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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
  • Post Office
  • 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
  • W H Smith
  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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.,

  • “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,

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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Finance Business Partner - FMCG

London, England

Superb opportunity to join a leading FMCG brand during a period of sustained growth. You will be a true business partner - working with Operational, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Directors; to ensure effective delivery of financial planning & analysis to Senior Management. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver robust financial planning, analysis and reporting for Group Operations and Supply Chain. ·Financial modelling and analysis; supporting Innovation department ·Planning and coordination of budgets and quarterly forecasting across business units ·Review budgets & reforecasts of individual business units - presentation & analysis against 3-year plans ·Partner and offer support to commercial pricing team ·Partner the Global Purchasing team re capital management Package: ·£65-75k base salary ·Car allowance up to £10k DOE ·Bonus up to 40% (min 20%) ·Full medical cover for you + family ·Other excellent benefits inc. flexible working arrangements Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified ·FMCG/Supply Chain/Cosmetics/Healthcare experience

Project Manager - Knowledge and Information Management

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager with SC level security clearance to support the Information Security Manager and act as Knowledge and Information Management professional within the organisation (You must already hold active SC Clearance). The role involves developing and implementing an information management strategy, assisting in the deployment of information management solutions and reviewing and updating existing policies and procedures. You will be involved in developing and maintain information retention schedules, ensuring the organisation meets its commitments to the Transparency Agenda and building positive relationships with key stakeholders. Essentials for this role include experience in a similar role previously and having knowledge, understanding and experience of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems as well as information management trends. You will have an understanding of information classification techniques, proven experience in the development and implementation of information management strategy and a familiarity with the relationship between information management, UK law and regulatory regimes. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Minimum of SC level Security Clearance ·Experience in a similar role ·Ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels to shape the department's information requirements and engage with teams as a subject matter expert ·Understanding of process of document management and applying standards to data held on computers ·Self-motivated, organised, proactive and innovative ·Strong written and verbal communication skills enabling to share your expertise and experience with technical and non-technical staff

FP&A Analyst

Greater London, England

I am currently working with an instantly recognisable professional services business who are looking for a talented individual to join their large FP&A team based in Central London. Main Responsibilities: -Supporting the Head of FP&A in working with Divisional stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders -To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts for head office and central departments -Responsible for the monthly reporting of the division, including monthly commentary -Working closely with the procurement team to ensure accurate calculation, timely recognition -To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist key stakeholders with the improvement of commercial contract profitability. Requirements: You will ideally be qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent. Have some experience in a analytical role. Strong Excel skills and exposure to large data sets

Senior Management Accountant - Retail

London, England

An international retail business is looking for a progressive individual to lead the management accounts team whilst providing commercial insight to senior management. Key responsibilities: ·Managing month end process - review of monthly management accounts prepared by team (2 direct reports) ·Responsibility for monthly reporting packs coordination - including P&L and Business Unit commentary ·Quarterly business review with key stakeholders - including CFO & CEO ·Variance analysis - provide commercial insight to the board management ·Manage annual budgeting process ·Business partnering with wider finance team and non-financial teams ·KPI production & management ·Ad hoc project work Key requirements ·ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified ·Multi-site retail experience ·Full P&L management Salary to £60k + benefits.

Interim Group Accoutant

London, England

A large retail business based in West London is currently looking for an Interim Group Accountant to join their growing finance team. Responsibilities shall include: ·Day to day management of a global division, including implementing internal controls and ensuring exceptional financial reporting processes. ·Lead and deliver the design and implementation of finance processes to support a more efficient and automated process. ·A key contact for annual audit and responsible for completion of annual statutory accounts. ·Ensure timely reporting for all significant accounting transactions, implementation of relevant accounting standards, preparation of technical accounting memos to support all accounting positions. ·Interact frequently with senior leadership to support on technical accounting implications ·Support to the business and finance team to ensure that the plans for the business are robust, achievable and clearly presented to management. ·Taking ownership of financial control for adhoc projects Key Skills: ·Qualified Accountant ·Strong technical accounting skill set An ability to communicate and work effectively at all levels, with proven stakeholder management ex

