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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Intuit,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association ,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Think Jam,

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

    BT Openreach,

Latest news

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

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Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance

London, England

A high calibre Senior Accountant is sought by a leading Financial Services company in the City to join their new Financial Risk & Assurance team. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and has gone from a UK-only business to one with operations in almost 40 countries via organic growth and dozens of acquisitions. They plan to double in size again over the next four years and need to bolster their Financial Risk & Assurance team to act as a Second Line of Defence. Reporting into a very experienced and dynamic Group Head of Financial Risk Management & Assurance, your role will be scope out, define and implement a robust control environment that supports all the OpCos in this entrepreneurial business. This will be done by: designing & implementing a new, upgraded global Financial Control Framework. Develop and maintain this going forward. assisting in the roll out of a new system to record (i) attestations (ii) balance sheet reconciliations and (iii) management and reporting of compliance performing business reviews to evaluate the existing financial control environment and identify gaps / improvements that may be required. working with stakeholders to remedy any financial control review gaps and identify improvements. completing ad hoc requests for senior stakeholders. The successful candidate for this Senior Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance role will be someone who has: - an accountancy qualification (ACA preferred, ACCA / CIMA others considered). - prior experience in an external audit, internal audit or a financial risk management function. - a strong appreciation of the benefit that robust controls can play to the smooth running of a growing business. - an outgoing personality with the desire to overcome challenges & drive change. - the ability to take a pragmatic approach to ensure you can deliver. Significant opportunities for progression exist within both this team and the wider company.

Project Manager

Berkshire, England

PROJECT MANAGER/ CONTRACT/ £500-600p/day INSIDE IR35/ BERKSHIRE/ 6-7MONTHS/ SAP A large FMCG company is looking for a SAP Super User/ Project Manager to join them for 7 months to help them deploy a new ERP. Essential skills: - SAP ECC6 module experience - ERP implementation experience - Finance background - Process mapping experience If you are immediately available then please apply online ASAP.

Commercial Finance Analyst

City of London, London

My client are a professional services company, currently going through a huge stage of growth and are now looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst to come in to work alongside the CFO, FP&A manager and Head of Commercial to analyse trends, pricing, projects, budget reports and more. This role would suit someone currently studying CIMA who has worked in a fast paced environment to help with financial planning, analysis and process improvement. There is a huge scope to learn and progress within a fantastic company, but this would involve you being someone who can see ways to move forward with thinking of ways to improve processes and implement it. Job Overview: Revenue recognition Revenue reporting Planning and insightful business analysis Continuous process improvement and maintenance Partnering with different departments to gain insight to help with reports. Providing reports for multiple weekly meetings of trends, project analysis including information on past, current and future projects and what trends have occurred and why. Essential candidate attributes: CIMA studier Experience in financial and commercial analysis Previous involvement in a fast paced analysis role Desire to build and grow with a company If this sounds like you and you're interested in finding out more in depth detail, please apply and should you have the right current experience for what my client would like I will be in contact.

Security Cleared Project Manager

London, England

SC Cleared - Project Manager Cedar are currently recruiting for a Project Manager with full valid SC Clearance to work on a major IT Transformation programme. Essential experience End to end Management of Project milsestones Key point of contact for stakeholders for different business areas Identify, document and maintain Business Cases Manage multiple projects at the same time Define project scope, goals and deliverables Define project tasks and resource requirements Work with programme and development teams to deliver projects to meet business requirements Track and report on project deliverables Prepare appropriate documents and records for all above responsibilities Key comeptencies Competent with full MS Office suite Excellent stakeholder management skills Excellent track record of project deliveravles

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse

Berkshire, England

Global Procurement Manager, Logistics & Warehouse - FMCG - circa £600 per day Summary This senior management role will: Support the design of the L&W category within one of the businesses largest business units Manage the global procurement category team and/or give direction to the Supply Service organisation Define and drive execution of Sourcing Strategies for logistics & warehousing portfolio Ensure Global Best Practice Sharing across the BU Leverage collaborative buying activities with the other business units Build and accelerate sustainable Procurement strategies for selected Categories (across all KPIs including total cost, NWC, quality, service & innovation) through understanding of, and supporting internal stakeholders' needs, professional sourcing approach, building effective relationships and alignment with stakeholders, increasing spend coverage by Procurement, and the development of Procurement skills in the Indirect Procurement team Scope & Dimensions of the role Manage Budget of ~ 180MM GBP Build and Manage L&W Procurement team Drive all major L&W procurement strategies and projects for the BU Key Procurement contact for Business Senior Leadership, ensuring Key Initiatives are translated into Procurement activities Responsibilities / Accountabilities Accountable for driving the sourcing and contracting strategy of L&W spend through an optimized supplier base that will generate competitive advantage for business operations world-wide. Develop a sound relationship with key suppliers at top management levels. Ensure that suppliers treat the organisation as preferred customer Works closely with Supply Service management teams in understanding the needs, objectives and priorities to improve cost, service and quality of spend covered The candidate should: Strive to be recognised as indisputable source of value by stakeholders Manage and monitor Procurement performance Promote the total cost of ownership approach within the business Lead implementation of Supplier Relationship Management & suppliers evaluation processes Enforce compliance of Procurement processes with business policies. Motivate suppliers to consider the business as the preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects Lead implementation of tools (Spend Management, eRFx, eContract etc.) and process improvements Provide assumptions on key trends and projects in pipeline for budgeting and plan purposes in alignment with Finance and budget owners. Key challenges Secure best-in-class service from our logistic and warehouse providers whilst optimising total cost of ownership. Drive the quality and impact of Procurement Professional Experience Proven experience in working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure. Strong Experience in FMCG is a must In-depth experience of Procurement, at least 10 years, in a multi-region/global environment, leading logistic and warehouse portfolio Personal Attributes Capacity to build trustful relationships in all levels of organisation Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills Good analytical skills, business acumen and knowledge of financial fundamentals Ability to work in a truly global and multi-cultural organisation. Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and lead/motivate a team Proven team leadership skills and ability to manage remotely Entrepreneurial mindset Ability to make decisions and take calculated risk Results driven Dynamic, highly energetic individual, motivated to achieve success Fluency in English is essential and fluency in other languages advantageous Flexibility to travel on regular basis

