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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

Latest news

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

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Financial Controller

London, England

A prestigious British Institution with a Royal Charter and a rich history is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller to oversee an expanding operation and a wealth of assets. The role is based at the organisation's salubrious City of London site. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Manage a substantial number of investments and deliver results to the Investment Committee ·Coordinate the property asset allocations, lease agreements and development of assets ·Prepare cash books on a monthly basis ·Manage completion of the year-end statutory accounts and actively participate in the annual audit ·Act as the key business partner to the Executive Board ·Continually improve all the financial operations, including payroll and pensions processing Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant ·Experience of leading a finance function

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

An internationally recognised property business require an Interim Financial Controller for their Head Office in Central London. Working alongside the CFO this is a great opportunity to take ownership of a finance function in a reputable and exciting business. Responsibilities will include ·Oversee and review monthly company P&Ls and Balance Sheet ·Oversee and review full year budgets and revised forecasts ·Report on variance analysis ·Communicate variances to senior management and provide course of action if required ·Authorisation of operating expenditure invoices ·Review monthly balance sheet position to ensure any misstatements are identified and resolved in a timely manner ·Review and finalise statutory audit evidence files and assist external auditors to ensure statutory audits are completed to a high standard and within deadlines ·Corporation Tax Computation ·Review statutory reporting requirements ·Production of ad-hoc management information as required ·Manage of team of staff to achieve department objectives ·Review UK and European VAT Reporting You will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical accounting skill set. You will have team management experience and the gravitas

Project Accountant

London, England

Senior Accountant Central London Contract 3-6 Months Charity/Not for Profit Organisation The Opportunity: I have an opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join an organisation during a period of positive transition. The organisation have identified areas of improvement from a process and production perspective within the finance function and are committed to procuring resources, such as this interim role, to complete a number of projects. You will be reporting to a passionate and dynamic Finance Director and be tasked with leaving the legacy of a robust finance team. The Role: ·Development of core financial policies and procedures ·Development of policies and procedures in relation to faculty events (income and expenditure) ·Development of policies and procedure for the contracting of contractors/workers/employees (faculties and HQ) as appropriate ·Draft recommendations for required structure of finance team going forward The Requirements: ·Background in finance or accountancy with a proven track record at Managerial level. ·Qualified (essential) ·Experience from within the Charitable/Not for Profit sector (desirable) ·Must be available within 2 weeks

Network Build Engineer

East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

My central government client are looking for a DV cleared (SC cleared would be considered) Network Build Engineer to work on a high profile cross government programme. Must have experience of: *Configuring Network devices (LAN and WAN) *Configuring Secure Network Cabinets, Routers, Switches, Firewall *Configuring IP Crypto Devices would be a distinct advantage *Hardware and peripherals installation and related troubleshooting *ITIL Service Management framework *IT Service Management (ITSM) tool *Exposure working within Government *Network infrastructure roll outs would be a distinct advantage *Juniper (Junos OS), Red Hat Enterprise technologies, vSphere/EXSi 6, F5. Palo Alto & Cisco Key areas/Responsibilities *Build to order, Network devices to quality standards, adhering to end to end processes *Installation and upgrade of equipment covering Networks, peripherals and OS builds *Work with the technical team to maintain the patch status *Ensure configuration management is maintained *Apply asset management as part of the deployment process *Ensure delivery of Network devices out to customer sites to an agreed schedule *Amend processes and training materials as required *Provision second line support, for the Network devices, as required *Resolution of incident and problems interacting with the Service Desk *Collaborative working with other teams where require *Adopt and adapt to continuous improvement

Financial Controller

London, England

A rapidly growing Property/Real Estate business in London is actively looking to appoint a Financial Controller to lead and develop the UK finance team. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow. ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Business partner the development and project teams ·Ensure cost control vs. budget ·Robust forecasting and financial modelling ·Support the company's long-term strategy ·Advise senior management re financial risk - with the ability to push back where necessary ·Management, development and recruitment of finance team Key skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Property/Real Estate/Construction/Project experience highly desirable