Commercial Finance Manager

Berkshire, England

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

Payroll Administrator

Loughton, Essex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity. This organisation have created a household name that is instantly recognisable and continues on an exciting growth journey. They are looking for a AP Consultant who is seeking a temporary role in finance. The role has a chance of turning permanent for the right candidate. Some of the key responsibilities are: Some of the key duties are: Processing high-volume timesheets on a weekly basis -approximately 4,000 Dealing with payroll queries Supporting the wider function, working in a team of 15-20 The following skills will be required: Excellent communication skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Intermediate excel skills Previous experience within payroll, and an understanding of NI/PAYE and Statutory Deductions is highly desirable If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Commercial Manager

Greater London, England

One of the UK's largest housing associations is seeking a commercial manager who will be an ambitious, self-sufficient, hard-working individual, based in Central London. The Procurement and Commercial management team with work together to deliver on major projects across the business. You'll need to have a pro-active approach to commercial services and work with the business to ensure value for money is at the heart of every contract let. We'll expect you to deliver contract reporting and spend leakage reports and develop innovative tools for procurement. It is crucial that you possess communication skills, composure and the ability to negotiate. I'm interested in hearing from people in both public and private sector organisations. The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Cross category management - indirect spend. Experience managing major projects as directed by the Commercial Lead and the commercial programme. Experience in delivering major procurement projects Have the ability to investigate key areas of spend to identify savings or value opportunities and develop strategies to "get" the money/value and keep it. Effective negotiation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to self-motivate within planning and organisation Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office Ideally MCIPS qualified

CFO

London, England

CFO Media Central London C£120,000 + benefits With an enviable client portfolio of blue chip brands and a reputation across the market for innovation, agility and dynamic delivery, this ambitious Media SME has anchored its success on the quality of its people. Having recently received significant funding it is now poised to triple in size over the next 4 years. To help guide the direction of this exciting stage of growth it is seeking to appoint a charismatic CFO. In this business critical role, you will: As a member of the Exec team and partnering the CEO/Founder, acting as confident and advisor driving the business agenda, ensuring business decisions are grounded on both financial rationale and business context Help form the strategic direction, applying business creativity in tandem with financial discipline, bringing commercial rationale to future investments opportunities Coach and develop a small finance team and manage the outsourced accounting relationship in the US Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance, and advising on any future corporate activity Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads and actioning a transparent understanding of business performance Work closely with the various functional agency teams to encourage improved understanding of pricing, cost control and client contract profitability Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' environment Own the budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Take the existing financial function and introduce automation and simplification across the structure As a highly credible senior finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas and intellectual horsepower, you will have demonstrable experience of successfully partnering an Exec team, having played a critical role in the growth journey. With a natural hands-on approach to an entrepreneurial SME environment, you will easily demonstrate the skills and behaviours to operate at ground level in a shirt sleeves rolled up capacity and simultaneously able to provide strategic guidance and leadership. Previous experience of working within the Media sector is not essential however, to be successful in this role you will have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced SME where you will have 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 dynamic, fast paced and exhilarating environment.

Finance Manager - FP&A (FTSE 250)

London, England

A global brand and FTSE 250 business has a high-profile Finance Manager role covering a £2.5Bn turnover region based in their HQ in central London. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market. Responsibility: As the senior Finance Manager you will have first line responsibility for delivering the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of the divisional Senior Management. You will need to speak to stakeholders across the business to full understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. These reports will ultimately reach to Group CFO level, helping control and drive performance in 30 countries. The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability, partnering the senior leadership team. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture. Experience requirements for the Finance Manager role: Qualified accountant with significant PQE FP&A experience in a large, complex structure Good career progression with a strong academic background Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent interpersonal skills with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders

Payroll Administrator

Loughton, Essex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a payroll administrator. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Processing high volume weekly payroll ·Dealing with payroll related queries This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Intermediate Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience processing weekly payrolls If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Cash Allocations Clerk

City of London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Medical Recruitment company with the recruitment of a Billing/Cash Allocation clerk. This role is based in their vibrant head office based in the city. Our client are looking at a temp contract for 4 weeks with a view of then offering a 9 month Fixed term Contract paying 23-24k. The main duties of this role include: ·Running the weekly billing process ·Issue invoices to customers ·Posting & allocating daily receipts to accounting system ·Resolving queries internally around invoices ·Resolving queries around invoices ·Account reconciliations Personal Specification ·Excellent attention to detail! ·Ideally worked in a recruitment company previously ·Cash Allocation experience ·Immediately available or 1 weeks notice This is a great opportunity for someone who is early on into their finance career and is looking for a progressive role in a growing company.

Financial Controller

London, England

A commercially-minded Financial Controller is required for a luxury consumer-oriented business with exciting growth plans, based in Central London. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is the most senior finance role within the organisation. With full ownership and accountability for running all aspects of the finance function, you will play an integral role in managing relationships both internally and externally. Key responsibilities will include: Developing reporting and management information across the group, identifying and delivering process improvements Preparing the monthly and year end management accounts, VAT, payroll and KPIs, statutory reporting and the business plan, budgets and forecasts Providing commercial analysis and insight to facilitate effective business decisions Building relationships across the wider business, acting as a key interface between finance and the operational divisions as well as external stakeholders The successful candidate will be a well-rounded accountant with a strong reporting background and adaptable approach that enables you to simultaneously understand the business's long-term accounting needs whilst being able to 'roll your sleeves up' and get into the detail. Prior experience of Sage would be highly advantageous. With exceptional communication skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams. You will have a commercial mind set, and the emotional intelligence to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner.

German speaking Accounts Assitant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently working with a Management consultancy based in Central London who have recently had an internal finance restructure. Because of this they are now on the search for a German speaking Accounts Assistant to join the team immediately. This is an amazing opportunity for strong candidates who want more exposure to a hands-on role or between contracts. Duties of this role will include: -Posting purchase orders -Raising sales invoices -Bank reconciliation -Month end duties -Process of expenses To be suitable for this role you will need to be immediately available and fluent in German

Procurement Manager

Greater London, England

One of the UK's largest housing associations is seeking a procurement manager who will be an ambitious, self-sufficient, hard-working individual, based in Central London. This position will be reporting to the Head of Procurement to support the delivery of their first-class procurement service whilst maintaining the development and value of their suppliers The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Cross category management - indirect spend. Knowledge and understanding of procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Effective negotiation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills Have the ability to self-motivate within planning and organisation Ideally MCIPS qualified Have the ability to build rapport with internal and external customers/suppliers Strong IT Skills - competent user of MS Office

Tax Manager - Part Time

London, England

Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site retail business in a newly created part time position - they offer extremely flexible working arrangements. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of tax and treasury; working closely with the core finance team. Key responsibilities: Tax Support development of tax strategy Oversee VAT processes - including VAT returns Produce corporate tax returns Deferred tax calculation Monitoring changes to legislations Tax planning & optimisation Treasury Cashflow forecasting Support development of treasury policy Manage day-to-day banking Manage debt facilities - including refinancing Manage hedging facilities Package: Salary to £65k (pro rata) 15% bonus Private medical insurance Extremely flexible working arrangements Other benefits unique to the business

Finance manager

West London, London

Cedar are delighted to bring to market this exciting role within one of the world's leading media agencies. A constant leader in the market, they are on the search for an ambitious individual to help develop and manage a small team of accountants. You will also take a stronghold in the preparation of the monthly accounts. Key responsibilities: ·Manage and develop a team of 5 staff ·Produce the monthly management accounts ·Review and prepare the budgets and forecasts ·Business partner with senior finance and finance HOD's ·Liaise with various departments for the budgets and costs from a P&L perspective ·Prepare the statutory accounts ·Prepare all the VAT returns Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) ·Experienced of managing a team is essential ·Significant exposure to senior stakeholders ·Experience in a similar role This is a fantastic role with significant exposure to senior individuals within the business. You will have the gravitas to challenge senior stakeholders and be a key driver in the performance of the current team. You will take pride in developing the team while producing high quality management packs.

