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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Intuit,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association ,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Think Jam,

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

    BT Openreach,

Latest news

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

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Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A Group Financial Accountant is wanted by a listed market-leading media & communications company who promote events on a worldwide scale. They are seen as one of the go-to brands in their industry and are both growing & increasingly profitable as they seek to develop their brand and move into new markets. The role of Group Financial Accountant has been created as a result of internal promotion and will support the Group Financial Reporting Manager in the provision of key financial information for use internally and by current / potential investors. Specific responsibilities include: ·Preparing Group year end and a complete range of half yearly schedules including the back half of the annual report and interim results, ensuring compliance with IFRS. ·Preparing papers and presentations for the Exec, Board, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, staff and external parties on business results and issues arising ·Advising on technical accounting treatment, e.g. acquisition accounting (including valuation of acquired intangible assets), impairment reviews etc... ·Assisting local teams with their completion of monthly cash flow & other reporting. ·Supporting the preparation of the Group's monthly management accounts ·Ad-hoc support including budgeting, reforecasting and one-off project work. ·Managing the Junior Accountant who will provide direct support for the above. The ideal candidate for the position of Group Financial Accountant will be an ACA who has gained exposure to auditing mid-size companies / groups and who can demonstrate sound knowledge of IFRS. You'll be looking to join a company with a diverse workforce who can offer you a positive work environment, career progression and plenty of challenge & opportunity. Attention to detail and a willingness to learn will be key to achieving the progression that is on offer.

Interim Head of Finance and IT

West London, London

My client, a g320 Housing Association and Registered Charity, is currently looking to hire an interim Head of Finance and IT. There are number of projects that relate specifically to best practice in terms of processes, systems and efficiencies. The role is interim for between three and six months and will be for two to three days per week and is based in West London. The ideal candidate will have both charity and housing association experience and a hands-on approach with the ability to tackle a number of financial, operational and systems projects. The ability to coach existing staff through new processes and garner 'buy in' are also important so strong engagement skills are a must.

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A Group Financial Accountant is being sought by a particularly high-growth PE backed company in the City. Established more than 20 years ago, they have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a truly global presence and a turnover in excess of £600m. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them. The position of Group Financial Accountant has been created to support the company's expansion and will sit under the Group Head of Accounting who is a particularly impressive individual. This is a project-based role; the main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work: ·Monthly reporting for a small number of Head Office, Holding & Financing entities; review / approval of recurring journals and preparation of new and / or complex transactions. ·Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy. ·Prepare draft accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / hedging etc…) ·Support other firm-wide M&A / Corporate Finance activity. ·Implement suitable controls to ensure all legal entity reporting / papers are correct. ·A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company The ideal candidate for the Group Financial Reporting Accountant role will be a qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 20 practice) who has gained exposure to group reporting, writing accounting papers and supporting transactions. Candidates will want to take on early responsibility, will enjoy problem solving, being resourceful and working with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. Significant progression is available as the company continues to grow.

Credit Controller - part time 20 hours per week

Slough, Berkshire

My client is a Global business who are looking for a Credit Controller on a permanent part-time basis. The role will be for 20 hours per week to be worked over 5 days and the client is flexible on start/finish times. You will be working in a team dealing with high volume, low value clients. Main responsibilities will be as follows: -Effectively maximise cash collections from clients via telephone, email and internal/external meetings -Minimise over 60 days debt by effectively managing collection activity and account issues in a targeted and methodical manner -Maintain an up to date AR by ensuring unallocated cash, refunds, write off's and general housekeeping activities are completed in a timely fashion -To achieve our working capital targets; Cash Collection, Aged Debt and ultimately DBO/DSO -Ensure our credit control systems remains up to date and accurately reflects activity and, or, the status of invoices -To deal with customer enquiries/disputes and liaise with the Sales Team and Branches to resolve issues in a timely manner -Provide management with information on collection activity when required -Aiding in the processing of payments from customers, including cheque and credit card payments and any other Data Entry that is needed for example client portals -To chase order numbers and any other duties associated with reducing debtors days -To be able to handle high volume calls and emails -Maintain excellent relationships with the clients, Branch and Regional Director -Adhere to company policies and procedures, whilst approaching the role in a professional and competent manner -Take action to ensure reoccurring issues are corrected -Any other duties reasonably requested and which are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job. The salary for this role will be £28k per annum pro rata (including monthly bonus) To apply, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Interim Senior Accountant