Account manager - Indirect Tax

London, England

Account Manager - Indirect tax specialists - London - £30,000 - 40,000 A specialist finance business in London is looking for an Accounts manager to join there fast growing team of indirect tax experts. This would be a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a career relating to indirect tax; where they will gain invaluable experience in client and tax authority exposure. Key responsibilities Responsible for VAT return filling for dedicated clients; VAT compliance checks; Preparation of clients documents and communications; Liaising directly with clients regarding their accounts and information requests; Dealing with client tax authority queries; Liaising directly with the tax office; Assisting with any research which may be required for client presentations. Skills and experience desired Desired experience of working in tax or financial services; Has a keen interest in financial services (specifically tax); Has dealt with indirect tax compliance (VAT) but has exposure to other indirect tax services; Possibly looking for assistance in training for CTA/AAT qualifications; Diligence, punctuality and a sense of responsibility and ownership. Package £30,000 - 40,000 salary Pension Private, full comprehensive, medical cover, including dental and eyes 23 days of annual leave. Additionally, the office closes between Christmas and New Year, so this provides an additional 4 days of paid time off Cycle to work scheme Quarterly business social functions

Senior Pricing Manager - Senior Manager level

Colchester, Essex

An exciting opportunity for a new Senior Pricing Manager, playing a pivotal role at the heart of the organisation's Commercial Team. Role and Accountability The successful candidate will manage the company's fares and ticketing, including the development and implementation of pricing strategy, the maintenance of ticket base data, and support to retail staff. Experience, Knowledge And Qualifications Required Excellent collaboration skills are required to produce a fares strategy with wider Commercial colleagues and other business stakeholders, to satisfy business objectives with regards yield maximisation, regulatory compliance, industry guidelines, and customer/stakeholder satisfaction. The role requires excellent analytical skills with a superior attention to detail.

Finance Reporting & Planning Manager

London, England

Are you a qualified accountant looking for an entry point into the music industry? A Finance Reporting & Planning Manager is sought by a division of one of the world's major music companies; they are home to some of the globe's best known artists and possess a huge back catalogue of instantly recognisable music as well as operating other businesses designed to help aspiring artists take their music to a wider audience. They are growing and are looking for a bright, driven Finance Reporting & Planning Manager to join them. The Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will report to the Regional Finance Director and will support the company's publishing operations by providing reporting, planning and other commercial information. Specific duties include: Produce monthly reporting for main UK and various European trading entities. Prepare annual budget & monthly re-forecasts for UK and European entities. Develop and build models to calculate IRR / assess viability of proposed or new A&R deals. Perform royalty reconciliations and reviews to ensure all artist revenues are accounted correctly. Support the preparation of UK statutory accounts for trading & non-trading companies. Offer analytical / decision support to new & recurring business propositions; ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will possess: - an accountancy qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) and experience of working in industry. - knowledge of US GAAP in addition to experience of monthly reporting. - strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse large volumes of data to draw conclusions. - excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to deal with a range of stakeholders. - an interest in developing a career in the music industry.

Finance Assistant

City of London, London

Accountant - - £26k - £28k - - Central/London Cedar is currently working closely with a global platform provider based in Central London that is recruiting an Finance Assistant to join their team. The company is linked to the performing arts, so someone with an avid interest or background in the performing arts would fit in exceptionally well with the environment. The successful candidate will have a background in AP and AR, a strong academic background, and wil be progressive by nature; wanting to learn and excel is a must for this role. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for all the day to day accounts receivable and accounts payable functions Be the first point of contact in finance for external queries Problem solve and respond to internal finance queries Report to our Senior Management Accountant, following the example set Work across accounts for the UK and US Work on cashflows and royalty statements Learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment Key Skill: Strong academic background, ideally with a 2:1 degree at university Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills required (VLOOKUPS and Pivot Tables) Strong ability to multi-task Strong communication skills Must be capable of working independently while communicating with supervisor on progress Detail-oriented while also demonstrating the ability to synthesize a complex issue into a straight-forward message Committed to providing world-class service to both internal and external partners Demonstrates a flexible attitude with the ability to adapt to changing business environments 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.

