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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

  • IMG Events
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars
  • bsi.
  • Jimmy Choo
  • BT
  • Associated British Foods
  • Pfizer
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Having worked with Cedar for a number of years they have become the first port of call when I am looking to fill a position. They have consistently delivered a selection of high quality and well vetted candidates to the business and most importantly candidates who are appropriate for the role on offer. Clearly a lot of thought and time goes in to this process and it is the mark of a great agency when the candidates are not only very targeted to the role but well prepared for interview. I have sourced both interim and permanent candidates and on the interim side, Cedar have the bench to be able to provide quality individuals quickly and efficiently. The absolute key to our relationship has been the deep understanding by Cedar of our business, what we are looking for in people and being able to provide candidates who fit the roles and culture of our company.

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

Latest news

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

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Interim Senior Financial Accountant

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

A FTSE 250 technology organisation is recruiting an interim Senior Financial Accountant based in North-West London. The role is reporting into the Group Financial Controller and takes ownership of the following responsibilities: ·The role is primarily taking ownership on the preparation of the statutory accounts for 12 countries across Europe. ·Supporting a large scale integration project The suitable candidate will possess a 'hands on' statutory accounting background and have proven experience of preparing accounts under IFRS. You will have strong communication skills and have the ability to work across group finance and directly with the business units.

Finance Manager

London, England

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

Finance Transformation Programme Manager

London, England

Currently looking for an experienced Finance Transformation Programme Manager to support the Transformation Director with a series of critical projects at a FTSE100 Courier service. This is a 6 month FTC - 70-80,000 per annum, with a strong extension possibility. The Organisation is currently undergoing a large transformation period, including an enterprise wide ERP implementation, and substantial change to the finance function. In this role, you will get the opportunity to; ·Work closely with the CFO & Finance Directors to review and deliver business critical change. ·Develop & deliver the Finance Target Operating Model ·Run workshops with Finance teams. ·Engage in a variety of finance projects, including month end close, MI, reporting etc ·Co-ordinate delivery of multiple work streams ·Build and manage detailed project plans ·Develop and deliver first round of delivering for programme We are keen to hear from individuals who have; ·3+ years experience in project/programme management in finance change ·Experience working in a FTSE250+ company ·Ability to manage executive stakeholders and engage with SSCs. ·Must be a qualified accountant ·Ideally come from a consulting background .

Assistant Management Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for an Assistant Management Accountant for a renowned FMCG company based in the City of London. The company is at an exciting period of growth and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 6 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Full ownership of P&L and Balance Sheet of business segment, analysis & reporting ·Balance sheet reconciliations ·Input into board pack presentations ·Analysing & reporting UK fleet numbers ·Month-end Cognos reporting to parent company ·Commercial variance analyses ·Controlling and forecasting income and expenditure ·Budget/forecast preparation ·Intrastat reporting ·Journal preparation and posting ·Assisting with other ad hoc finance department requests Key Skill: ·A good understanding of fundamental accounting principles and practices ·Experience working within a driven and motivated finance function ·Committed to meeting deadlines and achieving team goals ·Highly articulate and driven ·Ability to engage effectively with all levels of the business and across different functions ·Excellent organisation and time management skills ·An ability to identify control or process weaknesses and to recognise and implement best practice ·Experience working within Private Equity-backed business would be an advantage, but not essential ·Highly articulate and driven ·Thrives in a driven and time-pressured environment ·Ability to prioritise workload ·Knowledge of Cognos would be an advantage This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently recruiting for a well established Charitable organisation in Central London who are looking to recruit a Permanent Finance Assistant. This role is due to growth within the organisation so it's a really exciting time to join them on their journey. Some of the key duties include; ·Recording income and expenditure ·Reconciling balance sheet control accounts ·Bank Re conciliations ·Processing Purchase & Sales invoices ·Handling invoice queries ·Posting journals ·Processing weekly payment runs ·Managing direct debit system 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: ·AAT Qualified or Studying towards AAT qualification ·ACCA/CIMA studier ·Recent experience of Great Plains ·Charity experience ·Intermediate Excel ·Knowledge of Gift Aid ·VAT knowledge