Interim Finance Business Partner

London, England

A high profile service organisation is looking for a Finance Business Partner to assist their team, based in London, £350-£425 per day. Key role responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Work with the senior management team to review and prepare business cases - Provide constructive feedback and challenge (where appropriate) to senior leaders on cost proposals - Assist the relevant business units with financing and refinancing activities - Assisting with the budgeting and forecasting process - Monthly management accounting responsibilities - Continual improvement and development of existing processes - Ad hoc projects where required Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant commercial finance experience - Strong financial analysis background - Strong modelling capabilities - Demonstrable experience of senior stakeholder engagement and management - Track record of improving financial processes - Advanced Excel - Experience of working in a complex, matrix work environment would be beneficial - Services or related sector experience would be advantageous - Excellent, proactive communication skills - Problem solving, hands-on mentality - Motivated to add value from the outset Interviews will take place for this opportunity on week commencing 25th February.

Financial accountant

West London, London

Cedar are delighted to bring to market this exciting role within one of the world's leading media businesses. A constant leader in the market, they are on the search for an ambitious individual to help develop and manage a small team of accountants. You will also take a stronghold in the preparation of the monthly accounts. Key responsibilities: ·Manage and develop a team of 5 staff ·Produce the monthly management accounts ·Review and prepare the budgets and forecasts ·Business partner with senior finance and finance HOD's ·Liaise with various departments for the budgets and costs from a P&L perspective ·Prepare the statutory accounts ·Prepare all the VAT returns Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) ·Experienced of managing a team is essential ·Significant exposure to senior stakeholders ·Experience in a similar role This is a fantastic role with significant exposure to senior individuals within the business. You will have the gravitas to challenge senior stakeholders and be a key driver in the performance of the current team. You will take pride in developing the team while producing high quality management packs.

Financial Controller - Retail

South West London, London

A leading retail business are actively recruiting an all-round FC to manage all monthly & quarterly reporting for the Group, and business partner both finance and non-finance colleagues. Based South West London. Key responsibilities: ·Management & statutory reporting for the Group ·Oversee month end; balance sheet and intercompany reconciliations ·Implementation of quarterly reviews ·Manage annual audit process ·Statutory returns, Corporation Tax, VAT and Intrastat returns ·Support FD on Group tax matters ·Manage and develop finance team ·Support FD on Group Finance projects Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Group reporting/Stat accounting experience Package: ·Salary £60-65k ·10% bonus ·Benefits including private medical cover

Group Tax Manager - Retail

Croydon, Surrey

Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site retail business - they have recently been publicly listed after doubling in size over the past 24 months. This is a newly created role within an impressive and growing team. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of tax and treasury; including partnering the core finance team as well as non-finance colleagues. Key responsibilities: Tax ·Support development of tax strategy ·Oversee VAT processes - including VAT returns ·Produce corporate tax returns ·Deferred tax calculation ·Monitoring changes to legislations ·Tax planning & optimisation Treasury ·Cashflow forecasting ·Support development of treasury policy ·Manage day-to-day banking ·Manage debt facilities - including refinancing ·Manage hedging facilities Package: ·Salary to £65k ·15% bonus ·Private medical insurance ·Other benefits unique to the business

Accounts Payable - Expense Management

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a well known Hospitality company with the recruitment of an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant who's had a strong focus on expenses and cash allocations. This is a temporary role until July with a view of being made permanent. You will need to be immediately available for this role and travel to West London. Key Duties: ·Reducing un-allocated cash ·Daily posting and allocation of BACS & Direct Debits ·Dealing with high volume of queries ·Performing bank reconciliation ·Supplier statement reconciliation ·First point of contact for expenses queries ·Set up new joiners on the online expense system ·Run expense report ·Run weekly financial reports from expenses system ·Administer Credit card system ·Upload credit card statements onto expense system To be suitable for this role you must have strong Expenses & Cash Allocation experience and ideally have dealt with Stock invoicing previously.