Financial Controller

London, England

How would you feel being part of a dynamic, globally recognised, fun and inclusive digital business? A top drawer and flourishing Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller. Role Summary: The key purpose of this role is to be accountable and responsible for the financial reporting (and associated compliance, audit and control expectations of a finance function) as well as supporting and providing financial analysis/support. This role, whilst broad in its nature is focused upon delivering accurate and quality financial information and business analysis that assists the business develop and continue to improve. Key Responsibilities: Preparation of divisions weekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual financial reporting requirements Assisting in designated strategic projects including business acquisitions, new customer profitability assessment, financial support to strategic directions and capex viability Providing financial direction for forecasting and budgeting across the business specifically in relation to general market trends and analytic interruption of results Management of statutory and compliance obligations Management of the finance team (4 direct reports) Works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyse, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and the information system (SAP) Provide financial assistance on new business opportunities including acquisitions, new customers and new strategic directions Delivery of annual audits, tax information, governance requirements and adhoc tasks required from a finance team from time to time Financial review and examination of the business units to assess and assist in maximising EBITDA returns and profitability on sites Key Requirements: ACAqualified with at least 5 years experience in a Finance Manager role Big 4/Mid Tier Background is essential SAP experience essential Strong change management experience Understanding of the fresh produce industry Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders around multiple geographical areas Ability to analyse and improve processes

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London, England

How would you feel being part of a dynamic, globally recognised, fun and inclusive digital business? A top drawer and flourishing Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy, that reports into the Group FD and is responsible for managing & developing 2 staff. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Ideally from a Media, Gaming or Technology background Advanced Excel

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Finance Business Partner - £55,000 - £60,000 + Bonus + Benefits A Finance Business Partner is sought by a global, market leading FTSE 100 brand, based Central London. Responsible for partnering a key sales channel within the business unit, as Finance Business Partner you will play a key role in outlining strategy and delivering on sales output. Key duties of the Finance Business Partner: Play a key leadership role in shaping the direction of the sales channel Lead on forecasting, driving sales performance, risk mitigation, identification of opportunities, sales optimisation Key involvement in commercial contract management, resolving commercial disputes and influencing strategic direction. Act as a key member of the unit's Senior Management Team. Preparation and reporting of financial and volume forecast Oversee and review the financial and operational analysis for the business Identify and drive opportunities to mitigate shortfalls and leverage opportunities Provide support and insight on customer profitability, ROI / Offers / Discounts / ARPU / Discounting pricing Develop market insights to support the forecast and work closely with sales teams to drive growth Influence strategic direction and support execution Commercial contract management Provide financial analysis, insight and recommendations to support resolution of commercial disputes As Finance Business Partner you will receive: Highly competitive salary Industry leading Bonus and Benefits package Excellent professional development opportunities Progression potential in a market leading FTSE 100 To be considered for this role you will be: Fully qualified accountant - ACA/CIMA/ACCA Likely 1-2 years Post Qualified Experienced in a similar size environment Experienced in commercial finance - delivery of Analysis, Business Partnering or FP&A Click the link below to apply!

Financial Controller

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Financial Controller Leeds Manufacturing company Circa £85,000 + benefits This market leading manufacturing business with operations across multiple international territories has gone from strength to strength. With products at the cutting edge of the sector, this organisation is recognised as an innovative and dynamic success story. As part of its ongoing growth plan, the company is now seeking an experienced Financial Controller. Reporting to the Regional General Manager and Regional CFO, the role includes: As part of the International factory management team with ownership for finance across several manufacturing sites, provide an insightful business partnering relationship to the divisional senior management team Prepare and present 3 year business plan, annual budgets and forecasts for the manufacturing business in addition to providing financial support to bids for future projects Own capex including investment analysis, capex controlling and reporting Lead and develop the divisional finance team Deliver monthly management reporting including costs vs. budgets/forecasts, recoveries and variance analysis Ensure best practice working capital management including stock control/taking, obsolete stocks, scrap process and maximising supplier terms Assist in the further development of SAP and defining finance related processes Occasional travel to international plants As an impressively well-rounded and emotionally intelligent qualified accountant you will have first class communications skills and high levels of intellectual horsepower. Y ou will easily build cross functional relationships, have impressive business partnering experience, balanced with familiarity of driving a best-practice financial control environment. Whilst knowledge of US GAAP would be an advantage, experience within a Manufacturing environment is essential. This is a high profile and critical hire for a growing and well publicised success story.

