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.



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.



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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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


    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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


    May 2018

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


  • 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.


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

    Associated British Foods,

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


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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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


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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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


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

    KOOVS Plc,

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


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


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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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


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


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


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


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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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


  • 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!



    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.



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

    W H Smith,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association ,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Think Jam,

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

    BT Openreach,

Latest news

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


Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

Accounts Assistant - - £24k - £27k - - City of London Cedar is currently working closely with a renowned Accountancy firm based in the City of London that is recruiting an Accounts Assistant to join their in-house finance team. The Accounts Assistant will be solely responsible for the AP function, so previous AP experience is essential, and will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a more varied role by assisting with Balance Sheet reconciliations, assisting with journal postings, and generally supporting the Finance Manager. The company is a traditional firm, though they are currently working hard to implement new procedures around core hours, overtime schemes, and upgrades to systems and processes, to modernise the environment. The team is very close-knit, and they are looking for someone who will fit in with the lively environment. Some of the duties for the role are: Sole responsibility for the AP function Posting invoices , and checking coding and authorisation of invoices Assisting staff with coding queries Processing payment runs Send out remittances Raising and posting manual cheques and BACS/CHAPS payments Supplier statement reconciliations Resolve queries from suppliers and staff Filing invoices and statements Daily banking and posting of cash receipts Handling of London petty cash and weekly reconciliation Posting of regional office payments and petty cash Posting of direct debits, standing orders and transfers Daily posting of disbursements Assist with balance sheet reconciliations Key Skill: Previous AP experience is essential, as is a basic understanding of bookkeeping Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written 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.

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Cedar are exclusively recruiting a Finance Business Partner for one of the world's leading entertainment businesses. The role will support one of their premier sites - one which is due to host several globally recognised acts in 2020 with additional acts to be confirmed both for this year and beyond. The Finance Business Partner will be someone from a management accounting or analytical background and will provide support to the General Manager by driving profitability for the site. Duties will include: Provide high quality management information and detailed commercial financial analysis to support decision making. Prepare monthly forecasts / re-forecasts and associated reporting pack. Produce monthly packs (inc. KPIs & analysis) for monthly Business Review; attend review meeting. Ensure all journals are completed so month end can be closed swiftly and accurately. Work with event promoters and other third parties to ensure strong relationship management. Candidates for the post of Finance Business Partner should be: Qualified accountants with prior experience in a management accounting or analytical role. Able to represent the venue from a finance perspective and have sufficient maturity and gravitas. Interested in the entertainment industry (e.g. music, comedy, entertainment etc...). Focused on working with non-finance stakeholders and keen to challenge historic thinking. Comfortable in a stand alone finance role and in possession of sufficient interpersonal & influencing skills to ensure they can succeed on the role. Salary: To £55000 + bens

Senior Management Accountant

London, England

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Management Accountant to join a growing team in a high growth advisory firm, specialising in outsourcing support for a portfolio largely made up of technology brands and start-ups. As Senior Management Accountant you will join a growing outsourcing division with a varied workload. You will also enjoy a particulaly unique culture that is vibrant and social, owing in part to the start-up/growth stage clients within the business portfolio. Duties of the Senior Management Accountant: Management Accounts review on behalf of your portfolio of clients Preparation of reporting packs Review and supervision of team members and their work Relationship building with clients, assuming responsibility for being the main point of contact Internal liaision with service line providers to ensure comprehensive client service Ongoing identification and introduction of process improvements The ideal candidate will be: ACA/ACCA qualified Experienced in management accounts preparation and review Experienced in a professional services environment Commercial astute and adept in stakeholder engagement Click apply to be considered!

Interim Senior Financial Controller

London, England

An SME financial services organisation is looking for an experienced Financial Controller is join their business during a period of change, based in London, £500-£700 per day. This is a hands-on role, working closely with the senior management team to assess the finance function, implement process improvements and drive efficiencies & accuracy across the function. This role requires a qualified and experienced finance professional with a hands-on, can-do attitude and have the ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging work environment. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in process improvement as well as strong team leadership skills. Please note: Applicants must be available at short notice.

