profitability. You will work with products that you see (and likely use) in supermarkets and stores across the UK every day, and support the most innovative business in the sector with 30% of sales coming from new products. Main Responsibilities: Own all commercial finance partnering with Marketing Directors and Brand Influencers Appraise all new consumer product launches and assess commercial viability and 'take to market' strategy Perform comprehensive performance reviews on all Marketing Channels and Brand performance Develop robust pricing strategies to ensure the business drives profitability in key markets Model the customer volume and value metrics to deliver future business plans Partner the CFO and Divisional Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Desirable Skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience in a consumer business The ability to work autonomously and continuously take on more responsibility in a company offering fast tracked career progression Comfortable in a large multinational business environment

Senior Credit Controller

City of London, London

A Global Fashion organisation based in the City of London are looking to recruit a Senior Credit Controller on a 6 month Fixed term contract. This role has become available due to the continued growth of the business and includes the following duties. ·Effective collection of all debts and customer payments ·Chase overdue invoices buy phone and email ·Negotiating payment plans ·Processing and reconciliations of invoices ·Responding to client enquiries The ideal candidate: ·Fashion/FMCG background ·Dymanics Navision experience ·Fluent Italian speaker - Desirable ·Immediately available - Essential

Financial Controller

Farnham, Surrey

Financial Controller PE backed Consumer facing business Farnham, Surrey C£90,000 + excellent benefits This dynamic, innovative and acquisitive group has gone from strength to strength, expanding its already successful portfolio of services and moving into new markets, both locally and overseas. With new Private Equity backing, the business is poised to continue its rapid growth plans. In this newly created, finance improvement focused role you will: Manage a team of c25 people across Accounting and Reporting Drive efficiencies including the use of robotic process automation Own all cyclical reporting activities, executing improvements across the remit, delivering a best practice environment Engage with and influence business stakeholders Identify and execute improvements to cash flow forecasting Manage the relationship with external audit advisors and HMRC To deliver in this high profile role, you will be a chartered accountant with a high level of intellectual horsepower and demonstrable emotional intelligence. Having managed a sizeable team where you displayed first class coaching and mentoring skills, you will also have a transparent track record of delivering tangible change across the accounting function. This is a role which requires challenge, push back and a pro-active approach to driving improvements across finance.

Accounts Receivable Assistant

Croydon, Surrey

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a well established business based in Croydon. They are looking for an Accounts Receivable clerk to join their business on a an initial 4 weeks rolling period. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Issue customer invoices for goods and services rendered ·Establish customer payment terms to the company standard as well as understand the circumstances that these terms are offered ·Work with the business to ensure invoices raised are accurate ·Work with customers to ensure that payment will be received in a timely manner ·Help to maintain the customer contracts to ensure that billing is accurate and timely ·Set up and maintain customer records ·Undertake credit control directly and via key business partners in the company ·Provide support to management accounts ·Assist with month-end and year-end as required Ensure communications with colleagues and customers are provided to a high and professional standard 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: ·Intermediate Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Ability to work in a fast paced environment ·Excellent stakeholder management If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Finance Manager - Media

London, England

A dynamic Finance Manager is sought by a global Media business who have experienced a sustained period of growth. Reporting into the impressive Global Finance Director; you will play a key role within the International Finance team - taking ownership of the monthly management reporting packs and understanding performance against budget, client profitability and the implementation and improvement of new processes. Based in their impressive offices in the City - this is a brilliant opportunity to join a leading, international business with a sociable team who actively promotes flexible working and genuine opportunities to progress quickly. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of monthly management accounts ·P&L and balance sheet reconciliations ·Performance against budget - providing commentary ·Budgeting & forecasting ·Client profitability reports, work in progress ·Monthly journals - accruals, prepayments, depreciation ·Maintenance of fixed asset register Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Technically strong, with the ability to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in! Package: ·Base salary to £65k ·10-15% bonus ·Extensive benefits package and excellent working environment

