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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
  • 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,

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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Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

A highly strategic Commercial Finance Manager is required for an immediately recognisable multi-site consumer business with a strong brand name. Our client has a clear strategic vision with exciting and ambitious growth plans. Reporting directly to the Commercial Finance Director and with significant exposure to the senior leadership team, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation and driving value Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities Developing and implementing the strategic direction Providing clear leadership, development and on-going motivation of your team and more broadly across the finance function The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with proven business partnering experience and exceptionally strong commercial expertise. 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 be a proven manager who will thrive in a robust, change-oriented and fast-paced environment. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with and develop working relationships internally, externally and cross-functionally. In addition, you will have the proven ability to challenge and push back against the business and senior stakeholders, challenging current thinking and influencing in a positive and constructive manner. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidates.

Senior Finance Business Partner

London, England

Senior Finance Business Partner C£80,000 Central London Technology Sector A genuine success story within the world of entrepreneurial technology firms. This multi-award winning, international business provides well known, cutting edge products that are used by millions of people around the world and has seen record year-on-year revenue and profit growth over the past five years. To help facilitate this continued growth, the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated senior finance business partner. Reporting to the regional Finance Director and partnering the Strategy, Sales and Marketing teams the roles includes: Lead forecasting, planning and business analytics to drive short, medium and long term investment decisions Evaluate new business opportunities, sales channels, business propositions, applying sound financial insight to enable robust commercial decision making Financial modelling around business cases and what-if scenarios Constant interaction with senior management, influencing decision making and behaviours As a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience, specifically partnering senior, non-finance stakeholders, you will exude a confident and engaging communication style. Having worked within a data rich environment, you will have the skills to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic organisation that is well-known for providing an exceptional environment to succeed within.

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

A tech start-up organisation with high growth plans is looking for a Financial Controller, based in London, £350 - £400 per day. The successful candidate will assist in the creation of a finance function for the business. They will also be required to provide insightful information to the business and liaise with key senior stakeholders in order to help with the rapid growth plans of the organisation. Key candidate requirements are as follows: - Qualified accountant - Experience of setting up a finance function is imperative - Must have demonstrable experience of working in a stand alone finance - Must have experience of working in an SME/start up environment - Technology sector experience would be highly advantageous - Must have the ability to engage with senior stakeholders - Will be able to adapt to a fast paced environment and hit the ground running - Excellent communication skills - Self starter/hands on attitude required

Interim Finance Director

City of London, London

An internationally renowned Not for Profit business with offices in central London are currently seeking an Interim Finance Director. With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a 'number 1' finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions. Reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for: ·Managing a team of three direct reports ·Providing commercial support to the directors on contract negotiations ·To produce all the management accounts and provide relevant and accurate commentary in preparation to report to the board ·Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans ·Provide strategic analysis to the board to aid commercial decisions Key Requirements: ·ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification ·A 'hands on' senior finance background ·Significant experience of working within SME's ·Previous systems / reporting enhancement experience ·An ability to support the directors and owner of the business from a financial perspective

International Tax Manager

London, England

IDG (International Data Group) is the world's leading technology media, data and marketing services company. With a global remit spanning 147 countries, IDG's range of influential websites, events and publications provide data insights to changing marketing appetites and behaviours. Putting customer content at the heart of all engagements, IDG creates marketing impact content across digital, video, mobile and social platforms. IDC (International Data Corporation) is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDG and is Is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. With IDG's global dominance, the business has identified a newly created opportunity to appoint an International Tax Manager, based in the International HQ in Euston, London. Reporting to the VP International Finance, key responsibilities of the role include: ·Monitor all tax developments internationally and take ownership for communicating legislation and regulatory changes to regional entity operations ·Oversee the external compliance function (direct and indirect taxes), including ensuring that cross-border compliance and tax controls and processes are maintained ·Review tax reporting submissions from all countries; appropriately challenge existing processes ·Provision of tax advice (all taxes) to ensure that business projects are transacted tax efficiently ·Manage international indirect tax audits ·Prepare and execute all operational aspects of transfer pricing, including review of intercompany transactions and agreements ·Support the International Controllers with ad-hoc process improvement and the provision of robust financial controls Desirable skills: ·Qualified finance professional (CTA, ACA or ACCA) ·International Tax experience within a Big4 advisory firm or a large in-house company ·The ability to build relationships across all levels of the organisation, including with senior stakeholders

IT Procurement Manager (outside IR35)

