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About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

  • Pure Gym
  • IMG Events
  • Royal British Legion
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars
  • bsi.
  • Associated British Foods
  • BT
  • BT Openreach
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Pfizer
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Sofa.com
  • Caffe Nero
  • Bank Of Ireland
  • Financial Times
  • Freemantle Media
  • Global Brands Group
  • Hitachi
  • Intuit
  • KOOVS Plc
  • Ladbrokes
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • LGC
  • Lifeways
  • Livingstone
  • Moneycorp
  • Montessori St Nicholas
  • Optegra
  • Pizza Express
  • Post Office Ltd
  • Power to Change
  • Rail Delivery Group
  • Royal British Legion
  • Save The Children
  • STA Travel
  • Strada
  • W H Smith
  • Barnsbury Housing Association
  • The Vintners' Company
  • Think Jam
  • "Pure Gym Group were experiencing significant challenges with direct sourcing for a Procurement Manager within a newly created Global Procurement Function, and a vacancy to support our Danish and Swiss business. Due to significant time pressures, we had a reluctance to start engagement and briefing to new recruitment agencies who did not have knowledge of our business and therefore we reached out to Cedar who we collaborate regularly with in the UK as we were aware they had also had European arm.

    Hayley was able to step in immediately, fully understanding the brief with both experience and culture, and within a week had provided a number of very strong candidates. Within 2 weeks we had concluded the process and recruited the perfect person for this role, with all expectations exceeded, for this crucial time-crital role.“

    Pure Gym,

  • 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,

  • Cedar has helped us with a number of Procurement appointments recently. The candidates have always been of the highest standard, which illustrates their understanding of our needs and in-depth knowledge in this field. This together with a friendly and flexible approach makes me proud to partner with them. I highly recommend Cedar to anyone looking for a recruitment partner.

    Royal British Legion,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

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

    BT,

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

    BT Openreach,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    Intuit,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Think Jam,

Latest news

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

Job Search

Finance Manager

London

A global entertainment company is seeking an interim Finance Manager for a 12-month FTC. Although their office is based in Central London, this role will be working from home initially. As Finance Manager will be working on a Finance Transformation Project and working closely with multiple business units; duties will include but not limited to: Improve deferred revenue reconciliation through date cleansing. Build out process for global revenue recognition reconciliation. Clear down historical unallocated receipts. Redesigning and streamline processes across areas of finance. Make improvements to the balance sheet reconciliations process. Understand and build out the Withholding Tax & VAT reporting process. Dealing with multiple key stakeholders across the business. Candidates for the interim Finance Manager role must be qualified accountants (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 2+ PQE experience who: Previously improves/creates processes and controls. Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines. Team player with excellent communication abilities. Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and simplify complex tasks.

Accounts Payable Assistant

London

Cedar are currently looking for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join a fantastic well known entertainment company based in Central London. This role will be paying up to £25,000 per annum. Key Responsibilities: Enter invoices using MES and Sprinter. To check and match against POs raised by the business unit. Identify and code naked invoices using the companies chart of accounts. Check invoices for accuracy against purchase orders prior to sending to the offsite imaging centre. Set up new supplier accounts in line with Company policy. Contact our new suppliers and any changes requested to supplier banking information by phone, to confirm legitimacy to prevent fraudulent activity. Process high volume of royalty statements provided by the royalty team. Perform full checks ready for the quarterly payment runs. Assist AP supervisors checking the weekly multiple currency payment runs. Raise urgent payments to meet the company's business needs. Assist business areas with minor Sprinter/MES requests Reconcile key supplier statement accounts. Identify foreign VAT invoices and file accordingly to enable reclaim on our behalf. Liaise with supplier and business regarding any supplier queries. Highlighting problem accounts to the Supervisors and AP manager where necessary. Provide cover during periods of annual leave and/or sickness within the team. Ensure achievement of performance targets, as agreed with the AP Manager. Carry out all other ad-hoc duties as directed by Finance management. Skills/Experience Required: Demonstrable track record of processing 500 plus invoices per month. Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Strong analytical skills and an ability to work through problems logically. Good interpersonal and communication skills, interacting effectively at all levels of the business. Excellent attention to detail. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines. Flexibility of working hours around key finance deadlines including holidays, sickness and busy periods including the quarterly royalty runs. If you are interested in this role, please apply online ASAP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Finance Business Partner

London

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner (London) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Requirements: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Interim Category Manager - ICT & Digital

England

Cedar are supporting a Local Authority who are on the look for a 2 x Interim Category Managers for their ICT and Digital category. This opportunity will be home based on a contract that will run for an initial 6 months (with the scope to run until the end of 2022). These roles are INSIDE IR35 on a day rate of up to £450 on offer. The successful candidate will support the delivery of end to end OJEU/PCR compliant procurements relating to all areas of ICT and Digital spend. You will be required to call-off frameworks such as G-Cloud and DOS, where required, to deliver value for money and innovative solutions for the Authority. Candidates applying MUST HAVE: Experience in a Procurement, Category or Commercial Management role in the UK Public Sector with some exposure to ICT and Digital is required Experience delivering end to end OJEU/PCR procurements covering ICT or Digital Services which have delivered Value for Money (VfM) Experience using Public Sector Frameworks from the likes of CCS which include G-Cloud and DOS

Procurement Consultant - Defence

Bristol

Cedar are currently supporting a Procurement Consultancy who are on the look for a number of Procurement Consultants for work focused on Public Sector Defence. These are permanent positions with a salary range of £55,000 up to £70,000 on offer and will be based mainly from home and on key Customer sites in Bristol. The successful candidate will support the Consultancies work in Defence which covers a range of business areas, including Category Management, Contract Management, Commercial Transformation, Target Operating Models and Supply Chain Management, to name a few. You will be required to support clients in a range of ways, from coaching and advising to delivery of outcomes, contracts awards and beyond to transition & implementation. Consultants are responsible for managing key relationships with client stakeholders, leveraging their institutional knowledge and expertise, and ensuring buy-in to the agreed strategies. Candidates applying MUST HAVE: Strong background working in roles covering Procurement, Category or Commercial Management Experience working in Defence is required - either as a Consultant or with the likes of the MOD/Armed Forces Experience supporting Category A Procurements within the MOD would be advantageous Strong communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders Active SC or DV Clearance is required