Financial Controller/Spainish

City of London, London

An international Fintech are recruiting for an immediately available Spanish speaking Financial Controller, for an initial 3 month period, based in central london. This contract will be inside IR35 paying rate of £400 a day . MUST SPEAK AND WRITE SPANISH Key Responsibilities: Prepare Financial statements in Spanish Ensure all entities controlled are compliant with local legislation, corporate and management books reflect a true and accurate position of the entity finances, and accounting related Balance Sheet (B-S) and Profit & Loss (P&L) effects are understood. Prepare or oversee the accurate and timely preparation of statutory filings and supporting commentary for all controlled entities, and submit to signatory for sign-off. Create the statutory to corporate reconciliation on a quarterly basis and ensure differences are understood Ensure actuals for all controlled entities are provided to relevant stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner, managing contributions from Assistant Controllers and 3rd party providers. This includes inputs to annual statutory accounts, tax returns, investment and impairment reviews and answers to ad hoc queries. Key Requirements: MUST SPEAK AND WRITE SPANISH Qualified (ACCA or ACA or CIMA)

WIP Project Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently working alongside a global communications company that is currently recruiting for a WIP-experienced Accountant for their team in Central London, on a 12-month FTC. The successful WIP Accountant will have previous experience leading WIP meetings with Account/Project Managers, and experience with managing a high volume of projects is essential, as is previous revenue recognition. Any previous experience within media or advertising industries would be beneficial as well. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for two of the EMEA entities Maintain a strong relationship with the Account team Regularly meet with the Account team to discuss WIP Maintaining WIP and deferred balances Assist with month-end reporting Identifying and responding to overspends and similar issues Support Account teams with any requirements Ensure jobs are billed punctually; chasing any outstanding PO's Support the Manager with the month-end reports Work closely with the Project Accounting team, taking full ownership of own projects Key Skill: Experience maintaining and monitoring WIP Previous Revenue Recognition experience is essential Excellent Excel skills are essential Experience working within an Advertising agency is highly desirable 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.

R2R Finance Process Specialist

City of London, London

A R2R Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global retail organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Proven track record implementing end to end global R2R process transformation. Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / Processes / Accountant

Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

Watford, Hertfordshire

Are you a commercial finance analyst looking for your next challenge? Are you interested in working for a fast-growing multi-national retail brand? If so, my client is looking to appoint a recently qualified finance analyst to join their growing finance department. Reporting into a highly impressive BP&A manager, you will take ownership of the P&L rolling plan whilst business partnering across finance highlighting any risks and opportunities by providing a P&L commentary to senior stakeholders. Responsibilities Acting as the business partner for the commercial teams on P&L forecasting whilst challenging stakeholders on profitability Submitting the P&L rolling forecast Ownership of the capital forecasts Support with ad hoc analysis as and when required Point of contact for the corporate function based in the USA Desirables Recently qualified Experienced in business partnering High level of attention

Financial Controller

City of London, London

Systems-Savvy Financial Controller / Leading Industry Body / London / Up to £85,000 + Benefits Our client is a high-profile industry body with an impressive reputation. With a very clear agenda and values, our client looking to strengthen its senior management team by recruiting a technically strong Financial Controller with a keen interest in systems to take full accountability for running all aspects of financial control, operational transactional finance and systems. Reporting directly to the Finance Director, this is a key appointment. Financial Controller Responsibilities: Manage all statutory, financial and management reporting, to agreed deadlines and with full analysis and insight, and ensure that all financial controls are maintained at the highest levels Building a 'best in class' transactional accounting function, providing strategic oversight and direction for all transactional accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger, month end closure and delivering accurate reconciliation of control accounts supporting the management accounts process Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight controls, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Point of contact for all finance systems related matters including ownership of the ongoing design, development integrity and maintenance of the group finance systems Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and that the company complies with all regulatory requirements Proactive management, development and ongoing motivation of the team Financial Controller Requirements: Qualified accountant Strong technical background Broad systems knowledge and keen interest in systems improvements/implementations Prior experience of group financial reporting Proven track record of process improvement and delivering efficiencies Experience of leading and developing a team Comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail A dynamic, innovative approach to manage new business challenges as they arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward Confident self-starter with exceptional interpersonal skills Ability to develop and build strong relationships that last across multiple disciplines Credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner If you are interested in this Financial Controller role please apply below.

