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Part-qualified & Transactional Finance

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Credit Controller - Accountancy Practice

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Credit Controller on behalf of a Top 20 Chartered Accountancy based in the City of London. This role sits within the internal finance team of this established, reputable firm, and requires someone with a proven successful track record in Credit Control, ideally from within the Professional Services industry, though this is desirable and not essential. Some of the duties for the role are: Reduce 90+ days debt and manage risk to minimise exposure to the firm Keep unallocated cash to a minimum, ensuring that all receipts are posted promptly Keep detailed notes on the system of actions taken and responses from clients or partners Deal with customer queries in a timely manner and escalate to relevant partner where appropriate; following up with the relevant partner to ensure that queries have been dealt with, when necessary Have regular meetings with partners as requested Assist in the implementation of a new improved credit control module and related new procedures Key Skills: Proven successful track record in credit control. Experience of working within a professional services environment would be advantageous. Prioritisation and organisational skills are essential to ensure all deadlines are met Must be able to work on their own initiative in this respect. Must have an excellent telephone manner, be well spoken and articulate to converse with clients and partners. Intermediate Excel skills This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Legal Cashier

Stratford, London

My client is a long-established legal firm based in East London who are currently looking to add a Legal Cashier to their team. The role would suit someone who is looking to grow their career within the legal sector. You will have previous legal experience and good excel skills to v-lookup and pivot table level and experience. If you have previously used an accounts CRM then this would be an advantage. This is a permanent position and is paying £25 - £30k per annum dependent on experience. If this role suits your skill-et and experience and you can travel easily to East London, please submit yur CV to this advert.

Finance Assistant

West Drayton, London

My client is a market leader in its field who are currently recruiting for a Finance Assistant to work in the Head Office based in West Drayton. Supporting the Accounting and Compliance Manager Key responsibilities ·Prioritising and resolving urgent account queries ·Ensuring all debit balances are cleared regularly ·3rd Party Margin Review to be completed as required ·Standard costs reconciled for 3rd party sales as required ·Reconciling supplier statements to the GRNI liability ·Reviewing overheads during month-end ·Assisting the Accounting & Compliance Manager with budgets ·Ensuring all Journals are processed on time ·Gathering all data for corporation tax submissions ·Managing all credit card payment, Supplier payments and payroll payments ·Maintaining all admin tasks for the bank accounts as needed The shift pattern is Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. The ideal candidate ·Previous experience of transactional finance would be preferred ·Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel skills ·Previous experience of Month End would be desirable ·Strong written and oral communication skills ·AAT or accounting/finance related Degree or equivalent work experience In return for your time & hard work ·Salary, up to £25,000 per annum ·20 Days annual leave (plus bank holidays) ·Study support provided by the company ·Pension scheme ·Life Assurance ·Employee Assistance Support ·Cycle to Work Scheme ·Free parking on site ·Free lunch

Accounts Payable Analyst

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

An up and coming FMCG brand based in Hemel Hampstead is actively seeking to appoint a Accounts Payable Analyst to join their growing business on a 2 Month contract (with a chance of extension) To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be quick and efficient at processing invoices to the ledger and highly proficient using SAGE 50. Key Requirements: -Processing and posting invoices into the ledger. -Deal with queries coming into the finance team. -Review supplier statements to the balance. - Previous experience with expenses. Essentials skills include: ·Proficient using Excel ·2+ years Accounting experience ·Experience working with high volume invoice processing role. ·Exposure/ Proficient with using Sage 50

Accounts and HR assistant

East London, London

My client is well established within the Construction industry and based in East London in spacious modern offices. They currently have a requirement for an Accounts/HR assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to advance their career and gain exposure to different areas within the business. You will ideally have some accounts experience as a large part of the role will be supporting the accounts team with their day to day duties. However, you will also be supporting the HR function and will have the opportunity to get involved with other areas of the business such as the commercial side and project work. Due to location you will need to be a driver. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV asap for consideration as short-listing will take place over the next few days.

Accounts Payable Manager

Hammersmith and Fulham, London

Cedar is delighted to be working with a renowned FMCG company based in West London who are currently recruiting an Accounts Payable Manager to oversee a team of 4. The company is an established name in the UK and is able to offer an incredibly social working environment. The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory experienced (ideally Managerial experience) of a similar sized team, along with previous experience improving AP process. Key Responsibilities: Manage the payables process, ensuring all invoices are processed accurately and punctually by the team Support the team in resolving queries; acting as an escalation point in resolving issues when needed Monitor the usage of purchase orders; ensuring the process is compliant Review and implement processes for the payables processes, providing guidance and training to the team and business where appropriate Review the onboarding of new suppliers to ensure that all details are accurately recorded and verified Co-ordinate payment runs for suppliers, ensuring best practice controls are followed Manage the staff expenses process; monitoring compliance to the expenses policy across the business Key Requirements: Previous experience in operational finance role, with responsibility for payables and expenses Knowledge of accounting concepts and good understanding on the financial impact of payables transactions (AAT or equivalent qualification beneficial) Experience in managing people and developing junior staff Exposure to large ERP systems and experience in operating an online PO system Advanced MS Office skills (especially Excel) Highly motivated, enjoys problem solving and has excellent attention to detail If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor

City of London, London, England

My client, a Global Strategy Consultancy are looking to hire an EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor on a permanent basis. Based in there modern offices in Central London, you will lead the Accounts Payable team and report directly into the EMEA Finance Manager. The EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of the invoice-to-cash process within the Accounts Payable function, all aspects Claim-to-cash process within the Travel and Expenses function as well supporting the Accounts Payable Specialists and the Travel and Expense Specialists. Main Responsibilities Daily Management of the Accounts Payable team of 5 and the Travel & Expenses team of 2 Ensuring timely processing of all Accounts Payable transactions. Ensuring timely processing of all Travel & Expenses claims. Ensuring all Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses transactions are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes. Ensuring adherence with US GAAP SOX principles, obtaining the appropriate approval of accounts payable transactions, before completion of transaction processing. Reviewing and authorising multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (mainly RBS/NatWest & HSBC). Management of the corporate credit card schemes. First point of contact for the business with all escalations regarding Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses. Other ad hoc duties as required. Requirements Minimum of 2 years supervisory Accounts Payable experience and ideally in a holistic invoice-to-cash role. Preferably experience in a professional services environment. Experience managing a team of at least 5 people (Preferably 7) Experience working within a high volume transaction environment. Experience in working with multi-currency Experience of using Chrome River/Elite (Desirable) Ability to interact with business experts. Ability to interact with external suppliers. Understanding of VAT and applicability to accounts payable transactions. Proficient in excel. If this sounds like something which matches your experience please contact Matthew Sommerville - - 0203 002 8055

EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor

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My client, a Global Strategy Consultancy are looking to hire an EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor on a permanent basis. Based in there modern offices in Central London, you will lead the Accounts Payable team and report directly into the EMEA Finance Manager. The EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of the invoice-to-cash process within the Accounts Payable function, all aspects Claim-to-cash process within the Travel and Expenses function as well supporting the Accounts Payable Specialists and the Travel and Expense Specialists. Main Responsibilities Daily Management of the Accounts Payable team of 5 and the Travel & Expenses team of 2 Ensuring timely processing of all Accounts Payable transactions. Ensuring timely processing of all Travel & Expenses claims. Ensuring all Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses transactions are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes. Ensuring adherence with US GAAP SOX principles, obtaining the appropriate approval of accounts payable transactions, before completion of transaction processing. Reviewing and authorising multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (mainly RBS/NatWest & HSBC). Management of the corporate credit card schemes. First point of contact for the business with all escalations regarding Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses. Other ad hoc duties as required. Requirements Minimum of 2 years supervisory Accounts Payable experience and ideally in a holistic invoice-to-cash role. Preferably experience in a professional services environment. Experience managing a team of at least 5 people (Preferably 7) Experience working within a high volume transaction environment. Experience in working with multi-currency Experience of using Chrome River/Elite (Desirable) Ability to interact with business experts. Ability to interact with external suppliers. Understanding of VAT and applicability to accounts payable transactions. Proficient in excel. If this sounds like something which matches your experience please contact Matthew Sommerville - - 0203 002 8055

Accounts Payable Assistant

W. London, London, England

Cedar are assisting a well known Retail organisation based in West London with the recruitment of an Accounts Payable Assistant on a 3 month temporary contract. This role requires someone immediately available who can assist with a specific AP project that needs completing for the Financial Director. Main Duties: ·Matching, batching and coding of invoices ·Clearing a backlog of Accounts Payable journals ·Supplier queries ·Supplier statement reconciliation To be suitable for this role you will also need to have an understanding of Credit & Debits.

Travel & Expense Specialist

City of London, London, England

Cedar are assisting a Global Business Consultancy with the recruitment of a Travel & Expenses candidate on a temporary to Permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business who are currently experiencing 20% growth year on year. Main duties of this role include: ·Processing of Travel & Expense claims from employees ·Reviewing of Travel & Expenses claims and approve/reject where appropriate ·Ensuring all claims are posted to the ledger ·Assist with monthly bank reconciliation process & ensure payments are correctly coded ·Preparing multi-currency payment runs Requirements: ·Minimum of 2 years Accounts Payable and/or Travel & Expense experience ·Experience working in a high volume transaction environment ·Experience in working in a multi-currency environment ·Ideally having experience of working in Professional Services environment Please only apply for this role if you are immediately available.

