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Callum MacRae

Callum MacRae

Callum MacRae

Associate - Public Practice

​An experienced recruiter, specialising in Public Practice recruitment. Callum spent over three years running a desk at a leading Public Practice recruitment firm and is experienced in recruiting at all levels. He has a wide network of candidates and clients from the Big 4, Top 10, Top 100 and smaller boutique practices, and now heads up Cedar's Public Practice division.

Like all consultants at Cedar, Callum has built strong relationships across his market, and most of his work comes from proven successes and personal recommendations. He is thorough, approachable, and detail-oriented, and takes the time to understand both candidate and client's motivations and key drivers.

In his spare time, Callum enjoys playing and watching various sports, and spending time with his young daughter.

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Not-For-Profit Audit Manager

East London

NFP Manager £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits. I am currently working with a highly regarded London based accountancy practice who specialise in the Not-For-Profit sector. Throughout this testing period this practice has capitalised on their impressive market reputation to secure multiple business wins and as such are looking to strengthen their team with a Not-For-Profit Audit Manager. Over the past six months this practice has been incredible in supporting their clients who are all not for profit organisations and arguably have needed the most assistance. Due to the nature of the work undertaken they have managed to keep over 90% of staff levels over the last 6 months and have not made any redundancies in this close-knit team. To continue providing top tier service to their impressive portfolio of Charities, Trusts, Schools and Academies who work nationally and internationally they require a Not-For-Profit Audit Manager to join the team. Sector experience is vital along with UK experience. When you join this social and dynamic team you will be rewarded with a salary well in excess of market rate in addition to a generous pension, annual bonus, and car allowance in addition to genuine opportunities for progression. There are no mandatory requirements to work in the office and they have the full ability to onboard and work remotely and as such will look at candidates from any part of the country. If you want to work in a progressive and caring organisation then call now to discuss in greater detail on 0203 837 9003 or email a copy of your cv to . Interviews are being hosted via Zoom/ Skype to suit or if preferred a face to face interview can be co-ordinated.

Audit Partner

East London

One of the fastest growing uk practices are looking for a charismatic proven business winner to join their team as an Audit Partner. The successful candidate does not currently have to hold Partner status, however, Audit Partner candidates with a fee following will have the edge in this competitive role. This swiftly growing practice has a broad portfolio of clients from wide ranging sectors and has recently won some impressive clients in emerging markets. Throughout the recent testing times this practice has changed its working model and has the ability for full remote working. However the offices are still open for people to attend on a purely voluntary basis. As Audit Partner you will have the following responsibilities: Leading the audit team with large, technically complex clients; managing the end to end audit process, including timescales and budgets Act as a trusted business adviser to clients providing advice to owner managers on both business and personal matters Overseeing all aspects of client engagement and having overall responsibility for work allocation Analysing complex business situations to identify key issues and priorities Involvement in staff appraisals The successful candidate will be: ACA/ACCA qualified with extensive experience gained within senior roles within practice Knowledgeable of IFRS/UKGAAP Highly experienced in auditing clients from a variety of industries, specifically financial services Able to manage a large portfolio whilst effectively leading and mentoring the team An excellent communicator In return for your skills, experience, and commitment, this rapidly expanding firm will offer: A competitive salary Pension 30 days annual leave + bank Private medical insurance Agile Working Life Assurance - 4 x times salary Employee referral bonus Employee benefits portal Extensive learning & development opportunities Opportunity to attend social events Career coaching Salary banding is negotiable dependent on experience and level and future equity is very much in the pipeline. Due to the nature of this position all enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence and I am able to meet for consultation outside of standard working hours to discuss.

Audit Senior


Audit Senior - Surrey £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits Are you a newly qualified auditor looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to work on engaging clients from large financial institutions to celebrities from the sports and entertainment sector? Do you want to work in a role that offers unrivalled progression opportunities? Would you like to work on corporate finance assignments in a varied role? My clients are a fantastic Surrey based practice who certainly punch above their weight in terms of client size and work and are looking for an Audit Senior to join their social team. This practice operated seamlessly throughout COVID and are set up for entire remote working or office-based work with full social distancing measures in place. Throughout the lockdown period and beyond I know a lot of similar size practices slashed their staff numbers, but this practice looked after their staff and did not make a single COVID linked redundancy. They have always prided themselves on their client service and this has enabled a stream of new business wins over recent months leading to the need for supplementary staff. The successful Audit Senior will join a social and outgoing team and will be provided with all the platform to progress to Audit Manager level and above. Promotion is based on meritocracy and there is no set cycles when promotions will happen. During lockdown this progressive practice actually made a raft of promotions and there are more to come in January. If you want to work as an Audit Senior where your work will be recognised, appreciated and rewarded then call on 0203 837 9003 or email a copy of your cv to .

Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

East London

Senior Audit Manager - Financial Services £80,000 + Bonus + Benefits This impressive top tier practice are looking to recruit a Senior Audit Manager to build upon a period of strong growth and support new audit and advisory clients. The key aspect of the role will be to work closely with Partners running a busy portfolio working with a range of clients within their Financial Services sector. In this position you will have a key management role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills as well as being involved in training, managing and appraising staff. This firm have really been one of the success stories throughout 2020, even through this uncertain market they have had impressive levels of staff retention and new business wins. There is an agile working policy with no mandatory office time and the ability for full remote working and onboarding. I recently spoke with an Audit Senior working here who has told me how supportive and open the Partnership have been with all of the staff. You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities. Roles and Responsibilities Audit: statutory audit, planning, completion, attend / lead client meetings etc. Being a key point of contact throughout the year Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients as well as prospective clients Accounts preparation Provision of general business advice to clients Managing the overall service delivery to clients Corporate finance projects (Due diligence, AIM/Standard listings, reverse acquisitions etc) Other special projects Client billing and job recoverability Prospective client meetings Assist in supervising/managing the audit staff including having a responsibility for the coaching and development of the team members reporting directly into you taking responsibility for career development of others Business development activities such as building relationships with target clients or involvement in pitch situations Assist where required in the general running of the audit department Reporting directly to the Partners and having several direct team members report to you The Candidate Behavioural Competencies The successful candidate will be able to multitask in terms of handling multiple clients simultaneously Excellent technical and personal skills to service a portfolio of clients efficiently and effectively Excellent communication skills and be confident, articulate and able to communicate at all levels externally and internally Ability to produce high quality business style reports for non-executive committees Presentation skills for tendering for new work A team player with the ability to prioritise work and work to tight deadlines Strong organisational skills Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships Ability to successfully support, nurture and motivate different team members Work Based Competencies Experience of auditing international groups Expert in producing group financial statements and consolidations Strong knowledge of both IFRS and UK GAAP (including FRS101/102) and international standards on auditing Working knowledge of Tax Experience of Caseware or similar accounts production software Experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and onsite reviews Qualified accountant If you want to work in a meritocratic environment, with full Partner support then there is quite simply no better environment currently. If you are currently working from home, there is quite simply no reason not to have an exploratory conversation. Call to discuss further on 0203 837 9003