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Senior Finance

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Finance Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar are excited to bring to market an interim finance analyst role for a large global media business, based in central London. Key Responsibilities include: -Consolidation of monthly management accounts,quarterly forecast and annual budget ·Supporting the preparation of monthly management reporting packs, quarterly re forecasts and annual budget ·Project accounting, including cost allocation and revenue recognition ·Revenue analysis ·Analyse and challenge regional business assumptions and subsequent performance ·Prepare analytical reports to provide insight and support on commercial issues ·Analysis of intercompany transactions ·Investigating into transactions and raising queries ·Preparing full life forecasts ·Extracting data from the system and implementing data into excel in the form of pivot tables ·Build strong relationships across the business ·Other ad-hoc duties. Key Requirement: ·Accounting Qualification (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) ·Experience in working collaboratively in a team ·Advanced excel skills

Finance Manager

City of London, London

An exciting role as an Interim Finance Manager working closely with the Senior Director and Financial Controller for a multi national media organisation has occurred. MUST HAVE ROYALTY ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE Key Responsibilities: ·Substantial input to the month end close process, including submission of results and balance sheet reconciliations ·Supervision of monthly balance sheet reconciliation process ·Responsibility for timely and accurate preparation, review and payment of quarterly and monthly royalty liabilities, with support from other team members ·Working closely with the marketing team to ensure accurate spend reporting and tracking against budget and forecast ·Working closely with the content teams and the US royalties team to ensure accurate accounting for royalties and content investment, including tracking and reporting against budgets, and budgeting and forecasting Key requirements: · ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified ·Excellent academics ·Sound experience in Accounting and Controlling ·Strong balance sheet reconciliation skills ·Proven ability to meet tight deadlines ·Excellent attention to detail ·Strong analytical and conceptual skills ·Focus on continuous improvement of process and self

Senior Manager - Revenue Accounting

London, England

A Senior Manager - Revenue Accounting is sought by a fast-growing IT infrastructure provider who supply end-to-end solutions for their clients. Primarily a hardware based business, their full-service model includes installation, support, licensing and other solutions to ensure they operate as a one-stop shop for their clients. The business is both acquisitive and growing organically - they boast operations in well over a dozen EMEA countries and that number is steadily increasing. As a result of this growth, they are looking to employ more people within their local markets and the role of Senior Manager - Revenue Accounting has been created. Reporting to the Director of Technical Revenue Accounting, the postholder will provide clear revenue recognition guidance to various business partners - specific duties will include: ·Work with Sales, Sales Finance and Legal during deal structure process & customer contract negotiations; provide guidance to ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606. ·Provide technical accounting guidance to stakeholders across the company; ensure accurate accounting, reporting and disclosure of all financial statements. ·Act as a primary technical revenue accounting resource for the company; research, resolve and document accounting issues as they arise. Set revenue recognition policy under ASC 606. ·Partner with the EMEA pricing committee to provide revenue recognition guidance and impacts based on various pricing models. ·Drive the process of maintaining Corporate Revenue Accounting and all other accounting policies. ·Provide regular training sessions to business partners regarding revenue policies & procedures. ·Ensure SOx requirements are met for relevant areas (disclosure controls, policy review controls). The ideal candidate for the position of Senior Manager - Revenue Accounting will be a qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) who has a strong appreciation of revenue recognition and other accounting policies that has been developed either through time spent in practice and / or commerce. Candidates with strong IFRS15 experience are sought as eagerly as those with ASC 606 knowledge but previous experience in either a IT or a US owned business would be an advantage. This is a project based role where analytical skills, being self-motivated and an eye for detail are key. It's envisaged that this role will grow as the company continues to grow.

