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About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

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

    BT,

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

    BT Openreach,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    Intuit,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Think Jam,

Latest news

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

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Group Reporting Manager

London

Group Reporting Manager - Global Software (London + working from home) With two major acquisitions successfully concluded in the past year alone, a pioneer in the Software industry is seeking to appoint a Group Reporting Manager to support the execution of the Group's global expansion plans. The role will be based in central London, with remote working also fully supported. ​ Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Group Reporting or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong system skills

Commercial Finance Manager - Retail/Ecommerce Sector

Leicestershire

International Retailer - Household Name - Commercial Finance Manager - Leicestershire An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director and CFO in working with the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of business cases. Drive insight to the Commercial Teams by identifying revenue growth trends and delivering cost reviews. Proactively analyse product performance against market competition. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Commercial Business Partnering experience RETAIL OR FMCG SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Senior Group FP&A Manager

Leicestershire

International Retailer - Household Name - Senior Group FP&A Manager - Leicestershire An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic planning to the Group's Executive Leadership Team, Strategy function and Commercial Channels. Main Responsibilities: Act as a planning champion for all corporate and group planning activities, including budgeting, forecasting and long-term planning. Create a 'repository of information' for all measuring performance against the Group's strategic objectives. Influence the wider commercial channel finance community to meet all deliverables. Develop comprehensive management reporting tools to broaden the scope beyond purely P&L to include Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Group/Central FP&A experience Modelling capabilities RETAIL OR FMCG SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Interim Tax Assistant

London

A FTSE listed organisation is looking for a Team Tax Assistant to join the business on a short term contract basis, based in London (initially remote working), £300-£350 per day. Key role responsibilities: Preparation of a portfolio of the UK group's corporation tax returns Preparation of UK GAAP current and deferred tax numbers and disclosures for a portfolio of UK companies Assistance with other UK tax areas including residency certificates, withholding tax management, double tax relief claims, tax coding to the general ledger etc. Assistance with other ad-hoc UK corporation tax queries Key candidate requirements: Accountancy or Tax qualification Strong understanding of UK tax compliance Significant corporation tax experience Alphatax experience is essential Excellent communication skills Analytical mind set with strong attention to detail Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise requirements Please note: applicants must be immediately available with the ability to interview and start in a new contract at short notice.

Financial Controller

London

Financial Controller Media company - SME Central London £85,000 + bonus etc Reporting to the CFO of this rapidly growing, highly successful and entrepreneurial International Media company. Own the day-to-day financial control and accounting of this multi-territory business Deliver a finance system upgrade Implement improved financial controls and processes Drive greater understanding and clarity through cash flow management Provide technical accounting support on new territory launches Assist with any future transactions Provide financial insight on in-life customer contracts and in the creation of new contracts You will be a qualified accountant with in-depth technical accounting knowledge, strong financial control skills and an aptitude for extracting maximum efficiencies from financial systems. Demonstrating a natural desire to get stuck in, displaying a front foot, proactive approach to business, you will have the hunger and aptitude to drive tangible improvements through the business, easily engaging will a variety of stakeholders. This is a successful and rapidly growing business. As such, this role will give you a remarkable opportunity to forge a career within an exciting, fun and dynamic environment.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

City of London

Cedar are currently working with an international data and analytics group based in the City of London who currently have an urgent need for an Accounts Receivable Specialist to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a sole role reporting into the Transactional Finance Manager where you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient running of the AR process including the timely and accurate approval of sales orders and generation of sales invoicing for all trading entities covered by the UK based Finance team. Your key responsibilities will include: Approving/rejecting sales orders, including intercompany Processing all full and partial billing in line with agreed schedules Uploading invoices to client invoicing portals as required by the client Providing daily bank reconciliation coding for cash receipts and ensuring that allocations are correctly applied Allocating receipts to invoices and investigating any discrepancies Raising credit notes and all sales invoices for the month Checking and raising all intercompany sales invoices and ensuring corresponding payable is posted Circulating the AR trade receivable balances to other entities to enable intercompany cash settlements Identifying process improvements, documenting current processes and updates Processing new client forms and undertaking credit checks Owning the integrity of the AR ledger and ensuring that customer records are maintained You will be a self-starter with the ability to be flexible in a high growth environment and an excellent team player with great interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. You must have proven experience in an end to end AR role and a proven ability to deal with complex billing structures. Excellent Excel skills are a must and any previous experience with Netsuite would be an advantage.