Internal Auditor

Gatwick, West Sussex

Our client is a high growth Travel business with circa £1Bn turnover. This is a newly created position which will offer someone huge scope for progression. There are also opportunities to move into other areas of the business and fast track your career across Finance. The line manager has a track record of developing individuals - every member of the team has progressed and moved onto bigger & better things. Whilst being well supported, the role will have a lot of autonomy and you'll be responsible for managing your own workload. Essential Requirements Minimum qualifications: ·Qualified accountant (ideally ACA although not essential) ·A strong audit background developed in a reputable audit practice; or directly in an Internal Audit function within industry. Personal skills: ·An excellent communicator and influencer who has built strong relationship with personnel across all levels ·A consultative approach, with the ability to push back and challenge. There is very limited travel within the role. Package: £50-55k with 10-15% bonus + benefits.

Divisional Finance Director

Staffordshire, England

Our client is a dynamic and well-known international leisure business that has achieved great success to date. As a market leader, the business has an exciting strategic vision and ambitious growth plans. To facilitate and support this continued expansion, our client is recruiting a Divisional Finance Director for one of its key business units based in the Midlands. As an integral member of the senior management team you will work closely with the Divisional Managing Director and Group Finance Director, to support the growth of the business. Key responsibilities will include: Functioning as a business partner to the Divisional Managing Director, developing and implementing the strategic direction, providing a clear vision of short-term and longer-term goals Providing leadership with strong financial support, analysis and commercial challenge for all decision making on a broad range of finance, commercial and operational matters Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities in order to maximise growth and profitability Taking ownership of the production of high quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements - maintaining tight controls, driving continuous improvements, best practice and efficiencies Leading, developing and mentoring a finance team The successful candidate will be a 'hands on', technically strong and commercially astute senior finance professional, with significant operational exposure in a broad finance leadership capacity. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple revenue streams. Prior management experience is essential. 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, enthusiasm and proactivity, you will thrive in a change-oriented and fast-paced environment.

Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant for a growing media company based in the City of London. The company is at an exciting period of growth, and this role will grow and develop as the company does. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Supporting the Finance Manager with accounting duties up to trial balance, including: Maintain purchase ledger, including: processing invoice and preparing payments. Set up, and maintain, PO reconciliations. Maintain sales ledger, including: processing invoices, credit control, and managing debt. Process expenses and prepare payments Prepare the monthly payroll Ad-hoc duties when required Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Attention to detail and strong communication are key Strong understanding of fundamental accounting principles This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Senior Accountant (France)

London, England

A US listed Technology company is seeking to appoint a Senior Accountant for the French subsidiary of the business. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes ·Business partnering cross-functionally ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Statutory reporting Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Professional proficiency in French language ·US GAAP knowledge

Financial Accountant

London, England

A well-known Retail business is seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant to join their Group Financial Control function. The ideal candidate will hold an ACA qualification and be technically strong in accounting and controls. Key responsibilities: Manage and develop the understanding of sales, margin, stock reporting, and data capture Ensure sufficient controls and accurate reporting Cash flow modelling, forecasting and reporting Working with stock loss prevention team and taking the lead on Stock Loss accuracy Develop timetables, procedures, processes, policies, user guides and checklists to ensure governance and control Review the preparation of the corporation tax and VAT return Assist in the treasury function and completion of related reports and projections. Develop appropriate balance sheet controls and review processes Manage the year-end audit process, consolidation and statutory accounts

Tax Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Tax Accountant for a renowned professional services company based in the City of London. The company enjoys a stellar reputation across the world and are looking for someone who will need to be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Previous experience as a Tax Accountant is essential. Some of the duties for the role are: Maintenance of tax reserve accounts Dealing with queries when necessary Analyse/post UK tax payments and reconcile Maintain schedules of non-UK tax payments Reconciling the partnerships EMEA tax reserve accounts Reconciling US tax reserve accounts Calculating and posting deferred & corporation tax to the tax reserve accounts Key Skills: Advanced Excel capabilities Excellent interpersonal skills Able to demonstrate initiative Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent eye for detail Highly motivated with the ability to multi-task and prioritise This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Interim Global Financial Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar are currently recruiting for an Interim Financial Controller for a 1 year FTC at a global private healthcare business based in central London. The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' focused qualified accountant with extensive reporting exposure of the balance sheet and profit & loss accounts. The reporting will be mostly for the UK but with some involving foreign entities. The Role Title - Interim UK Financial Controller Length - 1 Year Salary - Circa £75,000 + 10% Bonus (On a Fixed Term Contract) (Client's preference is on FTC but will consider Day Rate for the right person) Start Date - ASAP Requirements ·Available at short notice (Maximum 2 Week's Notice Period) ·Qualified Accountant ·Strong balance sheet technical knowledge (Debit & Credits, Double Entry etc) ·Strong Excel knowledge (Pivot Tables, VLookups etc) Preferable but not a Necessity ·Netsuite Experience (Or similar, eg. Oracle, Quickbooks etc ·Experience in Tax accounting

