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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
  • 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
  • Strada
  • W H Smith
  • The Vintners' Company
  • Barnsbury Housing Association
  • Global Brands Group
  • Think Jam
  • BT Openreach
  • 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,

  • 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 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,

  • "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,

  • "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 ,

  • “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,

  • “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,

  • “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,

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 Management Accoutant

City of London, London

Cedar are recruiting for a senior management accountant for a period of 18 months for an international media company based in central London. Paying a day rate of £300-£325 Must have revenue accounting experience Key Responsibilities: ·Perform Balance Sheet reconciliations to a high level with strong support and reasoning ·Prepare and submit audit information to a professional standard ·Revenue accounting ie subscriptions ·Prepare UK GAAP/IFRS trial balance and financial statements ·Build close working relationships with the rest of the UK Finance team as well as intercompany partners. ·Preparation of an annual financial statements and related support in accounting software ·Management of Internal and External audit deliverables for the UK and other entities ·Post journals based on well-prepared support and present such support for scrutiny to management and auditors ·Timely preparation of sound balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring accuracy and consistency ·VAT and other compliance returns for group of companies ·Build and maintain strong relationships with key members of staff, auditors and business partners Key Requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Revenue accounting experience · Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Revenue Controller

City of London, London

Revenue Controller - - IT/Software Company - - Central London - - £32k-£42k Cedar is currently working closely with an IT/Software company in Central London that is recruiting an Revenue Controller. The company is based in the heart of London, and is ideally looking for someone with a proven background in AR/CC/Revenue who can use their experience to run with the function. The Revenue Controller will be responsible for supporting the Finance Manager by taking responsibility for the complete AR function (Customer onboarding, Billing, Credit Control, Invoicing). Main Duties: Validating new customers (Companies House etc/credit check) Completion of weekly bookings reports for all completed orders Customer set up in Access and RPS support system once software has gone live, including initiation of Direct Debit mandates Raising invoices and working closely with the internal Accounts Assistant on and around the monthly billing cycle. Credit Note Control - ensuring Credit notes are validated, approved, raised and properly recorded. Ongoing maintenance and updating billing schedules. Responding to customer queries by phone and email. Working closely with Group FC and Project Accountant on the roll out of the automated invoicing system. Liaising with Sales and Projects to ensure all Ad Hoc invoices are raised. Direct debit management for all customers, knowledge of PTX desirable Chasing outstanding debt and development of the credit control procedure. Working closely with the Customer Success Team to resolve any customer charging issues and ageing debt. Management of the terminations procedure, ensuring customers adhere to contractual notice periods. Experience Required: Proven experience within a revenue controller role or all-round AR is essential Excel - Intermediate (VLOOKUPS and Pivot Tables) Good analytical ability Excellent communication skills

PMO Manager

Crawley, West Sussex

PMO MANAGER/ CRAWLEY/ PERMANENT/ £44-48K/ PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE An NHS Trust, based in Crawley, is seeking a PMO Manager to come on board for a newly created role. This will be to help provide transparency to executive directors and work closely with Project Managers. Duties of the PMO Manager: - Provide oversight and ensure transparency of a range of programmes across the organisation - Support and monitor the progress of programmes and projects against KPI's - Design and deliver training for programmes across organisation - Provide support to the Head of PMO and wider PMO team Successful candidate will have; - Previous experience in a busy PMO function - Experience in delivering projects from end-to-end - Experience of working across a range of multi discipline projects This role will require someone who is looking for a challenging and fast paced environment, with scope for progression. If you meet the essential requirements, please apply online ASAP.

Payroll and HR Admin

London, England

My client, a private members club based in the west end are currently seeking an HR and Payroll coordinator to join their team. The HR and Payroll Coordinator is responsible for the accurate and timely administration, preparation and processing of HR activities and monthly payroll. Reporting to the head of HR the role will be integral to delivering service excellence to all employees. The Pay and HR Coordinator will have a clear understanding of the companies vision and values and is required to carry out all duties in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and legislation. Payroll Duties · ·Pre payroll finalise auditing and error checking including checking employee timesheet submissions, identify errors and ensuring correct hours, rates and costing occur · ·Calculation, checking and data entry related to payroll requests including new starters and leavers, employee changes, overtime, higher duties and cycle exceptions · · Calculation and processing of P45's, court orders, statutory payments and employee benefits and deductions e.g. cycle scheme ·Communicate any changes in employee tax code as notified by HMRC, to the relevant employee · ·Responsible for payroll data uploads and payrun finalise processes. · ·Process end-to-end payroll · Ensure payslips, regulatory submission, PAYE settlements and P11D returns are produced to deadlines · Validate final P11D's against benefits due per employee contracts · ·Manage allocated pension schemes · ·Manual pay adjustments and any overpayments · ·Produce payroll reporting to assist with payroll accuracy and data audit. · ·Resolve ad hoc pay run issues enabling the payroll team to complete the pay run process within agreed time frames · ·Resolution of payroll queries including, but not limited to: missing shifts, incorrect pay rates, overtime, back pay, annual leave, sick leave, time in lieu, employee deductions · ·Liaise with employees and managers to verify and resolve payroll queries · ·Liaise with external advisors where necessary to resolve payroll queries · ·Assist with ad hoc and annual activities (Annual Remuneration Review, statutory increases, Purchase Leave, Short Term Visitor records, PAYE Settlement Agreement etc.). · ·Annual Leave reconciliation HR duties ·§ Manage all employee records, filing and archiving § ·Manage HR systems (time and attendance, HR and payroll) ensuring data is accurate at all times § ·Train employees to utilise systems effectively § Identify, troubleshoot and resolve system issues § ·Conduct interval audits to ensure HR process and data integrity is maintained § ·Support managers with pre-hire process § ·Manage corporate employee onboarding including contractual and system set-up, and pre-employment checks e.g. right to work, credit and DBS checks) § ·Co-ordinate and monitor onboarding, probation, fixed term and temporary arrangements § Draft HR correspondence including letters of offer, contracts, reference requests and temporary working arrangements § ·Manage HR inbox and queries Benefits ·Competitive annual salary ·Free hot lunches from the members club ·pension Experience ·Proven experience as an administrator managing confidential information and working to strict deadlines § ·Demonstrated payroll experience including end-to-end payroll and pension processing § ·Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products and Human Resource Information Systems § ·Attention to detail § ·Excellent customer service skills § ·Effective organisational skills § A ·bility to work with stakeholders at all levels ·Experience of producing accurate and complex employment/contractual documentation and correspondence

Commercial Finance Analyst

London, England

An established household brand in the Media sector is looking for an ambitious qualified finance professional for a truly commercial revenue focused Commercial Finance Analyst role. Following an internal promotion, an exciting role has opened for a Commercial Finance Analyst to report into the Head of Finance, and business partner the Marketing team, as well as supporting strategic decisions surrounding new digital products. This involves providing daily financial insight, commercial analysis and strategic advice to commercial teams. This international diversified business has a large and impressive Commercial Finance function with real opportunities for career development within their awesome London HQ. This is a real opportunity to join a business where you can build a fruitful career in commercial finance, fast tracking your progression in a true business partnering role. Commercial Finance Analyst responsibilities: Become a trusted Business partner building credibility with multiple senior stakeholders in the commercial teams, through developing expertise in the industry, understanding key performance drivers, providing competitor analysis and advising on new industry developments; Explore and analyse data, extracting valuable insights to enable informed decision making, by proactively exploring sales data, evaluating financial performance and analysing key performance metrics to support the delivery of in-year targets; Drive the evolution of management information and analysis - monitor and deliver high quality, timely management information; develop the financial acumen of the sales team; partner with the Business Intelligence Unit to drive improvements to management information and business intelligence tools; Contribute to strategy through the development of budgets, forecasts and business plans - providing financial leadership and analytical support to help shape business activity at a strategic and operational level; model scenarios, advise on key assumptions and trade-offs and support the alignment of resources to strategic priorities. Skills needed to be successful in this role: A qualification in Finance (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Strong influencing and financial analysis skills Experience working with commercial teams (Sales or Marketing)

Finance Analyst

West London, London

Cedar are currently partnering with a leading entertainment provider of streaming services, TV channels and radio stations based in West London who are currently recruiting for a Reporting Analyst to join their dynamic and sociable team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Financial Controller, 50% of the role will be looking after reporting and analysis and involvement in process improvement. The remaining part of the role will involve month end activities, budgets, forecasting, analysis, working capital etc Typically you will be responsible for the following: Monthly reporting of transactions to various studios Liaising with the commercial team over campaigns and pricing Reporting all subscriber data to studios on a monthly basis Manage financial aspects including working capital and expense analysis Monthly accounting and reconciliations Forecasts, budgets and long term planning Invoice approvals Ad hoc analysis as required You will need excellent Excel skills and very strong analytical and presentation skills along with experience with data manipulation and analysis. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Finance Process Specialist

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant

Group Finance Manager (Controls)

City of London, London

Group Finance Manager - London - FTSE 100 Tech - £60,000 + 20% Bonus + Benefits A FTSE 100 technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a Group Finance Manager to join a newly formed team which will include the design, delivery and reporting of the assurance programme for the Group's financial risks and controls. You will deliver assurance for the Group and help drive insight into financials to support key decision making. This is an ideal first move from Practice, with continual development and progression on offer! Key Group Finance Manager Responsibilities: ·Ownership and continual improvement of financial control framework ·Re-designing, planning and testing of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) programme ·Advising and supporting senior Finance leaders ·Reporting on control framework and assurance testing for the Group ·Maintain and improve risk and financial control frameworks ·Advising on best practice for the Group ·Deliver Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) annual programme across the Group ·Execute the transition of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing programme for the Group from Internal Audit ·Reporting of key risks and provide integrated assurance reporting ·Manage relationships with external and internal auditors Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant ·Strong controls / SOX experience What's On Offer: ·£60,000 base salary ·Bonus up to 20% ·Full private healthcare ·25 days holiday ·Enhanced pension scheme ·Extensive benefits package

Financial Analyst - Commercial

City of London, London

Cedar are recruiting for a Finance Analyst to join the Commercial Finance team of a international media company for a 10 month period on 50-60k, based in central London. Key responsibilities of a finance analyst: ·Business partnering with a range of senior stake holders ·Leading the budgeting processes/ Provide input to annual 5 Year plan. ·Providing high quality financial analysis to the management team ·Supplying P&L commentary in order to guide strategic decision making ·Providing commercial support and advice to the leadership team ·Prepare monthly board pack slides ·CAPEX analysis, reporting and financial support to project leads ·Prepare monthly management accountants Key Requirements of a finance analyst: ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) · Strong Excel and IT skills, Experience of using Oracle/Hyperion would be advantageous

Senior FP&A Analyst

London, England

Senior FP&A Analyst - Growth Stage Tech Org - £60,000 + 10% Bonus A Senior FP&A Analyst is sought by a growth stage tech business gearing up for a prolonged period of acquisitive growth. Reporting to the FP&A Lead the FP&A Analyst will provide data-driven and analytical insights to support key strategic and operational decisions made by the senior leadership team. This role provides significant growth opportunities for the right candidate as it offers a depth and breadth of both multi geography and multi business line exposure in a fast growing, dynamic, and acquisitive business. Key responsibilities of the Senior FP&A Analyst: Monitoring and analysing competitive activity, customer, and market trends. Providing actionable insights to guide the sales and marketing teams. Contributing to the development of sales plans and objectives. Business partner with the Chief Commercial Officer to drive commercial decisions based on sales analytics. Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators (KPI's) including all areas of bookings, churn, revenue and cost. Drive material improvement in sales reporting and understanding. Monitoring and evaluating sales performance. Drive material improvement in management information including the monthly reporting pack. Support implementation of new Budgeting and Rolling Forecast process. Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives. Assist on strategic projects and decision support. Successfully on-board newly acquired businesses on to FP&A reporting platform. Develop relationships/collaborate with global operational teams to provide business insight and/or solutions. Prepare presentations for Board of Directors and Senior Management Team. Whats on offer: £60,000 + 10% Bonus Significant exposure to SLT An environment where your input to strategic decision making is valued Long term progression opportunities as the business grows To be considered for this Senior FP&A Analyst role click apply below!

Finance PMO

City of London, London

Finance PMO urgently required for a leading business services organisation in central London working on a large-scale Finance Transformation programme. Experience Required: Significant experience working as a PMO on a large scale Finance Transformation programme within a complex environment. Strong Finance background - ideally a qualified accountant. Support COO & Programme Director. Set up and manage weekly steering committees. Experience of managing/maintaining projects. Experience of working with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio). Management of the programme PMO mailbox Management of SharePoint site, Document Templates, Presentations, Programme level reports for meetings / boards, RAID log Highly organised Strong stakeholder management, communication and relationship building skills. Must be available immediately

Accounts Payable Assistant

City of London, London

Cedar are assisting a Global Retail Wholesale company with the recruitment of an Accounts Payable Assistant on a 6 month fixed term contract. This is an exciting role for someone who is early into their finance career and are looking to work in a fast paced and sociable environment. Main Duties: ·Posting invoices from suppliers to relevant accounts and cost centres ·Gaining approval from relevant departments for each invoice ·Matching payments to invoices and reconciling accounts ·Assist with payment runs To be suitable for this role you MUST be immediately available to start next week and ideally have experience of using Navision accounting software.

Global Director of Audit (Finance, IT & Operational)

London, England

Cedar is exclusively partnering with an instantly recognisable global FinTech power brand to appoint a Global Director of Audit (Finance, IT & Operational), based in London. The Global Director of Audit is a pivotal appointment to lead all strategic projects relating to the Group's assurance, control, corporate governance and cyber risk management. Responsibilities include: ·Acting as the primary strategic stakeholder for all audit related matters, partnering with SVP and C-Level leadership. ·Drive the Group's governance structure and execute a comprehensive global risk-based audit plan, focusing on network safety, fraud, security and performance. ·Integrate acquisitions into the strategic plan. ·Harness all regulatory relationships with the Bank of England and other quasi-governmental regulatory bodies. ·Augment and manage a geographically dispersed team of audit professionals. Key Skills Required: ·Professional Audit Credentials (CIA, CISA, ACA or any equivalent) ·Sound leadership qualities ·Ownership of complex global assignments ·Experience of working within Regulated industries

Commercial Finance Manager (Sales & Marketing)

London, England

A global household name within the FMCG sector is currently seeking a Commercial Finance Manager to partner global Sales & Marketing teams, based in London. Main Responsibilities: ·Own all commercial finance partnering with Sales Directors and Marketing Directors ·Appraise all new consumer product launches and assess commercial viability and 'take to market' strategy ·Perform comprehensive performance reviews on all Sales and Marketing Channels ·Develop robust pricing strategies to ensure the business drives profitability in key markets ·Model the customer volume and value metrics to deliver future business plans ·Partner the CFO and Divisional Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Desirable Skills: ·ACA ·Trained in a Top 6 firm ·Worked in Advisory, Transaction Services or Operational Restructuring

EMEA Internal Audit Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A FTSE 100 global Consumer group based in Slough is seeking to appoint an EMEA Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description ·Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. ·Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. ·Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. ·Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. ·Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Internal Audit and CFO. ·Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. ·Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. ·Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) ·Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. ·Proactive self-starter, evidence of being resourceful and problem solving. ·Ability to use initiative and comfortable working without constant supervision. ·Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

Payroll Accounts Assistant

South West London, London

Accounts Assistant - Payroll - London - Up to 17p/h - Boutique retailer The Accounts Assistant will be apart of a Boutique retailer where they will gain exposure to Payroll and basic bookkeeping. The main components will be; preparing payroll submissions for external payroll providers, being the main point of call for any payroll queries, get involved with basic bookkeeping which includes Reconciliations and covering for the Assistant Accountant. Main Responsibilities: ·Prepare monthly payroll submission for external payroll provider, ensuring all starters, leavers and pay adjustments have been correctly accounted for. ·Month-end payroll journals posting. ·First point of contact for all payroll related queries from staff around the business. ·Submission of monthly pension reports and benefit schemes. ·Balance sheet reconciliation of all payroll related accounts. ·Oversee purchase invoice processing and assist where required. ·Daily Bank and cash reconciliation for multiple accounts including foreign currency. ·Prepare and upload all supplier payment runs on a weekly basis. ·Maintain company credit cards, reconcile and post statements on a monthly basis. ·Post and prepare payment run for all staff expenses. ·Process all customer and VAT refunds and ensure all systems are updated accordingly. ·General admin office support. Key Attributes: ·Previous Payroll and basic Bookkeeping experience. ·Great attention to detail. ·Experience in using Navision preferable. ·Willingness to take on additional tasks when required. ·Can do attitude. This would be a great opportunity for a someone early in there career who comes from a payroll background but would like exposure to bookkeeping. You will joining a close knit team in a busy environment which can give you exposure to other areas of Transactional finance. If you are interested in this position, do not hesitate to apply.

Accounts Assistant - Payables

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

My client is a fast growing tech company based in Borehamwood who have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. Initially focusing on the payables side, this role would suit someone who is looking to progress their career and gain wider exposure to the accounting function as they gain more experience. Main duties will include: * Coding all supplier invoices correctly as per budget * Ensuring all expenditures comply with company policies and procedures, and follow up with individual staff members to ensure compliance with policies. * Ensuring expense claims comply with company policies * Ensuring correct VAT treatment of all purchase ledger transactions. * Preparing supplier and payment reconciliations as required. * Performing ad hoc analysis and assisting Management Accountant as required. * Resolving queries from suppliers and assisting with year-end global audit * Chasing approvals of invoices in timely manner and effectively dealing with invoice queries You will ideally have 3+ years experience within a similar role in a fast paced environment and be studying towards an accountancy qualification. Good excel skills are a must and experience with multi-currency would be a distinct advantage. In return you will receive a competitive salary plus annual bonus and study support. If this role is of interest, please apply asap or submit your cv directly

Commercial Finance Manager

Hertfordshire, England

Commercial Finance Manager - Pharma - Hertfordshire - £70-75k + 15% bonus + LTIP A young specialist Pharma business in Hertfordshire with high double-digit growth has created a new position for a senior Commercial Finance Manager to partner at the highest level. In this high-profile strategic decision support role will be the Business Partner to the EU President, who is a key member of the senior leadership team and who manages several country GMs. The role will also partner the commercial teams across Europe to helping to drive profitable Sales growth for the region. COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES: Finance Business Partnering: Partner with the EU President to review, analyse and challenge annual budget, quarterly forecasts and 5-year plan deliveries for the region, highlighting areas of opportunities and risks. Ensure revenue and cost drivers are fully understood and develop scenario planning, considering patient and pricing model assumptions as well as external market data and strategic planning. Summarise budgeting and forecasting results in a meaningful way in conversations, presentations or documents addressed to senior management. Work closely with the global FP&A team and regional leads to: Run monthly commercial performance review meetings for the region Europe. Provide Sales, Gross Margin, Opex and EBITDA variance analysis for the region on a regular basis and write summary reports and/or presentations. Highlight and investigate unusual variances. Run financial performance reporting regularly. Ensure reporting is consistent and aligned to global standards and provide feedback and support to continuously improve and optimise delivery and relevancy. Consolidate and review weekly sales projections for the current month Continuously develop regional performance reporting KPIs in alignment with strategic priorities and support their implementation in the dashboard reporting platform. Financial Data Modelling and Analysis: Develop product knowledge generally and specialise expertise in at least one global product to become a key point of contact in Finance for performance analysis and forecasting queries. Review patient-based forecast model(s) and other scenario planning tools on a regular basis and support continuous updates and/or improvements and optimise the accuracy of commercial projections. Develop customer profitability reporting and analysis in alignment with commercial functions. Contribute actively to champion analytics across the organisation in support of evidence-based decision making. Take ownership for translating commercial propositions into financial cases. SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER ROLE: CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified with PQE in the pharmaceutical industry Recent commercial finance, finance planning & analysis and/or finance business partnering with exposure to senior management Strong financial modelling and Excel skills PACKAGE: Salary c.£75,000 15% bonus LTIP BUPA 8% pension Sickness and Life insurance 25 days holiday

Interim Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

Interim Finance Business Partner | Central London | £50,000 / 6-Month (Fixed Term Contact) Cedar are looking for Interim Finance Business Partner for a well-known Publishing business based in Central London. The role will be part of a high-perorming team which is required for continued company growth. Main Duties of the Interim Finance Business Partner include: Business Partner with key Senior Stakeholders within the business Provide analysis and deliver insight that links financial reports to strategies of the business domain Improve the impact and understanding of financial reporting on business performance Take the lead on FP&A for the business and support the Head of FP&A on ad hoc requests for the division, including yearly budget presentations updates and strategic reports Deep-dive into data and work with MDs to come up with KPIs to monitor business performance and drive behaviour Work on ad hoc financial due diligence projects on any potential M&A activity and provide financial analysis on any potential disposals Experience Required for the Interim Finance Business Partner include: MUST be a qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Assistant Management Accountant

City of London, London

My client is a luxury retail/wholesale business based in Kings Cross who are currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis Reporting into the Financial Controller, your typical duties will include the following: Assisting with the preparation of monthly Management accounts and board pack, including consolidation Supporting the Management Accountant with budget and forecasts Posting monthly journals and reconciliation/cash management Full responsibility for Fixed Assets register Quarterly balance sheet reconciliations for nominal accounts Bank reconciliations for all accounts in the cash book Daily sales and weekly trading reports Calculation, completion and submission of monthly VAT returns Calculation of international retail payroll including commission Employee expenses Foreign currency/petty cash Intrastat and EC Sales reporting This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a fast-paced and growing business. You will need al least 2/3 years experience in a similar role and be analytically minded with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. if this role is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Agile Business Analyst

London, England

AGILE BUSINESS ANALYST/ CURRENT SC CLEARANCE REQUIRED/ £590 a day/ 6 MONTH CONTRACT/ LONDON A busy government office requires an immediately available, SC Cleared, Business Analyst to joint them on a 6 month contract. This roles requires someone with a strong technical understanding of technology concepts. Duties for Business Analyst: - Analyse and define user needs of the Product Owners - Produce detailed user stories and requirements for the development team to implement - Manage user needs and within the Scrum team between Product Owners and the software development team - Challenge technical assumptions and decisions and help to develop solutions Successful candidate: - Current SC Clearance - At least 5 years experience working in the technology field - Strong business analysis skills - Strong technical understanding of IT infrastructure and & software development, including automated testing, continuous integration and release management Please apply online ASAP as applications will close shortly.

Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

We are working in partnership with a highly rated luxury retail brand who are looking to hire a Finance Business Partner. A rapidly growing and luxury retail brand is looking to appoint a Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their e-commerce division based in Central London. Reporting into a highly impressive Head of Commercial Finance, you will be tasked to undertake the following responsibilities: ·Build and develop partnering relationships with channel stakeholders ·Lead review meetings with channel leadership teams. ·Working with the retail leadership team to prepare the annual budget for sales, margin, and costs across the e-commerce business ·Work with the channel leadership teams on the regular forecasting process, ensuring that risks and opportunities are quantified, accurately forecast and communicated ·Prepare daily, weekly, monthly reporting on sales, margin and KPI's providing insight and commentary. Key Desirables: ·Qualified accountant (0-3 years post qualification) ·Retail/ consumer experience ·Straight from practice or FP&A or Commercial business partnering experience

Senior Credit Controller

London, England

One of the UK's leading digital service providers is looking for a Senior Credit Controller to join the finance team, you will be reporting in to the Control Manager and work alongside a Credit Controller. Together as a team, you will be responsible for managing debt and keeping any debtor's ledger current. In this role ·Managing overdue debt by issuing reminders and escalating Bad Debt accounts. ·Building relationships internally with the query resolution team and externally with your portfolio of customers. ·Provide accurate forecasting of customer receipts into the Cashflow Forecast. ·Play a key role in the Reporting of relevant KPIs to both the AR Manager and Financial Controller. ·Ensure all sales ledger accounting records, are kept current and up to date including daily postings of customer receipts, amendments to customer records, memos, etc. ·Contribute towards the running of the business by providing management with critical reports relating to potential bad debt. ·Meet KPIs to assist AR team in reducing Daily Sales Outstanding (DSO) by monitoring 60+ days debtors. To be Successful in this role ·Minimum 3 years Credit Control experience would be ideal for this role ·Ability to create new reports and enhance existing ones to help inform key stakeholders on performance of Credit Control team. ·Excellent communication skills (verbal / written) ·Ability to work on own initiative but also function as part of a team, making positive contribution to departmental objectives/goals. ·Be self-motivated and a team player ·Be results driven ·Pay great attention to detail What you'll get in this role ·A competitive salary and excellent ·The chance to be apart of an exciting project and maximise your career potential To apply for this role, please submit your CV to this advert or forward directly

Finance Operations Manager

West London, London

Finance Operations Manager - West London - Leisure / Consumer - £60,000-£65,000 + Package + Benefits A Finance Operations Manager is sought by a market leading business based in West London. The Transactional Finance Manager will have overall responsibility for the transactional finance team, managing circa 10 direct reports. Key responsibilities: ·Oversight and responsibilitty for credit control / AR, accounts payable, billing / contract management and cash application ·Approval of payment runs ·Partner the Accounting team re the General Ledger ·Monitor KPIs and dashboard ·Lead month end close process for AP / AR ·Balance sheet reconciliations ·Develop and mentor the transactional finance team (circa 10 direct reports) Package: ·£60 - 65k salary + bonus ·Extensive benefits package If you are interested in this Finance Operations Manager opportunity, please apply below!

Accounts assistant

London, England

Accounts Assistant - Payroll - London - Up to £26,000 - Boutique retailer The Accounts Assistant will be apart of a Boutique retailer where they will gain exposure to Payroll and basic bookkeeping. The main components will be; preparing payroll submissions for external payroll providers, being the main point of call for any payroll queries, get involved with basic bookkeeping which includes reconciliations and covering for the Assistant Accountant. Main Responsibilities: Prepare monthly payroll submission for external payroll provider, ensuring all starters, leavers and pay adjustments have been correctly accounted for. Month-end payroll journals posting. First point of contact for all payroll related queries from staff around the business. Submission of monthly pension reports and benefit schemes. Balance sheet reconciliation of all payroll related accounts. Oversee purchase invoice processing and assist where required. Daily Bank and cash reconciliation for multiple accounts including foreign currency. Prepare and upload all supplier payment runs on a weekly basis. Maintain company credit cards, reconcile and post statements on a monthly basis. Post and prepare payment run for all staff expenses. Process all customer and VAT refunds and ensure all systems are updated accordingly. General admin office support. Key Attributes: Previous Payroll and basic Bookkeeping experience. Great attention to detail. Experience in using Navision preferable. Willingness to take on additional tasks when required. Can do attitude. This would be a great opportunity for a someone early in there career who comes from a payroll background but would like exposure to bookkeeping. You will joining a close knit team in a busy environment which can give you exposure to other areas of Transactional finance. If you are interested in this position, do not hesitate to apply.

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

They have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a truly global presence and a turnover in excess of £600m. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them and significant progression is available as the company continues to grow. The position of Group Financial Accountant has been created to support the company's expansion and will sit under the Group Head of Accounting who is a particularly impressive individual. This is a project-based role; the main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work: · Monthly reporting for a small number of Head Office, Holding & Financing entities; review / approval of recurring journals and preparation of new and / or complex transactions. · Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy. · Prepare draft accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / hedging etc…) · Support other firm-wide M&A / Corporate Finance activity. · Implement suitable controls to ensure all legal entity reporting / papers are correct. · A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company Key requirements for the Group Financial Accountant role. · Qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 20 practice). · Previous exposure to group reporting / policy and supporting transactions (whether in practice or commerce). · Desire to take on early responsibility and work with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. · Enjoy problem solving and being resourceful. Package: · £55000 - £60000 base salary · 10-15% bonus · 10% pension contribution · Private medical insurance · 25 days holiday · Excellent other benefits Please send me your CV today - the client wishes to try and complete the interview process before Christmas!

Finance Operations Manager

West London, London

Finance Operations Manager - West London - Leisure / Consumer - £60,000-£65,000 + Package + Benefits A Finance Operations Manager is sought by a market leading business based in West London. The Transactional Finance Manager will have overall responsibility for the transactional finance team, managing circa 10 direct reports. Key responsibilities: ·Oversight and responsibilitty for credit control / AR, accounts payable, billing / contract management and cash application ·Approval of payment runs ·Partner the Accounting team re the General Ledger ·Monitor KPIs and dashboard ·Lead month end close process for AP / AR ·Balance sheet reconciliations ·Develop and mentor the transactional finance team (circa 10 direct reports) Package: ·£60 - 65k salary + bonus ·Extensive benefits package If you are interested in this Finance Operations Manager opportunity, please apply below!

Reporting Analyst

West London, London

Cedar are currently partnering with a leading entertainment provider of streaming services, TV channels and radio stations based in West London who are currently recruiting for a Reporting Analyst to join their dynamic and sociable team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Financial Controller, this will be a data heavy role 50% of which will be looking after reporting and analysis and involvement in process improvement. The remaining part of the role will involve month end activities, budgets, forecasting, analysis, working capital etc Typically you will be responsible for the following: Monthly reporting of transactions to various studios Liaising with the commercial team over campaigns and pricing Reporting all subscriber data to studios on a monthly basis Manage financial aspects including working capital and expense analysis Monthly accounting and reconciliations Forecasts, budgets and long term planning Invoice approvals Ad hoc analysis as required You will need excellent Excel skills and very strong analytical and presentation skills along with experience with data manipulation and analysis. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or send directly

Financial Accountant

West London, London

We are looking for a Financial Accountant to join a leading hotel group based in West London Position Summary This is a hands-on Financial Accountant role managing the core finance function for the UK management company, including supplier processing & payments, invoicing, recharges, expense claims, cash book and month end close. Role may include capex schedules and other appropriate financial responsibilities. Primary Responsibilities 1.Ensuring timely and accurate recording of financial transactions 2.Oversight of, and overall responsibility for, the production of the monthly financial accounts for the group management company as well as the associated property companies, with close support and liaison with Finance Business Partners to enable effective and timely distribution of internal reporting. 3.Ongoing review, development, implementation, communication and monitoring of financial controls and processes, supporting all key financial transaction processes. 4.Balance sheet control and reconciliation, ensuring completeness, relevance and accuracy of all ledgers. 5.Bank reconciliation, supplier reconciliation and fixed asset register maintenance. 6.Intercompany reconciliation. 7.Yr end budgeting and forecasts 8.Review of significant transactions to ensure policy and accounting standard compliance. 9.Managing the year-end financial close processes. 10.Managing stakeholder relationships 11.To develop effective relationships with relevant UK internal stakeholders. 12.Work closely with the other Regional Controllers and Group Financial Controller to drive effective ways of working, sharing of information, managing stakeholder expectations and role model effective leadership behaviours to encourage the teams to perform to the best of their abilities. 13.To develop a positive and productive working relationship with the commercial finance team to drive a proactive and value adding finance function. 14.Answer ad hoc queries from stakeholders and internal clients relating to payment processes, company credit card and expense claims. 15.Actively contributing towards the drive for continuous improvement, looking to maximise operational efficiency and improve upon standard operating procedures for all systems and processes. 16.Assistance with any finance department project. Skills & Qualifications 1.Qualified or part qualified accountant. 2.Strong technical accounting knowledge. 3.Commercial expertise and finance experience. 4.Prior working experience maintaining books of account through to Trial Balance. 5.Ability to communicate and influence at all levels. 6.Strong business and client awareness. What we look for 1.Qualified accountant ACA preferable (or ACCA) 2.Previous similar experience working within industry is advantageous 3.Sage X3 experience is advantageous 4.Team player and able to work pro actively with a wide remit 5.A strong ability to manage business/workflow priorities across a number of stakeholders. Benefits You will be joining a fun, growing but hard-working business. In addition to a salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience you'll receive the following: 1.50% employee discount on food and beverage within our hotels. 2.Free lunch in staff canteen 3.Employee rates at our hotels 4.Std employee benefits

Management Accountant

Brentford, London

My client, based in Brentford currently have an urgent requirement for a Management Accountant to join them on a permanent basis. Your typical duties will include the following: Manage a fixed asset register covering company owned machines. Recurring monthly transactions of additions, disposals and depreciation. Reconcile the assets in circulation to physical placements through the business as maintained by serial number asset tracking within the inventory module Process invoices for the recharge of intercompany sales. Reconcile to group sales ledger balances Own the financial reporting process of owned machine refurbishment. Weekly reporting to budget holder of inventory consumption plus labour costs incurred versus machine productivity and forecast. Continuous improvement and development with demand, feedstock, inventory turn and aged/obsolete inventory review Month end reporting requirements; analysis of general ledger activity and reconciliation to trial balance. Inclusive but not restricted to provisions (prepayments / accruals, WIP), reporting to forecast, variance analysis, asset register NBV reconciliation Business Partner to Refurbishment Manager and Operations Adhoc projects as and when required This role will include some travel as you will be required to go to their Sheffield operation twice a month which will involve an overnight stay. You will be a self-starter, able to work on your own initiative and this role will also offer study support for the right candidate. If you are interested in the role, please submit your CV for consideration as soon as possible.

Part-Time accountant

City of London, London

A leading internationally renowned education business with offices in central London are currently seeking a part-time accountant for 2 days a week on a 6 month Fixed term contract. With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a qualified finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions and BAU. Reporting into the senior management team, you will be responsible for: Full ownership of the management accounts Complete complex monthly accounting duties Process income using Excheqeur Ownerships of the balance sheet reconciliations Assist with any process improvement Provide insight on the income reporting To oversee all management reporting Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans Various ad hoc duties as required The successful individual will possess the following: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA A 'hands on' finance background Expert Excel user Strong overall systems experience Strong attention to detail This will suit an individual who is semi-retired and looking to keep themselves busy in helping a business grow. The opportunity will also suit an individual who needs flexibility around childcare including school runs.

Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

My client is a luxury retail/wholesale business based in Kings Cross who are currently looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant on a 4 Weeks inital basis with a view to go permanant, Reporting into the Financial Controller, your typical duties will include the following: Assisting with the preparation of monthly Management accounts and board pack, including consolidation Supporting the Management Accountant with budget and forecasts Posting monthly journals and reconciliation/cash management Full responsibility for Fixed Assets register Quarterly balance sheet reconciliations for nominal accounts Bank reconciliations for all accounts in the cash book Daily sales and weekly trading reports Calculation, completion and submission of monthly VAT returns Calculation of international retail payroll including commission Employee expenses Foreign currency/petty cash Intrastat and EC Sales reporting This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a fast-paced and growing business. You will need al least 2/3 years experience in a similar role and be analytically minded with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Management Accountant

West London, London

An ambitious Management Accountant is sought by a leading Media business with a sociable, buzzing environment. You will play a key role; taking ownership for the delivery of the month end reporting and working closely with the FP&A and Commercial finance teams. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver the month end process ·Business partner Commercial finance team ·Build key relationships with Payroll system ·Track quarterly bonus schedule ·Track risks & opportunities within P&L lines ·Own P&L distribution process ·Support Head of MA and Finance Director ·Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions ·Drive improved processes and reporting Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (preference for ACA from practice) ·An ambitious self-starter Package: ·Salary to £55k + bonus ·Private healthcare ·Other benefits unique to the industry

Management Accountant - Sports Media

West London, London

A newly qualified ACA / ACCA professional is sought by a global leader in the Media & Entertainment sector - specialising in live sports, movies, TV and music. Key responsibilities: ·Budgeting & forecasting ·Cost centre reporting ·Monthly close ·Involvement with statutory / VAT reporting ·Internal recharges - contributing to streamlining of processes ·Monthly & quarterly reporting - centralising into global SSC

Finance Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst for a telecommunications company based in the City of London. The company has a global footprint, and this particular division of the company delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for the Group from their numerous product lines from three consumer brands. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders. Some of the duties: ·Supporting the deliverables of Innovation and Delivery directorates, ensuring the following financial metrics are met ·Business Partner to the Trading functions, supporting delivery of trading, value & P&L targets ·Supporting senior manager with Spectrum MTP positioning and tracking of risks & opportunities ·Deliver robust and challenging budgets and forecasts for MRC and value creation. Interlocked across sales channels, central trading and marketing ·Production of Business case's and PIR for trading and marketing initiatives ·Successfully supporting in the optimisation end to end finance processes and maximise finance control Candidate experience: ·Strong Analytical Skills ·Commercial and business minded ·Advanced Excel/Power point skills ·Must be bold and confident thinker ·The role requires strong influence and persuasion skills ·Ability to evaluate and understand trading performance and pricing requests ·Working in a challenging, complex, fast moving environment ·Ability to source and simplify large amounts of complex data simplify into an actionable plan ·able to use initiative to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solution This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Billing and Credit Controller

London, England

A forward-thinking company in Central London are looking for a Credit Control/Billing Coordinator to join their team on a 6 month fixed term contract Your new role For this new role it is vital that you have Credit Control experience Your new role will be a valuable one within the finance team, as you will be assisting the Billing manager with the collection of all billed revenues outstanding to the company and ensuring that contracts, add-ons and billing is done correctly. Your main responsibilities will involve ·Maximising debt collections ·Ensuring that all billing is completed accurately ·Chasing up aged debts on a daily basis over the phone and by email ·Action all authorised bad debt in a timely manner and in line with company protocols ·Reconciliation of accounts on all finance systems ·Assisting with ad-hoc projects such as year end audits What you'll need to succeed in this role You will have key experience in working in a credit control or billings role and be able to use excel to an intermediate level. What you'll get in return You will be working for an exciting company who look after their staff, a competitive salary, private healthcare with other great benefits

Finance Process Specialist

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant

Management Accountant

Brentford, London

My client, based in Brentford currently have an urgent requirement for a Management Accountant to join them on a permanent basis. As the role is urgent you MUST be either immediately available or available on short notice and able to interview next week. Your typical duties will include the following: Manage a fixed asset register covering company owned machines. Recurring monthly transactions of additions, disposals and depreciation. Reconcile the assets in circulation to physical placements through the business as maintained by serial number asset tracking within the inventory module Process invoices for the recharge of intercompany sales. Reconcile to group sales ledger balances Own the financial reporting process of owned machine refurbishment. Weekly reporting to budget holder of inventory consumption plus labour costs incurred versus machine productivity and forecast. Continuous improvement and development with demand, feedstock, inventory turn and aged/obsolete inventory review Month end reporting requirements; analysis of general ledger activity and reconciliation to trial balance. Inclusive but not restricted to provisions (prepayments / accruals, WIP), reporting to forecast, variance analysis, asset register NBV reconciliation Business Partner to Refurbishment Manager and Operations Adhoc projects as and when required This role will include some travel as you will be required to go to their Sheffield operation twice a month which will involve an overnight stay. You will be a self-starter, able to work on your own initiative and be immediately available for work or available on very short notice as this role is to start as soon as possible, ideally in the next week. This role will also offer study support for the right candidate. If you are interested in the role, please submit your CV for consideration as soon as possible.

Accounts Assistant

London, England

Accounts Assistant - - Financial Services - - Central London - - £27k - £32k Cedar is currently working closely with a Financial Service company in Central London that is recruiting an Accounts Assistant. The company offers an array of services that include Investment, Asset Management, and Banking, among others. Reporting to the Group FC, the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for the AP function while also assisting with the management accounts. The role would be ideal for someone who has already had some exposure to assisting with the production of management accounts, but wants more exposure and responsibility. Main Duties: Assisting with the preparation of management accounts Assisting with posting journals, accruals, prepayments and reconciliations Bank reconciliations and bank payments Overseeing the AP function; processing invoices and monitoring supplier records, maintaining a high level of accuracy Maintaining the banking ledger accounts, processing daily payments, reconciling payments, and recording transactions accurately Ad-hoc tasks assisting the Group FC Experience Required: Sage 50 experience is essential Previous experience and strong knowledge with AP and assisting with the production of the accounts is essential Excel - Intermediate (VLOOKUPS and Pivot Tables) Good analytical ability Excellent communication skills

Accounts Assistant

East London, London

My client based in East London is looking for an Accounts Assistant to join them on a permanent basis. This role would suit someone who has a couple of years experience within transactional accounting but who is looking to get more involved with the analytical elements of finance. Typically, duties will consist of the following: Processing bank statement and month-end reconciliations Maintenance of aged debtors report Review and manage aged debtors Maintain DD list and coding Banking Sales ledger maintenance Produce report/analysis of aged debtor balances. You will have good time management skills and work well within a team. It is also essential that you have used Sage previously. This is a full time role Monday - Friday 9.00am to 17.30pm. The client will also offer a study package for the right candidate.