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.
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.
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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,
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.
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.
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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,
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City of London, London
My client is looking to hire an FP&A Analyst on a permanent basis. Based in there modern offices in Central London, this is a great role for an individual who has worked with FP&A from a professional services background. Role and Responsibilities - Preparation of monthly reporting and variance analysis for P&L, balance sheet and cash flow to identify and explain performance against budget and forecast. - Support the development of financial models used for commercial opportunities and internal change projects. - Prepare financial and business related KPI analysis for revenue and cost performance against budget, forecast and prior year. - To ensure an accurate and timely monthly reporting cycle through managing the accruals process and cost centre analysis. - Develop and maintain the financial reporting systems to mirror a continually changing business. - Become a key player in the budget process by supporting the budget modelling and providing insightful analysis on projections. Key skills and experience - 2 years' experience working in a finance team, ideally from an FP&A background - Studying towards a finance qualification e.g. ACA/ACCA/CIMA - Strong Excel and/or modelling skills - Analytical mind - Self-starter with a highly motivated attitude - Able to work autonomously in a fast paced and changing environment - Ability and desire to problem solve through to solution
Cedar is currently recruiting a Credit Controller for a well-known business that enjoys a fantastic reputation within its industry, based in Loughton. The ideal candidate will boast previous Credit Control experience within a fast-paced environment and have the ability to engage with non-finance personnel within the business, as well as with the rest of the finance team. Some of the duties for the role are: Manage a portfolio of approx. 50 clients Maintain regular contact with client accounts Liaise with departments across the business Knowledge of procedures for all billing cycles to plan for effective credit control Query resolution Working to individual and team targets Key Skills: Previous use of Sage 50 and Merit desirable Intermediate Excel skills High attention to detail Credit Control experience within a fast-paced/high-volume 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 FP&A Analyst
A rapidly scaling start up with revenue well in excess of £1bn are recruiting a Senior FP&A Analyst to be a true Business Partner; supporting the Head of Finance in all areas of financial performance and analysis. Key responsibilities: ·Business partner senior stakeholders ·Work closely with wider commercial finance team ·Analytical P&L review ·Monthly reporting for various heads of functions ·Own monthly KPI and P&L reporting for UK and provide support for Europe ·Provide analytical support to non-finance staff ·Ad hoc project/analytical work Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ·Solid FP&A experience ·Very strong Excel skills - modelling/analysis/data ·The personality to thrive in a hugely progressive environment Package: ·Salary £60-70k ·10-20% bonus ·Amazing benefits such as free lunch every day, fully stocked snacks & drinks ·Medical, vision & dental benefits
Group Financial Controller
Group Financial Controller London C£120,000 + benefits Multi-site Leisure Sector This listed market-leading, multi-site leisure business has delivered consistently rapid growth with a 50% increase in share price over the past two years. It has done so through organic expansion, acquisitions and driving exciting innovation across the sector that is changing how we spend our leisure time. The business' ambitious expansion plans remain on track and it continues to open new sites across the UK. To facilitate this continued success, it now is seeking to strengthen its management team by recruiting a strong Group Financial Controller. As the right hand person to the CFO, you will; Create and enhance a strong and robust financial controls environment, analysing the current state, identifying improvement opportunities and executing efficiencies Own all external reporting, technical accounting, tax and treasury Oversee the delivery of transactional processes Lead a team, identifying skills gaps and coaching individuals to their maximum potential Own the development of the financial systems, creating the methodology to maximise functionality Own the external relationship, preparing the annual audit information and acting as first point of contact for the audit advisors Provide financial support on ad-hoc projects including investment cases, corporate development activities and acquisitions Support the CFO in developing the vision and strategy for the finance team As a highly credible and emotionally intelligent chartered accountant, you will have first class communications skills and demonstrate significant levels of intellectual horsepower. You will also have in-depth technical accounting knowledge, combined with practical experience of financial control within a divisional or group PLC environment. With experience of creating and leading a best in class finance function, you will easily be able to build cross-functional relationships and display a transparent track record of adding value. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a crucial role in the continued growth of this fast paced, hands-on, values driven organisation.