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for IT Procurement Manager - to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface with senior stakeholders, overseeing multiple key contracts/projects simultaneously. You will have a proven track record in IT procurement and indirects within Public Sector. This is a very fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. Previous experience of managing multiple Public Sector tenders through OJEU IT and indirects Commercial/Contracts management Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT procurement projects Managing multiple tenders Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large indirect spend 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 Role is outside of IR35

Accountant

Slough, Berkshire

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a large FMCG business who are well-known across the UK. This organisation has created a household name, their products are instantly recognisable, and it continues an exciting growth journey. They are looking for an Accountant to join their business on a 6-month FTC basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Manage the full month end process ·Preparation of Tax contingencies provisions ·Production of the statutory accounts and annual audit ·Inter-company and AP reconciliations ·Treasury coding's for clearing payments - payroll, tax payments, suspense account. ·Quarterly VAT preparation This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Experience of running Month end on SAP ·Strong communication skills ·A confident self starter who can work independently with minimal supervision ·Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. 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

IT Programme Manager (SC Cleared)

London, England

My central governemnt client are looking for an SC cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) IT Programme Manager to work on a high profile cross government programme. Experience - Previous experience in managing and leading high profile Government programmes in a secure environment Background in leading multimillion pound IT Programmes in the public/private sector Shared Service Centre experience or BPO Relationship management across wider government partners Able to work in a fast paced and frequeltly changing environment Understanding of government process but with the ability to work in an agile solution based way Experience of managing and delivering high profile Public & Private Sector programmes Minimum SC clearance required This role is outside of of scope of IR35 Prince2, agile, MSP

Salesforce Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Salesforce Analyst Contract 6 months £300-£400 Cambridge Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Salesforce Analyst to join a business service company based in Cambridge. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on Salesforce and the Service Max software. They are also looking for an individual to work on Salesforce Field Services. The Role: ·Support Salesforce implementation, business analysis and systems configurations. ·Take on all the business process improvement projects and ensuring they are all delivered promptly and efficiently. ·Ensure a smooth operation of Salesforce is completed in a timely and efficient manor ensuring all third party products are supported for the sales and services teams. ·Working on process improvements and systems to support requirements and best practices for customer relationships and market service management. ·Support the Change & Control Board The Requirements: ·IT change background required ·(Essential) Salesforce experience ·IT support systems experience

Credit Controller - Temp to Perm

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a private health care organisation. They are looking for an Credit Controller to join their organisation on an temporary to permanent basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·To work on an aged debt report on a continuous basis. ·Posting receipts in an accurate and timely manner. ·Chasing Patient accounts with insurer's, by telephone, letter and email. ·Dealing with all patient/insurer's queries. ·General Accounts Administrative duties. This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Good customer service skills ·Hands on hard-working approach

Finance Business Partner

Oxford, Oxfordshire

A multinational Media business in Oxford is looking to take on a Finance Business Partner. The Finance Business Partner will report into a divisional FD of £130M business division and support non-finance stakeholders on strategic and commercial decisions. There will be occasional travel every few weeks to the U.S. for this role, and to succeed in this role you must have a strong commercial Finance background. Skills: Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) Budgeting and Forecasting skills Strong Excel and presentation skills Real experience of stakeholder management and strong communication skills; able to motivate and influence senior execs

Billing Specialist

Hayes, Middlesex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for technology company based in West London. They are looking for a Billing Specialist to join the billing team on a 12-month fixed term contract. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Ability to learn all aspects of the billing system ·Work with other departments to deal with new product offerings, pricing, and promotions, ensuring billing system is updated leading to accurate billing ·Managing your own time and workload to ensure the billing tasks at hand are maintained ·Following through the billing time frame as per the Processes and Procedures 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: ·Strong communication skills ·Some Finance experience, ideally Billings ·Good communication and interpersonal skills ·Ability to effectively multi-task 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

Supply Chain Manager - Projects

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

My Client, a 24/7 365 Transport & Logistics business are seeking to hire a Project Development Manager to support continued growth. Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you will be a Supply Chain Professional, strong on Operations, who is required to manage multiple projects from cradle to grave. The ideal candidate will: Have 4+ years experience from within the Logistics or Manufacturing Sector Be a rounded supply chain professional with experience spanning Operations, Logistics, Warehouse, Inventory & S&OP Have prior Project Management experience Ideally Prince 2 Qualified Be forward thinking able to thrive in a fast paced environment Be happy to challenge the status quo