Senior Finance Analyst

Watford, Hertfordshire

Are you a Finance Analyst looking for a new role and exciting role? Are you recently qualified with experience working in a similar analytical capacity? If so, I am working with a multi-national retail group who are looking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst. Reporting into the Retail Finance Manager, you will be responsible for reporting and providing analytical support to the loss prevention team ensuring a high level of financial controls. This role will work collaboratively across the Retail Finance team. Responsibilities Support the Finance manager ensuring high levels of trust in the reporting, communication and forecasting of loss prevention costs Identifying opportunities and risks with enough notice to influence outcome Deliver core finance processes including month-end, forecasts, budgets and long-term planning Analytical support to projects and new initiatives Liaise with other finance functions to leverage their insight and expertise Be the key point of contact for loss prevention within finance Key desirables Qualified accountant Advanced excel and advanced analytical skills Experience working in a commercial finance function Experience business partnering

Procurement Business Partner - Watford/London

Watford, Hertfordshire

This is not a typical procurement role as you won't be given a category, suppliers or sourcing events to manage. Your objectives will be; to provide procurement support to our sales function to ensure the continued growth to lead / support the execution of agreements following successful sales processes to ensure on time / on budget supplier arrangements are put in place Our Category & Supplier Relationship function will focus on the foundations of our partner relationships, but you'd be expected to understand these capabilities and solution innovative proposals for HCL's customers which drive success for ourselves Each customer's needs are different, so you'll likely be required to work out how to deliver goods/services that we haven't sourced before / in locations that we haven't sourced for before The role will require close alignment across Sales, Delivery and Alliances teams as well as our global supply chain partners so the ability to build robust internal/external relationships in a complex global organization is a must You can expect to work on multiple customer projects at any time, so project management and prioritization skills are also a must You will be expected to look beyond price to ensure that potential risks are fully managed within the supplier solutions You will be expected to develop a detailed understanding of global trade to determine how to deliver goods and services to customer locations in non-traditional corporate locations Post award to HCL, the role will require the individual to own/support the Procurement Transition Team as it looks to execute the supplier agreements that you have recommended for the solution. You will remain accountable for ensuring your predicted cost model is secured / bettered by the Transition Team You will be measured on metrics beyond savings You will be highly visible to HCL's senior leadership team providing a real ability to get things done, but also no place to hide As an international business, we cannot be restricted by a "nine-to-five" approach, but rather require flexibility from our team members to support our global operations The role scope will cover customer requirements (as opposed to the indirect procurement of goods and services for HCL's own consumption) within either managed services accounts and/or pure resale of products to customers. Periodic international travel will be expected What we are looking for IT Procurement experience across all categories of spend Problem solver: ability to work with ambiguity and create value for the end customer Resilient character with the confidence to challenge the business Strong communication skills with an ability to tailor style and approach to a diverse audience People developer - able to work with junior members of the global team to support their journey within HCL Able to sell the value of procurement and influence / educate internal stakeholders Motivated self-starter Able to work within a remote team structure Project management capabilities Other Desirable attributes Experience of working within Direct IT Procurement operations Experience of building relationships within IT Alliance Partner models Experience of working for/with Global IT Service Integrators Experience of working within / supporting ITO & BPO deliver operations What we can offer Competitive benefits package The ability to think beyond "product" and more around "solution" The ability to work across all IT Categories (and often beyond) The recognition and challenge that being at the front end of a successful and rapidly growing IT Services organization brings Global sourcing, leadership and management experience An entrepreneurial environment where we want people to challenge the norms and innovate to solve complex customer challenges A dynamic environment where no two days are the same Flexible working arrangements Being part of a supportive team who genuinely want to continue to grow the procurement function within HCL Excellent career progression and growth opportunities

Head of Procurement

London, England

Our high profile and prestigious Public Sector client are looking for a forward thinking and innovative Procurement professional to lead the procurement function of this high profile and diverse organisation. This will be a leading role in a commercial team, and would suit a self-motivated and inspirational leader looking to work in an ever evolving function. You will have experience of delivering robust strategies, implementing best practice, and ensuring the organisation benefits from value for money without compromising service levels across all spend for goods and services. Key areas of spend will fall within corporate services and general indirects and you will act as an industry advisor to ensure that stakeholders needs are met and correct advice is given. You will lead on all high value public procurements, working in conjunction with the legal team and individual stakeholders, using best practice Public Sector procurement regulations. You will have recent experience of using and advising on Public Sector procurement regulations and EU tendering and have the ability to work within these guidelines to ensure that the best commercial deal is delivered. ·Energetic, driven and forward thinking individual ·Experience of large scale procurement/category management projects across central and wider government ·Ability to act as an procurement advisor on OJEU/EU regs within a diverse Public Sector organisation ·Category experience in corporate services and general indirects ·MCIPS qualified ·Strong negotiator and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders ·Contracts management and effective Supplier Relationship Management skills ·Proven commercial acumen across a varied goods and services spend portfolio ·Proven track record of implementing procurement strategies and innovative solutions ·Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment ·Self-starter with gravitas, presence and ability to lead and inspire a team ·Existing knowledge of managing indirect spend - cross category within a regulated/Public Sector environment

