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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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”
"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.”
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,
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!
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.”
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.
“We chose to retain cedar on a critical and urgent recruitment campaign. We found them to be structured, efficient and genuinely consultative throughout the entire process and were impressed with the candidates that they introduced to us. Cedar talk about the importance of business partnering their clients and this was clearly the case when we worked with them. I would have no hesitation in working with them again or recommending their services to others.”
W H Smith,
"I was impressed with the responsiveness of the Cedar team. Our recruitment was completed to a tight timescale and we are very pleased with the appointment we made."
The Vintners' Company,
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:
Test & Release Manager
City of London, London
PMO Central London Business Services Contract 6 months £200-£290 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity to work for a large business services company on their CRM transformation programme in Central London. They are looking for a PMO analyst to join this exciting new project for a 6-month contract with the possibility of extensions. The Role: ·Support large transformation and CRM Programme in the business, being hands on and efficient. ·Support the Programme Lead with time management and budgets. ·Support all financial management on the programme. ·Implement file sharing solutions, raid log and reporting dashboards. ·Engage with stakeholders and general administration when required. The Requirements: ·Must have experience as a PMO ·Must have experience working on large transformation programmes or technology programmes. ·Strong communication skills and organisational skills. ·Must be available within a 2 week notice.
Part Qualified Accountant
City of London, London
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for well-known restaurant business, they have a strong presence within the UK and globally. They are looking for a Part Qualified Management Accountant who is seeking a permanent role in finance. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Responsible for month end process i.e. Balance Sheet Reconciliations, accruals, prepayments etc ·Assisting with statutory accounts ·VAT Returns ·Ad hoc project/process improvement work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you
Audit Manager/Supervisor - Top 10 Firm
Role: - Audit Manager/Supervisor, working in a for an international Top 10 firm who are strategically expanding their audit offering. This role will profitably manage a substantial portfolio of diverse clients and contribute to the overall office & team growth. To succeed you need: - Hold either ACA or ACCA Qualification and have experience of managing staff at either supervisory or full management level. Budgeting, planning & executing audits, reporting to Partners and advising clients. Professionalism and person-ability are key to ensure success. In return: - A firm that will support your career in a structured, empowering manner with a clear career track to Partnership, excellent benefits package, flexible working and inclusive sociable environment. Delivering a strong work/life balance with fantastic future career prospects. What to do next: - apply through the link below or contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 0203 837 9014 | 07990 886464 |
Interim Senior Financial & Accounting Manager
A FTSE 100 sector leader is looking for a Senior Financial & Accounting manager to join their team during a period of change and transition, based in London, £450-£500 per day. Key responsibilities will include: *Deliver and manage internal and external reporting and communications for actuals (monthly, quarterly and annual), including financial KPIs *Deliver Revenue and cost allocations *HR and Finance business partnering *Provide technical accounting guidance for the business *Act as the key contact with senior stakeholders on matters relating to the financial reporting *Ensure appropriate controls are in place that meet audit standard *Act as a key contact for external and internal auditors Key candidate requirements: *Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA with practice experience) *Strong track record in Financial Reporting - both internal and external *Experience with financial consolidation would be highly advantageous *Significant IFRS experience *Team management is essential *Excellent communication skills *Advanced Excel *Experience of working in large complex organisations is essential *Stakeholder engagement experience *Ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced/changing working environment *Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team *Ability to prioritise and hit tight deadlines
This particularly high growth marketing & communications business are looking for a Financial Accountant for their head office function. Established 10 years ago, they boast a turnover of c. £90m and are known for their positive culture, employee engagement and desire to be the best. They are supported by private equity, operate internationally and are committed to being the best they can be. The Financial Accountant will report into the Financial Accounting Manager and will have a particularly broad remit to support the growth of the business. Duties include: ·Own the General Ledger; be responsible for month-end close including journals. ·Provide monthly consolidated financial reports for management inc. commentary & analysis. ·Be a contact point for statutory reporting, auditors and private equity investors. ·Develop / refine systems & process improvements to suit a rapidly growing business. ·Prepare Tax returns; support Treasury team; offer technical accounting support. ·A range of ad hoc projects to support the wider finance and operational teams. The successful candidate for the post of Financial Accountant will be a qualified ACA (or equivalent) who has worked for a Top 50 practice and who has gained exposure to financial & some management accounting. You'll be able to hit deadlines, understand the need for accuracy and will enjoy working in an ever-changing business. Finally, you will be Excel literate, enjoy problem solving and will value working at a company that offers a positive culture and a genuine work / life balance.