Accounts Payable Manager

E. London, London, England

My client is a well established construction company based in the East London area who have an urgent requirement for an Accounts Payable Manager to join their finance function on a permanent basis. This is a sole role reporting into the Finance Manager and duties will include the following: Management of the Accounts Payable function from start to finish Verifying subcontractors and maintaining the sub-contractor ledger Reconciling supplier statements, credit card statements and petty cash Invoice authorisations anf monthly payment run Processing expenses Monthly journal entries and bank reconciliation CIS and PAYE returns Assisting with the preparation of monthly Management Accounts Assisting with the preparation of Year End accounts You will ideally have 10 years plus experience in a similar role and Construction industry experience would be highly beneficial. Good excel skills are also essential. In return, my client is offering a very competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a friendly and professional team environment. This is an urgent role so please apply asap to register your interest.

Assistant Accountant

City of London, London, England

Cedar is currently recruiting an Assistant Accountant for an instantly recognisable events company, based in Central London. The company is one of the leading events operators within the music industry and boasts a global footprint. They are currently looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant who is able to assist with the production of the management accounts, ideally within another events company, though this is not essential. The successful candidate will not only have the required skillset but have a passion for music and attending concerts/events. Some of the duties for the role are: Production of monthly management accounts Compare budgets and forecasts for each event together with explanations of major variances Preparation of monthly cash flows, highlighting potential areas of concern Purchase invoice processing Preparation and review of P&L accounts Monthly review of all ongoing budget expenditure with stakeholders, highlighting risk areas where budgets are likely to be exceeded Attending meetings with Management and Partners to discuss results and action points Monthly production of balance sheet reconciliations Reviewing purchase and sales ledger balances with managers Preparation of year-end audit files and liaison with auditors Support the UK Financial Accountant in preparation of statutory accounts Key Skills: ACCA or CIMA studier with strong accounting knowledge Experience in producing Management Accounts and Balance sheet reconciliations Excellent IT skills, strong Excel and experience of Oracle accounting an advantage High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Collections and Billings Specialist

City of London, London, England

Cedar is currently recruiting a Billings & Collections Specialist for a global publishing/media company, based in the City. The company specialises in the production of industry-information within the Professional Services sector and boasts a fantastic office in the heart of the City of London. The UK finance team consists of less than 10 people and the team is very close-knit, so the person coming into this role must be confident in their ability with the requirements for the role as well as their ability to liaise with colleagues of varying seniority. The hiring manager wants to hold 1st-stage interviews within the next 10 days, so please be mindful that any successful applications would be expected to be able to interview within that time. Some of the duties for the role are: Highly-volume daily invoice run. Responsible for following the 360 process, from downloading the data from system, formatting and checking the Excel sheet and sending invoices. Ensuring that the correct tax is charged depending on the product sold and location of the customer. Taking credit card payments by phone and sending out receipts. Dealing with a wide range of queries. Posting receipts of online transactions and credit card transactions. Chasing customers based all over the world by email/phone and following through the entire debt collection process to ensure cash is collected. Key Skill: ·Intermediate Excel skills ·Experience with multi-currency billings and collections is essential ·Previous AR/Billing/Collection experience is essential ·Knowledge of different VAT and tax rates is desirable ·High attention to detail ·Strong verbal and written communication skills ·Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Accounts Assistant - German speaking

City of London, London, England

My client, a global recruitment company is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant for there Accounts team based in Central London. The Accounts assistant must be fluent in German as they will dealing with the German entity in the business group. Responsibilities Purchase Ledger - ensuring all purchase ledger invoices are processed / approved and paid in a timely manner Sales Invoicing - raising all sales invoices for each business Bank Transactions and reconciliation Credit Card - posting credit card transactions and staff expenses Month end process support Credit control - chasing clients to ensure payments are made promptly and effectively Cash reporting vs target Key skills required Fluent in German. ( Both written and spoken) Between one to two years worth of Accounts experience. Attention to detail as accurate data entry and processing is part of the role. If this role sounds like something which matches your criteria and experience send over your CV to -

Management Accountant

London, England

Cedar is currently working closely with a renowned PR company, based in Central London, that is urgently seeking a experienced Management Accountant. Joining a team of 10 in the London office, and liaising with a team of up to 20 from the EMEA regions, the successful applicant will be responsible for the financial accounting of various European entities. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for ensuring that the EMEA finance functions are operating effectively Manage each entities' balance sheets, ensuring accuracy and that all accounts are accurate and reconciled each month; Manage month-end closes and ensure that deadlines are met Produce draft P&L's & Balance Sheets timely and accurately Reconcile statutory accounts to the management accounts for EMEA regions; Manage internal audits, and assist with external audits Review and chase debtors Inter-company reconciliations Review weekly cash flows for each entity, liaising with the European FD regularly Manage and control overhead costs for assigned offices Handle client budget tracking as appropriate Oversee the billing process and ensure that billing is issued timely and accurately Ensure that statutory accounts and tax returns are produced in a timely and accurate fashion Managing local banking relationships Key Skills: Used to hitting tight reporting deadlines with an eye for accuracy and completeness Demonstrable experience in developing processes and controls in a finance function Good working knowledge of Job Costing systems and WIP management Experience and practical understanding of financial requirements in various European countries Effective relationship building and communication skills Systems literate and intermediate Excel This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance Analyst

