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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.
  • Associated British Foods
  • BT
  • BT Openreach
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Pfizer
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Sofa.com
  • Caffe Nero
  • Bank Of Ireland
  • Financial Times
  • Freemantle Media
  • Global Brands Group
  • Hitachi
  • Intuit
  • KOOVS Plc
  • 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
  • Barnsbury Housing Association
  • The Vintners' Company
  • Think Jam
  • 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.,

  • 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,

  • 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 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,

  • 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,

  • 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 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,

  • “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,

  • “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,

  • "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,

  • “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,

  • "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,

  • "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,

  • “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,

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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Procurement Finance Business Partner

Hertfordshire

One of the UK's largest household names are searching for a Procurement Finance Business Partner to support them through an extremely busy period. You will have full ownership of the procurement finance function and commercial reporting. Key responsibilities: Ownership of the procurement finance, supporting an International sales market and financial assessment of new product launches or product changes. Support the Procurement Heads of department and the Procurement Director. Support an international sales market supporting the General Manager. Support and own finance schedules for period end, budgets, forecasting and other ad hoc projects. Other activities will involve process improvement (systems and automation), input to new ERP implementation and annual standard cost setting process. Key requirements: Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA Significant experience of supporting Procurement finance functions Supply Chain finance experience FMCG experience is desirable Strong excel skills This is an opportunity that will suit and individual who has the gravitas to drive the commercial reporting function and have the ability to "hit the ground running".

Senior Accountant

London

A Senior Financial Accountant is sought by a leading global property and real estate business. They have one of the leading names in the industry, boast flagship sites in several major cities across the world and are ideally placed to play a key role in the changing faces of Britain's major cities in the coming years. The Senior Financial Accountant will report into the Senior Finance Manager and be seen as their most senior direct report. Duties will include: Prepare monthly management reports & analysis including budgeting, forecasting and planning along with Business Unit, operational & commercial reports and variance analysis. Identify & analyse exceptions to forecast / plan against actuals; provide explanations. Produce economic and sales forecasts; collating and analysing this information. Contribute to financial reporting around transactions, earnings, profits, cash balances and other financial results to ensure compliance with IFRS / FRS102. Prepare external reporting; ensure the processes behind this reporting are robust and current. A range of ad hoc projects to support the needs of a growing business. The ideal candidate for the role of Senior Financial Accountant will: Be a qualified accountant; ideally an ACA who trained with a Big 4 / Top 6 firm. Possess experience in a reporting role outside of practice. Enjoy working accurately and at pace whilst hitting relevant deadlines. Be adept at managing stakeholders at all levels and from both within & outside finance. Seek a role that will challenge them and potentially offer rapid progression.

Senior Accountant

London

Senior Accountant Blue Chip Tech Business - Central London An awesome opportunity to join a fast paced, dynamic Tech business with an award-winning culture and ranked consistently as one of the UK's Best places to work. This Silicon Valley headquartered blue chip Tech business knows how to look after their employees better than anyone else and have a whole bunch of awesome benefits second to none in the UK! This is Senior Accountant position with full autonomy for one of their key business units, in a growing Finance team - with the UK and international business having high-double digit growth even hitting 100% in recent years, and their share price up 33% over the last year alone. The Finance team drives business growth and profitability through strategic, financial and operational leadership. We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, can build real relationships with stakeholders across the business in a nurturing, fun, buzzing environment. You will need to have knowledge of US GAAP, be able to work independently with minimal hand-holding and be a true team player, with a real desire to improve and simplify processes. You will need to be able to manage your own time, analyse risk and be an analytical thinker. What you get: You will get the best employee benefits and perks available; a buzzing, modern, fun work environment; real opportunities for career growth and progression (the last person in this role has been promoted internally); flexible working (think 3 days in the office); a nurturing and caring senior leadership team who genuinely care for you physical and mental well-being; a sustainable and secure business with genuinely nice people! There are no big egos in this business - but they have a rigorous interview process to keep it that way! Responsibilities include: You will have full oversight of entity month-end close activities and reporting, including reviewing month-end activities of other team members Record and summarize financial transactions and events in accordance with US GAAP Complete monthly P&L and balance sheet analytical reviews with commentary, trend analysis on revenue & close review with FP&A & other key finance stakeholders Be responsible for compiling and interpreting financial information and support for the corporate finance department and implementing internal controls and compliance initiatives. Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual analytics to support accounting assumptions and approach. Statutory accounts (US GAAP to Local GAAP), Indirect Tax and corporate tax activities. Support various projects with ad-hoc analysis and technical expertise to support business decisions. Aid internal customers in compiling financial information; provide technical advice and analytical support. Experience you will need for this unique opportunity: Fully qualified accountant (ACA/CA) from a big 4 or top 10 firm Technical knowledge of US GAAP is absolutely essential Audit client exposure of large, listed multinationals (US listed or FTSE) An analytical thinker who can identify and implement effective processes improvements Must be capable of working independently with full ownership and the confidence to manage processes end-to-end Detail-oriented while also demonstrating the ability to synthesize a complex issue into a straightforward message. Package: £55k + bonus, shares + tons and tons of other silicon valley type benefits

Commercial Finance Analyst

Bedfordshire

Cedar are currently partnering with an exiting business based in Bedfordshire, looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst. This is a perfect opportunity for a graduate with around 2-3 years of experience looking for a step up and a new challenge. Responsibilities: Weekly reporting Month end processes Driving improvements Managing the marketing finance team Being involved in new product launches Requirements: Studying towards CIMA / ACCA / ACA Educated to a degree level Between 2-3 years of experience Experience with month end processes Experience managing the journal You will be results focused with an extremely positive attitude and excellent attention to detail.