Interim Group Financial Controller
Interim Group Financial Controller required: This listed market-leading, multi-site leisure business has delivered consistently rapid growth with a 50% increase in share price over the past two years. It has done so through organic expansion, acquisitions and driving exciting innovation across the sector that is changing how we spend our leisure time. The business' ambitious expansion plans remain on track and it continues to open new sites across the UK. To facilitate this continued success, it now is seeking to strengthen its management team by recruiting a strong Group Financial Controller. As the right hand person to the CFO, you will; ·Create and enhance a strong and robust financial controls environment, analysing the current state, identifying improvement opportunities and executing efficiencies ·Own all external reporting, technical accounting, tax and treasury ·Oversee the delivery of transactional processes ·Lead a team, identifying skills gaps and coaching individuals to their maximum potential ·Own the development of the financial systems, creating the methodology to maximise functionality ·Own the external relationship, preparing the annual audit information and acting as first point of contact for the audit advisors ·Provide financial support on ad-hoc projects including investment cases, corporate development activities and acquisitions ·Support the CFO in developing the vision and strategy for the finance team As a highly credible and emotionally intelligent chartered accountant, you will have first class communications skills and demonstrate significant levels of intellectual horsepower. You will also have in-depth technical accounting knowledge, combined with practical experience of financial control within a divisional or group PLC environment. With experience of creating and leading a best in class finance function, you will easily be able to build cross-functional relationships and display a transparent track record of adding value. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a crucial role in the continued growth of this fast paced, hands-on, values driven organisation.
Information Security Analyst
Greater London, England
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Information Security Analyst to work for a leading global Business Servcies organisation. Experience Required: 1-2 years experience of IT Internal audit experience, with a strong focus on Information Security A basic understanding of ISO 27001 control requirements PCI knowledge is desirable Or 1-2 years experience of supporting ISO 27001 audits as an Auditor - or has had some contribution as a member of a team which has implemented ISO 27001. PCI knowledge is desirable
Global Pricing Manager
A cutting edge market leader are actively recruiting a Pricing Manager to provide oversight and strategic direction to the pricing function. Reporting to the Finance Director and business partnering the Insights, Business Development and Marketing teams. Key responsibilities: ·Refine pricing strategy; execute and drive growth and ultimate improve profitability ·Business partner wider teams to ensure relationships are built with a range of stakeholders ·Manage competitor pricing data ·With the use of data; develop pricing tests and assess impact on business ·Identify opportunities for growth ·Present recommendations to senior leadership Key requirements: ·Top academics ·Minimum 3 years' experience in pricing ·Strong influencer & relationship builder ·Strong Excel modelling skills and ability to analyse large amounts of data Package: ·£75-85k + bonus & benefits
West London, London
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a business based in West London. They are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their team on an ongoing temporary basis. The role has the potential to turn permanent for the right candidate. Some of the key responsibilities are: Purchase ledger - e.g., entry of purchase invoices/ credit notes in the appropriate accounts, in accordance with company procedure; apply payments appropriately as they are made; where they arise, reconcile any differences; prepare up to date aged creditor listings in preparation for weekly payment runs. Act as go-between for all finance-related supplier queries. Sales ledger - e.g., entry of sales invoices/ credit notes in the appropriate accounts, in accordance with company procedures; apply receipts appropriately as they are received; assist with the production each week of the e-commerce and wholesale sales performance reports. Act as the go-between for all finance-related customer queries. Credit control - monitor and assist with the management of aged debtors. Bank and cash - e.g., monitor the bank statements regularly updating the appropriate accounts as necessary; perform full reconciliations on a regular basis; maintain and keep up to date records of all company card purchases, staff expense claims, credit card purchases, etc. Assist in maintaining various schedules - e.g., inventory; fixed assets; prepayments; accruals; customer deposit payment records; other ad-hoc reports as required. This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Xero experience is highly desirable ·Strong excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Experience working within the retail sector / multi-site experience 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.
Cedar are working with an established housing association looking for an ambitious accountant to support the senior finance team in assisting key decisions in line with the company's strategy. The post holder will play a pivotal role in ensuring the finance team has robust support. Key responsibilities: ·Full ownership of the monthly management accounts ·Prepare the full reconciliation process of accounts ·Business partner with the wider finance team ensuring budgets and forecasts are measured correctly ·Prepare the audit statements for delivery to the board ·Ownership of the full cashflow and treasury functions ·Develop new business cases ·Ad- hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant or part qualified (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) ·Previous experience in a similar role ·Strong communication skills ·Ability to work in a fast paced environment This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who has the ability to hit the ground running, partnering with wider business being a key business partner ensuring all deliverable are met. You will have the gravitas to meet tight deadlines and be a key influencer.