London, England

A listed education business is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their business during a period of growth to run their UK finance function, based in London, £250-£275 per day. Key role responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Preparation of the four UK Companies for the consolidated Group monthly/six-monthly/yearly financial reporting requirements including Cashflow Management, Balance Sheet and P&L analysis - Ensure timely, accurate month-end closing and responsible for preparation of monthly financial statements especially daily cash management and forecast - Responsible for accounting processes and tasks (i.e. AP & AR process, GL, account reconciliation, etc.). This includes the revenue recognition working together with the enrolment team. - Support forecasting and budgeting exercise as per corporate guidelines - Coordinate and liaise with external parties like external auditors, tax agents, corporate secretarial agents, local tax and government authorities where required. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant financial and management accounting experience - Good IFRS knowledge - Strong stakeholder engagement skills - Team management/mentoring experience - Advanced Excel - Excellent communication skills - Motivated with a self-starter attitude - Able to work in a fast paced, changing working environment

FP&A Analyst

West London, London

Our client is a US owned leading freight provider with businesses in the UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East who are seeking to recruit an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Reporting to the FP&A Manager you will be responsible for assisting in the development of an improved FP&A framework across the group including all aspects of performance and decision analysis, budgeting, forecasting and KPI reporting. Main duties and responsibilities as follows: Support Group Month End analysis Outlook and Budgeting process Consolidation of business unit returns Finalisation of financial models and presentations Developing a UK/Europe KPI reporting Creating a monthly/weekly/daily metric KPI to analyse alongside financials Provide support on forecasting software Assist with the implementation of the BI software Facilitate the internal control process SOX You will be a graduate and part-qualified CIMA/ACCA or ACA ideally over halfway through your studies. The organisation will provide study support. You will also have advanced excel skills with excellent forward planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

Interim Group Reporting Accountant

London, England

Cedar have an exciting opportunity to join a luxury retail group as a group financial accountant for a period of 12 months in London. Key responsibilities: ·Work closely with regional finance teams to consolidate, analyse and report actual results on a monthly basis. ·Prepare quarterly reporting pack for shareholders ensuring compliance with group policies and the production of accurate, consistent and timely information. ·Support the preparation of statutory accounts for all UK companies. ·Liaise with internal and external auditors ·Maintain effective controls within the group reporting process and ensure compliance with sox ·Assist with the review of new lease accounting journals. ·Assist with year-end responsibilities. ·Project support as required. ·Other ad-hoc duties Requirements: ·ACA or ACCA qualified with a sound understanding of IFRS; US GAAP Consolidation and reporting experience an advantage ·Advanced Excel skills

Dynamics 365 Trainer

City of London, London

Dynamics 365 Trainer urgently required for a global organisation in Central London, supporting a large scale Finance Transformation programme. Experience Required: Strong track record working as a Dynamics 365 Trainer. Microsoft Dynamics 365 experience In conducting Training Needs Analysis and defining training requirements Develop and implement a training plan Prepare training materials Prior experience of training Finance divisions/stakeholders. Strong stakeholder management, communication and relationship building skills. Dynamics 365 Trainer / Finance Transformation / Finance / Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Training / TAP / CIPD

Finance Systems Support Manager

Basingstoke, Hampshire

A global leisure organisation is looking for an immediately available, Systems Support Lead to help them set up their IT support function for Netsuite across finance. Duties: - Design the operating model for the systems support team - Lead a team of IT support staff to deliver support to Netsuite end users - Support the global roll out of Netsuite ERP across the organisation - Provide support to legacy systems until they are decommissioned Experience required: - Netsuite (highly desirable) - Setting up of system support teams - Managing 3rd party finance system vendors - Involved in global roll outs of multiple ERP systems If you are immediately available and meet the essential requirements then please apply online ASAP.

German speaking Credit Controller

City of London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a global Retail organisation with the recruitment of a German speaking Credit Controller. This role will be for an initial 6 month contract and include the following duties. - Timely and effective collection of all debts and customers payments - Chase overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter within agreed timescales - Regularly making contact with customers to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary -Undertake account reconciliations as required To be suitable for this role you MUST speak fluent German and be immediately available to start a new role next week. Experience of SAP is also highly desirable.