Senior Internal Auditor

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Internal Audit Senior - Haywards Heath The role Our client is a high growth Travel and Insurance business with circa £1Bn turnover. This is a newly created position which will develop into a Head of Audit role for the Insurance division, within 18 months for a high performer. There are also opportunities to move into other areas of the business and fast track your career across Finance. About the team Internal Audit's mission is to protect and enable growth across the business with objective, practical insights. We do this by monitoring the risk environment and provide insights to enable effective risk management. We work closely with senior leadership to achieve a strong control environment that enhances and protects organizational value. We serve as one of the company's various lines of defence for staffing and developing our team to be control experts who deliver objective and reliable results. As a key member of the Internal Audit team, you'll advise the business and senior stakeholders across the group to identify areas of risk and make valuable recommendations on controls. You'll have the opportunity to influence change and decisions for business initiatives including product launches and system implementations. You enjoy working in a dynamic environment, are passionate about influencing and driving change, and are able to focus on key issues and the details that come with it. Very ocassional Travel circa 10% to central London and Cape Town, with expenses paid. Essential Requirements Minimum qualifications: BA/BSc degree with a good academic background Appropriate accounting / auditing / insurance qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CMIIA, ACII) A strong audit background developed in a top ten audit practice; or directly in an Internal Audit function in the insurance industry Personal skills: An excellent communicator and influencer who has built strong relationship with personnel across all levels Strong organisational skills to plan and deliver audits Ability to prioritise and re-prioritise activities in order to deliver the Internal Audit Plan Experience of delivering against tight deadlines on a regular basis Ability and experience of writing high quality audit reports Ability to work both as a team player and individually Proficient computer skills including experience in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Finance Transformation Programme Manager

London, England

Finance Transformation Programme Manager required for a leading FTSE 250 organisation in Central London. Experienced Required: Strong track recording delivering Finance Transformation / Finance Change Projects and/or Programmes. Qualified Accountant Strong Financial Management & Accounting knowledge. Finance Technology & Implementation experience - ideally RPA & AI experience, or someone interested in learning this. SAP experience is strongly desirable. Successful track record in Project/Programme Management experience. Full Project Lifecycle experience. Successfully project managed reconciliation & management information related projects. Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills. This is an initial 6 month FTC (fixed term contract) position, with someone needing to start in September. This programme is likely to go on for 2/3 years. Finance Transformation Programme Manager, Qualified Accountant, Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Project Manager, Programme Manager, Finance Technology, RPA, AI, Implementation, Finance Change, Reconciliation, Management Information, SAP

Finance Officer

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a large health care organisation who are well-known across the UK. They are looking for a Finance Officer to join them on an ongoing temporary basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Create, Send and follow up on invoices ·Prepare balance sheets ·Reconcile bank statements ·Dealing with queries ·Inputting Data This is an excellent opportunity to continue your and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Exposure to Microsoft packages (Word/Excel/Outlook) ·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. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Revenue Reconciliation Supervisor

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for an Revenue Reconcililation Supervisor for a globally renowned company based in the City of London. The company is the largest organisation within its industry and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 6 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: ·* Supervisor to assistant revenue accountants: Øensuring clear objectives are set and monitored Ødaily/weekly/monthly tasks are managed Øworkloads are balanced across the team Øcoaching and development of employees' skill sets Øconstant "process improvement" mentality ·To effectively manage the reconciliation process for the company's bank accounts ensuring that these are produced to both a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner, resolving all issues arising from this process. ·Ensure that all reconciliations pertaining to the revenue lines are fully reconciled to 3rd party source data and/or bank accounts ·Work with other Finance and Commercial functions to develop robust reporting of revenue lines to be delivered at Exec and Board level ·Oversee and complete journals and reconciliations throughout the month ·Ensuring process notes are written for the department ·Lead the cash management team ·Monitor cash in transit and identify receipts over 10 days old which have not credited our account ·Investigate banking or trading differences generated from the Management System ·Investigate and follow up on non-polling of site trading data into car park management system ·Ensure the month end close process is fully completed, accurately and on time ·Investigate balances across all car parks to ensure revenue reconciles against all payment types ·Completing own assigned reconciliations and performing review of subordinate's reconciliations on a timely basis and checking for accuracy and integrity. ·Follow up on outstanding items or issues identified through the reconciliation process on a timely basis and highlight any risk or opportunity to senior management ·Ensure revenues for external clients are accurately recorded and properly reconciled, along with ensuring their revenue reporting requirements are adhered to. ·Liaise with external clients and auditors with information requests as and when required ·Play an integral role in ensuring we have robust processes in place as and when the business or clients introduce new methods of payment to ensure all revenues are captured and recorded accurately and fully reconciled. ·Play an integral role in ensuring when new contracts are on-boarded we can meet client requirements, may involve reviewing bids or contracts prior to signing to ensure we can comply ·Liaise with third party suppliers and institutions on matters including but not limited to setting up new accounts, assigning merchant ID's, ensuring data received is correct and fit for use. ·Suggest or action process improvements and be involved in system changes when required to Key Skill: ·Strong academic background ·Part qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Good accounting ability, i.e. to complete reconciliations and double entry accounting ·Skilled with Microsoft Office tools, especially excel ·Oracle Financial experience desirable ·Business Intelligence tools experience desirable (SQL databases, dashboards and data cubes) ·Previous supervision and coaching experience ·Experience with high volumes, multi-site retail or similar is desirable ·Experience initiating process improvements from start to finish ·Ability to build professional relationships with wide range of stakeholders ·Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines ·The drive to pursue innovative ideas ·Thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work ·Service driven and professional ·Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team ·Enthusiastic approach to change This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Revenue Reconciliation Supervisor

