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Corporate Restructuring - Director

Greater London, England

A Director is sought by an expanding niche London-based Corporate Restructuring boutique. They work with some of Europe's highest profile and most complex restructuring situations and have restructured c. £160bn of debt in the last 12 years in more than a dozen countries across the globe involving around 140 individual mandates. They are particularly well networked, are leaders in their market and have a track record that makes them a 'first call' for distressed businesses. Please note that this company do not perform any insolvency, liquidation, CVA or similar work, they are purely specialists in restructuring and turnarounds. The role of Corporate Restructuring Director has been created to facilitate expansion as a result of an upturn in the restructuring market; the successful applicant will work in small teams across these scenarios: ·Project manage restructuring activities / crisis & interim management. ·Prepare short-term cash flow forecasts and assist in debtor-side restructurings; develop robust cash management strategies for large, complex multi-entity businesses; produce credit & capital structure analysis. ·Financial modelling & valuation of companies to support business planning processes and understanding of potential outcomes for creditors. ·Report writing for business plans and / or reports to creditors. ·Sale of non-core business units / distressed business (Corporate Finance). ·Identify potential opportunities across European leveraged finance markets; support Partners in the winning of such opportunities. Candidates for the role of Corporate Restructuring Director must be a fully qualified ACA / CA or CFA and must possess significant restructuring / turnaround experience (at least some of which must have been gained in an advisory role) as well as strong all-round modelling & accounting experience. Candidates will be confident self-starters who are articulate as well as calm & considered when faced with challenges. Those who thrive under pressure, enjoy working accurately & at pace and have a willingness to travel are particularly sought. A full career path and an exceptional reward structure await the successful candidate.

Senior Associate

London, England

Two Senior Associates are sought by an expanding niche London-based Corporate Restructuring boutique. They work with some of Europe's highest profile and most complex restructuring situations and have restructured c. £160bn of debt in the last 12 years in more than a dozen countries across the globe involving around 140 individual mandates. They are particularly well networked, are leaders in their market and have a track record that makes them a 'first call' for distressed businesses. Please note that this company do not perform any insolvency, liquidation, CVA or similar work, they are purely specialists in restructuring and turnarounds. The roles of Senior Associate - Corporate Restructuring are being recruited as a result of an upturn in the restructuring market; the successful applicants will work in small teams across these scenarios: ·Prepare short-term cash flow forecasts and assist in debtor-side restructurings. ·Project management of restructuring activities including crisis & interim management. ·Financial modelling and valuation of companies under going concern / break-up scenarios. ·Negotiations with customers & suppliers and working capital management. ·Sale of non-core business units / distressed business (Corporate Finance). ·Create financial models & scenario analysis to aid new business development. ·Identify potential future opportunities and provide support to Partners in securing the business. Candidates for the Senior Associate roles in this Corporate Restructuring boutique must be qualified ACA / CA or CFA and must possess significant M&A, corporate finance, transaction services or restructuring experience. Candidates will have experience in producing (short-term) cash-flow forecasts and will be confident self-starters who are articulate as well as calm & considered when faced with challenges. Able to thrive under pressure, applicants will enjoy working at pace and will be able to understand how to operate successfully in a boutique environment. A willingness to undertake some travel is expected. A full career path and a truly exceptional reward structure await all joiners.

Interim Financial Reporting Accountant

London, England

A PE backed, fast paced and growing telco organisation is looking for a Financial Reporting Accountant to join their business during a period of change, based in London, £350-£400 per day. This role will be responsible for the statutory accounting and group consolidation process for the business. It will also include the multiple project requirements including: implementation of accounting standards, implementation of a new accounting system and a balance sheet reconciliation project. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - ideally ACA - Strong financial & technical accounting background - Group consolidations experience - IFRS 15/16 knowledge would be highly beneficial - Telco or related sector experience would be highly advantageous - Experience of working in a fast paced business environment is essential - Comfortable working autonomously and as part of a team - Excellent communication skills - Hands-on with a problem solving attitude

Associate Director - Valuations

City of London, London

A top ranked global professional services organisation is actively seeking to appoint an Associate Director - Valuations, into their rapidly expanding Valuations part of their Corporate Finance division, to lead an expanding portfolio of PE, AIM & FTSE listed clientele based in London. Overview; The UK member firm has recently joined a Top 10 global accounting network, the network is investing for growth in the UK market. The Valuations team is at the forefront of this growth mandate. The team sits within the Financial Modelling team in the Corporate Finance faculty and are looking to hire commercially focused and ambitious candidates at the Manager level to drive the growth forward. We are growing quickly and are highly entrepreneurial and ambitious and the opportunities for career development and advancement are transparent and entirely merit based. The Valuations team provides independent and insightful valuation advice to clients in the UK mid-market, with a focus on AIM listed Plcs and PE-backed private companies. The advice can be relied upon by our clients for a variety of purposes - from straight commercial transactions, through corporate restructurings, tax planning, financial reporting, and through to expert witness work in a dispute scenario. We work across sectors and encourage our staff to be generalists first and to develop sector specialisms in line with their own interests. About the opportunity; As an Associate Director, you will be responsible for managing valuation projects from beginning to end, including client take-on, day-to-day management of junior staff on the assignment, communicating with the Client and ensuring that the Director and Partners are kept informed and involved at the relevant points through the engagement. You will liaise directly with colleagues in other departments (e.g. across Corporate Finance and Audit) where the valuations team is providing services to other areas of the Firm. In addition, Associate Directors are expected to support the development of the wider team by taking responsibility for other areas, e.g. resourcing. Why this organisation? One of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, that will help you reach your full potential. You'll work on an impressive client list - from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

