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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
  • Post Office
  • Sofa.com
  • Caffe Nero
  • Bank Of Ireland
  • Financial Times
  • Freemantle Media
  • Hitachi
  • KOOVS Plc
  • Intuit
  • Ladbrokes
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • LGC
  • Lifeways
  • Livingstone
  • Moneycorp
  • Montessori St Nicholas
  • Optegra
  • Pizza Express
  • Post Office Ltd
  • Power to Change
  • Rail Delivery Group
  • Royal British Legion
  • Save The Children
  • STA Travel
  • W H Smith
  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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,

  • 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.,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Intuit,

  • “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,

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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Commercial Finance Manager

Hounslow, London

Key Responsibilities: Commercial lead for contractual change control notifications and liaison with the clients regarding pricing of new buildings / assets / site closures / other changes working closely with the account team to ensure optimisation of the process as well as an accurate and consistent approach. Be the contractual expert for the contract, supporting the team to ensure a detailed understanding to protect both parties from external and internal risks, for example through the use of the Essence of Contract and Contract Deliverables plan. Ensure timely and accurate financial forecasting including P&L, cash, client forecasting requirements and the budget planning process. In addition delivery of clear quarterly reconciliations for the client as per the contract. Also pro-active management of the billing process and cash collection, as well as management of the investment fund. Keep a clear track of all Commercial risks and opportunities and drive actions to mitigate and maximise respectively, including driving opportunities for additional scope of deliver (growth). To develop and maintain a professional and proactive business relationship with all levels of the client's representatives. Promoting the company; development of services and understanding the changing needs of the customer through the Assurance model. Ensure that processes are consistently followed and challenged to maintain financial and commercial control. Supply chain governance including working closely with the account team and Procurement to align to optimise supplier maintenance agreements through flow down agreements aligned to the client contract as well as account reconciliation. Management of any finance related roles on site for example fortnightly payroll submission, Additional Services management, other. Working closely with the Account Director of this contract and provide cover for Account Director and Commercial team members during holiday / absence. Advise the Senior Commercial Manager and Account Director of all key changes which affect performance. Support and back up to the Senior Commercial Manager and Account Director. Performance of any ad-hoc duties at the discretion of the Senior Commercial Manager and Account Director. Qualifications: Commercially qualified accountant (CA, CIMA, ACCA) or equivalent experience. Experiences, Skills and Attributes: Commercial / Financial experience in a commercial services contract environment. Professional, committed, conscientious, pro-active and innovative. Experience in leading a team. Positive attitude to change. Strong communicator able to communicate with clients, operations, suppliers, and team. Numerate, accurate and confident and have the ability to work on own initiative. Ability to prioritise workloads appropriately. A clear understanding of the need for confidentiality. High level of computer literacy including Excel; Powerpoint; Word; Financial Systems. High level of focus on achievement of targeted results.

Group Finance Manager (Tech business)

London, England

Group Finance Manager PE backed Tech business Central London This high-growth, buzzing international Tech business with HQ in London has a presence across several international territories and is on-target to more than double in size in the next 4 years. With significant backing by a leading Silicon Valley PE house, this business is expected to reach £100M turnover within the next 5 years. Supporting this growth is the need for an ambitious Finance Manager with the energy and drive to overhaul and improve the quality and efficiency of financial information. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a team, taking a lead in Finance to guide reporting and business processes improvement, and become a senior leader in the Finance team. The role will work closely with the Head of FP&A, being instrumental in providing accurate and detailed actuals for the production of management reporting. There will be real opportunity for progression, including moving into other areas of Finance. Responsibilities: Production of the monthly Board Pack with supporting commentary and analysis Preparation of monthly consolidated group financial statements consolidating 5 entities Management of monthly close process and Global Chart Of Accounts Manage 1 direct report and grow the team as necessary including recruitment activities Maintain and develop transfer pricing policy, managing the relationship with external advisers where necessary Maintain the group's consolidation system and support the current finance transformation Preparation and review of financial information on an ad-hoc basis for Senior Management What we are looking for: You will have a strong academic background and be ACA qualified You will have played a key role in driving best practice reporting or process improvements. You will also have demonstrably high levels of commercial acumen, communication skills and a logical approach to business methodology. Critical is the hunger to drive improved changes in a fast-paced and dynamic PE backed 'Tech Startup' environment.

