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Andy Myerson

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Andy Myerson

Associate Director - Finance
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Finance Accountant - Music

London, England

A Financial Accountant is sought by one of the world's major music companies; they are home to some of the globe's best known artists and they also operate several businesses designed to help aspiring artists take their music to a wider audience. They are growing their repertoire, sales and profit and are looking for a bright, driven Financial Accountant to join them. The Financial Accountant will report to a Senior Financial Controller and will support the company's digital operations by taking charge of the flow of global music payments from digital partner to artist and assessing any relevant risks. Specific duties include: ·Lead the cash processing operations including cash allocation and liaising with customers. ·Appraise cash flow budgets, forecasts & actuals including variance analysis and commentary. ·Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and analytical review for management pack. ·Control, review, approve and, where possible, improve month end journal processes. ·Analyse foreign exchange fluctuations and hedging strategies; liaise with treasury. ·Develop relevant reporting and analytical outputs and support wider finance projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Financial Accountant will be a qualified accountant who either qualified in practice (Big 4 or smaller firm) or who qualified in a high volume transactional business in industry. Music experience, whilst useful, is not essential. Candidates will enjoy working with large amounts of data and be bright, driven and keen to shape a role around their skills and interests. Finally, candidates should see this role as an entry point to a highly respected company in a particularly interesting industry.

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.

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.

Corporate Restructuring - Director

Greater London, England

A Director 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 globe 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 Corporate Restructuring Director has been created to facilitate expansion as a result of an upturn in the restructuring market; the successful applicant will work in small teams across these scenarios: ·Project manage restructuring activities / crisis & interim management. ·Prepare short-term cash flow forecasts and assist in debtor-side restructurings; develop robust cash management strategies for large, complex multi-entity businesses; produce credit & capital structure analysis. ·Financial modelling & valuation of companies to support business planning processes and understanding of potential outcomes for creditors. ·Report writing for business plans and / or reports to creditors. ·Sale of non-core business units / distressed business (Corporate Finance). ·Identify potential opportunities across European leveraged finance markets; support Partners in the winning of such opportunities. Candidates for the role of Corporate Restructuring Director must be a fully qualified ACA / CA or CFA and must possess significant restructuring / turnaround experience (at least some of which must have been gained in an advisory role) as well as strong all-round modelling & accounting experience. Candidates will be confident self-starters who are articulate as well as calm & considered when faced with challenges. Those who thrive under pressure, enjoy working accurately & at pace and have a willingness to travel are particularly sought. A full career path and an exceptional reward structure await the successful candidate.

Senior Associate

London, England

Two Senior Associates are 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 globe 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 roles of Senior Associate - Corporate Restructuring are being recruited as a result of an upturn in the restructuring market; the successful applicants will work in small teams across these scenarios: ·Prepare short-term cash flow forecasts and assist in debtor-side restructurings. ·Project management of restructuring activities including crisis & interim management. ·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 Senior Associate roles in this Corporate Restructuring boutique must be qualified ACA / CA or CFA and must possess significant M&A, corporate finance, transaction services or restructuring experience. Candidates will have experience in producing (short-term) cash-flow forecasts and will be confident self-starters who are articulate as well as calm & considered when faced with challenges. Able to thrive under pressure, applicants will enjoy working at pace and will be able to understand how to operate successfully in a boutique environment. A willingness to undertake some travel is expected. A full career path and a truly exceptional reward structure await all joiners.