Payroll Administrator

City of London

Cedar is really excited to be working with one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies, who are currently looking for a Payroll Administrator. As a Payroll Administrator, you will be the main point of contact for all payroll processes, legislation, and compliance. You will also be responsible for looking after International payroll mailbox and other administrative tasks. Responsibilities: Ensure all data is complete accurately in a timely manner Reconciliations for HMRC Keeping on top of the inboxes Supporting the payroll funding process Looking after third party payments and statutory fillings Requirements: ADP Freedom and ADP Streamline experience is a must SAP experience is a must UK Payroll knowledge Strong IT knowledge3 including Excel Experience within the media industry would be an advantage

Assistant Accountant

West London

An instantly recognisable brand within the entertainment industry currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Assistant Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Finance Manager and working within a team of 9 this role will give you exposure to all aspects of accounting so would be ideal for someone who is currently studying and looking to progress their career. On a day to day basis you will be responsible for: Preparing monthly schedule of Digital International Revenue with commentary on variances. Preparing balance sheet reconciliations and analytical review. Assisting the Finance Manager with the end-to-end intercompany process including; reconciliation and consolidation of affiliate month end balance submissions and corresponding with Affiliates to resolve any issues. Preparation of month end journals for all International related financial transactions. Assisting with the internal and external audit process by tracking the requested deliverables, collating the evidence and ensuring this is provided to the auditors on time. Assisting in the analysis of the Digital Transfer Pricing postings across the group and query any issues with the relevant teams around the world. Assisting Finance Manager with continuing roll-out to affiliates of Financial Reporting Tool. Assisting Finance Manager with requests from Corporate Finance, Tax, Treasury, BA/Legal etc. Other ad-hoc analysis and support. Continually striving for improvements, development of effective controls and processes while supporting implementation of such improvements. You will ideally be a finalist or in the latter stages of your study and have previously worked within a larger business which has given you exposure to intercompany accounting and balance sheet recs. Experience with transfer pricing would be a real advantage. You will need to be a quick learner who is proactive in making changes where necessary to improve productivity and processes. The role will also include a studay package after probation. To apply, please submit your CV asap for consideration.

Finance Systems Analyst

City of London

A Finance Systems Analyst is urgently required for a leading technology organisation in central London, working within a Finance Systems team. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Systems Analyst Finance background. Prior knowledge of working with Oracle EBS R12 It is desirable but not essential to have experience with Apex vendor management, MarkView Kofax, OBIEE, Concur expenses, Hyperion Finance Systems support and administration experience. Requirement gathering experience. Systems analysis skills SQL scripting and diagnostic skills. Strong MS Excel skills. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Systems Analyst / Oracle EBS / SQL / Excel / Finance / Accountant

Group Reporting Manager - Technology - The Caribbean

London

Group Reporting Manager - Technology - The Caribbean $100k - $120k USD (Tax Free) + Relocation Package + Paid Accommodation + Car Are you a financial reporting professional seeking a new career in a tropical climate? Look no further….My client is a global Technology group with offices all over The Caribbean. This industry leader is looking to strengthen its group reporting function by appointing a new Group Reporting Manager, enabling the business to rely on expert technical accounting advice. ​ Responsibilities: Be the technical accounting mastermind, ensuring all reporting and accounting obligations are met by the group. Lead the group through IFRS adoptions and robustly implement changes in reporting standards. Deliver the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Group Reporting or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint A desire to live abroad in a tropical climate