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for an experienced Credit/Billings Specialist for a globally renowned company based in the City of London. The company is the largest organisation within its industry and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 6 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: ·* Supervisor to assistant revenue accountants: Øensuring clear objectives are set and monitored Ødaily/weekly/monthly tasks are managed Øworkloads are balanced across the team Øcoaching and development of employees' skill sets Øconstant "process improvement" mentality ·To effectively manage the reconciliation process for the company's bank accounts ensuring that these are produced to both a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner, resolving all issues arising from this process. ·Ensure that all reconciliations pertaining to the revenue lines are fully reconciled to 3rd party source data and/or bank accounts ·Work with other Finance and Commercial functions to develop robust reporting of revenue lines to be delivered at Exec and Board level ·Oversee and complete journals and reconciliations throughout the month ·Ensuring process notes are written for the department ·Lead the cash management team ·Monitor cash in transit and identify receipts over 10 days old which have not credited our account ·Investigate banking or trading differences generated from the Management System ·Investigate and follow up on non-polling of site trading data into car park management system ·Ensure the month end close process is fully completed, accurately and on time ·Investigate balances across all car parks to ensure revenue reconciles against all payment types ·Completing own assigned reconciliations and performing review of subordinate's reconciliations on a timely basis and checking for accuracy and integrity. ·Follow up on outstanding items or issues identified through the reconciliation process on a timely basis and highlight any risk or opportunity to senior management ·Ensure revenues for external clients are accurately recorded and properly reconciled, along with ensuring their revenue reporting requirements are adhered to. ·Liaise with external clients and auditors with information requests as and when required ·Play an integral role in ensuring we have robust processes in place as and when the business or clients introduce new methods of payment to ensure all revenues are captured and recorded accurately and fully reconciled. ·Play an integral role in ensuring when new contracts are on-boarded we can meet client requirements, may involve reviewing bids or contracts prior to signing to ensure we can comply ·Liaise with third party suppliers and institutions on matters including but not limited to setting up new accounts, assigning merchant ID's, ensuring data received is correct and fit for use. ·Suggest or action process improvements and be involved in system changes when required to Key Skill: ·Strong academic background ·Part qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Good accounting ability, i.e. to complete reconciliations and double entry accounting ·Skilled with Microsoft Office tools, especially excel ·Oracle Financial experience desirable ·Business Intelligence tools experience desirable (SQL databases, dashboards and data cubes) ·Previous supervision and coaching experience ·Experience with high volumes, multi-site retail or similar is desirable ·Experience initiating process improvements from start to finish ·Ability to build professional relationships with wide range of stakeholders ·Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines ·The drive to pursue innovative ideas ·Thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work ·Service driven and professional ·Highly motivated, able to work independently and in a team ·Enthusiastic approach to change This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance Process Manager

London, England

Finance Process Manager Contract 6 Months £500-£600 Business Services Central London The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Manager to join a FTSE 250 business services company. The individual will be responsible for financial reporting, consolidations and general accounting. They will also need to have strong project management skills and experience with working with senior stake holders. The Role: ·Support financial reporting, consolidations and general accounting. ·Manage project plans and deliver workstream activities timely and efficiently. ·Finalise all Chart of Accounts while supporting inputs for the finance manual, policies, standards to support the Chart of Accounts usage. ·Input and review enterprise hierarchy, data governance, data cleansing and migration. The Requirements: ·Must come from a finance background and experienced in project management. ·Track record and delivering to tight timelines with quality and care. ·Experience working with senior stakeholders, managing and communicating. ·Prior experience with SAP or BPC (desirable)