Audit Senior Manager - Advisory & Business Services

Southampton, Hampshire

A leading independent provider of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 13 principal offices in the UK and Ireland, 1,600 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service are seeking an Audit Manager, you will be a senior member of the audit group. Will be responsible for servicing clients, directing all assurance services delivered, ensuring sound management of our people and supporting the Partners with business development and practice management. Reports to: Partner, Advisory & Business Services Key responsibilities: * Client Portfolio - ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded throughout the year. Liaison with client Partners and other S&W staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues. * Audit work and setting budgets - act as audit lead on fully listed and AIM listed clients. The expectation is that on large assignments this role will be supported by one (or more) Managers, with overall responsibility for each assignment being retained by the Partner. * Commercial awareness of all aspects of clients' businesses and the impacts on our work. * Management - arrangement of timetable, booking of staff, planning review and completion of audit and other related assignments. * Business/Practice Development - preparation and review of proposals for new work, attendance at marketing events, development of personal contacts and identification and pro-active development of opportunities for S&W with current clients. * Department Administration - monitoring of qualified and student bookings and workloads to ensure most efficient use of resources. Liaison with junior staff to assess any issues that need dealing with. * Training and development - ensuring assessment forms completed and feedback given to staff on all jobs. Ensuring appropriate in house and external training received personally. * Client billing/commercial awareness of WIP Key Competencies: * Planning and organising - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate time scales through continual monitoring of progression of the work. * Technical expertise - to ensure audit conducted to correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for the type of industry. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions. * Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client and to be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by S&W by reviewing costs against budget. * Teamwork - working as a team with the other managers, Partners and staff to ensure the department as a whole meets its objectives and all client demands are exceeded etc. and dealing with differences. * Problem solving - technical knowledge to resolve client issues and organisation to be flexible to meet client and director demands. * Customer focus - ensuring clients expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times. * Business Development - ability to develop trusted advisor status with clients Candidate Profile Education/Qualifications: * Qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA). Key Experience/Skills: * Significant external audit experience gained within a professional services environment. * Experience of working with entrepreneurial, OMB, SME and AIM listed clients. * Experience of (and appetite for) business development activities such as targeting, preparation of proposal documents, proposal presentations and attendance of networking events * Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, industry specifics and their application. * Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work undertaken by appropriate individual. * Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, Partners, staff and other professionals. * Previous experience of management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance. * Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met. * Monitoring costs against budget for individual clients. Why this organisation? One of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, that will help you reach your full potential. You'll work on an impressive client list - from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

Audit Senior Manager - Advisory & Business Services

City of London, London

A leading independent provider of investment management, accountancy, tax, corporate and financial advisory services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations. With 13 principal offices in the UK and Ireland, 1,600 people and an international capability in over 100 countries, our aim is to provide an innovative global service are seeking an Audit Senior Manager, you will be a senior member of the audit group. Will be responsible for servicing clients, directing all assurance services delivered, ensuring sound management of our people and supporting the Partners with business development and practice management. Reports to: Partner, Accounting & Business Services Key responsibilities: * Client Portfolio - ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded throughout the year. Liaison with client Partners and other S&W staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues. * Audit work and setting budgets - act as audit lead on fully listed and AIM listed clients. The expectation is that on large assignments this role will be supported by one (or more) Managers, with overall responsibility for each assignment being retained by the Partner. * Commercial awareness of all aspects of clients' businesses and the impacts on our work. * Management - arrangement of timetable, booking of staff, planning review and completion of audit and other related assignments. * Business/Practice Development - preparation and review of proposals for new work, attendance at marketing events, development of personal contacts and identification and pro-active development of opportunities for S&W with current clients. * Department Administration - monitoring of qualified and student bookings and workloads to ensure most efficient use of resources. Liaison with junior staff to assess any issues that need dealing with. * Training and development - ensuring assessment forms completed and feedback given to staff on all jobs. Ensuring appropriate in house and external training received personally. * Client billing/commercial awareness of WIP Key Competencies: * Planning and organising - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales through continual monitoring of progression of the work. * Technical expertise - to ensure audit conducted to correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for the type of industry. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions. * Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client and to be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by S&W by reviewing costs against budget. * Teamwork - working as a team with the other managers, Partners and staff to ensure the department as a whole meets its objectives and all client demands are exceeded etc. and dealing with differences. * Problem solving - technical knowledge to resolve client issues and organisation to be flexible to meet client and director demands. * Customer focus - ensuring clients expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times. * Business Development - ability to develop trusted advisor status with clients Candidate Profile Education/Qualifications: * Qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA). Key Experience/Skills: * Significant external audit experience gained within a professional services environment. * Experience of working with entrepreneurial, OMB, SME and AIM listed clients. * Experience of (and appetite for) business development activities such as targeting, preparation of proposal documents, proposal presentations and attendance of networking events * Demonstrable working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, industry specifics and their application. * Good working knowledge of skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work undertaken by appropriate individual. * Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, Partners, staff and other professionals. * Previous experience of management and motivation of staff to ensure best performance. * Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met. * Monitoring costs against budget for individual clients. Why this organisation? One of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, that will help you reach your full potential. You'll work on an impressive client list - from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

