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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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Group Financial Controller

London, England

Leading independent global Media agency Group Financial Controller C£90,000 Central London This international, privately owned media agency has grown at a phenomenal rate, rapidly expanding into new territories and able to demonstrate a client portfolio of global power brands. It is now seeking a charismatic finance professional to take ownership for Group finance, creating an accounting environment that reflects the impressive forecast growth. This high profile role includes: Establish a global consolidation mechanism Accounting advice around new market launches Prepare and present Group wide financial performance materials for the Board Create the accounting policies document Drive the budgeting and reforecasting process Point of contact for external audit advisors Overhaul weekly flash reports Create a holistic view of group performance Drive improved clarity across client P&Ls Improve financial understanding across commercial heads Ad hoc analysis and project work for the CFO and CEO You will be a qualified accountant with a demonstrable track record of creating and/or enhancing the financial reporting environment across an organisation with several international entities. With a blend of experience across technical accounting, consolidation, report writing, Board level presentations and ideally, group level FP&A, you will know what best practice looks like and have the strength of personality to execute it. With immediate and obvious gravitas, energy and an innate desire to get stuck in, you will have a track record of thriving in an environment than operates at pace, is constantly changing, is experiencing growing pains and needs firm financial leadership. Experience of the Media sector is not essential however, strong excel skills, stakeholder management, a high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to translate finance for the business are an absolute must. This is a high profile role that will give you the opportunity to quickly make an enormous impression across the entire business.

Financial Controller - Business Partner to SLT

London, England

Leading independent Media agency Financial Controller - business partner to SLT C£90,000 Central London This international, privately owned media agency has grown at a phenomenal rate, rapidly expanding into new territories and able to demonstrate a client portfolio of global power brands. It is now seeking a charismatic finance professional to partner the UK management team. Managing a team, the role includes: Business partnering the UK commercial heads and senior leadership team Will drive business performance Client performance analysis Set KPIs Educate the business heads on commercial finance Create and review business cases Prepare budgets, forecasts, 3-year plans and Board presentations on UK business performance and future state Ad Hoc analysis & project work for the CFO and CEO You will be a qualified accountant with a demonstrable track record of quickly getting under the skin of the business to understand and influence the commercial drivers. With immediate and obvious gravitas, energy and an innate desire to get stuck in, you will have a track record of thriving in an environment than operates at pace, is constantly changing, is experiencing growing pains and needs firm financial leadership. Experience of the Media sector is not essential however, strong excel skills, stakeholder management, a high degree of commercial savvy and the ability to translate finance for the business are an absolute must. This is a high profile, business partnering role that will give you the opportunity to quickly make an enormous impression across the entire business.

Finance Business Partner - Projects

West London, London

Our client, a FTSE 100 market leader is actively looking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to contribute to achieving financial targets and own large-scale projects; partnering with senior stakeholders. Key responsibilities: ·Business partnering with operations teams - liaising with business management ·Lead the Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting processes - with reviews & presentation ·Managing key projects - providing financials to support key business decisions ·Support operational business decisions ·Partner with non-finance teams - supporting transformation programmes; providing key financials ·Develop financial strategies for projects and advise the best way to maximise ROI ·Establish and maintain internal relationships - to become a true business partner Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ·Strong experience in industry OR project-based work whilst in practice

Interim CFO

City of London, London

The Opportunity Cedar Private Equity are working with the CEO of a Mid-Cap Private Equity backed Marketing business to recruit an interim CFO (With an option to become permanent). The company is looking for an experienced Private Equity CFO to help streamline finance processes before preparing the £20mn T/O business for sale. The Role As the Interim CFO of a Private Equity backed business you will be looking to bring in best practice in terms of processes, controls and systems in preparation for an Exit. Initially you will be improving the finance function with a focus of building credit control and streamlining invoicing. The role will be focused around business partnering with the CEO and PE house and challenging them on the strategic position of the business. The £15mn T/O currently have £1mn of outstanding invoices to be chased. The Requirements Available at short notice Qualified Accountant Experience within the Marketing / Media sector (Or Similar) Worked within a private equity backed business at a senior finance level Strong influencer of people Experience of going through the sale/exit process Position: Interim CFO - (Potential for Permanent CFO) Location: City of London Start Date: ASAP Salary: £750 to £1000/Day (Negotiable dependent on experience)