WIP & Billing Project Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently working alongside an recognisable and reputable Communications company that is currently recruiting Project Accountant for their team in Central London. The company brand is well-known, enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with achievable progression. Experience with leading WIP meetings with Account Managers and experience with managing a high volume of projects is essential. Any previous experience within media or advertising industries would be beneficial as well. Some of the duties for the role are: Maintain a strong relationship with the Account team Regularly meet with the Account team to discuss WIP Maintaining WIP and deferred balances Assist with month-end reporting Identifying and responding to overspends and similar issues Support Account teams with any requirements Ensure jobs are billed punctually; chasing any outstanding PO's Support the Manager with the month-end reports Work closely with the Project Accounting team, taking full ownership of own projects Key Skills: Experience maintaining and monitoring WIP Excellent Excel skills are essential Experience working within an Advertising agency is highly desirable Paprika or Oracle system use is highly desirable This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance Process Process Owner

London, England

Finance Business Process Owner urgently required on an interim basis for a leading services organisation. This role provides day to day ownership of the R2R end-to-end process. This includes being accountable for the R2R processes, providing strong leadership and coaching skills to embed and continuously improve the process across the Central, Regional and Shared Service Centre areas. Essential Experience Prior BPO / Business Process Owner experience of at least 5 years. Must have experience in R2R end to end process. Demonstrable evidence of implementing process improvement. Demonstrable evidence of stakeholder management at an executive level. Prior experience of SAP programmes / projects - ideally S4/Hana and Ecc experience. Experience of leading business change across functional and regional units. Strong communication and influencing skills

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

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

Head of Finance - Contract Delivery

London, England

Head of Finance - Contract Delivery C£90,000 Central London Blue-chip market leader This market leading brand is consistently winning lucrative contracts whilst maintaining a substantial level of bottom line return. With a commitment to continued investment into the winning and delivery of these and future contracts, it is now seeking a talented Head of Finance to manage the delivery of a key region. Reporting to the Divisional FD and leading a team of Finance Managers, the role includes: Lead the team to ensure the financial management of multiple sizeable contracts Regular external customer engagement Ownership of capex intensive projects Business partner cross functional senior stakeholders Lead on the forecasting and budgeting and cost control projects Very limited regional travel (i.e. 2 days per month) You will be an experienced senior finance professional with in-depth knowledge of a contract rich environment where you will have utilised a broad range of finance skills. Having delivered tangible value in a complex and sizeable organisation, you will demonstrate the required behaviours to partner internal and external customers including high levels of emotional intelligence, gravitas, tenacity and an eye for detail.

Head of Finance, Bids & Corporate Development

London, England

Head of Finance - Bids C£90,000 Central London Blue-chip market leader This market leading brand is embarking on a major UK wide investment programme that will have a major impact how the British public engages with each other on a daily basis. As part of this ground breaking programme this dynamic organisation is now seeking a Head of Finance to support UK wide bid activity. Partnering the Commercial Bid leadership team and leading a team of Financial Analysts the role includes: Improving governance and processes around the bid environment Own the financial input into the overall bid models Own various capex intensive programmes Work closely with senior cross functional stakeholders Challenge existing status quo and assumptions You will be an experienced senior finance professional with in-depth knowledge of creation and review of business cases, project delivery and controls roll out. Previous exposure to bids would be an advantage.

Bid Manager - SC Cleared

London, England

My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a bright, proactive SC Cleared Bid Manager (SC clearance must already be held and currently valid) to support the commercial finance function on all proposals that concern public spending and changes to the use of existing public assets and resources. You will write submissions and business cases to provide proposals, budget justification and proof of concept for high-profile programme requirements across central government. You will challenge stakeholder requirements using 'The Green Book' guidelines and methodology of how to appraise policies, programmes and projects and be familiar with Government terminology and current Government legislation. You will have excellent attention to detail and be a clear and confident communicator. Ability to build relationships across all levels of seniority is a key part of this role along with managing multiple stakeholders simultaneously. Key skills & responsibilities; ·Excellent attention to detail ·Clear communicator with strong written and oral skills ·Experienced in writing large scale business cases for high profile government programmes ·Ablilty to build strong stakeholder relationships across all levels of seniority ·Confident in challenging budget holders requirements (why the budget is needed, what it will deliver). ·Must be SC Cleared