Senior Procurement Consultant - Defence

Bristol

Cedar are currently supporting a Procurement Consultancy who are on the look for a number of Senior Procurement Consultants for work focused on Public Sector Defence. These are permanent positions with a salary range of £75,000 up to £120,000 on offer and will be based mainly from home and on key Customer sites in Bristol. The successful candidate will support the Consultancies work in Defence which covers a range of business areas, including Category Management, Contract Management, Commercial Transformation, Target Operating Models and Supply Chain Management, to name a few. You will be required to support clients in a range of ways, from coaching and advising to delivery of outcomes, contracts awards and beyond to transition & implementation. Consultants are responsible for managing key relationships with client stakeholders, leveraging their institutional knowledge and expertise, and ensuring buy-in to the agreed strategies. Candidates applying MUST HAVE: Strong background working in roles covering Procurement, Category or Commercial Management Experience working in Defence is required - either as a Consultant or with the likes of the MOD/Armed Forces Experience leading Category A Procurements within the MOD would be advantageous Strong communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders Active SC or DV Clearance is required

Financial Accountant

London

A market leading and high-growth FTSE listed Consumer Technology business has an opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join their team on a 6-month Fixed Term Contract £50-55k based in London/Hertfordshire Responsibilities include: Participate in the month and quarter end close process and related responsibilities for the accounting department including reviewing other team member's work. Recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transactions and events in accordance with IFRS. Providing financial analysis for all disclosures in the annual report and statutory accounts Compilation of policies, procedures and guidelines over areas of responsibility, looking to improve processes and internal controls Partnering closely with Commercial Finance, including understanding the budget/forecast for the relevant area(s) in detail and attending stakeholder meetings as and when required Liaising with the local and international commercial teams Various project and ad hoc analysis to support business decisions. Aiding internal customers in compiling financial information; providing technical advice and analytic support Key Candidate requirements: An Accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) A good understanding of financial reporting and month-end Strong knowledge of accounting standards IFRS/FRS 101 Excellent communication skills Ability to build key stakeholder relationships with both finance and non - finance professionals. Effectively be able to manage tight workload and deadlines.

Commercial Finance Analyst

London

Commercial Finance Analyst - Sports Media - London - £55-60k + bonus Cedar are working exclusively with a multinational Media & Entertainment business in London, who are looking for an ambitious recently qualified professional for a sports focused finance business partner role. This is a hands-on role managing the reporting across a range of sports assets, and for a high-achiever you can fast track in the business with a life time career in Sports. The business has great retention and career nurturing, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion. Reporting to the Commercial Finance Director you will have huge exposure to senior stakeholders across the business, some of who are big names with a strong network across the global Sports industry, supporting financials relating to some of the biggest sporting tournaments and events in the world. This is a business for ambitious high-flyers looking for a long and progressive career in the Sports or Media industries! Key responsibilities include: Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis Preparation of forecasts for rights properties and on a 3-year rolling basis. This involves liaising with the Commercial and Production teams to ensure all relevant information is collected Periodic cash-flow forecasting for rights properties Sports portfolio reporting and commercial support for various commercial Heads of Sport Management and Commercial Accounting Responsible for period end accounting closes for a range of rights properties (football or similar assets) Variance analysis of actual results against forecast Preparation of periodic client accounting reports for rights properties including liaising with clients. Compliance with obligations under client and customer contracts Liaison with group accounts payable function to ensure all company payments are made on a timely basis. Valuation and appraisal of new sports rights acquisition opportunities Essential skills required: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management A real passion and knowledge of mainstream Sports (either Football, Rugby, Tennis or Golf etc.) Strong ability in Excel and a hands-on, can-do attitude Technical knowledge in revenue recognition and controls is desirable

Financial Accountant

London

Financial Accountant - Big Tech - North London - £55k + bonus and big corporate benefits A market leading and high-growth FTSE listed Consumer Technology business has a newly created opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join the team. They have a fast-paced buzzing work environment, a collaborative, lively culture ideally suited to an outgoing person who is hungry to learn, and keen to build relationships across the business. You will be joining a large and dynamic Finance team that drives business growth and profitability through strategic, financial and operational leadership. The team is comprised of finance, accounting, corporate strategy & commercial finance that support and enhance the businesses operating efficiencies. You will need strong knowledge of accounting standards IFRS/FRS 101 and month-end reporting, a passion for improving and simplifying processes, and the desire to grow and progress in a dynamic fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: Participate in the month and quarter end close process and related responsibilities for the accounting department including reviewing other team members' work. Records, classifies and summarises financial transactions and events in accordance with IFRS. Provide accurate numbers and financial analysis for all disclosures in the annual report and statutory accounts Participate in the compilation of policies, procedures and guidelines over areas of responsibility, looking to improve processes and internal controls Partnering closely with Commercial Finance, including understanding the budget/forecast for the relevant area(s) in detail and attending stakeholder meetings as and when required Liaising with the local and international commercial teams where appropriate to promote consistency and accuracy Various project and ad-hoc analysis to support business decisions. Aid internal customers in compiling financial information; provide technical advice and analytical support Contribute to building and developing a high performing and engaged team To be successful in this role you will need: An accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) A good understanding of financial reporting and month-end Exposure to senior stakeholders in large companies Candidates coming straight from an accountancy practice with accounts prep experience will also be considered

Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager

London

Consumer Technology 'Power Brand' FTSE 100 North London Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager £70k - £75k + Extensive Benefits + WFH Flex I am partnering with one of the fastest-growing groups in the FTSE through a major talent acquisition programme, due to continued operational expansion and revenue growth. The Group is well known and adored by consumers and investors alike. The Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager with be responsible for the following: Ownership of the accounting and reporting function for all central services, including property, working capital, treasury and taxation. Deliver the application of relevant accounting standards in line with recent changes (IFRS 15 & IFRS 16 etc). Manage a team of qualified accountants covering specialist accounting functions, as outlined above. Raise the bar on audit quality and be accountable for the remediation of any process weaknesses. Change and challenge current reporting processes and best practice to enhance reporting functionality through rapid business expansion. Candidate role requirements: Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) Previous ownership of periodical accounting and reporting Team management Experience in a rapid-growth change environment