Commercial Finance Managers (Multiple) - Media & Entertainment

London

Looking to progress your commercial finance career within the Media & Entertainment sector? Senior Commercial Finance Manager roles (£80k - £85k) Commercial Finance Manager roles (£65k - £70k) London based (WFH) I am currently engaged with a brand-rich Media & Entertainment group to support the rebuild of their commercial finance function by appointing a number of business-facing, influential manager and senior manager positions. Role Overview: Act as a primary business partner to non-finance functions, including Marketing, Sales, Digital, Analytics, Brand Design and Programming. Drive output on P&L through innovative methods, establishing key performance levers to pull. Review business performance and assess success against the strategic plan. Develop clever data tools to measure Brand success and provide management information to summarise achievements. Work with 'creatives' to review new initiatives, stress-testing their commercial viability. Take an ambassadorial role in launching new projects to improve commercial delivery. Skills/Credentials Desired: Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACA) Immaculate academic record Comfortable with complex data sets A sector background in Media, Entertainment, Digital, Ecommerce or Technology

Procurement Specialist

Kettering

Public Sector Health client are looking for an outgoing, driven Procurement Manager to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services for mainly Corporate Services and will be well versed in managing multiple OJEU/EU projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This will be a relatively small team but integral role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. Key areas - ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects in accordance with OJEU/EU regs ·Proven indirects procurement experience - categories must include service contracts and corporate services ·Supplier management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·Knowledge of using government frameworks NHS/Health sector experience desirable PLEASE NOTE this role is currently 100% remote working however will require 1-2 days in the office once government restrictions are lifted.

Procurement Consultant

England

Cedar have been engaged to support a Procurement Consultancy who are on the look for a Procurement Consultant with a salary of up to £40,000 per annum on offer. This role will be permanently home based but will require travel throughout the UK as/when required to meet with key stakeholders. The successful candidate will support the delivery of a range of Sourcing Services to support Health clients in both the Private and Public Sector. The Sourcing Specialist will report into the Sourcing Manager to help deliver a wide range of sourcing activities, to agreed project timescales, which include; category research, supplier engagement, specification development, ITT processes, award and contract management. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career and move into a Consultancy role - the role will expose you to working with a variety of clients/projects and to build a team as you develop in the role. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS qualified however CIPS Level 4 or 5 will be considered Experience supporting the delivery of strategic sourcing and/or category management projects Public Sector procurement (OJEU/PCR2015) process knowledge and experience (experience in the Healthcare market would be advantageous) Experience working for/with a Procurement Consultancy would be advantageous

Interim Procurement Manager

London

Cedar are currently supporting an NHS Trust in Central London who are on the look for an Interim Procurement Manager (Band 7). This role is for an initial 3 month contract (potential to extend) that is INSIDE IR35 on a Day Rate of £238.86. The role will be a mixture of onsite and home based working. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing specific projects and tenders assigned by the Trust and ensure they are compliantly run in line with Public Sector procurement rules and regulations from start to finish to achieve value for money. Candidates applying MUST HAVE: CIPS and/or Project Management qualification Experience working in a similar role in the Public Sector, ideally the NHS Knowledge and experience of running end to end Procurements in the Public Sector

Finance Business Partner

London

Finance Business Partner - FTSE 100 - West London - £55k A FTSE 100 UK power-brand is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Key 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: Recently qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - will consider straight from practice £50-55k + bonus + excellent benefits. Finance Business Partner - FTSE 100 - West London - £55k

Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail)

Leicester

Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail) An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail) to deliver robust strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director, Strategy Director, CFO, Retail & Operations Director and Ecommerce Director to deliver major Innovation and Commercial Programmes within the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Challenge Channel stakeholders to drive profit margins and enhancing output on P&L. Identify, problem-solve and solution-drive key performance areas of the business. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of quantifiable commercial metrics. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant Commercial Finance/Channel Partnering experience RETAIL OR MULTISITE SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Finance Manager (No.1 finance role - future CFO)