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London, England

Dynamic Culture, Media, Technology, Entertainment...important to you? A super trendy Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Advanced Excel

Financial Controller

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Financial Controller Leeds Manufacturing company Circa £85,000 + benefits This market leading manufacturing business with operations across multiple international territories has gone from strength to strength. With products at the cutting edge of the sector, this organisation is recognised as an innovative and dynamic success story. As part of its ongoing growth plan, the company is now seeking an experienced Financial Controller. Reporting to the Regional General Manager and Regional CFO, the role includes: As part of the International factory management team with ownership for finance across several manufacturing sites, provide an insightful business partnering relationship to the divisional senior management team Prepare and present 3 year business plan, annual budgets and forecasts for the manufacturing business in addition to providing financial support to bids for future projects Own capex including investment analysis, capex controlling and reporting Lead and develop the divisional finance team Deliver monthly management reporting including costs vs. budgets/forecasts, recoveries and variance analysis Ensure best practice working capital management including stock control/taking, obsolete stocks, scrap process and maximising supplier terms Assist in the further development of SAP and defining finance related processes Occasional travel to international plants As an impressively well-rounded and emotionally intelligent qualified accountant you will have first class communications skills and high levels of intellectual horsepower. Y ou will easily build cross functional relationships, have impressive business partnering experience, balanced with familiarity of driving a best-practice financial control environment. Whilst knowledge of US GAAP would be an advantage, experience within a Manufacturing environment is essential. This is a high profile and critical hire for a growing and well publicised success story.

IT Business Analyst

Berkshire, England

An IT Business Analyst is urgently required for a leading business services organisation in Berkshire, working on a large scale technology transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced IT Business Analyst who has a successful track record working on Technology Transformation programmes Scoping & designing system interfaces to SAP & JDE from a newly acquired SAAS system - ProcessUnity. Bridge between the Business & IT. Requirement gathering. Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. IT Business Analyst / SAP / JDE / Process / Interfaces

Finance Director - Part - Time

London, England

Cedar are delighted to introduce an exciting opportunity for as a Part-Time Financial Director to join a growing SME manufacturing business based in South West London. As a Finance Director you will be working in the business' head office in South West London. Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be taking full ownership of leading the finance department. Key responsibilities: Working closely with the MD and liaising with the Senior Management regularly Managing a small department of two Handing R& D tax credits Advising MD on where they can cut costs Managing both the statutory accounts and audit process from start to finish Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Skills Required: Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Charismatic and easy going personability R and D tax knowledge is highly desirable The successful person will be qualified with prior experience of leading a team and strong understanding of tax. You will have a positive, enthusiastic and hands-on approach with the ability to build strong stakeholder relations across a SME business.

Management Accountant

Hammersmith, London

Fast-growing FMCG - Commercial Accountant - Central London - £50k Cedar are working with a high-end FMCG business who are looking to appoint a newly qualified Management accountant. Reporting and working alongside an impressive Financial Controller, you will be working on the performance of the business and provide accurate reports to the sales and marketing teams whilst also supporting the commercial finance team. Key responsibilities: Taking ownership of the accounting for the designated regions, providing oversight over all these entries Ensuring intercompany recharges are processed and allocated effectively between trading subsidiaries Review of allocated promotional spend with customers, ensuring data capture is correct whilst also provide reports to the commercial finance team Reporting to stakeholders, ensuring the reports are user friendly to non-finance people Monthly review of costs against budget, whilst providing insight Ad-hoc work project work with the commercial finance team Skills & requirements: Recently qualified - ACCA or CIMA FMCG/ Retail background - Experience with tangible products Management accounting experience Adaptable and highly motivated Confident user on Microsoft Excel with previous experience using Netsuite, Oracle or SAP Benefits: Competitive salary Bonus Private healthcare Staff discounts

Director of Finance Systems - Global Gaming Firm - Hyperion

West London, London

We have partenered with a leading gaming business to deliver a critical role within their finance operations. As the firm embarks on a challenging programme of change, they seek a high calibre individual to drive out the effectiveness of the key finance application, Hyperion. This is a strategic role within the group and will own the day to day operational support of the finance applications and infrastructure as well as driving out major projects as part of the firms mergers and acquisition activity. You will have an expansive knowledge of finance processes and systems, in particular Hyperion. You will have previously built and managed diverse teams capable of supporting a fast paced, geographically dispersed business that includes technologists, support staff and project groups. The role is very visable across the firm's senior management and will see you deliver to and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business in a dynamic sector that has recently gone through significant changes to its operating structure. Please contact me for more information.

P2P Lead

London, England

P2P LEAD/ CONTRACT/ LONDON/ SAP/ ASAP START A global media company is looking for a P2P Lead to work across multiple work streams within the organisation during a busy time of change and transition back to BAU. Duties: - Drive P2P global process standardisation - Evaluate impact on process, gaps in business requirements and the global design - Work closely with IT during implementation across sites, preparing test scenarios and scripts - Assist in the BAU running of P2P Essential skills: - Experience of leading a P2P work stream - Experience of working with SAP - Experience of working with 3rd party outsource providers If you are immediately available and have a strong track record in the P2P space, then please apply online ASAP.

Financial Accountant

London, England

Cedar are delighted to introduce an exciting opportunity for as a Financial Accountant to join a fast-growing commercial real estate business which believes in supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs. As a Financial Accountant you will be working in the business' head office in Central London. Reporting into the Finance Manager, you will be will a key member of the busy finance team supporting them through the year end. Key responsibilities: Preparation of Group results on monthly basis Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations Assist with monthly/quarterly reporting Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts Assist with the statutory accounts Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Skills Required: Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Experience in Audit or Financial Accounting Strong technical finance knowledge Experience on working collaboratively in a team Advanced excel skills The successful person will be qualified with prior experience of preparing or auditing group accounts. You will have a positive, enthusiastic and hands-on approach with the ability to build strong stakeholder relations across a fast-growing business.