Finance Business Partner - EMEA

London, England

A rapidly scaling start up with a truly global presence and revenue already in excess of £1bn are recruiting a Finance Business Partner to support all aspects of FP&A for the EMEA region. Huge scope for progression! Key responsibilities: ·Analytical P&L review ·Budgeting & forecasting for EMEA region ·Business partner non-finance teams including Sales & Marketing, HR, Logistics ·Consolidation of market performance analysis ·Support the issuing of guidelines and challenge Directors ·High level functional costs analysis ·Partner US finance teams ·Ad hoc projects & analysis Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ·Solid FP&A experience and business partnering skills ·Super analytical / very strong Excel skills - modelling/analysis/data ·The personality to thrive in a hugely progressive environment Package: ·Salary £55-60k ·10-20% bonus ·Amazing benefits such as free lunch every day, fully stocked snacks & drinks ·Medical, vision & dental benefits

Senior FP&A Analyst - EMEA

London, England

A rapidly scaling start up with a truly global presence and revenue already in excess of £1bn are recruiting a Senior FP&A Analyst to support and manage all aspects of financial planning and analysis for the EMEA region. This role will develop very, very quickly. Key responsibilities: ·Analytical P&L review ·EMEA monthly management reporting packs ·Consolidation of market performance analysis ·Issue clear guidelines and challenge Directors ·High level functional costs analysis ·Partner US finance teams ·Ad hoc projects & analysis Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ·Solid FP&A experience and business partnering skills ·Super analytical / very strong Excel skills - modelling/analysis/data ·The personality to thrive in a hugely progressive environment Package: ·Salary £60-65k ·10-20% bonus ·Amazing benefits such as free lunch every day, fully stocked snacks & drinks ·Medical, vision & dental benefits

Interim Management Accountant

London, England

A PE backed Fintech organisation is looking for a Management Accountant to join their organisation during a time of change and growth, based in London, £300-£350 per day. As Management Accountant for this vibrant, fast paced business, you will have full ownership of the month end responsibilities. This will include the consolidation of the management accounts for UK and US entities, overview of AP/AR duties, payroll journals and bank reconciliations. You will also be asked to assist with other ad hoc projects. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant management accounting experience - Previous experience of running the end to end month-end process - Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or Navision systems experience - Self-starter with a hands-on attitude - Able to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment - Strong organisational skills Applicants must be available to interview week commencing 28th January and start immediately thereafter.

Finance Systems Accountant

Cambridgeshire, England

Finance Systems Accountant Permanent Cambridge Retail £37k-£47k The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Systems Accountant to join a retail business based in Cambridge. The individual must have Oracle Financials version 11 or more recent expeirence. They also will have had experience maintaining the system in the past. This will be a permanent position. The Role: ·Help with the first line support for the day to day running and maintenance of Oracle Financials and TM1. ·Assist with delivery of system enhancements, making sure all finance systems are kept in sync. ·Manage Chart of Accountants in Oracle. ·Help with training, supporting and documenting to finance teams within the group. ·Generate ad-hoc reports and analysis when required. The Requirements: ·Must have Oracle Financials experience. Version 11 or more recent. ·Must have worked with systems before and maintain them before. ·Good communications skills. ·Part or fully qualified CIMA or ACCA. ·Used general ledger, fixed assets and accounting modules on Oracle Financials version 11 or more recent. ·Start as soon as possible.

Interim FP&A Analyst

London, England

A rapidly growing, fast paced consumer technology organisation is looking for an FP&A Analyst to join their team during a significant period of growth within EMEA, based in London, £325-£350 per day. The successful candidate will be responsible for the EMEA regional planning and performance management processes, including the development & preparation of weekly flash, monthly management reporting packs and the consolidation of market performance analysis. You will assist with the set up and continual improvement of FP&A processes, partnering with senior stakeholders to achieve this where required. There are also ad hoc projects and analysis that will need attention. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant FP&A experience - Demonstrable knowledge of implementingFP&A processes and controls - Stakeholder engagement and management experience - Advanced Excel - FP&A systems experience - HFM, BPC etc - Experience within FMCG, retail or similar sector would be highly beneficial - Strong communication skills - Able to work in a fast paced, demanding work environment - Able to work with constant change -Self starter, driven to add value from the outset