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

Group Financial Accountant - Fintech - Central London - £55k + bonus + big company benefits A global leader in the Fintech sector with HQ in London has a fantastic opportunity for a Group Financial Accountant based in their central London HQ. A forward-thinking, modern organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market and continued growth globally. They have a strong commitment to Corporate Responsibility in a nurturing, meritocratic environment. Due to an internal promotion this high-profile role has arisen, ideally suited for a recently qualified accountant with an Audit practice background. This high profile role with visibility across all the finance teams within the organisation forms part of a small group financial reporting team of experienced qualified accountants, reporting directly to the Director of Group Reporting. This is a unique opportunity to accelerate your career in a global market leader in one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, leading to excellent career opportunities. Group Financial Accountant responsibilities: Management of Year end/half year processes Support for the month-end consolidation, including consolidation adjustments Support for preparation and booking of accounting step plans Responsible for maintenance of acquisition intangible and goodwill registers and amortisation postings Responsible for ensuring that the Group's financial accounting is compliant with GAAP Accounting policies and responsibility for updating the group accounting manual Support to the preparation of Audit Committee Papers on Key Accounting Matters Non-financial KPI projects Review of front half commentaries in the annual report Group Finance Controls over consolidation, year-end, half year processes and the balance sheet Provision of Key technical accounting advice to the divisions Plan and implement all future IFRS changes and embed IFRS 16 processes Impairment testing - goodwill and Intangible assets Statutory accounting review of key statutory accounts Balance sheet reporting and integrity from a Group Finance perspective Key stakeholder in consolidation systems structures and policies Ad Hoc projects including accounting for M&A activities and related integration work What skills you will need to be successful in the Group FP&A Analyst role: Fully qualified accountant Strong technical IFRS knowledge and report writing skills Experience of large company accounts (from industry, or an accountancy/audit practice) Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders

Credit Controller

City of London, London

My client is technology company based in the City of London is looking for a Credit Controller to work in their fast paced and professional environment on a 3 month temporary basis. The ideal candidate would be from a financial services background who is used to working in fast paced environment. Benefits: Competitive salary Modern office with walking distance from the station Company social events and other perm benefits Must be immediately available. Reporting to the Finance Manager and responsibilities include: Successively managing large number of accounts Successfully maintaining a ledger value of £22 million average monthly Handling statement requests and performing reconciliations Manage daily cash collections and allocations Deal with escalated customer queries Required: Good knowledge and experience in Credit Control / collections Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion Must be articulate, good communication skills for communicating with dealers & sales team Oracle system experience (desirable)

Management Accountant

Hayes, London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Technology company with the recruitment of an experienced Part Qualified Management Accountant. The role is a 12 month Fixed term contract paying a salary of 45k and is based at their flagship office in Middlesex. Main Duties: Preparing statutory accounts Balance sheet reconciliations Produce monthly management accounts Liaise with senior stakeholders to discuss and resolve complex accounting issues Create processes to ensure accurate reporting of results Provide financial analysis support Implement accounting policies Process improvements Personal Specification: Part Qualified or actively studying ACCA/CIMA Oracle experience - Highly desirable Experience of working in a large international organisation Strong technical accounting background Immediately available or 1 weeks notice There will also be a 2k incentive bonus paid at the end of the 12 month contract.

Strategic Finance Business Partners (Multiple)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

A market leading global software giant is actively seeking to appoint a number of Strategic Finance Business Partners to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile consulting division, based Cambridge. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director and CFO in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases and Deals Deliver key strategic transformation projects across Sales, Marketing, IT and Operations Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision 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

Interim Finance Business Partner

London, England

An international FMCG company is growing their finance team and are currently looking to appoint an Interim Finance Business Partner to take ownership of building relationship with stakeholders, preparing budgets and assisting with the forecasting. Working on a day to day basis with the Senior Finance Business Partner and senior stakeholders. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Finance Business Partner to support a growing finance department. Responsibilities shall include: Working with a range of senior stakeholders and attending several meetings to represent the Finance Team Financial and business planning, assisting in shaping of business strategy Liaising with and involving other departments (eg. Communications, IT and Finance Operations) Supporting with the forecasting of the 1yr/3 year plan Update the forecast and ensure nothing has been omitted or entered incorrectly Working across the company on ad-hoc projects, financial analysis and modelling You will be a qualified accountant (Ideally from Big 4) with a strong commercial background. You will need excellent communication skills and gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