Senior Financial Accounting Manager

London

Consumer Technology 'Power Brand' FTSE 100 North London Senior Financial Accounting Manager £85k - £90k + Extensive Benefits + WFH Flex I am partnering with one of the fastest-growing groups in the FTSE through a major talent acquisition programme, due to continued operational expansion and revenue growth. The Group is well known and adored by consumers and investors alike. The Senior Financial Accounting Manager with be responsible for the following: The management, delivery, timetable and execution of periodical accounting processes (month-end, half-year and year-end). Through strong leadership, manage a team of qualified accountants to enhance best practice and meticulous controls processes. Challenge, advise and support the commercial finance team to meet strict reporting deadlines, providing commentary on key movements, enabling swift decision making. Provide first-class numbers for all disclosures in the annual report and statutory accounts. Stress-test the strength of the balance sheet and ensuring robust review of its reconciliation. Raise the bar on audit quality and be accountable for the remediation of any process weaknesses. Candidate role requirements: Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) Previous ownership of periodical accounting and reporting Team management Experience in a rapid-growth change environment

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

London

Cedar are currently looking for a PQ Management Accountant to join a Recruitment firm based in Central London. This role will be paying £40,000- £45,000 depending on experience. Key Responsibilities Ensure that each sales ledger transaction is recorded within the nominal ledger. Ensure that each purchase ledger liability is recorded in the nominal ledger. Ensure that a proper record is maintained of company assets. Produce management accounts to agreed formats. Utilise nominal ledger routines to post all depreciation charges and any other postings not covered by the sales, purchase and cash book modules. Ensure that assets are purchased and disposed of in accordance with properly authorised budgets and procedures. Maintain a fixed asset register to record all assets purchased, showing date purchased, description, cost, depreciation applicable and location of asset. Retain a copy of the supplier's invoice as part of the fixed asset register to provide third party evidence of the cost of the asset. Analysis of fixed asset additions/disposals recording the monthly effect on both the balance sheet and P&L. Fixed asset summary schedule reconciling the opening cost and depreciation balances as at the commencement of the financial year to the closing monthly balances. Monthly reconciliation of intercompany balances. Aged trade debtors analysis reconciled to the monthly balance sheet position together with details of provisions held to cover bad debts. Detailed analysis of accruals/prepayments with support schedules backing amounts shown. Aged creditors analysis reconciled to monthly balance sheet position. Analysed sundry debtors/creditors with support documentation. Reconciled payroll and NI/PAYE control accounts. Analyse and document reasons for unfavourable/favourable variances between actual and budgeted performance on a monthly basis. Supervise the recording of all payments and receipts made by each company such that a daily cash position can be maintained i.e. Supervise the maintenance of the cashbook. Highlight all receipts other than those related to debt settlement and ensure that they are properly accounted for. Highlight all payments other than those related to the Purchase Ledger and ensure that they are posted weekly. Raise cheques (or arrange for cheques to be raised) for settlement of items such as staff travel loans, reimbursement of sales ledger credit balances etc). Each cheque is to be supported by an authorised "Voucher" plus supporting documentation. The vouchers are to be stored in date sequence. Bank Reconciliation Obtain bank statements on a daily basis. Each bank account is to be reconciled to the cash book on a weekly basis. All unidentifiable items are to be followed up with the bank. Petty Cash (International Businesses only) Record accrued income (WIP) on a daily basis by reference to the Placement Control certificate 'PCC'. Reconcile the invoiced/accrued income position as held within the accounting records to the position as advised by the PCC. The reconciliation is to be undertaken at the end of each month and is to be documented for presentation to the Finance manager by the third working day of each month. (Work in Progress Report.) Person Specification Experienced Assistant Management Accountant/ Management Accountant Excellent IT skills including advanced Excel Extensive knowledge of UK payroll legislation Knowledge of Sage payroll software is an advantage Well presented and ability to attend and present at meetings when required Staff supervision experience an advantage 'Can do' attitude, flexible and willing to become involved and problem solve. Willing to take responsibility and see a problem through to solution Excellent communication skills If you are interested in this position, please apply online ASAP.

Director of Tax & Treasury

London

Imperial College is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. We are a thriving, dynamic organisation with over 20,000 students, 8,000 staff and a turnover of around £1 billion. The College are seeking to appoint a Director of Tax and Treasury. This is a newly created position that will be a key member of the Finance leadership team, shaping the direction and strategy of the wider function and providing key strategic support to senior management. This is a challenging role with a broad range of deliverables; these will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the way in which the College finances and supports its academic mission. Selected responsibilities include: Be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of tax and treasury, advising on the structuring of the College's £500 million debt portfolio and supporting the College's £500 million Investment and Endowment portfolios. Evaluate and recommend the optimal capital structure for the College in order to deliver its strategic objectives. Oversee cash and liquidity management for the College in both the short and long term, ensuring all cash forecasts are sufficiently robust. Manage, coach and mentor the tax, treasury and investment finance teams (11 roles at present). Negotiate funding arrangements including corporate credit facilities and public & private financing with the overall aim of minimising the total cost of funds. Providing expert tax and structuring advice on the College's long-term real estate development plans (with £1 billion investment anticipated over the next decade). Oversee the College's banking relationships and maintain external communication with banking counterparties and third parties including HMRC. NOTE: The value of the financial transactions within the scope of the role is material, though the frequency is not high, so high-quality analytical support is required rather than a trading mindset. Candidate Requirements The successful candidate should possess: A finance qualification, possibly supplemented by a tax and / or treasury qualification. Significant PQE advising senior managers on tax and / or treasury matters. Experience of arranging financing transactions and effectively negotiating / influencing external counterparties. (Exposure to real estate transactions would be an advantage). Excellent analytical and communication skills. Strong people management skills, with the ability to develop and motivate staff. The ability to "look outside the box" and come up with novel, workable ideas. A proven ability to deliver results, with the skills to multitask and prioritise effectively. Strong team-working skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues across different functions.