Internal Controls Manager

London, England

INTERNAL CONTROLS MANAGER My client, a FTSE 100 Telecommunications business in London, is seeking a talented Internal Controls Manager to join their Compliance and Risk Assurance team, spearheading improvements and growth across the function. You will have a brilliant opportunity to progress your career in a truly meritocratic environment, with genuine scope to progress and explore other areas of finance within 12 months, making this a perfect opportunity if you want to develop yourself and the team around you. Responsibilities: ·Managing key relationships with stakeholders and customers, acting as the key contact for special requests for audits and controls advice ·Implementing and reporting on a risk-based compliance testing and monitoring programme ·Assist with SOX reporting and assurance testing programme activities for the division ·Provide support to the business in understanding the accounting implications of complex contractual positions and taking ownership of the compliance training programme ·Act as a key contact for internal and external auditors ·Proven ability to translate risks into business issues. ·Managing critical stakeholder relationships ·Manage a team of 3 Requirements: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent ·Risk, controls and assurance experience

Group FP&A Manager

London, England

A global Media superbrand is seeking to appoint a Group FP&A Manager to own all the international FP&A deliverables. Based in West London, Group FP&A Manager will business partner department heads, challenging those stakeholders on key performance areas. Key responsibilities: ·Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. ·Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. ·Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets ·Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. ·Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders ·Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations ·Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Skills you will need: ·Finance Qualification (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) ·Min 1 year PQE in an FP&A role ·Proven influencing skills with senior non-finance stakeholders

Senior Commercial FP&A Manager - Media

West London, London

A global Media superbrand is seeking to appoint a Senior Commercial FP&A Manager to drive revenue growth across a broad spectrum of international production channels. Based in West London, the Senior Commercial FP&A Manager will business partner non-finance department heads, identifying key revenue drivers and market mapping commercial investment opportunities. Key responsibilities: ·Business partner senior stakeholders across the Production and Media business units ·Develop sales dashboards and KPI's to ensure appropriate metrics are used for organic growth ·Review investment opportunities and develop business cases to assess commercial viability of new production channels ·Establish business intelligence tools to market map customer and competitor behaviour ·Manage a team of 3 commercial finance professionals Skills you will need: ·Finance Qualification (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) ·Min 3 years PQE in business partnering within the Media sector ·Proven influencing skills with senior non-finance stakeholders

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

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A Finance Business Partner is wanted by a >£400m division of a particularly high-growth P/E backed insurance company. Established around 25 years ago, both the division and group have grown quickly (both organically and by acquisition) to form a market leading business with a truly global presence. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion; this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The newly created role of Finance Business Partner will support the forthcoming merger of two brands and will help to continually improve financial performance and decision-making. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, duties include: ·Provide high quality and timely advice, information, analysis, reporting and interpretation to support effective decision making and performance management. ·Understand the drivers of business performance, identifying trends, areas of opportunity or remedial action and influence the implementation of initiatives to address these. ·Lead business units in the setting of annual budgets and mid-year forecasts. ·Production of finance packs with commentary. ·Support the improvement of management reporting and analysis. ·Ad hoc projects (e.g. prepare financial models for company acquisitions and team lifts.) The ideal candidate for the role of Finance Business Partner will be a qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) who has already gained some analytical and / or business partnering experience in an international business; insurance experience would also be a bonus. Strong Excel and stakeholder management skills are a pre-requisite whilst attention to detail, the ability to constantly innovate and a self-starting attitude are also all expected. Significant opportunities exist for candidates to progress.