Management Accountant

City of London, London

Our client is a global professional services company with an impressive client base with one of the strongest brands in their market. With c£500M turnover in the EMEA business has an impressive double digit growth internationally and with multiple revenue streams are the leader in multiple fields, with world-class consultants and a track record of unrivalled success in helping companies respond to the unexpected. Management Accountant - about the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Finance team for a Management Accountant. Working in a department of 30 supporting the EMEA region, this role is ideally suited to someone who is a qualified accountant who possesses excellent communication, organisational and time management skills. Experience of US GAAP environments and dealing with business operations in the EMEA region is a strong advantage but not essential. Key responsibilities: Preparation and posting of month end journals and accruals Preparation of account reconciliations in line with SOX Assist the Finance team in the enhancement of month end processes, and ensuring compliance with US/UK GAAP Liaise and coordinate with external stakeholders to understand, report and document monthly financial results for respective entities Coordinate inter-company reconciliations for entities with multiple group companies Accurate and timely submission of regulatory reporting as required Preparation and finalisation of annual statutory accounts Ad hoc support and analysis to the department as required Management Accountant - qualification and skills requirements: Qualified accountant with PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Knowledge of month end close process either within industry or from an audit/review perspective Up to date knowledge of UK GAAP or IFRS Experience of working to deadlines Excellent knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and analysis formulas Excellent interpersonal and communication skill Self-starter, confident with a highly professional approach to their work --- Experience of US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley environments is desirable Experience of working in a matrix organisation or dealing with foreign subsidiaries is desirable

Procurement and Commercial Analyst

London, England

Our high profile financial services client is looking for a bright and ambitious Procurement and Commercial analyst to join the Procurement transformation project within the organisation. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Collating procurement spend data across the business ·Provide recommendations and commentary for KPI's, preparing monthly management reports ·Contract performance management ·Supplier obligation management ·Contrack risk management ·Contract change control management ·Review and deliver reporting efficiencies within Procurement and Supply Chain ·Reporting, budgets, forecasts and spend for all key areas to provide analysis for decision making purposes ·Validation of prices, spends and supplier performance

Accounts Payable

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Payable Clerk for a renowned media company based in the City of London. The company brand is well-known, and enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. The ideal candidate will be someone who believes in the company, can demonstrate why they want to work there, and can adapt in a flexible working environment. Some of the duties for the role are: Processing supplier invoices against purchase orders Arranging authorisation for Non-PO invoices Weekly BACS payment runs Checking and setting up new suppliers Reporting issues and outstanding invoices at month-end Checking and reconciling supplier statements Dealing with queries Ad-hoc duties as requested by the Manager Process improvement suggestions Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Strong Accounts Payable experience Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a positive attitude towards problem-solving 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.

UK Senior Finance Manager

London, England

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

Assistant Accountant - PQ

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Media Business based in the heart of London they are seeking a Part Qualified Assistant Accountant to join them for 3-4 months. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Sorting large amounts of historical data ·Balance Sheet Reconciliation's ·Bank Reconciliation's ·Dealing with Debits & Credits ·Fixed Assets This is an excellent opportunity and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Good problem solving 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. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Senior Treasury Support Analyst

London, England

Senior Treasury Support Analyst. Central London Contract 6 Months £450-£550 Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Treasury Support Analyst to join a FTSE 250 business services company based in Central London. The Requirements: ·Must have five years' experience with treasury. ·Must have knowledge of SAP and inhouse bank/cash modules. ·Must be qualified accountant - preferable ACT. ·Worked in a large UK plc with a high volume of entities, bank accountant, FX, complicated payment process and intercompany arrangements. ·Experience of Treasury system implementations - TMS / SAP banking interfaces. ·Experience with large Excel spreadsheets and banking information ·Strong communication skills.