Interim Financial Controller

London

A professional services organisation is looking for a Financial Controller to join their team to cover maternity leave. This role will be a mixture of home and office based (London). This role falls inside IR35 and can be considered either on a fixed-term contract, £90K-£100K basic salary, or on a day rate, £475-£500 PAYE. Key role responsibilities: - Manage and deliver the month end process - Drive improvements in compliance standards across the business unit - Liaise closely with Internal Audit and Tax teams to all relevant matters - Provide technical accounting advice and support across the business unit - Implementation of new accounting standards as and when requied - Deliver the budget/forecast/strategic plan for the business unit - Maintain rolling forecasts - Ad hoc projects as required Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ACA with Big 4 training preferred) - Strong financial reporting experience - Significant technical accounting knowledge - Demonstrable FP&A reporting experience - Prior experience of working and managing multiple stakeholders - Advanced Excel - Previous experience working within a complex / matrixed organisation - Previous experience within a large/corporate business - Prior experience of working in a contract driven business would be highly advantageous - Excellent communication skills - High attention to detail with a strong focus on accuracy - Hands on approach with a self starter attitude - Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines Please note: Applicants must be available to start the assignment from June 1st 2021.

Finance Director

Slough

Finance Director c.£125,000 + bonus & benefits Pharmaceutical Sector Slough As one of Europe's fastest growing pharmaceutical companies, this dynamic business has a fantastic reputation for the development and commercialisation of innovative medicines. To facilitate the ongoing growth of the company, it is now seeking a Finance Director to manage a key business unit. Reporting to the EMEA CFO, the role includes: Key member of the business unit leadership team, challenging and supporting optimum business outcomes Providing strategic finance insights and option analysis Leading the budgeting and long-term planning, with an understanding of the commercial and medical initiatives Financial management of brands and investments Analysis of monthly performance trends, design and produce reports Providing analysis and insights to inform strategic decisions and ensuring optimal resource allocation Working with market access heads and brand leaders to gain a comprehensive understanding of patient and pricing models Partnering support teams in all areas especially with supply chain, logistics and inventory management Managing a small finance team to execute financial management across the Region, ensuring the finance cluster are embedded to support insights and performance, in collaboration with shared local resources and at a country level Ensuring frequent interaction with local FD's to ensure revenue recognition, rebates and discounts, credit control and cash collection in line with company expectations Supporting the Audit Committee as required, and participate in year-end audit process Perform risk assessment and management, monitor opportunities Candidate profile requirements: Highly talented finance professional with an appreciation of the Pharmaceutical sector In-depth experience of partnering senior cross-functional stakeholders Demonstrable background of driving growth and profitability through insightful and commercially orientated financial guidance Track record of success, having moved quickly through your career Will have coached a decision support focused finance team Hunger, energy, gravitas and an appetite to push the business to continued positive performance

SAP Process Owner

Slough

SAP Process Owner is urgently required for a leading FMCG organisation in Slough, working on a large-scale SAP transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Process Owner / Finance Process Owner / SAP Process Owner who has successfully worked in a complex matrix organisation. Deep understanding of end to end R2R & P2P processes. Knowledge of SAP. FMCG experience is desirable but not essential. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. SAP Process Owner / Finance Process Owner / Finance Process Analyst / R2R / Record to report / P2P / Procure to pay / SAP

Client Senior Finance Manager

London

Client Senior Finance Manager - Media consulting - Central London - £55k + bonus + benefits A global entrepreneurial brand in Media consulting and the market leader in their space, has a unique opportunity in their UK Commercial Finance team for a Client Senior Finance Manager. Based in the Global HQ in Central London (zone 1), this is a high-profile role as the lead Finance Business Partner to Senior Client Leads (client facing consultants) supporting the management of large multinational client accounts across various sectors. You will report into a Commercial Finance Director who has fast-tracked through the business and is known to mentor talent and help them progress as she has done. The business is known to nurture and offer progression from within, evidenced in long-term progression for their high performers, in a collaborative and creative entrepreneurial environment. This is a broad, hands-on role, but some of the responsibilities include: Responsible for financial management of multiple client portfolios and projects including client financial oversight of revenue recognition, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, process compliance and staffing Partner with Client Leads in pricing client proposals, responding to RFP/I's and developing budgets Support on client contracts and pricing negotiations (with support from Commercial Finance Director) Negotiation and analysis of bill rates, volume discounts and other financial incentives for various clients (with support from Commercial Finance Director) tract office Facilitate negotiation of client and vendor contracts between clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with client contracts; create client summary sheets (contract cheat sheets) for account teams where they are not currently available or need updating Drive profitability by working with Client Leads and Resource Managers to improve client resource management Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, capex, AP, new business) Supervise and oversee junior finance and client teams with monthly project budget tracking and other required client contractual reporting Design and engage in team building activities To be successful in this role you will need to be: A qualified accountant or QBE studying towards qualification Experience in commercial finance supporting client facing areas or client portfolios Have exposure to commercial/client contracts A confident and strong communicator able to engage and influence senior commercial stakeholders Industry experience in Media, Consulting, Marketing, PR or a similar B2B client facing business

Senior Procurement Officer

Bristol

Senior Procurement Officer l Bristol / Remote Working l £35,000 l Public Sector Procurement l Military/ Defense Clothing Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Senior Procurement Officer. This is a permanent contract position which will be based from Home but will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol with a salary of up to £35,000 on offer. The role of the Senior Procurement Officer will be to ensure commercial activity is; performed to the highest standards and maintained, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. You will be required to pro-actively participate in developing and implementing Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements - this may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. You will also be required to negotiate contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings and to ensure Commercial MI is accurate and up to date and submitted on time. The Senior Procurement Officer will run full end-to-end open competition tenders for 4-5 projects at a time, so will need to have strong procurement experience and be a capable time manager. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Strong background in roles covering Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management and/or Commercial Management Experience managing end to end OJEU/PCR2015 tendering/procurements in the UK Public Sector Experience specifically working with the MOD or NHS/Medical Equipment would be advantageous