Interim Head of FP&A

London, England

A fast paced consumer technology start up is looking for an Interim Head of FP&A to come on board and assist during an incredible exciting growth phase, based in London, £500-£650 per day (dependent on experience). The successful candidate will join the business in a state of constant change to set up the FP&A function. This includes the everything to the budget cycle through to the implementation & standardisation of processes. Additionally, supporting senior stakeholders to understand the business requirements is key. Candidate requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Significant FP&A experience ·Demonstrable experience of creating/implementing FP&A processes ·Proven track record of supporting senior stakeholders ·Advanced Excel skills ·Must have working in an SME/start-up working environment ·Consumer/Technology sector experience would be beneficial ·Able to hit the ground running ·Be hands-on in a fast paced and constantly changing environment ·Problem solving mentality The ideal candidate will be available to start on October 1st.

Credit Controller

Brentford, Middlesex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a client based in West London. They are looking for a Credit Controller to join their business on a 6 month FTC basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Working as a key part of a medium team to effectively maximise cash collections from clients via telephone, fax, email and internal /external meetings where needed. ·Minimise over 60 days debt by effectively managing collection activity and account issues in a target and methodical manner ·Maintain an up to date AR by ensuring unallocated cash, bounced cheques, refunds, write off's and general housekeeping activities are completed in a timely fashion ·Ensure our credit control systems remains up to date and accurately reflects activity ·To deal with customer enquiries and liaise with branches and resolve issues in a timely manner concerning all credit service legal items. ·Provide management with information on collection activity when required from the third party legal company. ·Processing all payment types received from customers, and any other Data Entry that is needed, concerning legal accounts. ·Dealing with all Insolvency, Administration and Receivership cases This is an excellent opportunity for a target driven Credit Controller and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Must be able to maintain good customer relations at all times ·Proven commercial credit control skills ·Experience of dealing with Litigation of accounts ·Strong computer literacy skills ·GSCE Maths and English or equivalent ·ICM qualified or studying ICM (desirable) If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. This is a fantastic company who will offer career progression in the foreseeable future. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Assistant Management Accountant

North West London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Assistant Management Accountant for a growing Media company based in North West London, not far from Kilburn. The company is behind many renowned brands across film and television, as well as having production and in-house media functions on-site. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Preparation and analysis of various business units (IT, Legal, Audit, Facilities), including budgeting and forecasting. Monthly inputting of data into the content stock system Managing the monthly intercompany mismatches with other business entities Balance sheet reconciliations Assisting the Management Accountant in preparing revenue analysis Ad-hoc tasks as required Key Skills: Intermediate Excel skills Part qualified accountant CIMA / ACCA Previous management accounting experience Attention to detail and strong communication are key Strong understanding of fundamental accounting principles This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Management Accountant

London, England

A global business advisory firm based in Central London is seeking a Management Accountant to join the EMEA Finance Team. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes and posting of close journals and preparation of supporting month end schedules ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that all accounts are adequately reconciled ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Assist with preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings as relevant Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) ·US GAAP knowledge

Senior Accountant (French Speaking)