Procurement Manager

London, England

Our client, a high profile charitable organisation, is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Procurement Manager to work with the Head of Procurement to ensure maximum value for money and support the roll out of a new Purchase to Pay solution. You will be MCIPS qualified or part qualified, have experience of managing the entire procurement lifecycle, implementing P2P systems, analysing financial spend data and have excellent relationship building skills with stakeholders. You will manage high value and high-risk procurement projects, reviewing all existing and new service contracts, driving compliance and procurement policies/procedures to enable the charity to become more efficient and effective. This role will also involve regular interaction with a variety of key stakeholder groups from regional managers to international groups therefore building and maintaining strong relationships is key. The perfect candidate for this role would be a Procurement Manager who has experience in both the Public and Private Sector, a working knowledge of contract law and has experience of procuring goods and services, to include - IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel. Key skills and experience: ·Forward-thinking, enthusiastic and dedicated individual ·MCIPS qualified or part qualified ·Public Sector procurement - covering indirect spend (IT & Telco, staffing/agencies, print, marketing and travel) ·Proven history of implementing a Purchase to Pay solution ·Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Ability to influence stakeholders and manage suppliers effectively ·Proven track record of getting best value for money on all contracts ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment ·Previous experience managing the entire procurement lifecycle within the Public or Private Sector 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

Commercial Management Accountant

London, England

A market leading IT outsourcing business based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Management Accountant to support the operations division with robust management reporting, analysis and business partnering. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts for head office costs and central departments ·Responsible for the monthly reporting of the division, including monthly commentary ·Business partnering with key stakeholders, providing strong financial insight to support key decision making ·Responsible for several central cost centres ensuring costs are accrued correctly and provided versus budget and last year analysis as requested ·Working closely with the procurement team to ensure accurate calculation, timely recognition ·To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist key stakeholders with the improvement of site profitability. Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA) ·Advanced Excel

Finance P2P Process Analyst

City of London, London

Finance Process Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Business Services £400-£450 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a FTSE 250 organisation based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to work on Finance Processes around the ERP system SAP and must have experience with P2P. They are looking for an experienced Finance Process Analyst to join their team ASAP for a 6-month contract. The Role: Strong understanding of P2P and be heavily focuses around P2P Document all financial policies and financial controls on the ERP system SAP. Working on R2R, P2P and O2C process. Fixing and analysing process maps, mapping and documenting the processes. Creating detailed documentation of roles and reasonability's for the business. Being a part of supporting the delivery of workshops. The Requirements: Must have experience on SAP and P2P processes. Must have had prior experience as a Finance Process Analyst. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Knowledge or ERP systems and project life cycles. Must be available within two weeks.

Group Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

A marketing leading FTSE services business is actively seeking to appoint a Group Reporting Manager to lead a multi-entity consolidation, based in London. Key responsibilities include: ·Managing the consolidation and delivering the Annual Report, Interim Reporting and Press Release ·Ensuring accurate reporting for complex areas such as M&A, restructuring, treasury, pension, shares schemes ·Delivering monthly Board reporting including providing management commentary and key metrics ·Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes required by ERP updates / new standards such as IFRS 16 ·Managing and developing a team ·Working closely with various Group stakeholders including tax, treasury, commercial accounting, management accounting, company secretarial and systems Desirable skills include: ·ACA/ACCA Qualified ·PLC group consolidation audit experience ·Minimum of 2 years PQE ·Practice experience (past or present) essential

Project Accountant

South West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Benefits Software business, they are seeking a Project Accountant to join them till the end of the year. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Sorting large amounts of historical data ·Analysing data and working with the business about the status of projects and invoicing position ·Reviewing client contracts relevant to analysis ·Proposing possible adjustments to the business ·Form conclusion and workings for future provisions This is an excellent opportunity and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working on balance sheet reconciliation's 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.

Finance Systems Accountant

London, England

System Accountant FMCG London £500-£600 Contract The Opportunity: This is a fantastic opportunity for a Systems Accountant to join a FMCG FTSE 250 company. They are looking for someone who is excellent at managing teams as well as being able to manage and maintain finance systems. They are looking for someone with a strong finance systems background and are great at providing strong support to the Data Management team. The Role: Working with the Oracle system, managing and running the system. Managing a Data Management team. Provide support and organisation to the team. Integrating Data with the Data Management team. Working with other upcoming projects along side with the finance system management. Work with key stakeholders within the business. The Requirements: ACA qualified or equivalent FMCG or manufacturing industry experience Experience in managing teams with confidence and great communication. Strong finance background. Experience with double entry, consolidations. Strong finance system experience, maintaining and developing. Experience in Oracle system use.