Group Accountant - Technology - The Caribbean

London

Qualified in the last 2 years with the Big4? Want to make your first job outside of practice an international one? Group Accountant - Technology - The Caribbean $85k - $95k USD (Tax Free) + Relocation Package + Paid Accommodation + Car This industry leader is looking to strengthen its group reporting function by appointing a new Group Accountant, enabling the business to rely on expert technical accounting advice. ​ Responsibilities: Own and enhance the group consolidation process Perform the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Support the building of a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Looking for a financial reporting role internationally

Group Accountant - Technology - The Caribbean

Jamaica

Qualified in the last 2 years with the Big4? Want to make your first job outside of practice an international one? Group Accountant - Technology - The Caribbean $85k - $95k USD (Tax Free) + Relocation Package + Paid Accommodation + Car This industry leader is looking to strengthen its group reporting function by appointing a new Group Accountant, enabling the business to rely on expert technical accounting advice. ​ Responsibilities: Own and enhance the group consolidation process Perform the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Support the building of a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Looking for a financial reporting role internationally

Finance Strategy Manager

Leicestershire

International Retailer - Household Name - Finance Strategy Manager - Leicestershire An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Strategy Manager to deliver robust strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Strategy Director, Commercial Finance Director and CFO to deliver major Innovation and Transformation Programmes within the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Identify, problem-solve and solution-drive key performance areas of the business. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of new Programmes. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Strategy Consulting, Management Consulting, Commercial Finance, Corporate Finance or Finance Transformation RETAIL, MULTISITE OR FMCG SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

IT Project Manager

Gloucestershire

An IT Project Manager is urgently required for a leading services organisation in Gloucestershire, working on a large scale IT Programme. Please note this role is inside IR35 and you must be DV cleared. Experience Required: Experienced Senior Project Manager who has a track record delivering Technology / IT Programmes. Agile & Waterfall delivery experience required. Experience of Agile, Scrum Delivery Prince 2 / MSP Practitioner - or similar. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. IT Project Manager / Programme Management / IT / Technology / DV Cleared / Inside IR35

Group Reporting Manager

London

Group Reporting Manager - Global Software (London + working from home) With two major acquisitions successfully concluded in the past year alone, a pioneer in the Software industry is seeking to appoint a Group Reporting Manager to support the execution of the Group's global expansion plans. The role will be based in central London, with remote working also fully supported. ​ Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Group Reporting or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong system skills

Group Reporting Manager - Technology - The Caribbean

Jamaica

Group Reporting Manager - Technology - The Caribbean $100k - $120k USD (Tax Free) + Relocation Package + Paid Accommodation + Car Are you a financial reporting professional seeking a new career in a tropical climate? Look no further….My client is a global Technology group with offices all over The Caribbean. This industry leader is looking to strengthen its group reporting function by appointing a new Group Reporting Manager, enabling the business to rely on expert technical accounting advice. ​ Responsibilities: Be the technical accounting mastermind, ensuring all reporting and accounting obligations are met by the group. Lead the group through IFRS adoptions and robustly implement changes in reporting standards. Deliver the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Group Reporting or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint A desire to live abroad in a tropical climate

Management Accountant

West London

An ambitious Management Accountant is sought by a leading Media business who specialise in the production and broadcast of TV, film and music! Taking ownership for the delivery of the month end reporting and working closely with the FP&A and commercial finance teams - you will have recently qualified (CIMA / ACCA) with experience producing a full set of management accounts. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver the month end process ·Business partner Commercial finance team ·Build key relationships with Payroll system ·Track quarterly bonus schedule ·Track risks & opportunities within P&L lines ·Own P&L distribution process ·Support Head of MA and Finance Director ·Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions ·Drive improved processes and reporting Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (preference for ACA from practice) ·An ambitious self-starter Package: ·Salary to £55k + bonus ·Private healthcare ·Other benefits unique to the industry

Financial Reporting Analyst

London

An ambitious Financial Analyst is sought by a global heavyweight in the Media & Entertainment sector. You must be ACA qualified (Big 4 trained) - with a passion for all things media, music & entertainment! £50-55k + 10% bonus & lots of enviable benefits unique to the industry. Key responsibilities: Heavy involvement in budgeting & forecasting processes Investigate monthly actuals vs forecast at both Group and divisional level Work closely with Group FP&A team KPI reporting Directly support VP of International Reporting & Analysis Ad hoc analysis work Key requirements: ACA Qualified Big 4 trained Genuine interest in the media sector Package: £50-55k base salary 10% bonus (consistently paid out) Several benefits unique to the industry