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a large health care organisation who are rapidly growing across the UK. They are looking for a Billing Analyst to join their organisation on an ongoing temporary basis, the role could go permanent for the right candidate. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Accurate and timely management of customer data ·Create, maintain and control the use of price lists and service codes ·Create, maintain and control contract set-up, amendments and termination for clients and service users ·Accurate and timely invoice production and distribution of invoices within SLA; to include portal data management and reconciliation of scheduled payments against invoicing ·Support the Commercial Finance team in the administration of price uplifts from preparation to application, in a controlled and methodical approach. ·Support and work collaboratively with Operational teams nationwide to resolve Billing issues and support in all Billing activities ·Ability to perform in-depth Billing and AR reconciliations to ensure completeness of invoicing. ·Provide monthly commentary for unbilled revenue to Management Accounts ·Review and measure the monthly credit-note volumes and report on failures of the process and highlight training gaps ·Proactive in maximising revenue assurance through controls and data analysis ·Manage and action Billing requests and queries from internal and external Customers This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Experience of billing and understanding of the Order to cash process ·Basic understanding of accounts ·Strong communication skills ·Intermediate excel skills If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you
FP&A Manager - Technology
FP&A Manager - Technology My client, a FTSE 250 business with a formidable presence in the technology market are looking for a talented FP&A Manager to join their newly formed FP&A team. You will have a brilliant opportunity to progress your career in a truly meritocratic environment, with genuine scope to progress and explore other areas of finance within 12 months, making this a perfect opportunity if you are looking to move into industry or take the next step up from a Senior FP&A position. Responsibilities: Providing commercial insight for the brand to stakeholders, supporting leadership teams with risk mitigation Preparation of presentations - budget/5 - year plan, monthly reporting and investor presentations Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision Budgeting & forecasting - take ownership of budgeting consolidation and forecast information Working with big datasets and linking the information together, Very strong in excel and able to extract and manipulate financial data from systems to produce reports and analysis Supporting Finance Business Partners and challenging different departments, including sales teams relevant to your division to enhance profitability and future business opportunities Translating complex financial outcomes to senior financial and nonfinancial stakeholders through both oral and written communication. Requirements: Advanced Financial Modelling (excel) skills Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) FP&A or similar experience in a large, complex structure
Senior Financial Accountant
An exciting, fast-paced and dynamic tech start up based in London seeking to appoint a Senior Financial Accountant to join their growing finance function. What you will do: Working with the finance team and wider business to manage and communicate the deadlines and processes required for the month end reporting. Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled in a timely manner, including goods received system accruals. Manage the project and capex accounting in SAP. Agree the intercompany transactions and ensure these are reflected in the correct place along with preparing accruals, prepayments and other journals as required. Prepare the statutory income statement and statement of financial position each month for the board pack with relevant commentary. Support and suggest improvements to control environment processes and controls.. Assist with the interim and year end audit and be the main point of contact on testing enquiries. Support preparation of accounting papers for presentation at the Audit Committee Prepare notes to the accounts for the Annual Report and Accounts.
Accounts Payable Assistant
City of London, London
Cedar are delighted to bring to market an Accounts Payable position for one of the world's leading media agencies. A constant leader in the market, they are on the search for an eager, enthusiastic AP Clerk to join the Shared Services team and build their career. The team works collaboratively to continually improve internal processes, so the ideal candidate will be able to take in current procedures while also adding their own experience and ideas to make improvements. Key responsibilities: Match supplier invoices to company PO's. Set up supplier accounts. Assist with the coding of purchase orders. Clear invoices for payment in the weekly BACS run. Raise urgent payments to meet fast turnaround needs. Carry out all other ad-hoc duties as directed by Finance management. Reconcile supplier. Query resolution. Key requirements: Experience within a high-volume invoice processing environment Excellent attention to detail Excellent inter-personal skills Have a flexible work attitude Possess the ability to work within and to tight deadlines 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.
