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

    IMG Events,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Finding talent with the right cultural fit 

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

     

    Merlin Entertainments,

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

    Tate & Lyle Sugars,

  • February 2018

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

     

    May 2018

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

    bsi.,

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

    Associated British Foods,

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

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

    BT,

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

    BT Openreach,

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

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

     

     

    Jimmy Choo,

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

    Pfizer,

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

    Liverpool Football Club,

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

    Sofa.com,

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

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

    Caffe Nero,

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

    Bank Of Ireland,

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

    Financial Times,

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

    Freemantle Media,

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

    Global Brands Group,

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

    Hitachi,

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

    Intuit,

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

    KOOVS Plc,

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

    Ladbrokes,

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

    Leonard Cheshire Disability,

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

    LGC,

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

    Lifeways,

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

    Livingstone,

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

    Moneycorp,

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

    Montessori St Nicholas,

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

    Optegra,

  • Pizza Express,

  • Recruitment Challenge: Attracting talent with commercial finance experience

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

    Post Office Ltd,

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

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

    Power to Change,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rail Delivery Group,

  • 2018

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

     

    2017

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

    Royal British Legion,

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

    Save The Children,

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

    STA Travel,

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

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

     

    Strada,

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

    W H Smith,

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

    Barnsbury Housing Association,

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

    The Vintners' Company,

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

    Think Jam,

Latest news

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

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Senior Finance Analyst

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy contracted to high-profile UK infrastructure projects is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst to drive all commercial and corporate planning activity for the UK function. With the group HQ based in Essex, the post-holder will work in the Essex HQ with occasional travel to the London hub. Project manage and plan approach to the budget cycle process Co-ordinate, consolidate and review rest-of-year rolling forecast Act on behalf of CFO on business performance management review calls Produce high quality financial models to analyse and predict business performance Own the monthly working capital forecast Create revenue forecast with daily updated drivers to CEO Present monthly variance analysis summary to senior leadership team (SLT) Design finance and operational analysis packs to SLT Key Desirables: CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified Financial modelling - Advanced Excel Power BI or other applications FP&A & Commercial Finance experience

Commercial Finance Business Partner

Slough

A market leading FTSE 100 Consumer giant is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and sales analysis for their most high profile brands, based in Slough. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial 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

Project Accountant

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy is actively seeking to appoint a Project Accountant to support a new pipeline of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is based in Essex with occasional travel to project sites in the South East. Key Responsibilities: Business partner and foster relationships with Project Managers Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments Prepare accurate contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full P&L account with analysis and commentary Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Commercial Finance Director Ensure aligned contract management practices Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings Key Desirables: Recently Qualified ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or latter stage Finalist) Project accounting experience, covering either: JV, WIP or Contracts

Group Financial Controller - Technology - London

London

Group Financial Controller - Technology - London This highly successful and profitable IT Services business has gone from strength to strength, developing internationally and growing an enviable list of blue-chip clients. The business has a clear path to continued growth and, to facilitate this expansion it is now seeking a talented Group Financial Controller. Reporting to the Group CFO and managing a team both in the UK and overseas, the role includes: Create and deliver a strategy to build a transparent and rigorous financial accounting and control function that can facilitate the continued scaling up of the business, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment Identify areas for improvement across the existing function, getting under the skin of the business and execute the appropriate enhancements Deliver management reporting packs fit for Board and Operating Units' consumption Engage with business leaders to ensure clear and transparent communication and financial understanding across the senior leadership team Implement an efficient reporting system that captures all critical financial data to report operational and financial KPIs Rapidly build cross-functional relationships, quickly building trust and credibility across the business, creating a culture of strong financial discipline to allow for continued business agility Provide robust financial control over the Balance sheet, P&L and Capex Act as the 'go to' person for technical accounting queries, including changes to accounting standards Own tax, ensuring the appropriate tax positions are in place across a challenging International structure Provide the leadership and co-ordination required for timely completion of statutory accounts, tax and other reporting, supporting all external audit requirements Optimise and develop systems and processes to improve efficiency, automation and quality of information As a highly impressive and experienced qualified accountant, you will have a proven track record of coaching a team on a journey to enhanced performance. Having previously played a key role in delivering a best practice financial control environment, you will have added quantifiable value-add to the successful growth of a business. You will demonstrate a natural ability to inspire and lead, have high levels of emotional intelligence, a constant desire to challenge the status quo and an inherent capacity to influence behaviours. With a strong understanding of the principles of direct and indirect tax in a global environment, a deep financial accounting expertise and a strong sense of what good looks like you will also be a strong communicator, both verbally and in presenting financial information. This is a high-profile leadership role that is pivotal to the further success of this fast paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial market disruptor.