Accounts Payable Assistant

West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a well established Hospitality organisation in West London with the recruitment of an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant. This role will be temporary until July with the view of being made permanent so you will need to be immediately available to considered for this role. Key Duties: ·Process purchase invoices including checking all cost centre and General ledger coding to ensure accurate reporting ·Prepare, process and record payment runs ·Ensure all invoices and expenses have been authorised ·Process and paying of staff expenses (Credit Cards & Fuel Cards) ·Daily posting and allocation of payments ·Bank reconciliation ·Allocating direct debits to suppliers Ideally you would of worked in a high volume environment and have experience of processing stock invoices, You will also need to travel to West London.

Senior Cash Allocation Analyst

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cash Allocation Analyst. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Daily review of customer accounts, identifying customers for allocation ·Investigation into receipts, to identify the transactions that payments relate to ·Production of customer account reconciliations, clearing identifying: oItems to be allocated oQueries still to be resolved ·Reduction in levels of overall unallocated cash ·Support and work collaboratively with wider transactional finance teams ·Project management of the overall allocations work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Intermediate Excel - VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables ·Strong attention to detail ·Understanding of Credit/Cash collection function If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Business Analyst

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Business Analyst (BA) (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support the requirements capture process for a new Government IT system. You will work with a team of BA's and User Researchers to capture the business functional and non-functional process driven requirements and will take the lead in defining modular business functionality. The role will involve producing detailed process modules which are fully compliant with the project standards and defining user stories, user journeys, testing criteria, facilitating workshops and engaging with stakeholders. This role requires regular travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights at a time across the UK (including York, Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed). You will be involved in capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models and defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address threats and exploit opportunities. You will be proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models, stakeholder management and BMPN modelling to support the definition of To-Be processes. Having knowledge of MOD or Government workings at Secret level regarding IT Development, Records Management and Security organisations is desirable. Key tasks and responsibilities; ·At least 4 years' experience in facilitating workshops and requirements capture techniques. ·Proficient in UML2 Modelling for Use Cases, Activity Swimlane models and context models. ·Proficient in BPMN modelling to support the definition of the To-Be processes. ·Proven experience in stakeholder management. ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations. ·Generation of User Stories, Epics, User Journeys, Features and non-functional requirements. ·Capturing and modelling the As-Is Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity to undertake SWOT analysis. ·Defining modular To-Be BPMN process models to address the threats and exploit opportunities.

IT Programme Manager - Interim

London, England

IT Program Manager Insurance Central London Contract £600-£650 6 Months The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for an IT Program Manager to join a large insurance business based in Central London. The individual must have Agile experience and have worked in the insurance industry before. They are looking for someone to join their business as soon as possible and make a great impact to the team. The Role: Manage the IT Program scope and deliverables. Deliver the IT Program in a timely and efficient manor making sure everything runs as smooth as possible. Manage third parties to ensure all key financial metrics are hit without compromising the program and project deliverables. Develop best practice tools for the program and project execution and management. Manage existing transformation plan and complete IT transformation plan for the new acquired business. Communicate with stakeholders, team members and support to ensure a smooth delivery of the project. The Requirements: Must have agile experience. Must have worked in insurance before. Scrum Master experience (desirable) Worked and delivered a large IT program before.