PA/Project Administrator Central London Business Services Contract 6 months £200-£250 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a PA/Project Administrator to join a global business services company to work on their CRM transformation programme. They have looking for a dedicated PA/Project Administrator to oversee all admin for the programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a six-month contract with huge possibilities of extension. The Role: Maintain the SharePoint site, document templates, workstream contact lists and formatting of presentation materials. Prepare Programme level reports for meetings / boards, and other documents as required in the programme reporting cycle. Attend the programme Steering Committee and capturing minutes including documenting actions and decisions Ensure the central RAID logs are up to date Ensure all necessary reports are collated and issued to appropriate audiences in a timely manner Reviewing and collating workstream status reports into the programme status report for the programme director. Managing the recruitment of the programme. The Requirements: Worked on large global transformations. Must be a confident communicator Must be highly organised Must be able to appropriately manage stakeholders Experience of PMO and/or project management Self motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
Finance Systems Project Manager
Finance Systems Project Manager urgently required for a leading media organisation based on the Basingstoke area. Experience Required -Must have significant experience delivering Finance Systems / 3rd Party Software projects - as a Project Manager. -Data cleansing/process -Data migration from Finance Systems. -Integrating Finance Systems -Worked previously in large, complex environments.
South West London, London
Fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing multi-site Leisure business in South West London with genuine career progression. You will take a lead on budgeting & forecasting, high level analysis and presenting key business information to senior stakeholders. Key responsibilities: ·Budgeting & forecasting - take ownership of budgeting consolidation and forecast information ·Analyse reporting packs and draw conclusions to contribute to development of various areas of the business ·Business partner wider finance team and Executives ·Preparation of presentations - budget/3-year plan, monthly reporting and investor presentations ·Own cashflow forecasting ·Lots of ad hoc project support and bespoke analysis work Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 2yrs+ PQE ·Strong Excel / data manipulation skills ·Ability to present complex analysis Package: ·Salary £60-70k DOE + 15% bonus ·Excellent benefits package
Our client is an entrepreneurial, international, luxury leisure group with a unique customer offering and strong position in the market. The business has achieved great success to date and has exciting growth plans. To support and facilitate this growth, the business is now looking to recruit a high calibre, commercially-oriented Financial Controller to take full accountability for running all aspects of the finance function. With significant exposure to senior management, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and broader management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Managing budgeting, forecasting and planning process, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models as appropriate Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities - including new site acquisitions, competitor and market analysis, marketing initiatives and supply chain / procurement processes The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast paced, multi-site, consumer focussed environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple revenue streams. Prior experience of working within a growing SME would be highly desirable. 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. 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. The successful candidate will demonstrate visible drive and enthusiasm and will thrive in a change oriented and dynamic environment.