Commercial Finance Manager - Retail/Ecommerce Sector

Leicestershire

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

Interim Financial Controller

London

This niche investment bank are a growing name across the international markets, with an enviable deal pipeline and impressive run rate. This continued growth has created the new role of Financial Controller. Reporting to the CFO, the role includes: Ownership of the monthly management reporting Management and review of the financial accounting packs Preparation and review of regulatory reporting for the small number of local and oversea entities Working closely with non-finance business stakeholders to ensure accurate information flow, forecasts are accurate and timely Budgeting and planning Point of contact for Audit queries and requests and additional service providers Analytical review of VAT returns, tax returns, EEC sales lists etc As a qualified accountant, you will have experience of delivering best practice financial controls and reporting standards across a financial services environment. Familiar with regulatory reporting, consolidating foreign currencies and partnering non-finance stakeholders, you will have the agility and emotional awareness to excel within hands-on SME environment. This is a high profile role within a successful and highly profitable success story.

Assistant Accountant

London

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

Accounts Assistant

London

Cedar are currently assistant a Private equity backed Logistics Company with the recruitment of an ambitious Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis. This role is based in their UK head office based in South West London and offers excellent benefits including a full study support package. Key Responsibilities: Posting purchase and sales invoices to the ledgers Posting bank payments and receipts to the ledgers Produce weekly reconciliation of supplier statements Processing payment for authorised invoices Prepare weekly & monthly payment runs Set up new customers and suppliers, including credit checks Post bank transactions Enter month end figures onto Excel Produce ad hoc reports and analysis relating to the Purchase ledger Process employee expense claims Personal Specification: At least 2 years Finance experience in a similar role Actively studying AAT/ACCA/ACA or CIMA Sage 50/200 experience - Essential Be able to commute to South West London

Interim Procurement Manager

Essex

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

Group Reporting Manager

London

Group Reporting Manager - City of London - £75k + 20% bonus + LTIP + 15% pension (non-contributory) A brand new and exciting role with a modern and forward-thinking international player in the renewables sector. This new position has been created to support years of growth and help develop a streamlined and efficient reporting function, helping to build a solid platform from which to grow out the finance team. You will be the engine that drives all consolidation for the Group becoming an essential member of the senior Finance team, reporting directly to the Group FC, with daily interactions with the CFO and Commercial FD's teams. The business has been expanding into new territories each year, with your role will regularly expanding to support this growth and success. This is an exciting time to join the business during a period of significant new investment into systems and the whole finance function, gaining skills in supporting a global system implementation, and truly adding value from day one. Key purpose of the role: Lead the preparation of Group consolidated statutory results and notes in compliance with IFRS, and oversee reporting requirements including: Consolidate the financial statements of the group and its subsidiaries. Coordinate the audit of the Group's consolidated financial statements. Prepare accounting treatment papers for the group including acquisitions, disposals (including fair value analysis) and other transactions which may require technical accounting papers. Prepare and report on any hedge or swap accounting in the Group. Prepare intermediate holding company audited statutory accounts. Preparation of Accounting records in respect of Group holding companies: Maintain and assume responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the books and records, including general ledger and reporting in relevant finance and consolidated systems. Liaise with overseas agents to ensure complete records are maintained, tax returns filed, management information presented to Board, delegations of authorities maintained, cashflow forecasts prepared and controls maintained. Prepare and lead the monthly procedures/control work: Review and challenge on monthly trial balances across the Group. Review conversion from foreign entities into IFRS. Consolidate Balance sheet preparation and reconciliation / resolution of any intercompany or consolidation issues. Prepare statement of changes in equity and cashflow. Provide expertise in the accounting and configuration of the finance system for the Group including consolidation processes and reports. Provide financial accounting assistance to subsidiaries, including IFRS training, system implementation support, management reporting guidance. Responsible for monitoring all Group tax compliance requirements, deadlines and status, and coordination for quarterly and annual tax returns to the extent required for corporate companies. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with the CFO, Group Finance Controller and Commercial FD, as well as other key members of the senior leadership team Ad-hoc project work as required to support the growth of the business Skills & Experience to be successful in this role: Qualified accountant with 5 years PQE Must be currently in a Group Consolidation role with strong IFRS knowledge Strong knowledge of financial reporting for an international business System and process orientated with proven experience of process improvements Strong Excel skills