Financial Accountant

London, England

A well-known Retail business is seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant to join their Group Financial Control function. The ideal candidate will hold an ACA qualification and be technically strong in accounting and controls. Key responsibilities: Manage and develop the understanding of sales, margin, stock reporting, and data capture Ensure sufficient controls and accurate reporting Cash flow modelling, forecasting and reporting Working with stock loss prevention team and taking the lead on Stock Loss accuracy Develop timetables, procedures, processes, policies, user guides and checklists to ensure governance and control Review the preparation of the corporation tax and VAT return Assist in the treasury function and completion of related reports and projections. Develop appropriate balance sheet controls and review processes Manage the year-end audit process, consolidation and statutory accounts

Management Accountant

London, England

A global business advisory firm based in Central London is seeking a Management Accountant to join the EMEA Finance Team. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes and posting of close journals and preparation of supporting month end schedules ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that all accounts are adequately reconciled ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Assist with preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings as relevant Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) ·US GAAP knowledge

Senior Accountant

London, England

A US listed Technology company is seeking to appoint a Senior Accountant for the French subsidiary of the business. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes ·Business partnering cross-functionally ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Statutory reporting Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·US GAAP knowledge

IT Category Specialist

Swindon, Wiltshire

My client is seeking a Technology/ IT Category Specialist to join a fast-moving cutting-edge automotive company. I'm looking for a forward-thinking and innovative IT Procurement professional to assist on the IT and technical services category within the organisation reporting into the Category Manager. The role will be responsible for strategic sourcing, with a particular focus on more complex projects, tendering, negotiation and contract implementation across the full spend portfolio in addition to building strong relationships. This candidate must be hands on and capable to take ownership on a portfolio of projects. Have a can-do attitude with the ability to think outside of the box. You will be experienced in: Experienced running end to end tender processes Existing knowledge of managing IT & technology spend Confident in renewing existing contracts working with supplier performance management and contract management.

Group FP&A Manager

London, England

Group FP&A Manager £75,000 + benefits FTSE250 market leader Central London This FTSE250 market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. The Group FP&A team is a well-respected, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding local and regional performance, driving insight and understanding across multiple cross functional leaderships teams. The role includes: Working across the Group functions and with significant interaction with divisional senior management Development of the 3 year strategic plan, annual budget process and regular forecasting Manipulation of financial models to analyse business performance across territories, making recommendations where appropriate Balance sheet reviews and deep dive of group wide performance Ensuring group wide adherence to internal controls framework Preparation of insightful monthly reporting for the Board Scenario modelling and what-if analysis Supporting M&A activity Regular ad-hoc project involvement As a qualified accountant (ideally Big 4 trained) with good analytical and audit experience, you will have first class communication skills, a thirst to get under the skin of the business to understand performance and a track record of successfully influencing senior management. Strong modelling and technical accounting skills are critical as are high levels of emotional intelligence, ambition and an innately commercial mindset. This role is a critical link between Group Exec and divisional performance and has a proven track record of leading to divisional senior leadership opportunities. This opportunity would ideally suit an experienced, Big 4 trained CA looking for their first move out of industry.

Buyer - Logistics

Swindon, Wiltshire

My client is seeking a logistics buyer to join a fast-moving cutting-edge automotive company. This role with be to support the category manager and cover the high-profile logistic services for the UK and European sites. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to play a key role in developing the logistics category. You will have experience in: Inbound and outbound logistics, material handling, warehousing, packaging and couriers. Liaising with internal stakeholder at all levels in the business to develop and capture financial and commercial data to assist with procurement decisions and business strategies. Building lasting and strong relationships with key partners in logistics Undertaking procurement analysis of complex data to generate sourcing solutions and issues in order to deliver financial benefits to the company. Strong communications skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

Credit Controller

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Financial Services business based in The City. They are looking for an Credit Controller to join their organisation on an ongoing temporary basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Management of defined accounts receivable ledger, ensuring timely cash collection and resolution of issues and queries and account reconciliation ·Proactive chasing of customers for payments due ·Recommend actions for query resolution e.g write off proposals and credit notes and re-bills. ·Accurate forecasting of cash collection ·Reduction in overall debt and levels of unallocated cash ·Other adhoc project 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: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Expsoure to Oracle is highly desirable