Audit Senior

City of London, London

Cedar is partnering with the central London office of a Top 10 firm of accountants, based in the City, provides leading edge advice to private clients, professional practices, mid to large corporates and non-profit organisations. From the London office we provide the full range of our services: audit, financial due diligence, valuations, business advisory services, banking, corporate finance, corporate recovery, corporate tax, forensic services and litigation support, investment management, pensions and financial planning and advice on personal tax and trusts, Assurance & Business Services. We provide a range of services including external and internal audit, finance due diligence, valuations, management accounts and payroll services to a diverse client base ranging from small businesses and start-ups to substantial international groups. Our client portfolio includes businesses from a variety of different industry sectors, across both private and AIM listed companies. Job Description Purpose of role: To plan, perform and complete the audit process for each assignment. Key responsibilities: Client Contact Regular discussions with the client to confirm progress, identify solutions to any hurdles and ensure reasonable expectations are met. Establish relationship with key contacts at the client. Identify and highlight any opportunities for S&W apparent from work undertaken. Staff management Assist and perform training of junior staff. Plan, assign, monitor and review work of junior staff. Complete assessment forms of audit team. Monitor adherence to budget. Technical Assist with the planning of audits and accounting assignments. Perform work in accordance with S&W audit and assignment procedures. Ensure all areas of the work are completed with any exceptions to this being agreed with the manager. Prepare draft accounts/report and completion memo (including identification of control weaknesses or areas of improvement) for review by manager. Understand and appreciate key commercial aspects of the clients business. Organisational Provide regular progress reports to the manager. Identify and discuss with manager issues/problems and agree and complete appropriate actions. Ensure deadlines met. Be able to work on several different assignments at one time. Staff development Attendance on courses. Technical reading. Attend client meetings. Key Competencies: Judgement: be able to take a situation and reach a suitable conclusion based on information available. Planning and organising: needed throughout process to ensure deadlines met. Customer focus: develop relationship and gain confidence of client. Commercial awareness: awareness of the key business drivers and the commercial pressures affecting the client. Teamwork: ability to optimise the team's performance and fulfil the needs of each team member in terms of personal and professional development. Technical expertise: technical competency. Candidate Profile Education/Qualifications: ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent. Key Experience/Skills: Demonstrable audit and accounts experience gained within a professional services firm. Strong communication skills, both internally and directly with clients. Demonstrable experience of supervising others and delegation of work. Demonstrable ability to organise self and others, such that you can work on several different assignments at one time. For further information or an informal discussion, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464.

Senior Audit Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

A top ranked global professional services organisation is actively seeking to appoint an Audit Senior Manager (ACA/ICAEW) to step lead an expanding portfolio of PE, AIM & FTSE listed clientèle based in London. Key responsibilities include; We are currently looking to recruit a Manager or Senior Manager for the Audit department at our Newcastle office. This is an important role, a passion for audit is at the heart of our business and we are looking for an accomplished Audit professional with previous experience operating at manager level who shares in this enthusiasm. You would make a significant contribution towards the overall future development and success of this service line as well as the firm. You will oversee the effective management of a substantial portfolio of clients; planning assignments, briefing staff on the clients' business, ensuring all work carried out follows government legislation and that client and statutory deadlines are routinely met and exceeded. Business development experience would be an advantage as you would be expected to identify opportunities, research and prepare proposals, as well as take part in formal presentations to prospective clients. Requirements; ·Candidates must be ACA or ACCA part qualified/qualified ·Previous experience of carrying out Assurance related tasks as requested by the Assurance Partner. ·Proven experience in client handling. ·Proven Assurance experience in producing high quality Assurances. Why this organisation? One of the world's largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, that will help you reach your full potential. You'll work on an impressive client list - from multinational and growth-focused entrepreneurs to fashion icons. The variety of projects will challenge you every day, helping you expand your capabilities and grow professionally. And with access to a global team that spans more than 120 countries, you'll have plenty of opportunity to broaden your horizons. Discover a culture that nurtures individuality and celebrates fresh thinking.

Financial Controller - Revenue

London, England

A Financial Controller - Revenue is required for a rapidly growing, international challenger brand that is revolutionising the market. The business is growing organically and will soon have operations in over a dozen EMEA countries. This is a newly created role for a revenue specialist to work as the lead advisor on all initiatives affecting revenue reporting, providing insight, analytics and challenge to all commercial assumptions. In addition you will support the Group Financial Controller by establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to develop best in class reporting processes for monthly internal management and statutory purposes. Responsibilities will include: Full ownership of the EMEA revenue accounting and revenue recognition function, from a strategic and day-to-day perspective - covering all associated systems, processes and technical accounting matters Developing and implementing a revenue accounting framework, ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business in accordance with ASC 606 and IFRS 15 Maintaining EMEA-wide revenue accounting policies and procedures, and drive continuous improvement and efficiencies Identifing and assessing the impact on revenue accounting, and implement business process changes as necessary to ensure continued compliance with IFRS and US GAAP accounting standards and revenue initiatives Providing technical support on all revenue related matters, engaging with the business to provide revenue recognition compliant solutions focussed on pricing and promotions Working closely with the Accounts Receivable team and Shared Service Centre to ensure deliverables and expectations relating to the revenue area are met The successful candidate will be a hands-on, qualified Chartered Accountant, with a strong technical reporting background and with demonstrable revenue accounting expertise in a product-oriented international environment. A strong working knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP reporting standards is essential, in particular IFRS 15 and ASC 606. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and cross-functionally. You will possess the visible credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence and will thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Senior M&A Manager