German Speaking Accounts Assistant
West End, London
Cedar are currently assisting a Global Retail Company with the recruitment of 2 German Speaking Accounts Assistants. Both positions are mainly focused on Accounts Receivable duties but welcome additional finance experience. The positions are based on a 6 month fixed term contract working in their flagship offices in Central London. Key Duties: ·Raising sales invoices ·Dealing with queries ·Processing invoices ·Bank Reconciliations Skills Required: ·Fluent In German ·Immediately available or 1 weeks notice ·Intermediate Excel skills ·Good all round Accounts experience
Head of Procurement
West London, London
My client is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function for an award-winning housing association. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving value for the business, by setting up an effective procurement strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone in a Procurement Manager position who is looking for a step up in their career, or even for a Head of Procurement to continue to develop their experience as part of a strategic organisation. The appionted candidate will work with the organisation as a whole and identify opportunities for improvement to the business. The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Management experience: You will have 1 direct report (Procurement Manager) Build and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders; Assist in the successful delivery of the procurement plan; Develop robust contracts that are fit for purpose and protect the organisation from risk as far as is reasonably practicable; Support contract managers to ensure the performance of procured contracts; You will have the following: MCIPS qualified or working towards Public sector background Ability to run the end to end tender process Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Experienced in all Microsoft packages
Senior FP&A Manager (FTSE 250)
A global FTSE 250 brand has created a high-profile Senior FP&A Manager role based in their HQ in central London. This newly created role will report into the Divisional FD who reports to the European CFO for £2.5Bn turnover region, and will business partner the Senior Leadership Team both finance and non-finance with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. 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 FP&A Manager you will have first line responsibility for delivering the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Management. You will need to speak to stakeholders across the business up to C-level to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. These reports reach to Group CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 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. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture, very strong retention rates and evident career progression across the board. What you will need for success in the Senior FP&A Manager role: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with PQE FP&A or similar experience in a large, complex structure Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders up to C-level
Group Financial Reporting Manager
Branded International Consumer Business Group Financial Reporting Manager c.£80,000 + Bonus + Benefits Central London Our client is a well-known consumer business with a strong brand and an impressive track record of growth and financial achievement. With exciting and ambitious international growth plans the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, technically strong, Group Finance Manager. This is a key appointment with broad exposure to senior management and the CFO. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Delivering the Group consolidation process - under IFRS Supporting on the delivery of the Group's budgeting, forecasting and planning processes Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors Preparing content for internal / external presentations and technical accounting papers The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting, ideally within a listed environment. Previous experience of running group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be highly advantageous. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. As a confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With clear enthusiasm and drive you will thrive in a change environment.
SAP BPC Project Manager
City of London, London
SAP BPC Project Manager urgently required for a leading Business Services organisation in central London. Experience Required -Must have significant experience with SAP BPC projects. -Strong Finance background (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) - ideally working in a Group or Divisional FP&A role previously. -Strong track record working on projects - Project Management experience. -Worked previously in large, complex environments.
Assistant Management Accountant
City of London, London
Cedar is currently recruiting a part-qualified Assistant Management Accountant on behalf of a growing software company based in Central London. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role would be perfect for an experienced Assistant Management Accountant who is looking for more exposure to a full Management Accountant role. There is also an opportunity to supervise the Accounts Assistant, though no previous supervisory experience is required, and as the role progresses there could be the opportunity for the role to become more of a Group Accountant position. Some of the initial duties for the role are: Responsible for managing UK bank accounts on a daily/weekly basis, including inter-company reconciliation and monitoring of all bank accounts; Producing and managing balance sheet reconciliations; Accruals, prepayments, deferred and accrued income; Providing detailed analysis on the credit card expenses and travel expenses; To supervise the Accounts Assistant; Potential to gain responsibility for the accounts for the Australian subsidiary; Ad-hoc duties as required by the Finance Manager Some of the key requirements are: Currently studying ACCA/CIMA, or Qualified-by-Experience Prior month end reporting exposure is essential; Excellent communication skills to work closely with all stakeholders; Excellent attention to detail is essential Intermediate Excel skills. If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.