Controls and Compliance Manager

London

A global FTSE 250 brand has created a high-profile Controls & Compliance Manager role based in their HQ in central London in the EMEA Finance team. This newly created role will report into the Head of Finance for EMEA who reports to the EMEA CFO for the £2.5Bn turnover EMEA region, and will business partner the country FD/FCs with significant opportunities to drive business and process improvements across this multinational organisation. The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture, very strong retention rates and evident career progression across the board. The role: The Control and Compliance Manager will have responsibility for firstly developing a regional regime to monitor compliance against the Group Financial Controls (GFC) framework and other key frameworks and then work with the countries to improve their scores. The regional team act as the 'second line of defence' after the country finance teams and identifying areas of potential risk and then conducting detailed reviews in these areas will be key to ensure that we fulfil this brief. This role requires a strong element of co-ordination with 30 country Finance teams and other stakeholders such as Group Internal Audit (GIA) teams. The candidate will need to be highly organised and the ability to prioritise, communicate effectively and work within a large, complex structure is critical to the successful performance of this role. Experience requirements for the Senior FP&A Analyst role: ACA/CA qualified accountant with a top 6 accountancy firm background Industry experience in financial controls or compliance & risk reporting or internal audit, in a large complex structure Attention to detail as well as the ability to be creative and create unique solutions to ensuring compliance across the EMEA businesses Proven ability to manage multiple senior stakeholders is key, with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of stakeholders up to C-level

Group Reporting Manager

London

Group Reporting Manager - Global Software (London + working from home) With two major acquisitions successfully concluded in the past year alone, a pioneer in the Software industry is seeking to appoint a Group Reporting Manager to support the execution of the Group's global expansion plans. The role will be based in central London, with remote working also fully supported. ​ Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the quarter-end and year-end reporting. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a 'financial repository' of information. Partner with international business units to deliver a 'best in class' financial reporting suite. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA/CA/CPA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Group Reporting or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong system skills

Interim Group Financial Accountant

London

A fast paced PE backed education organisation is looking for a Group Accountant to join their team during a busy period, based in London, £300-£350 per day. This role will be a mixture of working from home and office based as required. Key role responsibilities: - Preparation of annual Group consolidated accounts in accordance with IFRS, including notes to the accounts and supporting files - Review of supporting schedules / financial reporting packages and liaison with subsidiary Finance teams to resolve any queries and finalise reporting packages - Key point of contact for liaison with external audit team to ensure issues are resolved on a timely basis and year end reporting deadlines are achieved - Support implementation of new financial reporting standards, including IFRS 16 - Ownership of completion of UK subsidiary statutory accounts prepared in accordance with FRS 101 - Preparation of timely results analysis and covenant reporting to stakeholders, including Group board, investors and lenders - Review of monthly P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow Statement for legal entities for Group consolidation Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ideally ACA with practice experience) - Significant Group consolidation experience - Strong financial reporting/statutory reporting experience - Strong IFRS experience - Advanced Excel - International/global business experience would be advantageous - Strong systems experience - Excellent attention to detail - Excellent communication skills - Comfortable in a fast paced working environment - Comfortable prioritising and hitting tight deadlines -Self-starter attitude, driven to add value