Interim Financial Accountant
A fast paced PLC organisation, based in Croydon, is looking for an Interim Financial Accountant to join them on a short term contract to assist with a very busy year end period. This is a hands on financial accounting role encompassing all elements of year end and statutory accounting. Additionally, the role will assist the management accounting team with some requirements and there may be ad hoc projects to work on. This role would suit a recently qualified ACA from a practice background with some exposure to financial accounting. The successful candidate will have a hands-on approach and will be comfortable working in a busy and demanding work environment. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise tasks according to business need and urgency. Candidates must be immediately available to interview and start within the next week.
Data Migration Business Analyst
Data Business Analyst Financial Services Contract £350-£400 Central London 3 months + The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Data Business Analyst to join a fast-growing Financial Services company based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to help join their program on Financial Crime. They are looking for a hard-working individual who can hit the ground running. The Role: Help with the migration program. Analyst current data and help with data cleansing. Divine scope for migration. Helping to execute, collaborate and document all data. Support the Program Manager with all requirements that need assistance. Work on application development and adapt to current environments. Managed documentation and personal data. Working with key stakeholders within the business. The Requirements: Must have worked in a Financial Services industry before. Must have a strong understanding of data. Knowledge of financial security. (desirable) Solid stakeholder management experience.
Data Migration Business Analyst
City of London, London
An experienced interim Data Migration Business Analyst urgently required for a leading Financial Services company based in the city. Experience Required Business Analysis qualification (or similar) will be considered favourably Strong business analysis experience working in both business and IT environments Strong Data Analysis, Data Migration and Data Reconciliation Technology / Full Software Development Lifecycle background / experience. Experience with both waterfall and agile frameworks and methodologies Extensive experience gained in Financial Services organisations Strong stakeholder management, relationship management and communication skills. Degree qualified Must be available ASAP.
Interim Senior Accountant
A fast paced digital media business is looking for an Interim Senior Accountant to assist during a busy period, based in London, £250-£300 per day. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Prepare statutory accounts for all group companies - Prepare all consolidation workings and schedules - Prepare all excel workings by country before consolidation - Daily coordination and managing of all communications with the auditors - Support senior management team with relevant year-end tasks Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Audit experience - Financial/Group accounting experience - Knowledge of UK GAAP - Hands-on approach - Motivated to add value from the outset - Problem solving mindset - Excellent communication and organisational skills Candidates must be able to interview over the next week and start from the beginning of January 2019.
South West London, London
Cedar is currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant for a renowned hospitality company based in the South West London. The company brand is well-known, enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment. The role will support the Accounting Team Leader with cash/credit card reconciliations, online payments, and needs to be able to converse with multiple sites to resolve any issues. Some of the duties for the role are: Reconcile Bank Account, post any ad hoc payments that do not go through Purchase Ledger (wages), HMRC - PAYE/NI) Reconciling: Cash, Credit Cards, ATM's, online booking payments, BACS Deal with credit card chargebacks. Collect money through Datacash from people who walkout without paying/refunds. Deal with any integration queries by either manually posting or talking the pub through the problem to resolve it Maintain petty cash float account for house floats Post Cardnet credit card commission charges Till Variance adjustments for monthly accounts. Reconciliation of general ledger accounts Head Office Vouchers Customer refunds Key Skills: Previous multi-site experience would be beneficial Attention to detail, accurate and methodical An ability to communicate and work effectively with non-finance staff Problem solving skills with the ability to investigate issues and make improvements Ability to manage your time and meet deadlines Intermediate Excel capabilities 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.
Interim Finance Manager - SOX
An instantly recognisable telecommunications organisation, based in London, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team on a fixed-term basis during a significant period of change, £55K-£60K + car allowance + benefits. The role will work closely with the business units to understand the current financial controls and then assist with the roll out of the best practice model. It will also include working with the IT & Systems team to vigorous test the controls to ensue the are fit for purpose. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and transformation within this role as well as high level exposure to senior management. The candidate requirements are as follows: - Qualified Accountant - Audit background ideally - Significant SOX or financial controls testing experience - Large corporate / PLC / FTSE business experience - Able to hit the ground running - Hands-on approach - Excellent stakeholder management skills - Driven & motivated to add value Candidates must be available to interview prior to December 12th 2018 and be able to start the contract in January 2019.