London, England

Our client is an ambitious and acquisitive Energy business; one of the fastest growing businesses in its sector within the UK, with a head office in London. The Senior M&A Manager position is an integral role within a small operating business (currently c.200 staff in total) that will provide exposure to both key internal and external institutional stakeholders as well as a broad strategic perspective of the firm's direction and plans within a dynamic and fast-maturing sector. The role will act as a core member of the M&A team, focused on sourcing and evaluating acquisition opportunities. You will lead M&A projects in all financial aspects and deal structuring. Reporting into the Director of Corporate Finance, the key responsibilities are as follows: ·Deal origination including creating a robust pipeline that aligns to the Group strategy and M&A target areas and criteria ·Build relationships with key players in the relevant deal market ·Screen potential targets and prepare for the discussion with senior management ·Prepare the financial investment case for prospective targets for both management and Board for them to consider potential transactions ·Manage the financial part of the deal transaction with support of the wider Corporate Finance Finance team, including working with 3rd party advisors during the due diligence process and during negotiations Desirable Candidate Profile: ·Qualified ACA from a Big4 or Top10 professional services business ·Proven track record in Corporate Finance/Transaction Services/M&A (either from strategic, deal or financial side)

Interim FP&A Partner

West London, London

A global and recognisable FMCG organisation is looking for a Senior FP&A Partner to join their team, based in West London, £350-£375 per day. Key responsibilities include: - Manage the delivery of regular reporting and planning processes across the Commercial Finance team and wider business including: *Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of management reporting and financial insights. *Execute month end close process; managing reporting and timelines, consolidating results, and delivering summary level drivers of performance to Cluster & Regional Leadership teams. *Play a key role in monthly Financial Forecast process - Proactively develop reports, tools and insights to suit the requirements of stakeholders and business initiatives. - Develop recommendations that promote continuous improvements and efficiencies in our monthly forecast process Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant - Proven track record of stakeholder engagement/management with the ability to influence and advise business partners on financial matters - Strong communicator who can interact well with the Senior Management Team. - Strong business acumen, analytical skills and results oriented - Experience of working in a global/multinational business environment - FMCG or similar sector experience would be highly advantageous - Hands-on, self starter attitude - Able to work well under time pressure and multitask - Ability to proactively organise, prioritise and manage high volume workload - Passionate, high integrity, team player, strong interpersonal skills

Head of Revenue Accounting

London, England

A Head of Revenue Accounting is required for an incredibly fast growing and exciting international brand that has taken the market by storm. This is a newly created role within an environment that is establishing operations from scratch across Europe and is actively hiring impressively talented and hungry individuals to support this aggressive growth trajectory. This is a key appointment within the EMEA finance function ensuring the revenue recognition and reporting needs are correctly reflected for the group and that accurate and timely reporting is available for the EMEA leadership team. Responsibilities will include: Full ownership of the EMEA revenue accounting and revenue recognition function, from a strategic and day-to-day perspective Developing and implementing a revenue accounting framework, ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain EMEA-wide revenue accounting policies and procedures, and drive continuous improvement and efficiencies Providing technical support on all revenue related matters, engaging with the business to provide revenue recognition compliant solutions Working closely with the Accounts Receivable team and Shared Service Centre to ensure deliverables and expectations relating to the revenue area are met The successful candidate will be a hands-on qualified accountant with a strong understanding of managing revenue recognition in a growth environment. Proven experience of identifying and delivering improvements to revenue accounting and order-to-cash processes is key. A demonstrable track record of working in large-scale, complex environments, across international territories with will also be essential. Prior experience of operating in technology, FMCG or broader consumer sectors would be highly advantageous. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and cross-functionally. You will possess the visible credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence and will thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Interim Financial Controller

West London, London

Cedar are excited to be partnering with a household name. This is a short-term contract to help oversee and support the financial reporting process. Key responsibilities: ·See through the successful delivery and completion of the audit process ·Business partner with the wider finance team ·Provide key support to the year-end process ·Oversee and support the intercompany reconciliation process ·Support the wider finance team with any ad hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Strong knowledge of the balance sheet reconciliation process ·Knowledge of year-end and audit process ·Strong system skills This is an exciting short-term role to deliver a robust audit process and will suit and individual who has delivered a similar role. You will have strong attention to detail and will provide expert knowledge on all matters related to the reporting process.