Group Accountant

London

A Group Accountant is sought to fill a newly created role with a leading, expanding FTSE-250 Plc in central London. Operating in the technology and manufacturing sectors, the company are obvious leaders in their field and boast year-on-year revenue growth driven by a resilient, profitable business plan that will see them continue to grow into the future. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the Group Accountant will play a key role in developing the reporting and forecasting capabilities of the group finance department. Specific duties include: Preparation of consolidated Group accounts in accordance with IFRS; preparation of Plc accounts for inclusion in the Group's Annual Report. Production of UK subsidiary accounts under FRS102 and review of overseas subsidiary accounts. Assist in the preparation of Group management accounts and forecasts. Calculate the values of the Group's share based payments arrangements. Play a key role in developing the Group's new forecasting system (go live in c. 6 months). A raft of tasks to include technical reporting, supporting transactions and ad hoc analysis. The ideal candidate for the position of Group Accountant will have the following attributes: Big 4 / Top 10 trained ACA, either still in practice or having already moved into industry; Excellent academics, sound knowledge of IFRS and strong audit skills; Self-motivated nature with a proven ability to work to tight deadlines and in small teams; Interest in developing IT systems and the desire to automate processes; Strong communication and stakeholder management skills. A desire to prove oneself and take advantage of opportunities to progress.

Interim Financial Accountant

London

Our client is a well-known international media group based in Central London. This media group is now looking to recruit a high calibre Intercompany Financial Accountant for a 12month FTC. This role will involve dealing with a multitude of key stakeholders from around the world in different offices and across many departments. The project-based role, to investigate and improve processes & reporting; including, but not limited to: Develop and implement an affiliate intercompany matrix across two ledgers Work with affiliates to confirm and settle historic balances Facilitate the repatriation of funds from affiliates territories in coordination with Treasury dept Withholding Tax reporting - understand and build out the process in coordination with Tax dept Improvements to the balance reconciliation process Work closely with global affiliate finance teams and central departments Other Ad-hoc assignments and projects as required The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast-paced environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple reports and working to tight deadlines. Prior experience of working within media would be highly desirable.

Interim Financial Accountant

London

Our client is a well-known international digital media group based in Central London. This digital media group is now looking to recruit a high calibre Financial Accountant for a 12month FTC. This role will involve dealing with a multitude of key stakeholders from around the world in different offices and across many departments. The project-based role, to investigate and improve processes & reporting; including, but not limited to: Working with the internal audit team and ensuring compliance with the relevant SOX controls across the whole of the company Calculating and posting monthly journals Preparing accurate and fully supported balance sheet reconciliations (Fixed Assets, Intangibles, Prepayments etc) Investigating variances and correcting errors where necessary, Identifying areas for improvement and streamlining processes Assisting in the preparation of financial reports for the company owners, monthly and quarterly Providing technical IFRS advice/assistance to the finance team where required and to assess and account for any impact following changes to reporting standards for both UK and US GAAP Ad-hoc duties may include improving control processes The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast-paced environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple reports and working to tight deadlines. Prior experience of working within media would be highly desirable.

Interim Procurement Manager (outside IR35)

Essex

Public Sector Health client are looking for an outgoing, driven MCIPS qualified Procurement Manager to support on indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services for mainly Corporate Services and Estates and will be well versed in managing multiple OJEU/EU projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This will be a relatively small team but integral role, therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. Key areas - ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects in accordance with OJEU/EU regs ·Proven indirects procurement experience - categories must include Estates & Corporate Services ·Supplier management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Effective stakeholder management ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·MCIPS Qualified PLEASE NOTE this role will require you to work in the office 3 days per week.

Group Accountant

Surrey

I am hiring for a FTSE 250 market leader who have continued to grow throughout 2020, both organically and through acquisition of some exciting brands. The role sits within the group finance function, and will have lots of exposure to board level, and particularly close working relationships with the Group Finance Director and CFO. Whilst primarily being responsible for the financial / management reporting for the group; around 50% of the role will be adding genuine commercial value. There is no in-house corporate finance function, so all M&A activity goes through the group finance team. You must be a very progressive ACA qualified (Big 4 trained) individual looking for your first industry move. £60-70k + 20% bonus. Key responsibilities: Financial / management reporting Monthly management accounts Year-end close Lots of high-level analysis work Ad hoc technical issues Build and maintain relationships with wider business / holding companies within the group Sporadic M&A activity Key requirements: ACA Qualified (1-2 years minimum PQE) Big 4 trained Dynamic, personable, and highly ambitious Package: £60-70k base salary Up to 20% bonus (has consistently paid out) Other benefits in kind