London, England

A US listed Technology business is seeking to appoint a French speaking Senior Accountant to join the business. Key responsibilities: ·Completion of the month-end close processes and posting of close journals and preparation of supporting month end schedules ·Assist with the review of results pre-close (vs Plan /Trend analysis etc) to ensure that the accounts are accurate ·Monthly preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that all accounts are adequately reconciled ·Preparation of bank reconciliations ·Responsible for accurate and timely submission of VAT and other regulatory returns ·Assist with preparation and timely submission of all statutory reporting and filings as relevant Key essentials: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) ·Fluent French speaker ·French/US GAAP

Forensic Accountant

London, England

Forensic Accountant Central London Contract 3 Months Charity/Not for Profit Organisation The Opportunity: I have an opportunity for a Forensic Accountant to join an organisation during a period of positive transition. The organisation have identified areas of improvement from a process and production perspective within the finance function and are committed to procuring resources, such as this interim role, to complete a number of projects. You will be reporting to a passionate and dynamic Finance Director and be tasked with leaving the legacy of a robust finance team. The Role: ·Detailed analysis of payments made to individuals over the last 4 - 6 years, ascertaining which ones need to be disclosed to HMRC ·Detailed analysis of items of expenditure that should have been reported on P11Ds over the last 4 - 6 years ·Draft application for a PAYE Settlement Agreement for the ISTD ·Calculation of tax/NIC liability to be declared to HMRC The Requirements: ·Background in finance or accountancy with a proven track record in a similar role. ·Qualified (essential) ·Experience from within the Charitable/Not for Profit sector (desirable) ·Must be available within 2 weeks

Project Accountant

London, England

Senior Accountant Central London Contract 3-6 Months Charity/Not for Profit Organisation The Opportunity: I have an opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join an organisation during a period of positive transition. The organisation have identified areas of improvement from a process and production perspective within the finance function and are committed to procuring resources, such as this interim role, to complete a number of projects. You will be reporting to a passionate and dynamic Finance Director and be tasked with leaving the legacy of a robust finance team. The Role: ·Development of core financial policies and procedures ·Development of policies and procedures in relation to faculty events (income and expenditure) ·Development of policies and procedure for the contracting of contractors/workers/employees (faculties and HQ) as appropriate ·Draft recommendations for required structure of finance team going forward The Requirements: ·Background in finance or accountancy with a proven track record at Managerial level. ·Qualified (essential) ·Experience from within the Charitable/Not for Profit sector (desirable) ·Must be available within 2 weeks

Finance Project Manager

Hertfordshire, England

Finance Project Manager Hertfordshire Contract 6 Months Technology The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Project Manager to join a fast-growing technology company based in Hertfordshire. They are looking for someone to join their team in Hertfordshire to work on projects based around finance. You will be contributing with the work on the new ERP implementation on Microsoft Dynamics. The Role: Working with a wide variety of projects around finance. Mapping processes for all the finance processes around the ERP implementation. Working with the new ERP system implementation on Microsoft Dynamics. Document and review all financial processes around the new implementation. Create flow charts to her document processes around EPR implementation. The Requirements: Background in finance or accountancy. Qualified (Preferred) Experience with ERP system implementation. Must be available within 2 weeks.

Finance Project Manager

Hertfordshire, England

A Finance Project Manager is urgently required for a leading FTSE 250 organisation based in Hertfordshire. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant / Finance background - Proven track record delivering Finance Projects as a Project Manager - Experience delivering process improvement & process optimisation - process documentation, process maps, flow charts, all finance based. - Operational finance experience is beneficial - Previous experience working on ERP projects is desirable. - Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

Credit Control

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Senior Credit Controller for a renowned property company based in the City of London. The company has a fantastic history and continues to go from strength to strength, so this role will be idea for someone with previous supervisory experience with a small team who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Agreeing bad debt levels with operations and finance, and reducing debtors and bad debt Credit checking and setting up of new debtor accounts Raising credit notes Running and posting monthly statements for the two company entities Chasing payment for overdue invoices by phone and email. Resolving queries arising from debt chase enlisting operational and property teams' assistance where necessary. Preparing and sending out 1st, 2nd and legal letters and dealing with the customer responses. Banking cheques received into the correct bank account. Allocating cheque and BACS to debtor accounts on the sales ledger and matching to invoices Performing at month-end reconciliations to ensure that all invoices/credit notes are coded correctly Preparing the bad debt provision in accordance with company policy Preparing aged debt summary and ageing reports for month end reporting. Controls and process improvements to aid the business Key Skills: Attention to detail Intermediate Excel Team Player, willing to learn and drive initiatives forward Excellent communication skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Credit Controller