Management Accountant

London, England

A Management Accountant is sought by a market-leading Fintech trading business who have outperformed the market in recent years. They are a multi-award winning business who boast in excess of 600 clients across almost 100 countries; they are backed by a larger parent and are poised to continue their expansion in the coming years as they seek to be number one in their industry. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Management Accountant will be primarily responsible for the management accounting for the FCA regulated company and its respective branches. Specific duties include: ·Daily Revenue and client management / KPI reporting. ·Maintenance and control of the general ledger (and subsidiary ledgers) including intercompany reconciliations. ·Month-end reporting including understanding variances and providing commentary. ·Preparation of monthly management accounts and financial reports. ·Assist and submit VAT returns and corporation tax computations. ·Contribute to various projects, such as automation and improvement of current processes and reports. The ideal candidate for the position of Management Accountant will be a qualified accountant who has gained experience in a commodities or trading business (either via audit or a commercial role) and who wishes to move into a more progressive organisation. Candidates will have strong all-round accounting experience, excellent communication skills and will enjoy working at pace in an agile environment. Progression is envisaged for strong candidates. NOTE: The role will be offered at a salary commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.

Assistant Management Accountant

Chiswick, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Assistant Management Accountant for a growing technology company based in Chiswick. The company is predominantly known for providing the healthcare industry with the hardware and software for internal systems, however, they have a presence across numerous markets in the UK. The ideal candidate will be someone with a background in transactional finance who is looking for a step up into a more varied role, and who can work collaboratively with senior members of finance, as it will be working closely with the Management Accountant and CFO. Some of the duties for the role are: Production of the monthly finance report and commentaries Prepare partner real estate statements and present to CFO Production of month end reporting across both UK & Australia entities, ensuring accuracy of all data for VAT and management reporting purposes and balance sheet reconciliations. Ownership of the group rolling forecast Maintaining an efficient credit control process, forwarding credit/refund requests to CFO Participating in ad hoc projects where required Assisting with annual budgeting across all entities. Managing the UK Audit requirements (UKGAAP/FRS) Year End process and assisting with Australian entity and employees P11D returns. Ensure the efficient and effective processing of all transactions for accurate reconciliation Answering and directing company calls, helping with customer queries and providing customer service specific to accounts queries. Work together with the CFO, continually looking to identify areas for improvement Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Previous experience as an Accounts Assistant/Assistant Accountant role 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.

Accounts Accounts

Chiswick, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant for a growing technology company based in Chiswick. The company is predominantly known for providing the healthcare industry with the hardware and software for internal systems, however, they have a presence across numerous markets in the UK. The ideal candidate will be someone with a background in transactional finance who is looking for a step up into a more varied role, and who can work collaboratively with senior members of finance, as it will be working closely with the Management Accountant and CFO. Some of the duties for the role are: Licencing: Prepare monthly license breakdown for invoicing, resolving any discrepancies and maintaining accuracy throughout Processing all sales invoices and purchase invoices and preparing the monthly payment run Production of month end reporting Maintaining an efficient credit control process, resolving issues, forwarding credit/refund requests to CFO for processing Participating in ad hoc projects where required providing sound financial analysis, assisting with accounting and control processes Reconciliation of petty cash Assisting with the Audit Year End process. Answering and directing company calls, helping with customer queries and providing customer service specific to accounts queries and maintaining the internal holiday and sickness records. Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Experience within transactional finance 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.

Accounts Assistant

Cardiff, Wales

Our client one of Europe's leading digital financial institutions is looking for an enthusiastic Accounts Assistant to support the Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable operations in Cardiff to help build the finance function In this role you will be: Processing multi-currency invoices for multiple subsidiaries, Preparing weekly payment runs, making sure invoices have been authorised and paid on time Reconciling supplier statements, ensuring that all due invoices have been recorded on the system and are ready to be paid Double-checking employee expenses and approving them for payment Raising invoices and reconciling Accounts Receivable ledger To suceed in this role you'll need: Ideally you have some relevant experience in Accounts Payable & Receivable functions You can adapt to new systems easily (ideally you will have had experience of Netsuite and G-suite) Great attention to detail You thrive in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

Group FP&A Manager (FTSE 100 Tech)