FP&A Manager

London, England

An FP&A Manager is sought by a leading transport retail business who would like more detailed and better analysis to aid them in their decision making. The business has a turnover of around £1bn, is international, and more importantly, is growing. They have exciting new products / operations planned for the remainder of 2019 and beyond and need best-in-class analytical support to help them achieve their objectives - this is therefore a very exciting time to join them. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, the FP&A Manager will provide company-wide analysis, budgeting and forecasting support to the Board and other senior stakeholders. Duties will include: ·Enhance & develop the monthly reporting pack to provide better analysis across a range of KPIs. ·Manage & consolidate the short, mid and long-term planning processes; provide modelling and scenario analysis to support key investment decisions; develop and improve the 20-year plan. ·Track & analyse key variances to budget; understand their causes and manage future risks. ·Co-ordinate CapEx approval process; widen the use of KPIs to enable better decision making. ·Challenge performance of existing and new lines business; ensure all are as profitable as possible. ·Deputise for the Head of FP&A in their absence; be a point of contact for all stakeholders. ·A range of ad hoc projects; e.g. model new business, analyse product profitability, improve systems. The ideal candidate for the role of FP&A Manager will be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACA / ACCA) with proven budgeting, forecasting and planning experience gained from roles in commerce. Those who have worked in a fast-paced industry (e.g. leisure, retail, hospitality, FMCG, creative etc.) may have a slight advantage but all candidates will understand the need to hit deadlines and the importance of constantly seeking ways of improving the analysis provided. Strong stakeholder management skills, an awareness of how to develop / improve systems and working on your own initiative are a given; progression opportunities will present themselves to strong candidates.

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.

Audit Manager (Financial Services)

City of London, London

A top ranked global professional services organisation is actively seeking to appoint an Audit Manager (ACA/ICAEW) to step lead an expanding portfolio of PE, AIM & FTSE listed clientèle based in London. Key responsibilities: Client work: Ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded. Identify issues and agree resolution with client Partner, ensuring they are up to date with the job's progress. Awareness of commercial aspects of clients' business and its impact on our work. Provide regulatory compliance advice to clients in respect of the FCA Handbook, in particular, IFPRU, GENPRU, CONC, BIPRU and CASS, including application of the FCA Rules and regulatory reporting. Be aware of developments in regulatory requirements and how these have an impact upon our clients. Staff Management: Organise staff on jobs, ensuring each individual is clear on expectations and timescales, is properly trained and receives constructive feedback. Ensure any shortages or excess workloads are identified and minimised. Ensure assessment forms are completed and feedback given to all staff on all jobs. Provide internal training in respect of the FCA Handbook to staff. Business Development: Prepare proposals for new work. Attend relevant marketing events. Present at financial services seminars. Attend financial services focus group meetings. Develop personal contacts. Identify and develop opportunities with current clients. Liaison with other departments: Ensure the department is providing the support required by other departments and vice versa. Billing: Monitoring of time costs on a regular basis to ensure any problems are identified early and action taken as necessary. Requirements; Significant experience gained within a professional and/or financial services organisation. Demonstrable experience of working with and/or for FCA regulated organisations. Demonstrable audit experience essential with regulatory consulting experience advantageous, although not essential. Good working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and industry specifics, in particular the FCA Handbook, and their application. Good working knowledge of the skill requirements of staff at various levels to ensure work is undertaken by appropriate individuals. Strong communication skills in order to liaise with clients, partners, directors, staff and other professionals. Organisation to ensure needs of clients, partners and staff are all met. Why this organisation? For over a century, my client has provided tailored financial and professional services to private clients and their business interests. Today, the firm is one of the largest independently owned investment managers in the UK.

Interim Group Reporting Manager

Croydon, Surrey

A fast-paced and growing leisure organisation is looking for a Group Reporting Manager to join their business on a long term fixed-term contract, based East Croydon, £55K-£60K + package. Key role responsibilities include: - Support routine and ad hoc financial reporting - Advise the finance team and the wider business on technical accounting matters - Monitor and assess the impact of changes to accounting standards and reporting requirements - Post journals for non-operating costs and balance sheet items - Prepare balance sheet reconciliations, including the reconciliation of intercompany balances - Be a key contact for the auditors during the year end audit - Support the management of month end and the reporting structures within the Workday accounting system - Assist with ad hoc project requirements This role would suit a newly or recently qualified Chartered Accountant with practice training, looking for their first move into industry. Candidates are required to be available immediately or at short notice.