A marketing leading international FinTech Software business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Accountant to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry pioneer with a rapidly growing SaaS business unit. Responsibilities include: ·Ownership for the preparation of consolidated financial statements ensuring compliance with IFRS ·Challenge the International Controllers on their respective local figures ·Management reporting with commentary, producing Group budgets & forecasts ·Act as the technical reporting advisor to the business, ensuring that appropriate ·Presenting tangible Group analysis to the Group FD and Senior Leadership Team ·Guide the finance operations team through process improvements ·Lead the year-end audit The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA or CIMA) ·Financial Reporting experience ·Understanding of a complex global business
Accounts Payable - Property Experience
City of London, London
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a family run property business. They are looking for an immediately available AP clerk to join their business for around 2-3 months. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Reviewing and inputting invoices in a timely and accurate fashion ·Assist with open PO reporting, monitoring & closing ·Preparing daily bank reconciliation, postal journal entries and ensuring accurate GL coding ·Dealing with telephone and mailbox queries ·Various administrative tasks - e.g. filing hard/soft copy invoices and other documents ·Ad-hoc projects as assigned 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 the property sector ·Knowledge of Qube is highly advantageous If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you
Senior Finance Business Partner
West London, London
A Senior Finance Business Partner is sought for a FTSE 100 UK power brand based in West London. You will offer significant strong financial leadership and support to a complex, game changing project. Lots of scope for quick progression. Key responsibilities: ·Working closely with project team and advising on strategy ·Provide high level analysis to ensure key business decisions are taken with consideration of financial impact - challenging decisions where necessary ·Working with big datasets and linking the information together ·Dashboard development for leadership teams to use ·Support leadership teams with risk mitigation ·Manage 1 direct report ·Month end responsibilities relating to Financial Plan ·Gain full understanding of project work Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Ability to develop business strategies ·Strong Excel modelling and influencing Package: ·Salary up to £80k DOE + bonus ·Strong benefits package
Interim Internal Controls Manager - Billing
A FTSE 100 sector leader is looking for an Internal Controls specialist to assist the join during a time of change and transition, based in London, £450-£650 per day depending on experience. Key area of delivery: - Wholly responsible for incident resolution for current / new billing incidents - This will involve working with multiple senior stakeholders across the organisation to drive decision-making at pace Additional areas of responsibility: - Develop a risk-based plan for processing mapping and RACM building for all 52 billing systems - Develop a suite of automated KRIs from trusted source data and set clear thresholds for tolerance - Develop KPIs to measure the effectiveness and coverage of control environment - Define OLA/SLA to measure the quality and performance of controls operated outside the business unit - Document all existing first-line controls in sufficient detail to identify process risk points, and implement additional controls to mitigate these Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Revenue / Billing assurance experience (or comparable) - Strong internal controls knowledge - Significant stakeholder management experience - Self-starter with ability to work at pace in a busy work environment - Excellent communication skills
Group FP&A Manager (FTSE 100 Media)
A global FTSE 100 Media brand has a high-profile Group FP&A Manager role based in their HQ in central London. A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally with 150 offices in close to 50 countries. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. This high profile and visible role will advise the senior leadership team, on value delivery, and guiding the group on financial objectives. The position will also provide succession planning for the Director of FP&A, and will business partner to C-level with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. The meaty FP&A role has exposure to both internal and external stakeholders including supporting the analysis and presenting of information to the market and investors, and will also manage 1 direct report. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in one of the most successful companies in the UK, while being surrounded by a hugely impressive, high calibre, renowned finance team. What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Manager role: Qualified accountant with PQE FP&A or Group Finance experience in a large, complex structure ideally FTSE PLCs Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders up to C-level
Financial Analyst - Media - FTSE 100
Exciting opportunity to join a genuine market leader within the Media space; in a newly created division with huge growth plans. You will provide key financial management and decision support to Directors, and business partner non-finance staff. Key responsibilities: ·Budgeting & forecasting, including 5-year plan ·Business partner divisional Heads of / Managers ·Analyse revenue opportunities ·Assist with financial modelling ·Monthly reporting for revenue, overhead reporting and cost of sales ·Contribute to operating packs to present to Finance Business Partners and other Senior Finance members ·Management of month-end process ·Revenue recognition ·KPI management - report and monitor performance ·Ad hoc analysis Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Relevant experience gained within industry ·Media experience advantageous, but not essential ·Strong Excel skills ·Natural relationship-builder
Group FP&A Manager
A Group FP&A Manager is required for a market-leading FTSE 50 client based in Central London. Reporting directly to the Group Financial Planning & Analysis Director, this will be a highly visible role, with extensive exposure to senior management. Key responsibilities will include: Owning the budgeting and forecasting processes across the Group Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Preparing business cases that are impactful, enable clear decision making and provide challenge and debate Supporting the provision of information for results announcements, including half year and annual results as well as interim management statements Ad hoc projects The successful candidate will be a 'hands on', qualified accountant with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills, ideally within a listed environment. With high levels of intellectual horsepower, you will easily build cross-functional relationships and have demonstrable experience of forecasting, planning and analysis across a complex organisation. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both inside and outside of finance. With clear enthusiasm, drive and proactivity, you will thrive in a fast paced and change-oriented environment and will be adept at prioritising workloads for you and others. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidate.