Financial Reporting Manager - Global Media Agency

London, England

A cutting-edge global marketing agency is seeking to appoint a progressive individual to lead and advise on all statutory accounting & financial reporting for the Group. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare and file statutory accounts - for all UK&I entities ·Lead and advise other accounting teams ·Analyse stat accounts - ensuring accuracy on numbers ·Manage internal & external audit relationships ·Provide support to management accounts team with technical/management issues ·Balance sheet reconciliations - lead balance sheet meetings ·Maintain balance sheet review meetings with specific Agency Finance Director's ·Multiple entity reporting of rolling forecasts, on monthly/quarterly basis ·Team management - well established, experienced team currently 4 people Key experience: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ·Strong technical knowledge - particularly IFRS ·Solid statutory accounting for multiple entities ·Team management experience Package: £65-75k + bonus & benefits

Group Project Accountant (Media)

City of London, London

A Media business in the heart of London is hiring for a Group Project Accountant to cover a high-profile role with influence across the business. This hybrid Project Accountant role will give you exposure across the group, gaining both financial and analysis skills. Success in this role will progress into a Senior Finance Analyst position, which in turn has been a stepping stone in the past to Regional Finance Director for high performers. If you are looking to move into industry, or are unsatisfied with the progression in your role, then this is a real opportunity to fast track your career. Responsibilities: Responsible for leading the implementation of new accounting standards for the group; Assisting the Group Financial Accountant with legal entity consolidation work; Own the group's financial procedures manual in compliance with US GAAP; Financial Modelling for potential acquisitions and subsequent due diligence; Financial accounting integration work for any newly acquired businesses; Research into US GAAP/IFRS areas relating to the group's activities; Review of the group's Sarbanes Oxley compliance database; Ad hoc detailed analysis and research projects for the CFO; Periodic control reviews and investigations at operating businesses (about twice a year). The Project Accountant role would suit a qualified ACA with good financial reporting and controls knowledge with exposure to large businesses, someone with credibility to influence senior stakeholders, and who has strong Excel and analysis skills. Skills required for this role: ACA/ACCA/CPA qualification gained in an accountancy practice Strong Financial Reporting knowledge of IFRS; US GAAP would be an advantage Able to influence senior stakeholders in the business Comfortable working in a large dynamic Media business Strong Excel and analysis skills Knowledge of US GAAP or Sarbanes Oxley would be an advantage

Category Manager - Estates

City of London, London

My client is seeking a bright enthusiastic Category Manager to look after the Estates and FM category for a large organisation. You will be responsible for developing sourcing strategies and leading on a portfolio procurement projects across the category. Your main focus will be to deliver cost and efficiency savings for senior estates & FM stakeholders across the category areas. The ideal person will have: The ability to solely head up the FM and Estates category. Experience leading supplier development and identify collaborative opportunities. Experience in ensuring all procurement activities operate in line with EU legislation Implemented effective performance management and governance systems Worked with Estates & FM stakeholders to match their needs with procurement planning The ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels Excellent attention to detail and be personable and confident.

Procurement Specialist

City of London, London

My client, a highly prestigious law firm are looking for a Procurement Specialist, to work as part of a team providing outstanding procurement support to the business. The role will be responsible for supplier selection, management and proactive support in the supply chain. This is a great opportunity to work in a reputable environment, supporting the Procurement team across the business. You will have experience in professional services or various categories and have to ability to work with internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis focusing on maximising value for money. The successful candidate will be have: 4+ Years of Procurement Experience across multiple categories and be MCIPS or working towards The ability to contribute to the development of strategic objectives and work as directed in implementing them General understanding of GDPR obligations and requirements in the supply chain Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Experienced in all Microsoft packages

Senior Facilities Manager

London, England

Cedar are working in partnership with a high profile charitable organisation who are looking for a Senior Facilities Manager to join their organisation and lead the whole facilities function. You will have experience of both hard and soft facilities management, with a focus on health and safety, security and crisis management. The perfect candidate for this role would be a dynamic and proactive individual who has a qualification in facilities management (either a HND or foundation degree) and a proven track record of strategic planning and day to day facilities management operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. Key skills/responsibilities: ·Working closely with the Executive Team to plan for future development and ensure all plans are in line with strategic business objectives ·Assessing and reviewing all current contracts by comparing costs for goods and services to achieve maximum value for money ·Designing/implementing an effective crisis management plan which is executable in practice and is understood by all ·Managing a risk register and reporting to the Executive Team on a monthly basis ·Providing training to staff regarding health and safety procedures and the execution of the crisis management plan ·Project management and supervision of maintenance contractors and planning of essential works such as reception, mail, archiving, cleaning etc. ·You will be required to do shift work to cover the operations e.g. occasional Saturdays 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 Business Partner