Procurement and Contract Manager

London, England

My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to cover all aspects of indirect spend in the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, print & stationary, fundraising, merchandising, media, retail outlets, fleet and FM and will be well versed in managing multiple categories 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. This will be a relatively Greenfield role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. One of the key benefits of this role is the career development/progression as it provides full CIPS funding and study leave to support this. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (IT, print, stationary, retail, fleet/FM, marketing, utilities) Supplier management and contract negotiation Experience of working on project based procurements Effective stakeholder management Ability to communicate at all levels Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification

UK Tax Analyst

London, England

A well-known subsidiary of a US listed Freight and Logistics company is seeking to appoint a UK Tax Analyst in a newly-created role. The role will be responsible for UK tax compliance and reporting as well as providing ad hoc UK tax advice. The breadth of the role will also cover aspects such as lease accounting, fixed asset management and IFRS accounts preparation. This is an ideal position for an individual who is tax trained and has a desire to branch out to other finance disciplines. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare monthly UK tax reporting packs in accordance with US GAAP ·Manage UK tax returns preparation process ·Prepare UK tax note for IFRS accounts ·Assist with developing and delivering a Regional Tax Framework across the UK businesses, and take ownership for the associated process and control documentation ·Assist on UK tax regulations and compliance requirements ·Provide support for any ad hoc projects such as transfer pricing ·Assist Regional Finance Manager on projects such as implementation of new Accounting Standard on Leases Key desirables: ·Fully qualified tax professional ·Ability to build healthy working relationships with business stakeholders ·Solid analytical skills ·Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff across as well as key stakeholders

Project Development Manager

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

My Client, a 24/7 365 Transport & Logistics business are seeking to hire a Project Development Manager to support continued growth. Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you will be a Supply Chain Professional, strong on Operations, who is required to manage multiple projects from cradle to grave. The ideal candidate will: Have 4+ years experience from within the Logistics or Manufacturing Sector Be a rounded supply chain professional with experience spanning Operations, Logistics, Warehouse, Inventory & S&OP Have prior Project Management experience Ideally Prince 2 Qualified Be forward thinking able to thrive in a fast paced environment Be happy to challenge the status quo

Interim Head of Group F P & A

London, England

A FTSE 100 Services focused organisation are recruiting an Interim Group F P & A Manager for a 6 month period. A 'hands on' senior interim professional is required to develop a set of new Group wide FP & A processes. Reporting into the Director of Group F P & A, core responsibilities include: -Oversee the day to day running of all FP & A processes that are undertaken across group -Engaging with senior stakeholders to help support the creation of new Group-wide FP & A processes -Implementing sound financial rigour into all F P & A Processes -Ensuring the consolidation tools are fit for purpose -Ad hoc business improvement projects. The required candidate will be a qualified accountant, ideally 'Big 4' trained with an extensive background of Group FP & A experience. You will have worked in a complex environment, be confident at dealing with senior stakeholders along with possessing a 'hands on' project mindset.

F P & A Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology focused organisation are recruiting an Interim Group F P & A Manager for a 3-6 month period. The role has arisen through an internal promotion and it reports directly into the Head of Group F P & A. Core responsibilities include: -Review and challenge the Divisional Finance Directors with their monthly and year-end figures -Assist with the annual consolidation process -Prepare commentary and commercial analysis for board and external publication -Provide assistance with the strategic planning process -Ad hoc business improvement projects. The required candidate will be a qualified accountant, ideally 'Big 4' trained with a background of Group FP & A experience. You will have worked in a complex environment and be confident at dealing with senior stakeholders. Managers / Senior Managers making their first move with commercial experience from practice would also be considered.

Program/Operational Excellence Manager x3

London, England

Program Project Manager/Operational Excellence West London Fintech Perm £65k-£75k REF: 5611 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Program Project Manager/Operational Excellence manager to work for a global Fintech business. They are looking at bringing on new members of the team to join their new division. You will be supporting the leadership for business areas within the company. This is an exciting opportunity to progress and excel in a new environment and part of a brand new team. The Role: ·Developing, implementing and driving efficiency's into the program. ·Work on process improvements within the business to ensure effective business performances. ·Look at the Quarterly Business Review content and facilitate the creation. ·Overlook all programmes and projects in the business area and manage selective programmes. ·Support three key business areas within the company. Working on the operational and process excellence. The Requirements: ·Must have 7+ years' experience of Program Project Manager roles. ·Degree or equivalent. ·Hands on, committed and personable. ·Learn things quickly and working in a team. ·Understanding process improvements and operations. Experience with operational and process excellence.