City of London, London

A Global Professional Services organisation are currently looking to recruit an Experienced Credit Controller on a permanent basis. This is a sole Credit Control position and includes the following duties: ·Manage debt recovery by telephone and email ·Posting and allocate daily receipts to accounting system ·Ensure credit notes and invoices are sent out on a timely basis ·Follow up on remittances to ensure payment has been received ·Liaise with internal legal team and business regarding escalation of debt recovery Personal Specification: ·Salesforce experience (desirable) ·At least 3 years Credit Control experience ·Used to a sole Credit Control role ·Experience working with Public sector clients (Desirable)

Interim Finance Manager

London, England

A well known real estate/construction organisation is looking for an Interim Finance Manager to join their team during a very busy period, based in London, £325-£375 per day. Key responsibilities: - End to end management of multiple contracts within the organisation - Manage the shut down of one of the business units from a finance perspective - Work closely with the Finance Director to support on new business cases - Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision - Ad hoc projects as required Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Strong commercial finance experience - Significant project accounting experience (end to end ownership of contracts) - Experience of working in a contract business environment - Ability to work in a fast paced & demanding work environment - Ability to hit the ground running and add commercial value from the outset - Excellent communication skills

International Tax Manager

London, England

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

Interim Year End Accountant

London, England

An Interim Year End Accountant is required for a nationally recognised facilities management company that operates across multiple international territories, based in central London. The role will involve helping with year end and producing accounting policies. Key responsibilities include: ·Interim and year end reporting (disclosure packs, notes, document reviews) ·Cash Flow & Capital forecasting and reporting ·Deliver standardised reporting ·Create and manage consolidation templates ·Ongoing periodic governance process ·Monitor KPIs on process adherence and performance (e.g. on time submissions) ·Build strong relationships with business unit contacts to deliver robust and accurate performance reporting ·Producing accounting policies and manuals for non financial stakeholders Candidates will have strong reporting and group consolidations experience, ideally gained within a consumer or retail focussed organisation. You will have strong analytical ability and the personal skills to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business

Supply Chain Finance Analyst

Bedfordshire, England

Cedar are currently assisting a global food manufacturing company with the recruitment of a supply chain Finance Analyst. This role will be based in their UK head office in Bedfordshire is a great opportunity to join a growing organisation where there is the opportunity to develop your career. My client is open to looking at candidates who are immediately available or on notice and looking for a permenent role. The salary will be £30,000. The main duties of the role include working alongside the Finance Business partners and management team to provide financial information. Other duties will include: ·Ownership of the capital reporting process ·Stock provision maintenance and inventory analysis ·Produce management information for all manufacturing sites, in support of the Finance Business partners ·Produce board reports ·Update the stock provision report ·Produce standard costings throughout the business Personal Specification: ·Ideally Part Qualified or QBE accountant ·Self Starter ·Strong Excel Skills ·Ideally have experience in working in a manufacturing environment ·You will need to drive

Finance Project Manager

London, England

Finance Project Manager Contract £450-£500 Central London 6 Months The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Project Manager to join a large online retail company for a six month contract. They are looking for a Finance Project Manager to work heavily on financial processes as well as owning the month end close review project. The Role: ·Own Month end close process review project. ·Taking control of presentations to lead stakeholders in the business and senior business leaders across the group. ·Document process flows using project management process tools. ·Work closely alongside the finance and accounting team, providing support when needed. ·Help create and recommend solutions to streamline and improve processes. The Requirements: ·Experience with project management. ·Experience with business process analytical skills. ·Must be qualified. ·Worked with business process and project management tools and must be strong with excel. ·Personable and can adapt to different stakeholder requirements. Started off in a finance background for expample accountancy.