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, S. E. England, England

Cedar is currently recruiting an experienced Finance Analyst for a renowned luxury retail company based in South West London/Surrey. The company is a household name across the UK, with offices also based in London and the North, and this particular role offers the opportunity to travel to the other offices. The ideal candidate will have experience within a retail finance function as a Finance Analyst and be an advanced user of Excel; this role requires modelling and Macro experience. Some of the duties for the role are Responsible for the reporting of P&L performance across multiple cost centres Point of contact on all queries from the business related to cost centres Variance analysis Working closely with business partners to ensure business/financial objectives are met Delivering cost savings across cost centres Support the production of the monthly management consolidation reports for the group Financial modelling of impacts of projects within cost centres Assist the commercial team with the management of the annual budgetary process and forecasts Deliver accurate and timely financial data to the all stakeholders Support business functions with relevant information to aid decision making, assist in forward planning and improve overall profitability. Key Requirements Part qualified or QBE Advanced Excel skills - Macros, modelling Experience with manual processes is essential Experience within a group function and retail preferable Team player, with positive with a can-do attitude Strong communication skills, with excellent verbal and written English. Ability to bring continuous improvement Solid knowledge of finance and a good understanding of double-entry bookkeeping This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills. Is this opportunity is of interest send your CV over to -

Accounts Payable Assistant - Immediately Available

Hammersmith and Fulham, W. London, London, England

A well known FMCG brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Accounts Payable Assistant to join their growing business on a 3-6 Month contract. To be considered for this opportunity you will need to be quick and efficient at processing invoices to the ledger. All invoices are received by email, none by post. Invoices are sent for approval through an electronic system created by NetSuite. Key Requirements: -Processing and posting invoices into the ledger. -Deal with queries coming into the finance team. -Review supplier statements to the balance. Essentials skills include: ·Proficient using Excel ·2+ years Accounting experience ·Experience working with high volume invoice processing role. ·Exposure/ Proficient with using Netsuite

Accounts Payable Specialist

City of London, London, England

Cedar are currently assisting a Global Business Consultancy with the recruitment of an Accounts Payable Specialist on an ongoing temporary contract. This role requires someone who is immediately available and includes the following duties. ·Processing of accounts payable transactions across the EMEA region ·Preparing multi-currency payment runs ·Manage questions from external suppliers ·Ensuring all accounts transactions are correctly posted to the general ledger Requirements: ·At least 2 years AP experience ideally within a Professional Services environment ·Experience in working within a high volume environment ·Experience working within a multi-currency environment ·Experience of using Elite & Chrome River - Highly Desirable

Accounts Assistant

East London, London

I am currently recruiting for a well established Construction company based in the East London area who is looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Group Accountant you will be responsible for the following: Process Depot petty cash Approve Acloud Expenses Journal preparation and posting Daily and Monthly Bank Reconciliation Reconcile Company Credit Card Reconcile Control Accounts Process Credit Card payments and set up new Cash Account Update Fixed Asset Register Maintain Accounts Manual Assisting Accountant in preparation of annual accounts for auditors Assist with electronic invoicing setup Assist in weekly payroll in absence of HR Provide cover for Invoicing Runs Assist with Depot Monthly Reporting Assist with Ad hoc Projects as set by the Group Accountant or Finance Director The role is to start asap. If this position is of interest, please submit your CV to this advert or email directly

Management Accountant

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

I am recruiting for a fast growing, independent telecommunications company based in Hertfordshire who have a new opening available for an experienced Management Accountant. Ideally with a background in the technology industry you will be part-qualified ACCA or CIMA. The role will include the following responsibilities: Preparation of Monthly Management Accounts Reconciliation of separate and consolidated balance sheets Balance sheet management Production of business performance reports with commentary Key system control reconciliation Run managed service payrolls for designated group companies Prepare associated payroll tax returns and payments Assist with cash flow forecast and variance analysis Bank reconciliations Preparation of indirect tax returns Other statutory reporting as required the ideal candidate will have experience of multi-currency/multi-company management accounts along with UK, US and Australia accounting experience.Strong Excel skills are a must as are excellent analytical and numerical ability. If this role is of interest to you, please apply to this advert or send your CV directly