Commercial Finance Analyst

West London

A leading FMCG business who have experienced a period of growth are seeking a Commercial Finance Analyst to join their high performing Commercial finance team. Reporting into the Commercial Finance Manager, you will be tasked to deliver advanced insight and value-added analysis on revenue trends, costs and investments to provide support and help drive business performance whilst also partnering up with the Sales and Marketing teams. Further tasks include: Act as the finance business partner to Sales, marketing and operation teams Preparation of analysis to be used in internal meetings Pre and post analysis of company-wide marketing initiatives to understand the profitability Reporting and commentary of items previously analysed to keep management advised of actual performance against estimates Desirables: Newly qualified (0-2 years post qualified) Self-motivated and excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships at all levels Excellent Excel skills Business partnering experience Benefits: Competitive salary Discretionary bonus Company discounts

Credit Manager

City of London

A well known Media organisation are looking to recruit an experienced Credit Manager/Head of Credit for an initial 3 month project. This role will require managing 2 Credit Controllers and will require someone with a can do attitude who enjoys a challenge. You will be required to collect £3 million of legacy debt that is outstanding due to various acquisitions the business has been through over the last couple of years. Main Duties: Collecting legacy debt via telephone/email Overseeing the work of 2 credit controllers Deal with difficult clients who will query invoices Manage a total ledger of £5 million Our client is happy for you to work from home for the duration of this role and requires someone who is immediately available and can fully commit for the next 3 months.

Interim Group Accountant

London

A fast paced and rapid growth technology organisation is looking for a Group Accountant to join their team on a long-term contract basis, based in London (initially working from home due to Covid-19). FTC up to £70K + package or day rate up to £350 per day. Key responsibilities: - Quarterly consolidation and preparation of the group reporting pack - Preparation of annual statutory accounts under IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS 101) - Awareness of accounting technical matters and understanding of the relevant IFRS and accounting pronouncements for the Group - Assisting the management accounts team in aspects of the month end close (balance sheet reconciliations, month end journal entries like interest, depreciation, etc.) - Working with the parent company group finance function for any other reporting requirements and ad hoc requests - Liaison and coordination with the external auditors, tax advisors and internal auditors Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ideally ACA with practice experience) - Strong financial accounting and/or group accounting experience - Significant IFRS experience - Experience of working in SME environment would be highly advantageous - Technology, IT or related sector experience - Excellent communication skills - Self-starter attitude - Track record of working in fast paced environment

Assistant Accountant

London

Cedar are currently assistant a Private equity backed Logistics Company with the recruitment of an ambitious Assistant Accountant on a permanent basis. This role is based in their UK head office based in South West London and offers excellent benefits including a full study support package along with pension and a monthly bonus based on company profit. There is a clear career path for this role which means you could be the Financial Controller in the next 3 years based on the future plans of the business. Key Responsibilities: Balance sheet reconciliation Accruals, prepayments Journal preparation and posting Maintain fixed asset register VAT returns Entering month end figures Assisting with producing monthly management accounts Assist with cash flow forecast Personal Specification: Part Qualified or actively studying ACCA, ACA, CIMA Sage 50/200 experience - Essential Able to commute to South West London Looking for progressive role with a view of becoming Financial Controller in 3-5 years

Senior Group Reporting Manager

West London

​ An acquisitive global FMCG brand is looking to further strengthen its reporting function by appointing a new Senior Group Reporting Manager, based in West London. ​ The business is a key player in the international Consumer market with an incredibly exciting portfolio of household products. ​ With expansion into new consumer markets each year, your role will regularly evolve to support this growth and success. Now is an exciting time to join the business during a period of significant new investment into systems and the whole finance function, gaining skills in supporting a global system implementation, and truly adding value from day one. ​ Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting. Responsible for maintaining controls ensuring SOX compliance. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a homogenous accounting policy manual. Partner the FP&A function on key planning deliverables. ​ Skills & Experience Required: ACA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Reporting Manager or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong Excel skills ​ ​