Accounts Assistant

London, England

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant for a growing, private medical company based in Central London. The company, which has just undergone an exciting development, offers a progressive environment for someone who's looking to make the transition from transactional finance to becoming more involved with month-end duties and financial accounting. The role is to start as soon as possible. Some of the duties for the role are: Preparation of monthly statutory accounts, and financial reporting. Carry out key general accounting duties, and day-to-day accounting tasks Ensure financial ledgers are kept up to date Monthly balance sheet reconciliations Processing of month end Journals and other month-end accounting needs. Assist with accruals and prepayments Reconcile intercompany accounts Quarterly analysing and reporting of spend. Processing credit card claims Daily cash report summary. Input of Corporate Bank Account non-AP transactions e.g. bank transfers, bank charges, payroll liabilities and refunds etc. Bank reconciliations Petty Cash reonciliations. Supporting the AP team if required General ad hoc financial accounting tasks and duties as required. Key Skill: Drive and self-motivation, the ability to get on with tasks at hand without supervision. Excellent communication skills, The ability to work well with others at all levels, including senior management. The ability to work to tight timescales and deadlines. Positive attitude, engaging personality, with desire to learn and grow personally and professionally in a growing SME environment. This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Senior Finance Consultant

London, England

Senior Finance Consultant Central London 3 months Fintech Contract The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Finance Consultant to join a fast pace growing Fintech organisation based in Central London. They are looking for an individual with experience with Netsuite and finance. If you are experienced; passionate about Netsuite and great in a team environment, then this role is excellent for you. The Role: ·Support users with Netsuite in the finance department. ·Use, evaluate, critic and develop Netsuite ·Analyse and administrate Netsuite in the finance department. ·Use Netsuite for budgeting, forecasting and gathering financial reports. ·Enhance user knowledge around the software in general. ·Restructure financial processes and reporting on Netsuite. The Requirements: ·Must have experience with Netsuite. ·Experience with administration, user support and analysing ·Finance background knowledge on budgeting and forecasting. ·Finance and technical background.

Commercial Finance and FP&A Manager

London, England

Commercial Finance / FP&A Manager Central London European Consumer business C£70,000 + bonus etc This established Consumer group has expanded rapidly over the past 7 years through a combination of acquisitive and organic growth. With a European presence and ambitious plans to maintain its exceptional roll out across new and existing territories, the new position of Commercial Finance / FP&A Manager has been created. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, you will: Own the preparation of the long-term 5-year business planning model (including scenario modelling), the yearly Budgeting process and the quarterly re-forecasting cycle Produce the 3 year plan, budget and forecasting packs (in collaboration with the operating businesses) for the Exec Be the key financial modelling and analysis expert to deliver insightful analysis to support executive requests and to support the operating companies Profitability analysis / comparison across the various territories to inform investment decisions Cash flow scenario planning / modelling Provide insight and analysis into market trends, macro economy and the wider retail landscape Own the weekly financial analysis of trading results for presentation to the Pepkor Europe Board As a qualified accountant with demonstrable experience of providing insightful and analytical financial support to commercial stakeholders you will have a demonstrable hunger and passion to drive increased commercial finance support and an ability to get stuck into a rapidly growing and hands on business. With a high degree of intellectual horsepower and a proven background in a fast paced, branded business you will have extremely impressive engagement skills and an immediate projection of gravitas and credibility. This position will play a key role in the continued success of this rapidly growing Consumer success story.

Finance Business Partner

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner 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 (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Corporate Finance Analyst

London, England

Our client is an ambitious and acquisitive Energy Distribution business, one of the fastest growing businesses in its sector within the UK, with a head office in London. The Corporate Finance Analyst position is an integral role within a small operating business (currently c.200 staff in total) that will provide exposure to both key internal and external institutional stakeholders as well as a broad strategic perspective of the firm's direction and plans within a dynamic and fast-maturing sector. Responsibilities include: ·Scenario analysis modelling - preparing financial models for scenarios including economic appraisal of competing projects. · Coordination of due diligence processes - liaising with advisors and internal teams on due diligence and collating key findings ·Investment analysis - preparation of financial and commercial analysis to support due diligence processes as well as a wider acquisition strategy. ·Preparation of adhoc analysis for specific commercial issues - evaluate complex business issues and decisions including economic and commercial analysis. ·Compilation of presentations and papers for decision making - prepare high quality papers which are user focused, clear and understandable to enable senior management and board decision making. ·Long term strategic analysis - evaluate the financial and commercial impact of changes to the commodity and energy markets as well as the regulatory and political landscape on generation assets. Requirements: ·ACA or CFA Qualified ·Excel Modelling ·Exposure to Energy sector (Desirable, not essential) ·Self-starter, inquisitive and commercial ·High quality presentational output / attention to detail

