Director of Finance
A Director of Finance is sought by a leading medical charity who work to support medical advances and clinical excellence as well as promoting the health & wellbeing of those whom the charity supports. The organisation has income of around £20m and is the leader in its area. The Director of Finance will report into the Finance Director and, leading a team of 6, will be responsible for all the day-to-day finance operations. Responsibilities include: Lead & develop a cohesive finance team to control and manage operational finances. Produce, oversee & interrogate monthly management accounts inc. variance analysis & KPIs. Partner with budget holders to update forecasts; support them where there are variances. Oversee external audit process; prepare consolidated accounts & statutory accounts. Deputise for the Finance Director where necessary both internally & externally. Various ad hoc change and transformation projects and other tasks. Candidates for the Director of Finance role MUST be qualified accountants who are either immediately available or available within a month's notice. Beyond that, candidates may come from either a charity or a commercial background but should have strong all-round finance experience (inc. financial & management accounting, budgeting & forecasting) and have experience in managing, leading and developing teams.
Commerial Finance Manager
Cedar are delighted to be recruiting a Commercial Finance Manager for a leading international fashion retailer. With a large high street and on-line presence, their brand is one of the leaders in the industry and they are renowned for their style and innovation. Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, the Commercial Finance Manager will specifically support the stores & e-commerce teams and seek to drive performance. Specific duties include: Drive understanding of key store and e-commerce metrics and KPIs. Supporting the e-commerce team with their budgets to drive incremental sales and ROI. Review commentary for the monthly board pack; analyse variances, highlight risks & opportunities. Support the creation & analysis of robust budgets for on & off line channels with all stakeholders. Attend forecasting & planning meetings; deliver accurate sales and margin forecasts. A range of ad hoc projects (e.g. business case work, new product analysis) to support the business. The ideal candidate for the position of Commercial Finance Manager will: Be a qualified ACA / CIMA / ACCA who has gained experience in retail and / or e-commerce . Thrive in building relationships with non-finance stakeholders in a leading retail business. Enjoy analysis, model building and solving real world problems. Possess the ability to work accurately and at pace, often to tight deadlines. Seek to progress once they've proved themselves in this role.
Director of Tax & Treasury
Imperial College is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. We are a thriving, dynamic organisation with over 20,000 students, 8,000 staff and a turnover of around £1 billion. The College are seeking to appoint a Director of Tax and Treasury. This is a newly created position that will be a key member of the Finance leadership team, shaping the direction and strategy of the wider function and providing key strategic support to senior management. This is a challenging role with a broad range of deliverables; these will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the way in which the College finances and supports its academic mission. Selected responsibilities include: Be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of tax and treasury, advising on the structuring of the College's £500 million debt portfolio and supporting the College's £500 million Investment and Endowment portfolios. Evaluate and recommend the optimal capital structure for the College in order to deliver its strategic objectives. Oversee cash and liquidity management for the College in both the short and long term, ensuring all cash forecasts are sufficiently robust. Manage, coach and mentor the tax, treasury and investment finance teams (11 roles at present). Negotiate funding arrangements including corporate credit facilities and public & private financing with the overall aim of minimising the total cost of funds. Providing expert tax and structuring advice on the College's long-term real estate development plans (with £1 billion investment anticipated over the next decade). Oversee the College's banking relationships and maintain external communication with banking counterparties and third parties including HMRC. NOTE: The value of the financial transactions within the scope of the role is material, though the frequency is not high, so high-quality analytical support is required rather than a trading mindset. Candidate Requirements The successful candidate should possess: A finance qualification, possibly supplemented by a tax and / or treasury qualification. Significant PQE advising senior managers on tax and / or treasury matters. Experience of arranging financing transactions and effectively negotiating / influencing external counterparties. (Exposure to real estate transactions would be an advantage). Excellent analytical and communication skills. Strong people management skills, with the ability to develop and motivate staff. The ability to "look outside the box" and come up with novel, workable ideas. A proven ability to deliver results, with the skills to multitask and prioritise effectively. Strong team-working skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues across different functions.
Senior Group Accountant
A Senior Group Accountant is sought by a particularly high-growth PE backed company in the City. They have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past ten years to boast a truly global presence and revenues of almost £1bn. The company is very well backed and will continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them and significant progression is available as the company continues to grow. The newly created position of Senior Group Accountant will sit under the Group Head of Finance who is a particularly impressive individual. In addition to significant ad hoc work, the main duties of this project-based role include: Prepare accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / structuring / hedging etc…) Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy; liaise with auditors, make recommendations. Provide general accounting support to M&A / Corporate Finance activity; prepare initial journals as required. Implement suitable controls to ensure all legal entity reporting / papers are correct. A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company NOTE: This role does not have responsibility for producing consolidated accounts or month-end reporting. Key requirements for the Senior Group Accountant role. Qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 6 practice). Prior exposure, in practice or commerce, to either group reporting, accounting policy or transaction support. Desire to take on early responsibility and work with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. Thrives on cerebral challenges, enjoys problem solving and being resourceful. Package: £65000 - £75000 base salary 15-20% bonus (expected payout level) 10% pension contribution Private medical insurance 25 days holiday Excellent other benefits