Cash Manager - Treasury

City of London, London

My client are a City based Global Construction Services company who are currently recruiting a newly created role for a Cash Manager to support the growth of the Group. Reporting to the Treasury Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of cash reporting, analysis and forecasting. This is a challenging role which will require you to be able to mix time management and understanding of cash forecasting techniques with an understanding of project and other cash drivers within the business. Key responsibilities will be: Review and oversee the completion and submission of weekly 4wk Cash Forecast. Technical analysis of Cash Forecast variances over the 4weeks. Work with business for greater understanding of Cash forecast drivers. Prepare monthly analysis of Cash variances with explanations and corrective actions. Review and oversee the completion and submission of monthly 12mth Cash Forecast. Technical analysis of Cash Forecast variances over the 12months. Daily cash management of GBP and EUR cash balances. Weekly approval of payments as agreed with GHoT Preparation of Monthly Treasury reports for review by GHoT. Review and oversee the completion and submission of monthly bond control model. Looks for process improvements and support the GHoT in implementing new treasury and banking processed and platforms You will be part-qualified, actively studying and commercially focused, ideally from the Construction (or similar) industry sector. 2-3 years within a similar role is essential. This is a growing business with multiple projects across various countries therefore this role will offer huge scope for future progression with the right person having the opportunity to develop and design the role over time. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV asap for consideration.

Group Financial Controller

City of London, London

Group Financial Controller £150,000 + LTIP + Bonus PE backed Software company London This market leading disruptor is proving to be immensely popular across the investor community with another year of substantial growth and success forecast for 2020 and beyond. The time to join is now, with exciting products and client wins being rolled out to re-enforce a market leading position. As part of the ongoing international growth of the business it is now seeking a dynamic Group Financial Controller to play a key role in providing financial guidance to the leadership team. Reporting to the CFO and leading a talented team, you will: Own financial planning, financial control, financial and management reporting together with the management of relevant external (regulatory) relationships including banks, tax authorities and auditors Coach and develop a team of talented individuals to improved performance and behaviours, ensuring clarity of purpose, development plans are in place and a collaborative and supportive team environment is sustained Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment Manage the month-end process and reporting cycles, including forecasts and monthly management information Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads where necessary and helping to facilitate a transparent understanding of business performance Deliver improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to performance assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases Managing tax risk and develop tax strategies Overall ownership of complex billing and transfer pricing issues Take the existing financial function and continue the automation and simplification of the structure Oversee the consolidation of the monthly/annual results incorporating overseas entities Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance and advising on future corporate activity, i.e. acquisitions or divestments As a highly credible senior finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas and intellectual horsepower, you will be outgoing and capable of translating complex financial information into readily digestible insight for senior management. With a hands-on approach to a rapid growth environment, you will have demonstrable experience of having successfully implemented a best practice financial control environment. Whilst experience of working within a PE backed environment and a relevant sector would be preferred, to be successful in this role you must have experience of working within an international, corporate best practice, fast paced and agile business where you will have coached a team to enhanced performance and executed measurable business improvement. Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite if you are to excel within this exciting business.

Cashbook Management Accountant

City of London, London

Cashbook/Management Accountant - - £45k - - City of London - - Restaurant/Hospitality Cedar is currently working closely with an instantly recognisable restaurant group that is recruiting an experienced Management Accountant to join their team in London. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful Cashbook/Management Accountant will be someone who can identify issues and solve the problems independently and has the excel skills required to deal with a large multi-site business (25+ sites). Industry-relevant experience (either hospitality, leisure, retail) is essential. Some of the duties for the role are: Daily Sales Report- reporting daily achievements of the business Ensuring the accuracy of sales recording in a weekly and monthly basis. Reporting Bank balances in a daily basis. Daily Cash reconciliation - following differences with the sites, Bank. Weekly Credit card reconciliation Reviewing weekly Bank recs. Producing Till reconciliations reports- cash shortages Constant communication with sites and Operation Managers. Investigating the differences. Auditing for errors on a daily basis. First contact for GMs - advising site manager with cash queries. Resolve discrepancies and queries, log and escalate where appropriate. Producing Sales invoices. Monthly reconciliation of other debtors account. Ensuring the accuracy of payments/ receipts recording. Monthly / weekly reconciliation online sales. Monthly / weekly reconciliation App sales. Monthly / weekly reconciliation Deliveroo sales. Monitoring and reconciling in a monthly basis cashbook related nominal accounts, e.g. Petty Cash, debtors, cash shortages Performing bank administration duties. Key Skill: Relevant sector experience would be advantageous - Hospitality, Leisure, multi-site Retail or FMCG A positive attitude who operates effectively but can be resilient when needed Someone with a 'can do' attitude who is not afraid to get stuck into processes and systems that require improvement Strong attention to detail and accuracy Great relationship building skills and a strong communicator Able to work to tight deadlines Intermediate Excel skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Interim Group Reporting Manager