Interim Finance Manager - Controls
An instantly recognisable telecommunications organisation, based in London, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team on a fixed-term basis during a significant period of change, £55K-£60K + car allowance + benefits. The role will work closely with the business units to understand the current financial controls and then assist with the roll out of the best practice model. It will also include working with the IT & Systems team to vigorous test the controls to ensue the are fit for purpose. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and transformation within this role as well as high level exposure to senior management. The candidate requirements are as follows: - ACA qualified, ideally through practice - Financial controls experience - Exposure to large corporate / PLC / FTSE business - Hands-on approach - Excellent stakeholder management skills - Driven & motivated to add value Candidates must be available to interview prior to December 12th 2018 and be able to start the contract in January 2019.
Senior Commercial Finance Manager
City of London, London
An ambitious, market leading business services company, with an international client base servicing multiple sectors, from Consumer Brands to Media & Technology, is seeking a strategic Senior Finance Analyst. This is an opportunity to join a truly dynamic and high growth £200m turnover business, operating in over 90 countries, during an exciting time of further international expansion and 20% annual growth. The Senior CFM is the key Business Partner in the UK business, and a key member of the senior leadership team. This position partners business leaders including the 2 Managing Directors and 2 Head Ofs, partnering operational leaders and their team to educate and consult on financial performance, metrics and customer pricing. You will be responsible for the preparation, documentation and production of Board and management reporting requirements including financial statements, analysis, and dashboards for the EMEA region. As the most senior person in Finance in the UK, you will be expected to provide supervision and development (regional oversight and mentoring) to the local Finance team, and you will also recruit a qualified Finance Analyst into the team to manage directly. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the regional forecasting process, working with operational leadership to provide accurate forecasting and analyse variances Be a business partner to internal stakeholders, educating and consulting on multiple financial metrics Support the Head of FP&A & lead the coordination of the annual operating and strategic plans for the region Support the commercial teams with pricing and cost reviews Prepare, analyse, and distribute financial and operational reports Complete all standard and ad-hoc financial analyses for new service offerings Provide supervision and development to the local finance team Responsible for maintaining communication and coordination with the global finance team. SKILLS ACA/CIMA qualification 5 years of experience in commercial finance, ideally with revenue experience Present strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills to effectively present to peers and senior management Strong experience partnering commercial teams (sales & marketing) and senior stakeholders at Director level Experience in managing multiple projects, carrying out multiple priorities and working with diverse teams.
Management Accountant - Media
A global Media company are actively recruiting a Management Accountant to produce and present accurate management information for all UK entities. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of monthly management accounts ·P&L reconciliation ·Cash flow forecasting and analysis ·VAT returns, EC Sales list, Corporation Tax returns, ONS data ·Oversight of sales & purchase ledger ·Management of two transactional members of team ·Contribute to improvement of internal processes Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
Data Work Stream Lead - SC Cleared
Our Central Government client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Data Work Stream Lead (Architect/Delivery Lead) to join the Digital Transformation Programme which is bringing a mission critical business application into the 21st Century. The role will involve defining the data strategy for the programme, developing the data model for the end to end system and preparing data migration and integration plans. You will be responsible for delivering presentations to influence and inform stakeholders about the new data strategy, principles and models you will be delivering. Key skills & responsibilities ·Proven experience in managing senior stakeholder management. ·Ability to liaise with external stakeholders to document the Data Migration Strategy ·Hands-on technical experience with data migration, integration and reporting ·Hands-on experience of using Scribe to migrate into MS Dynamics ·Ability to work with third parties to document Data Integration Strategy ·Good understanding Microsoft Technologies like SharePoint, SSRS and Power BI ·Experience of leading master data, business & technical metadata, data profiling and data quality programs ·Experience of migrating enterprise scale data from Oracle databases ·Experience working in an agile delivery team, to assist in designing, planning and managing all data related elements of the project including reporting, migration and integration ·Ability to perform source system data analysis in order to manage source to target data mapping. ·Responsible for select the Reporting tool and the Data Warehouse/Lake structure for the project
Technical Architect - SC Cleared
Our Central Government client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Technical Architect who will be based in London and will make significant technical contribution to the Digital Transformation programme. Your role will be to strategically design and implement new in-house information systems and networked software architectures which support core organisational functions to assure security, efficiency and availability. Experience of working within a secure enterprise environment such as Government or Military would be beneficial. This contract is outside the scope of IR35. ·Experience of delivering technical/solutions architecture incrementally over multiple sprints, working collaboratively as part of Agile delivery team. ·Contribute to various facets of project management, planning, and regular communication, coordination of tasks, testing, roll out, training, issues, risk and documentation ·You will gain organisational commitment for all systems and software