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Listen

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

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Advise

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

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Deliver

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

About us

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

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

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

What our clients say:

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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

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

    BT,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

Latest news

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

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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

IT Internal Auditor

Greater London, England

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an IT Internal Auditor / 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

Business Change Manager - Inside IR35

London, England

Our Central Government client (Transforming Government Security Programme) are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Business Change Manager for a new, classified IT system to be rolled out across Central Government. This role is Inside IR35. The role requires investigation of how to effectively bring the new IT system into the Programme so that it is useable and easily adopted by all other members of staff. You will be dealing with file transfer and migration, looking into how to use it with external partners and helping the IT system become fully integrated and useable. You must have previous project management and business change management experience across Central Government. Key skills and responsibilities ·Business change management experience for a new Government classified IT system. ·Responsible for implementing the new IT system into the wider Programme, ·Responsible for file transfer and data migration, ·Work with external partners as well as full implementation of the new IT system. ·Proven track record of project management and business change within a Central Government IT Programme.

Finance Manager - FP&A (FTSE 250)

London, England

Finance Manager - FP&A A globally recognised brand and FTSE 250 business is seeking a Finance Manager to join the FP&A team of 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. 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. As the Finance Manager you will own the budgeting, forecasting and 3 year plan for the business unit (BU), delivering divisional forecast updates and budgets on time with sufficient supporting information and analysis to satisfy Divisional Senior Management to support the operations. You will work closely with the Divisional FD and FC and also supervise a junior analyst. This role works closely with other finance teams, CFO and the operations. In this large multinational business, there are various other finance teams within the HQ 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: Qualified Accountant with PQE in industry Relevant FP&A or Group Reporting experience in a large company, ideally delivering forecasts and budgets, or large projects Evident career progression with a strong academic background Good attention to detail as well as ability to see the 'big picture' Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to win the respect and trust of colleagues and customers Strong ethical and professional values is key!

Private Equity Junior Partner

City of London, London

PRIVATE EQUITY JUNIOR PARTNER Cedar Private Equity are working with our client an independent private equity firm with an entrepreneurial investment approach, also offering corporate finance advisory services, with offices in London and Europe. In the context of the launch of a Private Equity unregulated Fund located in central Europe in 2019 is looking to recruit a Junior Partner to assist in the fund raising and future management of its second Fund (EUR 100m target), alongside two existing partners and three investment professionals. The investment is in private aviation theme, and will rely on a strong industry background, existing industry partnership and sectorial experience of the whole team. Key Responsibilities ·Key role in fund raising and meeting potential investors ·Origination and preliminary discussions with identified targets before closing of the Fund ·Decision-making responsibility through formal reporting to an Investment Committee ·Hands-on involvement in transaction execution process ·Board seats and post investment role, initiating changes where appropriate ·Strategic decisions about the firm and main points of contact externally for the business ·Manage a team of two Senior Associates and assist in the recruitment of additional investment associates or analysts ·Oversee the operations of the Fund and review deliverables of any delegated functions Experience, Skills & Requirements ·Principal, Investment Director or VP at a Private Equity Fund with ambition to take on a challenging Partner role to advance their career ·A minimum 10 years private equity experience needed, promoted from within or recruited from another private equity firm ·Previous experience in investment banking, transaction services or equivalent experience ·A broad investor network and strong interpersonal skills ·Entrepreneurial mind and ability to apply your skills creatively to diverse client needs, with robust technical ability and excellent attention to detail ·Experience in working in the specialist field of Aviation or Transportation is a strong asset ·Sound judgment, particularly in valuation matters, with strong analytic skills and the ability to talk through previous deals comprehensively ·Second European language (e.g. French, German) is a plus Salary £150k-£180k dependent on experience plus 25% allocation of the contemplated carried interest vehicle (on 4-year vesting period plan) Location The position is in London (Mayfair)