Graduate Finance Assistant

City of London, London

My client is an Engineering and Building consultancy based in the City who have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate to join their team on a permanent basis. Some Finance experience would be useful however more importantly you will: Be a Graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 degree Have a strong ambition to become a Qualified Accountant Have a strong work ethic and attention to detail You will be responsible for providing billing support to the Group ensuring that all invoicing is timely and accurate You will also take ownership of project and tender setup's, staff expenses and timesheet completion for the London office and provide an effective, efficient and professional support service to all internal and external customers. On a day to day basis your duties will include: Billing Produce all draft invoices for all designated areas and distribute to Key Account Holders for review Ensure responses are collated and actioned in a timely manner Liaise with other team members to ensure resolution of all queries Ensure invoices are sent to clients and relevant cut-off deadlines are met. Projects Set-up all projects and tenders in line with Key Account Holder requests within agreed timeframes Ensure all information required for project setup is received and entered into Deltek accurately and in line with expectations Ensure individuals are added to jobs in line with agreed timescales and with appropriate authorisation Other Ensure all timesheets are completed accurately and in a timely fashion Process staff expenses Work with team members to ensure resource plans and forecast costs to completion are up-to-date Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable duties where required. Assist Project Accountants and the wider finance team on an ad-hoc basis. This role will offer ACCA or CIMA study support and once qualified, you will progress through the business. To apply for this role, please submit your CV asap to this advert.

Finance Process Specialist (Inside IR35)

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services and/or Consulting / Big Four industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant / Consulting / Big Four

Finance Business Partner

London, England

We are working in partnership with a highly rated luxury retail brand who are looking to hire a Finance Business Partner. A rapidly growing and luxury retail brand is looking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their e-commerce division based in Central London. Reporting into a highly impressive Head of Commercial Finance, you will be tasked to undertake the following responsibilities: ·Build and develop partnering relationships with channel stakeholders ·Lead review meetings with channel leadership teams. ·Working with the retail leadership team to prepare the annual budget for sales, margin, and costs across the e-commerce business ·Work with the channel leadership teams on the regular forecasting process, ensuring that risks and opportunities are quantified, accurately forecast and communicated ·Prepare daily, weekly, monthly reporting on sales, margin and KPI's providing insight and commentary. Key Desirables: ·Qualified accountant (0-3 years post qualification) ·Retail/ consumer experience ·Straight from practice or FP&A or Commercial business partnering experience

Finance Director

London, England

SME Finance Director / Award-Winning Private-Equity Backed International Consumer Client / London / Up to £105,000 + Equity A 'hands on' Finance Director is required for a sub £50m turnover private-equity backed and award-winning international consumer client. This role will reporting directly to the CEO with significant exposure to senior management and the investors. Managing a small team you will be tasked with full ownership for running all aspects of the finance function, ensuring robust controls are in place and driving the commercial and strategic framework. Financial Controller Responsibilities: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and working in close partnership with the senior management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight controls, drive continuous improvements, creating an effective infrastructure to support future growth Managing and overseeing all financial and management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, annual accounts preparation, audit relationships, compliance, tax, payroll and company cash flow to agreed deadlines Developing reporting and management information across the group, identifying and delivering process improvements Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Experience Required: Technically strong, commercially minded, qualified accountant with a broad finance skill set Demonstrable track record of working in an entrepreneurial SME in a hand's on capacity Strong reporting background Previous exposure to operating within a multi-site consumer facing business Team-oriented Confident self-starter Exceptional interpersonal skills Comfortable operating with a minimal level of support Emotional intelligence, credibility and gravitas Demonstrable drive, enthusiasm and proactivity If you are interested in this Finance Director role please apply below.