Finance Director

Slough, Berkshire

A Finance Director is required for an award-winning leisure group with a strong brand name and impressive reputation within the market. Having achieved great success to date, the business has exciting growth plans. The Finance Director will be tasked with full ownership for running all aspects of the finance function, ensuring robust controls are in place and driving the commercial and strategic framework. This role will reporting directly to the CEO with significant exposure to senior management. Managing a sizeable team, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and working in close partnership with the senior management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight controls, drive continuous improvements, creating an effective infrastructure to support future growth Taking ownership of the production of high quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes - establishing and embedding reporting frameworks Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Proactive management, development and ongoing motivation of the team The successful candidate will be a technically strong, commercially minded, qualified accountant with a demonstrable track record of working in an entrepreneurial, team-oriented, growth environment. You will possess a strong reporting background, with advanced Excel skills, and a demonstrable track record of managing, leading and successfully developing a finance team. Previous exposure to operating within a travel or leisure business would be highly advantageous. A confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships across all levels, with both finance and non-finance teams. 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 Head of Group Finance

Watford, Hertfordshire

A FTSE 250 Retail and Leisure business undergoing significant change and transformation projects is currently looking to appoint an Interim Head of Group Finance to take ownership of all areas of group finance for all of their leading business divisions. 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 a leader within its 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 This role suits a real self-starter who is comfortable and experienced with regular interaction with senior stakeholders both internal and external.

Interim Commercial Management Accountant

London, England

A fast paced IT services organisation is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team, based in London, £250-£300 per day. Key role requirements: - To lead the management accounting and reporting processes internally in line with the organisations deadlines - To produce monthly financial reporting summarising the financial performance to date and providing explanations of key variances - To meet regularly with budget holders to assess financial performance and to provide financial management information, analysis and advice - To ensure budget holders and managers have an awareness of financial performance requirements, including the need for budgetary control and to provide financial awareness training where necessary - To contribute numerical and/ or graphical information that will form part of Board Management Reports - Support other members of the Finance and Resources Team with ad-hoc projects Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Strong management accounting experience - Significant stakeholder management and engagement - Advanced Excel - Strong communication skills - SME business experience - Professional services/consulting sector experience would be beneficial - Salesforce experience would be beneficial - Hands-on, self-starter with a positive can-do attitude - Strong commercial and business acumen - Comfortable working in a fast paced working environment Please note: Applicants must be able to interview W/C 15th July and start W/C 22nd July.

Interim Group Finance Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

A FTSE 250 Retail and Leisure business undergoing significant change and transformation projects is currently looking to appoint an Interim Group Finance Manager to take ownership of all areas of group finance for all of their leading business divisions. 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 a leader within its 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 This role suits a real self-starter who is comfortable and experienced with regular interaction with senior stakeholders both internal and external.

Interim Senior Financial Controller

London, England

A fast paced and rapidly growing e-commerce organisation is looking for a Senior Financial Controller to join the business during a significant period of change, based in London, £500-£600 per day. Overview of role responsibilities: - 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 Candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant preferred) - Hands-on financial control background (including cash management and transactional accounting) - Demonstrable experience of implementing processes and controls - Proven track record of managing and developing teams - SME business experience - Experience of working in retail, e-commerce, technology, internet or related sectors - Self-starter with a can do attitude - Excellent communication skills - Ability to hit the ground running in a fast paced working environment - Able to add value from the outset of joining the business - Strong attention to detail - Strong commercial and business acumen

Financial Controller

London, England

Financial Controller Digital Consumer Sector PE Backed Circa £85,000 + 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.

Audit Senior Manager

Southampton, Hampshire

My client is seeking an Audit Senior Manager, you will be a senior member of the audit group. You 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. 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 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 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 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 Manager

Southampton, Hampshire

A top ranked global professional services organisation is actively seeking to appoint an Audit Manager (ACA/ICAEW) to step lead an expanding portfolio of PE, AIM & FTSE listed clientèle based in Southampton. 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 staff where appropriate to ensure all are kept up to date with relevant issues Audit work and setting budgets - act as audit lead on privately owned 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 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 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? My client is 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, there aim is to provide an innovative global service.

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.

Finance Analyst

Hertfordshire, England

Cedar are excited to bring to market an interim finance analyst role for a PE backed data analytic business. They have grown exponentially and are looking to add to the finance function by bringing on a strong finance analyst. This role will report into the Head of FP&A Key responsibilities: ·Consolidation of monthly management accounts, quarterly forecast and annual budget ·Supporting the preparation of monthly management reporting packs, quarterly re forecasts and annual budget ·Project accounting, including cost allocation and revenue recognition ·Revenue analysis ·Analyse and challenge regional business assumptions and subsequent performance ·Prepare analytical reports to provide insight and support on commercial issues ·Analysis of intercompany transactions ·Investigating into transactions and raising queries ·Preparing full life forecasts ·Extracting data from the system and implementing data into excel in the form of pivot tables ·Posting Journals ·Other ad-hoc duties. Key Requirement: ·Accounting Qualification (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) ·Experience on working collaboratively in a team ·Advanced excel skills

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.