London, England

A fast-paced and rapidly growing FMCG business based in London is looking to appoint an Interim Group Reporting Manager to join their finance team. This role is paying £400-500 PAYE. Responsibilities of Group Reporting Manager: Owning balance sheet reconciliation process Manage yearly audit of group-related companies Responsible for reporting inside the company - including P&L pack, monthly actuals and forecast Transform reporting and control processes Manage and develop a team of 2 finance analysts Requirements of Group Reporting Manager: Recognised accountancy qualifications e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CA Significant reporting experience Ability to juggle conflicting priorities Excellent communication skills Advanced Excel Considerable knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP Hands on, highly driven and motivated individual Experience with key senior stakeholders Able to work in an ever growing and fast paced environment

EMEA Internal Audit Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A FTSE 100 global Consumer group based in Slough is seeking to appoint an EMEA Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description ·Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. ·Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. ·Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. ·Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. ·Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Internal Audit and CFO. ·Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. ·Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. ·Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) ·Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. ·Proactive self-starter, evidence of being resourceful and problem solving. ·Ability to use initiative and comfortable working without constant supervision. ·Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

Group Treasury Manager

London, England

A market leading PE backed global consultancy group based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Responsibilities include: Responsibility for building the cashflow functionality in a new system Develop cash flow forecasts and track cash flow daily Ensure compliance with all loan covenants, including all reporting requirements. Proactive in assessing impact of changes in the business of the covenants - changes in accounting standards, acquisitions Oversee treasury operations; payments, bank recs and administration Prepare monthly and yearly cash flow for management accounts and statutory reporting Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers. Development of treasury reporting via the use of our new systems Support and develop relationships with banks Ensure treasury work closely and have good relationships with Tax, Financial Accounting and Legal to ensure optimal business solutions Develop the FX hedging strategy The successful candidate will have: Qualified ACT or ACA/ACCA Treasury experience (practice or industry)

Group Financial Controller - Tech Start-Up (Post Series - C)

London, England

Technology Start-Up Post Series - C Group Financial Controller London Have you ever thought what it would be like to work for a company that is on a life-enhancing mission? Could you buy into a global expansion plan with a powerful humanitarian message? Do you need to work for a business that builds innovative technology platforms to deliver the above? If YES, then apply for this Group Financial Controller position for this industry pioneer in London. Key responsibilities include: Own the full suite of financial and management reporting, building and coaching an expert finance team to create financial fluidity Managing the global consolidation and delivering the Annual Report, Interim Reporting and Press Releases 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 Working closely with various Group stakeholders including tax, treasury, commercial, developers and marketing Desirable skills include: ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Group consolidation within a PLC size company Team management - top to bottom

Accounts Payable Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a growing online insurance company with the recruitment of an Accounts Payable Assistant. This role will be for an initial 6 month temporary contract based at their UK head office in Central London. Core Duties: Matching, batching and coding of all purchase invoices Review purchase invoices for correct coding and approval Process staff expenses Process credit card expenses Manage invoices and expense queries Personal Specification: Minimum of 2 years Accounts Payable experience Strong communication and interpersonal skills Immediately available Excellent attention to detail

Management Accountant

West London, London

An ambitious Management Accountant is sought by a leading Media business with a sociable, buzzing environment. You will play a key role; taking ownership for the delivery of the month end reporting and working closely with the FP&A and Commercial finance teams. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver the month end process ·Business partner Commercial finance team ·Build key relationships with Payroll system ·Track quarterly bonus schedule ·Track risks & opportunities within P&L lines ·Own P&L distribution process ·Support Head of MA and Finance Director ·Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions ·Drive improved processes and reporting Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (preference for ACA from practice) ·An ambitious self-starter Package: ·Salary to £55k + bonus ·Private healthcare ·Other benefits unique to the industry

Finance Manager

London, England

Finance Manager - PE backed start up - £55-65,000 - Farringdon A Private Equity backed start up in central London with ambitious growth plans is looking for a recently qualified ACA professional to join the business as Finance Manager. You will have overall responsibility for UK financial control - with full month end ownership, budgeting & forecasting, short and long-term planning and oversight of transactional finance. Key responsibilities: Preparation and presentation of monthly management accounts Monthly financial journals submission to parent company Support annual budgeting process for UK business Business partner heads of departments Annual cashflow forecasting, monthly reconciliation & implementing improvements Oversight of accounts payable and accounts receivable functions Be the 'face of finance' for non-finance Department Heads Assist with Group audit process Key requirements: ACA qualified (1-3 years PQE) Ideally industry experience working in a small, growing business Finance Manager - PE backed start up - £55-65,000 - Farringdon