City of London, London

Group FP&A Manager - City of London A global FTSE 100 brand and success story within the Technology World, this business is hands down the leader in their field. A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. Following an internal promotion the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated Group FP&A Manager in their City of London HQ. Reporting directly to the Group CFO, Board and Executive Committee, the group FP&A team is responsible for consolidating the budgeting and forecasting of the customer facing Business units. This high profile and visible FP&A role will advise the senior leadership team, on value delivery, and guiding the group on financial objectives. The position will also business partner to C-level with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. The meaty FP&A role has exposure to both internal and external stakeholders including supporting the analysis and presenting of information to the market and investors. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in one of the most successful companies in the UK, while being surrounded by a hugely impressive, high calibre, renowned finance team. You will have a real chance to add value supporting how the business is viewed to the rest of the external market which is essential in communicating the company's future direction and business plans. What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Manager role: Qualified accountant with PQE FP&A or Group Finance experience in a large, complex structure ideally FTSE PLCs Ability to communicate complex issues and analysis to both experts and non-experts Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders up to C-level

Commercial Finance Analyst - Immediate start

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

IT Procurement Manager/Category Manager

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for an IT Procurement & Contracts Manager to join their high profile organisation. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface for senior IT stakeholders and external suppliers, overseeing multiple key contracts/projects simultaneously and major ITO agreements. You will have a proven track record in IT procurement and commercial management, complex SRM and hardware/software contract drafting, ideally within Public Sector. This is a fast-paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. ·Previous experience of managing complex IT Contracts in the Public Sector ·Recent experience of running end to end OJEU tenders for all IT spend ·Supplier relationship management on ITO Commercial/Contracts ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience on Public Sector projects ·Managing multiple IT service/software/hardware agreements ·Experience of contractually managing IT suppliers ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Effective stakeholder management skills, ability to deal with difficult/senior stakeholders ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·Relationship management and SRM ·MCIPS qualified

FP&A Analyst - Immediate start

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. You will also need to be either immediately available or available on a short notice period as the role is to start in December. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

Accounts Payable Assistant

City of London, London

My client, a well renowned Retail business is looking to hire an Accounts Payable Assistant on a Temp Basis. Based in their offices in West London, this is a great role for a well seasoned AP. This role will be initially a 8 Week. Main Duties ·Support the Creation and maintenance of reports to assist management accounting team with the timely and efficient completion of month end process; ·Support the AP function. ·Processing invoices ·Weekly bank reconciliations ·Assisting with month-end close ·Posting accruals, prepayments and manual journals ·Preparation of management reports with commentary ·Prepare the month end reporting packs ·Forecasting ·Assist with month end group balance sheet reviews and commentary ·Assist management accounts process ·Gain an understanding of business processes and transactional flows in order to understand and assist with balance sheet reconciliations; Knowledge, Experience & Skills ·IT literate with strong understanding of excel essential ·Strong interpersonal skills to work with other finance team members ·Attention to detail - ability to work across systems and excel reports when needed ·'Can do' attitude with willingness to learn and develop ·MUST HAVE - Quickbooks or Salesforce strong proficiency. ·Understanding of fundamental management accounting process - prepayments, accruals etc.

Interim Finance Director

London, England

Interim Finance Director - 3-6 Months - £550-650p/d Cedar are currently recruiting for Finance Director reporting directly into the CEO for a growing Media organisation based in London. Responsibilities Support the CEO/COO around strategic board level decisions Delivery of the budgeted P&L and advice on the directions to optimum profitability and growth rates Assess and implement both short and long term strategic direction led initiatives, to see profitability is enhanced across the business Business Partnering with Senior individuals in the business outside of finance Build and oversee the finance team ensuring processes and controls are improved where necessary Manage and develop a good sizes transactional team Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the business and Board of Directors Skills Required: Fully qualified (ACCA, CIMA, ACA, CA) Proven experience in maintaining and optimising robust financial systems and processes Excellent IT skills (proficiency Excel user)

Interim Finance Director

London, England

A rapidly growing SME media organisation is looking for a Finance Director to join their Senior Leadership Team during a period of change, based in London, £500-£600 per day. This role will have full ownership of the finance function for the business including Accounts Payable, Accounts receivable, Management Accounts and FP&A. As well as ensuring that the finance deadlines are achieved in a timely manner, the role holder will be working closely with C-Suite on business strategy and commercial decision making. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to assess and improve the processes and controls within the finance function. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant - Previous experience in a similar FD role - Track record in team management - Demonstrable experience of improving processes and controls - Significant stakeholder engagement & management experience - Experience in Media or related sector - SME business background - Excellent communicator - Adaptable to change - Comfortable in a fast paced, busy working environment - Able to prioritise and hit tight deadlines Please note: Applicants must be available to interview and start a new assignment at short notice.