Accounts Assistant

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

My client is a growing, fast-paced finance team looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Associate to join us on a permanent position and take full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the accounts payable. My client are looking for candidates who have previous experience in working within a fast paced, B2B environment who are looking to add value to the business function. Additionally, it is crucial that the Accounts Assistant has had practical exposure to the P&L, Balance Sheet and multi-currency experience. Duties to include: * Coding all supplier invoices correctly as per budget * Ensuring all expenditures comply with company policies and procedures, and follow up with individual staff members to ensure compliance with policies. * Ensuring expense claims comply with company policies * Ensuring correct VAT treatment of all purchase ledger transactions. * Preparing supplier and payment reconciliation's as required. * Performing ad hoc analysis and assisting Management Accountant as required. * Resolving queries from suppliers and assisting with year-end global audit * Chasing approvals of invoices in timely manner and effectively dealing with invoice queries In addition to these duties, the Accounts Assistant will also provide some support in providing back up to the Finance team at month end; additionally, there will be some ad hoc administrative responsibilities, including opening the post, answering the phone and assisting with general queries. In addition to a friendly, flexible and fun working environment, we provide a range of other benefits, including extensive health insurance, income protection, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, leisure travel insurance, pension contribution and a Cycle2Work scheme, as well as 25 days' holiday allowance. Must have skills/experience: * At least 3 years' experience in a similar role * Exposure of multi-currency * Clear and diplomatic communicator * Self-starter with ability to use own initiative to tackle problems and improve procedures * Experience with dealing with expenses, preferably use of Concur system but not essential * Good excel skills and excellent eye for detail * Enthusiastic and self-motivated * Well organised * Working towards a professional qualification i.e. AAT/CIMA/ACCA

Finance Analyst

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Cedar is currently recruiting an experienced Finance Analyst for a renowned luxury retail company based in South West London/Surrey. The company is a household name across the UK, with offices also based in London and the North, and this particular role offers the opportunity to travel to the other offices. The ideal candidate will have experience within a retail finance function as a Finance Analyst and be an advanced user of Excel; this role requires modelling and Macro experience. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for the reporting of P&L performance across multiple cost centres Point of contact on all queries from the business related to cost centres Variance analysis Working closely with business partners to ensure business/financial objectives are met Delivering cost savings across cost centres Support the production of the monthly management consolidation reports for the group Financial modelling of impacts of projects within cost centres Assist the commercial team with the management of the annual budgetary process and forecasts Deliver accurate and timely financial data to the all stakeholders Support business functions with relevant information to aid decision making, assist in forward planning and improve overall profitability. Key Requirements: Part qualified or QBE Advanced Excel skills - Macros, modelling Experience with manual processes is essential Experience within a group function and retail preferable Team player, with positive with a can-do attitude Strong communication skills, with excellent verbal and written English. Ability to bring continuous improvement Solid knowledge of finance and a good understanding of double-entry bookkeeping This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Junior Finance Analyst

South West London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Junior Finance Analyst for a global media company based near Kensington/Hammersmith. The company brand is well-known, and enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. This role will initially to support the other two senior analysts in the team, with a view to learning the full remit for the position as the role progresses. No experience in a previous Analyst position is necessary, as this role lends itself perfectly to someone who is new to their finance career but knows they want to continue down the analyst route. The ideal candidate will be degree-educated, and will either be looking to study/studying AAT, and have some exposure to working within a finance department. Some of the duties for the role are: Analyse and review financial submissions at month-end Collation and analysis of global weekly sales and development of the sales reporting process Respond to various ad-hoc requests relating to financial analysis and reporting Analyse regular cash flow reports from global divisions for the forecast and budget process Maintain the key release system for actual, forecast and budget submissions including updating titles and reconciliations to financial reporting systems. Review release schedule information, including liaison with research and analysis team, marketing, affiliates and US labels to assist in timely and accurate submissions. Review and report on sales data and review variances against previous targets and follow up with territory finance teams on reporting issues Review and report on sales revenue and review variances against previous targets Key Requirements: Bachelor's degree Studying AAT or AAT qualified - looking to study CIMA or ACCA Highly numerate with strong attention to detail Ability to work through problems logically Very good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate with all staff levels Good level of Excel This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Management Accountant - French Speaking

London, England

Cedar is currently working closely with a renowned PR company, based in Central London, that is urgently seeking a bilingual Management Accountant (French and English). Joining a team of 10 in the London office, and liaising with a team of up to 20 from the EMEA regions, the successful applicant will be responsible for the financial accounting of various European entities. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for ensuring that the EMEA finance functions are operating effectively Manage each entities' balance sheets, ensuring accuracy and that all accounts are accurate and reconciled each month Manage month-end closes and ensure that deadlines are met Produce draft P&L's & Balance Sheets timely and accurately Reconcile statutory accounts to the management accounts for EMEA regions; Manage internal audits, and assist with external audits Review and chase debtors Inter-company reconciliations Review weekly cash flows for each entity, liaising with the European FD regularly Manage and control overhead costs for assigned offices Handle client budget tracking as appropriate Oversee the billing process and ensure that billing is issued timely and accurately Ensure that statutory accounts and tax returns are produced in a timely and accurate fashion Managing local banking relationships Key Skills: Fluent in French and English Used to hitting tight reporting deadlines with an eye for accuracy and completeness Demonstrable experience in developing processes and controls in a finance function Good working knowledge of Job Costing systems and WIP management Experience and practical understanding of financial requirements in various European countries Effective relationship building and communication skills Systems literate and intermediate Excel This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