Commercial Finance Analyst

Bedfordshire, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Food Manufacturing company based in Bedfordshire. Due to a restructure within their Finance team they are looking to hire a Commercial Finance Analyst on a permanent basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Preparation and analysis of weekly/period results and challenge anomalies ·Reconciliation of key measures between the ERP system and Business Information system ·Preparation and entering of journals ·Responsible for producing core data, reports, trending graphs and uploads to Commercial Finance ·Supporting the sales day to build robust and realistic budgets and forecasts, providing trending analysis ·Develop and maintain strong business partnering support to the International Sales Team ·P&L preparation 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: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) or AAT Qualified ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working within the Food Manufacturing/FMCG or Retail sector. ·Business Partnering experience This role will be based at their head office in Bedfordshire so this role will require someone who can drive.

Group Reporting Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A technically strong Group Reporting Manager is required for a leading international technology client based in Slough. This is a high-profile appointment designed to strengthen the group's reporting capability. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will take ownership of the group's financial reporting, driving improvements and ensuring maximum value add through strong financial support and rigour. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Delivering the group consolidation process for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to develop best in class processes across the UK and international territories Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting and control. Previous experience of running complex group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be essential. Up to date knowledge of IFRS accounting standards would be highly advantageous. Exposure to a systems implementation would also be beneficial. With a solid understanding of financial and accounting processes and a broad business awareness, you will be a confident and pro-active self-starter. You will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and externally, with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mindset.

Interim Group Financial Controller

Barbados, Barbados

An Interim Group Financial Controller is required for an AIM Listed International Hotel Group. The role is based at their head office in Barbados and the successful candidate would need to be based from this location. The Group Financial Controller will be a key member of the Group Finance team. Led by the CFO, this team is responsible for the Group's financial forecasting, planning and analysis, cashflow and treasury management, group reporting and technical accounting, taxation, audit, operational and commercial finance, M&A and corporate accounting for the head office functions. The Interim Group Controller's remit would be project focused. You will be a Qualified Accountant with a strong degree of project related exposure along with significant financial control experience. It is important you are confident at dealing with stakeholders across all levels, as well as being 'hands on' with your approach. The position requires someone who can be available at short notice to fly to Barbados to start the assignment. Flights along with expenses will be paid.

Salesforce Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Salesforce Analyst Contract 6 months £300-£400 Cambridge Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Salesforce Analyst to join a business service company based in Cambridge. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on Salesforce and the Service Max software. They are also looking for an individual to work on Salesforce Field Services. The Role: ·Support Salesforce implementation, business analysis and systems configurations. ·Take on all the business process improvement projects and ensuring they are all delivered promptly and efficiently. ·Ensure a smooth operation of Salesforce is completed in a timely and efficient manor ensuring all third party products are supported for the sales and services teams. ·Working on process improvements and systems to support requirements and best practices for customer relationships and market service management. ·Support the Change & Control Board The Requirements: ·IT change background required ·(Essential) Salesforce experience ·IT support systems experience

Head of Internal Audit

London, England

Head of Internal Audit PE backed Engineering business Central London c£80,000 + 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 Head of Internal Audit. In this business critical position where you will own the Audit agenda, reporting to the Group Finance Director, you will; Play a key role in linking the activities of risk management, audit, programme assurance and change management to create a robust governance framework. Own the execution of controls improvements across the business Build an effective, flexible resource model to provide appropriate depth and breadth of skills to deliver the Internal Controls & Compliance plan. Providing proactive advice to the business on risk management and controls to support the continuous improvement of the control environment. Own, develop and communicate the Group Finance Policy Manual including a minimum standard of internal controls Perform Internal Audit visits to Business Units to ensure compliance with Group Finance Policy Manual and identify gaps and areas for improvement Ensure the tracking and follow-up of management actions to address identified control gaps, including holding action owners accountable for delivery Work closely with Group Finance and Business Units to identify risks and mitigations, make appropriate recommendations, monitor, test and report progress of actions Work closely with legal, finance and relevant departments to monitor and report on key financial compliance issues As a credible and emotionally intelligent chartered 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. Key is previous exposure to a capex intensive product environment, ideally but not essential you will still be within practice auditing a range of clients. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a key role in the continued success of this growing business.