Senior Sourcing Manager - FM
A high profile state of the art research organisation are looking to hire a driven and passionate FM Sourcing & Procurement Manager to join their team as they continue on their journey of transformation and change. This role will work closely with the Head of Procurement and Senior management team to ensure the department delivers an effective and efficient procurement service to the business and it's unique stakeholders. Must be a clear and confident communicator with proven experience of managing the whole range of FM spend in a fast paced private or public sector procurement function. Previous category experience in FM and indirect spend is essential, along with managing multiple projects/stakeholders in this area simultaneously Key areas will be; ·Development and improvement of procurement processes and procedures within the FM category ·Commercial acumen and a clear understanding of procurement/supplier contracts ·Stakeholder engagement across hard & soft FM/utilities category and corporate services ·Effective negotiator - must have gravitas along with energy and drive ·Acting as a procurement advisor and trusted partner to internal customers ·Managing suppliers in line with organisational policy ·Ensuring compliance in all areas of FM procurement activity ·Ability to interact and influence stakeholders within various internal/external business units ·MCIPS qualified
Senior Procurement Manager - Marketing & Fundraising
My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are looking for an innovative, delivery focussed Senior Procurement Manager to cover all Marketing & Fundraising spend across the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including print, fundraising, merchandising, media, retail outlets and online content and will be well versed in managing multiple stakeholders needs in this category simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met. This will be an autonomous role therefore you will require the ability to work independently as well as be part of the wider team, acting as a mentor to junior team members when required. One of the key benefits of this role is the career development/progression as it provides full CIPS funding and study leave to support this, along with flexible working. Key areas - ·Must be commercial enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Have gravitas and the ability to engage senior stakeholders ·Proven procurement experience across full range of Marketing spend ·Supplier management and contract negotiation for marketing, retail and merchandising ·Experience of working on project based procurements ·Effective manager and procurement advisor to the organisation on all Marketing & Fundraising projects ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification ·Flexi-working
Group Reporting Manager
A Group Reporting Manager is sought by a leading industrial FTSE-100 plc who are experiencing strong revenue and profit growth. The company is a major hi-tech manufacturer whose products transform the world we live in and most of us use them, perhaps unknowingly, every day. They have operations across the globe and are the primary or secondary player in the bulk of the markets in which they operate. The technology they own and are developing suggests they will continue to grow over the coming years. The Group Reporting Manager leads a team of three qualified accountants and is responsible for providing consolidated financial information externally and to the Board as well as significant monthly commentary and analysis. Specific responsibilities include: ·Producing the monthly group management accounts & annual group budget for the Board. ·Preparing the half / full year consolidated accounts including supporting analysis and ad hoc information / analysis for the Group's Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury and M&A departments. ·Ensuring compliance with the group's accounting policies, statutory requirements and IFRS. ·Maintaining the group's consolidation system and support the planned replacement of this system. ·Managing & developing a team of three qualified group accountants according to their needs. ·Providing ad hoc support & analysis for the Board and other senior management. Candidates for the post of Group Reporting Manager will be qualified ACAs who are currently either at Senior Manager / Associate Director level within a Big 4 firm or at an equivalent level in a Group reporting function in a FTSE-250 plc. All candidates will have strong financial reporting & consolidation skills and will seek out challenging, varied and rewarding work. Further, those who can demonstrate a desire to effect change, improve processes, work accurately and develop staff will be particularly sought after. Excellent opportunities for progression are available as the company continues to grow.