Finance Buinsess partner

Essex, England

A multi billion pound FMCG is looking for an interim finance business partner with the potential to go permanent to join there team on a 6 to 12 month contract. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN RETAIL OR GROCERY OR FMCG Key requirements: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Experience in retail or FMCG ·Revenue recognition ·Experience with sales/margins ·IFRS 16 or ASC 1606 ·Experience with managing a team Key Accountabilities: ·Responsible for the monthly financial reporting of the Divisions in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide monthly management information to budget holders and Senior Mgt that is timely, informative and insightful ·Own the financial results of the division taking actions to ensure targets are hit ·Work with the business to prepare robust budgets, forecasts and strategic plans on a monthly, qtrly and annual basis as appropriate and in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide commercially orientated financial support to budget holders and senior management to help inform their decision making ·Assist the departments with the preparation of Spend and Deal papers to gain approval for proposed investments ·Challenge the business to ensure all funds are invested in-line with strategic plan and to maximise the return on investment ·Ensure strong financial controls are upheld across the division. Identify risk areas and implement controls and reporting to mitigate ·Prepare adhoc financial reporting and analysis in response to requests from the business and Group Finance including contributions to Board papers ·Provide support to the internal and external audit processes including funding bodies as appropriate

Group Reporting Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar are excited to bring to a market a group reporting accountant role for a listed services business. This role is extremely 'hands on' and will cover all areas of group reporting. Key responsibilities: ·Ownership of the interim reporting, annual and board reports ·Consolidation of the statutory accounts for the various entities ·Providing commentary on all management reporting ·Making recommendations for new processes such as new system implementations or new IFRS 16 standards ·Partner with various key stakeholders such as treasury and tax ·Ad-hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA) ·Significant group reporting experience is a must ·Previous experience of working in a listed or large organisation ·Experience of delivering group annual audits ·Strong IFRS knowledge ·Previous knowledge of SAP This is a great opportunity for someone looking to continue their group reporting experience. You will be a key team player and will have done a similar role in a large organisation.

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.

Finance Manager

City of London, London

An exciting role as an Interim Finance Manager working closely with the Senior Director and Financial Controller for a multi national media organisation has occurred. MUST HAVE ROYALTY ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE Key Responsibilities: ·Substantial input to the month end close process, including submission of results and balance sheet reconciliations ·Supervision of monthly balance sheet reconciliation process ·Responsibility for timely and accurate preparation, review and payment of quarterly and monthly royalty liabilities, with support from other team members ·Working closely with the marketing team to ensure accurate spend reporting and tracking against budget and forecast ·Working closely with the content teams and the US royalties team to ensure accurate accounting for royalties and content investment, including tracking and reporting against budgets, and budgeting and forecasting Key requirements: · ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified ·Excellent academics ·Sound experience in Accounting and Controlling ·Strong balance sheet reconciliation skills ·Proven ability to meet tight deadlines ·Excellent attention to detail ·Strong analytical and conceptual skills ·Focus on continuous improvement of process and self

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

Financial Accounting Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A FTSE 100 market leading brand in Berkshire is seeking to appoint a UK Finance Manager as a 12 month succession plan for the UK Financial Controller. The Finance Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to secure the Financial Controller position upon completion of the initial 12 month period. They must be ambitious… Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for the 2 UK operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers ·Management, leadership and development of a small outsourced finance team ·Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities ·Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board ·Support ongoing process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting ·Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) with a proven track record in a financial reporting based role. ·Ideally this will have been gained in a large global multinational business ·Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. ·The ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues. ·Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Partnership Accounting Manager