Accountant

London, England

Accountant - - £35k - £43k (Depending on experience) - - Central/South West London Study Support and Bonus attached to the role. Cedar is currently working closely with a global technology provider based in Central London that is recruiting an Accountant to join their team that oversees their EMEA regions. 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 progressive Accountant with EMEA experience and experience of US GAAP Due to the fast-paced nature of the business and the role, the successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate their ability to be flexible when it comes to duties, as the team work together cohesively, which sometimes means there's a crossover with duties. Some of the duties for the role are: Prepare journal entries in accordance with US GAAP Balance sheet reconciliations Accounting for Payroll and associated accruals Intercompany accounting Ensure all treasury journal entries are accurately reflected in the general ledger and preparation of all bank reconciliations Manage VAT return processing/payments Involvement in tax and statutory audits Participate in the compilation of policies, procedures and guidelines over areas of responsibility, looking to improve processes and internal controls Participate in cross training and coverage of other areas of responsibility Key Skill: Part qualified - ideally someone currently studying CIMA or ACCA Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills required, experience of large accounting software package expertise Strong ability to multitask Strong communication skills Must be capable of working independently while communicating with supervisor on progress Detail-oriented while also demonstrating the ability to synthesize a complex issue into a straight-forward message Committed to providing world-class service to both internal and external partners Demonstrates a flexible attitude with the ability to adapt to changing business environments 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.

Acccounts Assistant

South East London, London

My client based in South East London is the leading provider of next generation advertising sales tech to the world's major media brands. They are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant mainly to manage the payables side but also to assist the Financial Controller with month end journals and Balance Sheet reconciliations. You will primarily be responsible for the following: Accounts Payable Manage payables: ensure suppliers are approved and paid correctly on a timely basis, including international payments Perform weekly payment runs Invoice management Credit card reconciliation Expenses checking, authorization and processing Month end Post expense accrual journal and reconcile balance sheet accounts Fixed asset register management Prepayment management Ad-hoc postings from Financial Controller Balance sheet reconciliations Cash Management Bank reconciliations Daily cashflow updates for forecast payments and actuals receipts and payments; multi currency Ensure sufficient funds are available in each bank account Systems Assist Financial Controller with maintaining system - Sage 50 You will be experienced in AP management and comfortable with cashflow forecasting with the ability to work proactively and to deadlines. In return you can expect a salary of £35k per annum with discretionary annual 10% bonus, 25 holidays per hear and study support if required. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please submit your CV asap or forward directly

Management Accountant

London, England

Highly commercial Management Accounting opportunity with extensive business partnering responsibility is available for a hungry up and coming individual to influence business wide decision making within a highly commercial finance environment. You are joining this business in the midst of a journey - Finance is on the up. Controls are ever improving, business wide strategy is increasingly better communicated and they want you to be part of that journey! As Management Accountant you will be responsible for the delivery of comprehensive management accounts at a group level. But you will also have the opportunity to partner with the wider business, encouraging stakeholders to engage with strategic objectives set by the board. You will enhance the reputation of finance, and increasingly you will become a problem solver. Key responsibilities of the Management Accountant: Production of monthly group management accounts and reporting pack (inc. presentation to budget owners) Ensure that appropriate controls are in place and effective Work with the Head of Finance to become trusted business partners to internal stakeholders, developing excellent relationships through quality data and good communication Support the Head of Finance in educating non finance team members to understand and interpret management accounts, financial analysis, relevant controls and other financial areas Production of budgeted P/L, balance sheet and cash flow for the group Financial analysis of existing and prospective business activities as required Finance support to projects Excel modelling: own the development and maintenance of files for reporting, budgeting and detailed cash flow forecast. Assist in the design and build of new tools as required Continuous development of processes and routines such as project reporting, invoicing of non-core activities, timesheet process, purchasing process Other areas as required from time to time The ideal candidate will be: Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Degree educated Practice or industry background - MUST HAVE industry based management accounting experience High energy, interested in making a difference in a commercial finance setting Click the link below to apply!

Business Process Owner - Supply Finance - Global FMCG

Slough, Berkshire

Our client is a leading pharmaceutical and FMCG business with a global presence. As part of an ongoing investment into the firm's core finance platforms they begun a major transformation programme, central to which is the implementation of SAP. This new ERP solution will touch every area and channel the trades across, which will in turn require the various operational units to adapt their business processes to optimise the system's benefits. The role of the Business Process Owner (BPO) is to own the end to end operational processes for all controls across the firm's production planning within the manufacturing lifecycle. This role will work with stakeholders across the organisation to ensure their teams are informed, educated and adopting the new approach driven by the SAP implementation. You will be able to drive change within these divisions, organising workshops in each region to ensure each group adheres to the defined Global Operating Model. You will have spent several years working in a large organisation with a global scope , ideally FMCG focussed and understand manufacturing process, particularly production planning and subsequent controls processes. You would also have a working knowledge of R2R and P2P processes. Knowledge of SAP would be helpful but experience of working within a major transformation programme with a systems implementation at it's core is more relevant. This role will offer a massive challenge by way of the variety of internal stakeholders and regions the programme will affect. The position requires significant travel, initially across the UK and Europe but may in time evolve into a global role. Please contact me for more details.