plans, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, the Technical Architect provides technical leadership across the organisation, from strategic decision making down to the agile project planning level. ·You will have proven experience with general all aspects of Cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), Micro-services, Service oriented architecture, APIs, CRM concepts and architecture and general Data Warehouse architecture and concepts. ·Ensures architectural principles are applied during design to reduce risk, and advances assurance standards through ensuring rigorous security testing. ·Produce content for presentation at the Architecture Working Group, Technical Design Authority, capture feedback and ultimately secure sign-off for various aspects of the technical solution. ·Assesses legal and best practice issues, and promotes awareness of national and international laws. ·Experience of working with mixed in-house and external teams. ·Strong team leader with demonstrable experience of developing talent. ·Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audience. ·Experience in deploying modern technology development and delivery models, including Agile, continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps and bimodal N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you
SAP Finance Business Analyst
City of London, London
SAP Finance Business Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Business Services £500-£550 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a SAP Finance Business Analyst to work for a well known business services company based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to work on Finance Processes and must have experience with P2P on either SAP S/4 Hana or Ariba. They are looking for an experienced SAP Finance Business Analyst to join their team ASAP for a 6-month contract. The Role: Strong understanding of P2P and be heavily focuses around P2P. Using SAP S/4 Hana or Ariba for P2P financial processes. Review and improve all financial processes around P2P, O2C and Chart of Accounts. Working on R2R, P2P and O2C process. Fixing and analysing process maps, mapping and documenting the processes. Re-shape finance processes. The Requirements: Must have had prior experience as a Finance Process Analyst. Experience in reviewing and improving finance processes. P2P knowledge on SAP S/4 Hana or Ariba. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Re-shape finance process experience. Must be available within two weeks.
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for an evergrowing business based in Essex. They are looking for a Credit Controller who is seeking a temporary role in finance. The role has a chance of turning permanent for the right candidate. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Management of defined accounts receivable ledger, ensuring timely cash collection and resolution of issues and queries and account reconciliation ·Proactive chasing of customers for payments due ·Recommend actions for query resolution e.g write off proposals and credit notes and re-bills ·Accurate forecasting of cash collection ·Reduction in overall debt and levels of unallocated cash This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Intermediate excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Ability to work individually and as part of a team 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.
Senior Finance manager
Cedar are working with a listed business, that is seeking to recruit a senior financial individual to see through a crucial period of financial reporting. This is a key role that is integral to the financial reporting process. The business is a leading global player in the space, with an enviable brand that is recognised across the world. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare the monthly management and financial accounts ·Oversee the consolidation of the accounts for multiple entities ·Clear a backlog of data and oversee the monthly reconciliation process ·Be a key player in the application of various policies ·Business partner with finance and non- finance stakeholders ·Ad-hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) ·Robust experience in statutory reporting ·Team management experience ·Strong Systems skills (SAP or Hyperion) ·Strong IFRS knowledge ·Advanced excel skills This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong accountant who would have ideally have a multinational company background. You will have the ability to hit the ground running and be a key influencer in the finance team.
Financial Accounting Manager
West London, London
Financial Accounting Manager My client, a dynamic, multi-million turnover business is currently looking to hire an interim Financial Accounting Manager. This is a six-month assignment required due to a spike in activity over year end and a couple of staff changes elsewhere in the team. The role will focus on the delivery of financial and statutory accounts in line with IFRS; balance sheet reconciliations and capital accounts; partnering with other teams across the business to support planning, budget and forecast process; cash flow and ad hoc report production. You will be qualified with a penchant for and high degree of accuracy, energetic and collaborative when building internal relationships and passionate about working within a high performing and visible financial accounting team. The hiring manager would like to interview as soon as possible for an immediate start, so you should be immediately available or on no more than on weeks' notice.
Senior Finance manager
Cedar are working with a listed business that is seeking to recruit a senior financial individual to see through a crucial period of financial reporting. This is a key role that is integral to the financial reporting process. The business is a leading global player in the space, with an enviable brand that is recognised across the world. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare the monthly management and financial accounts ·Oversee the consolidation of the accounts for multiple entities ·Clear a backlog of data and oversee the monthly reconciliation process ·Be a key player in the application of various policies ·Business partner with finance and non- finance stakeholders ·Ad-hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) ·Robust experience in statutory reporting ·Team management experience ·Strong Systems skills (SAP or Hyperion) ·Strong IFRS knowledge ·Advanced excel skills This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong accountant who would have ideally have a multinational company background. You will have the ability to hit the ground running and be a key influencer in the finance team.