R2R Process Lead

City of London

A R2R Process Lead is urgently required for a leading global services organisation working on a large-scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Lead / Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track record revamping, redesigning, and embedding "to be" R2R processes Project Management expertise. Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Previous experience of ERP systems - ideally Navision, Sage, IFS. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Processes / Accountant / Finance Transformation

P2P Process Lead

City of London

A P2P Process Lead is urgently required for a leading global services organisation working on a large-scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Lead / Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track record revamping, redesigning, and embedding "to be" P2P processes Project Management expertise. Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Previous experience of ERP systems - ideally Navision, Sage, IFS. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / P2P / Processes / Accountant / Finance Transformation

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London

Dynamic Culture, Media, Technology, Entertainment...important to you? A super trendy Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy. Responsibilities include: 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. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Advanced Excel

Finance Systems Analyst

City of London

A Finance Systems Analyst is urgently required for a leading technology organisation in central London, working within a Finance Systems team. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Systems Analyst Finance background. Prior knowledge of working with Oracle EBS R12 It is desirable but not essential to have experience with Apex vendor management, MarkView Kofax, OBIEE, Concur expenses, Hyperion Finance Systems support and administration experience. Requirement gathering experience. Systems analysis skills SQL scripting and diagnostic skills. Strong MS Excel skills. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Systems Analyst / Oracle EBS / SQL / Excel / Finance / Accountant

Senior Buyer - External Manufacturing Europe

West London

External Manufacturing Senior Buyer As part of the Procurement Team for External Manufacturing, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for a portfolio of External Manufacturing Suppliers at European level. The role is to develop and implement sourcing strategies as well as create strong relationship with the different internal stakeholders in Marketing and R&D to efficiently support and drive the innovation pipeline. The position will also be responsible for managing high profile projects to support business continuity strategies and cost reduction programs as well as the management of COG's and payment terms in support of net revenue, gross margin and NWC improvement. Key Responsibilities * Support Quality and Regulatory to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, as well as company standards * Secure supply chain on existing portfolio with implementation of Service Level Agreements * Develop a strong Business Continuity Pipeline to secure service * Support New Product Development to launch on time and at competitive prices * Own the financial performance in terms of purchasing price variance * Conduct benchmark studies with factories and other Suppliers * Achieve optimum costs while ensuring high level of quality/service targets. * Implement tools to monitor suppliers' performance and work with them to achieve high standards * Develop in depth knowledge of the technologies and supply base for own portfolio * Define a strategy to meet company objectives in terms of Compliance, Quality, Service, Net Revenue growth and Cost optimization. * Gain management and stakeholders support for proposed strategies. Lead their implementation and regularly report on progress senior management Qualifications * Master degree in business, manufacturing, engineering, finance or other relevant discipline. * 3 to 5 years of relevant Procurement experience in a fast-paced environment - previous experience with External Manufacturing is a plus. * Strong negotiating, influencing and communication skills. * Strong project management skills * Demonstrated success in completing business improvement projects such as cost reductions and business simplification processes. * Autonomous and self-starter * Must have the ability to lead cross functionally with Marketing, Supply, R&D and Finance to promote change, drive efficiencies and make cost savings impact on the business. * Structured, analytical and results-oriented * Proficient in Excel * Able to effectively communicate and to effect change with internal budget owners, peers, senior management and suppliers. * Ability to work in a truly global organization. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and results driven environment which demands to work under continuous pressure. * Willing to travel frequently * Fluency in English is a must.