Group Finance Manager (Tech SME)

London, England

High-growth PE backed Tech business Central London This high-growth, buzzing Tech business with HQ in London has a presence across several international territories and is on-target to more than double in size in the next 4 years with 60% annual growth. With significant backing by a leading Silicon Valley PE house, the CFO has created a new role to support the expected growth to reach £100M turnover within the next few years. Supporting this growth is the need for an ambitious ACA qualified Finance Manager with the energy and drive to overhaul and improve the quality and efficiency of financial information. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a team from day one, taking a lead in Finance to guide reporting and business processes improvement, and become a senior leader in the Finance team. The role will work closely with the Head of FP&A, being instrumental in providing accurate and detailed actuals for management reporting. There will be real opportunity for progression, including moving into other areas of Finance and abroad. Responsibilities: Production of the monthly Board Pack with supporting commentary and analysis Preparation of monthly consolidated group financial statements consolidating 5 entities Manage 1 direct report and grow the team as necessary including recruitment activities Management of monthly close process and Global Chart Of Accounts Maintain the group's consolidation system and support the current finance transformation Maintain and develop transfer pricing policy, managing the relationship with external advisers where necessary Preparation and review of financial information on an ad-hoc basis for Senior Management What we are looking for: ACA qualified with strong academics; You will have played a key role in driving best practice reporting or process improvements; You will also have demonstrably high levels of commercial acumen, communication skills and a logical approach to business methodology; Critical is the hunger to drive improved changes in a fast-paced and dynamic PE backed 'Tech Start-up' environment; Experience with Technology, Software or SAAS would be hugely beneficial to hit the ground running in this role!

Accounts Receivable Manager

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a fast growing Technology Business based in Central London They are looking for a AR Manager to join their organisation on a temp to perm basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Revenue Accrual's ·Assure timely and accurate invoicing. ·Manage cash application making sure all cash receipts are applied properly ·Assure that the companies standard template regarding invoice sample is in place for every customer ·Conduct credit checks on all customer, establish and manage limits ·Make recommendations to improve quality of invoicing and collection procedures. ·Weekly reporting of invoicing totals/aging totals/cash receipts/invoice adjustments This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working within subscriptions is highly desired ·Excellent stakeholder management If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Programme Manager - Interim

Surrey, England

An experienced Programme Manager is required in helping shape and deliver Business & IT Change projects and programmes. Experience Required: -Successful track record delivering e2e Business & IT Change projects / programmes. -Specifically, must have a successful track record managing large IT & integration change programmes. -Must have delivered these projects / programmes within the Insurance sector. -Strong understanding of Agile development in respect to IT delivery. -Strong communication, stakeholder management, communication skills. Programme Manager / Project Manager / Business Change / IT Change / Insurance / Agile

Data Analyst

London, England

Data Analyst £300-£400 Central London Contract Business Services 6 Months The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Data Analyst to work for a global business services company based in Central London. They are looking for a Data Analyst to join them on their CRM programme. This is for a six-month contract. The Requirements: ·Data Migration experience between CRMs. ·Source Data Analysis experience. ·Data mapping, reconciliation on CRM systems. ·Ensuring awareness of master data management and data governance. ·Must have experience with Salesforce. ·Data Analysis experience.

Business Analyst

City of London, London

Leading business services company based in central London is looking for two Business Analysts for a huge transformation programme being rolled out across a number of different sales divisions. The successful candidate will require experience of CRM consolidation in a large organisation within a complex environment. The successful candidate will have substantial Business Analyst experience and will be able to get up to speed rapidly. Sales process experience is a must, ideally within managed service or professional services. Due to the nature of the program, Salesforce experience will be required in order to hit the ground running.