London

Start-Up - £6m turnover Management Consultancy - expecting 200% growth in 2021 - London Finance Manager (No.1 finance role - future CFO) £65k + Equity Cedar has been retained by an impressive Management Consultancy start-up to deliver its first finance hire and future CFO. The Co-Founders are former consultants with several years of expertise in their field, which is a lucrative professional service offering to a wide range of SME and global businesses. The group will expect to surpass £25m turnover by 2022, so the business is readying for rapid growth by hiring their first finance professional to lead the function. Key Responsibilities: Strategy & Commercial Planning: Synthesise the company strategic plan into key financial performance indicators. Statutory accounts: Deliver the full year-end cycle of statutory reporting and submission of accounts/annual report. Management Information: Design, build and produce monthly management accounts with appropriate P&L commentary, including variance explanation. Budgeting: Design and create an annual budget in line with overall business operating plan. Forecasting: Partner with Exec and Sales to design and build a forecast model, enabling periodical reforecasting. Cash management: Develop a cash management suite and manage bank relationships, including cash flow forecasting. Overview of the accounts receivable and payable ledgers for reporting, developing a DSO report for accurate invoice collections management. Tax: All corporation tax, compliance and VAT matters. Essential Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant Appetite to develop into a CFO Strong academic profile Entrepreneurial spirit

Finance Business Partner (Retail/Ecommerce) - Multiple Roles

Leicestershire

Finance Business Partner (Retail/Ecommerce) - Multiple Roles Leicestershire £50k - £75k (range based on multiple roles at different levels) An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a number of Finance Business Partners to deliver robust strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director, Strategy Director, Property Director, Retail & Operations Director and Ecommerce Director to deliver major Innovation and Commercial Programmes within the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Challenge Channel stakeholders to drive profit margins and enhancing output on P&L. Identify, problem-solve and solution-drive key performance areas of the business. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of quantifiable commercial metrics. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant Commercial Finance/Channel Partnering experience RETAIL OR MULTISITE SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Finance Business Partner

London

Exclusive role - Finance Business Partner - PE backed Tech - London - £60-65k + bonus Cedar have an exclusive Finance Business Partner role with a well-known fast-paced Tech business. Following a recent PE acquisition by impressive investors with a strong portfolio and network in the Tech market, this fast-paced business has been undergoing a finance transformation with a new punchy Senior Leadership Team (SLT) being appointed to drive ambitious growth plans and further international expansion. This newly created role will report into, and be the 2ic, to the Head of Commercial Finance, helping to drive revenue growth and build on the commercial offering to the business. This is a pure commercial finance role where you will Finance Business Partner the UK MD, Head of Sales and Head of Marketing, covering the full spectrum of commercial finance including profitability analysis, business cases, KPI performance tracking etc. The Senior Finance leaders are ambitious, supportive, and true leaders who provide real autonomy to manage workload but are happy to share their knowledge when seeked and are known to rapidly develop team members. The business will offer significant progression and career growth to high performers, so this truly is a growing business to build a long-term career and growth with as the business expands. Key Responsibilities: Be the business partner to the UK based Managing Director and the rest of the UK Commercial business leaders including Head of Marketing and Head of Sales Lead on profitability and cost analysis Lead on measuring and tracking performance against KPIs Monthly analysis of results for the UK Business Support the UK FP&A team with analysis for long term strategic planning, annual Budget and Forecasting Cycle Work with the Senior Finance Leadership on various Transformation projects Ad-hoc financial analysis and presentations for the PE owners and C-Suite Essential experience you will need to be considered for this role: Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) Commercial finance or commercial FP&A experience in industry Experience partnering Senior stakeholders (Heads of, Directors, C-suite) Good understanding of analysing financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow) Hands-on and willing to be fully immersed in driving improvements across the UK Commercial Finance team Package summary: Base salary £60 - 65,000 Bonus 10% with extra potential on stretch targets Annual leave can increase to a maximum of 30 days with length of service Pension 5% matched contribution Flexible working post lockdown - think 2 or 3 days per week max in the office Monthly work drinks and a sociable culture (post lockdown of course!)

Interim Procurement Manager - ICT

England

Cedar are currently supporting a Public Sector client who are on the look for an Interim Procurement Manager to support the ICT category. This is a permanent home based position on a contract that will initially run for 3-6 months but has the scope to run until the end of 2022. This role is INSIDE IR35 on a day rate range of £300 up to £450 on offer. The successful candidate will support the delivery of end to end OJEU/PCR compliant procurements relating to ICT spend (covering both Hardware and Software). You will also be required to use/call off frameworks such as G-Cloud and DOS, where required, to deliver value for money and innovative solutions. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience covering: Experience in a similar Procurement, Category or Commercial Management role in the UK Public Sector (applications received without Public Sector experience will not be considered) Hands on experience delivering OJEU/PCR compliant procurements covering ICT which have delivered Value for Money (VfM) Experience using Public Sector Frameworks such as G-Cloud and DOS would be advantageous

R2R Finance Lead

London

A R2R Finance Lead is urgently required for a leading media organisation in London, responsible for the oversight and governance of the international R2R service delivery. Experience Required: 5+ years experience operating in a R2R / Record to Report position - within a SSC / Shared Service. Management experience within an outsourced or SSC / shared service R2R function Finance Transition experience, as part of the finance transformation programme. Strong finance / accounting experience - with strong experience in R2R processes. Significant experience of ERP technologies - ideally SAP. Qualified Accountant - ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc. Qualified by experience will be considered. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. R2R / Record to Report / Finance Processes / SSC / Shared Services / Accountant / Finance Transformation / ERP / SAP