Global Finance Manager - Media

London, England

A dynamic Finance Manager is sought by a global Media business who have experienced a sustained period of growth. Reporting into the impressive Global Finance Director; you will play a key role within the International Finance team - taking ownership of the monthly management reporting packs and understanding performance against budget, client profitability and the implementation and improvement of new processes. Based in their impressive offices in the City - this is a brilliant opportunity to join a leading, international business with a sociable team who actively promotes flexible working and genuine opportunities to progress quickly. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of monthly management accounts ·P&L and balance sheet reconciliations ·Performance against budget - providing commentary ·Budgeting & forecasting ·Client profitability reports, work in progress ·Monthly journals - accruals, prepayments, depreciation ·Maintenance of fixed asset register Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Technically strong, with the ability to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in! Package: ·Base salary to £65k ·10-15% bonus ·Extensive benefits package and excellent working environment

Interim Commercial Accountant

London, England

A fast-paced and growing technology organisation is looking for a commercial Accountant to join the team during a period of change, based in London, £350-£400 per day. This role will be responsible for the month end management accounting process including the ·Production of Key Management reports such as the Flash Reports, Board Pack, Exec Pack, Exec Dashboards, Leadership Team P&L's with insightful and commercial commentary of the overall performance of the business ·Support the business leaders on Ad Hoc Analysis and commentary that would assist them in maintaining control of their costs and assisting them in running their business ·Provide data and ad-hoc analysis to the various teams to drive improvement and ensure targets are being achieved. ·Manage the preparation and consolidation of the forecast; working with the business stakeholders to build up the forecast 'bottoms up', challenging assumptions and ensuring the forecast is robust Key candidate requirements: ·Qualified Accountant ·Significant Management Accounting experience ·Strong FP&A experience ·Advanced Excel ·Comfortable working with large data sets ·Experience of working in a technology or SAAS organisation would be highly beneficial ·Track record of working in a fast-paced, busy working environment ·Adaptable to change ·Strong attention to detail Please note: Applicants must be available to interview at short notice and be available to start this role on 25th November.

Senior Procurement & Commercial Business Partner

London, England

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) ·Effective stakeholder management -Commercial acumen ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified

Shared Service Manager

City of London, London

My client is a retail company based in London, they are seeking to appoint a Shared Service Manager into the business on a temporary basis until February. You will be responsible for the transactional Finance processing functions (Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable ) to ensure that these functions operate efficiently and is constantly improving to the best of its ability. Responsibilities ·Managing the Accounts Payable team of 4 and the end-to end Accounts Payable process to ensure that Vendors are paid according to payment terms and that the business is fully supported. ·Managing the Accounts Receivable team of 4 and the end-to end process to ensure that all credit card and cash receipts are correctly allocated, and that discrepancies are investigated and resolved in a timely manner. ·Manage queries and escalations related to the above processes. Assist with operational tasks as required. ·Team Management which will include: the recruitment of staff, managing performance and conducting employee assessments, mentoring, motivating and developing staff. ·Process management will be key is this position. Documenting and reviewing the processes on an ongoing basis, identifying improvement areas, and implementing improvements. ·Reviewing and preparing reports and KPI's on a regular basis to measure the health of the processes, and identifying any problem areas and resolving them. ·Working with third parties and Business Managers to improve the process. ·Ensure that all SOX, Internal audit controls and local compliance requirements for the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes are followed, documented and reported as required. Essentials ·Extensive people management experience is essential. ·Shared Service environment experience is essential. ·Experience in KPI reporting is essential. ·Proven track record of process improvement initiatives. ·Must be organized, analytical, pro-active and good with people. ·Experience with JD Edwards would be desirable. ·Strong attention to detail. ·Excellent communication skills.

