Senior Finance


Corporate Finance Manager

London, England

A Corporate Finance Manager for Europe is required for a well-known international property investment firm with a rapidly expanding portfolio. To support their continued growth, this a newly created role within the Corporate Finance Team to project manage transactions across their multi-billion pound portfolio. Operating across investment closing, investment management and valuations, this multi-faceted, role includes: Conducting commercial due diligence to support transaction decisions Supporting the execution and delivery of transactions through to completion Building and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions, creating frameworks; evaluating new business models and highlighting any risks and opportunities Managing disposals processes where necessary The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in Corporate Finance / Transaction Services or similar. You will either still be within practice or will have moved into industry as the finance support on valuations, deal structure and investment performance. Experience within the property sector is essential. Fluency in an additional European language would be a highly advantageous. A confident and pro-active self-starter, you will be comfortable contributing to high-level strategic decision making whilst being able to 'roll up your sleeves' and get into the detail. You will have a track record of developing and building strong relationships. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the credibility and gravitas to work effectively with both finance and non-finance teams.

Group Finance Manager

London, England

A technically strong Finance Manager is required for an ambitious and growing FTSE 250 client. With a strong brand name our client has successfully delivered continued growth in a challenging market, strengthening its position as a household name. Reporting directly to the Head of Financial Reporting, you will take ownership of the group's financial reporting, driving improvements and ensuring maximum value add through strong financial support and rigour. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Assisting in the Group consolidation process for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Establishing and embedding reporting frameworks to develop best in class processes Full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance with all regulatory requirements Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant, ideally from a 'Top 10' Accountancy firm with a strong technical background. Prior experience of group financial reporting and running consolidation processes within industry (either as full time or as a secondment from practice) is essential. With a solid understanding of financial and accounting processes and a broad business awareness, you will be a confident and pro-active self-starter. You will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and externally, with a proactive, forward looking and challenging mindset.

Group Finance Manager (Tech SME)

London, England

High-growth PE backed Tech business Central London This high-growth, buzzing Tech business with HQ in London has a presence across several international territories and is on-target to more than double in size in the next 4 years with 60% annual growth. With significant backing by a leading Silicon Valley PE house, the CFO has created a new role to support the expected growth to reach £100M turnover within the next few years. Supporting this growth is the need for an ambitious ACA qualified Finance Manager with the energy and drive to overhaul and improve the quality and efficiency of financial information. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a team from day one, taking a lead in Finance to guide reporting and business processes improvement, and become a senior leader in the Finance team. The role will work closely with the Head of FP&A, being instrumental in providing accurate and detailed actuals for management reporting. There will be real opportunity for progression, including moving into other areas of Finance and abroad. Responsibilities: Production of the monthly Board Pack with supporting commentary and analysis Preparation of monthly consolidated group financial statements consolidating 5 entities Manage 1 direct report and grow the team as necessary including recruitment activities Management of monthly close process and Global Chart Of Accounts Maintain the group's consolidation system and support the current finance transformation Maintain and develop transfer pricing policy, managing the relationship with external advisers where necessary Preparation and review of financial information on an ad-hoc basis for Senior Management What we are looking for: ACA qualified with strong academics; You will have played a key role in driving best practice reporting or process improvements; You will also have demonstrably high levels of commercial acumen, communication skills and a logical approach to business methodology; Critical is the hunger to drive improved changes in a fast-paced and dynamic PE backed 'Tech Start-up' environment; Experience with Technology, Software or SAAS would be hugely beneficial to hit the ground running in this role!

Financial reporting accountant

Hertfordshire, England

A well-established technology organisation is recruiting an interim Financial Reporting Accountant position based in North-West London. The role is reporting into a Regional Controller and takes ownership of the full reporting function. Key responsibilities: ·Assisting with all aspects of the year-end accounting process ·Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts ·Ownership of the cash flow management including forecasting ·Supporting a large scale integration project ·Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group ·Provide assistance and advice on any IFRS policies ·Working with the Corporate Development Director on acquisition / disposals reporting Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (Ideally ACA or ACCA) ·In depth knowledge of accounting policies under IFRS ·Excellent communication skills ·Strong system skills ·Must have experience within a similar role The suitable candidate will possess a 'hands on' consolidation background and have proven experience of managing a year-end process under IFRS. You will have strong communication skills and have the ability to work across group finance and directly with the business units.

Interim Operations Consultant

North London, London

Interim Head of Operations Small to medium sized, Central London based Charity is currently looking for interim support as they work through a period of change. The contract will be for three days per week until new Finance Director is in post, reporting directly to CEO. You will lead on the operations of the Charity to ensure that all services are efficient and compliant, working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Board and other Directors. You will lead on the development of IT, HR and building services, ensuring that the Charity has the physical, human and technological resources needed to achieve planned growth and efficiency. Projects: 1.New website development 2.Purchase/Sale HQ negotiations 3.Salary benchmarking and competency framework development. Liaising with the Charity's lawyers to produce appropriate contracts and copyright agreements, and any other legal matters that might occur.

Interim Finance Manager

Glasgow, Scotland

A well known outsourcing organisation, based near Glasgow, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team to assist during a period of considerable change, £275-£350 per day. As the business is going through a significant period of change, the role will consist of both improvement initiatives as well as BAU responsibilities, including but not limited to: - Involvement in month end process for operational finance function - Management of budget and forecasting process (including stakeholder management) - Manage and lead improvement initiatives (transactions, controls, and reporting) - Provide cover as and when required to the wider function - Other ad-hoc tasks when required Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Significant management accounting & month end experience - Strong understanding of processes and data flows - Advanced Excel skills - Track record of stakeholder management - Self-starter, driven to add value - Able to hit the ground running - Comfortable in an autonomous role

Interim Finance Manager

London, England

A well-known and respected telecommunications organisation, based in London, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their Group Finance team on a 12-month FTC, £55K-£60K plus benefits. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - To work closely with Group External reporting, FP&A, Investor Relations, regulatory, pension and taxation department in the provision of accounting information and the resolution of issues arising from this information - Submitting consolidation journals ensuring appropriate reviews - Preparing periodic reporting and analysis including AdHoc SmartView reports - Act as support to the Finance Manager responsible for the Group Consolidation System - Support senior finance manager with any ad hoc queries or projects arising from different stakeholders - Focus on operating controls effectively - Focus on automation and process improvement - Liaise with internal and external auditors. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - Experience of Group consolidation accounting - Preparation of Cashflows - Excellent excel skills - Strong background in process improvement - Commitment to meeting deadlines - Strong communicator - Comfortable with rapid change - Like being challenged

Programme Manager

West London, London

Cedar are currently recruiting for an Programme Manager to manage the IFRS 16 implementation at an international leisure company based in West London on a 12 month contract. OVERALL PURPOSE IRFS 16 is an International Financial Reporting Standard which governs accounting for leases and it is mandatory for international company to adopt the standard as of December 1st 2019. Its implementation is considered to be a significantly larger project than the company's conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS and will impact all of the company's territories. The key role of the Programme Manager will be to oversee the successful implementation of IFRS 16 in the company to ensure regulatory and legislative compliance by the effective date. The role requires effective co-ordination of the programme's projects and managements of their inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising. It will involve the implementation and integration of new operational and accounting software across the entire business including updated business processes and controls to ensure business as usual going forward. The Programme Manager will be managing a number of work streams and will provide regular updates to the Steering Committee, the board and the audit committee and other key stakeholders. The role is crucial for creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum and ensuring delivery by the transition date of the 1st of December 2019. This role will be for 12 months. Key Responsibilities ·Developing and implementing an effective programme structure across the Group projects relating to IFRS 16 ·Pro-actively managing communications with all stakeholders including the Steering Committee, audit committee and the board of directors ·Identifying and developing the key milestones for the project ·Monitoring and tracking project milestones and escalating as necessary to the Steering Committee on regular basis ·Developing and maintaining the Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) log and communicating this to the Steering Committee and Group PMO office on regular basis ·Managing the programme budget to ensure business benefits are achieved in a cost efficient manner ·Providing strong leadership to the project teams (in-house and 3rd party) and actively representing the project teams, ensuring effective relationships are built and maintained ·Ensuring that training is delivered consistently to all territories in an effective manner ·Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects ·Managing the performance of the projects' teams, internal and external suppliers ·Mobilisation of the programme to ensure success from the start e.g. recruitment of roles in to the programme ensures relevant skills and experience ·Managing the IT schedule and resource dependencies to mitigate potential conflict between programmes to keep timelines on track ·Working closely with the company's IT team to ensure timely and successful implementation and integration of associated software solutions THE PERSON Technical Knowledge, Skills & Experience Essential: ·Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills ·Expert knowledge of relevant project management methodologies, development lifecycles etc. ·Expert knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and governing large programmes that comprise multiple projects simultaneously, including risk management ·Expert knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures ·Strong presentation and report writing skills ·Ability to present large amounts of data in user-friendly formats ·Advances skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint ·Good knowledge of resource tools and techniques ·Good knowledge of data structures, flows and modeling ·Good knowledge of tendering, product selection and assessment ·Ability to problem solve and pre-empt problems ·Ability to work in a "matrix" environment where results may need to be achieved through influence as well as direct control ·Experience in implementation of finance and software projects ·Extensive experience of delivering complex programmes and projects in a Retail and or Contact Centre environment ·Extensive experience of managing 3rd parties Desirable: Programme Management Qualification (MSP or similar) ·Project Management Qualification (APM, PRINCE 2 or similar) ·Experience with working with Private Equity businesses ·Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards ·Good knowledge of IFRS 16 ·Experience of implementing IFRS 16 Personal attributes ·Ability to communicate and engage with people across all levels ·Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities and empower people across the business to get involved ·Considers all the appropriate factors when deciding a course of action; able to rapidly assimilate the information available on which to base a decision and make firm decisions quickly ·Remains composed in stressful situations and maintains their cool under pressure ·Has empathy and compassion towards others ·Has a strong sense of right and wrong and high ethical standards ·A team builder and player who can keep the team spirit alive through the highs and lows of a project ·Good sense of humour

Group Financial Reporting Manager

London, England

Branded International Consumer Business Group Financial Reporting Manager c.£80,000 + Bonus + Benefits Central London Our client is a well-known consumer business with a strong brand and an impressive track record of growth and financial achievement. With exciting and ambitious international growth plans the group is looking strengthen its reporting capability by appointing a high-calibre, technically strong, Group Finance Manager. This is a key appointment with broad exposure to senior management and the CFO. Key responsibilities will include: Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts and reports for both monthly internal management and statutory purposes Delivering the Group consolidation process - under IFRS Supporting on the delivery of the Group's budgeting, forecasting and planning processes Managing the audit process and interface with the Auditors Preparing content for internal / external presentations and technical accounting papers The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong technical background in group financial reporting, ideally within a listed environment. Previous experience of running group and multi-currency consolidation processes will be highly advantageous. You will be comfortable 'rolling up your sleeves' and immersing yourself in the detail. This role requires flexible thinking and a dynamic, innovative approach as new business challenges arise, as well as constantly looking for ways to move existing processes forward. As a confident self-starter, you will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and build strong relationships. You will have the credibility and gravitas to challenge current thinking and influence in a positive and constructive manner. With clear enthusiasm and drive you will thrive in a change environment.

Interim Financial Controller

London, England

Interim Group Financial Controller The Company: Cedar are currently supporting a world-renowned consumer business in their search for a Group Financial Controller. We are recruiting for a Group Financial Controller who has proven experience within a large group-reporting function. This role is based in London situated in newly refurbished offices. They are innovative, fast paced and require an individual who is passionate about the industry and has proven experience within a demanding environment. Responsibilities: Preparation of monthly management reports. Ownership of cashflow and analysis. Control variance analysis across multiple P&L's Coordination of Group audit and be the main point of contact for the Group. Manage the group budget cycle. Review and challenge budget submissions. Review subsidiaries cash forecasts and prepare a group consolidated view. Requirements: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar) Industry experience is beneficial but not essential Proven experience within a group accounting function

FP&A Finance Manager

London, England

A global FTSE 250 brand has a high-profile FP&A Finance Manager role based in their HQ in central London. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market. This newly created role will report into a regional FC who reports to the European CFO for £2.5Bn turnover region, will business partner to C-level with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. Responsibility: As the senior Finance Manager you will have first line responsibility for delivering the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Leadership team. You will need to speak to stakeholders across the business to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. These reports reach to Group CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries. The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability, partnering the senior leadership team. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture. Experience requirements for the Finance Manager role: Qualified accountant with PQE FP&A experience in a large, complex structure Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders at C-level

Legal Entity Controller

Hertfordshire, England

Cedar are delighted to bring to market a fantastic "hands on" opportunity. The position is of a bilingual (English and French) Legal Entity Financial Controller for a well-known conglomerate. The postholder will be the "go to" person for all matters concerning the integrity of the accounts for their various legal entities. You will be a key business partner amongst the various global divisions and have the gravitas to deal with senior stakeholders. Key responsibilities: ·Full ownership of the financial records for the various legal entities in full accordance with IFRS and Local GAAP ·Full ownership for the LE environment ·Be a key business partner with the various global business leaders ensuring all reporting is accurate ·Review the balance sheet reconciliations frequently ·Constant review of sales contract and ensuring all revenue recognition criteria is accurate ·Preparation of all technical accounting papers ·Full preparation of the statutory accounts ·Key point of contact for the audit committee ·Provide guidance on any strategic initiatives ·Provide any support on IFRS and local GAAP matters ·Assist in any process and systems improvements ·Ad-hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Must be qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Significant exposure of a legal entity environment in an International business ·Robust systems experience eg. SAP, Oracle or MS Dynamics ·Strong Local GAAP and IFRS ·Fluent English and French Speaker ·Must be able to challenge and influence senior stakeholders ·Occasional travel may be required This opportunity presents itself as challenging but extremely rewarding. Looking after the EMEA entities you will be a strong communicator being able to influence the wider business. You will play a pivotal role in implementing and streamlining new processes and controls. You will possess strong leadership qualities and be able to hit the ground running.

Interim FP&A Analyst

London, England

A fast paced private education organisation is looking for an FP&A Analyst to assist the business during a period of change. This is a London based role with ongoing travel requirements across and the UK and parts of the EU, £350-£400 per day. Reporting directly into and assisting the CFO, the role is focused on assessing the reporting and structure of the organisation (including a recent acquisition). Through senior stakeholder engagement, the successful candidate will understand the business KPI requirements and will provide insightful business information to the Board by setting up new processes and models and creating dashboards for the key KPIs. The candidate will also assist with the annual budget and will potentially get involved in a systems implementation. Key candidate requirements: ·Qualified accountant ·Significant FP&A experience ·Proven track record of partnering with senior stakeholders (non-finance) ·Strong modelling experience ·Commercial acumen ·Hands-on process implementation knowledge ·Strong systems grounding ·Advanced Excel ·Excellent communicator ·Hands-on, self-starter attitude ·Driven to add value

Group Reporting Manager

London, England

A Group Reporting Manager is sought by a leading commercial FTSE-100 plc who are experiencing strong growth in all of revenue, profit and market penetration. The company is a major hi-tech manufacturer whose products transform the world in which we live and most of us use them, perhaps unknowingly, every day. They transact globally and are the primary or secondary player in almost all the markets / countries in which they operate; they are poised to continue their growth over the coming years. The Group Reporting Manager will lead a team of three qualified accountants and will be responsible for the provision of consolidated financial information both externally and to the Board as well as significant monthly commentary and analysis. Specific responsibilities will include: - Production of monthly group management accounts & annual group budget for the Board. - Preparation of half / full year consolidated accounts including supporting analysis and ad hoc information / analysis for the Group's Investor Relations department. - Ensure compliance with the group's accounting policies, statutory requirements and IFRS. - Preparation, review & analysis of information for the group's Tax, Treasury and M&A depts. - Maintain the group's consolidation system; support the replacement of this system. - Manage / develop a team of three (qualified) group accountants. - Provision of ad hoc support and analysis for the Board and other senior management. The ideal candidate for the post of Group Reporting Manager will be a qualified ACA who is currently either at Senior Manager / Associate Director level within a Big 4 firm or at an equivalent level in a Group reporting function in a FTSE-250 plc. All candidates will have strong financial reporting & consolidation skills and will seek out challenging, varied and rewarding work. Further, those who can demonstrate a desire to effect change, improve processes and develop staff will be in particular demand. Excellent opportunities for progression are available as the company continues to grow.

Group Financial Controller

London, England

Group Financial Controller Are you a highly technical accountant looking to work for a great brand within the FTSE 250? Are you looking to have autonomy in your role and gain exposure to city facing c-suite stakeholders on a day to day basis? Are you interested in working in a dynamic and vibrant working environment? A listed FMCG business based in West London is currently recruiting for an Interim Group Financial Controller to join their rapidly growing finance team Responsibility will include: ·Manage the head office accounting and Group reporting functions and provide a clear point of excellence for the divisional finance teams as well as working closely with the CFO and other stakeholders ·Ensuring completion, presentation and analysis of the monthly management accounts and executive reports, half and full year statutory reporting and the business plan, budget and forecasts. ·Develop reporting and management information across the group, including identifying and delivering process improvements. Build relationships with the wider business to act as a key interface between Group finance and the business. ·Typical project work could include assist with a new finance system M&A/due diligence including financial integration of new entities and acquisition accounting; IT projects; bank refinancing or review of business processes and sharing/roll out of best practice. Key Skills: ·Qualified accountant ideally ACA with relevant post qualification experience, some of which should ideally be in a group environment. ·Ability to communicate positively and effectively with people at all levels including executive directors, divisional finance directors and financial controllers, finance/non-finance staff and external advisors. You should be able to build bridges and develop relationships. ·Excellent analytical skills and a good eye for detail

Senior Associate

London, England

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

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A Group Financial Reporting Accountant is required for a very fast-growing private equity backed company. Established more than 20 years ago, they have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a turnover of >£600m - they now have a presence in almost 40 countries. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion; their aim is to build a world-leading business and this is a unique opportunity to join them. The Group Financial Reporting Accountant will report into the Group Head of Financial Reporting. The main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work: ·Producing monthly Group consolidated accounts & review of balance sheet ·Assisting in the production of group management accounts and commentary ·Assisting the FP&A team with budgeting / forecasting queries as required ·Supporting the implementation of IFRS16 / post-implementation review of IFRS15 ·Preparing technical papers to support several M&A deals, new standards etc ·A range of ad hoc projects to support a growing company The ideal candidate for the Group Financial Reporting Accountant role must be a qualified accountant and will ideally be qualified ACA who has worked in a Top 20 practice and gained exposure to working with a range of complex clients and issues e.g. experience of multi-currency group consolidations. The ideal candidate will want to take on early responsibility, will enjoy problem solving, being resourceful and getting involved in a wide range of tasks. Finally, the selected candidate will have the benefit of working for a particularly strong manager who is passionate about nurturing and developing his staff. Significant progression is available as the company continues to grow.

Compliance accountant

Hertfordshire, England

My client, a leading player in the technology space are looking for a compliance accountant to come on board for an initial period of 3 months. The business has undergone some change recently and as a result, this will be a "hand on" role. Key responsibilities: ·Full ownership and preparation of the VAT returns ·Partnering with the Global SSC for posting payment journals ·Prepare and clear the balance sheet reconciliations ·Assist and prepare the year end accounts ·Manage and maintain the compliance of documentation ·Ad hoc duties as required Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) ·Exposure within a global organisation ·Strong systems experience ·Solid experience of VAT reporting ·A good working knowledge of French would be beneficial This is a broad role with significant exposure to the global business. You will have a strong attention to detail and will be able to challenge senior stakeholders.

Interim Group FP&A Manager

London, England

A fast paced technology outsourcing organisation is looking for a Group FP&A Manager to join their team, based in London, £325-£375 per day. Responsibilities for this role include the ownership of the budgeting and forecasting process, consolidation on the monthly management accounts and production of board reports for C-Suite. In addition, there are requirements to assist with refinancing of contracts and work closely with senior stakeholders. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Strong FP&A experience - Management accounts consolidation experience - Track record of stakeholder engagement and management - Advanced Excel - Experience of Forecaster or Great Plains would be highly beneficial - Business Outsourcing or similar sector experience required - Hands-on with the ability to hit the ground running - Comfortable challenging and influencing stakeholders - Strong communication skills Candidates must be available to start no later than 11th March.

Senior Management Accountant

London, England

A Senior Management Accountant is sought by a prestigious international law firm on a fixed-term contract basis for up to 15 months to cover a period of maternity leave. The firm operates on a global basis, is growing and opening new offices and are also clear leaders in various markets in which they operate. They value a strong work-life balance and agile, flexible working and their working environment benefits from these values. The Senior Management Accountant reports to the UK Financial Controller and will lead a small UK management accounting team of 2 staff as well as acting as a Business Partner to various department heads. Specific duties are as follows: ·Preparing the monthly P&L and Balance Sheet for the UK office and associated companies. ·Ensuring the monthly actual vs budget cost reports are prepared; liaise with department heads. ·Developing & preparing various monthly analyses e.g. schedules on performance statistics, Capex budget reports, marketing analysis, salary variance monitoring reports etc... ·Leading the annual cost budgets for UK departments & re-forecasting as required. ·Preparing annual financial statements & providing analysis required by the auditors. ·A raft of ad hoc duties to support the UK FC and wider business team. Candidates for the role of Senior Management Accountant may either be qualified accountants (without any legal experience) or may be qualified by experience if they've worked in a legal / professional services firm - at least 5 years management accounting experience is, however, expected. Some staff management experience would be useful but a desire to get involved across the board, immerse yourself in the detail and improve processes where appropriate will be more relevant. The client would consider candidates with up to a month's notice period.

Group Financial Controller - International Projects

Surrey, England

This market leading, internationally renowned FTSE Manufacturing business in Surrey has experienced both acquisitive and organic growth over the past 3 years. The firm has exciting plans for growth in place, this dynamic organisation is about to embark on a significant and rapid expansion plan. Several years of consistent success have come through the development of exciting innovations within its field and this business prides itself at being at the forefront of technological advances across the sector. International expansion plans remain on track and the organisation continues to bid for and win high profile contracts. As a result of this continued success, the organisation has now created the new position of Group Financial Controller - Projects. In this business critical position, reporting to the Group Finance Director, you will; ·Take ownership for the execution and delivery of group wide projects, including M&A support, business restructuring, driving improvements through local and overseas business units, ·Identify areas for improvements, advise on governance & compliance issues, drive improvements in reporting across multiple entities ·Develop and communicate the Group Finance Policy Manual including a minimum standard of internal controls ·Ad-hoc FP&A and financial modelling activities as and when required ·Providing proactive advice to the business on risk management and controls to support the continuous improvement of the controls environment. As a credible and emotionally intelligent accountant, you will have first class communications skills and demonstrably high levels of intellectual horsepower. You will easily build cross-functional relationships, have proven business partnering experience and have experience of providing financial process and technical accounting advice. With previous exposure to a capex intensive environment, i.e. manufacturing, engineering or construction. This is a high profile and critical hire which will play a key role in the continued success of this growing business.

Finance manager

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

My client, a leading player in the professional services space are looking to hire a finance manager for an initial period for 6 months to take control and provide general financial oversight of one of their divisions. You will be a key business partner being the "go to" individual for all financial related matters. Key responsibilities: ·Creation and oversight of the monthly reporting packs ·Implement controls to streamline reporting ·Oversight of the group submission packs (cashflow, working capital & balance sheet reconciliations) ·Business partner with finance and non finance stakeholders ·Manage the rolling forecast for the business ·Implement robust strong analysis and reporting tools ·Assist with the creation of bid models ·Management of the statutory audit, corporate tax and employee benefits ·Any ad hoc duties as required by the Finance Director Key requirements: ·Strong analytical skills ·Strong SAP experience ·Strong interpersonal skills ·Strong excel skills ·Team management experience ·A working knowledge of SAP ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) This is a great opportunity with exposure to the wider business. You will be a key influencer and have the ability to take a stronghold of the finance function.

Interim Group Accountant

London, England

The Company: Cedar is currently partnering a world-renowned multi-channel retail group with a strong heritage. This is a great opportunity for a Group Accountant to join a growing business that will empower and develop you. Responsibilities: ·Review and reporting of on-going projects, analysis of closed projects versus original specifications & budget, and improving and bringing efficiencies to the overall capital expenditure process ·Ownership of monthly trial balance and balance sheet ·Key part in the year end and statutory accounting, including relationship with the auditors ·Prepare monthly manual journal review and commentary ·Monthly P&L reviews and Business Opportunities ·Prepare monthly VAT returns ·Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditure ·To maintain the fixed asset register by accounting for additions, disposals, calculating depreciation, and reconciling to the nominal ledger Requirements: ·Qualified Accountant ·Significant Group Accounting experience ·Must have worked in a large corporate business ·Advanced in Excel ·Strong communication, stakeholder management skills and influencing skills ·Strong problem-solving skills ·Well organised with the ability to deal with a high workload Candidates must be available at short notice due to the urgency of this role.


London, England

CFO Media Central London C£120,000 + benefits 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 people. Having recently received significant funding it is now poised to triple in size over the next 4 years. 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, acting 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 and manage the outsourced accounting relationship in the US 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.