FP&A Manager (FTSE 250)
A globally recognised, FTSE 250 business is seeking a Finance Manager to join a £600M turnover division, based in their HQ in central London. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors. The FP&A team is a well-respected, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding local and regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability to the senior leadership team. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing, friendly team dynamic. As the Finance Manager you will own the budgeting, forecasting and 3 year plan for the business unit (BU), delivering robust divisional forecasts and budgets for Senior Management, directly supporting the operations of the business. You will work closely with the Divisional FD and FC and also supervise a junior analyst. This role works closely with other finance teams, the CFO and the operations. In this large multinational business, there are various other finance teams within the head office, covering multiple business units, so there will be significant opportunities for career progression both in the BU but also into other teams whether your aspirations be commercial, contract or group finance. Main responsibilities for the Finance Manager role: Divisional Annual budget, Forecast and Strategic Plan process: Setting timetable and instructions for the budget, formal reforecasts and 3 year strategic plan to ensure the division meets the Group requirements and deadlines Liaise closely with BU finance teams on instruction/templates/questions relating to delivery of the budget, forecasts and strategic plan Reviewing/challenging and understanding BU budgets including identifying key drivers, savings/efficiencies, risks and opportunities Preparation of detailed and varied budget analysis pack for Divisional management reviews (FD and CEO) Dealing with any adhoc Group questions/requirements Capex reporting Forecast/Updates: Prepare the monthly rolling forecast including detailed risks and opportunities for divisional management including liaising with BU Finance, collection of data, preparation of analysis for management review Assist with informal forecast/quarterly update requests from Group finance Reviewing/challenging and understanding actuals/variances including identifying anomalies, risks and opportunities and tracking against latest outlook Preparing key reports analysing contract profitability and identification of potentially onerous contracts Tracking any major restructuring programmes against the approved business case Experience requirements for Finance Manager role: ACA qualified accountant with PQE and industry experience FP&A or Group Reporting experience in a large company Evident career progression with a strong academic background Good attention to detail as well as ability to see the 'big picture' Strong ethical and professional values is key! Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to win the respect and trust of colleagues and customers
Cash Allocation Analyst
Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a business based near London Bridge. They are looking for an Cash Allocation Analyst to join their organisation on a temporary basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Daily review of bank statements and allocation of cash to customer accounts ·Review of remittances and customer accounts to reconcile and settle invoices and credit notes. ·Investigation into bank receipts to allow customer allocation ·Reduction in levels of unallocated cash This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Intermediate Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Hands on hard-working approach
My Client based in central London, is looking to recruit for an Income Officer role on a permanent basis. The role is perfect for an individual with a housing background and is looking to join a ever growing company. Roles and Responsibilities - Set up and maintain all housing accounts - Effective management of rent arrears escalation processes - Manage court actions and evictions - Collection of all former tenant arrears and recharges - Establish and maintain contact with housing benefit, local authorities and the DWP - Achievement of KPI's with respect to income management - To provide a full breakdown of individual arrears to residents - Meet regularly with housing offices to discuss arrears Individuals will ideally have experience within the housing association sector previously and be on a maximum of 1 month's notice.
Head of Reporting
Our client is an internationally recognised brand in the heart of Oxford with a global presence. This is a dynamic and evolving business with great future opportunities for progression, and a good work-life balance. This newly created Hybrid role will head up the central Management Reporting team (4 direct report), as well as owning the financial accountants and controls for a division. You will also be the Business Partner to an MD of another smaller business. Reporting to the FC, you will be part of a large sociable team, headed up by an impressive Finance Director with a track record of leadership positions in leading FTSE 100 businesses. There are numerous events and sports teams to get involved with, and access to leading institutions in Oxford. This all-encompassing role, is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain a broad skill set to set them up for a bigger FC role, or for someone who is not sure which area of Finance they want to specialise in and want to keep all their options open. Key stakeholders to this role include: FD, FC, Head of FP&A, MDs, and overseas Finance teams. Skills you will need for this role: Top 10 trained Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) A creative problem-solver, with initiative to implement new ideas and drive process improvements Strong leadership qualities - to be able to manage 4 Management Accountants Confident and credible communicator, able to influence stakeholders Good knowledge of Financial and Management Reporting Strong Excel skills