Lead Data Scientist (Tech sector)
A well known brand in the ecommerce Tech sector is looking for a bright and ambitious Data Scientist to accelerate their career in a fast paced, innovative business. The company's vision is to become the global marketing platform of choice connecting consumers and businesses. This is a young and dynamic, friendly 'Tech Startup' environment. Operating multiple brands across 22 countries and HQ in London, they also have offices across Europe. Their customers include top brands such as Amazon, Asos and Sainsburys-Argos. Role overview: This brilliant business is looking for an ambitious individual to join the commercial finance function as a Lead Data Scientist. This is a newly created role, supporting all local and global commercial activities across the Group. You will be responsible for collaborating with business subject matter experts to discover the information hidden in various sources of content and data, helping us to enhance profitability. Your primary focus will be in applying complex data mining techniques and statistical analysis, to develop high quality predictive models, and make recommendations to internal stakeholders on alternative courses of action. You'll step in to provide an authoritative voice when there are analytics questions that are particularly contentious or complex. Key responsibilities Work with stakeholders throughout the organisation, to identify opportunities of leveraging our data assets, to drive incremental gross margin. Contribute to the pricing strategy of the company, driving the optimal balance between revenue, margin and quality across the product portfolio, countries and merchants. Establish a "trading platform" which enables us to maximise/optimise gross margin from each of our customers, recognising changing behaviours in consumer search patterns, and associated impacts on quality conversion. Monitor and drive optimal trading performance across multiple countries in partnership with the commercial teams. Connect various data points, which allows us to highlight merchants that are likely to cancel or who present upsell opportunities- Thus allowing for our Account Management Teams to have more targeted focus. Create self-serve automated platforms, to make models and insights available throughout the group Financial modelling / forecasting of GM trends, identifying risk and opportunities. Monitor and analyse business performance. Link P&L outcomes to commercial KPIs such as Merchant pricing, acquisition, and churn Publisher economics and traffic volumes Website traffic and conversion Develop new MI and KPI reporting to support strategic and tactical decision making. Collaborate with the Data Science team in Europe Experience requirements: Data-driven decision-making experience essential, working with large datasets, developing KPIs for a data intensive business. Business partnering with commercial stakeholders & presentational experience to a senior management audience. Experience in an ecommerce/digital business is a clear advantage. Experience in businesses involving either complex technology or sales a plus. Skills we are looking for to be successful in this role: Degree educated, in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Economics, Statistics or Mathematics Experience of working with SQL A strong Statistical mindset, BUT with the ability to articulate complex analysis into "everyday language" back to a business audience Knowledge of advances statistical techniques and concepts, with experience of implementation Expertise of using SAS, Python, or Spark to build predicted models using regression and machine learning techniques Highly analytical. Strong commercial analysis skills. Ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analysing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans and options. High quality Excel and presentation skills. Commercial judgement. Experience of proactively challenging and influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact. Proactive, can-do, resilient and adaptable.
Head of Finance
A technically strong Head of Finance is required for a high-growth, private equity-backed, consumer business based in Central London. The group is experiencing an exciting period of growth, with clear expansion plans through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions and is now looking to strengthen its finance function. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will take ownership of the group's financial reporting, driving improvements and ensuring maximum value-add through strong financial support. Managing and developing a team, key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to consolidate all management accounts across and develop best in class processes Owning the forecasting, planning and budgeting processes Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Assisting with M&A valuations and the subsequent integrations of new acquisitions The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting and control, coupled with a broad business awareness. A confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mind-set and the credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. The role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. You will be adept at driving through change and will thrive in a fast-paced and rapid growth environment.
Head of Financial Reporting
A Head of Financial Reporting is sought by one of the UK's fastest growing technology infrastructure providers. Over the last 10 years, the business has grown rapidly from a start-up to become what is now a significant player in the UK market with an equity valuation in excess of £400m. The most recent shareholder investment led to a large structural change, whereby they are now part of a global business - this has brought significant capital to the platform and enabled a realisation of the management team's ongoing growth plans as well as a sharp focus on financial reporting and consolidation into wider group numbers. This is an exciting time to join the business and play a key role in this critical function required to meet demanding group requirements and execution of wider business plans. The Head of Financial Reporting is a newly created role and will report into the CFO. The role's key responsibilities will be to lead the production of the Group's financial reporting and ensure that the processes & controls by which the group operates are, and will remain, robust as the business grows. Specific duties will include: ·Prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly & annual group consolidated and individual entity financial statements. ·Drive and manage the relationships with both the external auditors and the internal team. ·Ensure all statutory returns (e.g. tax, VAT etc) are completed and filed on time. ·Ensure all transactions are properly recorded from AP / AR / GL through to project cost items and mergers & acquisitions. ·Lead and develop a team of 6 staff; ensure they are motivated and developed according to their needs. ·Drive the automation of business processes to ensure efficiency, accuracy and a stronger internal control framework. ·Assess potential internal control weaknesses and ensure implementation of identified recommendations. ·Integrate any new operating businesses or other acquisitions into the Group structure in a technically correct and efficient manner. ·Take the lead in a range of ad hoc projects that will come up as the business grows. Candidates for the post of Head of Financial Reporting will be fully qualified accountants who have both gained experience in a Big 4 firm and worked within a group to demonstrably meet tough consolidation and reporting timelines. Whilst possessing the operational and leadership skills to drive this group forward, you will also be technically very strong, comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail when required. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise as well as the need to constantly look for ways to move existing processes forward and ensure adherence to increasingly complex and ever-changing Financial Standards. Finally, candidates will be adept at managing internal & external stakeholders and working both accurately and with pace. Significant opportunities will exist for the successful candidate as the group continues to grow and develop.