Senior Finance Business Partner

London, England

My client is looking for a talented and experienced Finance Business Partner to join a high performing commercial team based in the heart of Central London. You will become part of a well-known FTSE listed business who have gone from strength to strength over recent years, offering a brilliant career path for a finance professional with scope for both progression and development in a modern, flexible working environment. Responsibilities include: -Collaborating with different areas of the business and proactively challenge performance, driving change to ensure key operational and financial targets are achieved or beaten. -Sound proofing proposals and modelling scenarios for the MD and senior leadership -Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision. -Support the Finance Director and other senior leadership in setting up new projects. -Ensure accurate and detailed information is communicated smoothly across the business, including the site Finance and Commercial teams. -Play a key role within finance for various projects, coordinating with Commercial teams and Group Finance to ensure tight deadlines are adhered to. Key skills: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent ·Business Partnering experience ·Strong communication skills

Finance Analyst

Greater London, England

Well-known luxury retail brand based in Central London is looking to recruit an interim Commercial Finance Analyst. This is a newly created role to support the business as it looks to strengthen its commercial capability within the finance function. STOCK EXPERIANCE IS ESSENTIAL! ·Business partnering with multiple functions, providing strong financial insight to support key decision making for retail and e-commerce ·Support the provision of weekly B2B trading reports looking at actuals and orderbook vs targets on a historic, forward looking and replenishment basis. ·Support Commercial teams in driving immediate stock reduction clearance actions ·Managing the financial planning, analysis, forecasting and budgeting processes ·Preparation and ownership of month end, cost & profit centre reports, cash flow forecasts and working capital ·Ad hoc projects Requirements: ·Large amount of stock experience ·From a retail/FMCG back ground ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Extremely competent Excel/Power point Skills ·Multiple system experience

Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: ·Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business ·Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals ·Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions ·Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Senior Group Treasury Manager

London, England

A market leading global manufacturing business based in London is seeking to recruit a Senior Group Treasury Manager to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to Finance Director, this is the number one role in Treasury. Responsibilities include: ·Responsibility for building the cashflow functionality in a new system ·Develop cash flow forecasts and track cash flow daily ·Ensure compliance with all loan covenants, including all reporting requirements. Proactive in assessing impact of changes in the business of the covenants - changes in accounting standards, acquisitions ·Oversee treasury operations; payments, bank recs and administration ·Prepare monthly and yearly cash flow for management accounts and statutory reporting ·Ensure regular and accurate treasury reporting to senior management, including preparation of Board and Audit Committee papers. Development of treasury reporting via the use of our new systems ·Support and develop relationships with banks ·Ensure treasury work closely and have good relationships with Tax, Financial Accounting and Legal to ensure optimal business solutions ·Develop the FX hedging strategy The successful candidate will have: ·Qualified ACT or ACA ·Treasury experience (practice or industry)

Interim Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

A rapid growth e-commerce organisation is looking for a Financial Reporting Manager to join their Financial Control team, based in London, £400-£425 per day. There are multiple project elements to the role which will be the key deliverables of the contract - including but not limited to: setting up statutory accounting and consolidation processes for the new group structure, setting up an internal controls framework and assisting with a systems implementation project. This role will also have ownership of both the statutory and management accounts production as well as tax and treasury responsibilities including cash flow forecasting, corporate tax, VAT and tax compliance. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant (ideally ACA with practice training) - Strong technical accounting background - Hands-on statutory and management accounting experience - Experience in taxation and treasury - Significant experience of implementing processes, controls and policies - Strong systems experience - Advanced Excel - Excellent communication skills - Strong attention to detail - SME experience would be highly advantageous - Hands-on with a self- starter and problem solving attitude - Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment - Adaptable to change Please note: Applicants must be available to interview and start the role at short notice.

Senior Finance Manager (Commercial Accounting)

London, England

A FTSE 250 marketing leading technology consultancy group is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Manager (ACA) to deliver commercial advisory projects to the group's operational business units. Key responsibilities include: ·Deliver group-wide commercial accounting advisory support, developing partnerships across the Senior Leadership Team and Corporate functions (HR, Investor Relations, Commercial, Sales) ·Act as the conduit between Group Finance and the Divisions to explain the impact of accounting implications ·Guide the Divisional Finance Directors and Controllers through changes in technical accounting standards; counsel them on the business impact and how to apply new guidelines pragmatically ·Review commercial contract risk from an accounting perspective; advise on the key impacts across ·Prepare the CFO Investor Relations performance commentary ·Advise the group on accounting impact for M&A activity ·Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes required by ERP updates / new standards such as IFRS 16 Desirable skills include: ·ACA/ACCA Qualified ·Practice experience (past or present) essential

FP&A Manager

London, England

An FP&A Manager is required for a well-known and growing international leisure group based in Central London. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, this is a broad role, where you will be working on a mix of financial planning, analysis, budgeting, forecasting and monthly reporting and you will be heavily involved in developing best practice for processes and controls. Key responsibilities will include: Owning the budgeting and forecasting processes Identifying and implementing improvements to support the delivery of insightful and value-add analysis of results, to deliver 'best in class' reporting Preparing business cases that are impactful, enable clear decision making and provide challenge and debate Supporting the provision of information for results announcements, including half year and annual results as well as interim management statements Ad hoc projects The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with a strong understanding of FP&A reporting processes coupled with in-depth analytical skills. With high levels of intellectual horsepower, you will easily build cross-functional relationships and have demonstrable experience of forecasting, planning and analysis across a complex organisation. Prior experience of operating in the leisure or travel industry would be highly advantageous. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner both inside and outside of finance. With clear enthusiasm, drive and proactivity, you will thrive in a fast paced and change-oriented environment and will be adept at prioritising workloads for you and others. Excellent progression opportunities exist for the successful candidate.