Interim Finance Manager

London

Interim Finance Manager - 12 Month FTC Our client is a technology-based business based in the City of London. They are looking to recruit a high calibre Interim Finance Manager for a 12-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be WFH initially and supporting the Senior Finance Manager with the Financial Accounts. As an Interim Finance Manager will be looking to lead the Financial Reporting Team; Duties include but are not limited to: Review monthly statutory P&L and balance sheet data. Oversee the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Review the current billing and credit cover processes to ensure compliance with the Industry Code, to address any control risks and ensure process efficiency. Review the cashflow forecasts and suggest improvements to the process where required. Manage the Annual Report and Accounts process. Ensure the year end audit process runs smoothly and on time. Support with transformation and system upgrades/ changes, as required. Lead the year end audit. Working alongside the Group Senior Financial Accountant, reviewing the monthly forecasts, management information and other reports presented to parent company. The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' ACA qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast-paced environment. You will have knowledge and experience of end-to-end Financial Processes and have previously led a successful audit. Benefits - 10% car allowance

European Financial Controller

London

European Financial Controller Media £85,000 + benefits West London As a market leader in the branded goods sector and with a diverse array of owned and licensed popular brands, this dynamic organisation sells products globally across wholesale, e-commerce and retail channels. It is now seeking a Financial Controller to own the management and statutory reporting for the European segment of a major division. In this high profile and business critical role you will: Manage a team of 8 to deliver multi-region financial/management reporting requirements Work closely with the FP&A team to support the budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning process Review the monthly management results, preparing variance analysis with associated conclusions and recommendations Oversee creation of weekly cashflow forecasts Oversee the statutory accounts preparation for the European entities Coach the team to improved quality and timing of cyclical reporting Manage the relationship with external advisors, i.e. auditors Deliver insightful analysis for actual vs budget of corporate costs Identify weaknesses in processes and controls and execute appropriate improvements Provide support on numerous ad-hoc projects As a proven Financial Controller, you will have owned the statutory and management reporting for an international entity, delivering 'right first time' reporting. With excellent technical knowledge you will have a good understanding of financial systems and an ability to excel within a matrix management environment. You will also have led and developed a team to improved standards through a combination of aspirational leadership, a nurturing mentoring style and first-hand experience of accounting within a fast paced and dynamic environment. Experience of working with German, French or Italian partners, having a second European language and/or experience of working within the following sectors would be an advantage: Brand Management; Publishing; Music; FMCG; Wholesale; Retail; Licensing.

Divisional Financial Controller

Guildford

Financial Controller Circa £90,000 + 20% bonus etc Guildford Business Services Rapidly growing and high successful Services business has created the new role of Divisional Financial Controller for a key element of its business. This busines critical role includes; Owning the month end process for a sizeable and rapidly expanding division Identifying opportunities for and executing improvements across the division Engaging with and influencing a variety of finance and non-finance stakeholders Applying financial acumen to commercial decision making Involved in the budgeting and forecasting Inspired leadership of a small finance team including the day to day management, mentoring and development Helping the business quickly adapt to a constant journey of growth generated change As a qualified accountant with a strong process and controls background, you will also have demonstrably acute commercial awareness which, with the ability to see the wider picture, will enable you to apply it in a business context. With experience of owning a month-end process in a mid-large scale business that has undergone significant change, you will have a natural instinct of how to drive improvements across management and financial reporting. The key behaviours are essential to success in this role, including an inquisitive mindset, an ability to operate at pace and a desire to get into the numbers whilst knowing when to step back to allow for an enhanced strategic vision.

Finance Programme Lead

London

A Finance Transformation Programme Lead is required for a leading organisation in London, working on a large scale finance transformation & ERP implementation programme. Experience Required: Proven track record delivering global Finance Transformation programmes. Proven track record delivering global Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementations programmes. Project Management / Programme Management skills A Finance professional - ideally a qualified accountant (not essential) In depth knowledge of P2P, R2R, O2C, multi company reporting and consolidation Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Transformation / ERP / Programme Manager / Project Manager / Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Navision / P2P / R2R / O2C

Finance Programme Lead

London

A Finance Transformation Programme Lead is required for a leading organisation in London, working on a large scale finance transformation & ERP implementation programme. Experience Required: Proven track record delivering global Finance Transformation programmes. Proven track record delivering global Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementations programmes. Project Management / Programme Management skills A Finance professional - ideally a qualified accountant (not essential) In depth knowledge of P2P, R2R, O2C, multi company reporting and consolidation Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Transformation / ERP / Programme Manager / Project Manager / Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Navision / P2P / R2R / O2C

Finance Manager (No.1 finance role - future CFO)

London

Start-Up - £6m turnover Management Consultancy - expecting 200% growth in 2021 - London Finance Manager (No.1 finance role - future CFO) £65k + Equity Cedar has been retained by an impressive Management Consultancy start-up to deliver its first finance hire and future CFO. The Co-Founders are former consultants with several years of expertise in their field, which is a lucrative professional service offering to a wide range of SME and global businesses. The group will expect to surpass £25m turnover by 2022, so the business is readying for rapid growth by hiring their first finance professional to lead the function. Key Responsibilities: Strategy & Commercial Planning: Synthesise the company strategic plan into key financial performance indicators. Statutory accounts: Deliver the full year-end cycle of statutory reporting and submission of accounts/annual report. Management Information: Design, build and produce monthly management accounts with appropriate P&L commentary, including variance explanation. Budgeting: Design and create an annual budget in line with overall business operating plan. Forecasting: Partner with Exec and Sales to design and build a forecast model, enabling periodical reforecasting. Cash management: Develop a cash management suite and manage bank relationships, including cash flow forecasting. Overview of the accounts receivable and payable ledgers for reporting, developing a DSO report for accurate invoice collections management. Tax: All corporation tax, compliance and VAT matters. Essential Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant Appetite to develop into a CFO Strong academic profile Entrepreneurial spirit

Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail)

Leicester

Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail) An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (Retail) to deliver robust strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director, Strategy Director, CFO, Retail & Operations Director and Ecommerce Director to deliver major Innovation and Commercial Programmes within the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Challenge Channel stakeholders to drive profit margins and enhancing output on P&L. Identify, problem-solve and solution-drive key performance areas of the business. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of quantifiable commercial metrics. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant Commercial Finance/Channel Partnering experience RETAIL OR MULTISITE SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Commercial Finance Manager

London

Commercial Finance Manager - To £65k + bonus / package - London An instantly recognisable, PE backed leisure organisation is seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Manager to drive performance whilst managing two reports - with huge exposure across the business. Key responsibilities: Business partner Commercial and Marketing teams - challenging and advising to drive value Provide detailed performance analysis, highlighting trends Performance review including pricing / product changes, and promotional activity Lead quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting process Management and developments of two direct reports (Financial Analysts - one qualified, one PQ) Lead performance area of weekly trade & performance meetings Work with wider finance team to ensure revenue is representative of business performance Business partner wider business to improve financial awareness of non-finance teams Ad-hoc business projects / initiatives - providing analytical support and commercial challenges Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) Demonstratable commercial finance experience Advanced Excel skills Experience managing relationships with senior stakeholders Drive & energy Package: £60-65,000 base salary 25% bonus Other benefits in kind Commercial Finance Manager - To £65k + bonus / package - London

Audit Senior

London

Audit Senior £50,000 + Bonus + Benefits Are you a newly qualified auditor looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to work on engaging clients from large financial institutions to celebrities from the sports and entertainment sector? Do you want to work in a role that offers unrivalled progression opportunities? Would you like to work on corporate finance assignments in a varied role? My clients are a fantastic London based practice who certainly punch above their weight in terms of client size and work and are looking for an Audit Senior to join their social team. This practice operated seamlessly throughout COVID and are set up for entire remote working or office-based work with full social distancing measures in place. Throughout the lockdown period and beyond I know a lot of similar size practices slashed their staff numbers, but this practice looked after their staff and did not make a single COVID linked redundancy. They have always prided themselves on their client service and this has enabled a stream of new business wins over recent months leading to the need for supplementary staff. The successful Audit Senior will join a social and outgoing team and will be provided with all the platform to progress to Audit Manager level and above. Promotion is based on meritocracy and there is no set cycles when promotions will happen. During lockdown this progressive practice actually made a raft of promotions and there are more to come in January. If you want to work as an Audit Senior where your work will be recognised, appreciated and rewarded then call on 0203 837 9003 or email a copy of your cv to .

Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

London

Senior Audit Manager - Financial Services £75,000 London Top 30 Firm This impressive top tier practice are looking to recruit a Senior Audit Manager to build upon a period of strong growth and support new audit and advisory clients. The key aspect of the role will be to work closely with Partners running a busy portfolio working with a range of clients within their Financial Services sector. In this position you will have a key management role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills as well as being involved in training, managing and appraising staff. This firm have really been one of the success stories throughout 2020, even through this uncertain market they have had impressive levels of staff retention and new business wins. There is an agile working policy with no mandatory office time and the ability for full remote working and onboarding. I recently spoke with an Audit Senior working here who has told me how supportive and open the Partnership have been with all of the staff. You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients including hedge fund managers, corporate finance, brokers and investment trusts. Roles and Responsibilities Audit: statutory audit, planning, completion, attend / lead client meetings etc. Being a key point of contact throughout the year Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients as well as prospective clients Accounts preparation Provision of general business advice to clients Managing the overall service delivery to clients Corporate finance projects (Due diligence, AIM/Standard listings, reverse acquisitions etc) Other special projects Client billing and job recoverability Prospective client meetings Assist in supervising/managing the audit staff including having a responsibility for the coaching and development of the team members reporting directly into you taking responsibility for career development of others Business development activities such as building relationships with target clients or involvement in pitch situations Assist where required in the general running of the audit department Reporting directly to the Partners and having several direct team members report to you The Candidate Behavioural Competencies The successful candidate will be able to multitask in terms of handling multiple clients simultaneously Excellent technical and personal skills to service a portfolio of clients efficiently and effectively Excellent communication skills and be confident, articulate and able to communicate at all levels externally and internally Ability to produce high quality business style reports for non-executive committees Presentation skills for tendering for new work A team player with the ability to prioritise work and work to tight deadlines Strong organisational skills Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships Ability to successfully support, nurture and motivate different team members Work Based Competencies Experience of auditing international groups Expert in producing group financial statements and consolidations Strong knowledge of both IFRS and UK GAAP (including FRS101/102) and international standards on auditing Working knowledge of Tax Experience of Caseware or similar accounts production software Experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and onsite reviews Qualified accountant If you want to work in a meritocratic environment, with full Partner support then there is quite simply no better environment currently. If you are currently working from home, there is quite simply no reason not to have an exploratory conversation. Call to discuss further on 0203 837 9003