Cash Manager & Treasury Dealer

London, England

My client is a FTSE 100, market-leading Retail business who is seeking to appoint an ambitious and dynamic Cash Manager & Treasury Dealer. Key responsibilities: Daily management of cash, ensuring the Group has sufficient liquidity to meet obligations on a timely basis Management of all Group pooling arrangements, optimising the efficiency of freely available cash Management of foreign currency balances and execution of swaps to ensure efficient cash management Ensure sufficient controls are in place and payment authorisations adhere to the policy Run weekly cash and liquidity meetings, providing historic analysis of past performance and an assessment of forecast cash and liquidity Group and entity level cash flow forecasts and actuals reporting preparation for both GBP and foreign currency Periodic reconciliation of Group net debt and analysis for cashflow provided to Group Management of the HY and FY net debt forecasting process for the Group Assessment of the impact of any new banking regulation on Treasury activities (e.g. Money Market Reform and Ring-fencing) Develop and maintain good working relationships with external bank and liquidity fund stakeholders Key desirables: Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA or foreign equivalent) or ACT professional Ambition and drive to succeed Cash management and cash flow forecasting experience

Accounts Receivable

West London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for an Accounts Receivable vacancy for a globally renowned IT company based in West London. The company holds a stellar reputation within its industry, and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 12 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: Acts as the primary point of contact for customer billing and payment issues on assigned portfolios. Ensures the collections process is working efficiently by monitoring credit limits for customers and collecting all monies due in order to minimize the risk of bad debt. Manages the collection of customer accounts from an assigned portfolio. Initiates problem resolution by using various research and reconciliation techniques, including account reconciliations. Manages bad debt in a portfolio environment by working through issues with assigned customers. Handle and document internal and external communications, via phone, ticket or email as outlined in department processes. Expected to resolve own and team's accounts issues by using various research techniques, including account reconciliations. Forms and maintains collaborative relationships with other departments in order to address and solve issues or implement solutions. Key Skill: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes Familiar with accounting terminology, AR policies and contract terms and AR policies. The ability to make independent decisions for bad debt write offs with minimal risk exposure. Strong customer service skills including timely communication. Strong conflict resolution skills, including issue resolution via escalations. 1-3 years of Collections experience, and customer service experience. Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment including high call, email and ticket volume. Ability to make appropriate decisions considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions according to department policies and procedures. Directly collaborates with various areas of the business to ensure accurate communication of AR status delivered including but not limited to Enterprise Business Unit (verbal, written, presentation). 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 Manager, Group FP&A

London, England

Group FP&A Senior Manager Central London FTSE250 c£80,000 This well-known multi-media business has demonstrated consistent growth through innovation and agility of approach to market. As an incredibly fast paced and dynamic organisation, decision making is rapid and your ability to genuinely influence business direction is transparent. In this newly created position and reporting to the Group Planning & Business Performance Director, you will: ·Working closely with senior divisional decision makers, create insightful analysis of business performance ·Key input into creation of the mid and long term strategic plan ·Own the budgeting and planning timetables ·Produce meaningful and commercially sound management reporting to be used by the ExCo to better facilitate strategic decision making ·Drive improvements across the FP&A environment includes processes and systems As a qualified accountant with in-depth FP&A experience, you will have driven improvements across FP&A within a medium-large sized commercial organisation, having utilised your first class communication skills to build multiple senior relationships. With obvious energy, confidence and gravitas, you will have an endless desire to success and an innate ability to constantly challenge the status quo. This is a fantastic entry point position into a high profile, successful and tremendously exciting business that features highly in "best places to work" league tables.

Financial Analyst (Trading, Corporate Finance, M&A)

London, England

Our client is an ambitious and fast growing Private Equity backed Renewable Energy business, one of the fastest growing business in its sector within the UK. This is a well-capitalised business backed by established institutional equity investors, credit facilities currently from mainstream UK and Overseas Banks. The Financial Analyst position is an integral role within a small operating business (currently c.45 staff in total) that will provide exposure to both key internal and external institutional stakeholders as well as a broad strategic perspective of the firm's direction and plans within a dynamic and fast-maturing sector. The Financial Analyst role sits within the central Finance Team as instrumental support to the CFO. Key responsibilities include: a) Modelling and analysis specifically in the areas of new site underwriting and analysis (greenfield, brownfield, sale & leaseback and M&A) as well as BAU including analysis, modelling and stakeholder reporting. b) Supporting the Trading teams to develop robust pricing strategies Areas of Responsibilities for each of the primary functions will include: ·Ongoing maintenance of the business plan and cash flow model, capturing all necessary inputs for historic information (cash flows, client agreements) and forecast assumptions (sales prices, velocity of sales, operating and capital costs), leverage and provision of clear output information to include scenarios analysis for both standalone deal and shareholder returns ·Modelling and presenting the underwrite of new transactions and acquisitions, both standalone and integrated into the business to evaluate impact on returns and make recommendations as to course of action ·Detailed analysis of commercial impact of prospective client agreements and recommendations for course of action to follow, combining inputs from sales, marketing, operations, as well as finance ·Assistance with preparation of annual Budgets and monitoring and analysing the operational and financial performance of the business incorporating strategic decisions related to the ongoing operation of the portfolio (e g., major leases, cap ex decisions) ·Assistance with strategic growth plans - both organic and inorganic, to include all due diligence relating to new investments, including the preparation of business plans, co-ordination and review of external advisors DD reports, historical financial statements, contracts, and market research, as well as modelling and all presentation materials ·Market analysis and competitor companies - track and communicate market supply, and key estate plans for our major competitors through research and by building analyst relationships within the market. ·Preparation of regular reporting information on business performance and plans to investors and stakeholders to assist with management and monitoring of current assets (tenancy schedules, financial and sales performance) Key Requirements: ·Advanced Excel Modelling and PowerPoint skills including detailed financial leverage modelling, underwriting and summary presentation of analysis ·Self-starter, inquisitive and commercial ·High quality presentational output / attention to detail ·Background in either private equity environment, corporate finance, an investment bank or accountancy firm, or a mainstream strategic consultancy firm