Senior Finance Analyst

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy contracted to high-profile UK infrastructure projects is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst to drive all commercial and corporate planning activity for the UK function. With the group HQ based in Essex, the post-holder will work in the Essex HQ with occasional travel to the London hub. Project manage and plan approach to the budget cycle process Co-ordinate, consolidate and review rest-of-year rolling forecast Act on behalf of CFO on business performance management review calls Produce high quality financial models to analyse and predict business performance Own the monthly working capital forecast Create revenue forecast with daily updated drivers to CEO Present monthly variance analysis summary to senior leadership team (SLT) Design finance and operational analysis packs to SLT Key Desirables: CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified Financial modelling - Advanced Excel Power BI or other applications FP&A & Commercial Finance experience

Project Accountant

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy is actively seeking to appoint a Project Accountant to support a new pipeline of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is based in Essex with occasional travel to project sits in the South East. Key Responsibilities: Business partner and foster relationships with Project Managers Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments Prepare accurate contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full P&L account with analysis and commentary Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Commercial Finance Director Ensure aligned contract management practices Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings Key Desirables: Recently Qualified ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or latter stage Finalist) Project accounting experience, covering either: JV, WIP or Contracts

Commercial Finance Business Partner

Slough

A market leading FTSE 100 Consumer giant is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and sales analysis for their most high profile brands, based in Slough. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial 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

Senior Procurement Manager

London

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) Effective stakeholder management Commercial acumen Ability to communicate at all levels CIPS Qualified

Senior Procurement & Commercial Business Partner

London

Cedar has partnered with a forward thinking and high profile central government organisation to support them in expanding and redefining their procurement team. We are looking for an outgoing, high energy, Procurement/Category Manager to manage indirect spend across the function. You will cover a range of goods and services, including IT, software & hardware, estates and corporate services and will be well versed in managing multiple projects simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have excellent relationship building skills, you will be required to proactively engage with stakeholders within the business to raise the profile of procurement and support the organisation as a whole. This role requires recent experience of managing multiple contracts within the Public Sector and strong commercial acumen, you will manage a range of supplier agreements across all areas of spend and ensure the service levels are met. This role requires the capability to not only devise a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met in accordance with OJEU and EU regulations. This position will be part of a relatively small team but a key role in the organisation therefore, you will require the ability to work autonomously, be self-sufficient but be a collaborative team player within your peer group. Key areas - ·Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven ·Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (FM, estates, IT, hardware, software, utilities) ·Supplier Management and contract negotiation within the Public Sector Personable with a proactive attitude ·Experience of working on Public Sector procurement projects (OJEU/EU) ·Effective stakeholder management -Commercial acumen ·Ability to communicate at all levels ·CIPS Qualified

Head of Health, Safety, Equality & Quality - Construction

London

My high profile private sector organisation is looking for an inspirational and innovative leader with solid experience in managing Health and Safety in a high-risk, major infrastructure, construction or engineering environment. This role would suit a proactive and self-motivated person, someone who enjoys a fast paced and dynamic working environment and can look for areas of change and improvement. You will set the strategic direction, policy, and systems in relation to health, safety, environmental management, security, quality and assurance and provide assurance to the executive board. You will lead on major strategic projects and offer expert advice to the business. You will play a crucial role in health and safety leadership covering a wide-ranging remit that not only gives strategic advice to senior leaders and operational delivery teams, but also line manages compliance and sustainability managers. You will develop new ideas and equality throughout the supply chain, driving H&S performance beyond current industry best practice -covering trends, likelihoods and risks. This will be part of your everyday remit but naturally, you will have a wide knowledge of all aspects of health and safety including occupational health, equality, sustainability, and behavioural safety. You should also have a professional qualification in Health and Safety or able to demonstrate the equivalent experience of a Chartered Member. Key areas - Experience of SHEQ in major infrastructure projects Proven track record of HSEQ in the Private Sector Tier 1/2 construction background Innovative leader with gravitas and presence Pragmatic approach Policy writing and strategy setting Expert advisor to senior exec team and wider business Hold a NEBOSH Diploma Certificate or equivalent as a minimum