Credit/Billing Specialist

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for an experienced Credit/Billings Specialist for a globally renowned company based in the City of London. The company is the largest organisation within its industry and is looking for a candidate who is immediately available, or on a short notice period, for a role that could run for up to 6 months for the right candidate. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Contributing to the Season Ticket Administration team to make sure that duties and tasks are covered and completed in a fair and timely manner ·Controlling credit and chasing debt for credit and non-credit accounts ·Raising credit notes outside of the ATOS system (automation upgrade in progress) ·Working with spread sheets and journals in Oracle/ TM1 ·Preparing daily and weekly season ticket reports using SQL database and excel ·Calculating and checking to make sure payment amounts and records are correct ·Answering any queries regarding invoicing on accounts ·Chasing remittances and cash for payment allocation ·Reconciling finance accounts on smaller product ranges with Credit Facilities ·Setting up new suppliers on Oracle and amending suppliers' details ·Maintaining Credits in the Void and creating manual invoices and credit notes ·Running BACS reports to check for payments processed ·Manage the refund process to ensure refunds are due, paid via BACS and correctly recorded ·Manage the batch cancellations, manual cancellations and credit adjustments on a daily basis ·Some account management of our larger corporate clients to ensure all queries are resolved, account changes are processed and monies due are paid ·Assist 3rd party system supplier with customer queries on invoices and refunds ·Assisting sales team with query resolution and customer complaints ·Produce statements of account ·Investigate unpaid credit notes, manual invoices and manual credit notes ·Updating the Access SQL database when necessary ·Activate/Deactivate Season Tickets ·Season Ticket Cancellations ·Raising Paper Permits ·Season Ticket Usage Reports ·Writing process notes ·Ad hoc duties as required Key Skill: ·Attention to detail; ·Good IT skills (Excel, Word, Outlook and Oracle); ·Team Player, keen to learn and drive initiatives forward; ·Excellent communication skills, self-motivated person who takes action to problem solving; ·Oracle preferable, though not essential; ·Ability to work to tight deadlines; ·Previous credit control experience; ·Experience of dealing with large corporate clients in an account management way; ·Ability to deal with manual workarounds on complex systems and processes. This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance BI/ Finance Data Analyst

London, England

Finance BI/Data Analyst Contract 6 Months Central London Business Services £400 - £450 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Intelligence/Data Analyst to work for a FTSE 250 business. They are looking for someone to join their team on a six-month contract. The individual will be working with the business finance teams. You will be identifying reporting requirements and supporting and developing overall financial reporting. The Role: ·Identify reporting requirements and support the development of the overall finance reporting. ·Develop the financial reporting catalogue and support alignment with non-financial reporting. ·Work on the data sources, data structures, aggregation, report delivery and overall data. ·Work with senior stakeholders both internally and externally to the programme. The Requirements: ·Must have experience with Business Intelligence. ·Experience with finance data architecture. ·Finance data board design experience. ·Worked with major organisations. ·Experience working with senior stakeholders.

Financial BI Data Analyst

London, England

Financial BI Data Analyst urgently required for a leading London based FTSE 250 organisation. Experienced Required: Strong Business Intelligence / BI experience Successful track record in Finance Data Architecture, Finance Dashboard Design. A broad understanding in Financial Reporting. Ideally have experience of using SAP S/4 Hana ERP/ Must be hands on, and work in a structured manner. Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills. Need to be available ASAP.

Process & Controls Project Manager

London, England

Process & Controls Project Manager with significant Finance experience urgently required for a leading London based FTSE 250 organisation. Experienced Required: Experience Process & Controls experience Successful track record in Project Management Full Project Lifecycle experience. Financial Reporting, Group Consolidation, and General Accounting experience. Ideally prior experience in data governance, data cleanse, data migration, UAT scenarios & scripts, change management and business readiness activities. Ideally have experience of using SAP & BPC. Must be hands on, and work in a structured manner. Excellent problem solving skills, communication, stakeholder management and relationship management skills. Need to be available ASAP.