Finance Process Analyst

London, England

Finance Process Analyst Contract 6 months Central London Marketing £450-£550 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a global trade exhibitions and conferences company. They are looking for a driven candidate to join their team and to be a part of their transformation period. You will be joining the Finance Transformation work stream for a very important time for the company. The Role: ·Design P2P, R2R and O2C processes. ·Implement the P2P, R2R and O2C process into the new system Microsoft Dynamics. ·Create Policies for the P2P, R2R and O2C process. ·Working on the ERP Microsoft Dynamics making sure the design, policy and implementation is completed. ·Ensure Process Design and Delivery of major transformation programs. The Requirements: Come from a finance background. Experience with R2R, P2P and O2C. Finance systems background. Microsoft Dynamics (desirable.)

Organisation Design Consultant

London, England

Currently looking for an Organisation Design Consultant to support the Head of Organisation Design (OD) at a global customer data analytics firm in delivering their strategic agenda. The Organisation Design Consultant plays an important role in supporting the businesses optimal organisational structure and operating model. In this role, you will get the opportunity to; ·Support organisation design change or restructuring projects or programmes carried out by providing organisation design insight and analysis. Support the Head of Organisation Design in helping design sustainable and optimal organisational structures. ·Conduct analyses on divergent job titles and roles, formulate a standardised organisational chart across integrated business areas. ·Analysis of the organisation, including analysis of organisation data, people costs, roles and accountabilities. Use this analysis to support the Head of Organisation Design in developing and delivering organisation design programmes and projects. ·Maintain and analyse the employee headcount and cost model and interpret and support in the report on the health of the organisation's size and shape. Create organisation charts as and when required. ·Review and maintain the role framework to ensure it is consistent with strategic business needs and the evolving nature of the organisation. Support work to enhance the businesses role framework including reviewing role profiles and job families to ensure alignment and consistency. Perform ad-hoc analysis and reports to support the Head of Organisation Design in their work, and the wider organisation. Apply a high level of technical rigour and quality insight into all analysis. ·With the support of the Head of Organisation Design, manage discrete end to end organisation design changes involving a small function or team, from understanding the organisational implications of strategy, through to design and implementation, while working closely with the People teams and other stakeholders. ·Where relevant, conduct interviews, organise, manage workshops and analyse organisation documents and data in the early phases of a programme to help develop a clear understanding of the as is structure, roles and responsibilities. We are keen to hear from individuals who have; ·2-5 years Experienced in organisation design transformation ·Who have worked in a multinational company ·Ability to work in a hands-on role but also to think strategically and challenge ·Ideally (but not essential) worked in a company going through accelerated growth whether it be organic or through mergers/acquisitions organic or through mergers/acquisitions

Finance Process Analyst

London, England

Finance Process Analyst £450 - £550 a day Contract 6 Months London The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for an Finance Process Analyst to work for a global, fast growing FTSE 250 organisation. They are looking for an individual to design and implement Finance Processes. 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: Qualified Accountant Strong process and control best practice understanding of finance functions Proven track record designing and implementing process & controls within a finance function. Multinational / multi-currency experience In depth knowledge of finance processes - P2P, O2C, R2R. Ideally have experience of implementing and optimising financial systems (MS Dynamics) Strong communication & stakeholder management skills.