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A Group Financial Reporting Accountant is required for a very fast-growing private equity backed company. Established more than 20 years ago, they have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a turnover of >£600m - they now have a presence in almost 40 countries. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion; their aim is to build a world-leading business and this is a unique opportunity to join them. The Group Financial Reporting Accountant will report into the Group Head of Financial Reporting. The main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work: ·Producing monthly Group consolidated accounts & review of balance sheet ·Assisting in the production of group management accounts and commentary ·Assisting the FP&A team with budgeting / forecasting queries as required ·Supporting the implementation of IFRS16 / post-implementation review of IFRS15 ·Preparing technical papers to support several M&A deals, new standards etc ·A range of ad hoc projects to support a growing company The ideal candidate for the Group Financial Reporting Accountant role must be a qualified accountant and will ideally be qualified ACA who has worked in a Top 4 / Top 20 practice and gained exposure to working with a range of complex clients and issues e.g. experience of multi-currency group consolidations. The ideal candidate will want to take on early responsibility, will enjoy problem solving, being resourceful and getting involved in a wide range of tasks. Finally, the selected candidate will have the benefit of working for a particularly strong manager who is passionate about nurturing and developing his staff. Significant progression is available as the company continues to grow.

UK Senior Finance Manager

Surrey, England

A FTSE 100 market leading brand in Surrey is seeking to appoint a UK Senior Finance Manager as a succession plan for the UK Financial Controller. The Senior Finance Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to secure the UK Financial Controller position within a 12 month period. They must be ambitious... Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for the 2 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 a large global multinational business ·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

PMO Consultant

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Our high-profile manufacturing and pharmaceutical client are looking for a creative and proactive PMO Consultant to join the Group PMO team and be part of a highly engaged global function. You will be part of a large-scale global programme with responsibility for establishing and managing the Project Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and co-ordination expertise to the Programme team as well as maintaining, reporting and forecasting the delivery of milestones and initiatives. You will establish and drive the Project Office support, provide project documentation templates, help develop and update programme plans and manage the scheduling of regular meetings, project submissions and project reporting. Key skills; ·5 years minimum experience working as a PMO consultant ·2 years minimum experience being at Programme level (not just project level). ·Relevant experience in a project office or project management capacity supporting complex, global, large scale or business critical programmes. ·Project Management foundation preferable (or equivalent) ·Managing internal / external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation ·Strong and proven IT skills including PowerPoint, Excel and PMO tools

Finance Systems Project Manager

London, England

Not for Profit Finance Systems Accountant Central London Contract 6 Months £400-£500 The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Systems Accountant to join a not for profit organisation based in Central London. The individual must have Access Dimensions experience and have worked on implementations before. This will be a six-month contract. The Role: Implement the new system Access Dimensions. Work on financial processes and documentations. Implement Vocal Point. Review process and policies. The Requirements: Must have Access Dimensions experience. Must have worked on an implementation before. Good communications skills. Start as soon as possible.

Interim Senior Group Reporting Manager

London, England

A fast paced & rapidly growing software organisation is looking for a Senior Group Reporting Manager to join their team during a period of change and transformation, based in London, £450-£500 per day. The successful candidate will assist with all elements of month end including; preparation of monthly consolidated statutory group accounts, production of monthly Board Pack, ownership of the month end intercompany reconciliations & management of month GL close. You will also be tasked with assessing the current internal processes before implementing new controls to significantly improve and streamline the financial reporting tools and processes. You will also be asked to assist with ad hoc projects. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA) - Significant group reporting experience - Strong & current knowledge of accounting standards - Track record of improving/implementing processes & controls - Advanced Excel - SAAS or sfotware sector experience would be highly beneficial - Hands-on approach with the ability to hit the ground running - Able to adapt to a fast paced and challenging working environment - Self-starter, driven to add value from the outset of an assignment - Strong communication skills Please note: applicants must be able to interview week commencing 21st January and start immediately.

Head of P2P

Leicestershire, England

A Head of P2P (Procure to Pay) urgently required for a leading organisation in Leicestershire region. This individual will lead the procure to pay team of c35 colleagues across several locations to deliver an efficient and effective procure to pay and supply chain service to the UK business. The role will include inventory management, purchasing, accounts payable. Requirements A Senior Finance professional who has strong experience in P2P (Procure to Pay). Previous management experience in a supply chain or similar environment. Previous Procure to Pay experience, with a strong history of purchase order administration and accounts payable. Change Management / Process Improvement & Reengineering experience. SAP or Oracle experience is a benefit. Hard-working with good attention to detail Excellent stakeholder management skills Ability to keep calm under pressure, retain a positive attitude and meet tight deadlines