Procurement Manager

Bristol

Procurement Manager l Bristol / Remote Working l £45,000 l Public Sector Procurement l General Supplies Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Commercial Manager covering General Supplies. This is a permanent position which will be based predominantly based from Home and will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol (expected to be 1 day per month) with a salary of up to £45,000 on offer. This is an ideal position for a strong Procurement manager with public sector experience to further their career by within an organisation prestigious organisation which supplies a global network of clients. The ideal Procurement will have strong knowledge of running open tenders in line with public sector procurement regulations and excellent contract management knowledge. This role will report into the Senior Commercial Manager and will be responsible for: ensuring commercial activity is performed to the highest standards and maintained to be able to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. proactively participate in development and implementation of Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements which may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award Effective management of a portfolio of 70 contracts ranging in value from £1m to £30m, by building strong working relationships with both contractor, customer and colleagues where necessary. negotiating contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS and/or IACCM qualified (or working towards) Experience in a recent role covering either Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management or Commercial Management in the UK Public Sector or services into the Public Sector Hands on (recent) experience running OJEU/PCR compliant Procurements (defence sector experience would be advantageous but is not required) Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and engage with Stakeholders

Procurement Manager

Bristol

Procurement Manager l Bristol / Remote Working l Up to £50,000 l Public Sector Procurement Cedar are supporting a Fortune 500 company who are on the look for a Procurement Manager covering Medical Equipment and Clothing. This is a permanent position which will be based predominantly based from Home and will require occasional travel on-site in Bristol (expected to be 1 day per month) with a salary of up to £50,000 on offer. This is an ideal position for a strong Procurement manager with public sector experience to further their career by within an organisation prestigious organisation which supplies a global network of clients. The ideal Procurement will have strong knowledge of running open tenders in line with public sector procurement regulations and excellent contract management knowledge. This role will report into the Senior Procurement Manager and will be responsible for: Ensuring commercial activity is performed to the highest standards and maintained to be able to provide advice to internal/external stakeholders, conforms to EU Procurement Regulations and internal Policies/Procedures and is monitored to ensure continuous improvement with the overall aim of obtaining best value for money. End to End running of open competition tendering processes. Proactively participate in development and implementation of Category Strategies to ensure these fully satisfy requirements which may also include drafting and issuing ITTs/ITNs, contracts etc. and manage the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award. Effective management of a portfolio of 70 contracts ranging in value from £1m to £30m, by building strong working relationships with both contractor, customer and colleagues where necessary. Negotiating contract terms, conditions and prices for Procurement activity with a view to delivering value for money/savings. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Ideally MCIPS and/or IACCM qualified (or working towards) Experience in a recent role covering either Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management or Commercial Management in the UK Public Sector or services into the Public Sector Hands on (recent) experience running OJEU/PCR compliant Procurements (defence sector experience would be advantageous but is not required) Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and engage with Stakeholders

Interim Internal Controls Specialist

London

An instantly recognisable FTSE Listed organisation is currently seeking a Controls Auditor to support a major project. This opportunity comes during a crucial time where the business is managing several key large-scale projects. As a Controls Auditor you will be responsible for: Deep dive into internal controls and procedures ensuring all financial matters are accurate Develop audit scope and audit procedures for internal audits and management assignments Perform audit testing to assess effectiveness of controls Coordinate quarterly meetings and action plans based on discussion with key stakeholders Prepare documents for External Auditors in accordance with procedures Devise the risk and internal audit plan, the methodology and necessary information to manage the department. Walk through testing including Gap identification Various ad-hoc projects for Internal Audit leadership and/or regional management Key requirements: Relevant qualification - ACA is preferred Extensive internal controls experience SOX experience is highly beneficial Clear understanding of end to end finance processes Strong attention to detail This is a great opportunity to be a part of large-scale project and add tremendous value. You will have the gravitas to challenge various stakeholders and ensure that all financial processes are efficient and accurate. Please note that this role will require extensive travel in accordance with Government guidelines.

Procurement Functional Consultant - Oracle SME

England

Cedar are supporting a Local Authority who are on the look for an experienced Oracle SME - Procurement Functional Consultant on an initial 6 month contract. This role is OUTSIDE IR35 with a rate of up to £550 on offer and will be HOME BASED. The role will report directly to the P2P Functional Lead and will have dotted line accountability to the AD's of Procurement and Procurement Senior Management team and Director of Procurement. The role will facilitate the delivery of the key functional P2P deliverables as defined for each phase of the end-to-end programme as listed below, but not limited to: Data Migration: Supporting the Data Migration validation and reconciliation activities along with 3rd Party teams and Business SMEs to help facilitate sign off Reviewing the data specs along with the SI and DM team to ensure they are kept updated Testing: Identify test scenarios with the Business Stakeholders and be a liaison between the Testing team and Business for the multiple test phases of the programme. Supporting the Testing team through the multiple testing cycles like system and User Acceptance test Working closely with the SI on retesting the defect fixes Reporting Requirement gathering with Business on multiple reports and documenting specifications for OTBI and BIP Hands on building simple OTBI listings/reports Training Review training materials and making sure it covers all the aspects of the proposed solution design elements Cutover Supporting Cutover activities as per the Cutover plan Post Go Live Support Virtual floor walking, supporting business/end users hand holding and coordination with SI for defect management Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: A minimum of 3 full lifecycle Oracle ERP implementation projects A minimum of 1 full lifecycle implementation on Oracle ERP Cloud Hands on experience in Sourcing modules within Procurement covering: Sourcing Supplier Qualification Management Contracts Management Understanding of other P2P Modules like Supplier Portal, Purchasing, Self Service Procurement and Account Payables Previous implementation experience in a council, local government or public sector institution.