Financial Accountant (Sports Media)

West London, London

Financial Accountant - Sports Media - London - £55-58,000 + bonus + excellent benefits A multinational Sports Media & Entertainment business in London is looking for a recently qualified finance professional for a key Financial Accountant position. This is a broad role overing financial reporting, management accounts and controls across 3 divisions of the business of the sports media business, and for a high achiever you have a real chance to fast track your career across the controls and commercial finance teams. The business has great retention and career development, and across the business you can see examples of rapid internal promotion and long-term careers across all of Finance; including the opportunity to move overseas if desired. You will join a high performing and passionate team, and report into an experienced Financial Controller who has several years of experience in the industry. The culture is non-corporate, meritocratic and nurturing. This is a business for ambitious and passionate high-flyers looking for a long term and progressive career in the Sports or Media industry! Skills required: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Commercial acumen and senior stakeholder management A strong interest in Sports or Media & Entertainment Package: £55-58,000 c.10% bonus 6% pension Private medical + dental + vision Life insurance + income protecion Gym subsidy

Regional Controller - Global FinTech Brand

London, England

Are you an ACA on the up? Are you looking for a FinTech business with a global brand? Do you want to work in trendy offices in London? Would you like a modern, collaborative and innovative culture? Apply for this newly created Regional Controller vacancy. Key responsibilities will include: Oversight of all financial reporting for the 4 European operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board Support ongoing process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) with a proven track record in a financial reporting based role. Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. The ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues. Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Financial Controller - Operations

London, England

A globally distinguished Higher Education establishment based in central London is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller to oversee the organisation's international financial operations. The role is an integral part of the Senior Management Team and will have considerable exposure across the global business, including reporting lines to the Executives. Key responsibilities include: Driving Performance - Identify business opportunities through analytical review and enhancing performance data System upgrade, implementation and enhancement - Project manage the implementation of a new financial reporting suite and ensure end-to-end user friendliness Process and Controls - Enable the finance function to run efficiently and fluidly Investment - Build investment cases for business consideration, developing scenario models to highlight growth opportunities Management - Lead a team of over 10 finance professionals covering AP, AR and Treasury Desirable skills/qualifications: ACA/ACCA/CIMA Team management experience (more than 5) Exposure to enhancing systems

Interim FP&A Manager (Group)

London, England

A fast paced sector specialist is looking for an FP&A Manager to join their team on a fixed-term contract basis, based in London, £60K-£65K + benefits. Key responsibilities: Ensure the Monthly and quarterly outlook process remains up to date and manage the MTO process ran in Anaplan, consolidating and reconciling. Understand and consolidate the key risks and opportunities Analyse the budgets and forecasting of both the group and individual units. Prepare financial outlooks and insights for external investors. Liaise with Units to understand and resolve any issues which arise. Implement improvements to both the consistency of unit submissions into group and group's approach to data collection. Key candidate requirements: Qualified accountant Strong financial planning and analysis experience Advanced Excel Working knowledge of Anaplan is essential SAP experience highly beneficial Ability to communicate effectively with non-finance stakeholders Ability to identify and mitigate risks Comfortable working in a fast paced environment

Group Tax Manager

London, England

A market leading global manufacturing business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Tax Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to Finance Director, this is the number one role in Tax. 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

Interim M&A Manager

London, England

A rapidly growing real estate organisation is looking for an M&A Manager to join their team during a very busy period on a short term contract basis, £400-£500 per day. Please note: this role is inside IR35. Key responsibilities include: Involvement in supporting and developing the business in existing and new markets. Financial analysis and evaluation of investment and other business development opportunities. Assist in preparing quality financial analysis and recommendations to the board. Involvements in M&A deal origination activities Supporting the due diligence of investment opportunities Key candidate requirements: Qualified accountant Extensive M&A experience Strong financial analysis experience Advanced financial modelling skills Ability to work in a fast paced working environment Comfortable prioritising and hitting tight deadlines Adaptable to change Excellent communication skills

Management Accountant

Hammersmith, London

My client is a Global travel company established for over 20 years who were recently acquired by a PE firm. As a result they are undergoing a business transformation project which will see the implementation of a new CRM system, finance system and reporting and analysis tool. In order to strengthen the Finance function in line with their ambitious growth plans, they are looking for a Management Accountant to join them on a permanent basis. Reporting to the CFO, your role will encompass the following@ Preparation of monthly Management Accounts and financial schedules Preparation of quarterly re-forecasts and budgets Produce monthly reports for budget holders with variance analysis and commentary Develop the use of the new reporting tool Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet control accounts/intercompany balances monthly/Quarterly/Annual reporting to regulatory bodies in both the UK and Canada You will be an experienced Management Accountant who is able to prepare an accurate and insightful monthly reporting pack that demonstrates a firm understanding of the key performance drivers in the business. You will also have strong data analysis and process skills and a good level of understanding of Excel. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV as soon as possible as the client would like to appoint within the next couple if weeks.

