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Alistair Gray

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Alistair Gray

Head of Public Practice
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National Indirect Tax Director/Channel Lead (Non-client Facing)

England, England

Cedar is delighted to be Partnering with a Top 10 Accountancy Practice who are seeking a National VAT Technical lead to join their business at Director level. This newly created position is the product of the firm's rapid success through the early stages of their five-year Indirect Tax growth model. This unique role supports the client facing Partners by acting as a technical resource to all VAT & Indirect fee earning Partners nationally. This position, therefore, has a high level of internal visibility, and outstanding inner stakeholder management experience is essential for success. The successful candidate will be seen as the Indirect Tax subject matter expert across the firm and concurrently deliver innovatively designed solutions for updated technical knowledge for consumption by client-facing Partners. Indirect Tax experience is essential, and the successful candidate will have either great in-house expertise from a large group company (ideally FTSE or AIM listed) managing multiple stakeholders as a technical expert. Alternatively, this will suit someone who is already operating at the Senior Manager/Director level in the Indirect Tax space and has a passion for the technical element and enjoys the varied nature of working in the profession. Finally, this opportunity would suit someone who does not currently have the intention of making Partner in an externally facing role but would grasp the chance to do so in an internal facing capacity. The firm is proliferating. This position will see a team of in house experts built around the successful candidate, and the chance to mold the role to become your own is significant. Due to the national nature of this role, it can be based in any of the organisations offices, and there is flexibility around working hours, which offers a fantastic balance, in return, the firm is still able to provide an outstanding level of work product and varied client base that is sure to continually engage and challenge. As an organisation, this firm is leading the way, the Indirect Tax Partners are hungry for success and have progressed their respective careers in a "fast-track" manner. Therefore, this would suit someone who is looking to be stretched and continue to grow technically, while still retaining the opportunity to shape and determine the future of their career with this firm. An outstanding and unique opportunity in the Indirect Tax space. For further information, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464 alternatively, please email your profile to;

Manager - Corporate Tax - TV & Film

City of London, London

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Manager to the Corporate Tax team of a busy Top 20 Firm of Accountants in London assisting with the Film & TV Client Base. Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have the relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). This firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located. The London Tax Department is currently split into six tax groups consisting of a corporate tax team, a VAT team, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. The department comprises 12 tax partners, and over 80 employees, with the majority being tax professionals. The position will form part of the corporate tax group within the London Tax department, but the vast majority of the workload will relate to clients of the Film & Television Team, which provides a wide range of audit and accountancy advice and related services to companies in the sector. The substantial growth of the firm's offering in the Creative Sector means that an additional Tax Manager is required to support existing clients and to capitalise on new opportunities to deliver other high-quality services. The clients include all the major Hollywood Film Studios, many leading independent film production companies, and some of the largest Television Production companies in both the UK and the USA. Also, this firm act for leading Video Game publishers and developers, and a range of related industry companies such as post-production and visual effects providers, film financiers and agents. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing their portfolio of corporate clients, and for dealing with a wide variety of compliance and advisory services. Duties will include: ·Reviewing and submitting Film, Television and Video Game Tax Credit Claims ·Advising clients on the conditions of qualifying for these and other Creative Sector Tax Credits ·Advising on Production Structures and reviewing structure documentation to ensure they are compliant ·Managing the corporation tax affairs of other companies and groups within the sector ·Delivering high-quality tax advisory services to clients on a wide range of issues ·Assisting with ad hoc projects including due diligence, restructuring, R&D, share schemes · The successful candidates will report to Tax Partners in the London tax department, but will also work closely with audit colleagues in the London Film & Television Team. The ideal candidate will be a committed and experienced corporate tax adviser who is already operating as a Manager, with excellent technical and organisational skills. Experience of working with clients in the Creative Sector would be an advantage, though not essential provided the candidate had a track-record of delivering a high standard of client service and dealing with intricate technical work. A natural team player is crucial, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Education and experience Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). Previous experience at Manager level in a corporate tax role, preferably in a Top 20 firm. To confidentially discuss this role further, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Publuc Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464, email or click & follow the link below.