Data Analysts

City of London, London

A leading Business Services organisation urgently require a Data Analyst to support a large scale complex CRM Transformation programme. Experience Required: -Strong Data Analyse background. -Data migration experience between CRM's. -Data mapping, data reconciliation. -MDM and Data governance experience -SalesForce experience is essential Data Analyst / Data Analyse / Data Mapping / Data Migration / Reconciliation / Data Governance / Salesforce

Test & Release Manager

City of London, London

A leading Business Services organisation urgently require a Test & Release Manager to support a large scale complex CRM Transformation programme. Experience Required: -Strong hands on Test Management & Release Management background. -Defining test strategy. -Coordinate UAT process. -Define test scripts. -Previously worked with external partners / vendors. -Strong stakeholder, communication, and relationship management skills across all levels including senior executives. -Marketing Automation experience is beneficial. -SalesForce experience is essential Test Manager / Test Management / Release Manager / Release Management / Salesforce / UAT

Commercial Finance Manager

West London, London

A unique opportunity for a broad CFM role in a multinational established brand, with several growing revenue streams recognised as the global player in their market! The organisation spans multiple sectors in over 180 countries where they are renowned for helping their clients achieve excellence. This role is hands-on, and will blend financial analysis for commercial, bids and projects, allowing you to take ownership of the Balance Sheet and Cashflow, Forecasting and Budgeting, and leading monthly meetings where you will partner the business leaders. This role will be an integral part of the finance team owning the revenue line and cost centres. What is on offer: My client are offering the opportunity to join a growing and dynamic business, in a strong team to establish a strategic finance function, business partnering senior stakeholders, and truly adding value to the wider business. On top of the salary, generous bonus and corporate benefits, they are also offering 27 days holiday. What are we looking for: An ambitiuos, qualified accountant with PQE and proven experience in budgeting, forecasting, process improvements and business partnering. You should have experience influencing Senior stakeholders, have strong Excel and exposure to models, with full month-end experience.

German speaking Accounts Assitant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently working with a Management consultancy based in Central London who have recently had an internal finance restructure. Because of this they are now on the search for a German speaking Accounts Assistant to join the team immediately for 4-8 weeks. This is an amazing opportunity for strong candidates who want more exposure to a hands-on role or between contracts. Duties of this role will include: -Posting purchase orders -Raising sales invoices -Bank reconciliation -Month end duties -Process of expenses To be suitable for this role you will need to be immediately available and fluent in German

Associate Director Corporate Finance

London, England

An Associate Director Corporate Finance for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with exciting growth opportunities and a rapidly expanding portfolio. This a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. This will be a highly visible position, with extensive exposure to senior management and stakeholders. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions, leading this process through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. With high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas and communication skills you will be comfortable working with a global portfolio, interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders, sitting on board meetings and operating at both a tactical and strategic level. Additionally, you will have the ability to focus on the big picture as well as the detail, to ensure analytical rigour when managing complex matters.