FP&A Analyst

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

FP&A Analyst

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

FP&A Analyst

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

Group Tax Manager - FTSE 100

Berkshire, England

A FTSE 100 market leading brand in Berkshire is seeking to appoint a Group Tax Manager. The Group Tax Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to improve tax strategy and processes at a global level. Responsibilities include: ·Develop the Group's global tax strategy and implement robust processes relating to all tax accounting transactions. ·Provide technical support to the Group Tax Director on HMRC queries ·Research and provide tax advice on the implications of key transactions and expansion decisions of the Group. ·Preparation of year-end group tax consolidation and disclosures for the group. ·Responsibility for readiness preparations for the Senior Accounting Officer regime and then ongoing compliance and certification. ·Maintain Group structure chart and assist with budgeting tax fees. ·Review of statutory accounts disclosures, including reconciliation of the current and deferred tax accounts into consolidation tool. Desired Experience: ·Professionally qualified in tax or accountancy (ACA and/or CTA). ·Commercially aware and able to build relationships with stakeholders across the business.

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

This rapidly growing, acquisitive and extremely high profile business operating across the consumer sector are looking for an Interim Financial Controller to run finance across their European businesses. Operating across 2 major international divisions and leading a team, you will own the financial control environment, identify and execute transformational activities across financial reporting processes, systems, governance, team development, compliance, accounting policy and controls. As a technically proficient and charismatic leader, you will have a demonstrable track record of executing change, have operated within a fast paced and international matrix environment. Familiarity with consumer businesses within Europe would be a distinct advantage however is not an essential requirement. This is an extremely high profile role that offers the opportunity to own the accounting change agenda within an instantly recognisable organisation.

Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar are looking for an Interim Accountant for a luxury retail brand based in central london for an initial 4 month period. Responsibilities: ·Assist with statutory accounts ·Perform weekly and monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including bank reconciliation ·Preparation of compliance related activities including VAT and Statistics ·Perform month end close activities per month end close timetable and model journal entry list ·Prepare and post journals ·Provide information required for payroll and benefits when required ·Support with any ad hoc accounting and compliance tasks including payroll and benefits when required Key requirement: ·Fully or part-qualified accountants. ·Experience in audit and preparation of statutory accounts ·Experience in manual reconciliations

Interim Data Analytics Manager (Controls & Assurance)

London, England

A FTSE 100 sector specialist is looking for a Data Analytics Manager to join their business during a period of change, based in London, £350-£400 per day. Key role responsibilities will include but are not limited to: ·Maintaining and improving the risk framework and providing management oversight, support and challenge to the business ·Supporting the maintenance of the financial control framework, and the setting of related policies, standards and guidelines, and dispensations ·Designing and supporting the business in advanced data analytic procedures for controls and assurance purposes ·Directly influence senior management thinking (typically CFO level) and be an agent of change ·Educate, support and challenge leaders/stakeholders across the finance team to deliver specialist advice and practical financial solutions on the control framework Key candidate requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Experience in data analytics assurance ·Recent external or internal audit experience ·Significant stakeholder engagement experience ·Advanced knowledge of building dashboards using either Power BI, Qlik Sense or Tableau. ·Intermediate knowledge of data analytics concepts (ETL - Extract Transform and Load) which can be demonstrated through past experiences. ·Knowledge of self-service data analytics tool such as Alteryx. ·Excellent communications skills ·Able to work autonomously or as part of a team ·Adaptable to change ·Able to work in a fast paced and busy working environment

Senior Tax Analyst (Tech startup)