Interim Financial Controller
A fantastic chance for a talented Financial Controller to join a market leading Fashion Retailer. You will be an ambitious individual, who has demonstrated the ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. This opportunity is suited to a qualified accountant with Retail/Consumer experience. This Interim Financial Controller position is paying £400-£450 initially for 6 months. Responsibilities: Supervising and controlling monthly reporting packs Oversee the Audit function Owning month-end including AP/ AR and GL processes Acting as the primary go to person for month, quarter and year-end financial activities Reviewing corporate balance sheets reconciliations Collaborating with key stakeholders Requirements: Available on short notice ACCA, CIMA, ACA Qualified (or equivalent) Oracle experience is beneficial but not essential Strong interpersonal skills Stock experience or exposure within the FMCG, Retail or Consumer world is beneficial
Process Improvement Lead
Process Improvement Lead Technology £55k-£65k Central London Permanent The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Process Improvement Lead to join a global technology business based in Central London for a permanent position. They are looking for a highly enthusiastic individual to join them within the business to work on process improvements, consulting and teaching processes within the business. The Role: Work with senior stakeholders in the business to define complex, cross-functional processes by assessing the current state and designing and documenting optimal to-be processes. Work on complex process improvements, executing designs, measurements, analysis, business improvements and reconciliations. Consult and teach other members of the business process improvements and the architecture. Ensuring that you are a key influencer and spokes person for the business. Supply tools and knowledge to drive continuous work improvements within the business processes. Help colleagues upskill and influence. Lead process workshops with a diverse range of senior stakeholders under pressure of time and complexity. Develop a standard and consistent approach to business process design and measurements. Making sure all is effective and efficient to support the value of the business through reference to best practice. The Requirements: Must have Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Black belt desirable) Worked on global process improvement projects. Training people and consultancy experience. Highly engaging, passionate about the role and business. Must have experience with senior stakeholders within a business.
Commercial Finance Manager
A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience advantageous
Finance Business Partner - FMCG
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: ·£55-70k + 20% bonus ·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
Finance Business Partner
Commercial Finance Business Partner sought for FTSE 100 market leader in Central London - a true business partnering role; managing and developing relationships with senior stakeholders. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience advantageous
A rapidly-growing Retail business is seeking to recruit a Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Key responsibilities: ·Responsibility for building the cashflow functionality in a new system ·Develop cash flow forecasts and track cash flow daily ·Ensure compliance with all loan covenants, including all reporting requirements. Proactive in assessing impact of changes in the business of the covenants - changes in accounting standards, acquisitions ·Oversee treasury operations; payments, bank recs and administration ·Prepare monthly and yearly cash flow for management accounts and statutory reporting ·Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers. Development of treasury reporting via the use of our new systems ·Support and develop relationships with banks ·Ensure treasury work closely and have good relationships with Tax, Financial Accounting and Legal to ensure optimal business solutions ·Develop the FX hedging strategy Key experiences: ·Qualified ACT ·Treasury experience within industry
Commercial Finance Manager - Retail
A rapidly-growing Retail business is seeking to recruit a commercial business partner to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Key responsibilities: ·Act as a strong business partner to a variety of internal functions including Buying & Merchandising team ·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 ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA ·Commercial background within retail sector essential