Finance Process Specialist

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services and/or Consulting / Big Four industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant / Consulting / Big Four

Senior Accounts Assistant / Junior Accountant

West London, London

A global niche financial services group located in West End are on the market Junior Accountant / Senior Accounts Assistant to join their fast paced team. Reporting into the Group Financial Controller, you will be responsible for assisting with both Management Accounts, Accounts Payable and Payments functions: Assisting with the daily accounting processes, such as accruals, prepayments and reconciliation. Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of accounts. Assisting with bank reconciliation and making actual bank payments. Helping execute Purchase Ledger functions, such as monitoring the supplier records, matching and posting invoices and coding them, ensuring a high-level of accuracy at every turn. Maintaining the banking ledger accounts, processing daily payments, reconciling payment files and recording transactions accurately in the SAGE general ledger. Executing ad hoc tasks to assist the Group Financial Controller where appropriate. Benefits: Competitive salary Temp to perm role Modern office located in a luxurious location On the job training and fast track opportunities Social events after work / company trips abroad Other great company benefits and bonuses The ideal candidate will be one that is willing to learn and be taught new skills to enable advancement with the expanding Group. They must have at least a good knowledge surrounding the Management Accounts, Accounts Payable and Payments processes. They must be a highly organised individuals with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong MS excel skills SAGE 50 is essential If you are interested in the role and look to receive a competitive salary, as well as various other benefits, please apply as soon as possible attaching your CV and any other information you may consider relevant.

Part time Financial Controller

London, England

A leading Care Homes business are currently seeking a part-time Financial Controller. This established organisation is seeking a qualified finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions as well as BAU for 20 hrs/ week. Reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for: Full ownership of the management accounts Complete monthly accounting duties Monitoring the payroll Reviewing the various revenue streams Assist with any process improvement To oversee all management reporting Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans Liaise with the auditors Various ad hoc duties as required The successful individual will possess the following: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA A 'hands on' finance background Care homes/ Healthcare industry experience Strong overall systems experience Strong attention to detail This will suit an individual who is semi-retired and looking to keep themselves busy. The opportunity will also suit an individual who needs flexibility around childcare including school runs.

FP&A Accountant

London, England

An FP&A Accountant is wanted by a >£400m division of a particularly high-growth P/E backed insurance company. Established around 25 years ago, both the division and group have grown quickly (both organically and by acquisition) to form a market leading business with a truly global presence. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion; this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The newly created position of FP&A Accountant will support the forthcoming merger of two brands and will help to continually improve financial performance and decision-making. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, duties include: Provide high quality and timely advice, information, analysis, reporting and interpretation to support effective decision making and performance management. Understand the drivers of business performance; identify trends & areas of opportunity - suggest remedial action and influence the implementation of initiatives to make improvements where possible. Lead Head Office and other business units in the setting of annual budgets and mid-year forecasts. Produce regular and ad hoc finance packs including commentary / analysis. Support the improvement of management reporting and analysis. A raft of ad hoc projects to support a growing business. The ideal candidate for the role of FP&A Accountant will: Be a qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) who may have qualified in either commerce or practice. Have gained exposure to a growing international business (insurance experience would be a small bonus). Possess strong Excel and stakeholder management skills Demonstrate attention to detail, the ability to constantly innovate and a self-starting attitude. Wish to take advantage of the significant opportunities that exist for candidates to progress.

Interim Management Accountant

London, England

A progressive international marketing organisation based in Old Street are looking for an Interim Management Accountant to join the business during a significant period of change. Responsibilities for Interim Management Accountant Complete Monthly management accounts for the UK and overseas Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all allocated accounts Prepare monthly analysis of the balance sheet and income statement and report accordingly Post all revenue Journals, ensuring revenue recognition for the various entities and in line with Group policy and IFRS 15 Be responsible for intercompany purchase & Sales orders for the various entities Monitor company cashflow and ensure sufficient funds are available for day-to-day business operations Work closely with accountants receivable and sales on any invoicing queries which may arise Ad-hoc tasks as required Candidate requirements: Must be a qualified accountant Understanding of revenue recognition and IFRS 15 Strong Excel Excellent communication skills Ability to hit the ground running from day one Strong attention to detail