Financial Reporting Accountant

London, England

An ambitious ACA professional is sought by a FTSE 250 Consumer business who are experiencing a sustained period of growth - both organically and through acquisition of some exciting brands. Based in their impressive offices near Liverpool Street station; you will be responsible for the accurate accounting and financial reporting of the Group's activities, as well as business partnering the Business Development teams and effective stakeholder management. Key responsibilities: ·Accounting and reporting under IFRS 16 ·Budgeting / forecasting ·Manage monthly management accounting process ·Process owner of IFRS 16 ·Effective stakeholder management ·Business partner the BD teams Key requirements: ·ACA qualified - practice trained (ideally Big 4) ·Sound understanding of UK GAAP ·Some knowledge/experience of IFRS highly desirable Package: ·£50-60k base salary (relevant to PQE) ·£4k cash car allowance ·Bonus up to 20% ·Full private healthcare ·Other great benefits

Credit Controller - part time 20 hours per week

Slough, Berkshire

My client is a Global business who are looking for a Credit Controller on a permanent part-time basis. The role will be for 20 hours per week to be worked over 5 days and the client is flexible on start/finish times. You will be working in a team dealing with high volume, low value clients. Main responsibilities will be as follows: -Effectively maximise cash collections from clients via telephone, email and internal/external meetings -Minimise over 60 days debt by effectively managing collection activity and account issues in a targeted and methodical manner -Maintain an up to date AR by ensuring unallocated cash, refunds, write off's and general housekeeping activities are completed in a timely fashion -To achieve our working capital targets; Cash Collection, Aged Debt and ultimately DBO/DSO -Ensure our credit control systems remains up to date and accurately reflects activity and, or, the status of invoices -To deal with customer enquiries/disputes and liaise with the Sales Team and Branches to resolve issues in a timely manner -Provide management with information on collection activity when required -Aiding in the processing of payments from customers, including cheque and credit card payments and any other Data Entry that is needed for example client portals -To chase order numbers and any other duties associated with reducing debtors days -To be able to handle high volume calls and emails -Maintain excellent relationships with the clients, Branch and Regional Director -Adhere to company policies and procedures, whilst approaching the role in a professional and competent manner -Take action to ensure reoccurring issues are corrected -Any other duties reasonably requested and which are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job. The salary for this role will be £21k per annum pro rata and there is also an annul bonus payment which is maximum of £8400 pro rata. To apply, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Head of Credit

West London, London

Our client is a luxury retailer based in the West End of London who are currently seeking to recruit a Head of Credit on a Fixed Term Contract basis for a period of 18 months. reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of 6 and for developing, administering and enforcing the company credit and collections policies and procedures. The main responsibilities of the role are as follows: Accountable for collections of over £160m per annum Maximising cash flow and ensuring prompt payment if invoices and deling with non-payment via enforcement and legal action Ensuring prompt resolution of customer queries Overseeing the monitoring of credit insurance limits Periodic credit and account reviews to assess trading risks Reconciling major accounts and dealing with any disputes Attend credit reference agency industry meetings Dealing with Administrators and Liquidations Oversee processing of new account applications and assess credit risks Management and development of Credit Control Supervisor, Payroll Analyst and Cashier You will be MCICM qualified and have previously worked within. the retail industry. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV today as the client is looking to appoint as soon as possible.

Senior Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

Commercial Finance Business Partner required for FTSE 100 UK power brand based in the City. This is a true business partnering role; involving lots of stakeholder management and providing financial modelling to explain and inform key decisions. This is a development role with progression into a Head of Finance position. To £70k + package. Key responsibilities: ·Drive commercial focus and challenge senior stakeholders on planning and decision making; providing recommendations ·Provide financial modelling to inform decisions ·Create and assess business cases for investment decisions ·Provide financial insight on performance vs plans ·Manage budgeting & forecasting process Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Commercial finance experience ·The ability and personality to challenge and push back Package: ·£60-65k base salary ·£5k (cash) car allowance ·15% bonus ·Other strong benefits

Finance Business Partner - FinTech

London, England

A rapidly growing FinTech business based in central London is seeking to appoint a commercial Finance Business Partner to cover both decision support and financial planning & analysis that will directly influence key business functions. This is a highly commercial role with true influence on business performance. Key responsibilities: ·Support all commercial departments across the business ·Proactively identify growth opportunities ·Make recommendations based on strategic priorities ·Push back / influence decisions to ensure profitable outcomes ·Provide advisory support on deals and initiatives ·Profitability analysis ·Partner the FP&A team on financial planning including ownership of; budgeting/forecasting and analysis ·Business partner wider business; supporting key decision makers Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) ·Commercial experience gained in industry ·Strong Excel / Data skillset

Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

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

Management Accountant - Private Equity Backed

London, England

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

Group Financial Accountant

South London, London

A FTSE listed Consumer business based in South London is seeking to recruit a Group Accountant to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting into the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry pioneer with a rapidly growing brand presence. 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 or ACCA) Big4 or Top10 Practice trained