Procurement and Commercial Lead
My client, a major central government organisation are looking for an IT Procurement Manager - SC cleared to join their high profile programme. You will manage commercial responsibility and act as an interface with senior IT stakeholders, overseeing multiple key contracts/projects simultaneously. You will have a proven track record in IT commercial management and complex procurement project management, ideally within Public Sector. This is a very fast paced environment, therefore you must be delivery focussed and have the ability to hit the ground running. ·SC cleared ·Previous experience of managing multiple complex Public Sector tenders ·IT Commercial/Contracts management ·Commercially aware and financially astute with recent experience in Public Sector IT procurement projects ·Managing multiple IT service/software/hardware tenders ·Experience of contractually managing suppliers for large IT spend ·Good relationship building skills - gravitas ·Effective stakeholder management skills, ability to deal with difficult/senior stakeholders ·Clear and confident communicator, builds rapport quickly ·Relationship management and SRM
Statutory Accounts and Control Manager (FTSE 100 FMCG)
City of London, London
A FTSE 100 FMCG business based in the heart of London, is seeking to recruit a brand-new position for their UK business. This is a newly created hybrid role, which partners the business interacting daily with senior non-finance stakeholders and commercial teams. The business is a leading global player in the FMCG space, with an enviable brand that is recognised across the world. The development opportunities are second to none, and this is a business where someone can build a real career and accelerate their development in a nurturing environment. The role will manage internal control for the UK commercial business, driving best practice for the UK businesses, monitoring business activities for continues improvement. An example would be sign-off of sponsorship deals for commercial teams, ensuring the business best practice is followed. For a few months of the year, you will also own the statutory accounts for 4 entities at year-end. This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong accountant in practice to leverage their experience, moving into a high-profile business facing position with exposure across the whole business, accelerating their career in a broad role which will open doors in different areas of the business. Key skills needed for this role: Recently qualified ACA (circa 1-2 years PQE) Exposure to large businesses ideally FTSE listed companies Gravitas to influence senior stakeholders Strong commercial understanding and knowledge of business drivers Comfortable working in a global, multinational environment This business has a rewarding culture with bonuses regularly paying in full at 20% and regular salary reviews. Other benefits include free products, corporate discounts with top brands and private healthcare.
East London, London
My client, a world-leading university is looking for a category manger to focus on the scientic and laboratory category. Your role will be to lead and manage the category requirements to identify and deliver best value solutions for stakeholders as well as support the value for money agenda. This role focusses on the scientific category procuring within high specification equipment, maintenance packages and leading and mangaging the electronic market place. You will report into the Head of Procurement and support raising the profile of the procurement deparement. The successful candidate will be have: 3+ Years of Procurement Experience across multiple categories and be MCIPS or working towards The ability to contribute to the development of strategic objectives and work as directed in implementing them Demonstrable experience of leading and managing multiple procurement projects including tenders Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Proven commercial acumen Demonstrable track record of implementing procurement strategies and innovative solutions Applications from any sector background will be considered
Finance P2P Business Analyst
City of London, London
P2P Finance Business Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Business Services £500-£550 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Business Analyst to work for a well known FTSE 250 business services company based in Central London. They are looking for an individual to work on Finance Processes and must have experience with P2P. They are looking for an experienced Finance Process Analyst to join their team ASAP for a 6-month contract. The Role: Strong understanding of P2P and be heavily focuses around P2P. Working with financial policies, processes and procedures. Review and improve all financial processes around P2P. Working on R2R, P2P and O2C process. Fixing and analysing process maps, mapping and documenting the processes. Re-shape finance processes. The Requirements: Must have had prior experience as a Finance Process Analyst. Experience in reviewing and improving finance processes. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Has worked on financial policies, processes and procedures. Must have worked with P2P. Must be available within two weeks.