Audit Senior

London

Audit Senior Up to £45,000 DOE Remote and then London Are you currently qualified or part qualified in your ACA/ACCA working in a UK practice environment? Are you competently leading audits individually or at the head of a small team? Would you like to work in one of the most social and engaging firms I have worked with in the last 4 years? Cedar are proud to be partnered with this Top 30 practice in the search for a new Audit Senior to join their social and outgoing team? This progressive practice has reacted incredibly well to the challenges of 2020 and as a result of business wins are looking to add to their growing team. Staff morale and retention has been excellent and the role is purely to service the increasing client base. Due to the nature of the inbound work by clients are open on the level of candidate they appoint and are open to meeting with Audit Seniors who are qualified or nearing qualification. All they ask for is UK practice experience and a desire to succeed in an incredibly forward thinking practice. I have worked with this particular client for a number of years and can go into great detail about this role in person, call to discuss on 0203 837 9003.

Not-For-Profit Audit Manager

London

NFP Manager £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits. I am currently working with a highly regarded London based accountancy practice who specialise in the Not-For-Profit sector. Throughout this testing period this practice has capitalised on their impressive market reputation to secure multiple business wins and as such are looking to strengthen their team with a Not-For-Profit Audit Manager. Over the past six months this practice has been incredible in supporting their clients who are all not for profit organisations and arguably have needed the most assistance. Due to the nature of the work undertaken they have managed to keep over 90% of staff levels over the last 6 months and have not made any redundancies in this close-knit team. To continue providing top tier service to their impressive portfolio of Charities, Trusts, Schools and Academies who work nationally and internationally they require a Not-For-Profit Audit Manager to join the team. Sector experience is vital along with UK experience. When you join this social and dynamic team you will be rewarded with a salary well in excess of market rate in addition to a generous pension, annual bonus, and car allowance in addition to genuine opportunities for progression. There are no mandatory requirements to work in the office and they have the full ability to onboard and work remotely and as such will look at candidates from any part of the country. If you want to work in a progressive and caring organisation then call now to discuss in greater detail on 0203 837 9003 or email a copy of your cv to . Interviews are being hosted via Zoom/ Skype.

Accounts and Audit Manager

London

Accounts and Audit Manager North London/Remote Working £70,000 Top 100 firm of chartered accountants seeking an ambitious self-starter who has the drive and determination to reach partner within the next 3-5 years. Portfolio in situ working directly alongside an impressive Managing Partner. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Accounts and Audit Manager who is looking for the next challenge in their career? Do you want to work directly alongside the Managing Partner of an impressive, multi office Top 100 practice? Would you like to take control of your career working in a role where there is a clearly defined route to Partnership? Due to a period of sustained and organic growth my clients have the need for an impressive Accounts and Audit Manager to come in and assist with servicing the Managing Partners client portfolio. You will be tasked with taking control of c.£600k in recurring fees split across audit accounts and tax, with roughly 30% of your time spent performing audit duties. As expected with a Manging Partners portfolio the clients will be vast ranging across sectors and size but always high profile. You will be a trusted business advisor advising clients who have long-standing relationships with this practice. In addition to the client management you will be tasked with heading up a social and personable team of qualified and part qualified staff, inspiring the next generation of accountants. Having worked alongside this practice for several years assisting with multiple successful hires I can personally attest for the outgoing and social nature of the firm and the inclusive environment created. From Partners to Trainees everybody works in a collaborative manner working together to achieve a shared goal. If you want to know more about this Accounts and Audit Manager role then call now on 07542 648105 or email

Audit Senior Manager - Tech, Media & Telco

London

Audit Senior Manager - Tech, Media & Telco London Top 20 £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Partner Track I have recently spoken with the head of department at this Top 20 practice and the influx of inbound work is staggering. Repeated wins and client migration from the Top 6 firms means that there is a great mix of top listed brands with their associated complex work, in addition to mid-market clients where you will be closer to the key decision makers in your advisory capacity. This impressive practice has been one of the great success stories of recent years and this has continued even throughout the uncertainty of 2020. Their growth has been organic, rising through the listings with a growing reputation and client pool. Within this Audit Senior Manager role you will have a great degree of control and can choose to focus your attentions on either the large and listed work or take a larger portion of the SME and OMB market, whatever you feel you would like to focus your career on. Definable metrics and goals are set for your progression to Partner, with this firm having an outstanding reputation for career development. Interviews are happening remotely and there is no need to meet in person if you do not wish, I have recently placed a Senior Manager into another division and the whole process was carried out remotely. Contact now for full details of this outstanding Audit Senior Manager opportunity.