Billing Specialist

Hayes, Middlesex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for technology company based in West London. They are looking for a Billing Specialist to join the billing team on a 12-month fixed term contract. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Ability to learn all aspects of the billing system ·Work with other departments to deal with new product offerings, pricing, and promotions, ensuring billing system is updated leading to accurate billing ·Managing your own time and workload to ensure the billing tasks at hand are maintained ·Following through the billing time frame as per the Processes and Procedures 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: ·Strong communication skills ·Some Finance experience, ideally Billings ·Good communication and interpersonal skills ·Ability to effectively multi-task 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

Finance Systems Project Manager

London, England

Finance Systems Project Manager with Microsoft Dynamics experience required for a leading Global FTSE 250 organisation. Experienced Required: Experience Finance Project Manager professional, who has a significant track record delivering Finance Systems Implementation . Full systems implementation lifecycle. Successfully operated in a multi-currency organisation. Microsoft Dynamics experience is essential. Strong project delivery background - end to end lifecycle experience. Excellent communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills. Need to be available ASAP.

Finance Manager - Revenue Recognition

City of London, London

Finance Manager (Revenue) Our client is a global consultancy with 20% annual growth providing Corporate Finance services to clients in the FTSE 100 to high-growth SMEs. The Revenue Accountant plays a vital role to the profit making Corporate Finance division. You will Business Partner revenue generating senior stakeholders in the business segment (from Senior Consultants to Managing Directors). This role requires someone with strong stakeholder management and good technical skills, revenue recognition experience is essential in US Gaap - ASC 606 or IFRS 15. Responsibilities include: Play an important role in the revenue recognition process across the region - responsible for all stages in the process and acting as a key contact for the revenue earning Corporate Finance division Review of commercial Letters of Engagement to provide guidance and recommendations, to Corporate Finance division, on revenue recognition implications Provide technical expertise on US GAAP revenue recognition and ensure revenue is booked in adherence with the appropriate standards Preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations in line with SOX requirements Preparation and posting of month-end journals Strict adherence with the SOX compliance process at all times Point of contact for the US based SOX team. Specifically; the provision of documentation, explanation of revenue entries and balance sheet reconciliations and handling SOX queries Other ad-hoc analysis and finance support to the department Essential skills: FULLY QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT WITH 2+ YEARS PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF US GAAP/IFRS 15 REVENUE RECOGNITION EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF EXCEL - PIVOT TABLES AND ANALYSIS FORMULAS Package and benefits: Finance Manager grading £65-70,000 10% performance bonus 5% pension Health and Dental plan 25 days holiday + holiday buy back scheme Concrete opportunities for career progression and development International business with the opportunity to travel, initially to the USA for training

Finance Analyst

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for an international media company who have a strong presence within the UK and US. This organisation have created a household name that is instantly recognisable and continues on an exciting growth journey. They are looking for a Finance Analyst ideally somebody who has recently graduated to join them on a 6 month temporary basis. ·Inputting new contracts accurately and efficiently ·Dealing with various queries, including billing ·Business Partnering - improving processes and finding efficiencies ·Ad Hoc reporting 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: ·Ideally studying towards an accounting qualification (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Strong excel skills ·Previous experience of contract management or billing systems is desirable ·Experience in working in a media environment is 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. 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

Finance Systems Manager

London, England

Finance Systems Manager £550 - £650 a day 12 month contract The Opportunity: This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to come on board as a Finance Systems Manager to join a FTSE 250 company. The candidate will be an experienced Finance professional, with a strong background in managing and fully utilising Finance Systems & ERP Systems. Experience Required: Experienced Finance professional with a proven track record managing, embedding and fully utilising Finance Systems & ERP Systems. As the Finance Systems Manager you will be responsible for the integrity, consistency and governance of the data within the finance systems, and will manage a small master data team accordingly to do so. ERP experience - flexible on systems. Experience in consolidation reporting is essential. A background working in accounting roles, preferably qualified accountant. Strong influencing and communication skills. Works in a structured and methodical manor Pro-active approach to problem solving Team Player. Finance Systems Manager, Systems Accountant, Finance Systems, ERP Systems, Accountancy, Finance