Projects Finance Manager

City of London, London

Projects Finance Manager - City of London A high growth dynamic SME based in the heart of London, is offering an ambitious Chartered Accountant the fantastic opportunity to fast track their career in the business, in a high-profile commercial role. The business supports one of the worlds fastest growing industries, and was nominated as a finalist in 2017 for an Employer of the Year award. As the senior finance business partner to the fastest growing division in the business, you will oversee the projects and management accounts, forecasting and MI, while providing commercial support to the key operators of the business - business partnering to Managing Director level, supporting the strategy to double revenue in the next 3 years. This is a broad role which will allow you to develop strengths across the full spectrum of Finance, learn the key business drivers and influence senior stakeholders, giving you the skills and credibility you need to take on a Financial Controller role in the business. The Group has an incredibly strong finance team, led by an impressive CFO, and a nurturing and rewarding culture. You will be a direct report to the Group FC but be able to fully own the business unit that you look after, becoming a respected member of its senior leadership. If you are seeking a dynamic environment in a secure business which focuses on advanced technologies in a growing industry, then this is truly an organisation where you can add value and build a successful career. Experience my client is looking for: Qualified ACA with post qualified experience Advanced Excel and the knowledge to build budgets and forecasts Strong knowledge of financial and management accounting A self-starter who can work autonomously and make key decisions on financial matters Strong stakeholder management and the confidence to present to senior management Experience in a fast growth, multi-entity organisation would be an advantage

Cash & Banking Administrator

South West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a global business based in South West London. They are looking for a Cash & Banking Coordinator to join their organisation on a temporary basis with a view to potentially go permanent later down the line. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Keeping all banking mandates up-to-date ·Maintaining Bank Account Data Management ·Assist in the implementation of the new BAM tool ·Prepare, complete and manage all documents for new accounts openings ·Maintain up-to-date contact data for all network banks ·Be hands on in gathering the required information for new 'Send' markets ·Work closely with both the Operations and Compliance teams, as well as Country Managers. ·Work with and advise the Finance Team on the commercial optimisation of all banking relationships (on an on-going basis). ·Present recommendations to the Head of Banking Operations This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA / CTA) ·Experience working within treasury or cash is highly desirable ·Advanced Excel skills - SUMIF, Pivot tables, VLOOKUP ·Strong communication skills, both written and verbal 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. 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

Accounts Assistant

Croydon, Surrey

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a Leisure business who are well-known across the UK. They are looking for a Accounts Assistant who is seeking a 3-6 month temporary role. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Looking into the AP cycle - running reports and analysis ·Resolving PO, invoice and payment discrepancies ·Month end responsibilities including, bank/cash repayments, journal entries and reconciliation's ·Assisting with reconciling items in a timely manner ·Assisting with preparation of VAT returns ·Assisting with other adhoc projects This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Strong excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Some knowledge of technology/IT ·Self-motivation and self-management skills 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. 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

Finance Manager - Retail

London, England

A high end fashion retail business are actively recruiting a Senior Management Accountant to lead the month end process, own the P&L and partner the FP&A team. Key responsibilities: ·Produce the monthly management accounts for the group ·Variance analysis ·Business partner the FP&A team - assist with budgeting & forecasting ·Own key month end reconciliations - including control of stock & fixed assets ·Partner AR/AP Managers ·Assist with business improvements ·Partner non-finance staff ·Management & development of junior Management Accountant Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Retail/FMCG/Hospitality experience desirable Package: ·£55-60K + 10% bonus ·70% discount of all clothes! ·27 days holiday + all bank hols

Forensic Accountant

London, England

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

Accounts Payable

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a well-known technology company based in Paddington who have a global presence. They are looking for a Senior Accounts Payable clerk to join their team for a 6 month basis. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Run the full AP process from start to finish ·Process high volume invoices in multi currencies ·Month end accounting duties; journals, accrual and prepayments ·Processing Expenses ·Assist with open PO reporting, monitoring & closing ·Dealing with high volume queries efficiently This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate, in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Strong Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Excellent stakeholder management ·Exposure to NetSuite is desirable If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now. 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

Senior Credit Controller

South West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a family run business based in South West London. They are looking for an Senior Credit Controller to join their organisation on an ongoing temporary basis. 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 ·Other adhoc project This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Exposure to SAP is highly desirable

Credit Controller/Biller

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Credit Controller/Biller for a renowned property company based in the City of London. The company has a fantastic history and continues to go from strength to strength, so this role will be idea for someone who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be on up to 1-months' notice. Some of the duties for the role are: Controlling credit and chasing debt for credit and non-credit accounts Raising credit notes Working with spread sheets and journals Preparing season ticket reports using Excel Ensuring payment amounts are correct Answering queries regarding invoices Chasing remittances and cash for payment allocation Reconciling finance accounts Setting up new suppliers and amending details Creating manual invoices and credit notes Running BACS reports to check for payments processed Manage the refund process to ensure refunds are due, paid via BACS and correctly recorded Daily management of the batch and manual cancellations Account management of larger corporate clients to ensure all queries are resolved, account changes are processed and monies due are paid Assisting sales team with query resolution and customer complaints Produce statements of account Investigate unpaid credit notes, manual invoices and manual credit notes Raising Paper Permits Season Ticket Usage Reports Ad hoc duties as required Key Skills: Attention to detail Intermediate Excel is required Team Player, willing to learn and drive initiatives forward Excellent communication skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Group Finance Manager