City of London, London

Partnership Accounting Manager Our client is a Magic Circle Law firm with over 1000 partners globally, who are looking for a Partnership Accounting Manager to head up the Partnership Accounting Team based in their London Offices. The Partnership Accounting Manager plays a vital role in the delivery and organisation of the firms Partners calculation and payment of profit entitlements This role with include management and responsibility for up to 5 direct reports. This position requires someone with strong management skills, experience in a professional services environment and clear knowledge and practice of partnership accounting. Responsibilities include: Calculating partners distribution quarterly and overseeing the payment process. Closedown of the annual partner accounts. Reconciliation of accounting differences along with reserve balance across local office book and central books. Reconciling tax reserves for overseas offices Accounting for Partner secondments, ensure tax equalisation journals are correctly processed and reconciled between offices Liaising with Finance internationally and oversight of team in overseas shared service centre. Reviewing monthly partner paid drawings Annual calculation of profit related annuities and review associated payments Essential skills: Fully qualified accountant with significant PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Partnership accounting experience Experience managing a team Excellent knowledge of excel - pivot tables and analysis formulas Package and benefits: Highly competitive salary Generous pension scheme Health insurance Life assurance State of the arts offices with onsite fully functioning gym

Interim Financial Accountant

London, England

A fast paced, high growth consumer technology organisation is looking for a Financial Accountant to assist them with a newly created team, based in London, £275-£350 per day. This role will assist in the preparation of month end and statutory accounts including helping with some intercompany and reconciliation requirements. You will assist with implementing new procedures and controls as well as the implementation of a new SOX framework. The key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - ideally with audit experience - Financial / Management accounting experience - SOX or US GAAP experience would be highly beneficial - Consumer/FMCG/technology or related sector experience would be advantageous - Able to hit the ground running in a fast paced working environment - Able to prioritise and hit tight deadlines - Comfortable in a changing/growing organisation

Interim FP&A Manager - Cash

London, England

An instantly recognisable telecommunications organisation is looking for an FP&A Manager - Cash to join their team on a contract basis, based in London, £400-£450 per day. Key candidate requirements: - Manage Cash/EWC month end process to ensure LOB and group level deadlines are met - Analyse and investigate all submissions through one to one conversations and leading the monthly results analysis calls with sub units and group billing - Manage Cash/EWC forecast process to ensure LOB and group level deadlines are met - Analyse and investigate all submissions to ensure accuracy, driving cash improvement agenda and present results to the finance leadership team in relevant review sessions - Business unit lead for all Group contact inclusive of delivering quarterly Balance Sheet Review - Business unit lead for generating, delivering and reporting on cash opportunities - Act as catalyst for driving improvements within the commercial finance teams Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Strong technical knowledge around B/S and the ability to apply this knowledge in a commercial environment - Advanced financial modelling skills - Significant working capital and cashflow knowledge - Large corporate/matrix business experience is essential - Analytical mindset - Strong stakeholder engagement - Excellent presentation skills

Interim Finance Business Partner

London, England

A fast paced, high growth technology consumer organisation is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team, based in London, £400-£450 per day. Key responsibilities will included - but not limited to: - Assisting with management reporting and month end close - Assisting with budgeting and forecasting process - Business partnering with multiple senior stakeholders within functions including HR & Legal to support on key business decisions - Ad hoc projects Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Extensive commercial finance and business partnering experience - Track record of stakeholder management and engagement (specifically non-finance) - Strong management accounting/FP&A background - Advanced Excel - Technology/Consumer or related industry experience would be beneficial - SME business experience would be highly advantageous - Able to work in a fast paced and constantly changing environment - Hands-on and committed to adding value - Strong attention to detail - Excellent communication skills Please note: Applicants must be able to interview on Monday 8th July and start before or on Monday 15th July.

Interim FP&A Manager

London, England

A fast paced, rapidly growing fintech organisation is looking for a FP&A Manager to join their team, based in London, £400-£500 per day (depending on experience). This role will be responsible for the global revenue, gross margin, customer planning and analytics as well as pro-actively identifying opportunities to accelerate growth. In addition to the business as usual responsibilities, the successful candidate will be charged with assessing the FP&A processes and implementing new procedures and controls. The role will also include significant senior stakeholder engagement to assist in key business decisions. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant FP&A experience - Strong commercial background - Track record of process improvement in FP&A environment - Excellent financial modelling skills - Advanced Excel - Fintech or related sector experience would be highly beneficial - Comfortable being hands-on in a fast pace, growing working environment - Strong attention to detail - Excellent communication skills Please note: candidates need to be available at short notice and able to interview w/c 8th July.