Group Financial Accountant

City of London, London

Group Financial Accountant A fast growing, private equity backed investment company focused on the acquisition and development of speciality businesses, with a large portfolio of companies and over a dozen acquisitions in the pipeline, is looking to hire a Group Financial Accountant. With strong growth and a number of successful transactions, they are currently looking to expand the Group Finance team with a broad and high profile role reporting into the Group Financial Controller. The role will give a recently qualified accountant the opportunity pursue a career in a rapidly growing and dynamic company and give them the opportunity to grow with the business and have a real impact. The role has a lot of breadth and will give the individual a vast amount of knowledge in both financial and management accounting, with exposure to senior stakeholders and clients. The successful candidate will report into the Group Financial Controller and work closely with the CFO, Treasury Manager and the divisional finance teams and the portfolio businesses. They will also have regular contact with the executive management team and Partners, as well as the management teams of prospective targets and other stakeholders. Responsibilities: Group consolidation including cashflow (monthly) Co-ordination of the group year-end process and audit Preparation and review of financial statements Acquisition accounting (including FV adjustments / calculation of goodwill / recognition of deferred and contingent liabilities) Assisting with the production of Group Management information (MI) Assisting in the production of the consolidated group budgets and forecasts. The candidate: The candidate will be ACA/ACCA qualified with experience from a recognised Accountancy Firm. Strong financial and analytical skills, as well as strong excel experience is required. Strong IFRS or FRS 102 knowledge Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential A hands-on, can do attitude with a desire to learn and develop is essential for this role!

Technical Accountant (Project Accountant)

London, England

An established US listed Digital Media & Magazine Publishing business is seeking to appoint a recently qualified accountant into a high-profile Project Accountant role. If you are looking to move into industry, or are unsatisfied with the progression in your role, then this is a real opportunity to fast track your career into Commercial Finance. This varied and dynamic high-profile role will give you the opportunity to fast track through the business. Following on from your familiarisation gained with the operations and legal structure of the group, the role will progress into a commercial Senior Finance Analyst position, which in turn has been a stepping stone in the past to Regional Finance Director. The Project Accountant role would suit a recently qualified ACA with US GAAP knowledge through company/client experience and good technical financial understanding, with strong Excels skills which you will build upon to build financial models. The role is based in the central London, a 5 minutes walk from Holborn Tube Station, where you will work closely with the CFO. Responsibilities: Implementation of the new accounting standard for leases; Assisting the Group Financial Accountant with legal entity consolidation work; Updating the group's financial procedures manual in compliance with US GAAP; Financial Modelling for potential acquisitions and subsequent due diligence; Financial accounting integration work for any newly acquired businesses; Research into US GAAP/IFRS areas relating to the group's activities; Review of the group's Sarbanes Oxley compliance database; Ad hoc analysis and research projects for the CFO; Periodic control reviews and investigations at operating businesses (typically no more than twice a year). Skills: ACA qualification US GAAP knowledge Strong Excel and analysis skills Experience working with senior stakeholders

IT Procurement Officer

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Officer to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins Effective stakeholder engagement and management CIPS qualified (desirable) Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

A highly strategic Commercial Finance Manager is required for an immediately recognisable multi-site consumer business with a strong brand name. Our client has a clear strategic vision with exciting and ambitious growth plans. Reporting directly to the Commercial Finance Director and with significant exposure to the senior leadership team, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation and driving value Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities Developing and implementing the strategic direction Providing clear leadership, development and on-going motivation of your team and more broadly across the finance function The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with proven business partnering experience and exceptionally strong commercial expertise. 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 be a proven manager who will thrive in a robust, change-oriented and fast-paced environment. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with and develop working relationships internally, externally and cross-functionally. In addition, you will have the proven ability to challenge and push back against the business and senior stakeholders, challenging current thinking and influencing in a positive and constructive manner. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidates.

Senior Finance Business Partner

London, England

Senior Finance Business Partner C£80,000 Central London Technology Sector A genuine success story within the world of entrepreneurial technology firms. This multi-award winning, international business provides well known, cutting edge products that are used by millions of people around the world and has seen record year-on-year revenue and profit growth over the past five years. To help facilitate this continued growth, the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated senior finance business partner. Reporting to the regional Finance Director and partnering the Strategy, Sales and Marketing teams the roles includes: Lead forecasting, planning and business analytics to drive short, medium and long term investment decisions Evaluate new business opportunities, sales channels, business propositions, applying sound financial insight to enable robust commercial decision making Financial modelling around business cases and what-if scenarios Constant interaction with senior management, influencing decision making and behaviours As a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience, specifically partnering senior, non-finance stakeholders, you will exude a confident and engaging communication style. Having worked within a data rich environment, you will have the skills to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic organisation that is well-known for providing an exceptional environment to succeed within.

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

A tech start-up organisation with high growth plans is looking for a Financial Controller, based in London, £350 - £400 per day. The successful candidate will assist in the creation of a finance function for the business. They will also be required to provide insightful information to the business and liaise with key senior stakeholders in order to help with the rapid growth plans of the organisation. Key candidate requirements are as follows: - Qualified accountant - Experience of setting up a finance function is imperative - Must have demonstrable experience of working in a stand alone finance - Must have experience of working in an SME/start up environment - Technology sector experience would be highly advantageous - Must have the ability to engage with senior stakeholders - Will be able to adapt to a fast paced environment and hit the ground running - Excellent communication skills - Self starter/hands on attitude required

Interim Finance Director

City of London, London

An internationally renowned Not for Profit business with offices in central London are currently seeking an Interim Finance Director. With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a 'number 1' finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions. Reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for: ·Managing a team of three direct reports ·Providing commercial support to the directors on contract negotiations ·To produce all the management accounts and provide relevant and accurate commentary in preparation to report to the board ·Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans ·Provide strategic analysis to the board to aid commercial decisions Key Requirements: ·ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification ·A 'hands on' senior finance background ·Significant experience of working within SME's ·Previous systems / reporting enhancement experience ·An ability to support the directors and owner of the business from a financial perspective

International Tax Manager

London, England

IDG (International Data Group) is the world's leading technology media, data and marketing services company. With a global remit spanning 147 countries, IDG's range of influential websites, events and publications provide data insights to changing marketing appetites and behaviours. Putting customer content at the heart of all engagements, IDG creates marketing impact content across digital, video, mobile and social platforms. IDC (International Data Corporation) is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDG and is Is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. With IDG's global dominance, the business has identified a newly created opportunity to appoint an International Tax Manager, based in the International HQ in Euston, London. Reporting to the VP International Finance, key responsibilities of the role include: ·Monitor all tax developments internationally and take ownership for communicating legislation and regulatory changes to regional entity operations ·Oversee the external compliance function (direct and indirect taxes), including ensuring that cross-border compliance and tax controls and processes are maintained ·Review tax reporting submissions from all countries; appropriately challenge existing processes ·Provision of tax advice (all taxes) to ensure that business projects are transacted tax efficiently ·Manage international indirect tax audits ·Prepare and execute all operational aspects of transfer pricing, including review of intercompany transactions and agreements ·Support the International Controllers with ad-hoc process improvement and the provision of robust financial controls Desirable skills: ·Qualified finance professional (CTA, ACA or ACCA) ·International Tax experience within a Big4 advisory firm or a large in-house company ·The ability to build relationships across all levels of the organisation, including with senior stakeholders

IT Procurement Manager (outside IR35)

London, England

My client, a central government organisation are looking for IT Procurement Manager - to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface with senior stakeholders, overseeing multiple key contracts/projects simultaneously. You will have a proven track record in IT procurement and indirects within Public Sector. This is a very fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. Previous experience of managing multiple Public Sector tenders through OJEU IT and indirects Commercial/Contracts management Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT procurement projects Managing multiple tenders Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large indirect spend Good relationship building skills - gravitas Effective stakeholder management skills, ability to deal with difficult/senior stakeholders Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly Relationship management and SRM Role is outside of IR35

Accountant

Slough, Berkshire

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a large FMCG business who are well-known across the UK. This organisation has created a household name, their products are instantly recognisable, and it continues an exciting growth journey. They are looking for an Accountant to join their business on a 6-month FTC basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Manage the full month end process ·Preparation of Tax contingencies provisions ·Production of the statutory accounts and annual audit ·Inter-company and AP reconciliations ·Treasury coding's for clearing payments - payroll, tax payments, suspense account. ·Quarterly VAT preparation 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) ·Experience of running Month end on SAP ·Strong communication skills ·A confident self starter who can work independently with minimal supervision ·Intermediate/Advanced 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

IT Programme Manager (SC Cleared)

London, England

My central governemnt client are looking for an SC cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) IT Programme Manager to work on a high profile cross government programme. Experience - Previous experience in managing and leading high profile Government programmes in a secure environment Background in leading multimillion pound IT Programmes in the public/private sector Shared Service Centre experience or BPO Relationship management across wider government partners Able to work in a fast paced and frequeltly changing environment Understanding of government process but with the ability to work in an agile solution based way Experience of managing and delivering high profile Public & Private Sector programmes Minimum SC clearance required This role is outside of of scope of IR35 Prince2, agile, MSP

Salesforce Analyst

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Salesforce Analyst Contract 6 months £300-£400 Cambridge Business Services The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Salesforce Analyst to join a business service company based in Cambridge. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on Salesforce and the Service Max software. They are also looking for an individual to work on Salesforce Field Services. The Role: ·Support Salesforce implementation, business analysis and systems configurations. ·Take on all the business process improvement projects and ensuring they are all delivered promptly and efficiently. ·Ensure a smooth operation of Salesforce is completed in a timely and efficient manor ensuring all third party products are supported for the sales and services teams. ·Working on process improvements and systems to support requirements and best practices for customer relationships and market service management. ·Support the Change & Control Board The Requirements: ·IT change background required ·(Essential) Salesforce experience ·IT support systems experience

Credit Controller - Temp to Perm

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a private health care organisation. They are looking for an Credit Controller to join their organisation on an temporary to permanent basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·To work on an aged debt report on a continuous basis. ·Posting receipts in an accurate and timely manner. ·Chasing Patient accounts with insurer's, by telephone, letter and email. ·Dealing with all patient/insurer's queries. ·General Accounts Administrative duties. This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Good customer service skills ·Hands on hard-working approach

Finance Business Partner

Oxford, Oxfordshire

A multinational Media business in Oxford is looking to take on a Finance Business Partner. The Finance Business Partner will report into a divisional FD of £130M business division and support non-finance stakeholders on strategic and commercial decisions. There will be occasional travel every few weeks to the U.S. for this role, and to succeed in this role you must have a strong commercial Finance background. Skills: Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) Budgeting and Forecasting skills Strong Excel and presentation skills Real experience of stakeholder management and strong communication skills; able to motivate and influence senior execs

Billing Specialist

Hayes, Middlesex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for technology company based in West London. They are looking for a Billing Specialist to join the billing team on a 12-month fixed term contract. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Ability to learn all aspects of the billing system ·Work with other departments to deal with new product offerings, pricing, and promotions, ensuring billing system is updated leading to accurate billing ·Managing your own time and workload to ensure the billing tasks at hand are maintained ·Following through the billing time frame as per the Processes and Procedures 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: ·Strong communication skills ·Some Finance experience, ideally Billings ·Good communication and interpersonal skills ·Ability to effectively multi-task If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. 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

Supply Chain Manager - Projects

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

My Client, a 24/7 365 Transport & Logistics business are seeking to hire a Project Development Manager to support continued growth. Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you will be a Supply Chain Professional, strong on Operations, who is required to manage multiple projects from cradle to grave. The ideal candidate will: Have 4+ years experience from within the Logistics or Manufacturing Sector Be a rounded supply chain professional with experience spanning Operations, Logistics, Warehouse, Inventory & S&OP Have prior Project Management experience Ideally Prince 2 Qualified Be forward thinking able to thrive in a fast paced environment Be happy to challenge the status quo

Procurement and Contract Manager

London, England

My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to cover all aspects of indirect spend in the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, print & stationary, fundraising, merchandising, media, retail outlets, fleet and FM and will be well versed in managing multiple categories 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 a relatively Greenfield role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. 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. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (IT, print, stationary, retail, fleet/FM, marketing, utilities) Supplier management and contract negotiation Experience of working on project based procurements Effective stakeholder management Ability to communicate at all levels Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification

UK Tax Analyst

London, England

A well-known subsidiary of a US listed Freight and Logistics company is seeking to appoint a UK Tax Analyst in a newly-created role. The role will be responsible for UK tax compliance and reporting as well as providing ad hoc UK tax advice. The breadth of the role will also cover aspects such as lease accounting, fixed asset management and IFRS accounts preparation. This is an ideal position for an individual who is tax trained and has a desire to branch out to other finance disciplines. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare monthly UK tax reporting packs in accordance with US GAAP ·Manage UK tax returns preparation process ·Prepare UK tax note for IFRS accounts ·Assist with developing and delivering a Regional Tax Framework across the UK businesses, and take ownership for the associated process and control documentation ·Assist on UK tax regulations and compliance requirements ·Provide support for any ad hoc projects such as transfer pricing ·Assist Regional Finance Manager on projects such as implementation of new Accounting Standard on Leases Key desirables: ·Fully qualified tax professional ·Ability to build healthy working relationships with business stakeholders ·Solid analytical skills ·Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff across as well as key stakeholders

Project Development Manager

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

My Client, a 24/7 365 Transport & Logistics business are seeking to hire a Project Development Manager to support continued growth. Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you will be a Supply Chain Professional, strong on Operations, who is required to manage multiple projects from cradle to grave. The ideal candidate will: Have 4+ years experience from within the Logistics or Manufacturing Sector Be a rounded supply chain professional with experience spanning Operations, Logistics, Warehouse, Inventory & S&OP Have prior Project Management experience Ideally Prince 2 Qualified Be forward thinking able to thrive in a fast paced environment Be happy to challenge the status quo

Interim Head of Group F P & A

London, England

A FTSE 100 Services focused organisation are recruiting an Interim Group F P & A Manager for a 6 month period. A 'hands on' senior interim professional is required to develop a set of new Group wide FP & A processes. Reporting into the Director of Group F P & A, core responsibilities include: -Oversee the day to day running of all FP & A processes that are undertaken across group -Engaging with senior stakeholders to help support the creation of new Group-wide FP & A processes -Implementing sound financial rigour into all F P & A Processes -Ensuring the consolidation tools are fit for purpose -Ad hoc business improvement projects. The required candidate will be a qualified accountant, ideally 'Big 4' trained with an extensive background of Group FP & A experience. You will have worked in a complex environment, be confident at dealing with senior stakeholders along with possessing a 'hands on' project mindset.

F P & A Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology focused organisation are recruiting an Interim Group F P & A Manager for a 3-6 month period. The role has arisen through an internal promotion and it reports directly into the Head of Group F P & A. Core responsibilities include: -Review and challenge the Divisional Finance Directors with their monthly and year-end figures -Assist with the annual consolidation process -Prepare commentary and commercial analysis for board and external publication -Provide assistance with the strategic planning process -Ad hoc business improvement projects. The required candidate will be a qualified accountant, ideally 'Big 4' trained with a background of Group FP & A experience. You will have worked in a complex environment and be confident at dealing with senior stakeholders. Managers / Senior Managers making their first move with commercial experience from practice would also be considered.

Program/Operational Excellence Manager x3

London, England

Program Project Manager/Operational Excellence West London Fintech Perm £65k-£75k REF: 5611 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Program Project Manager/Operational Excellence manager to work for a global Fintech business. They are looking at bringing on new members of the team to join their new division. You will be supporting the leadership for business areas within the company. This is an exciting opportunity to progress and excel in a new environment and part of a brand new team. The Role: ·Developing, implementing and driving efficiency's into the program. ·Work on process improvements within the business to ensure effective business performances. ·Look at the Quarterly Business Review content and facilitate the creation. ·Overlook all programmes and projects in the business area and manage selective programmes. ·Support three key business areas within the company. Working on the operational and process excellence. The Requirements: ·Must have 7+ years' experience of Program Project Manager roles. ·Degree or equivalent. ·Hands on, committed and personable. ·Learn things quickly and working in a team. ·Understanding process improvements and operations. Experience with operational and process excellence.

Commercial Finance Analyst

Bedfordshire, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Food Manufacturing company based in Bedfordshire. Due to a restructure within their Finance team they are looking to hire a Commercial Finance Analyst on a permanent basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Preparation and analysis of weekly/period results and challenge anomalies ·Reconciliation of key measures between the ERP system and Business Information system ·Preparation and entering of journals ·Responsible for producing core data, reports, trending graphs and uploads to Commercial Finance ·Supporting the sales day to build robust and realistic budgets and forecasts, providing trending analysis ·Develop and maintain strong business partnering support to the International Sales Team ·P&L preparation 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: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) or AAT Qualified ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working within the Food Manufacturing/FMCG or Retail sector. ·Business Partnering experience This role will be based at their head office in Bedfordshire so this role will require someone who can drive.

Group Reporting Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A technically strong Group Reporting Manager is required for a leading international technology client based in Slough. This is a high-profile appointment designed to strengthen the group's reporting capability. 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 and rigour. 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 for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to develop best in class processes across the UK and international territories Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting and control. Previous experience of running complex group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be essential. Up to date knowledge of IFRS accounting standards would be highly advantageous. Exposure to a systems implementation would also be beneficial. With a solid understanding of financial and accounting processes and a broad business awareness, you will be a confident and pro-active self-starter. You will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and externally, with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mindset.

Interim Group Financial Controller

Barbados, Barbados

An Interim Group Financial Controller is required for an AIM Listed International Hotel Group. The role is based at their head office in Barbados and the successful candidate would need to be based from this location. The Group Financial Controller will be a key member of the Group Finance team. Led by the CFO, this team is responsible for the Group's financial forecasting, planning and analysis, cashflow and treasury management, group reporting and technical accounting, taxation, audit, operational and commercial finance, M&A and corporate accounting for the head office functions. The Interim Group Controller's remit would be project focused. You will be a Qualified Accountant with a strong degree of project related exposure along with significant financial control experience. It is important you are confident at dealing with stakeholders across all levels, as well as being 'hands on' with your approach. The position requires someone who can be available at short notice to fly to Barbados to start the assignment. Flights along with expenses will be paid.