Commercial Finance Analyst

London

Commercial Finance Analyst - FTSE 100 - West London - £55k A unique opportunity for a newly qualified ACA to join an industry-leading organisation within their growing commercial finance function. This is a business who pride themselves on career development and are a genuinely exciting company to work for. As Commercial Finance Analyst; key responsibilities will include: Finance business partner to non-finance teams to support and drive key business decisions Financial planning, budgeting & forecasting - tracking progress against delivery of financial targets Utilise insights and analysis to advise on decisions - increase profit and revenue, and reduce cost Challenge and support senior stakeholders to improve business performance - effectively identifying risks and opportunities Ensure financial consequences are considered for all major business decisions Take ownership of ongoing capex projects and other ad hoc project work Key Desirables: Recently qualified accountant - preference for Big trained ACA Personality, drive and the desire to work in commercial finance Package: c.£55,000 base salary 10-15% bonus Incredible benefits package Commercial Finance Analyst - FTSE 100 - West London - £55k

Senior Group Accountant

London

A Senior Group Accountant is sought by a particularly high-growth PE backed company in the City. They have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past ten years to boast a truly global presence and revenues of almost £1bn. The company is very well backed and will continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them and significant progression is available as the company continues to grow. The newly created position of Senior Group Accountant will sit under the Group Head of Finance who is a particularly impressive individual. In addition to significant ad hoc work, the main duties of this project-based role include: Prepare accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / structuring / hedging etc…) Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy; liaise with auditors, make recommendations. Provide general accounting support to M&A / Corporate Finance activity; prepare initial journals as required. 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 NOTE: This role does not have responsibility for producing consolidated accounts or month-end reporting. Key requirements for the Senior Group Accountant role. Qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 6 practice). Prior exposure, in practice or commerce, to either group reporting, accounting policy or transaction support. Desire to take on early responsibility and work with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. Thrives on cerebral challenges, enjoys problem solving and being resourceful. Package: £65000 - £75000 base salary 15-20% bonus (expected payout level) 10% pension contribution Private medical insurance 25 days holiday Excellent other benefits

FP&A Analyst

Watford

Cedar is working with a well-established business based in Watford to recruit for a FP&A Analyst to join their busy team on a permanent basis. Salary is paying up to £50k. As the FP&A Analyst will support the business FP&A Director and the entire FP&A team in establishing company wide financial reporting, analytical and planning standards. Duties of the FP&A Analyst Preparation of FP&A reporting Manage forecast preparation / consolidation Produce high quality presentations Produce key management reports Production and review of monthly board pack The Successful Candidate ACA or ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant/Finalist Strong analytical skills Experience working in a not for profit finance environment Advanced Excel knowledge My client will be shortlisting mid next week so please do not hesitate in applying. You can click the link, or send your CV directly to .

AP & AR Manager

Watford

Cedar is working with a well-established business based in Watford to recruit for a Transactional Finance Manager. You will be responsible for managing the AP & AR function. This opportunity will allow the successful candidate to take full ownership of developing the transactional finance team. Salary is paying between £45k to £50k. Duties of the Transactional Finance Manager Develop, organise and co-ordinate resources effectively ensuring control and offering the team appropriate training and development Managing the AP & AR staff - junior and senior level Maintaining strong day-to-day financial compliance & best practices, ensuring the accuracy of all accounting records Making sure there is accurate reporting of all transactional financial information across the business Management and administration of all company procurement cards Ensuring month end close is completed in line with agreed dates Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders The Successful Candidate Management experience is essential Will have previous experience managing an AP & AR function Proactive and organised Excellent professional communication skills are a must, in order to build strong working relationships with team member and key stakeholders Good system skills including Excel My client will be shortlisting mid next week so please do not hesitate in applying. You can click the link, or send your CV directly to .

Assistant Accountant

London

Cedar are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant to join an entertainment company based in Central London. This role will be paying £30,000- £32,000 per annum. Main Duties: You will prepare recurring month end journals for digital revenues and expenses with commentary on variances. You will prepare the monthly pipeline revenue schedule and associated journals with analysis of monthly movement. You will prepare estimations for current month revenue and cost accruals with analysis of accuracy against forecast and prior month estimates. You will track digital provider deal financials including; deal economics, minimum guarantees, earnings and recoupment. You will work closely with the Digital processing team to ensure risks to the business are mitigated and work with FP&A to review month end accounting against forecasts. You will prepare and reconcile the monthly affiliate repatriation process for digital sales and arrange payment through to repertoire owner. You will prepare revenue accruals for global affiliates and provide these to the affiliates. You will prepare balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring adherence to all relevant SOX controls. You will liaise with internal departments including business development and business affairs. You will develop strong relationships with affiliates to provide support and assist with their queries as and when required. You will provide ad-hoc analysis and support to the team, including the Senior Director and VP. You will continually suggest improvements for the development of effective controls and processes, and where possible assist in the implementation of such improvements. About you: You have excellent oral/written communication skills. You have the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines. You are able to perform in a fast-changing environment. You take own initiative and responsibility over own workload, while working within the goals of the team. You are friendly and have a fun personality. You have experience with Microsoft Office suite, including advanced Excel skills. Taken exams towards relevant accounting designation (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). 2 years of experience in finance or accounting. Knowledge of nominal ledgers and database management systems (eg. Oracle GFS, Business Objects, HFM). If you are interested in this role please apply online ASAP.