Procurement Manager - Licensing

West London

Procurement Manager, Licensing - FTSE 100 Consumer Goods The role has responsibility for the global commercial lead and activities of a number of strategic new projects involving Licensing, Technologies and know-how, for all Powerbrands. A crucial responsibility is to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholder at very senior level The role has significant impact on the company's revenues and profits as most project have the potential to become global blockbusters. Particular emphasis must be placed on reaching optimal results in a difficult and often restricted environment where relationship and stakeholder management is core for achieving the company targets for launch of new products. Within this restrictive environment, it is expected that the candidate will independently be able to negotiate terms that are according to company requirements and operating model, and secure new projects are brought in on time and on budget, while ensuring Procurement compliance to internal and legislative procedures. Key Challenges Build and maintain close relationship with key internal stakeholders and external decision makers Understanding various aspects of negotiation and how to reach optimal results even with limited or no alternative options available Protect business interests and early highlighting and resolution of potential risks Deliver CoG's and other business terms to meet GM and project requirement Professional Qualifications / Experience In-depth experience of Procurement, at least 3-4 years, in a multi-country environment. Commodity (External Manufacturing, Raws, Pack, etc) experience desirable. Experience in working independently in complex project teams essential Degree qualified preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Business or other relevant discipline. Ability to work in a truly global organisation. Proven experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time. High degree of fluency of English is required for negotiations and internal communications. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage. High level negotiation, influencing and communication skills.

Treasury Accountant

London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Manufacturing organisation with the recruitment of an experience Treasury Accountant. This role will eventually be based at their UK head office in South West London and will report directly to the Group Financial Controller. Key Responsibilities: Produce cash flow forecasts for the Group to identify any short falls in funding Ensure regions have enough working capital Ensure currency exposure is managed To organise Group capex funding requirements Produce cash flow reporting Variance analysis versus budget and forecast Prepare bank Reconciliations Personal Specification: Treasury experience Currently studying ACCA/CIMA and be newly qualified SAP experience - Desirable Strong Excel skills

Finance Director

London

​ Finance Director Circa £145,000 + LTIP + Bonus PE backed Software company Central London ​ ​ This leading, market disruptor is proving to be immensely popular across the investor community with substantial growth forecast for 2021 and beyond. The time to join is now, with exciting products and client wins being rolled out to re-enforce a market leading position. ​ As part of the ongoing international growth of the business it is now seeking a talented Finance Director to play a key role in the scale up of a key business area. ​ Reporting to the Group CFO in this highly visible role, the role includes: ​ Lead financial advisor on major business unit growth plan, playing a key role in driving performance against strategic and tactical initiatives. Drive financial management and insight enabling sound decision making and steering business success, through commercial support & financial analysis of performance Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to growth assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads and facilitating transparent understanding of business performance Advising on pricing strategy and structure, expansion into new markets, ongoing investment business cases, customer profitability etc Deliver management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for senior level non-finance stakeholder consumption ​ As a highly credible finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas, drive and intellectual horsepower, you will be capable of translating complex financial information into readily digestible insight for the Senior Leadership Team. ​ With in-depth commercial acumen and demonstrable experience of partnering Sales, Strategy, Development and Product roll out teams across International jurisdictions, you will have the talent to excel within an agile, innovative and fast paced environment. ​ Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite to success within this this exciting business. ​ ​

Credit Controller - Recruitment Sector

City of London

Cedar are partnering with a successful Healthcare Recruitment agency based in Central London who currently have a requirement for an experienced Credit Controller to join them on a permanent basis. Working closely with the FC and the Credit Manager, you will be responsible for taking full ownership of the ledger, liaising with clients to chase debt, resolve queries and obtain payment. Typical responsibilities will include the following: Solving queries to completion which include issues such as Purchase Order requests, rate discrepancies and process corrections. Working with internal colleagues to resolve queries, clarify issues and ensure feedback to billings process to ensure a smooth processes Allocate receipts, through remittance information or interrogating 3rd party vendor systems or self-bill clients. Allocate cash receipts on accounting software Liaise closely with factoring provider, provide information and respond to enquiries Focus on aged debt to hit collection targets Conduct Credit checking of new clients Adapt to the requirements of the a highly performing and quickly moving sales team consistent with a recruitment sales environment Previous experience within the recruitment sector is essential along with working knowledge of 3rd party portals. You will also have strong knowledge of Sage Line 20, Sage 200 and Excel skills to pivot table and v-lookup level. If this role is of interest and you have worked within the recruitment sector previously, please submit your CV for consideration. This role is to start as soon as possible.