P2P Business Analyst
Greater London, England
A P2P Business Analyst urgently required for a leading Business Services organisation to support a major Finance Transformation programme. Requirements Knowledge of finance processes and process mapping skills is essential Documentation of controls and ability to write finance policies Understanding of Finance systems/ ERP lifecycle delivery experience SAP experience P2P / Procure to pay Accounting qualification desirable but not essential Hard-working with good attention to detail Excellent stakeholder management skills Ability to keep calm under pressure, retain a positive attitude and meet tight deadlines
Greater London, England
A leading Business Services organisation continues to grow and as a result are looking for a Systems Accountant to support the UK Systems Accounting and finance system related projects team. The Finance Systems Accountant will also support the UK Finance Team and take an active role in the CODA upgrade project. Technical Criteria An experienced Finance Systems Accountant / Finance Systems Analyst Strong experience in CODA / Unit4 - with configuration knowledge and with experience at super user level Experience in designing and running UAT for implementations or upgrades Advanced IT skills and systems experience particularly Microsoft Excel, OLAP databases and SQL server Demonstrated ability to improve processes to ensure best use of system's functionality Experience of creating reports from a detailed user-defined specification. Exposure to system administration and report-writing in BPC or a similar BI tool Exposure to mainframe systems would be highly regarded Strong accountancy/finance background
Greater London, England
Treasury Manager A FTSE listed multi-site Leisure business based in London is seeking to recruit an interim Treasury Manager to join the central finance function. The role reports into the Group Financial Controller and will have the opportunity to go permanent for the right candidate. Key Responsibilities include: ·Oversea and lead all group treasury operations including: payments and bank reconciliations whilst managing and developing a team of 3. ·Design and apply a treasury strategy, setting short and long-term goals to ensure it supports growth opportunities which are in line with the strategic plan. ·Management of the working capital requirements of the group ·Produce monthly/ yearly cashflow forecasts for management accounting and statutory reporting ·Develop the FX hedging strategy ·Ensure all loans are compliant with standards and develop and maintain relationships with banks ·Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers Key Skills: ·Solid experience working in or leading a Treasury function ·Qualified ACT/MCT ·Ability to develop and maintain existing relationships with key stakeholders
Risk and Audit Manager
City of London, London
Group Risk and Audit Manager A FTSE listed multi-site Leisure business based in London is seeking to recruit an interim Group Risk and Audit Manager. The role reports into the Finance Director with a dotted line to the Audit committee and is for an initial 6-month period. Responsibilities: ·Responsible for the overall controls environment and the Group's risk management strategy. ·Lead and manage the internal audit and risk function to provide objective operational reviews across all sites. ·Evaluate all current internal audit and risk management approaches while setting the direction and time scale of the internal audit and risk management plan. ·Report and coordinate all result and findings to the Audit committee and executive board ·Business partner to review organisations continuity plan with other key stakeholders and teams. ·Maintain the Group's risk register, performing regular review of key business risks and mitigating controls. Skills ·Qualified accountant or professional auditing and risk management qualification ·Ability to plan and deliver end-to-end business audits (financial, operational, commercial and compliance). ·Exceptional analytical, decision making and planning skills. ·Proven ability to produce high quality written reports or presentations.
Finance Business Partner - Commercial Revenue
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: ·Recently qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - will consider straight from practice
Group Treasury Manager
Greater London, England
A FTSE listed multi-site Leisure business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry leading leisure business with over 200 sites across the UK. Responsibilities include: ·Develop and lead a treasury function within a listed company ·Lead, manage and train a treasury team of three people ·Develop cash flow forecasts and track cash flow daily ·Ensure compliance with all loan covenants, including all reporting requirements. Proactive in assessing impact of changes in the business of the covenants - changes in accounting standards, acquisitions ·Oversee treasury operations; payments, bank recs and administration ·Prepare monthly and yearly cash flow for management accounts and statutory reporting ·Responsibility for building the cashflow functionality in our new system ·Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers. Development of treasury reporting via the use of our new systems ·Support and develop relationships with banks ·Ensure treasury work closely and have good relationships with Tax, Financial Accounting and Legal to ensure optimal business solutions ·Develop the FX hedging strategy The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified ACT or ACA ·Treasury experience (practice or industry)
Global Finance Analyst
A dynamic, entrepreneurial consumer goods business is seeking a Global Finance Analyst to join their new finance team. This fast-paced sustainable business is super health conscious and striving to reduce their carbon footprint in the industry. Backed by a big fish in the Private Equity world, you will have the ability to play a critical role in building the finance function of a growing business. This is a newly created position which will play a pivotal role in building a first-class group reporting function. This high-profile role will support the Group Reporting Manager and the senior finance team on various process improvements and drive enhancements to the financial reports. Summary of responsibilities for the Global Finance analyst role: Play a key role in specific projects across the group regarding global reporting and process improvements, in order to build a first-class group reporting function Support the Group Reporting Manager (GRM) in the preparation of stats accounts and other financial reporting to the investors/board Support the GRM in ensuring that group accounting procedures and policies are compliant across the group Provide ad-hoc support to the Group Financial Controller, Head of Finance and country teams Skills required for the Global Finance analyst role: A professional accounting qualification is essential! A creative problem solver with the ability to drive improvements Good commercial business understanding with exposure to big companies An ambitious individual with the hunger to grow and progress their career in a dynamic start-up environment