PQ Finance Analyst - FMCG

West London, London

Cedar is currently working closely with a global FMCG organisation in West London that is in the process of recruiting a Finance Analyst to join their commercial team. The brand is a household name throughout the world and enjoys an enviable reputation and is looking for someone from a commercial finance background to work closely with the SFM to increase profitability. The ideal candidate will be someone who believes in the company, can demonstrate why they want to work there, with previous experience in an Analytical role within FMCG. Some of the duties for the role are: Co-ordinate the analysis of monthly volume, revenue and gross profit performance Support the Commercial Teams with their volume and GP projections, identifying the performance insights behind trends and seeking to positively influence these. Responsible for assisting in the co-ordination and preparation of the annual business plan, liaising with the Sales teams to deliver volume and GP targets. Review environment, pack and brand statements on a period basis by reporting on the account and environment performance. Evaluate and recommend significant business proposals, analyse effectiveness of promotions, and support customer revenue and pricing discussions. It will also be part of your responsibility to coach and develop key personnel within the business to improve understanding and capability in the use of financial systems, supporting the Commercial Teams in the use of reporting and forecasting tools and help them become self-sufficient. Key SkillS: Previous work experience in a commercial finance environment (ideally within FMCG), with exposure to the analysis of revenue. Part or fully qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) Advanced knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Graduate Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

My client is a Tech start-up who has an exciting opportunity available for a Graduate Accounts Assistant. Based in WeWork offices in the City, this is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to start their career in accounts. On a day to day basis, your responsibilities will include: Running the day to day business accounting with support from the Finance Director Working with the offshore team with regard to basic financial processes Managing day to day cashflow Supporting the monthly reporting Reviewing costs and expenses Running payroll with support from he external payroll provider Supporting all aspects of financial administration You will be numerical with high attention to detail and will hold a BSc degree in Accounting or related discipline. You will also be keen to study for an accounting qualification. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, ambitious and able to articulate in interview, situations where they have achieved goals and taken ownership of a situation. In return you will receive a generous benefits package which includes 24 day holiday allowance, flexible working and study support. To apply for this exciting role, please submit your CV to this advert along with a covering letter briefly outlining your achievements to date. if you have an interesting hobby outside of work that would be an advantage so feel free to include details!

Finance Manager

North London, London

My client works with the biggest names in media and are now looking for a Finance Manager to oversee a team of 4. This will be for an 8 month fixed term contract with a view to lead on to a permanent position. You must be available to start within 1 weeks notice. Responsibilities: ·Oversee sales and purchase ledger. ·Manage the credit control of accounts department. ·Reconcile bank statements, credit cards and various ledgers. ·Process payroll including salaries, factored commission, advances and bonuses. ·Process invoices and staff expenses. ·Day to day tax compliance, including VAT returns. ·Build and maintain client relationships, including dealing with customer disputes. ·Work closely with company accountants to prepare management accounts. ·Delegate wider accounts and administrative duties to team of 4 people. ·Misc. accounts duties in the normal course of business. About you: ·Experience in a similar role. ·Fully competent in Sage50 and Sage Payroll. ·Good knowledge of credit control and debt recovery. ·Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines, whilst maintaining attention to detail. ·Good analytical and problem-solving skills. ·Good time management and organisation. ·View to improve procedures i.e. shorten month-end procedures, improve systems and processes, etc. ·Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a dynamic role within a fast-paced, growing company. If this sounds like the role for you, please apply.

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A large housing company based in Greater London are actively seeking a finance business partner to join their FP&A function. My client are a welcoming and family focussed business who provide a friendly place to work with ample opportunity to progress your career. The Finance Partner will be a key part of the finance partnering team, providing financial analysis and decision making tools to support the organisation's objectives. They will provide an excellent customer service to the Development, Asset Management and Sales teams, providing on-going financial performance measurement and reporting of specific investment projects within the Group's development and maintenance programmes. ·· Provide a high quality, customer focussed finance partnering service to the Development, Asset Management and Sales teams for all property related activity. · ·Provide comprehensive financial information and reporting for all property related activities · Support with financial decision making in particular financial oversight of development and capital projects · · Provide insightful and intelligent analysis on the key drivers impacting business performance and suggesting solutions to drive improvements in financial performance. · ·SUpporting the budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring targets are realistic and in line with long term business plans. · ·Ensure income and expenditure is accurately represented, and project budgets/forecasts are closely monitored. ·· Maintain a strong and operationally suitable set of financial controls and instil a culture of compliance and control as part of the wider Finance team. · · · Fully embrace a culture of collaborative working and continuous improvement, taking responsibility for ensuring quality of work is of an expected standard. · · Work collaboratively with other members of the Finance team to achieve the overall aims of the directorate, ensuring workloads are covered and skills shared. Experience needed ·· Proven experience of development finance and investment appraisal techniques. · ·Proven experience of capital accounting and associated accounting standards/principles. · ·Housing sector experience or a strong ability to adapt to a complex and regulated sector. ·Ability to add value through business focused financial advice · ·Proven experience and ability to deliver excellent customer service. · ·Proven time management and prioritisation skills. · ·Proven attention to detail and ability to work on a variety of tasks simultaneously. · What is in it for you? ·A competitive salary for this sector ·Great career progression opportunities ·Top benefits package ·Flexible working