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Finance Process Analyst

City of London, London

Finance Process Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Business Services £400-£450 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a FTSE 250 organisation based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to work on Finance Processes around the ERP system SAP and must have experience with P2P. They are looking for an experienced Finance Process Analyst to join their team ASAP for a 6-month contract. The Role: Strong understanding of P2P and be heavily focuses around P2P Document all financial policies and financial controls on the ERP system SAP. Working on R2R, P2P and O2C process. Fixing and analysing process maps, mapping and documenting the processes. Creating detailed documentation of roles and reasonability's for the business. Being a part of supporting the delivery of workshops. The Requirements: Must have experience on SAP and P2P processes. Must have had prior experience as a Finance Process Analyst. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Knowledge or ERP systems and project life cycles. Must be available within two weeks.

Head of Finance - Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Head of Finance - partnering Country General Manager Madrid, Spain Rapidly growing, entrepreneurial Retail/Technology business Circa €100,000 + benefits This incredibly fast growing and exciting brand has taken the market by storm, establishing operations from scratch across Europe, partly through the hiring of impressively talented and hungry individuals. There is now a newly created requirement for a senior finance professional to join the management team of the Spanish business, based in Madrid to own finance for the country operations. This high profile role includes: Finance Business Partner to the Country General Manager and local Exec team Supporting Sales & Marketing teams with various projects including product launches, marketing campaigns, trade terms etc All round support including modelling, analysis, ROI insights and reporting Development of financial performance metrics Implementation of robust financial controls Manage the outsourced transactional accounting relationship You will be a hands-on, experienced accountant with experience working within a fast moving Consumer focused or Technology company. Fluent in both English and Spanish, you will have an impressive blend of both financial control and commercial finance knowledge, have demonstrably high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to excel within a dynamic, hands-on and rapidly growing environment.

Payroll Administrator

Essex, England

Cedar is currently recruiting a Payroll Administrator for a renowned company based in North East Essex. The company enjoys a stellar reputation within its industry, and this role will be idea for someone who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Assisting the payroll team with the processing of 3500 timesheets Dealing with payroll queries from both internal and external personnel Processing PAYE and NI Statutory deductions Ad-hoc duties as administered by the Payroll Manager/Supervisor Key Skills: Excellent telephone manner and communication skills Excel - good understanding Work well under pressure Attention to detail 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.

Revenue Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Revenue Accountant for a renowned property company based in the City of London. The company has a fantastic history and continues to go from strength to strength, so this role will be idea for someone who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Oversee the accuracy of cash allocation to the P&L, Complete monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations Liaise with the invoicing and collection teams to ensure queries are being resolved Continuously update the arrangements with clients and other parties Work with the Transformation team Responsibility for weekly and monthly Balance Sheet and P&L transactions VAT returns and exemptions Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Previous transactional finance experience 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.

Head of Finance - Milan, Italy

Italy, Italy

Head of Finance - partnering Country General Manager Milan, Italy Rapidly growing, entrepreneurial Retail/Technology business Circa €100,000 + benefits This incredibly fast growing and exciting brand has taken the market by storm, establishing operations from scratch across Europe, partly through the hiring of impressively talented and hungry individuals. There is now a newly created requirement for a senior finance professional to join the management team of the Italian business, based in Milan to own finance for the country operations. This high profile role includes: Finance Business Partner to the Country General Manager and local Exec team Supporting Sales & Marketing teams with various projects including product launches, marketing campaigns, trade terms etc Commercial support including modelling, analysis, ROI insights and reporting Development of financial performance metrics Implementation of robust financial controls Manage the outsourced transactional accounting relationship You will be a hands-on, experienced accountant with experience working within a fast moving Consumer or Technology company. Fluent in both English and Italian, you will have an impressive blend of both financial control and commercial finance knowledge, have demonstrably high levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to excel within a dynamic, hands-on and rapidly growing environment.