Finance Process Analyst

Hertfordshire, England

Finance Process Analyst £400-£425 Hertfordshire Contract 2 months The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a large retail company based in Hertfordshire. They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join them on a 2 month contract working on financial processes mainly around the general ledger. The Role: Work with end to end finance processes around the general ledger, AP, AR and treasury. Process map and document all processes such as narratives or work instructions. Review documentations provided by other sending parties. Getting involved with the development of policies and procedures and all other process improvements. The Requirements: Finance background. Qualified or QBE. Worked in a commercial background with finance experience. Must be available immediately.

Finance Process Analyst

Hertfordshire, England

A Finance Process Analyst is required for a leading FTSE 250 organisation in Hertfordshire. Experienced Required: Documentation of finance process flows and process narratives/work instructions Quality review of documentation provided by sending parties (country controllers usually) Coordination of the receipt of documentation from local controllers/BU Finance/other team members in the countries Involvement in development of policies and procedures and other process improvements Finance background - finance qualification preferred or QBE Finance experience within a commercial environment Process mapping and documentation (narratives/work instructions) Knowledge of internal control requirements within a global business environment (SOX beneficial) End to end process knowledge of finance processes - mainly GL but AP/AR/Treasury beneficial too.

Interim Management Accountant

London, England

A fast paced IT Consultancy organisation, based in London, is looking for an Interim Management Accountant to join their team, £275-£300 per day. Key role responsibilities included but are not limited to: -Production of the monthly finance reports and month end close. -Preparation of financial plans, budgets and forecasts -Assisting in providing commercial analysis and working with senior stakeholders within the organisation -Various ad hoc projects Key candidate requirements: -Qualified Accountant -Hands on management accounting experience -Experience of FP&A/budgeting & forecasting/variance analysis -Advanced Excel skills -Technology sector experience -Excellent communication skills -Ability to hit the ground running in a fast paced work environment -Self starter with a "can do" attitude Applicants must be immediately available

Accounts Payable Clerk

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Payable clerk for a growing technology company based in Central London. The company is at an exciting period of growth; though already recognised as the market-leader, they continue to push themselves to achieve their goal of becoming globally dominant. Some of the duties for the role are: ·Responsibility for the accounts payable function for UK and US ·Fortnightly payment runs for the UK, and monthly payment runs for the US ·Processing and reconciling company credit card statements ·Resolve supplier queries ·Posting all bank payments ·Updating daily banking file and informing management team of cash position ·Recording commission income statements in Excel, for month-end journals Key Skill: ·Experience working within a fast-paced environment ·Previous sole-role AP experience is highly desirable ·Ability to liaise with people at all levels of the company, from junior employees to senior managers ·Highly organised ·Strong Excel skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Assistant Management Accountant

North West London, London

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

Financial Controller

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

A well-known manufacturing business based in Hemel Hempstead is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller with strong technical experience. Key desirables: Extensive experience in statutory account preparation for multiple entities across different countries Strong technical IFRS accounting experience Ability to write technical memos and deliver on improvement projects Ability to effectively manage an audit Someone who is hardworking, dynamic and pro-active - has critical thinking skills and will take ownership of their work Resilient and able to manage and deal with change - has the ability to work with ambiguity, instigate, and then implement improvements Ability to work independently and hit the ground running on day 1 Key Essentials: Professional Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Management Accountant

London, England

My client is an iconic Retail company based in Central London, who is seeking to appoint a qualified Management Accountant to join an exciting part of the business. Key responsibilities: - Business Partnering with Stores and Operations - Reviewing store P&Ls - Preparing monthly board packs - Variance Analysis Key desirables: - Experience in a Retail organisation - Qualified Accountant - Strong commercial accumen