Master Data Analyst

City of London, London

A Global well known Luxury Retail brand in London is actively seeking to appoint a Master Data Analyst to join their growing business on a 4 Week Contract Key responsibilities include: ·Review and consolidate Active supplier list ·Data Cleansing - flag and remove duplicate or redundant suppliers ·Data validation - validate existing supplier details in the system against invoices/contracts ·Update missing supplier details in JDE ·Data table consolidation across the region (payment terms, payment method, VAT rates and codes) Essentials skills include: ·Proficient using Excel (V Look Up, Pivot Tables) ·2+ years Relevant experience ·Exposure/ Proficient with using JD Edwards (JDE)

Account Payable Assistant

West End, London

My client a global media giant is looking to hire a diligent and hard-working Accounts Payable Assistant for a 4 month temp to perm basis, based in their modern West End office. A successful candidate should have strong working experience of carrying out AP functions. Must have strong experience in performing supplier statement reconciliation, should be able to follow up with suppliers and be able to resolve queries. Must be immediately available. Reporting to the AP Manager and responsibilities include: ·Successively setting up new suppliers in system ·Handling statement requests and performing reconciliation for all suppliers ·Successfully processing international payments ·Assisting with end to end AP functions ·Successfully maintaining supplier records ·Supporting with audit preparation and collation of data for audit files ·Coding of invoices and credit notes from suppliers within your own category ·Assisting with month-end close ·Processing freelance timesheets and invoices ·Processing expenses Required: ·Good knowledge and experience in PO, goods receipting, invoice allocation to system (AP functions) ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Good understanding of Excel ·Excellent knowledge Paprika (desired) ·2-3 years AP experience

Accounts Payable Assistant - Temp to Perm

Croydon, Surrey

A well-known Leisure brand based in Croydon is actively seeking to appoint a Accounts Payable Assistant to join their growing business on a Temp - Permanent Basis. Key responsibilities include: -Processing and posting invoices into the ledger. -Deal with queries coming into the finance team. -Bank Reconciliations -Managing supplier payment runs and inter-company payments -Review supplier statements to the balance. Essentials skills include: Proficient using Excel 2+ years Accounting experience Previous accounts payable/purchase ledger experience in a fast paced environment Workday experience is highly desired Experience working with high volume invoice processing role. Exposure/ Proficient with using Netsuite If you are looking for a new challenge and are wanting to be part of a fun, fast paced environment then this could be the role for you. If this sounds like a role that matches your profile, please apply now.

Commercial Finance Analyst/Business Partner

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst for a telecommunications company based in the City of London. The company has a global footprint, and this particular division of the company delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for the Group from their numerous product lines from three consumer brands. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders. Some of the duties for the role are: Business Partner to the Trading functions, supporting delivery of trading, value & P&L targets Drive the business in understanding financial performance for 2 key areas of the business. Driving improvement through influencing key stakeholders, analysis and governance Deliver robust and challenging budgets and forecasts for MRC and value creation. Interlocked across sales channels, central trading and marketing Support delivery of reporting (on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis) and analyse value and volume performance Production of Business case's and PIR for trading and marketing initiatives Review long-term trading trends, using analysis to influence decision making and drive change Candidate Requirements: Strong Analytical Skills Advanced Excel/Power point skills Some Commercial/Business acumen Proactive, self-starter with a desire to continuously improve The role requires strong influence and persuasion skills. Ability to evaluate and understand trading performance and pricing requests Working in a challenging, complex, fast moving environment Ability to source and simplify large amounts of complex data simplify into an actionable plan This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Accounts Assistant