Commercial Finance Manager - FMCG

London

Commercial Finance Manager - FMCG - c£65,000 - West London (WFH) A Commercial Finance Manager is sought by a high growth FMCG organisation who own several exciting and instantly recognisable brands. This is a key role within the commercial finance team, responsible for the delivery of long-term growth whilst acting as finance business partner for several non-finance stakeholders. Key responsibilities: Business partner Marketing & Brand Directors to build and deliver strategic long term plan - driving performance and growth Understand and interpret performance to drive profitability Constructively challenge whilst building and maintaining strong working relationships across the wider business Support commercial strategies and future investment opportunities Using data to challenge and advise - effectively business partnering across the organisation Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA) Strong commercial finance experience gained within FMCG / Manufacturing environment Strong Excel skills Drive and ambition Package: £60-70,000 salary (dependent on experience / PQE) 10% bonus Other benefits in kind Flexible working arrangements (2 days WFH)

Management Accountant

London

A global and leading consulting firm are looking for an interim management accountant for a period of 3 months. This opportunity comes at crucial time for the business as they prepare for quarter year-end. Key Responsibilities: Revenue recognition Review sales contracts to ensure proper revenue recognition under US GAAP Analyse and understand various products/business and revenue/expense streams to ensure proper revenue recognition and proper code setup in the system Month end closing of monthly revenue and expense ledgers with rigorous closing schedules: prepare revenue journal entries and account reconciliations. Assist in compliance with revenue recognition policies under revenue recognition standards US GAAP. Prepare and post journal entries including, variable compensation accruals, prepaid expenses, expense accruals and software capitalisation Preparation and posting of month-end journals Preparation of general ledger account reconciliations in line with SOX requirements Month-end processes including month-end accounting and ensuring compliance with US GAAP & UK GAAP Key Requirements: qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or QBE Revenue recognition experience is essential Experience with doing the full month end close process Knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and SOX Your previous revenue recognition experience will be paramount in ensuring the EMEA Finance team meets their deliverables. You will have a hands on approach and be extremely proactive.

Head of Group Accounting

London

Head of Group Accounting Media sector £80,000 Central London This medium sized, well backed global marketing and advertising agency is expanding its international footprint. As part of this growth, the new role of Head of Group Finance has been created. Reporting to the Group CFO and managing a team of 6, the role includes: Own the delivery of the monthly consolidated management accounts Technical accounting support to international teams, providing advice to facilitate commercial decision making across the entities Create consolidated budgets and forecasts Drive improved efficiencies through management reporting, ensuring a best in class approach Improve systems efficiencies, increasing automation of processes Oversee the financial management of the transactional accounting hub Various ad-hoc projects, i.e tax planning activities across the group As an ACA or ACCA qualified accountant, you will have experience of consolidating the management and statutory accounts across an international environment within an organisation that has experienced change. With demonstrable team management experience, you will have coached staff to greater performance, driven enhanced systems use and automation and improved reporting and processes. Intellectual horsepower, drive, natural gravitas and an innate curiosity to get under the skin of a business are essential to success in this high profile and newly created role. Sector experience is not essential.

Group Treasury Manager

London

Exclusive role - Group Treasury Manager - Tech - London - c.£65k + bonus Cedar have been retained to find a strategic Head of Treasury for a well-known consumer brand in the Tech space, in an industry forecasting huge growth! This PE backed business has been heavily invested in over the last 12 months, driving improvements and upgrading their Technology across all of Finance, hiring new key positions across Finance and other areas, to support the growth and ambitious plans of the business for the next few years. The business is happy to consider an ambitious Treasury professional looking to step up, or an experienced Treasury Manager looking to move into a more exciting business - the key is finding someone with the drive to get stuck in and hands-on, and who wants to be part of the success of a dynamic Tech business. In this newly upskilled position you will own and drive the Treasury operations and cash management for the Group, from cash flow (STCFF) to liquidity to payments and banking. The business has operations serving consumers in 5 countries across Europe, and have ambitious growth plans as consumer demand continues to grow in this Tech space for the future. You will also manage and develop 1 direct report, with an opportunity to grow the Treasury function as the business continues to expand. To be successful in this role you will need: A good understanding of Treasury operations / Treasury Management Good understanding of debits and credits Confident with senior stakeholders both internal and external Confident to present and discuss numbers in meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team including the Group CFO Package breakdown: Base salary c.£65k Bonus 10% Pension 5% matched contribution Life Cover at 4x salary Plus tons of other benefits like Flexible Working policy, Season Ticket Loans, Cycle to work, Employee Assist Programs, Monthly work drinks (once back in the office of course)

Interim Category Manager - Professional Services

England

Cedar are supporting a Public Sector client who are looking for an Interim Category Manager for their Professional Services category. This is a HOME BASED, 3-6 month assignment (with the potential to extend), that is INSIDE IR35 with a day rate up to £450 on offer depending on experience. The successful candidate will report into the Head of Commercial and will be required to support requirements which cover Professional Services such as Contingent Labour, HR, Legal and Consultancy Services. You will be responsible for recording requirements, checking/creating contracts, processing PO's, running through the CEST tool to determine IR35 status and create a rate card matrix to allow create process improvements. You will be required to use Government frameworks such as CCS's Management Consultancy 2 (RM6008), PSR (RM3749) and Non Clinical Temporary & Fixed Term Staff (RM6160) Successful candidates MUST HAVE experience which covers: experience in a similar role in the Public Sector covering Procurement, Category or Commercial Management with ideally some experience covering Professional Services understanding of areas covering agency worker regulations (AWR), IR35 (including use of HMRC's CEST tool) would be advantageous experience running end to end OJEU/PCR compliant procurements and using call-off agreements from Public Sector Buying Organisations such as CCS, ESPO, NEPO, YPO etc. is required strong stakeholder management and communication skills

Treasury Manager

London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Media & Advertising company with the recruitment of a permanent Treasury Manager. This is a newly created position due to a company restructure and will be based in their offices in Central London. You will be responsible for managing all banking facilities for the group along with providing rolling cash flow forecasts for the senior stakeholders within the business. Key Responsibilities: Provide cash flow forecasts against budgets and forecasts Ownership of the groups 13 week cash flow forecasts Ownership of the groups cash resources Ownership of the groups reporting and forecasting system Manage monthly bank reconciliations Manage groups banking relationships Facilitate financial and bank audits Payroll Duties: Manage payroll processes - Preparing summaries of earnings, taxes etc Report on monthly payroll data and headcount across entities This role will suit someone who has strong Treasury management experience in a Global business with multi entities. It will also include some Payroll duties so you will either need to have Treasury and Payroll experience or be comfortable working in a role that will involve basic Payroll duties. This role will not require someone to process payroll as our client uses an outsourced payroll provider.