Group FP&A Manager

City of London, London

A FTSE 100 market leader is actively seeking to appoint an ambitious Group FP&A Manager to add value and have genuine influence on the future direction of the business; whilst reporting to the impressive Group CFO. Key responsibilities: ·Business partnering to drive key business decision making ·Lead and manage planning, budgeting & forecasting for the Group ·Challenge decisions, knowledge share and contribute to key business plans ·Lead reporting on business performance to Board ·Utilise financial expertise to make cost-reducing decisions, and ultimately increase profit ·Ensure consequences of major business decisions are fully understood ·Challenge and offer support to senior finance leaders ·Manage and develop high performing team of FBPs/Analysts Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Experience leading a team in a commercial environment ·Strong FP&A experience Package: ·Salary to £60k ·Bonus to 20% ·Very strong benefits package

Transaction Finance Manager

City of London, London

Transaction Finance Manager - - £35k - £45k - - City of London Cedar is currently recruiting a Transaction Finance Manager for a global data analytics company based in the City of London. The organisation is well-known, and enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Transactional Finance Manager will be responsible for managing the Credit Control and Accounts Payables & Receivables clerks, as well as a Finance Assistant The ideal candidate will be someone who believes in the company, can demonstrate why they want to work there, and can adapt in a flexible working environment. Some of the duties for the role are: Effectively line manage a team of three to ensure that all areas of the transactional finance team are operating efficiently. Responsible for the sales order process. Oversee and ensure that the all invoicing, including partial billing and staged payments, is sent to clients accurately. Ensure all bank reconciliations are completed for all entities and cash flow monitoring to ensure sufficient funds are available to meet working capital requirements. Manage the credit controller and ensure that cash collection is maximized. Oversee the processing of all credit card on a weekly basis and any discrepancies dealt with immediately. Weekly review of all transactional ledgers for the UK and European entities. Timely circulation of agreed reports to the Head of Finance. Ensure that all transactional ledger reports are reconciled and linked into the balance sheet reconciliations for all entities. Ensure the correct allocation of cash to intercompany receivables and payables. Be the first point of escalation for the business on issues around credit Key Skill: Experience of Netsuite desirable Line management experience in a transactional finance role Excellent organisational skills Excellent written, oral and electronic communication skills Intermediate Excel skill (e.g. V-Lookup, Pivot Tables, Sum if, etc) 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.

Financial Controller - Operations

London, England

A globally distinguished Higher Education establishment based in central London is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller to oversee the organisation's international financial operations. The role is an integral part of the Senior Management Team and will have considerable exposure across the global business, including reporting lines to the Executives. Key responsibilities include: Driving Performance - Identify business opportunities through analytical review and enhancing performance data System upgrade, implementation and enhancement - Project manage the implementation of a new financial reporting suite and ensure end-to-end user friendliness Process and Controls - Enable the finance function to run efficiently and fluidly Investment - Build investment cases for business consideration, developing scenario models to highlight growth opportunities Management - Lead a team of over 10 finance professionals covering AP, AR and Treasury Desirable skills/qualifications: ACA/ACCA/CIMA Team management experience (more than 5) Exposure to enhancing systems

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 Qualified Excel Modelling Exposure to Energy sector (Desirable, not essential) Self-starter, inquisitive and commercial High quality presentational output / attention to detail

Group FP&A Manager

London, England

A global Media superbrand is seeking to appoint a Group FP&A Manager to own all the international FP&A deliverables. Based in West London, Group FP&A Manager will business partner department heads, challenging those stakeholders on key performance areas. Key responsibilities: ·Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. ·Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. ·Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets ·Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. ·Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders ·Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations ·Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Skills you will need: ·Finance Qualification (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) ·Min 1 year PQE in an FP&A role ·Proven influencing skills with senior non-finance stakeholders

Commercial Finance Manager (Sales & Marketing)

London, England

A global household name within the FMCG sector is currently seeking a Commercial Finance Manager to partner global Sales & Marketing teams, based in London. Main Responsibilities: ·Own all commercial finance partnering with Sales Directors and Marketing Directors ·Appraise all new consumer product launches and assess commercial viability and 'take to market' strategy ·Perform comprehensive performance reviews on all Sales and Marketing Channels ·Develop robust pricing strategies to ensure the business drives profitability in key markets ·Model the customer volume and value metrics to deliver future business plans ·Partner the CFO and Divisional Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Desirable Skills: ·ACA ·Trained in a Top 6 firm ·Worked in Advisory, Transaction Services or Operational Restructuring

Commercial Finance Manager - FMCG

Slough, Berkshire

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