Accounts Payable Assistant

Teddington, London

My client who is based in Teddington currently has a vacancy available for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for the accounts payable function associated with the payment of external supplier invoices, staff expenses and any other day to day tasks. Ensuring that the ledgers are always up to date and suppliers are paid on time, you will work closely with the other Finance team members to ensure robust financial controls are in place and followed to manage risk and ensure procedures are in line with company policy. On a day to day basis your duties will encompass the following: Matching received invoices to POs/timesheets or supporting information. Following up for PO receipts and missing POs Obtaining Manager sign off for all invoices Processing invoices for approval on internal extranet site Coding and entering invoices in batch on ACCESS and posting to ledgers when approved. Processing invoices for approval on internal extranet site Reconciling supplier accounts with supplier statements Identifying invoices for payment, and sending list of suggested payments to FD Creating payment batches and submission to AP Supervisor for approval Allocating cash payments against purchase invoices when paid. Checking expenses against supporting receipts Obtaining Line Manager sign off of receipts summary Coding and entering expenses in ACCESS Identifying expenses for payment, setting payment up online Allocating payments against expense accounts Periodic reconciliation of employee expense accounts Follow up on any discrepancies Distribute monthly statements to cardholders Collect in expense summaries and receipts to support Barclaycard spend, along with Manager approval Code and enter the Barclaycard spend in batch in ACCESS Allocate Barclaycard direct debits against the Barclaycard spend Reconcile the Barclaycard account monthly Identify areas for process improvement, especially where risks have been identified Assist with month-end close and accruals Produce adhoc reports as requested Any other finance related tasks GDPR for new starters The client is happy to look at this role on either a full or a part-time basis dependant on the candidate requirements and they will be looking to interview for the position this week and next. If the role is of interest, please submit your CV ASAP for consideration.

Front of House Finance Assistant

East London, London

My client an International Shipping organisation is looking for a Front of House Finance Administrator to support with a long term employee sickness. Must be available to start work 9th March 2020. This role will be at least a minimum of 1 month and maybe go on longer. The team is fairly small and the office is located in East London with good transport links. This role offers a competitive salary and would suit someone who is immediately available and looking to get back into work. A successful candidate should have experience working in similar roles; Reporting to the Finance & Commercial Manager and responsibilities include: Meeting and greeting visitors Answering incoming calls and dealing with queries Clerical and administration duties - mail collection/distribution Successfully processing & despatching orders Data entry to Xero accounting system Successfully producing and sending out Sales invoices to customers Issuing software licences to customers Adhoc duties - finance / non-finance related Required: Must have previous front of house / reception experience Must have previous junior level finance administration experience Must be articulate, with excellent communications Able to multi-task and manage own workload Strong attention to detail Strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks or Xero

Front of House Finance Assistant

East London, London

My client an International Shipping organisation is looking for a Front of House Finance Administrator to support with a long term employee sickness. Must be available to start work 9th March 2020. This role will be at least a minimum of 1 month and maybe go on longer. The team is fairly small and the office is located in East London with good transport links. This role offers a competitive salary and would suit someone who is immediately available and looking to get back into work. A successful candidate should have experience working in similar roles; Reporting to the Finance & Commercial Manager and responsibilities include: Meeting and greeting visitors Answering incoming calls and dealing with queries Clerical and administration duties - mail collection/distribution Successfully processing & despatching orders Data entry to Xero accounting system Successfully producing and sending out Sales invoices to customers Issuing software licences to customers Adhoc duties - finance / non-finance related Required: Must have previous front of house / reception experience Must have previous junior level finance administration experience Must be articulate, with excellent communications Able to multi-task and manage own workload Strong attention to detail Strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks or Xero

Financial Controller

London, England

Assistant Financial Controller - Sports Media - London - £60-65,000 + bonus and excellent benefits A multinational Sports Media & Entertainment business in London is looking for an experienced finance professional for a leading Financial Controller role. You will join a high performing and passionate finance team who work with some of the biggest institutions in Football and other Sports globally (Golf, Tennis, Basketball) and report into an experienced Finance Director who has several years of experience in the industry. The culture is non-corporate, meritocratic and nurturing. This is a broad FC role managing 1 direct report and covering financial and management reporting across all 3 Sports Media businesses of a £1Bn turnover division. The business has great retention and career development, and across the business you can see examples of internal promotion and long-term careers across all of Finance; including the opportunity to move overseas if desired. This is a one of kind business for ambitious and passionate high-flyers looking for a long term and progressive career in the Sports Media or Entertainment industries! Key responsibilities: Lead role in the preparation of financial statements for various Media entities in the UK, Europe and Africa Responsible quarterly financial planning and analysis for overhead costs in Media entities Responsible for weekly & yearly cash forecasts with reconciliations Participate & assist with the annual audit Assist in the preparation and submission of quarterly and yearly reporting & tax packs Assist with monthly balance sheet reconciliations Assist with the preparation of quarterly withholding tax schedules for management accountants Responsible for period-end accounting of various companies Ad-hoc project work as required within Media companies. Point of contact for the offshore shared services team Essential skills required: Qualified Accountant with PQE (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Financial reporting experience in a large business Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management A strong interest in Sports or Entertainment would be beneficial Package: £60-65,000 salary 10% bonus 6% pension Private medical + dental + vision Life insurance + income protection Exclusive access to sporting and entertainment events Gym subsidy + tons of other benefits

Finance Process Specialist (Inside IR35)

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services and/or Consulting / Big Four industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant / Consulting / Big Four