Senior Accountant

London, England

A US listed Technology company is seeking to appoint a Senior Accountant for the French subsidiary of the business. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes ·Business partnering cross-functionally ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Statutory reporting Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·US GAAP knowledge

FP&A Manager

West London, London

Our client is a high-growth hospitality group with ambitions to double the number of sites in the next 6 months. The business has a number of planned acquisitions in the eminent future with strong bottom line growth, and solid investment across the business, attaining a reputable brand in the market. They are looking to take on an FP&A Manager, reporting straight to the Finance Director - to own the financial reporting packs, ensuring accurate and valuable reports for the business. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business and truly add value to the business success during an exciting time of growth and success. This is a true FP&A role that will work closely with the CFO and Operations Finance Director daily, providing vital support to various projects and developments, and will be a key member of the senior finance team. Essentials: Qualified Accountant - ACCA/ACA/CIMA Able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen, with a track record of working in a commercial role Able to demonstrate examples of managing challenging stakeholders Able to paint a picture of business performance using complex data from a variety of sources Strong analytical, financial modelling and presentation skills - Advanced Excel & PowerPoint

Interim Year End Accountant

London, England

An Interim Year End Accountant is required for a nationally recognised facilities management company that operates across multiple international territories, based in central London. The role will involve helping with year end and producing accounting policies. Key responsibilities include: ·Interim and year end reporting (disclosure packs, notes, document reviews) ·Cash Flow & Capital forecasting and reporting ·Deliver standardised reporting ·Create and manage consolidation templates ·Ongoing periodic governance process ·Monitor KPIs on process adherence and performance (e.g. on time submissions) ·Build strong relationships with business unit contacts to deliver robust and accurate performance reporting ·Producing accounting policies and manuals for non financial stakeholders Candidates will have strong reporting and group consolidations experience, ideally gained within a consumer or retail focussed organisation. You will have strong analytical ability and the personal skills to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business

FP&A Manager

London, England

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for a rapidly growing Hotel Group based in South West London. The FP&A Manager reports directly into the Finance Director and is responsible for producing all Financial Reporting packs at Group level. Responsibilities include: ·The production and running of end to end of monthly reports. ·Creation and analysis of benchmarking reports, margin analysis & operating models. ·Collation of commentary and preparation of regular presentations to internal and external stakeholders ·Complex analysis in order to improve forecast accuracy across the hotel portfolio Key criteria: ·Fully qualified- ACA/ACCA/CIMA ·Competent in the use of Microsoft Excel and other reporting and consolidation tools. ·Strong commercial understanding and business partnering skills with both senior stakeholders and non-Finance staff. ·Experience of working in Group Finance within a similar Industry Please apply online immediately to avoid disappointment.

Finance Process Analyst

City of London, London

Finance Process Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Business Services £400-£450 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a FTSE 250 organisation based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to work on Finance Processes around the ERP system SAP. They are looking for an experienced Finance Process Analyst to join their team ASAP for a 6-month contract. The Role: Document all financial policies and financial controls on the ERP system SAP. Working on R2R, P2P and O2C process. Fixing and analysing process maps, mapping and documenting the processes. Creating detailed documentation of roles and reasonability's for the business. Being a part of supporting the delivery of workshops. The Requirements: Must have had prior experience as a Finance Process Analyst. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Knowledge or ERP systems and project life cycles. Must be available within two weeks.

Finance analyst

City of London, London

Our client are an instantly recognisable retail business looking to appoint a finance analyst for a period of 12 months (Fixed Term). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to be part of a trusted network. Key responsibilities: ·Engage and provide detailed support to the budgeting and forecasting processes ·Gather information for the wider business to influence business decisions ·Develop and maintain business cases and inform strategic decisions ·Managing and developing strong models for Capex and Opex reporting ·Work closely with the modelling team to highlight costs and benefits ·Engage in an ad-hoc project work ·Challenge stakeholders on key business decisions Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) ·Proficient in excel ·Costing experience ·SAP experience is highly desirable ·Strong interpersonal skills ·Strong Technical accounting knowledge is also desirable This role will suit a self-starter who has the ability to challenge finance and non-finance stakeholders. You will have excellent presentation skills and be able to influence key business decisions.