Supply Chain Finance Analyst

London

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Manufacturing business with the recruitment of an experienced Supply Chain Finance Analyst at their UK head office in South West London To be suitable for this role you must ideally have an FMCG/Manufacturing background and have production accounting experience. Key Duties: Produce production reports showing variances for the products manufactured Compile production data variances on a weekly and month-end basis for review of the production management team Maintain costings, maintenance and update of new SKU's Stock and Balance sheet reconciliations Prepare group stock report Assist in preparation of annual budgets and forecasts Personal Specification: Supply chain/Finance experience within FMCG/Manufacturing Experience of stock management

Facilities & Estates Manager

Crawley

Our forward thinking and innovative Public Sector client is looking to hire an experienced Facilities & Estates Manager to manage their entire portfolio. This is a brand new post to support the organisation in the delivery of key estates and facilities objectives. You will be a key interface with the senior management team on matters such as Health & Safety compliance, ensuring properties are fit for purpose, maintenance issues and that buildings and facilities contracts are managed effectively, whilst providing value for money. The post holder will pro-actively identify, oversee and plan all works requirements such as building improvements, staff welfare facilities and ongoing redecoration requirements along with implementing strategies for the future. Key skills - Track record of high level Estates/Facilities contract management experience in Public Sector Experience of reviewing maintenance assessments/audits and reports to reduce backlog Ability to prioritise conflicting demands to ensure safety at all times Buildings and property management in the health sector Clear/confident communicator and a natural problem solver NEBOSH qualified/extensive Health & Safety knowledge or equivalent qualification HVAC maintenance and installations (Heating, ventilation, Air con) CIBSE/BIFM/IOSHH/ preferred

Commercial Finance Business Partner

Slough

A market leading FTSE 100 Consumer giant is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and sales analysis for their most high profile brands, based in Slough. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial 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

Project Accountant

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy is actively seeking to appoint a Project Accountant to support a new pipeline of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is based in Essex with occasional travel to project sits in the South East. Key Responsibilities: Business partner and foster relationships with Project Managers Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments Prepare accurate contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full P&L account with analysis and commentary Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Commercial Finance Director Ensure aligned contract management practices Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings Key Desirables: Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA or AAT Qualified Project Accounting experience, ideally within a Construction or Engineering organisation Happy to travel between Essex, Central London and various sites within the South East

Project Accountant

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy is actively seeking to appoint a Project Accountant to support a new pipeline of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is based in Essex with occasional travel to project sits in the South East. Key Responsibilities: Business partner and foster relationships with Project Managers Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments Prepare accurate contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full P&L account with analysis and commentary Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Commercial Finance Director Ensure aligned contract management practices Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings Key Desirables: Recently Qualified ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or latter stage Finalist) Project accounting experience, covering either: JV, WIP or Contracts

Senior Finance Analyst

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy contracted to high-profile UK infrastructure projects is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst to drive all commercial and corporate planning activity for the UK function. With the group HQ based in Essex, the post-holder will work in the Essex HQ with occasional travel to the London hub. Project manage and plan approach to the budget cycle process Co-ordinate, consolidate and review rest-of-year rolling forecast Act on behalf of CFO on business performance management review calls Produce high quality financial models to analyse and predict business performance Own the monthly working capital forecast Create revenue forecast with daily updated drivers to CEO Present monthly variance analysis summary to senior leadership team (SLT) Design finance and operational analysis packs to SLT Key Desirables: CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified Financial modelling - Advanced Excel Power BI or other applications FP&A & Commercial Finance experience