Head of Finance

London, England

Role Profile My client is currently recruiting for a permanent Head of Finance. This is a new and exciting position and will play a pivotal role in the growth and development of the organisation. Reporting to the Finance Director, the Head of Finance will take full ownership for the finance function and will be responsible for the team's growth and development. This is a hybrid role covering everything one would expect from a technical perspective while taking the lead on and developing the business partnering role of finance by working with Senior Management. The successful incumbent will have a suite of technical finance skills, be able to identify and drive efficiency and best practice, and the ability to lead, manage and engage at all levels. You will be motivated to support the Finance Director with commercial decision making and business development activities in a fast-paced environment. This role is visible across the business with full involvement in the finance committee and exposure at Board level. Job Description ·Must be capable of processing payroll and pension, an VAT returns with view to delegating as new hires are made ·Will need to build a finance team - one or two reports (existing support will be inherited and is in place) ·Must be able to produce meaningful aggregated/consolidated management accounts and analysis ·Must have experience of business partnering, providing analysis and recommendations for decision making ·Must be able to manage budgeting and forecasting processes ·Must be inquisitive and have the ability to continuously challenge how things are done ·Must be able to set up and manage cross charging mechanisms between the charity and the trading subsidiary ·Experience of using varied accounting systems a definite advantage ·Must have experience of managing year end audit and statutory accounts preparation ·Experience of systems migration is desirable ·Will be responsible for producing papers for the Finance Committee and Board. Attendance at Finance Committee and access to Board Trustees

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.

Audit Senior Manager

West Sussex, England

Audit Senior Manager £65-75k (+ Benefits & Bonus) Top 10 Practice Central London Permanent A top 10 accountancy based in the heart of London are actively seeking an experienced Senior Audit Manager to join their organisation. They are looking for experienced managers who are looking to take the step up into a firm who offer with progression opportunities from day one. Key responsibilities: Ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded. Identify issues and agree resolution with client Partner, ensuring they are up to date with the job's progress. Awareness of commercial aspects of clients' business and its impact on our work. Provide regulatory compliance advice to clients in respect of the FCA Handbook, in particular, IFPRU, GENPRU, CONC, BIPRU and CASS, including application of the FCA Rules and regulatory reporting. Be aware of developments in regulatory requirements and how these have an impact upon clients. Organise staff on jobs, ensuring each individual is clear on expectations and timescales, is properly trained and receives constructive feedback. Ensure any shortages or excess workloads are identified and minimised. Ensure assessment forms are completed and feedback given to all staff on all jobs. Provide internal training in respect of the FCA Handbook to staff. Prepare proposals for new work. Attend relevant marketing events. Monitoring of time costs on a regular basis to ensure any problems are identified early and action taken as necessary. Carry out any additional department functions and projects as they arise. Key Competencies: Planning and organisation - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales through continual monitoring of progression of the work. Technical expertise - to ensure audits are conducted to the correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for the client's business. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions. To provide regulatory compliance advice to clients in respect of the FCA Handbook. Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client. Be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by reviewing costs against budget and dealing with variances. Teamwork - to work as a team with the other managers, partners, directors and staff to ensure the department as a whole meets its objectives and all client expectations are exceeded. Problem solving - technical knowledge, accounting, auditing and regulatory to resolve client issues Customer focus - to ensure clients' expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times. Education/Qualifications: Qualified accountant (ACA/CA/ACCA).