Greater London, England

A market leading FMCG power-brand in West London is seeking to appoint a Group Finance Manager. Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for all UK operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers ·Management, leadership and development of a small outsourced finance team ·Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities ·Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board ·Support ongoing process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting ·Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) with a proven track record in a financial reporting based role. ·Ideally this will have been gained in an FMCG environment ·Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. ·The ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues. ·Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Senior Credit Controller

South West London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a family run business based in South West London. They are looking for an Senior Credit Controller to join their organisation on an ongoing temporary basis. 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 ·Other adhoc project This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career in a highly commercial role and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Exposure to SAP is highly desirable

Head of Finance and IT

North London, London

A sub 1000-unit Housing Association is currently looking for an Interim Head of Finance. This role will work in partnership to support the CEO while managing and inspiring the greater finance team via four manager level reports. You will be operating in a similar capacity with a proven track record developed within either a similar organisation OR be able to demonstrate a transferable skill set and the ability to apply your social conscience in a financial context. This is a near 100-year old organisation with a specific commitment to the provision for the older, socially vulnerable members of our society. They have a structured plan in place which will enable them to develop and expand their current portfolio of care. The Head of Finance will take ownership for the quality of outgoing financial information; team performance, the development and delivery of financial reporting and forecasting, adherence to statutory and regulatory processes, internal controls, creative and confident decision support, review and development of performance and KPIs and deputise for the CEO as and when required. Your existing skill set should enable you to add value from a standing start. You will be Qualified CCAB possessing excellent leadership and communication skills.

Interim Accountant

London, England

A rapidly growing charitable organisation, based in London, is looking for an Accountant to join their team during a time of fundamental change, £275-£325 per day. The role will primarily focus on year-end and audit responsibilities however there are multiple projects that will require assistance. In addition, the internal systems and controls need to be assessment and new processes and controls implemented as required. The successful candidate: - Qualified accountant - Financial/year-end accounting experience - Proven track record of implementing processes and controls - Hands-on, self-starter attitude - Comfortable in a changing working environment - Charity or related sector experience would be beneficial

Credit Control

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Credit Controller for a renowned company based in the City of London. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they've reduced aged debt in previous roles, as well as an analytical and logical approach to their role. Some of the duties for the role are: Full responsibility for your own ledger to reduced aged debt Resolve credit control and general queries Report any unresolved queries Work on the aged debt report and prepare monthly debt reports Processing card payments Key Skills: Previous credit control experience is essential Intermediate Excel skills Analytical and logical approach to work Ability to demonstrate reduction of aged debt in previous positions 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.

Group Consolidation Accountant

Greater London, England

A FTSE listed business services group based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Consolidation Accountant (SAP BPC) to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Responsibilities include: ·Ownership for the preparation of consolidated financial statements ensuring compliance with IFRS (consolidate in SAP BPC) ·Management reporting with commentary, producing Group budgets & forecasts ·Act as the technical reporting advisor to the business, ensuring that appropriate ·Presenting tangible Group analysis to the Group FD and Senior Leadership Team ·Guide the finance operations team through process improvements ·Lead the year-end audit The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·SAP BPC ·Group PLC consolidation experience

Finance Business Partner

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

IT Auditor

City of London, London

IT Auditor £30-£40k Central London Permanent Position Global Business Services The Opportunity: I am looking for an IT Auditor to join a global business services company based in Central London. They are looking for an individual with a couple of years' experience maximum. The are looking for the ideal junior candidate to develop their career and skills within the company. This is a fantastic opportunity for future progression. The Role: Assist with bid response preparation, client questionnaires, information spec, internal audit and supplier due diligence, Work with ISO 27001 audit preparations. Assist with supplier security assessments and simple project information spec assessments. Help build the immature function put in place. The Requirements: Must have experience with ISO 27001. 1-2 years' experience in IT internal Audit. Manageable and adaptable within a team. Learn quickly and efficiently.

SC Cleared Requirements Engineer

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Requirements Engineer, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will be responsible for the ownership and management of the requirements backlog and ensure that all requirements and user experiences meet the criteria for the digital transformation programme. The role involves reviewing, validating and assuring that all requirements are clear, concise and measurable and ensuring all functional requirements have time status updates and contribute to weekly progress reports. You must have experience working on a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project, understand UML modelling products including Use Cases and Activity Swimlane Process models and can act as the subject matter expert in the composition, syntax and structure of requirements. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile environment with continuous integration/delivery and DevOps. ·Proven track record of monitoring testing to ensure user requirements fully meet the business needs ·At least 3 years' experience supporting IT/IS projects (medium scale) in a Requirements Engineering role ·Establishing one-to-one and one-to-many business relationships to their associated process elements and all requirements are mapped to their parent process element ·Capture work effort estimates for sprint deliverables for each requirement selected at sprint development cycles in the MVP ·Contribute to defining acceptance criteria for functional and non-functional requirements ·Review historical requirement set and advise on omissions/duplications and report anomalies to the lead Business Analyst

SC Cleared/MOD Business Analyst

London, England

Our Central Government (Digital Transformation Programme) client are looking for an SC Cleared (SC is the minimum level of clearance accepted) Business Analyst, ideally from an MOD/Government background working at Secret level, who will take the lead in defining modular business functionality and will produce pre-defined, detailed process modules which are fully compliant with the project standards. The role involves working closely with the Requirements Engineer to capture and model the "As-Is" Activity Swimlane Process Models at an appropriate level of granularity, to inform the development team during Sprint definition meetings and contribute to the production of user experiences and non-functional requirements. You must be proficient in UML2 Modelling for User Cases, Activity Swimlane/context models, have proven experience in stakeholder management and previous experience working on both Waterfall and Agile IT/IS projects within Public Sector. Key skills and responsibilities: ·Experience of working in an Agile delivery team, to support key business stakeholders in defining the User Requirement Specifications ·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government IT development and records management at Secret level ·Highlighting process synergy, redundancy and opportunities for "To-Be" functionality to improve the processes cognisant of any constraints of the technical solution ·Planning, scheduling and facilitating workshops, interviews and task shadowing with stakeholders ·Undertake RACI stakeholder analysis to optimise business stakeholder attendance at workshops and meetings ·Reviewing Test Case Designs to ensure they correctly document the steps that are necessary to prove the functionality associated with the customer requirement to be tested ·Ability to engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike ·Review all process driven requirements and apply the necessary quality checks to ensure they are fit for purpose to inform the development teams

Customs & Excise Manager (Drinks company)

Preston, Lancashire

Customs & Excise Manager Do you want to work for the world's largest brewer? A hugely successful international British organisation, HQ in London with strong growth and career opportunities second to none? This drinks business is seeking an experienced Customs and Excise Manager to take a senior position at one of their largest breweries! The business has some of the strongest brands globally and following a hugely successful acquisition the business is continuing to grow and dominate the beer market! The company is well known for having a warm and fulfilling culture where their people come first, and each employee is recognised and rewarded for the contributions they make! Main purpose of role: To maintain a strong relationship with HMRC and other colleagues/teams, ensuring the right taxes are paid at the right time! You will work closely with Operations, Finance teams, logistics & Supply Chain, becoming the benchmark brewer in the business for compliance to HMRC regulations! The role will be 60% office based and include 40% paid travel across the UK to other sites - including London and Glasgow. Key tasks: Sustaining knowledge of Customs and Excise regulations and how they impact company operations Responsible for accurate Excise Tax reporting Maintain Excise Duty Management System SOPs Conduct internal and external warehousing compliance audits Managing compliance to EMCS and Import/Export obligations Provide training in systems and processes, and provide routine guidance to internal stakeholders Manage testing of any excise related systems enhancements Assist in the development of Customs & Excise related projects Essential requirements for the role: At least 5 years' experience of working within an excise controlled environment In-depth working knowledge of Customs and Excise regulations and a strong compliance mindset Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office tools Excellent team player building relationships across functional areas Able to demonstrate good communication skills, both written and verbal Ability to manage time effectively and work unsupervised Great package on offer: Strong basic salary, 20% annual bonuses, 6% pension, beer vouchers, Apple products, health care, dental, retail vouchers and much more!

Lead Finance Business Partner

London, England

A global brand and success story within the world of entrepreneurial technology firms. This multi-award winning, international business provides well known, cutting edge products that are used by millions of people around the world and has seen record year-on-year revenue and profit growth over the past five years. To help facilitate this continued growth, the business is now seeking to recruit a commercially orientated Senior Financial Analyst in their central London office. Reporting to the regional Finance Director and partnering the Sales and Marketing teams the role includes: Drive planning and forecasting activities for Sales and Marketing teams, while interfacing closely with business partners and central FP&A team Develop and create key financial models Establish operating mechanisms and reporting that ensure management teams understand business position against operating and financial objectives Develop key management reports especially business KPIs to ensure data accuracy Create and deliver presentations for financial and business reviews that provide impactful insights to drive business performance Partner business teams and proactively identify important opportunities and drive change/decisions through credible relationship building Drive process improvements and lay the foundation for scalable processes that will scale with global growth Person specifications: As a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience, specifically partnering non-finance stakeholders, you will exude a confident and engaging communication style. You will be a master at presenting complex analytics to senior stakeholders, having worked within a data heavy and/or technology sector related company, applying business experience to influence thinking of senior management. You will also need advanced Financial Modelling and strong PowerPoint skills, as well as large financial systems experience. Benefits: This is a fast-paced and rewarding environment, with a fantastic culture and unrivalled employee benefits and financial rewards, awarded several times for best places to work for.

Financial Accountant

City of London, London

An instantly recognisable property company is looking to appoint a qualified financial accountant for fixed term period of 9-12 months (maternity cover). A brand that embraces diversity and puts the well-being of its staff at the forefront of the business. They are on the hunt for a robust individual to prepare and consolidate the financial accounts. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation and consolidation for a portion of the group's entities ·Drafting and collating UK GAAP and IFRS compliant statements ·Be a key point of contact for the auditors and keep track of the audit trail ·Be a key player in the application of accounting standards including FRS 102 and IFRS ·Prepare and assist iXBRL formats for submission to HMRC ·Manage intra-group transactions from conception to finish ·Perform any other ad-hoc duties Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA) ·Strong knowledge of IFRS, FRS 102 ·Advanced excel skills ·Knowledge and experience of macros and VBA ·Knowledge of Orcale and Caseware accounts ·Must be able to work in a fast paced environment ·Must have real estate and property experience This is an opportunity that will suit an individual who has the gravitas and ability to hit the ground running.

IT Procurement Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A Private Sector, fast paced and forward-thinking organisation are looking for an interim IT Procurement Manager to work simultaneously across multiple IT projects providing specialist IT procurement/commercial advice and guidance. You will undertake reviews across all IT spend/contracts to deliver cost reduction programmes and commercial objectives within each of the stakeholders areas. You will need to influence all 3rd party IT spend and make recommendations for cost savings across the category. Must have - ·Proven track record in IT procurement - ideally contract review/renewals ·Proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders and maintain positive relationships ·Ability to renegotiate IT current contracts to demonstrate quick wins ·Effective stakeholder engagement and management ·CIPS qualified (desirable) ·Current knowledge of IT procurement packages and hardware/software ·Experience of working in private sector commercial organisations

Head of Finance and IT

North London, London

Job Title: Head of Finance & IT Reports to: Chief Executive Location: North London Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time Background Hornsey Housing Trust is a 385-unit strong housing association based in Crouch End providing low care services to tenants. They are a dynamic and collaborative organisation who are currently embarking on the first phase of an ambitious development programme for the first time in twenty years which will increase their stock by 10%. Taking the lead from an energetic Board and an experienced and forward-looking Chief Executive they have restructured their finance team and are now looking to appoint a Head of Finance. This is the lead finance role and an essential part of the Senior Leadership Team. The successful incumbent will work in collaboration with the Chief Executive and the Board as they steer the trust forwards during an exciting part of their story to date. Job Purpose As the finance lead you will take ownership of and support overall financial management, commercial business analysis and financial control, including ensuring the on-going viability and submission of financial returns all in line with the charity's mission, vision, values and appropriate legislation. The role will include; oversight and ongoing performance management of the outsourced IT supplier ensuring that this is cost effective and supportive of current and future digital engagement ambitions; and accountability for the management of statutory process around annual risk management and procurement. The role manages a Management Accountant and Finance Officer and will work closely with the Corporate Services Manager and reports to the Chief Executive. Job Responsibilities Financial Management ·Lead the budget setting process; forecast and cash flow analysis ·Produce management, financial accounts and commercial business analysis ·Appraise Chief Executive on key financial issues and position ·Manage the annual financial planning process including strategy ·Complete all statutory reporting and compliance and financial statements ·Developing and maintaining appropriate financial policies and procedures ·Managing the audit process and providing support to the Audit Committee ·Overseeing the performance of the outsourced payroll provider Commercial and Strategic ·Responsibility for the 10 and 30 year business plan ensuring Board's strategic plans are reviewed and appraised ·Involvement in commercial discussions with external suppliers ·Helping the Trust meet its Value for Money objectives ·Taking the lead of negotiations with banks and external providers ·Advising Chief executive and Board on the sourcing and selection of new finance Risk Management ·Reporting regularly on business risk assessment in conjunction with Chief executive and Board and in line with requirements of the Charity Commission and the housing regulator Management Information ·Ensuring that KPIs developed with the Management Team are quantifiable and accurate in order to effectively support key business decisions Information Technology ·Ensuring the ongoing development and delivery of ICT services via processes and efficiencies ·Managing the performance of the outsourced IT service supplier Person Specification The ideal candidate will be a fully Qualified Accountant with Social Housing Sector experience. You will have a track record in analysing and presenting complex commercial business information using strong Excel skills. Finally, you be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Trusts Visions and Strategy. Further useful experience includes; new housing programme development, securing loans and financing. Developing management policies and procedures, finance business partnering, and exposure to Pyramid software. Salary and Benefits ·£60-65K ·25 days annual leave ·Continuous professional development / training ·Travel loans ·Pension - the employee contribution is to 2%, the Trust contribution to 8%. In addition, for each additional 1% voluntary contributed by the employee, the Trust will match this also by 1%, up to a maximum of 5%.

WIP & Billing Manager

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Billing and WIP Manager for a renowned company based in the City of London. The company brand is well-known, and enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. The successful candidate will be responsible as the first point of contact for the following: project reconciliations, AR, billing, and dealing with ad-hoc queries. The ideal candidate will boast previous Billing and WIP Management experience and will be able to use this experience to assist with process improvements, all the while bringing a "customer-first", enthusiastic approach. Some of the duties for the role are: Manage working capital, ensuring accurate completion of invoices, WIP is minimised, an any outstanding invoices are paid. Take charge of WIP meetings, making sure that balances are accurate and accurately reflect the project status. Work with the client service teams to help with their understanding of WIP, ensuring costs are billed punctually Resolve any invoice queries Highlight any high-risk WIP positions to the appropriate team To be involved with project financial reconciliations Process improvements in the billings-to-cash cycle Ad-hoc analysis required by line manager Key Skills: Previous WIP and Billing experience is essential Previous media or advertising sector experience is highly desirable Intermediate Excel skills A comprehensive understanding of the accounting of sales, revenue recognition, WIP, accrued/deferred fees, and costs of sales Working knowledge of VAT High attention to detail This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Financial Analyst - FTSE 100

West London, London

A FTSE 100 market leading UK power-brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A / Commercial Finance experience

Accounts Assistant

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.

Group Financial Accountant

Guildford, Surrey

A FTSE 250 market leader, with plans to double in size within two years; are looking for an outstanding ACA qualified individual to join their growing Group Finance function. Key responsibilities: ·Maintenance and improvement of group financial reporting procedures ·Liaise with Group auditors ·Contribution to prep of month end report ·Business partner the divisional finance teams & wider business ·Preparation & review of subsidiary statutory financial statements under FRS101 ·Ensure compliance with Group accounting policies Key experience required: ·ACA qualified - ideally Big 4 trained, although not essential ·Strong technical / IFRS knowledge Package: ·£55-65k Base salary ·£5-6k Car allowance ·Bonus (consistently paid out) ·Private healthcare & pension

IT Internal Auditor

Greater London, England

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an IT Internal Auditor / 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

Statutory and Reporting Manager

London, England

An instantly recognised, Global media company based in central London is looking for a Statutory Reporting Manager. The role will be an initial Interim contract but will have the opportunity to become permanent for the right candidate. Key Responsibilities: ·To deliver accurate annual Statutory Accounts within the required timelines and in accordance with the relevant accounting standards. ·Manage the audit process whilst maintaining relationships with external auditors and the tax department ·Manage and develop a small team ·Deliver extra support to the CFO on the completion and the reporting of projects and process improvement initiatives ·Maintain up to date knowledge of Accounting Standards and Regulations including FRS102 Key Criteria: ·Technically strong ACCA/ACA qualified account with relevant industry experience Strong knowledge and application of IFRS

Project accountant

City of London, London

An instantly recognisable property company is looking to appoint a qualified financial accountant for a period of 4 months. A brand that embraces diversity and puts the well-being of its staff at the forefront of the business. They are looking for a hands on accountant to help drive forward a new project. Key responsibilities: ·Update and maintain spreadsheets of REIT balance business tests ·In depth analysis of codes being entered into Oracle to facilitate the extraction of data ·Be a key point of contact between all key accounting and tax functions ·Keep track of the audit trail ·Engage in any ad hoc duties as required Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) ·Mandatory requirement of REIT balance for testing ·Advanced excel skills ·Property or Real Estate experience ·Dedicate and hardworking This is a role that would suit an individual that has the gravitas to take on a new and exciting and challenge and must be able to hit the ground running.

Finance P2P Process Analyst

City of London, London

Finance Process Analyst Central London Contract 6 Months Charity £375-£400 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Process Analyst to work for a well known charity 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. 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. Qualified (Desirable) Strong knowledge of financial processes and process mapping skills. Re-shape finance process experience. Must be available within two weeks.

Group Financial Accountant - ACA Required

Guildford, Surrey

A FTSE 250 market leader, with plans to double in size within two years; are looking for an outstanding ACA qualified individual to join their growing Group Finance function. Key responsibilities: ·Maintenance and improvement of group financial reporting procedures ·Liaise with Group auditors ·Contribution to prep of month end report ·Business partner the divisional finance teams & wider business ·Preparation & review of subsidiary statutory financial statements under FRS101 ·Ensure compliance with Group accounting policies Key experience required: ·ACA qualified - ideally Big 4 trained, although not essential ·Strong technical / IFRS knowledge Package: ·£55-65k Base salary ·£5-6k Car allowance ·Bonus (consistently paid out) ·Private healthcare & pension

Senior Management Accountant - Retail

London, England

An international retail business is looking for a progressive individual to lead the management accounts team whilst providing commercial insight to senior management. Key responsibilities: ·Managing month end process - review of monthly management accounts prepared by team (2 direct reports) ·Responsibility for monthly reporting packs coordination - including P&L and Business Unit commentary ·Quarterly business review with key stakeholders - including CFO & CEO ·Variance analysis - provide commercial insight to the board management ·Manage annual budgeting process ·Business partnering with wider finance team and non-financial teams ·KPI production & management ·Ad hoc project work Key requirements ·ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified ·Multi-site retail experience ·Full P&L management Salary to £60k + benefits.

Finance analyst

City of London, London

Our client are an instantly recognisable retail business looking to appoint a finance analyst for a period of 12 months (Fixed Term). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to be part of a trusted network. Key responsibilities: ·Engage and provide detailed support to the budgeting and forecasting processes ·Gather information for the wider business to influence business decisions ·Develop and maintain business cases and inform strategic decisions ·Managing and developing strong models for Capex and Opex reporting ·Work closely with the modelling team to highlight costs and benefits ·Engage in an ad-hoc project work ·Challenge stakeholders on key business decisions Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) ·Proficient in excel ·Costing experience ·SAP experience is highly desirable ·Strong interpersonal skills ·Strong Technical accounting knowledge is also desirable This role will suit a self-starter who has the ability to challenge finance and non-finance stakeholders. You will have excellent presentation skills and be able to influence key business decisions.

Trainee and Development Manager - Intelligence

London, England

Our Central Government client is seeking a DV Cleared individual to develop bespoke training packages and their associated products as part of their intelligence handling Improvement Programme. This will include but not limited to, improving the existing residential course and creating e-learning and training packages. The successful candidate will be given the autonomy to develop these products but will be given the relevant information to build them from. There will be the opportunity for the right candidate to also be involved in the delivery of the training in the short term and involved in the internal communications to promote the training materials. The products need to be created by the end of this financial year, so they are looking for a highly motivated individual with the relevant past experience who can commence work immediately. The work will be completed in collaboration with other Government departments. Essential Criteria ·This role requires DV clearance and willing to undergo a further intelligence handling induction ·Training package production and delivery experience ·Strong IT skills ·Experience of drafting programme training material ·Excellent communication skills across multiple teams ·Proven ability to train others ·Articulate and engaging individual Desirable skills ·Has a national security background