Corporate Tax Director - Top 20 Firm

City of London, London

An opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Tax Director to join a Top 20 firm of accountants in their busy corporate tax team in London. The ideal candidate will have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of the UK and cross-border corporate tax issues. The London office is looking for an experienced corporate tax specialist at Director level with the potential to expand & enhance the team's capacity for delivering the highest quality tax technical and advisory services. The individual is likely to already be at least at Director or Senior Manager level and expected to be operating in London or the surrounding area. However, my client will also consider individuals wishing to relocate. Sitting in their London Corporate Tax team, the successful candidate will have responsibility for identifying and delivering high-value corporate tax work to our broad and varied client base, and for assisting the Tax Partners in identifying opportunities to win new work. The candidate will also work in close conjunction with our Tax Advisory team. Duties will include; ·Dealing with international, group and transactional corporate tax work ·Delivering detailed tax advice to clients and advising on complex tax issues and transactions ·Keeping abreast of technical developments and legislative changes, and identifying the impact these will have on clients ·Assisting the Partners with the team's marketing strategy and with winning new work ·Building relationships and working closely with the other London Tax teams, with tax teams in different offices and with audit partners, directors, and senior managers As a fast-growing Top 20 firm with a diverse client base, my client is seeking to ensure that our Corporate Tax offering has the resources and expertise to take the maximum advantage from our position in the market and our standing as a leading Nexia network member. The ideal candidate must have excellent technical skills and experience, and have a thorough understanding of the UK and cross-border corporate tax issues. He/she should be familiar with the implications of current trends, such as greater transparency and international co-operation & harmonization (e.g., BEPS, CBCR, Non-Res CGT, PoTS). The individual should also be able to market his/her skills and those of the firm, both on a one-to-one basis and in presentations. They should be innovative with vision, creativity, and flair. The successful candidate must have dealt with a range of tax issues appropriate to our client base of corporate clients. This should include tax planning, capital gains, capital allowances, company restructuring, international tax and all aspects of general advisory services you would expect to offer to corporate clients. Most importantly, the individual must be able to look at the tax issues of private companies & groups both from the company structure and that of their owners. The firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Their staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, wherever they are located. The London Tax Department is currently split into six tax groups consisting of a corporate tax team, a VAT team, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. The department comprises 12 tax partners, and over 80 employees, with the majority being tax professionals. This firms busy corporate tax team in London looks after the corporate tax affairs of a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors and provides a mixture of compliance and advisory services. Additionally, the group provides tax advice to the regional offices either directly or via the London tax partners, together with general backup and support to local tax staff. The corporate team is growing in response to an expanding and more demanding client base, and this is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and experienced corporate tax specialist. For a confidential discussion, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 | or following the link below.

Business Tax Adviser/Manager (Top 10 Firm) - Fantastic Package

Southampton, Hampshire

Cedar is partnering with a Top 10 accountancy firm in Hampshire, who are seeking a Business Tax Manager to support the sustained increase in work. Based in modern offices, close to all primary transport links with free onsite parking, this firm offers flexibility and an unrivaled work/life balance and is considered a market leader ahead of the Big 4 in the local market. The successful candidate will be CTA Qualified and have significant experience working in a firm of accountants delivering advisory services in the business tax space to a range of organisations. You will be a confident, articulate communicator, able to deliver sage advice to senior stakeholders both internally and externally through a commercial lense. Progression is transparent, clear, and based on merit rather than tenure; therefore, as a technical expert, you will have the opportunity to accelerate your career ahead of your peers. For further information, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464, click the link below or forward your CV Not right for you, but know someone who would be interested? Recommend someone to the team at Cedar and take advantage of our referral scheme.

Personal Tax Senior (Top 10 firm)

Southampton, Hampshire

A market leading Top 10 firm of accountants in the Southampton area are actively seeking a Personal Tax Senior to join their Private Client tax team to bolster continued client growth. The successful candidate will join a team based in professional modern offices in central Southampton and work as part of team that leads the local market in the Private Client space. Responsibility is immediate and the successful candidate will be managing a portfolio of clients, processing and advising on their personal tax affairs. In return you will recieve a strong salary, clear career progression based on the merit of your work product and a fantastic work-life balance. Progression to management is clear and structured, with the business organically promoting from within, now is the prime time to join this organisation to spring-board your career. To hear more about this and similar roles, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 | 0203 837 9014 |

Manager - Personal Tax

City of London, London

The London tax department is organised into five direct tax groups: one corporate tax group, three personal tax groups, and a tax advisory group. An experienced Manager is being sought to join one of the personal tax groups. A challenging and exciting role which will include exposure to a wide range of clients, often working to tight deadlines. Additionally, the group provides tax advice to the (non-tax) London partners' clients, the regional offices either directly or via the London tax partners, together with general backup and support to local tax staff. The mix of work in the group is varied and consists of UK resident and non-resident individuals, non-domiciled individuals, partnerships, trusts and landed estates: also companies in the context of ATED returns and NRL returns. This firm offers accounting, audit and assurance, business advisory, corporate finance, forensic and litigation, outsourcing, tax, and VAT services. We act for businesses and individuals both in the UK and internationally. Our staff works regularly and closely with their colleagues in our regional offices to provide a seamless service to clients, to all locations. The successful applicant will be responsible for their portfolio of high net worth private clients including all compliance matters, be involved in the administration of the portfolio and assist with planning and projects. The position will include supervising and reviewing the work of junior staff within the group, together with the manager peer group. Reporting will mainly be to the group's senior manager. The allocation of work includes: ·Self-assessment tax returns for wealthy individuals, partnerships and trusts; ·Associated tax computations including CGT calculations on securities, chattels and property transactions; and all related and complex aspects of looking after the tax affairs of a variety of high net worth private clients and non-UK domiciliaries. ·Specific experience of dealing with residence and domicile (including the remittance basis) is essential, and experience in offshore trusts, partnerships and employment taxes would also be helpful. There is also the opportunity to become involved with other tax related projects outside of the individual's typical portfolio responsibilities, assisting the Tax Advisory team with some of their work, writing articles or briefing notes for publication as well as assisting with other business development activities. The role provides a good range of work for someone with a strong tax background wishing to build on their experience. The ideal candidate will be committed to a career in tax and will have relevant extensive experience in a general practice role preferably in a Top 20 firm environment and currently operating in the capacity as a manager. Experience of organising the delivery of tax work, problem-solving and the ability to use your initiative is essential. The successful applicant will require confidence in dealing with partners and clients, excellent organisation and interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide accurate work in a timely and cost-effective manner. With this role, come the pre-requisites that the candidate is motivated, committed and flexible with the ability to meet deadlines. A natural team player is essential, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Candidates should be educated to at least A level (or equivalent) and ideally degree level and will have obtained a relevant professional qualification (ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA). Previous experience at Manager level in a corporate tax role, preferably in a Top 20 firm. To confidentially discuss this role further, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464, email or click & follow the link below.

Audit Senior (Top 10 Firm)

City of London, London

A top 10 accountancy practice, based in fantastic offices in central London are actively seeking an experienced external Audit Senior to join their organisation with strong progression to management based in modern and impressive offices with close to main commuter links. This organisation offers fantastic progression opportunities and gives a fantastic springboard for the successful candidate to accelerate their career to management in a supportive & inclusive environtment with an impressive work-life balance while developing the commercial tools to facilitate future progression. The opportunity this represents is impressive, bespoke and significant opportunity to develop their skills and gain experience to spring board their career into and through management with a genuine opportunity to progress through to Director/Partnership. This firm is experiencing rapid growth and there has never been a better time to join an organisation of this stature in the local market who are going through an exciting growth period. The successful candidate will have a strong audit track-record, be qualified ACA or similar and hungry to progress their career with a rapidly expanding offering with this firm. For an initial discussion, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 | 0203 837 9014.

Personal Tax Senior (Top 10 firm)

Southampton, Hampshire

A market leading Top 10 firm of accountants in the Southampton area are actively seeking a Personal Tax Senior to join their Private Client tax team to bolster continued client growth. The successful candidate will join a team based in professional modern offices in central Southampton and work as part of team that leads the local market in the Private Client space. Responsibility is immediate and the successful candidate will be managing a portfolio of clients, processing and advising on their personal tax affairs. In return you will recieve a strong salary, clear career progression based on the merit of your work product and a fantastic work-life balance. Progression to management is clear and structured, with the business organically promoting from within, now is the prime time to join this organisation to spring-board your career. To hear more about this and similar roles, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464 | 0203 837 9014 |

National Indirect Tax Director/Channel Lead (Non-client Facing)

England, England

Cedar is delighted to be Partnering with a Top 10 Accountancy Practice who are seeking a National VAT Technical lead to join their business at Director level. This newly created position is the product of the firm's rapid success through the early stages of their five-year Indirect Tax growth model. This unique role supports the client facing Partners by acting as a technical resource to all VAT & Indirect fee earning Partners nationally. This position, therefore, has a high level of internal visibility, and outstanding inner stakeholder management experience is essential for success. The successful candidate will be seen as the Indirect Tax subject matter expert across the firm and concurrently deliver innovatively designed solutions for updated technical knowledge for consumption by client-facing Partners. Indirect Tax experience is essential, and the successful candidate will have either great in-house expertise from a large group company (ideally FTSE or AIM listed) managing multiple stakeholders as a technical expert. Alternatively, this will suit someone who is already operating at the Senior Manager/Director level in the Indirect Tax space and has a passion for the technical element and enjoys the varied nature of working in the profession. Finally, this opportunity would suit someone who does not currently have the intention of making Partner in an externally facing role but would grasp the chance to do so in an internal facing capacity. The firm is proliferating. This position will see a team of in house experts built around the successful candidate, and the chance to mold the role to become your own is significant. Due to the national nature of this role, it can be based in any of the organisations offices, and there is flexibility around working hours, which offers a fantastic balance, in return, the firm is still able to provide an outstanding level of work product and varied client base that is sure to continually engage and challenge. As an organisation, this firm is leading the way, the Indirect Tax Partners are hungry for success and have progressed their respective careers in a "fast-track" manner. Therefore, this would suit someone who is looking to be stretched and continue to grow technically, while still retaining the opportunity to shape and determine the future of their career with this firm. An outstanding and unique opportunity in the Indirect Tax space. For further information, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment on 07990 886464 alternatively, please email your profile to;

Audit Manager/Supervisor - Top 10 Firm

Aberdeen, Scotland

Role: - Audit Manager/Supervisor, working in a for an international Top 10 firm who are strategically expanding their audit offering. This role will profitably manage a substantial portfolio of diverse clients and contribute to the overall office & team growth. To succeed you need: - Hold either ACA or ACCA Qualification and have experience of managing staff at either supervisory or full management level. Budgeting, planning & executing audits, reporting to Partners and advising clients. Professionalism and person-ability are key to ensure success. In return: - A firm that will support your career in a structured, empowering manner with a clear career track to Partnership, excellent benefits package, flexible working and inclusive sociable environment. Delivering a strong work/life balance with fantastic future career prospects. What to do next: - apply through the link below or contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 0203 837 9014 | 07990 886464 |

Audit Manager - Top 10 Firm (Belfast)

Belfast, County Antrim

Rapidly expanding Top 10 firm of chartered accountants based in the Belfast area are seeking an Audit Manager to join their high performing team based in offices with ease of access to all major transport links. The successful candidate will be an accomplished auditor, ensuring all work is carried out in line with relevant legislation, supervising and guiding more junior members of the team while working closely with the Audit Manager in planning and completing the auditing of key clients accounts to the highest standard and service. A passion for audit is essential along with an ACA/ACCA Qualification and the drive to provide best in class client service. Ideal for candidates looking to relocate either internationally or from EEA, this client is in a position to offer sponsorship to the right applicant. This firm provides a clear career route to progress your career into management and beyond with a supportive inclusive culture that promotes personal progression. For further details contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice, 07990 886464 | 0203 837 9014 |

Audit Manager (Business Advisory Group)

City of London, London

My client is seeking an Audit Manager to join their Business Advisory Group based in their London offices. Candidates must display a positive approach with an ability to solve solutions and be self-motivated pro-actively. As Audit Manager within Business Advisory Group, your role is part of a team providing advisory, audit and accounting services to clients. The Business Advisory Group's clients range from large multi-national corporations to small family companies, many of whom are owned by wealthy individuals. The aim is to provide outstanding service in a professional manner tailored to give the client the benefit of excellent advice, maximizing added value. An Audit Manager in the Business Advisory Group will have responsibility for managing a wide range of clients who operate in different sectors. The portfolio will comprise of between 15-30 clients totaling fee income between £400k-£500k, ultimately responsible for; - Management of audit process -Ensure agreed outputs are achieved within a set time frame -Budgeting and Invoicing clients -Staff planning and management of the team during an audit -Inclusion of tender process when necessary -Representing the firm at networking events -Opportunity to deliver work in Corporate Finance when required The successful candidate will be outgoing, resilient with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The position will require commitment and at times will require flexibility with working hours as needed. Academically, candidates should be ACA or ACCA qualified with a robust exam record and a wide range of audit experience. Candidates must know about managing a portfolio of large to small clients and an in-depth understanding of FRS102 & IFRS. Candidates with a non-UK work history will be considered provided an applied demonstration of FRS102 & IFRS can be demonstrated along with verified eligibility to work in the UK. Candidates from with EEA or internationally relocating will be considered. My client will provide training and support to develop the successful candidate's specialist knowledge and capabilities. CCH software is used across the firm. The London offices houses over 30 Partners and 200 staff acting both the UK and international businesses and closely work with colleagues based in regional offices offering clients seamless service. To hear more about this unique and exciting opportunity, contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice at Cedar Recruitment (London) via the link below or email;

Business Tax Adviser/Manager (Top 10 Firm) - Fantastic Package

Southampton, Hampshire

Cedar is partnering with a Top 10 accountancy firm in Hampshire, who are seeking a Business Tax Manager to support the sustained increase in work. Based in modern offices, close to all primary transport links with free onsite parking, this firm offers flexibility and an unrivaled work/life balance and is considered a market leader ahead of the Big 4 in the local market. The successful candidate will be CTA Qualified and have significant experience working in a firm of accountants delivering advisory services in the business tax space to a range of organisations. You will be a confident, articulate communicator, able to deliver sage advice to senior stakeholders both internally and externally through a commercial lense. Progression is transparent, clear, and based on merit rather than tenure; therefore, as a technical expert, you will have the opportunity to accelerate your career ahead of your peers. For further information, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on 07990 886464, click the link below or forward your CV Not right for you, but know someone who would be interested? Recommend someone to the team at Cedar and take advantage of our referral scheme.

Audit Supervisor - Top 10 Firm (Glasgow)

Glasgow, Scotland

Rapidly expanding Top 10 firm of chartered accountants based in the Glasgow area are seeking an Audit Supervisor to join their high performing team based in offices with ease of access to all primary transport links. The successful candidate will be an accomplished auditor, ensuring all work is carried out in line with relevant legislation, supervising and guiding more junior members of the team while working closely with the Audit Manager in planning and completing the auditing of key clients accounts to the highest standard and service. A passion for audit is essential along with an ACA/ACCA Qualification and the drive to provide best in class client service. This firm provides a clear career route to progress your career into management and beyond with a supportive, inclusive culture that promotes personal progression. This role ideally suits someone who has qualified ACA (or similar) and is looking to ascend the management ladder rapidly. International relocation is considered subject to experience, and sponsorship can be provided. Candidates are looking to step into a commercially orientated advisory role with from EEA or international locations. For further details contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice, +44 (0) 7990 886464 | 0203 837 9014 |

Audit Supervisor - Top 10 Firm (Glasgow)

Glasgow, Scotland

Rapidly expanding Top 10 firm of chartered accountants based in the Glasgow area are seeking an Audit Supervisor to join their high performing team based in offices with ease of access to all primary transport links. The successful candidate will be an accomplished auditor, ensuring all work is carried out in line with relevant legislation, supervising and guiding more junior members of the team while working closely with the Audit Manager in planning and completing the auditing of key clients accounts to the highest standard and service. A passion for audit is essential along with an ACA/ACCA Qualification and the drive to provide best in class client service. This firm provides a clear career route to progress your career into management and beyond with a supportive, inclusive culture that promotes personal progression. This role ideally suits someone who has qualified ACA (or similar) and is looking to ascend the management ladder rapidly. International relocation is considered subject to experience, and sponsorship can be provided. Candidates are looking to step into a commercially orientated advisory role with from EEA or international locations. For further details contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice, +44 (0) 7990 886464 | 0203 837 9014 |

Are you a Top 10 ACA Qualified Accountant?

Sydney, New South Wales

Cedar is a specialist consultancy working across the Finance, Transformation & Procurement areas and supplies interim & permanent staff from Newly Qualified to C-Suite/Partner level both in the UK and internationally. At Cedar is built on the core fundamentals, Listen, Advise, Deliver. We listen articulately to both out client and candidates requirements, advise based on our extensive knowledge & experience and deliver a bespoke, right first time solutions. Cedar's Public Practice Division selectively partners with accountancy firms in the Top 100 delivering an unparalleled breadth of detailed opportunities. Additionally, Cedar Public Practice is affiliated with the ICAEW and works in partnership to develop and mentor the careers of accountants with the profession. Therefore, Cedar is actively interested in hearing from ACA (or similar) Qualified professionals within the Audit & Assurance space, who are open to making their next career step. The successful candidate will have worked in a top 20 accountancy practice, demonstrate progressive steps in your career to date and be looking to climb the career ladder to Partnership and step into a more dynamic role with brilliant work - life balance. My clients will actively consider candidates who are relocating internationally, and where sponsorship is required, this will be considered on a case by case basis. For an initial discussion, please contact Alistair Gray, Head of Public Practice on +44(0) 7990 886464 or email