Interim Group Tax Manager

London, England

Role profile: GROUP TAX MANAGER - Maternity Cover JOB PURPOSE: -Tax compliance, strategy, policy and planning for the Group and its subsidiary companies. -Point of contact for HMRC and external Tax Advisors. -Oversight and development of Tax assistant -Strategic insight and support in M&A transactions. JOB SCOPE: ·The overall scope of this role is as follows: -All corporate, sales and employment tax; -Staff management responsibility; -All members of the THE COMPANY governance structure; and -All companies within the THE COMPANY structure. KEY RELATIONSHIPS: ·Reports to: Chief Financial Officer Line manages: Group Tax Assistant ·External: HMRC and professional advisors Internal: The Board, and all other members of the governance structure, the Executive; other senior staff, and other staff in the CEO's office KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Accountability & governance -Work with the CFO to ensure an effective tax framework across THE COMPANY that keeps apace with the business's growth, activities and ambitions. -Provide appropriate and timely information to the CFO to support THE COMPANY's tax framework. -Work with the CFO to ensure high standards of probity, accountability and transparency. -Ensure THE COMPANY's tax management and processes are fully compliant and cognisant of best practice. -Keep abreast, horizon scanning to identify necessary changes to the THE COMPANY tax framework, ensuring potential impact is understood and managed appropriately. ·Contributing to leading the business -Ensure that the Group's tax compliance is completed accurately and on time. -Provide tailored support & advice for all business units to develop their understanding of tax implications of all current and future business activities. -Advise and support the CFO so that she is well-positioned to understand the tax position of THE COMPANY. -Oversee the transition to making tax digital for VAT -Support the Executive in ensuring an appropriate tax framework is in place to meet statutory, regulatory and financial requirements. -Ensure all policies and procedures related to tax are appropriately monitored and kept under review to safeguard THE COMPANY's interests. -Ensure value for money in the planning of all activity. -Establish and maintain strategic professional relationships with external tax advisers, HMRC, and senior management across The Group. -Provide ad hoc support to the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance on matters arising within the areas covered by the role. ·Contributing to leading customer experience -Ensure that the tax strategy and policies support the delivery of services to customers in accordance with the Business Plan. -Be open to considering new technology and innovation to further improve tax compliance and support ·Leading people -Act as a role model for the Group's values, utilising situational leadership to empower and encourage high performance and creativity within your team and other colleagues. -Support the Executive in the effective management of change, integration and improvement. -Help support a climate where diversity of profile and thought is valued and celebrated. -To establish a robust culture of performance management with clear targets and monitoring arrangements to manage performance across the function. Person specification: GROUP TAX MANAGER ·CORE COMPETENCIES: -Acts with integrity, actively promotes the vision and role models the values of the Group. -Strong negotiator and influencer, a natural diplomat, able to work intuitively with a wide range of stakeholders and secure buy-in. -Champions a strong commitment to equality, diversity and tackling exclusion. -Has the ability to work well under pressure and deliver results. - ·QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & INSIGHT: -Educated to degree level or equivalent through relevant training and/or experience. Evidence of continued professional development. -Relevant professional qualification - CTA or equivalent. -Experience of working within a corporate, commercial environment. -Familiar with the tax arrangements and treatments applicable to a not-for-profit organisation. -Experience of M&A and property development. ·SKILLS & ABILITIES -Strong communication (oral, written and presentation) skills, with an approachable style, that inspires confidence. -Able to manage complex situations with sensitivity and objectivity. -Able to make sound judgements, to give advice to others and be accountable for that advice, without creating undue bureaucracy. -Can constructively challenge others, including more senior people, to ensure they are acting in the best interests of the organisation, while maintaining professional relationships. -An excellent planner and forward thinker, able to set future agendas to meet business needs. -Able to assess risk and promote risk awareness without being risk averse. -Has strong financial acumen, is able to effectively manage budgets -Able to champion the optimisation of the use of IT and other new technology. -Able to see the big picture, while taking a pragmatic approach to supporting business needs. -Strong organisational skills

Corporate Finance Manager

London, England

A Corporate Finance Manager for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with a rapidly expanding portfolio. To support their continued growth, this a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have a track record of developing and building strong relationships. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams.

FP&A Accountant

City of London, London

My Client, a leading underwriting business, part of a larger international Insurance group are searching for an ambitious FP&A accountant for an initial period of 6 months. The business has seen significant change and this role comes at an exciting time! Key responsibilities: ·Be a key business partner to finance and non-finance stakeholders ·Full preparation of the management accounts ·Full cycle of the budgeting and forecasting ·Assist with the production of the board papers ·Analysis of the information from the trading teams ·Assist the finance transformation team in identifying new process improvement opportunities Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Experience in working with offshore centres ·Exposure to process documentation ·Experience within Insurance or Financial services ·Ability to identify process improvement opportunities This role has great exposure to the wider business and will grant the prospective candidate the opportunity to get involved in a transformation process all while running the day to day activities.

German Accountant

Greater London, England

An instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant (German speaking) to own the P&L and B/S for the entire German business unit, supporting all reporting activity for the US parent. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Prepare cash books on a monthly basis ·Assist in the completion of the year-end statutory accounts and actively participate in the US annual audit ·Prepare statutory accounts according to IFRS for the German entity and US GAAP for the US entities Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Practice trained (Top20) ·IFRS and GAAP exposure ·Fluent German speaker