Audit Senior Manager

City of London, London

Senior Manager £65-75k (+ Benefits & Bonus) Top 10 Practice Central London Permanent A top 10 accountancy based in the heart of London are actively seeking an experienced Senior Audit Manager to join their organisation. They are looking for experienced managers who are looking to take the step up into a firm who offer with progression opportunities from day one. Key responsibilities: Ensure that clients receive an efficient and proactive service and client expectations are exceeded. Identify issues and agree resolution with client Partner, ensuring they are up to date with the job's progress. Awareness of commercial aspects of clients' business and its impact on our work. Provide regulatory compliance advice to clients in respect of the FCA Handbook, in particular, IFPRU, GENPRU, CONC, BIPRU and CASS, including application of the FCA Rules and regulatory reporting. Be aware of developments in regulatory requirements and how these have an impact upon clients. Organise staff on jobs, ensuring each individual is clear on expectations and timescales, is properly trained and receives constructive feedback. Ensure any shortages or excess workloads are identified and minimised. Ensure assessment forms are completed and feedback given to all staff on all jobs. Provide internal training in respect of the FCA Handbook to staff. Prepare proposals for new work. Attend relevant marketing events. Monitoring of time costs on a regular basis to ensure any problems are identified early and action taken as necessary. Carry out any additional department functions and projects as they arise. Key Competencies: Planning and organisation - to ensure all client work is carried out within the appropriate timescales through continual monitoring of progression of the work. Technical expertise - to ensure audits are conducted to the correct standard and accounts preparation is accurate and meaningful for the client's business. To be able to answer staff and client technical queries and make technical decisions. To provide regulatory compliance advice to clients in respect of the FCA Handbook. Commercial awareness - to have a good understanding of the commercial factors affecting the client. Be able to monitor the commercial effectiveness of work done by reviewing costs against budget and dealing with variances. Teamwork - to work as a team with the other managers, partners, directors and staff to ensure the department as a whole meets its objectives and all client expectations are exceeded. Problem solving - technical knowledge, accounting, auditing and regulatory to resolve client issues Customer focus - to ensure clients' expectations are exceeded, by providing a first class service at all times. Education/Qualifications: Qualified accountant (ACA/CA/ACCA).

CFO

London, England

CFO PE backed Media business Central London C£140,000 + LTIP With an enviable client portfolio of blue chip brands and a reputation across the market for innovation, agility and dynamic delivery, this ambitious Media SME has anchored its success on the quality of its brand. Having received significant funding it is now poised to execute its exhilarating growth plans. To help guide the direction of this exciting stage of growth it is seeking to appoint a charismatic CFO. In this business critical role, you will: As a member of the Exec team and partnering the CEO/Founder, act as confident and advisor driving the business agenda, ensuring business decisions are grounded on both financial rationale and business context Help form the strategic direction, applying business creativity in tandem with financial discipline, bringing commercial rationale to future investments opportunities Coach and develop a small finance team Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance, and advising on any future corporate activity Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads and actioning a transparent understanding of business performance Work closely with the various functional agency teams to encourage improved understanding of pricing, cost control and client contract profitability Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' environment Own the budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Take the existing financial function and introduce automation and simplification across the structure As a highly credible senior finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas and intellectual horsepower, you will have demonstrable experience of successfully partnering an Exec team, having played a critical role in the growth journey. With a natural hands-on approach to an entrepreneurial SME 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 strategic guidance and leadership. Previous experience of working within the Media sector is not essential however, to be successful in this role you will have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced SME where you will have 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.

CFO

London, England

CFO Media business Central London C£130,000 + LTIP With an enviable client portfolio of blue chip brands and a reputation across the market for innovation, agility and dynamic delivery, this ambitious Media SME has anchored its success on the quality of its brand. Having received significant funding it is now poised to execute its exhilarating growth plans. To help guide the direction of this exciting stage of growth it is seeking to appoint a charismatic CFO. In this business critical role, you will: As a member of the Exec team and partnering the CEO/Founder, act as confident and advisor driving the business agenda, ensuring business decisions are grounded on both financial rationale and business context Help form the strategic direction, applying business creativity in tandem with financial discipline, bringing commercial rationale to future investments opportunities Coach and develop a small finance team Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance, and advising on any future corporate activity Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads and actioning a transparent understanding of business performance Work closely with the various functional agency teams to encourage improved understanding of pricing, cost control and client contract profitability Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' environment Own the budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Take the existing financial function and introduce automation and simplification across the structure As a highly credible senior finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas and intellectual horsepower, you will have demonstrable experience of successfully partnering an Exec team, having played a critical role in the growth journey. With a natural hands-on approach to an entrepreneurial SME 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 strategic guidance and leadership. Previous experience of working within the Media sector is not essential however, to be successful in this role you will have experience of working within a creative and dynamically changing, fast paced SME where you will have 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.