Audit Assistant Manager - Music & Entertainment

London

Audit Assistant Manager Music & Media Team £52,000 + Bonus + Beneifts Music, Media and Entertainment focused Audit Assistant Manager role with exceptional client base. Highly progressive opportunity with a swift route to Audit Manager and above. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Audit Senior looking for a step up? Do you have experience working in the Music/Media sector or the desire to work in that space? Do you want to take charge of your career working in a progressive environment where there is an established timeframe for progression to Audit Manager and above. With brand new offices based in the heart of the West End my clients are a top 50 firm with a general practice offering and are true market leaders in the Music, Media and Entertainment space. The clients that you will be working with are truly household names and you will be working with the biggest brands in the sector. This clients impressive reputation has led to much new business being won and as such there is a portfolio in situ to be managed in due course. The successful Audit Assistant Managers work will be split between Audit (80%) and Accounts (20%) working on a wide variety of clients. Roughly 40% of the portfolio will be based within the Music/Media sector however there is the ability to gain more exposure in this sector if desired. If you want to take control of your career as an Audit Assistant Manager working in an environment where progression is encouraged, and goals will be set to help you progress in your career then call now for full details.

Group Finance Manager - Media

London

Group Financial Reporting Manager - Media - c£75k - London An internationally recognised Media organisation is seeking to appoint a Financial Reporting Manager to lead a talented team; responsible for the delivery of the Group's consolidated financial results, and advising senior leadership on complex technical accounting matters. You will also support senior management with any potential IPO procedures. The ideal candidate will be ACA qualified from a top practice with strong technical accounting experience gained within industry. Key Responsibilities: Prepare group consolidated financial statements Produce quarterly financial reporting Provide key analysis on external group financial reporting matters Advise on technical accounting matters Liaise with group external auditors Advise & support on potential IPO procedures Key Desirables: ACA qualified - practice trained (ideally Big) Technical accounting experience gained in industry £70-75k + bonus + excellent benefits. Group Financial Reporting Manager - Media - c£75k - London

Financial Accountant

London

Financial Accountant - Real Estate sector - Central London - £55k + 15% bonus A unique opportunity with a successful Real Estate business in their central London HQ. This fantastic role is based in an awesome office in central London (that they own - so no risk of relocating) with onsite gym and other amenities, and a buzzing social culture with regular business events and company drinks. This role is ideal for a recently qualified accountant from an accountancy practice background, who is looking for a broad financial accounting role in which they can fast-track their career within a dynamic and growing listed Real Estate business. You will be joining a close-knit and friendly finance team, with supportive senior management who are able to offer fantastic training, support and increased responsibilities to ambitious individuals looking to progress and grow with this successful organisation. You will have direct regular interaction with the Head of Finance and Group CFO, as well as the rest of the Senior Leadership Team including the CEO. The last person to do this role was promoted to Group Finance Manager within 12 months, and they expect to offer rapid progression again for a high-performer in this role, offering someone an accelerated career path to senior management. Summary of responsibilities: This meaty Financial Accountant role will report into the Group Finance Manager and support them in a broad range of responsibilities including: Financial and management accounting, Corporation tax and REIT compliance, Management of other taxes including VAT and employee taxes, Management of the Treasury Function, as well as year-end responsibility for production of subsidiary (UK GAAP) and Group (IFRS) consolidated accounts for external reporting and filing Technical accounting issues Essential experience you will need to be considered for this role: A practice trained qualified accountant ACA/ACCA/CA A background in external audit, accounts prep or tax Good understanding of the primary financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow) Hands-on and willing to be fully immersed in driving process improvements and supporting all areas of finance in a broad, multifaceted role Package breakdown: Base salary £55,000 Bonus c.15% with extra potential to increase on stretch targets Pension 10% employer contribution Medical, life & critical illness cover, and other fantastic benefits including SAYE (Save As You Earn) and other share incentives

Audit Director

London

Audit Director £95,000 London Route to Partner Cedar are proud to be partnered with a highly respected boutique practice in the West End of London to assist with their search for a future Partner. As a result of strong organic growth throughout 2020 and a steady stream of inbound client work this professional and supportive practice are looking to bolster their senior leadership team. Throughout 2020 both staff and client attrition was minimal in face of all the uncertainties in the economic market. This strength and resilience came from the modern approach that the Partnership share and they are looking for the next person to come in and share their values. They currently have a strong mix of both big 4 trained Partners and home-grown talent and as such are keeping a fairly open remit on who they will look to bring on board. Whilst the successful candidate will be very much a future Partner, at the moment they are looking to bring someone in at the Audit Director level and grow them into the Partnership. All they require is that applicants are ACA qualified, holding RI status (or well on their way to achieving RI) and have a good level of both staff and portfolio management. This role is brand new and exclusive to Cedar so call to discuss in greater detail.

Finance Business Partner (Sales & Marketing)

London

Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London This is a truly commercial role - you will business partner various non-finance stakeholders to interpret and analyse financial performance and offer recommendations on how to drive more value using your influencing skills. Key responsibilities: Prepare analysis and advice on commercial deals and transactions Lead delivery of key financials including budget and monthly results Offer commercial insight - translating financial performance to non-finance Build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders - own reporting, analysis and financial guidance for their business area Mentor & coach junior members of the finance team Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA) You may come from an audit OR grad scheme background but must have commercial finance experience gained within industry (large company) Drive & ambition - progression every 6-12 months is achievable for high performers! Package: Base salary varies from £55-60k (Dependent on experience / PQE) 10-15% bonus (has consistently paid out) Amazing benefits package Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London

Senior Commercial Finance Manager

London

Senior Commercial Finance Manager West London £70,000 - £78,000 (+ impressive benefits) - dependent on experience Media - Blue chip brand The opportunity to join this blue chip, household name within the multi-media sector at this level rarely comes along. This is a truly exciting organisation with an instantly recognisable brand and an incredible reputation for career progression and personal development. As part of an ongoing expansion and talent development programme, this dynamic organisation is seeking a highly talented Senior Commercial Finance Manager. In this commercially orientated, finance leadership role you will: Partner various senior business stakeholders, providing a financial lens for every aspect of commercial decision making Lead and coach a team of high calibre qualified accountants Provide financial analysis and advice for commercial deals or corporate transactions Lead the delivery of key financials including budget and monthly results Lead the team to interpret and analyse financial performance and offer recommendations on how to drive increased value using your influencing skills. Own cross-functional finance development initiatives, for example the Graduate Scheme or relationships with external bodies. Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA) An impressive CV with clear and tangible examples of career progression and role specific achievements Demonstrable experience of bringing measurable value to a cross-functional business partnering relationship Energy, drive and ambition First rate communication and influencing skills A background of operating at pace within a highly commercial and large scale organisation Package: Salary range £70k-£78k dependent on experience 15% bonus (has consistently paid out) A truly excellent benefits package

Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

London

Senior Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London This is a truly commercial role - you will business partner various non-finance stakeholders to interpret and analyse financial performance and offer recommendations on how to drive more value using your influencing skills. Progression every 6-12 months is achievable for high performers! Key responsibilities: Prepare analysis and advice on commercial deals and transactions Lead delivery of key financials including budget and monthly results Offer commercial insight - translating financial performance to non-finance Build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders - own reporting, analysis and financial guidance for their business area Mentor & coach junior members of the finance team Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA) You may come from an audit OR graduate scheme background but must have commercial finance experience gained within industry Drive & ambition Package: Base salary varies from £65-70k (Dependent on experience / PQE) 10-15% bonus (has consistently paid out) Amazing benefits package Senior Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London

Systems Accountant

London

A Systems Accountant is urgently required for a leading organisation in London, supporting the Finance community post ERP implementation. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Systems Analyst / Systems Accountant Proven track record supporting, administering, enhancing Finance Systems. Finance background, ideally a qualified accountant. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and/or Navision system experience is desirable. Previously worked in Retail, Leisure, Hospitality, or an industry supplying into those industries are desirble. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Systems Analyst / Systems Accountant / Finance / Accountant / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central / Navision

Procurement Manager

Bristol

Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Procurement Manager on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC). This role will be mainly Home Based with occasional travel to the office in Bristol (in line with government guidance) with a salary of up to £44,000 on offer. The role of the Procurement Manager will be to ensure commercial activity is; performed to the highest standards and maintained, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. You will be required to pro-actively participate in developing and implementing Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements - this may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. You will also be required to negotiate contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings and to ensure Commercial MI is accurate and up to date and submitted on time Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Strong background in roles covering Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management and/or Commercial Management Experience managing end to end OJEU/PCR2015 compliant procurements in the UK Public Sector Experience specifically working with the MOD or NHS/Medical Equipment would be advantageous

Record to Report (R2R) Lead

London

A Record to Report (R2R) Lead is urgently required for a leading media organisation in London, responsible for the oversight and governance of the international R2R service delivery. Experience Required: 5+ years experience operating in a R2R / Record to Report position - within a SSC / Shared Service. Management experience within an outsourced or SSC / shared service R2R function Finance Transition experience, as part of the finance transformation programme. Strong finance / accounting experience - with strong experience in R2R processes. Significant experience of ERP technologies - ideally SAP. Qualified Accountant - ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc. Qualified by experience will be considered. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. R2R / Record to Report / Finance Processes / SSC / Shared Services / Accountant / Finance Transformation / ERP / SAP

Finance Data Lead

Cambridgeshire

A Finance Data Lead is urgently required for a leading Technology organisation in Cambridge, working on a large-scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance professional. Experience with design and management of a Data Warehouse or BI solution (technical skills not required) Business Analysis and Project Management skills Strong understanding of Master Data principles Strong MS Excel skills. ERP experience - ideally Oracle Fusion, will consider other Oracle products, SAP. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Please note remote working / flexible working is available for this role. Finance Data / Data Warehouse / BI / Master Data / Data Quality / Oracle / Oracle Fusion / SAP / Data Management / Remote working