Financial Controller

London, England

Financial Controller Digital Consumer Sector PE Backed Circa £90,000 + benefits Central London This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained YoY double-digit growth. The time to join is now, with exciting M&A on the agenda, inspirational business leaders joining and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position. As part of the ongoing growth of the business it is now seeking a dynamic Financial Controller to play a key role in providing financial guidance to the leadership team. Reporting to the CFO and leading an end-to-end financial control team, you will: Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment Manage the month-end process and reporting cycles, including forecasts and monthly management information Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads where necessary and helping to facilitate a transparent understanding of business performance Deliver improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to performance assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases. Take the existing financial function and continue the automation and simplification of the structure Oversee the consolidation of the monthly/annual results Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance and ensuring readiness for future corporate activity, i.e. acquisitions or divestments Coach and develop the team, ensuring clarity of purpose, development plans are in place and a collaborative and supportive team environment is sustained As a highly credible finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas, intellectual horsepower and technical accounting knowledge, you will have demonstrable experience of owning an end-to-end finance function, having successfully implemented a best practice financial control environment. With a natural hands-on approach to a rapid growth environment, you will easily demonstrate the skills and behaviours to operate at ground level in a shirt sleeves rolled up capacity and simultaneously able to provide high level guidance and leadership. Whilst experience of working within a PE backed environment would be preferred, to be successful in this role you must have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced and agile business where you will have coached a team to enhanced performance and executed measurable business improvement. Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite if you are to excel within this dynamic, fast paced and exhilarating environment.

Interim Finance Manager

London, England

A fast paced and well known media organisation is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team, based in London, £350-£425 per day. This role will have overview for the monthly management reporting, flash reporting and forecasting responsibilities as well as the management of a small team. The successful candidate will be tasked with assessing and improving the current processes & controls and rebuilding models for the business area. There will also be engagement with the Sales team, monitoring and answering requests and making adjustments as required. The candidate will be required to manage the existing contracts for the business area. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified Accountant - Strong management accounting and financial analysis experience - Commercial & business acumen - Significant process and controls improvement experience - Strong Stakeholder management/engagement - Advanced Excel/modelling experience - Team management experience - Media or similar sector experience required - Experience of working in a fast paced, busy work environment is essential - Ability to work under pressure and hit tight deadlines - Excellent communication skills

Compliance Manager

London, England

Compliance Manager - Energy Business My client, a leading energy business across the UK, is seeking a talented Compliance Manager to join their Compliance and Risk Assurance team, spearheading improvements and growth across the function. You will have a brilliant opportunity to progress your career in a truly meritocratic environment, with genuine scope to progress and explore other areas of finance within 12 months, making this a perfect opportunity if you want to develop yourself and the team around you. Responsibilities: ·Managing key relationships with stakeholders and customers, acting as the key contact for special requests for audits and controls advice; ·Implementing and reporting on a risk-based compliance testing and monitoring programme ·Assist with SOX reporting and assurance testing programme activities for the division ·Provide support to the business in understanding the accounting implications of complex contractual positions and taking ownership of the compliance training programme ·Act as a key contact for internal and external auditors ·Proven ability to translate risks into business issues. ·Managing critical stakeholder relationships ·Manage a team of 3 Requirements: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent ·Risk, controls and assurance experience ·Programme Manager

Divisional Financial Controller

Slough, Berkshire

A technically-oriented Divisional Financial Controller is required for a rapidly growing private equity-backed technology group with a strong brand name and impressive reputation within the market. Having achieved great success to date, the business has exciting and ambitious growth plans within the UK and through expansion into new territories. Reporting directly to the Finance Director this is a newly created role designed to support and facilitate growth. In this business critical leadership role, key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high quality financial accounts and reports for the division for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Identifying and driving actions to simplify operational procedures, implement process efficiencies, and establishing and embedding improved reporting frameworks Building a 'best in class' transactional accounting function, providing strategic oversight and direction for all transactional accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger Maintaining relationships with key internal senior stakeholders Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Leading and developing the divisional finance team The successful candidate will be a hands-on, qualified Chartered Accountant, with a strong technical background and with prior experience of group financial reporting. You will have a proven track record of process improvement and delivering efficiencies within a change environment. Demonstrable experience of leading and developing a team will also be essential. Prior exposure to the travel industry and a fluency in French would be highly beneficial. A confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships across all levels. You will have the emotional intelligence, credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With demonstrable drive, enthusiasm and proactivity, you will thrive in a change-oriented and fast paced environment.