London, England

Senior Tax Analyst (Growth stage Tech) This is a unique opportunity to be part of a disruptive and rapidly transforming growth stage technology company during a time of significant investment. This young and highly dynamic business is changing the way the world communicates, creating new and advanced technology for the IoT and 5G. Based at their HQ in London, this newly created Senior Tax Analyst role, sits in the Group Finance team reporting into the FC. The Senior Tax Analyst will assist the FC in monitoring direct and indirect tax compliance of the group entities, introducing best in class methodology and advising on tax implications of specific projects. This is an exciting time to join as they drive disruption across the global mobility market, recently signing contracts for new technology products with several global players including Apple. You will have real opportunities for career progression, gain knowledge of a growing international Tech business, and have real autonomy with support from a brilliant team. Key responsibilities: Participate in tax planning activities to ensure the business has the optimal structure and transfer charging arrangements as the company grows and enters new international markets Ensure full compliance of all tax filing and disclosures. Advise on international direct and indirect tax issues across the business's existing portfolio Assessing risks in the business's tax compliance. Coordinate query responses to tax authorities, clients and other third parties. Reviewing subsidiary tax submissions and working closely with back office to improve tax computation processes. Requirements: ACA/ACCA/CTA qualified Experience in Tax from industry or practice Good knowledge of Transfer pricing, corporate Tax and VAT

Interim Procurement

London, England

Cedar are a specialist Finance, Transformation and Procurement recruitment agency, we work with various clients all over London from Tech to Public Sector, our roles include; Category Manager Procurement Specialist Senior Buyer Buyer Procurement Officer If you are actively looking for your next contract role please feel free to contact me at;

Procurement & Contracts Manager - Health

East Sussex, England

My client who is a leading name within the health sector are expanding/restructuring their procurement team and are looking for outgoing, high energy Procurement & Contracts Managers to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including FM, IT, equipment, fleet, uniforms and estates and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This will be a relatively small team but these are integral roles, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. You will manage and engage with stakeholders from each business unit, acting as a Public Sector procurement advisor to each one, guiding them on the end to end process through an OJEU tender for their specific area of spend. Key areas - ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, utilities, fleet) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Experience of working in the health sector ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified or working towards

Group FP&A Manager - FTSE 100 Tech

London, England

A FTSE 100 UK power brand is seeking to appoint a Group FP&A Manager to take ownership of budgeting and forecasting consolidations and business partner several Business Units, challenging key financial information - reporting directly into the impressive Group CFO. This is a unique opportunity to join a true market leader who offer genuine career progression; with clear fluidity and transparency throughout the finance function. Key responsibilities: Analyse budgets and forecasting of both group and individual units Ensure monthly and quarterly outlooks process remains current Prepare financial outlooks and insights - specifically for external investors Business partner Business Unit's to understand resolve issues Implement improvements into Group's approach to data collection Challenge budgeting and forecasting - providing insight as appropriate Analysis of unit inputs for monthly outlooks Key requirements: Qualified accountant Ideally practice trained with 1-2 years industry experience Package: £60-65k base salary 20% bonus Full private healthcare + extensive benefits package

Procurement Logistics Buyer (4 month FTC)

Harlow, Essex

The role: Support the execution of sourcing activity including the preparation and management of tender processes (RFIs/ RFPs), supplier appraisal and selection, negotiation and contract. Assess and negotiate new supplier T&Cs and onboarding new suppliers in terms of set-up. Work flexibly delivering commercial projects as required to maximize value for the organization. Ensuring all commercial activity completed in line with Procurement Policy Raising purchase orders, managing through to delivery Analysis of supply failures and corrective action Take responsibility for actions and analyzing issues whilst delivering the solution to all root causes - not quick fixes Identify risk within the supply chain and manage the appropriate plans to address these in line with recognized tools and standards The person: Experience of working in a commercial environment, with relevant exposure to Procurement principles and techniques Experience in a distribution/logistics procurement role highly desirable, including sourcing packaging materials Experience in working as part of a cross-functional team and influencing others in order to land business change First rate written and verbal communication skills Experience of managing suppliers and stakeholders Experience of commercial negotiation with suppliers Knowledge of contract law desirable