Organisation Design Consultant

London, England

Currently looking for an Organisation Design Consultant to support the Head of Organisation Design (OD) at a global customer data analytics firm in delivering their strategic agenda. The Organisation Design Consultant plays an important role in supporting the businesses optimal organisational structure and operating model. In this role, you will get the opportunity to; ·Support organisation design change or restructuring projects or programmes carried out by providing organisation design insight and analysis. Support the Head of Organisation Design in helping design sustainable and optimal organisational structures. ·Conduct analyses on divergent job titles and roles, formulate a standardised organisational chart across integrated business areas. ·Analysis of the organisation, including analysis of organisation data, people costs, roles and accountabilities. Use this analysis to support the Head of Organisation Design in developing and delivering organisation design programmes and projects. ·Maintain and analyse the employee headcount and cost model and interpret and support in the report on the health of the organisation's size and shape. Create organisation charts as and when required. ·Review and maintain the role framework to ensure it is consistent with strategic business needs and the evolving nature of the organisation. Support work to enhance the businesses role framework including reviewing role profiles and job families to ensure alignment and consistency. Perform ad-hoc analysis and reports to support the Head of Organisation Design in their work, and the wider organisation. Apply a high level of technical rigour and quality insight into all analysis. ·With the support of the Head of Organisation Design, manage discrete end to end organisation design changes involving a small function or team, from understanding the organisational implications of strategy, through to design and implementation, while working closely with the People teams and other stakeholders. ·Where relevant, conduct interviews, organise, manage workshops and analyse organisation documents and data in the early phases of a programme to help develop a clear understanding of the as is structure, roles and responsibilities. We are keen to hear from individuals who have; ·2-5 years Experienced in organisation design consultancy ·Who have worked in a multinational company ·Ability to work in a hands-on role but also to think strategically and challenge ·Ideally (but not essential) worked in a company going through accelerated growth whether it be organic or through mergers/acquisitions organic or through mergers/acquisitions

Supply Chain Planning & Productivity Manager

London, England

My Client, a well know brand with a substantial retail branch network, are looking to hire a Supply Chain Planning & Productivity Manager. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of logistics across a complex branch network, S&OP experience, the ability to interface with Senior Level stakeholders, Route Planning analysis experience and demonstrable experience of Supply Chain Operations and continuous improvement. The ideal canddiate will be adaptable and be able to contribute to the overall Supply Chain Transformation Strategy. Any Sector experience will be considered.

Assistant Management Accountant

Sutton, Surrey

My client is looking to hire an Assistant Management Accountant on a permanent basis. Based in their modern offices in Sutton. Key Responsibilities: Preparation and monitoring of the daily, weekly and monthly cash flows. Maintaining accounting voyage records including raising of revenue invoices, recording invoices and processing bank transactions for all voyage costs. Month end journals including prepayments and accruals in relation to insurance premiums and administrative expenses. Reconciliation and reviewing of Balance Sheet including inter-company before they are submitted to Senior Management Accountant. Liaising with technical and operations departments on actual/budget variance analysis, cost allocations, insurance claims and funding. Bi annual preparation of audit reporting packs for the external auditors. Preparing annual statutory accounts under IFRS for the Board and auditors. Assisting with ad hoc projects as may be required by the Chief Financial Officer. Key skills/attributes required: Strong understanding of double entry and book keeping with attention for detail. Ability to prioritise tasks effectively to meet the goals of the team within agreed deadlines. Able to work independently and as part of a small team. Supporting colleagues and developing good working relationships with other departments. Currently studying or willing to study to achieve a professional accounting qualification. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate confidently with all levels of management and staff. Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) 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

Credit Controller

West London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a temporary Credit Controller for a renowned FMCG company based in West London. The company holds a stellar reputation within its industry, and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 3 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: Releasing goods for delivery or collection within a given deadline Taking card and cash payments, checking the FST bank account daily for payments Reconciling a manual 'cash with order' ledger spreadsheets against computer system on a daily and weekly basis Posting daily card payments on computer system Daily processing of Direct Debits Checking the BACS system on a daily basis for returned direct debits or account changes Pro-actively dealing with customers on a systematic basis about weekly payment of orders, rent and payback of old debt Chase non-cash with order customers for payment of outstanding invoices and returned direct debits on all above mentioned debt ledgers Ensure that contra payments are arranged with Purchase Ledger in a timely manner Write and send letters to customer detailing agreed payment plans Key Skill: Exceptional organisation skills and ability to balance priorities Excellent reconciliation skills with a certain determination to follow through any anomalies The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines Ability to show great attention to detail Ability to build a rapport and work as a team with other support functions Able to work on own initiative, roll sleeves up and get stuck in Excellent written and verbal communication skills Previous credit control experience Solid grasp of Microsoft Office packages Legal debt collection experience would be a distinct advantage This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic, professional company with a huge presence, and utilise their existing credit control skills.