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

A fast paced and growing fintech organisation is looking for a Financial Controller to join their team, based in London, £450-£500 per day. This role is responsible for the management of the all accounting responsibilities including the full month-end and year-end processes, leading the team through a period of growth. A key area of focus will be to assess and improve the current controls and processes in line with the parent company's requirements. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development and implementation of the wider Finance team strategy to ensure that Company goals and objectives are achieved Candidate requirements: Qualified accountant Proven track record in a financial control environment Significant team management experience Demonstrable experience of controls/process improvements Working knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP Previous experience of working in a fast-paced working environment is essential Strong stakeholder engagement/management Excellent communication skills

Financial Controller

City of London, London

Cedar are currently recruiting for Interim Financial Controller for a SME tech business based in central London. Responsibilities Oversight of preparation of monthly management accounts and information Oversight & development of regular reporting to board and other financial stakeholders Oversight of planning / budgeting processes Develop & maintain and appropriate system of controls and processes to ensure accurate financial information and cash control, include approvals & month end reconciliation processes Key finance stakeholder for ongoing development of IT/ERP systems Preparation of year end statutory accounts & running audit processes Ensure all corporate, tax, and other filings and payments required by law are prepared and filed on an accurate and timely basis (with support from advisors where required) Requirements Qualified- ACA, ACCA or CIMA

Senior Finance Manager (Commercial Accounting)

London, England

A FTSE 250 marketing leading technology consultancy group is actively seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Manager (ACA) to deliver commercial advisory projects to the group's operational business units. Key responsibilities include: ·Deliver group-wide commercial accounting advisory support, developing partnerships across the Senior Leadership Team and Corporate functions (HR, Investor Relations, Commercial, Sales) ·Act as the conduit between Group Finance and the Divisions to explain the impact of accounting implications ·Guide the Divisional Finance Directors and Controllers through changes in technical accounting standards; counsel them on the business impact and how to apply new guidelines pragmatically ·Review commercial contract risk from an accounting perspective; advise on the key impacts across ·Prepare the CFO Investor Relations performance commentary ·Advise the group on accounting impact for M&A activity ·Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes required by ERP updates / new standards such as IFRS 16 Desirable skills include: ·ACA/ACCA Qualified ·Practice experience (past or present) essential

Finance Manager

London, England

Job Description - Finance Manager Aim of the role To ensure that the income & expenditure and finances of the charity are managed efficiently and effectively, and in line with the Charity SORP (statement of recommended practice). Key responsibilities Management reporting ·Maintain proper and adequate accounting records of the charity's financial activities on SAGE ·Prepare monthly management figures with supporting paperwork and any relevant notes for review by the CEO ·Prepare management accounts including variance analysis and annual forecasts. ·Work with CEO to prepare annual budget Controls and procedures ·Following established procedures and policies and, with the guidance of the CEO, improving systems and controls surrounding all aspects of the charity's financial management including establishing a way to ensure systems are working in tandem to avoid duplication ·Day to day financial management, including invoice and receipt issuance, maintaining Gift Aid records, managing banking/ payments, maintenance of SAGE postings and journal entries as appropriate, overseeing salary and HMRC payments and records ·Implement and uphold financial procedures amongst the team ·Weekly cashflow reporting to Chief Executive ·Monitoring and reconciling all receipts and payments into company bank accounts, processing credit card payments and accepting payments from Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving and other platforms. ·Collating and posting all staff expenses into SAGE and making expense payments to staff Support for non-finance staff ·Providing financial support to fundraisers and other team members. ·Prepare separate reconciliations for all fundraising events. ·Attend fundraising events as required to take payments ·Set up and manage necessary controls for income received at specific events. ·Maintain records and reconcile restricted grants and donations against grants made to the relevant projects. ·Deliver weekly income reports to CEO, co-founders and fundraising team in an accurate and timely fashion Other ·Liaising with auditors throughout the year end accounts process to prepare necessary reports and analysis of SAGE entries ·Keeping a log of all gifts in kind given throughout the year ·Provide financial information for funding applications ·Point of contact for insurance and supplier queries ·Setting up, managing and ordering from online accounts including Amazon, eBay and PayPal ·Setting up and maintaining online giving platforms ·Attend meetings and family and fundraising events as and when required, which may be outside of regular working hours 9.30 - 5pm 4 days per week (Mon - Thurs ideally) Based at the HQ in Central London.

Senior Manager, Finance Operations

London, England

Senior Manager, Finance Operations Central London Technology sector C£75,000 + good benefits This medium sized Technology business has experienced substantial growth across several international territories, developing new products and setting the standard across its sector. It is now recruiting a Senior Manager to oversee the accounting operations. Working with multiple senior stakeholders and managing a small team, you will: Drive the improvement and formalisation of internal controls and policies Oversee and review of Accounts Payable / Cash Activities / Travel & Expense / Fixed Assets Month end processing, understanding variances and review activity Manage and review the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts including overseas operations / companies in various currencies Approve the set-up of various suppliers Play a key role in the delivery of major ad-hoc projects Coach and develop your team As an individual with in-depth experience of leading the accounting operations function, you will have been a 'do-er' and then a leader within this area. Impressive verbal skills are essential for this role as it requires a significant degree of cross-functional communication both locally and overseas. With the ability to continue growing with the business, developing your career as the role expands and further career opportunities arise, you must have the capability to adapt and develop within this fast paced and agile environment.