Group Reporting Accountant

London, England

Key responsibilities: ·Ownership of all accounting and reporting for entities within the Group ·Month end reporting, including consolidation journals ·Support preparation of statutory accounts for UK subsidiaries ·Support preparation of Group's consolidated statutory accounts ·Assist with year-end audit ·Support Group's financial & management accounts, budgets & forecasts, for monthly close ·Inter-company analysis and reconciliation ·Ad hoc financial analysis ·Financial data management which is used for reporting, management accounts and budgeting & forecasting processes ·Support the improvement of BPC consolidation system Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Experience working in a fast-paced environment Package: ·Salary to £60k + bonus ·Private medical cover ·Free gym membership ·Other benefits

Financial Controller - Leisure

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

A household name in the Leisure industry are actively seeking to appoint a Financial Controller to lead the finance team - responsible for the planning and delivery of key financial cycles; including budgeting and forecasting, all aspects of month end reporting and business partnering the wider business. Key responsibilities: ·Own month end, delivery of group reporting including budgeting & forecasting ·Oversee the delivery of monthly management accounts ·Financial operations - month, quarter and year-end financial activities ·Financial planning & analysis ·Business partnering the wider business ·Deliver statutory accounts ·Support Finance Director with preparation of business cases

Senior Finance Manager - IFRS 9

London, England

A Senior Manager IFRS 9 is required for a well-known and rapidly growing fintech that is disrupting the established market. With a strong brand name and very clear values, our client is looking to strengthen its reporting function through this new appointment. In this high profile role you will be the group's point of contact for all matters relating to IFRS 9 and you will have ownership for all IFRS 9 methodology and related policies and procedures. You will ensure the smooth running of the IFRS 9 Operating Model and Governance process, which you will continue to challenge, review and improve. Additionally you will have oversight of the business, risk, finance and technology teams involved in the IFRS9 process. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, qualified Chartered Accountant, with a strong technical background. As a proven IFRS 9 subject-matter expert you will have a working understanding of IFRS 9 policy setting, model inputs, forward economic guidance, disclosures and financial reporting. A confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships across all levels. You will have the emotional intelligence, credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With demonstrable drive and enthusiasm, you will thrive in a change-oriented and fast paced environment.

Graduate Accountant

City of London, London

My Client are a leading Financial Services company Based in the City of London, they are currently recruiting for a high calibre graduate to join their finance team as a group graduate accountant. The role will provide a great opportunity for someone with a Upper 2:1 degree or higher, to start a career with a truly progressive company. The roles duties include: Assist and support the Group Management Accountant and the Group Internal Reporting Manager in the production and delivery of internal based reporting activities: -Consolidated monthly management accounts and associated materials -Annual budget, three-year plan and any in-year reforecast -Monitoring of KPIs and reporting on drivers of change -Lender and other external stakeholder material -Ad hoc analysis as required to support strategic objectives of the CFO -Modelling financial impact of group wide projects 1Anticipated to provide some support for financial accounting and external reporting activities such as: -Assist in the production of month end for head office legal entities -Group year-end process -Other adhoc responsibilities 2Establish strong links with divisional finance teams 3Support group wide change initiatives as required 4Support and collegiate responsibility for tax, corporate finance and treasury Key accountabilities (what you are measured on) 1.Effective delivery of monthly management accounts and other reporting requirements (e.g. lender presentations) 2.Timely and effective delivery of the annual budget and any reforecast and Medium Term Plan as required 3.Ability to learn on the job and take on tasks delegated by line manager 4.Effective delivery of ad hoc responsibilities Key competencies (skills, knowledge and experience) 1.Data manipulation and analysis 2.MS Excel 3.Effective communication skills and strong team player 4.Ability to build relationships across the Group 5.Efficient and highly organised 6.Attention to detail 7.Pro-active and strategic approach to work 8.Willingness to learn and work under pressure to tight deadlines 9.Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment and Group Structure 10.Understanding of basic accounting principles ideal but not required

Senior Procurement Manager

London, England

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) Effective stakeholder management Commercial acumen Ability to communicate at all levels CIPS Qualified

EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor

City of London, London

My client, a Global Strategy Consultancy are looking to hire an EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor on a permanent basis. Based in there modern offices in Central London, you will lead the Accounts Payable team and report directly into the EMEA Finance Manager. The EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of the invoice-to-cash process within the Accounts Payable function, all aspects Claim-to-cash process within the Travel and Expenses function as well supporting the Accounts Payable Specialists and the Travel and Expense Specialists. Main Responsibilities Daily Management of the Accounts Payable team of 5 and the Travel & Expenses team of 2 Ensuring timely processing of all Accounts Payable transactions. Ensuring timely processing of all Travel & Expenses claims. Ensuring all Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses transactions are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes. Ensuring adherence with US GAAP SOX principles, obtaining the appropriate approval of accounts payable transactions, before completion of transaction processing. Reviewing and authorising multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (mainly RBS/NatWest & HSBC). Management of the corporate credit card schemes. First point of contact for the business with all escalations regarding Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses. Other ad hoc duties as required. Requirements Minimum of 2 years supervisory Accounts Payable experience and ideally in a holistic invoice-to-cash role. Preferably experience in a professional services environment. Experience managing a team of at least 5 people (Preferably 7) Experience working within a high volume transaction environment. Experience in working with multi-currency Experience of using Chrome River/Elite (Desirable) Ability to interact with business experts. Ability to interact with external suppliers. Understanding of VAT and applicability to accounts payable transactions. Proficient in excel. If this sounds like something which matches your experience please contact Matthew Sommerville - - 0203 002 8055

IT Category Manager (Charity)

City of London, London

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE HELD A PUBLIC SECTOR IT PROCUREMENT ROLE IN THEIR RECENT CAREER HISTORY AND DEMONSTRATE MANAGEMENT OF CATEGORY SPEND IN IT Core competencies: Experience and competencies in procuring Information management, communications, technology and digitalization products and services Experience of strategic procurement processes, as well as operational purchasing procedures. Experience of holding direct responsibility for supplier performance and relationship management. Experience of stakeholder relationship management. Experience of holding responsibility for managing a spend category.

International Payroll Analyst - EMEA

City of London, London

My client is one of the worlds leading Media and Entertainment companies who currently have a permanent opportunity for a UK Payroll administrator. You will be responsible for assiting with payrolls across the international region - UK, EMEA and LATAM, reporting to the International Payroll Director. The international remit includes 30 countries and around 96 payrolls. This role is a key contact for all processes, legislation and compliance for the UK entities and supporting the wider international team within EMEA and LATAM geographies as well as central reporting. Responsibilities will include: Managing end to end processes within team monthly payrolls for Circa 30 countries across UK, EMEA AND LATAM regions. Support the business with Month and Year End reporting Ensuring compliance with employment law and tax legislation. Responsible for safeguaring payroll procedures and ensuring that internal controls are adhered to Document payroll proceedures to a high standard Work on mutiple improvement projects and Year End tasks Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders Provide project management support for the international Payroll team You will need outstanding knowledge of ADP freedom, P11D and PSA submssion experience. Relevant experience in a multi-country role is essential and Media sector experience would be beneficial. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Interim Technical Accounting Consultant

City of London, London

A fast paced and rapidly growing technology organisation is looking for a Technical Accounting Consultant to join their business on a short-term interim assignment, based in London, £450-£500 per day. This business requires an experienced individual to review and update reporting papers & processes, providing technical advice on accountancy standards such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Demonstrable technical accounting knowledge - Significant IFRS knowledge, specifically - IFRS2, IFRS 9, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 - Proven track record of process improvement - Comfortable challenging stakeholders where required - Experience of working in a fast-paced, high growth working environment - Adaptable to change - Excellent communication skills - Advanced Excel

Group Reporting Accoutant

City of London, London

Cedar have an exciting opportunity to join a luxury retail group as a group financial accountant for a period of 12 months in London. Key responsibilities: ·Work closely with regional finance teams to consolidate, analyse and report actual results on a monthly basis. ·Prepare quarterly reporting pack for shareholders ensuring compliance with group policies and the production of accurate, consistent and timely information. ·Support the preparation of statutory accounts for all UK companies. ·Liaise with internal and external auditors ·Maintain effective controls within the group reporting process and ensure compliance with sox ·Assist with the review of new lease accounting journals. ·Assist with year-end responsibilities. ·Project support as required. ·Other ad-hoc duties Requirements: ·ACA or ACCA qualified with a sound understanding of IFRS; US GAAP Consolidation and reporting experience an advantage ·Advanced Excel skills