Finance Data Analyst - SQL

London

Finance Data Analyst - SQL London Global FinTech £50k A global powerhouse in the FinTech space is seeking to appoint a Finance Data Analyst to support the extrapolation of complex data metrics, ensuring the business meets its regulatory obligations. Role Summary: Ownership of the finance data pipeline and synthesise data steams to share with the Business Reporting function. Support Financial Controllers to build data and reports to submit to the regulatory bodies. Source data through detailed SQL queries to build new reports as required by key financial stakeholders. Identify innovative ways to streamline the data sets and automate the data pipeline. Key Skills Required: Financial/Mathematical/Statistical Degree SQL Advanced Excel Financial literacy - Balance Sheet and P&L

Category Manager

England

Cedar are currently supporting an NHS organisation who are on the look to recruit 2 x Category Managers for their Renal and Angiography categories. These roles are permanent positions with a salary of up to £35,000 plus Bonus on offer and will be a permanently home based position. The successful candidate will be required to support the Senior Category Manager to deliver category strategy plans and manage category spend to agreed time-scales. You will be required to achieve committed level of savings whilst promoting best in class Procurement. Position 1 will support the Renal category which covers: Haemodialysis Equipment and Consumables Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Consumables Home Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Services CRRT Equipment and Consumables Plasma Therapy Equipment and Consumables Managed Equipment Service for In-Centre and Satellite Haemodialysis Position 2 will support the Angiography category which covers: Single Plane Angiography Bi Plane Angiography Interventional (IR) Neuro Bi Plane Angiography Hemodynamic Monitoring Experience Required: 2-3 years' experience (in any sector) leading on the delivery of multiple Strategic Sourcing/Category Management projects focused on areas such as Technology, Equipment, Products, Services or Solutions experience working in the NHS or Public Sector in a similar position would be advantageous understanding of Renal Technologies and/or Angiography would be advantageous degree is not essential, however we would look for demonstrable evidence of professional capability and development i.e. CIPS

Social Value Advisor

Birmingham

Cedar are supporting a Private Sector client who are on the look for a number of Social Value Advisors based in Birmingham. These roles are permanent positions with a salary ranged from £25,000 up to £28,000 on offer. The roles will be a mainly home based with occasional travel required to the office. Working as part of a wider, Social Value focused, team you will be required to onboard, manage and expand on project accounts with a wide range of clients in both the Private and Public Sector. You will be required to support clients, develop social value reports to track outcomes, analyse project performance and metrics and provide ongoing client relationship management. Please note that this role does not require any business development as it will be focused on managing existing relationships. Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: Educated to a degree level is required as a minimum Strong customer service experience, ideally managing key client relationships Strong communication skills and comfortable working with senior management Understanding and passion for Social Value would be advantageous Experience in a Procurement position would be advantageous

Finance Environment Lead

Basingstoke

A Finance Environment Lead is urgently required for a global business services organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract. Experience Required: 2+ year's experience of application Environment strategy 3+ year's experience of application Environment management, including governance. Must have experience of SAAS Environments. Environment planning experience. Excellent stakeholder management, communication and presentations skills. Work location is flexible. Finance Environment Lead / Environment Manager / Environment Lead / Environment strategy / Environment planning / SAAS / Netsuite

Finance Systems Analyst

Basingstoke

A Finance Systems Analyst is urgently required for a global business services organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract. Experience Required: Must have experience of Netsuite: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Accounts Receivable, Inter-company, Projects, Fixed Assets. Previously worked within a finance support team. Finance & Accounting knowledge is required. Proven track record supporting, administering, enhancing Finance Systems. 1+ years experience of Kyriba Good communication and presentations skills. Work location is flexible. Finance Systems Analyst / Systems Accountant / Finance / Finance Systems Support / Netsuite / General Ledger / Accounts Payable / Purchasing / Accounts Receivable / Inter-company / Fixed Assets

Treasury Manager

London

Exclusive role - Head of Treasury - Tech - London - c.£65k + bonus Cedar have been retained to find a strategic Head of Treasury for a well-known consumer brand in the Tech space, in an industry forecasting huge growth! This PE backed business has been heavily invested in over the last 12 months, driving improvements and upgrading their Technology across all of Finance, hiring new key positions across Finance and other areas, to support the growth and ambitious plans of the business for the next few years. The business is happy to consider an ambitious Treasury professional looking to step up, or an experienced Treasury Manager looking to move into a more exciting business - the key is finding someone with the drive to get stuck in and hands-on, and who wants to be part of the success of a dynamic Tech business. In this newly upskilled position you will own and drive the Treasury operations and cash management for the Group, from cash flow (STCFF) to liquidity to payments and banking. The business has operations serving consumers in 5 countries across Europe, and have ambitious growth plans as consumer demand continues to grow in this Tech space for the future. You will also manage and develop 1 direct report, with an opportunity to grow the Treasury function as the business continues to expand. To be successful in this role you will need: A good understanding of Treasury operations / Treasury Management Good understanding of debits and credits Confident with senior stakeholders both internal and external Confident to present and discuss numbers in meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team including the Group CFO Package breakdown: Base salary c.£65k Bonus 10% Pension 5% matched contribution Life Cover at 4x salary Plus tons of other benefits like Flexible Working policy, Season Ticket Loans, Cycle to work, Employee Assist Programs, holidays increasing to 30 days, Monthly work drinks (once back in the office of course)

Group FP&A Analyst

Hampshire

Group FP&A Analyst PE backed - rapid growth organisation £65-70k + package Hampshire / Surrey An ambitious FP&A Analyst is sought by a PE backed organisation who have continued to grow despite the current climate - both organically and through the acquisition of some exciting brands. This is a business who pride themselves on talent retention and career development! As Group FP&A Analyst, key responsibilities will be: Partner the Head of FP&A to deliver Group budget, forecast and working capital model Provide insightful analysis at both Group and divisional level Business partner with non-finance to understand trading performance Build strong working relationships outside of your immediate team Own commercial finance activities across the Group, and be the go-to person for non-finance colleagues Support delivery of several ad hoc projects Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA) An ambitious self-starter Package: C.£65k base salary (flexible for relevant experience / PQE) Bonus to 20% Full private healthcare Other benefits in kind