City of London, London

My client are a well known name who operate on a global scale and have operated since the 1600's are currently looking for an Accounts Assistant to work directly with a Management Accountant and help to implement SAP into this division of the company Based in Central London this is a 6 month temporary contract with potential to go permanent once SAP has been implemented and is running smoothly. Job Description ·Maintain debtors' ledger (cash and transaction posting, fx adjustments and reconciliation) on Quickbooks. ·Reconcile stock movements and values. ·Reflect financial postings (revenue, cost of sales, debtor and stock adjustments) in Quickbooks. ·Maintain stock master data on Quickbooks. ·Manage stock purchase orders on Quickbooks and subsequent supplier invoices. ·G/L account reconciliations on SAP. ·Sales reporting. ·Data analysis to support credit control function. ·Support credit control function beyond data analysis as and when required. ·Project work as and when required. Person Specification ·Studying for ACCA/CIMA (beyond first year) or AAT (final year). ·Solid understanding of debits and credits. ·Can converse with people across the business. ·Proficient in Excel (VLOOKUPs and pivot tables). ·Has the ability to adhere to month-end process deadlines Support will be given to the right candidate to get to grips with QuickBooks and SAP

Management Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently working alongside an recognisable and reputable Communications company that is currently recruiting a part-qualified Management Accountant on a 12-month FTC for their team in Central London. The company was formed through the merger of two industry giants, which resulted in the company being the only one of it's kind. Based in there head office in Central London, reporting to the FC, this role would really suit someone who comes from a media/PR/agency background but is looking for a more of a mix between a media/agency environment and a slightly more corporate environment. Some of the duties for the role are: Prepare cash book entries for the UK, EMEA, and US bank accounts Prepare and book monthly foreign exchange revaluation Maintain prepaid schedules, prepare and book prepayment journals Maintain FAR Prepare and maintain balance sheet reconciliations, and resolving any queries Settle balances by liaising with inter-company partners Reconcile inter-company accounts Prepare quarterly VAT returns for UK Prepare and submit corporate reporting schedules for any un-billed or deferred revenue, and WIP for the UK and EMEA entities Review P&L and provide commentary on any variance analysis Key Skills: Previous management accounting experience within an agency is desirable Previous EMEA experience is highly desirable Excellent Excel skills are essential Experience working within an Advertising agency is highly desirable This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Financial accountant

West Drayton, London

My client is on of the UK's leading FMCG suppliers with several distribution centres across the UK. They currently have a new opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join the at their Head Office based in Heathrow. Your key responsibilities will be as follows: Preparation of Month end reports Assisting with overhead costing Assisting with Year End reporting Assisting with weekly P&L Preparing overheads and accruals Month End Balance sheet reconciliations. This is a full time role 8.30am - 17.00pm Monday to Friday You will ideally be studying ACCA or CIMA, be AAT qualified or hold an accounting and finance related degree and have three youers plu work experience within a similar role. You will also have advanced Excel skills. Benefits include study support, pension scheme, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, onsite parking and free lunch. if you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to this advert or send your CV directly

Service Charge Accountant

North West London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting a Service Charge Accountant for a well-known Housing Association in North West London. The organisation enjoys a wonderful reputation and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. The ideal candidate will boast recent experience as a Rent & Service Charge Accountant from the Housing sector and will actively wish to continue in the industry. Some of the duties for the role are: Provide detailed financial information and reporting for rent and service charge Responsible for all rent and service charge calculations Support the rent and service charge setting process Monitor the input of all service charge invoices into the system, checking codes and making amendments where necessary for the purposes of accurate budget reporting. Analyse data to ensure that correct costs are reflected against properties to enable accurate recharges to be calculated. Liaise with service departments and other stakeholders regarding any rents and service charge queries. Keep an accurate record of all relevant procedures and processes in relation to rent and service charge accounting Organise the schedule for the preparation of the rent and service charge statements Key Skills: Social housing rent and service charge experience is essential Proven experience of processing high volume financial transactions Proven experience of reconciling accounts and preparing financial statements Strong knowledge of rent regulation, service charges and tenancy legislation is essential Good relationship builder Intermediate Excel skills Good organisational & prioritisation skills High attention to detail Strong verbal and written communication skills Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a problem-solving mind-set This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Assistant Accountant

Romford, Essex

My client is a market leading logistics company specialising in the transportation of bulk commodities on a global scale. They currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join them on a permanent basis to provide support to the Group Financial Controller. This role would suit someone who is looking to progress their career in Finance as the client will offer study support for the successful candidate. Typical day to day duties will include the following: Assisting in the preparation of the Group monthly management accounts Assisting in the production of the detailed quarterly accounts Monthly balance sheet reconciliation and review General ledger reconciliation Calculate, post and reconcile monthly payroll Raise invoices for UK Head Office fees to overseas subsidiaries Monthly inter company account reconciliation Assisting with the annual Group budget and 3 year forecast Assisting with the annual audit Petty cash reconciliation You will ideally be educated to degree level but as a minimum, will hold at least 5 GCSE's including a minimum of grade C or 4 in Maths and English. You must also have a minimum of two years experience in an accounts role and be studying for - or be interested in studying for - ACCA, CIMA or ACA. If this role is of interest and you would like to be considered, please apply to this advert or forward your CV directly