Business Analyst

London, England

Business Analyst South-West London A hugely successful Biotech business in London is looking to hire a qualified Business Analyst to provide financial analysis and decision support to a large business unit. This is a unique business operating in a challenging and continually evolving sector, where you will support key business contracts, partnering the Operational Director and his team on key projects. You will drive improvements to business processes, ensuring accurate and timely reports are at hand to support key decision making. Key Responsibilities: Work closely with the operational team on day to day project management Monthly G/L close process and reconciliation Input into the divisional Budgeting & Forecasting cycle Input into Board and Divisional Review Packs Working with auditors and external advisors External Customer Reporting Ad-hoc analysis and financial support to new projects/business cases Key requirements: You will be a qualified accountant with experience in a fast-paced, commercial environment; have experience in financial analysis and ideally - but not essential - exposure to project accounting. You will have advanced Excel skills, commercial acumen, and the gravitas to partner and explain numbers to senior non-finance stakeholders. You must also have experience in managing a monthly financial close, and the hunger to learn and solve problems and drive improvements.

Finance Analyst

London, England

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a logistics business who have a strong presence within the UK. They are looking for a Finance Analyst to join immediately on a 6-month contract basis. Some of the key responsibilities include; ·Check, produce & present monthly report for key areas of reporting ·Provide variance analysis on budgets and forecasts- highlighting risks & opportunities ·Produce Budget & Outlook- including analysis & presentation for key areas ·Prepare all corporate reporting for the Operations and Overhead areas ·Provide support on a wide range of Operations Projects ·Assist with the management of Internal Control team 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: ·Part Qualified (CIMA / ACCA / ACA) ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Ability to work well under pressure ·Excellent stakeholder management 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 Systems Project Manager

City of London, London

A Finance Systems Project Manager urgently required for a leading London organisation. Requirements Significant experience of Finance System implementations is required. Strong Access Dimensions AND/OR Focal Point implementation experience. Project Management skills A strong Finance / Accounting background - with Finance Technology / Finance Systems mix. Experience in Finance Processes, Process Improvement, Process Re-engineering. Hard-working with good attention to detail Excellent stakeholder management skills Ability to keep calm under pressure, retain a positive attitude and meet tight deadlines

Senior Financial Analyst

London, England

Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A A listed market leading Engineering business based in central London is hiring for a Senior Financial Analyst to develop an improved FP&A framework and deliver robust decision and strategic analysis. This growing, dynamic organisation offers the opportunity for real career development, allowing real ownership and influence, business partnering across functions. Reporting to the FP&A Director, responsibilities include: Develop, improve and maintain planning and reporting models across the region for strategic/tactical decision making; whilst supporting the different business units accordingly. Support the Group Budgeting and Reporting process, including consolidation of business unit returns, analysis and challenge of business unit returns, and finalisation of financial models and presentations. Increase/improve usage of current forecasting/reporting software as well as developing usage of Business Analytics tool. Own, maintain and develop the master strategic planning model in the company and liaise with different input/output stakeholders. Support ad-hoc analysis and modelling for forecasting and reporting. Key requirements: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Strong financial modelling experience FP&A or Finance Business Partnering experience, with exposure to senior stakeholders Strong commercial acumen, with gravitas to challenge and be challenged on numbers

Interim Senior Finance Business Partner

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Interim Senior Finance Business Partner to join an international Manufacturing business. Working in the business' head office in East Yorkshire you will be will a key member of a central finance team. Key Responsibilities: ·P&L Variance analysis ·Expense reporting and analysis and explaining results to non-financial stakeholders ·Reconciling accounts ·Identifying and implementing process improvements ·Process improvement projects Skills Required: ·Accounting Qualification (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) with 3 years post-qualification experience ·Strong Analytical skills ·Experience on working collaboratively in a team and influencing senior stakeholders ·Advanced excel skills ·Experience as a user of COGNOS Beneficial

Finance Systems Accountant

London, England

Finance Systems Accountant SQL Business Services £70k Central London Permanent The Opportunity: I have a fantastic opportunity to work for a global Business Services Company based in Central London as a Finance Systems Accountant. They are looking for an individual who has had experience with SQL and has worked as a Systems Accountant before. The Role: Maintain and develop the existing system that is AX, Data Warehouse. Support from line users making sure the standard operating procedures are supported and managed. Ensure that the business has efficient and effective ways of working and providing input to the wider finance transformation project. Be a part of replacing the companies finance system with a global ERP system. Provide support with the wider finance transformation project. The Requirements: Must be qualified. Must have SQL experience. AX or Dynamics experience (desirable) Team player with great communication skills. Systems Accountant experience.

Systems Accountant

London, England

Systems Accountant Division: Finance Reports to: Head of Process, Control & Change Location: London Job status: Permanent The client is a leading global organiser of trade exhibitions and conferences. They are managed across regions and industry sectors and as the company transforms, so does the need for support for the group in this period of transformation. A recent strategy review has highlighted the need for greater consistency of finance processes across the globe. This calls for significant investment in our finance processes and systems to enable the London HQ to function better and help us provide a best in class finance support to the business. Consequently, this permanent role has been created to manage the existing day-to-day systems, and work with the transformation team on the new direction. It is an exciting time to join the business as we begin to implement a significant level of change that will give opportunity to develop and grow. JOB PURPOSE The successful candidate will work closely with the financial team in London, but also in our overseas regions, including Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, China and India. The role has two aspects to it - managing the current systems and ensuring the business has efficient and effective ways of working, as well as providing input to the wider finance transformation project. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Responsible for maintenance and developments to improve the existing systems (AX, Data Warehouse) in the near term ·Documentation of processes, customisations and dependencies ·Support of the front-line users including: oManaging and supporting the standard operating procedures for these systems othe development of the "super user" community oproblem solving oreport writing ·Be part of the project to replace the company's finance systems with a global ERP system, ensuring the system 'to be' delivers best practice processes and addresses group wide requirements (localisation and reporting) ·Translation of business requirements into technical specifications ·Putting in place appropriate governance around the systems and changes to them ·Be part of a continuous improvement culture across finance ·Identify ways of improving how the team works ·Systems: oMicrosoft AX Financials oa SQL based OLAP data warehouse tool oa SQL based data conversion tool oMicrosoft Dynamics Operations PERSON SPECIFICATION: Experience & Knowledge - Essential ·University degree or equivalent ·Qualified Accountant, or a strong explanation of equivalent experience ·Experience in multi-national listed businesses, especially multi-currency ·Project management skills ·Creating technical and user level documentation ·Advanced excel skills ·SQL qualifications/experience Experience & Knowledge - Desirable ·Specific experience of relevant systems Skills - Essential ·Excellent communication and organisational skills ·Detailed understanding and experience of Finance processes and systems ·Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-finance and non-technical users ·Can manage expectations and deliver results ·Ambition to be the best, but realistic Skills - Desirable ·An additional language (ideally Russian, Mandarin or Turkish)

Year End Accountant

North West London, London

Cedar are currently assisting a well known Charity with the recruitment of a Year End Accountant. This role will last for around 3 months and will include the following duties: ·Dealing with preparing a year end file ·Dealing with audit queries ·Bank Reconciliation To be suitable for this role you must have strong Sage Line 50 experience, SORP experience and have previously worked for a Charitable organisation where you've been involved in a full year end/audit process. This is an immediate start for the right candidate!

Finance Manager

Greater London, England

The Tech subsidiary of a FTSE 100 market-leading business is actively seeking to appoint Finance Managers to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing divisions. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting 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

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A market leading Technology subsidiary of a UK FTSE listed giant is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their commercial projects division, based in London. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases and Deals ·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

Pricing Analyst

Feltham, Middlesex

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a well established brand. This organisation have created a household name that is instantly recognisable and continues on an exciting growth journey. They are looking for a Pricing Analyst who is seeking a temporary role for 6 months, the role could potentially go permanent for the right candidate. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Pricing Analysis - track and monitoring prices ·Data modelling ·Dealing with senior staff 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) ·Advanced 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. 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

Italian Accountant

London, England

An instantly recognisable Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant (Italian speaking) to own the P&L and B/S for the entire Italian business unit, supporting all reporting activity for the US parent. Key responsibilities include: ·Responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for the UK entity including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow ·Provide insight into the movements in the P&L and balance sheet versus prior periods and budget ·Prepare cash books on a monthly basis ·Assist in the completion of the year-end statutory accounts and actively participate in the US annual audit ·Prepare statutory accounts according to IFRS for the UK entity and US GAAP for the US entities Desirable skills include: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA) ·Practice trained (Top20) ·IFRS and GAAP exposure ·Fluent Italian speaker

Head of Payroll

Luton, Bedfordshire

Cedar is currently working with a nationally-known company with a base in Luton to recruit a Head of Payroll. The role oversees multiple payrolls across tens-of-thousands of employees across the nation and has 2 direct reports who are responsible for the wider team. Some of the duties for the role are: Take responsibility for the consolidation of the national offices into separate Head Offices Build a strong payroll team in the Luton Head Office Ensure Payroll processes are documented and ensure operational continuity. Create and continuously develop Ensuring audit compliance with payroll matters Have full autonomy for the payroll function, overseeing and developing the current payroll function, adding improvements to the process where possible Deliver efficient, effective and consistent payroll processes Keeping up to date with any industry changes that may impact upon the payroll department or provide opportunity for improvement Key Skills: Extensive Payroll Management experience is required Experience with implementing processes, systems (etc) essential Previous experience working closely with, and influencing, business partners and stakeholders Customer orientated approach Previous multi-site experience is essential Experience managing projects is essential Excellent communication and presentation skills Ideally will be CIPP qualified 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.

Tax Compliance Accountant

London, England

Cedar are pleased to be working with a well know commercial property company based in the city who are looking for a Tax Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. JOB SUMMARY To prepare, manage through internal review and file income tax, corporation tax and VAT returns for a portfolio of entities together with associated administration. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Review of entity financial statements. Prepare tax computations and/or peer review using third party tax software. Preparation of tax figures for consolidated reporting. Review VAT returns and prepare VAT elections & compliance material. Assisting with HMRC correspondence. Provide direction to the Accounts Team where required on posting and recharging items as identified. Assist in forecasting and managing cash tax payments. PERSON SPECIFICATION CTA/ACA/ACCA Qualification is essential. The role will suit either a CT or VAT specialist and training will be provided as required. Experience of property investment companies tax compliance in a IFRS environment desirable. IT proficient, predominantly Excel. Self-starter with good communication and organisational skills

Head of Finance

London, England

Introduction My client is a G320 Social Housing organisation based in Central London. Taking the lead from the Chief Executive with the full backing of the Board, they are looking to review and modernise the finance function, to support a programme of service reviews across its operations. This has created the need for an Interim Finance Professional who will work in collaboration with the Chief Executive, the Operations Director and the consultant currently acting as Head of Finance and Audit. The role is a broad one, from higher level systems reviews to very hand-on tasks. JOB SPECIFICATION The key objectives are to: §Lead the modernisation of the finance function, ensuring it is fit for the future §Provide effective leadership, actively promoting the delivery of the highest quality, customer-focused service. §Provide sound financial and internal controls, to enable the delivery of the association's business objectives. §Ensure that the Association is in compliance with all relevant regulatory, fiscal and administrative requirements. §Provide effective Business Systems/IT service provision within the association. PERSON SPECIFICATION The ideal candidate will be a fully Qualified Accountant with Social Housing Sector experience. You will have a track record in developing and reviewing management policies and procedures. Working within a small organisation, the role will be very 'hands on' yet wide-ranging, with the opportunity to influence and improve key processes and the overall finance function. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES A.Leadership and Management Act as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), to participate in strategic and corporate management Manage and direct the existing staff team, ensuring that they operate efficiently Undertake a review of the long-term needs of the finance function, making recommendations to the CEO and Board B.Financial Management and Financial Control Establish and maintain effective and efficient systems of accounting, financial and other management controls. Ensure in particular that the Association's systems are open and transparent and minimise the risk of fraud. Ensure that the accounting and financial systems provide for full accountability including; §To Board members, to enable them to fulfil their role as Board members. §To lenders, to demonstrate that loan covenants and any other requirements are being met. §To tenants and residents, by taking a lead role in ensuring that value for money is obtained for rents and service charges. Establish and manage a system of delegated financial authority. Review the existing system for risk management ensuring effective internal controls. C.Financial Policy and Development Act as key operational financial adviser to the Board of Management and Executive Team. Report to and attend Board and Committee meetings. Lead the modernisation of the Finance function, working closely with the Operations Director to support a programme of operational service reviews, streamlining systems and processes Contribute towards value-for-money assessments of activities, with the aim of making the organisation effective and efficient Introduce new systems and processes for example service charges, automation of invoicing and improving interfaces between housing management and accounting systems. D.Management Information and Financial Performance Review financial management information in order to meet the reporting requirements of lenders and other stakeholders. Contribute to developing a robust new KPI framework Ensure that submissions required by lenders and others are made on time and are complete and accurate. Develop ways of communicating financial information internally to improve accountability and transparency E.Treasury Management Manage loan portfolio and borrowing strategy, ensuring effective cash management, anticipating funding and refinancing needs (and opportunities) and ensuring full compliance with loan covenants. Maintain effective relations with lenders, providing monitoring reports as required F.IT To oversee the IT function, including production of an annual and budget for Executive approval. Review and optimisation of current business processes in support of performance objectives. To monitor provision and quality of IT standards, support, Business Continuity and IT Audit / Security requirements.

Bookkeeper

City of London, London

Cedar are currently assisting an established Theatre production company with the recruitment of an experienced Bookkeeper. This is a permanent role working at their offices in the heart of Theatre land, Shaftesbury avenue. It's a sole role assisting the owner with all of the transactional finance duties including: ·Matching, batching & coding of purchase invoices ·Raising sales invoices ·Posting all purchase & sales invoices onto Sage 50 ·Weekly & Monthly payment runs across 3 bank accounts ·Cash book duties ·Bank reconciliation ·Reconcile inter company recharges ·Preparation of VAT returns ·Preparation of payroll for 35 staff ·Posting journals ·Preparing petty cash To be suitable for this role you MUST have strong experience of using Sage Line 50. This role will be quite manual to begin with so our client needs someone who is happy with manual processes. However they are looking to convert to more automated processes over the next 6 months so experience of process improvements & system implementations would be highly desirable. This is a permanent role paying in the region of 30-32k.

Source to Contract (S2C) Improvement Manager

Weybridge, Surrey

Our high-profile global tech giant are looking for a bright, articulate Source to Contract (S2C) Improvement Manager. You will be a fast learner and will own and develop the end to end source to contract process, establishing an efficient and effective procurement process. The role involves evaluating the effectiveness of the current procurement process and systems to drive improvement. You will be the key interface between S2C and P2P processes working with key stakeholders and outsourced partners to ensure alignment of goals and collaborative working. You will be a self-starter who uses their initiative to promote and deliver ways to improve the understanding across the business of procurement processes. This will include on-boarding, training and responsibility for overall ways to improve the entire procurement function. You will be proactive and consistently seek new opportunities to add value by analysing technology trends and current practices to challenge the status quo. Key Skills & Responsibilities; ·Knowledge of e-Procurement systems and Source to Contract processes ·Experience of Spend Analytics software ·Familiar with Business Intelligence tools ·Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the current procurement process and procurement systems and drive improvement ·Ability to provide large scale support on procurement processes, compliance, on-boarding, training and overall improvement to the procurement function ·MCIPS qualified (or working towards) ·Own and improve Process documentation, process controls, reports, training and testing. ·Proactively seek new opportunities to add value, by analysing technological trends and current procurement practices and challenging the status quo. ·Lead the departmental digital strategy to ensure solutions are in place to meet both current and future requirements

Finance Business Partner - Projects

West London, London

Lead business partner for the division; driving analysis, forecasting & modelling on all projects - driving return on product investments. Key responsibilities: ·Core activity will be business partnering - ensuring optimal business decisions ·Liaise and build relationships with senior management ·Spearhead planning, budgeting & forecasting ·Advise on cost-reducing solutions - challenge where necessary and develop plans ·Ensure financial consequences are clear prior to key business decisions being made ·Take ownership of projects capital expenditure Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) ·Strong Excel/modelling skills ·Ability to manage multiple projects

Commercial finance analyst

West London, London

Cedar are delighted to introduce an exciting commercial role to market. Our client, a highly attractive retail business are on the lookout for a commercial finance analyst to add value during an exciting period for the business. Key responsibilities: ·Detailed modelling around new product ranges ·Deliver cash margins ·Analysing and producing product margins ·In depth analysis and valuations ·Assist the budgeting and forecasting processes ·Perform ad-hoc duties as required Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Retail experience is essential ·Highly advanced excel skills ·Strong systems skills ·Multi-site experience is essential This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a highly acquisitive business and add tremendous value moving forward. You will be ambitious, intelligent and have the ability to pick up new processes quite swiftly.

Management Accountant - Media

London, England

A global Media company are actively recruiting a Management Accountant to produce and present accurate management information for all UK entities. Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of monthly management accounts ·P&L reconciliation ·Cash flow forecasting and analysis ·VAT returns, EC Sales list, Corporation Tax returns, ONS data ·Oversight of sales & purchase ledger ·Management of two transactional members of team ·Contribute to improvement of internal processes Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)