Partnership Accounting Manager

City of London, London

Partnership Accounting Manager Our client is a Magic Circle Law firm with over 1000 partners globally, who are looking for a Partnership Accounting Manager to head up the Partnership Accounting Team based in their London Offices. The Partnership Accounting Manager plays a vital role in the delivery and organisation of the firms Partners calculation and payment of profit entitlements This role with include management and responsibility for up to 5 direct reports. This position requires someone with strong management skills, experience in a professional services environment and clear knowledge and practice of partnership accounting. Responsibilities include: Calculating partners distribution quarterly and overseeing the payment process. Closedown of the annual partner accounts. Reconciliation of accounting differences along with reserve balance across local office book and central books. Reconciling tax reserves for overseas offices Accounting for Partner secondments, ensure tax equalisation journals are correctly processed and reconciled between offices Liaising with Finance internationally and oversight of team in overseas shared service centre. Reviewing monthly partner paid drawings Annual calculation of profit related annuities and review associated payments Essential skills: Fully qualified accountant with significant PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Partnership accounting experience Experience managing a team Excellent knowledge of excel - pivot tables and analysis formulas Package and benefits: Highly competitive salary Generous pension scheme Health insurance Life assurance State of the arts offices with onsite fully functioning gym

Group financial analyst

City of London, London

Cedar are excited to bring to market a group financial analyst role for a world- renowned listed business. With multiple business units, they have grown exponentially and are looking to add value to group finance function by bringing on a strong finance analyst. This role will report into the Group reporting manager with a dotted line into senior management. Key responsibilities: ·Building and assisting complex excel templates ·Consolidation of budget templates for group ·Creation of reporting formats for senior management using excel and Jet ·Input of processes and controls for streamlining reporting ·Ad-hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Highly advanced excel skills ·Previous Jet reporting is essential ·Previous experience of working in a multi- currency consolidation environment ·Strong interpersonal skills This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to take ownership of streamlining reporting processes and be a key player within the finance team.

Group Accountant

London, England

A high calibre Group Accountant is sought by an innovative, market leading FTSE-100 plc. Operating within the manufacturing and technology sectors, their products find their way into our lives on a daily basis; the company are also growing & performing well. They are also acquisitive with both a clear expansion plan and future strategy. Their training & development is excellent and the role is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in a global multi-national business. The Group Accountant will be a key part of a small group reporting team and will report to the Group Reporting Manager. Duties will include: ·Produce sections of the monthly Group Operating Reports for the Chief Exec / Board. ·Contribute to the production of the half & full year financial statements under IFRS; perform analysis of information received from subsidiaries and investigate unexpected items. ·Prepare sections of the annual Group and Divisional Budgets. ·Deliver in-depth analysis & commentary for the Board inc. ad hoc analysis. ·Assist in systems improvement / implementation & other change projects. ·Ad hoc projects e.g. review of CapEx proposals, transaction support etc… Candidates for the role of Group Accountant will be a Big 4 / Top 10 trained ACAs who are bright & technically aware and who possesses both a practical knowledge of IFRS and some experience of consolidations. Candidates will have excellent analytical skills, a real eye for detail and will also be strong verbal & written communicators. Applicants will enjoy early responsibility and will seek to work for a company offering both a positive culture and a strong work life balance. Salary: £50000 - £55000 + 16% pension + 10% bonus + significant benefits.

Group Reporting Manager

London, England

A Financial Reporting Manager is sought by a well-known and highly regarded industrial FTSE-30 Plc. They employ thousands of highly skilled people across the world and are widely recognised as being a well run company who look after their staff. They are cash rich, secure and have a clear future strategy; this role is key to helping them to deliver on this. Reporting in to the Group Controller, the Financial Reporting Manager enjoys a prominent role and liaises across all global operations. Specific responsibilities include: ·Producing group financial statements & disclosure notes (note: not consolidations). ·Reviewing, analysing and challenging information provided by global business units. ·Project planning for external reporting and other corporate projects (e.g. bond issues, SEC registration updates, changes to company structure etc); ·Supporting the development of finance systems & associated processes. ·Providing technical accounting support for key areas e.g. provisioning, rehabilitation, impairment testing, underlying earnings and wider support for transactions. ·Assisting with ad hoc queries / requests from stakeholders across the Group; e.g. Investor Relations, Company Secretarial, Group Legal, Tax, Sustainable Development, and Treasury. The ideal candidate for the post of Financial Reporting Manager will be a Big 4 trained ACA who is either looking to make their first move from practice or who has already gained relevant experience in the Group function of a FTSE-250 plc. Candidates will have strong exposure to group and financial reporting related issues and will enjoy the cerebral challenge of how best to manage the various projects that will come your way. The ability to manage stakeholders at all levels is a given, as is tenacity, attention to detail and the desire to challenge the status quo.