Finance Manager

London, England

Job Description - Finance Manager Aim of the role To ensure that the income & expenditure and finances of the charity are managed efficiently and effectively, and in line with the Charity SORP (statement of recommended practice). Key responsibilities Management reporting ·Maintain proper and adequate accounting records of the charity's financial activities on SAGE ·Prepare monthly management figures with supporting paperwork and any relevant notes for review by the CEO ·Prepare management accounts including variance analysis and annual forecasts. ·Work with CEO to prepare annual budget Controls and procedures ·Following established procedures and policies and, with the guidance of the CEO, improving systems and controls surrounding all aspects of the charity's financial management including establishing a way to ensure systems are working in tandem to avoid duplication ·Day to day financial management, including invoice and receipt issuance, maintaining Gift Aid records, managing banking/ payments, maintenance of SAGE postings and journal entries as appropriate, overseeing salary and HMRC payments and records ·Implement and uphold financial procedures amongst the team ·Weekly cashflow reporting to Chief Executive ·Monitoring and reconciling all receipts and payments into company bank accounts, processing credit card payments and accepting payments from Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving and other platforms. ·Collating and posting all staff expenses into SAGE and making expense payments to staff Support for non-finance staff ·Providing financial support to fundraisers and other team members. ·Prepare separate reconciliations for all fundraising events. ·Attend fundraising events as required to take payments ·Set up and manage necessary controls for income received at specific events. ·Maintain records and reconcile restricted grants and donations against grants made to the relevant projects. ·Deliver weekly income reports to CEO, co-founders and fundraising team in an accurate and timely fashion Other ·Liaising with auditors throughout the year end accounts process to prepare necessary reports and analysis of SAGE entries ·Keeping a log of all gifts in kind given throughout the year ·Provide financial information for funding applications ·Point of contact for insurance and supplier queries ·Setting up, managing and ordering from online accounts including Amazon, eBay and PayPal ·Setting up and maintaining online giving platforms ·Attend meetings and family and fundraising events as and when required, which may be outside of regular working hours 9.30 - 5pm 4 days per week (Mon - Thurs ideally) Based at the HQ in Central London.

Interim Group Reporting Manager

West London, London

A global rapidly growing international retail business at the forefront of travel sector is currently looking to appoint an Interim Group Finance Manager to take ownership of all areas of financial reporting. Working on a day to day basis the Divisional Directors, Group Finance Controller and several other divisional and regional business directors. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role to lead financial reporting for an international market. Responsibilities shall include: ·Day to day management of a global division, including implementing internal controls and ensuring exceptional financial reporting processes. ·Lead and deliver the design and implementation of finance processes to support a more efficient and automated process. ·A key contact for annual audit and responsible for completion of annual statutory accounts. ·Ensure timely reporting for all significant accounting transactions, implementation of relevant accounting standards, preparation of technical accounting memos to support all accounting positions. ·Interact frequently with senior leadership to support on technical accounting implications ·Support to the business and finance team to ensure that the plans for the business are robust, achievable and clearly presented to management. ·Taking ownership of financial control for adhoc projects You will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical accounting skill set. You will have team management experience and the gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

Interim Senior Financial Controller

Slough, Berkshire

Cedar are currently working on behalf of an international leisure business based near Slough. The business is looking to appoint an Interim Senior Financial Controller to review, improve and implement new controls and processes throughout this growing business. The Head of Finance will have ownership of the entire finance function managing a team of 15 people across managements accounting, transactional finance and fp&a. Main Responsibilities: ·Oversee and review monthly company P&Ls and Balance Sheet ·Oversee and review full year budgets and revised forecasts ·Report on variance analysis ·Communicate variances to senior management and provide course of action if required ·Authorisation of operating expenditure invoices ·Review monthly balance sheet position to ensure any misstatements are identified and resolved in a timely manner ·Review and finalise statutory audit evidence files and assist external auditors to ensure statutory audits are completed to a high standard and within deadlines ·Corporation Tax Computation ·Review statutory reporting requirements ·Production of ad-hoc management information as required ·Manage of team of staff to achieve department objectives ·Review US Sales Tax Reporting ·Review UK and European VAT Reporting This role is suited to a hands on Financial Controller/Head of Finance who is comfortable in a fast paced ever changing business.

Finance Business Partner - Transformation

City of London, London

Cedar are partnering with one of the UK's largest retailers who are in need of a senior finance business partner on a 12 month fixed term basis. This role encompasses all elements of finance with a strong focus on driving financial performance around a transformation programme. Key responsibilities: ·Understand and ensure transparency across all programmes ·Drive financial performance across the business through identifying risk opportunities ·Streamline the FP&A function with robust reporting processes ·Partner with the Control teams to ensure the processes are accurate and efficient ·Partner with non-finance stakeholders to ensure they understand their financial performance ·Encourage the wider finance teams to be more commercially aware ·Full ownership for project accounting around specific transformation programmes ·Aid commercial strategic decision making ·Take part in any ad hoc initiatives such as transformation projects Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Significant experience in a commercial finance environment is key ·Working across multiple products and programmes ·Strong systems experience (SAP or Anaplan) ·Experience of business partnering within a transformation programme is essential ·Strong experience of Zero based budgeting and activity based costing ·Very good understanding of project management (Agile, Prince 2) This is a true commercial role that will help influence key commercial decisions and will be a driving force in financial performance. You will have had experience in a similar role within a transformation programme and will have the gravitas to challenge senior stakeholders.

Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham)

Birmingham, West Midlands

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (Birmingham) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: ·Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business ·Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals ·Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions ·Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Senior Finance Business Partner (London)

London, England

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Business Partner (London) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: ·Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business ·Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals ·Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions ·Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience