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Senior Finance

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Finance Manager

City of London, London

An urgent requirement for an interim finance manager is needed for an initial 6 week period for a luxury retail brand, based in central in London. Responsibilities include: ·Complete UK and Ireland statutory accounts under FRS102 ·Perform weekly and monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including bank reconciliation ·Preparation of compliance related activities including VAT and Statistics ·Perform month end close activities per month end close timetable and model journal entry list ·Prepare and post journals ·Provide information required for payroll and benefits when required ·Support cluster controllers with any ad hoc accounting and compliance tasks including payroll and benefits when required Essential: ·Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·UK GAAP/FRS102 ·Able to do manual reconciliation

Senior Manager FP&A

London, England

PE backed eCommerce business Senior FP&A Manager £85,000 + excellent benefits Central London Market leading, consumer facing, branded eCommerce business has been experiencing consistent 20% YoY growth across several European markets. Internal progression has now resulted in the need to recruit a Senior FP&A Manager. Reporting to the Group FP&A Director, who reports to the Group CFO, and managing a team of 4 qualified accountants, the role includes: Plan and execute the end-to-end budget process, partnering production and brand senior management Create management reports on performance trends and investment opportunities, making recommendations on business cases for capex initiatives Identify and deliver cost saving projects Create a holistic Group level FP&A view of brand performance Overall responsibility for forecasting, analysis and budgeting for the production arm of the group business Drive improvements through the FP&A environment, working closely with cross functional stakeholders and coaching your talented team Multiple business growth orientated projects As a senior finance professional with in-depth FP&A experience, you will have worked within a 'tangible product' environment and have demonstrable experience of delivering value-add planning, budgeting, analysis and forecasting. With strong leadership skills, high levels of self-awareness and the ability to succeed in a fast paced and dynamic environment, you will be comfortable with large data volumes, and be at ease operating in a hands on, sleeves rolled up capacity. This is a high profile role with significant exposure to the Exec team.

Finance Manager

London, England

A multi national media company based in west london is looking for an interim finance manager to come on board for an initial period of 4 months. European experience is essential! Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of management Accounts for European territories ·Balance Sheet Reconciliations ·Preparation of Statutory Accounts ·Liasing with auditors / answering queries for group and statutory audit ·Preparation of budget for European territories ·Preparation of quarterly reforecasts ·Key Finance point of contact for and review of the Licensor reports for key clients ·Review of royalty trackers status Key Skills: ·Qualified accountant (1 or 2 PQE) ·Royalties/ licensing experience ·Prior knowledge of French / German regulatory environments ·Team management experience ·Media or similar industry experience

Interim Senior Finance Analyst

London, England

Cedar are partnering with a global FTSE 250 brand that have created a high-profile Senior Finance Analyst role based in their HQ in Central London. This newly created role will report into the EMEA FC who reports to the European CFO for the £2.5Bn turnover EMEA region, and will business partner the Senior Leadership Team both finance and non-finance with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. 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. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Management. ·Business partner with various stakeholders across the business up to C-level to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. ·These reports reach to CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries. ·Perform regular analysis of key business drivers, understanding contract and country performance - helping to identify risks and opportunities. Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with 1-2 years 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 up to C-level 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. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture, very strong retention rates and evident career progression across the board.

Finance Analyst

London, England

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

Global Financial Controller

London, England

Global Financial Controller Media Sector Circa £100,000 + Excellent Benefits London This global Media market leader operates across a variety of dynamic and consumer led Entertainment niches, operating a number of well-known brands across multiple territories. With regular M&A activity and consistent YoY growth, the organisation has gone from strength to strength. It is now seeking an impressive Financial Controller to own and develop the accounting activities for a significant international division. In this high profile role, you will: Provide technical accounting guidance on acquisition targets and subsequent executions Create and implement appropriate and consistent revenue recognition policies Review contracts, advising on suitable accounting implications making recommendations where relevant Manage the monthly and quarterly close process, working closely with colleagues across various territories Own all aspects of SOX compliance for the division including implementation of global programmes and internal controls where required Provide insightful analysis to support critical business planning As a qualified accountant with excellent up-to-date technical accounting knowledge, you will demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence, multi-cultural awareness and intellectual horsepower. With knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and ideally US GAAP, you will have worked across a multinational environment, easily engaged with multiple cross functional colleagues and have a successful track record of advising on the appropriate accounting treatments to maximise top and bottom line returns. This is a high profile position with visibility across the senior leadership team, playing a key role in the ongoing development and growth of this fantastically exciting business.

Global Financial Controller

London, England

Global Financial Controller Media Sector Circa £100,000 + Excellent Benefits London This global Media market leader operates across a variety of dynamic and consumer led Entertainment niches, operating a number of well-known brands across multiple territories. With regular M&A activity and consistent YoY growth, the organisation has gone from strength to strength. It is now seeking an impressive Financial Controller to own and develop the accounting activities for a significant international division. In this high profile role, you will: Provide technical accounting guidance on acquisition targets and subsequent executions Create and implement appropriate and consistent revenue recognition policies Review contracts, advising on suitable accounting implications making recommendations where relevant Manage the monthly and quarterly close process, working closely with colleagues across various territories Own all aspects of SOX compliance for the division including implementation of global programmes and internal controls where required Provide insightful analysis to support critical business planning As a qualified accountant with excellent up-to-date technical accounting knowledge, you will demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence, multi-cultural awareness and intellectual horsepower. With knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and ideally US GAAP, you will have worked across a multinational environment, easily engaged with multiple cross functional colleagues and have a successful track record of advising on the appropriate accounting treatments to maximise top and bottom line returns. This is a high profile position with visibility across the senior leadership team, playing a key role in the ongoing development and growth of this fantastically exciting business.

Finance Manager

London, England

A multi national media company based in west london is looking for an interim finance manager to come on board for an initial period of 4 months. European experience is essential! Key responsibilities: ·Preparation of management Accounts for European territories ·Balance Sheet Reconciliations ·Preparation of Statutory Accounts ·Liasing with auditors / answering queries for group and statutory audit ·Preparation of budget for European territories ·Preparation of quarterly reforecasts ·Key Finance point of contact for and review of the Licensor reports for key clients ·Review of royalty trackers status Key Skills: ·Qualified accountant (1 or 2 PQE) ·Royalties/ licensing experience ·Prior knowledge of French / German regulatory environments ·Team management experience ·Media or similar industry experience

Senior Finance Business Partner (London)

London, England

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

Reporting Accoutant

S. W. London, London, England

A leading multinational facility management company based in South West London, is recruiting for an Interim Divisional Reporting Accountant for 6 months. Main duties and Responsibilities ·To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts. ·To manage the preparation of accurate and timely budgets and forecasts. ·To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist Operational staff with the improvement of site profitability. ·Ensure prior year actuals and current year budget figures are accurately reflected in the reporting package ·Responsible for the issuance of accurate and timely weekly reporting ensuring it is continuously developed and improved (eg sales, forecasting, payroll etc). Key requirements: ·Qualified Accountant ·Advance Excel ·Strong System experience- preferably Navision ·Extremely thorough and detailed approach to ensure accuracy at all times. ·Professional approach able to establish close working relationships with finance and non-finance staff. ·Strong technical skills combined with first class budgeting, forecasting and analytical credentials ·Expert knowledge of financial analysis and management reporting

Senior Group Treasury Manager

London, England

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

Senior Finance Manager (Commercial Accounting)

London, England

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

Senior M&A Manager

London, England

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

Acquisition Accountant

London, England

An exciting opportunity has arisen at a global technology business. Cedar are searching for Project Accountant to support an exciting acquisition. We are recruiting for an individual who has proven experience in preparing a business for Audit, post-acquisition. Our client is innovative and undergoing significant growth; this is a fantastic time to join this business. Responsibilities: Lead the process from pre-acquisition to full integration Group Consolidation according to FRS102 Liaising with wider M&A to make sure everything runs smoothly Support annual budget Liaising with tax, auditors, lawyers and directors Preparing acquisition accounts subject to GAAP Financial ownership of the newly acquired business Provide supporting information for audits Requirements: FRS102 experience is essential Acquisition Integration experience is essential Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar) Big 4 experience is beneficial

Interim Finance Manager

London, England

An Interim Finance Manager is sought by one of Europe's leading distribution companies; they have a European footprint and boast a turnover in excess of £1bn. They were formed relatively recently by a series of mergers and could be considered a start-up. They are growing quickly, both organically and by acquisition, and this is an excellent opportunity to join their UK head office and play a key part in the early stages of their journey. The Finance Manager will report into the Head of Accounting & Reporting and will oversee the accounting of the UK business as well as assist in the overall group reporting. You'll be a key part of a small head office team and duties will include: ·Prepare and coordinate all day to day accounting activities of the UK head office entities with weekly, monthly and annual statutory reporting; work with auditors where required. ·Assure financial integrity and transparency of accounting and financial reporting in accordance with accounting standards and group policies for UK head office entities (IFRS and UK GAAP). ·Ensure timely and accurate VAT, payroll and tax compliance for UK head office entities. ·Support group finance & operational teams with ad hoc and regular activities including consolidated financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting. ·Participate in finance committees to assist with group finance projects and company strategy ·Assist with special projects which may include reporting process improvement, implementation of policies and procedures, FP&A, treasury support and integration of new businesses. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Manager will be an ACA (possibly ACCA) with at least five years post qualified experienced and keen awareness of best practice. The ability to add value via process, process improvements and documenting around financial reporting is essential. With a strong appreciation of processes & controls, you will also have a commercial outlook and know how to deliver the right solutions to support a growing business. You will also be a tenacious self-starter who enjoys being challenged by a broad range of finance issues.

Internal Auditor with a FTSE Listed Property Business

London, England

Company: An innovative and ever-growing FTSE Listed Property Business is currently seeking an Internal Auditor. This great opportunity is for someone with proven experience from the Property Investment space. Internal Audit here plays a central role in providing assurance and advisory services globally. Responsibilities: Audit service charges supporting Asset Management team Develop audit scope and audit procedures for internal audits and management assignments Perform audit testing to assess effectiveness of controls Coordinate quarterly meetings and action plans based on discussion with key stakeholders Prepare documents for External Auditors in accordance with procedures Devise the risk and internal audit plan, the methodology and necessary information to manage the department. Various ad-hoc projects for Internal Audit leadership and/or regional management Requirements: Industry experience is essential

Interim Head of Group Reporting

City of London, London

This established public listed business based in Central London have been providing reputable service within their industry for well over a Century. Leading the way in their market as one of the most recognised brands in the industry this business is looking to appoint a hands on Interim Group Financial Controller for a period of 6 months. This role will be reporting directly into the Group CFO. Operating across group and leading the finance team, you will own the financial control environment, identify and execute transformational activities across financial reporting processes, systems, governance, team development, compliance, accounting policy and controls. As a technically proficient and charismatic leader, you will have a demonstrable track record of executing change, have operated within a fast paced and international matrix environment Familiarity with listed company reporting would be a distinct advantage however is not an essential requirement. This is an extremely high-profile role that offers the opportunity to own the accounting change agenda within an instantly recognisable organisation.

Finance Director

London, England

Cedar are delighted to be recruiting a Finance Director for a particularly exciting pharmaceutical start-up. The group has launched a product that is backed by a weight of scientific research and they have recently raised £6m of funding via 2 closed rounds as they seek to offer their products to a wider audience. Focusing their operations on 5 major European markets, the group is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years and this is a wonderful opportunity to join them. The Finance Director will report into the CEO and will bring an entrepreneurial & dynamic approach to the management team. Specific duties will include the following: -Driving the efficient financial operations of a Group operating across multiple business lines. -Managing the Group's budget and financial forecasts, including the timely preparation of management and statutory accounts under IFRS. -Leading on all transaction and corporate development related activities including negotiations. -Implementing a market-leading data and FP&A strategy; participating in key business decision making by contributing commercial experience, analytical skills and other support. -Preparing top-class investor and stakeholder communications. -Introducing appropriate process & controls as required by a hyper-growth business. -Recruiting and developing a finance team capable of driving the Group forward. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Director will be a qualified accountant who is currently leading a finance function and who has experience of closing buy-side M&A transactions (exposure to raising funds will be an added advantage). Whilst start-up experience is not key, applicants must demonstrate their ability to implement / improve processes at all levels and with both a financial control and an FP&A focus. It's a given that you will be a tenacious and driven leader; it's also expected you will be a clear communicator and will be comfortable presenting to key external as well as internal stakeholders. The business has huge potential and hence this role offers significant opportunities for personal and career advancement. NOTE: Priority will be given to candidates who are available either immediately or on very short notice periods.

Senior Finance Business Partner

Essex, England

My client is looking for a talented and experienced Finance Business Partner to join a high performing commercial team based in East London. You will become part of a well-known retail group who have gone from strength to strength over recent years, offering a brilliant career path for a finance professional with scope for both progression and development in a modern, flexible working environment. Responsibilities include: Collaborating with different areas of the business and proactively challenge performance, driving change to ensure key operational and financial targets are achieved or beaten. Manage the end to forecasting and budgeting process for Sales & gross contribution Support the Head of FP&A, trading team and wider business in providing analytical and critical insights to support to the key decision-making process Ensure accurate and detailed information is communicated smoothly across the business, including the site Finance and Commercial teams. Play a key role within finance for various projects, coordinating with Commercial teams and Group Finance to ensure tight deadlines are adhered to. Creation and support of modelling to allow trading department to more accurately track and forecast Key skills: ·Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA equivalent ·Business Partnering experience ·Strong communication skills

VAT Manager (12 Month Contract - £350-£450 a day)

London, England

VAT Manager Cedar are currently partnering a world-renowned consumer business in their search for a VAT Manager. We are recruiting for a VAT Manager who has proven experience in managing VAT processes. This role is based in Central London situated in newly refurbished offices. Our client is innovative, fast paced and require an individual who has experience within a demanding environment. Our client is undergoing significant growth; this is an exciting time to join this business. Responsibilities: Management of the VAT General Ledger accounts. Based on the growth - Forecast of VAT payments across EMEA. Monthly reconciliations involving: VAT Control and VAT Output/Input). Producing reports: VAT Returns, liaising with external advisers accordingly. Abide by local (EMEA) tax authorities. Ownership of VAT modules in relation to UAT testing. Producing reports needed for the preparation of Sales Reports in line with EU reporting obligations. Managing VAT reclaim processes. Provide supporting information for audits. Requirements: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or Similar) Industry experience is beneficial but not essential Vast VAT experience is essential.

Senior Finance Manager (Commercial Accounting)

London, England

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

Financial Controller - Digital Consumer Sector

London, England

Financial Controller Digital Consumer Sector PE Backed Circa £100,000 + Excellent Benefits Central London This is one of the UK's best known digital consumer brands, backed by a progressive PE house and experiencing consistent and sustained YoY double digit growth. The time to join is now, with exciting M&A and a potential IPO or secondary buyout on the agenda, heavyweight business leaders joining and multiple capex projects underway to re-enforce a market leading position. As part of the ongoing growth of the business, it is now seeking a dynamic and experienced Financial Controller to create a full serviced financial control team. Reporting to the CFO and playing a key role in providing financial guidance to the leadership team, you will: Implement a transparent and rigorous financial control structure, ensuring a 'no surprises' reporting environment that will support the ongoing rapid growth and change of the organisation Coach and develop the existing team, ensuring clarity of purpose, development plans are in place and a collaborative and supportive team environment is sustained Manage the month-end process and reporting cycles, including forecasts and monthly management information Drive improved yet simplified data insight through the organisation, partnering business heads where necessary and helping to facilitate a transparent understanding of business performance Deliver improved management information and developing new reports and models that are appropriate for non-finance stakeholder consumption Provide insight, analysis and recommendations in relation to performance assessment and improvement, financial sustainability, and investment cases. Take the existing financial function and continue the automation and simplification of the structure Oversee the consolidation of the monthly/annual results Provide ongoing risk and opportunity assessments of the business, including full accountability for ensuring robust corporate governance and compliance and ensuring readiness for future corporate activity, i.e. acquisitions or divestments As a highly credible finance professional with impressive levels of gravitas, intellectual horsepower and technical accounting knowledge, you will have in-depth experience of owning an end-to-end finance function. Critical to this position is a demonstrable background of executing change across processes, systems and people, creating a best practice financial control environment within a dynamically changing environment. With a natural hands-on approach to a rapid growth environment, you will easily demonstrate the skills and behaviours to operate at ground level in a shirt sleeves rolled up capacity and simultaneously able to provide high level guidance and leadership. Whilst experience of working within a PE backed environment would be preferred, to be successful in this role you must have experience of working within a changing, fast paced and agile business where you will have coached a team to enhanced performance and executed measurable business improvement. Personality and behaviours are a key element for the successful candidate. Humility, business acumen, first class communication skills, attention to detail and a confidence in your own ability are pre-requisite if you are to excel within this dynamic, fast paced and exhilarating environment.

Financial Controller

Slough, Berkshire

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

Finance Manager

London, England

A Finance Manager is sought by one of Europe's leading distribution companies; they have a European footprint and boast a turnover in excess of £1bn. They were formed relatively recently by a series of mergers and could be considered a start-up. They are growing quickly, both organically and by acquisition, and this is an excellent opportunity to join their UK head office and play a key part in the early stages of their journey. The Finance Manager will report into the Head of Accounting & Reporting and will oversee the accounting of the UK business as well as assist in the overall group reporting. You'll be a key part of a small head office team and duties will include: ·Prepare and coordinate all day to day accounting activities of the UK head office entities with weekly, monthly and annual statutory reporting; work with auditors where required. ·Assure financial integrity and transparency of accounting and financial reporting in accordance with accounting standards and group policies for UK head office entities (IFRS and UK GAAP). ·Ensure timely and accurate VAT, payroll and tax compliance for UK head office entities. ·Support group finance & operational teams with ad hoc and regular activities including consolidated financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting. ·Participate in finance committees to assist with group finance projects and company strategy ·Assist with special projects which may include reporting process improvement, implementation of policies and procedures, FP&A, treasury support and integration of new businesses. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Manager will be an ACA (possibly ACCA) who qualified within a reputable practice and who has already gained some exposure to working in industry. Applicants will be technically sound and will be looking to develop their finance skills in a role that combines aspects of both OpCo and group accounting. With a strong appreciation of processes & controls, you will also have a commercial outlook and know how to deliver the right solutions to support a growing business. You will also be a tenacious self-starter who enjoys being challenged by a a broad range of finance issues and your ability to succeed here will see you progress quickly.

Indirect Tax Manager - VAT Specialist

London, England

A dynamic and commercially minded Indirect Tax Manager and VAT expert is required for an incredibly fast growing and exciting brand that has taken the market by storm. This is a newly created role within an environment this is establishing operations from scratch across Europe and is embarking on an aggressive growth trajectory. This is an integral role within the Tax function, providing indirect tax knowledge and application, taking responsibility for managing all VAT tax matters, and providing technical support, whilst ensuring compliance across the EMEA region for the group. Key responsibilities will include: Full ownership of VAT compliance for the EMEA region Delivering monthly reconciliations and reporting Preparing and producing VAT Returns across all EMEA entities Delivering process and systems improvements Identifying and ensuring VAT legislative changes and standards are closely reviewed and adopted as appropriate, in a timely manner Managing relationships with external VAT advisors Proactively advise and support on all VAT taxation matters The successful candidate will be a hands-on qualified accountant or tax professional (ACA, CPA, ACCA, CTA, ATT or equivalent), with a strong understanding of indirect regulations and reporting requirements. Prior experience of working in complex environments and managing an international group's VAT compliance will be essential. Previous exposure to a high volume / low margin product environment would be highly advantageous. With outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and cross-functionally. You will possess the visible credibility and gravitas to challenge and influence and will thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Global Financial Controller

London, England

Global Financial Controller Media Sector Circa £100,000 + Excellent Benefits London This global Media market leader operates across a variety of dynamic and consumer led Entertainment niches, operating a number of well-known brands across multiple territories. With regular M&A activity and consistent YoY growth, the organisation has gone from strength to strength. It is now seeking an impressive Financial Controller to own and develop the accounting activities for a significant international division. In this high profile role, you will: Provide technical accounting guidance on acquisition targets and subsequent executions Create and implement appropriate and consistent revenue recognition policies Review contracts, advising on suitable accounting implications making recommendations where relevant Manage the monthly and quarterly close process, working closely with colleagues across various territories Own all aspects of SOX compliance for the division including implementation of global programmes and internal controls where required Provide insightful analysis to support critical business planning As a qualified accountant with excellent up-to-date technical accounting knowledge, you will demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence, multi-cultural awareness and intellectual horsepower. With knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and ideally US GAAP, you will have worked across a multinational environment, easily engaged with multiple cross functional colleagues and have a successful track record of advising on the appropriate accounting treatments to maximise top and bottom line returns. This is a high profile position with visibility across the senior leadership team, playing a key role in the ongoing development and growth of this fantastically exciting business.

FP&A Manager (Interim)

North West London, London

Interim FP&A Manager required for an initial three-month period to start asap. Role will focus on the month-end reporting aspect of FP&A Improving the timeliness / quality of the reporting; developing KPIs. Understanding and (dramatically) improving controls so as to make the numbers used in the reporting much more accurate. Look after an accounting team (4 staff). Developing new processes from scratch and assisting the team with these and helping them become more cohesive. Main accountabilities: As a key member of the financial leadership team this role has a broad remit across the organisation covering the provision of the financial planning and analysis capability. The role is focused on providing high quality financial support at Leadership and Senior Management levels to support effective financial decision making. Providing advice and information to and work collaboratively with the Head of Financial Control and the Business Partners to provide a cohesive service. Work collaboratively with other Finance Business Partners and colleagues across Finance to develop shared insights, priorities and ideas. Financial Management Information Lead the production of accurate and comprehensive financial and management reporting. Develop corporate level management information to support in year monitoring, challenge and decision making. Delivering through the FPA team, a business partnering approach to supporting activities. Influencing departmental decision making and creating a more integrated finance support service. Work with departments to deliver operational and financial plans, providing monitoring on progress to senior colleagues. Develop and keep under review financial and non-financial Key Performance Indicators and ensure reporting of these is effective and appropriately engaged with both internally and externally. Owner of financial reporting systems and process, driving developments as required. Financial Planning and Strategic Support Define policy, timetables and access to resources in the annual planning and budgeting round process (working in conjunction with the Head of Planning). Supporting the CFO, with finance strategy and planning. Lead the development of budgets and forecasts for internal and external stakeholders ensuring that these dovetail with operational plans. Co-ordinate regular reviews of performance against budget and likely outturns.