Cyber Security Analyst

East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

A Cyber Security Analyst is urgently required for a leading government programme in Scotland. Experience Required: Experienced Cyber Security Analyst / SOC Analyst. Cyber incident management. Create and follow Playbooks CVomplete post incident reporting Provide log analysis Maintain currency in security concepts, tools and best practices Vulnerabilty/trending analysis Complete tooling configuration changes Audit/accreditation support activity Strong stakeholder management, communication, influencing, and relationship building skills. Some travel across the UK will be needed. Must hold a current SC clearance. This role is outside of IR35. Cyber Security / SOC / Government / Security clearance

Payroll Administrator

City of London, London

My client is a world leading entertainment company is looking for a talented Payroll Administrator for a 6-month FTC role based in London. This role is responsible for supporting the end to end payroll cycle for the UK and reporting to Payroll Director. Must be immediately available or at least 1-week notice. Responsibilities: ·Successfully manage, review and reconcile monthly payrolls across UK ·Successfully liaise with the HR department to ensure data is accurate and completed in a timely manner ·Successfully collate and analyse the data to support central reporting capabilities ·Successfully collate data and populate input documentation and submit to ADP ·Successfully support the payroll funding process, third party payment, GL distribution process and statutory filings and any adhoc duties ·Must always ensure that company is compliant with employment law and tax legislation within region ·Managing the central email inboxes Requirements: ·Must have relevant experience within payroll administration ·Good experience using ADP ·Good experience using SAP ·Strong attention to detail, analytical, problem solving & communication skills ·Good levels of Excel and PowerPoint experience ·Good levels of English communications (written & oral) ·Should be able to work towards tight deadlines ·Good relationship building skills

International Payroll Analyst

City of London, London

My client is one of the worlds leading Media and Entertainment companies who currently have a permanent opportunity for a UK Payroll administrator. You will be responsible for assiting with payrolls across the international region - UK, EMEA and LATAM, reporting to the International Payroll Director. The international remit includes 30 countries and around 96 payrolls. This role is a key contact for all processes, legislation and compliance for the UK entities and supporting the wider international team within EMEA and LATAM geographies as well as central reporting. Responsibilities will include: Managing end to end processes within team monthly payrolls for Circa 30 countries across UK, EMEA AND LATAM regions. Support the business with Month and Year End reporting Ensuring compliance with employment law and tax legislation. Responsible for safeguaring payroll procedures and ensuring that internal controls are adhered to Document payroll proceedures to a high standard Work on mutiple improvement projects and Year End tasks Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders Provide project management support for the international Payroll team You will need outstanding knowledge of ADP freedom and also be fluent in English and French. Extensive UK and French legislation and payroll knowledge, P11D and PSA submssion experience. Relevant experience in a multi-country role is essential and Media sector experience would be beneficial. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Group Management Accountant

London, England

A high calibre Group Management Accountant is sought by a fast-growing £250m t/o division of a leading global financial services business. Both the division and parent group have grown every year for the past 8 years (both organically & by acquisition) and they continue to develop new revenue streams as their market-share expands. This is an excellent time to join what is becoming a real City success story. Created by an internal move, this varied Group Management Accountant role reports to the divisional Financial Controller and duties include: ·Produce consolidated monthly management accounts with commentary & analysis. ·Enable production of group consolidated accounts by providing relevant information. ·Act as a Business Partner by providing an FP&A service to regional teams. ·Support budgeting & forecasting, provide analysis of key metrics, develop financial models for acquisitions etc ·Improve cash forecasting & liquidity management tools to support working capital reporting. ·Assist in the creation of regional finance teams and the controls / processes to support these. ·A broad range of commercial & analytical projects to enhance divisional growth / performance. The ideal candidate for the post of Group Management Accountant role will be a qualified ACA who trained in practice and has since gained at least some experience in industry. Candidates will possess a commercial approach combined with reporting skills as the role will demand both; applicants will also be looking to develop their career in a fast-growing and evolving business where opportunities to progress will be plentiful. Finally, it's a given that candidates will also be bright, intellectually curious and will enjoy challenging the status quo and pushing themselves.

Revenue Analyst

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Are you looking to sink your teeth into a pivotal role within a growing Finance team? Are you excited by the tech space and want to join an innovative, market leading organization? Do you want to work for a fast-paced global company? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I want to hear from you! My client are a growing, fast-paced finance team looking for an experienced Revenue Analyst to join them on a permanent basis and take full responsibility for the day-to-day running of their subscription billing process, revenue recognition and support the wider corporate reporting of SaaS metrics. I am looking for a person who has previous experience in working within a fast- paced, B2B environment and is looking to add value to a business, both within the finance function and across the organisation. You will be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and changing priorities and be proactive in seeking to change and improve existing processes. It is essential that you have had exposure to revenue recognition within a subscription SaaS environment and can manage the general ledger entries for deferred revenue. You will come in and immediately play an important role in the operational activities of the EMEA, NAM and APAC regions. The main duties for this role include: * Managing revenue recognition of all subscription customers within the general ledger * Analysing and reporting on key SaaS metrics (Annual Contract Value, Churn, Back Log) and supporting in the preparation of management reporting packs * Assisting with the design and implementation of a new subscription billing process * Managing new subscription billing, deferred and unbilled revenue * Assisting with the preparation for the annual audit * Supporting with ad hoc analytical projects and processes Must have skills/experience: * Previous experience in working within a fast-paced, B2B environment * Previous experience of revenue recognition in a SaaS business * Practical exposure to the P&L, Balance Sheet and multi-currency experience. * Working towards a professional qualification i.e. AAT/CIMA/ACCA What is in it for you? MY client will provide you with the tools, equipment and support to give you the best possible chance of success and over-achieving your goals. Salary will depend on your experience and will be highly competitive. All packages include an annual bonus based on the Company's performance. In addition to a friendly, flexible and fun working environment, the role includes a range of other benefits, including extensive health insurance, income protection, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, leisure travel insurance, pension contribution, Cycle2Work and childcare vouchers, as well as 25 days' holiday allowance.

International Tax Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A world renowned and true household name has embarked on a search for an International Tax manager. This is a newly created role as part of a new project reporting into the International Tax Director. This is an ambitious project requiring a multi-disciplined individual. Key responsibilities: ·Be a tax specialist as part of a larger team in the elimination of entities across the Channel Islands, Europe and the USA ·Provide tax support to the wider finance team ·Identify tax issues through implementation of a robust plan with the aim of eliminating dormant entities within a time frame of 4-6 months ·Implement a further plan to eliminate excess entities after this timeframe ·Business partner with both internal and external tax stakeholders to ensure all tax implications are understood and dealt with accordingly ·Ensuring all post liquidation work is done within guidelines ·Ad hoc tax duties as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, CTA) ·Previous experience in elimination of both UK and Overseas entities ·Ability to work autonomously ·Must be able to work and be part of a challenging environment ·High attention to detail ·Previous experience in a similar role is essential This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to be part of a wide scale project. You will bring your robust tax expertise to add value and play a pivotal role in delivering this project. You will have full autonomy and will be able to hit the ground running.

Finance and Operations Manager

Hounslow, London

My client, based in the Education sector is currently seeking a Finance and Operations Manager to join them on a permanent basis. Based in Hounslow, the role will require occasional travel to other sites in London and the surrounding areas. You will have a background within the Education sector and will be responsible for a team of four direct reports. Your primary responsibilities will encompass the following: ●Responsible for the management of all financial and accounting operations within the academies. ●Responsible for the implementation and proper use of all AET financial systems within the academies. ●Control and monitoring of financial performance and position of the academies, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and ensuring value for money. ●Preparation of clear and timely monthly management accounts and reports for all relevant stakeholders, and any other financial reports as required by your line manager or the Principals and Headteachers. ●Ensure financial systems and processes are robust, efficient and fit for purpose, including their ongoing review and improvement. ●Responsible for ensuring effective systems of financial control are in place and being implemented over all areas of financial operation, including their ongoing review and improvement. ●Working within regulatory guidelines ensuring that all purchasing ensures that value for money is obtained for Academies Enterprise Trust. ●Responsible for the financial planning, including preparation of 5 year projections and one year budgets, in conjunction with the wider trust financial plan. ●Responsible for working with all budget holders to ensure that they are provided with monthly updates of their spend and advise them on all matters relating to their budgets. ●Act as budget holder for specific budget areas as required. ●Responsible for overseeing the payroll and other activities associated with this function, including pensions, ensuring monthly/annual returns are completed accurately and submitted within the required deadlines. ●Maintain and review of academies' risk registers, taking action to address any high risk areas. ●Responsible for all bank accounts including the academy's debit cards, completing monthly reconciliations and reposting banking errors to your line manager. ●Responsible for financial controls and processes around all aspects of cash management at the academies. ●Ensure audits undertaken by internal and external audit run smoothly and efficiently for the academies, and take appropriate actions for any recommendations made. ●Ensure prompt, efficient and accurate completion of all returns required by the ESFA, HMRC, Companies House, Teachers' Pensions, LGPS and all other relevant external bodies. ●Ensure any tax obligations of the academies are paid timely and correctly. ●Ensure that all funding and income streams are accurately recorded and reconciled, including ESFA funding, local authority funding, lettings, etc. ●Support the Headteachers and Principals in their maintenance and review of risk registers and taking action to address any high risk areas. ●Monitor of service level agreements and contracts to ensure effectiveness of delivery and value for money, negotiating more favourable terms where possible. ●Maintenance of an academy contracts register. ●Work with relevant colleagues to prepare bids for additional grant or capital funding. ●With the Finance and Operations Business Partner, provide regular analysis to establish a thorough understanding of the present state of the organisation's estate and facilities management including: −linking with the organisation's objectives, needs and policies (from the business plan); −identifying physical assets and space utilisation (from the capacity and condition assessment strategies); −reviewing resources, processes and systems to provide a broad picture of the current provision of services; and ●Support the development and maintenance of forward looking, multi-year site development and maintenance plans in liaison with the Building Operations Managers and National Head of Operations ●Liaise with the Estates team to: ●Support the Finance and Operations Business Partner to develop Health and Safety procedure and strategy for the cluster to ensure compliance with the trust strategy ●Ensure delivery of Health and Safety across the estate in the Hub is line with policy To apply, please submit your CV to this advert, shortlisting will take place over the next week.

Senior Group Treasury Manager

London, England

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

Commercial Finance Business Partner - Sales & Marketing

London, England

A global FTSE 100 Technology pioneer based in London is seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to act as the primary influencer to the division's Sales & Marketing function. Main Responsibilities: ·Own all commercial finance partnering with Sales Directors and Marketing Directors ·Appraise all new consumer product launches and assess commercial viability and 'take to market' strategy ·Perform comprehensive performance reviews on all Sales and Marketing Channels ·Develop robust pricing strategies to ensure the business drives profitability in key markets ·Model the customer volume and value metrics to deliver future business plans ·Partner the CFO and Divisional Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Desirable Skills: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

German Financial Controller

London, England

An instantly recognisable International Consumer focused eCommerce business is actively seeking to appoint a German speaking Regional Financial Controller, based in London. Main Responsibilities: Effectively build, lead and manage a team, leveraging world class tools, processes, and personnel, to deliver against the responsibilities and objectives of the function. Provide Regional Controllership business partner services to the EMEA Finance Director, collaborate with EMEA and US HQ to effectively align forecasting and budgeting with actuals. Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts, including timely and accurate clearing of related reconciling items, in accordance with Box policy, to ensure accurate financial results in the G/L. Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely filing of all non-US statutory financial statements in accordance with the applicable German GAAP. Document and manage all historical book to statutory adjustments. Effectively serve as the lead interface for the auditors on the local Statutory Audits. Liaison and collaborate with the HQ Technical Accounting and SOX teams to facilitate an effective global consolidated financial statement audit and SOX certification process. Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely filing of all tax and other compliance forms and returns for all applicable jurisdictions including, but not limited to VAT, and the related estimated payments and remittances Liaison and collaborate with all HQ Controllership, Finance, Legal and other applicable functions to ensure effective communication, alignment and consistency in the application of key global controls, policies and processes. Manage the respective country reporting teams across EMEA Desired skills: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or International Equivalent (MBA etc) ·Fluent German ·Technical Reporting experience (local and US GAAP preferred)

EMEA Internal Audit Manager

Slough, Berkshire

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

Finance Manager - Cash Book

City of London, London

My client is looking to hire a Cash Book Manager on a Interim Basis. Based in their modern offices in Central London this is fantastic role reporting into the Finance Controller. KEY OBJECTIVES: ·Lead and develop the Cash and Bank Transactions team including maximizing performance and productivity ·Daily Sales Report- reporting daily achievements of the business ·Ensuring the accuracy of sales recording in a weekly and monthly basis. ·Reporting Bank balances in a daily basis. ·Daily Cash reconciliation - following differences with the sites, Bank. ·Weekly Credit card reconciliation ·Reviewing weekly Bank recs. ·Producing Till reconciliations reports- cash shortages ·Producing Sales invoices. ·Monthly reconciliation of other debtors account. ·Ensuring the accuracy of payments/ receipts recording. ·Monthly / weekly reconciliation online sales. ·Monitoring and reconciling in a monthly basis cashbook related nominal accounts, e.g. Petty Cash, debtors, cash shortages ·Performing bank administration duties. ·Monitor and manage the cashflow across the various bank accounts, supporting forecasting ·Lead the bank relationships, ensuring the mandate is up to date. ·Control all payments, ensuring completeness and a full understanding and audit trail is maintained. Please get in contact for more information. 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.