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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Audit Senior £50,000 + 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 London 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
Senior Audit Manager - Financial Services £75,000 London Top 30 Firm 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 including hedge fund managers, corporate finance, brokers and investment trusts. 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
Audit Senior Up to £45,000 DOE Remote and then London Are you currently qualified or part qualified in your ACA/ACCA working in a UK practice environment? Are you competently leading audits individually or at the head of a small team? Would you like to work in one of the most social and engaging firms I have worked with in the last 4 years? Cedar are proud to be partnered with this Top 30 practice in the search for a new Audit Senior to join their social and outgoing team? This progressive practice has reacted incredibly well to the challenges of 2020 and as a result of business wins are looking to add to their growing team. Staff morale and retention has been excellent and the role is purely to service the increasing client base. Due to the nature of the inbound work by clients are open on the level of candidate they appoint and are open to meeting with Audit Seniors who are qualified or nearing qualification. All they ask for is UK practice experience and a desire to succeed in an incredibly forward thinking practice. I have worked with this particular client for a number of years and can go into great detail about this role in person, call to discuss on 0203 837 9003.
Not-For-Profit Audit Manager
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.
Accounts and Audit Manager
Accounts and Audit Manager North London/Remote Working £70,000 Top 100 firm of chartered accountants seeking an ambitious self-starter who has the drive and determination to reach partner within the next 3-5 years. Portfolio in situ working directly alongside an impressive Managing Partner. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Accounts and Audit Manager who is looking for the next challenge in their career? Do you want to work directly alongside the Managing Partner of an impressive, multi office Top 100 practice? Would you like to take control of your career working in a role where there is a clearly defined route to Partnership? Due to a period of sustained and organic growth my clients have the need for an impressive Accounts and Audit Manager to come in and assist with servicing the Managing Partners client portfolio. You will be tasked with taking control of c.£600k in recurring fees split across audit accounts and tax, with roughly 30% of your time spent performing audit duties. As expected with a Manging Partners portfolio the clients will be vast ranging across sectors and size but always high profile. You will be a trusted business advisor advising clients who have long-standing relationships with this practice. In addition to the client management you will be tasked with heading up a social and personable team of qualified and part qualified staff, inspiring the next generation of accountants. Having worked alongside this practice for several years assisting with multiple successful hires I can personally attest for the outgoing and social nature of the firm and the inclusive environment created. From Partners to Trainees everybody works in a collaborative manner working together to achieve a shared goal. If you want to know more about this Accounts and Audit Manager role then call now on 07542 648105 or email
Audit Senior Manager - Tech, Media & Telco
Audit Senior Manager - Tech, Media & Telco London Top 20 £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Partner Track I have recently spoken with the head of department at this Top 20 practice and the influx of inbound work is staggering. Repeated wins and client migration from the Top 6 firms means that there is a great mix of top listed brands with their associated complex work, in addition to mid-market clients where you will be closer to the key decision makers in your advisory capacity. This impressive practice has been one of the great success stories of recent years and this has continued even throughout the uncertainty of 2020. Their growth has been organic, rising through the listings with a growing reputation and client pool. Within this Audit Senior Manager role you will have a great degree of control and can choose to focus your attentions on either the large and listed work or take a larger portion of the SME and OMB market, whatever you feel you would like to focus your career on. Definable metrics and goals are set for your progression to Partner, with this firm having an outstanding reputation for career development. Interviews are happening remotely and there is no need to meet in person if you do not wish, I have recently placed a Senior Manager into another division and the whole process was carried out remotely. Contact now for full details of this outstanding Audit Senior Manager opportunity.
Audit Assistant Manager - Music & Entertainment
Audit Assistant Manager Music & Media Team £52,000 + Bonus + Beneifts Music, Media and Entertainment focused Audit Assistant Manager role with exceptional client base. Highly progressive opportunity with a swift route to Audit Manager and above. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Audit Senior looking for a step up? Do you have experience working in the Music/Media sector or the desire to work in that space? Do you want to take charge of your career working in a progressive environment where there is an established timeframe for progression to Audit Manager and above. With brand new offices based in the heart of the West End my clients are a top 50 firm with a general practice offering and are true market leaders in the Music, Media and Entertainment space. The clients that you will be working with are truly household names and you will be working with the biggest brands in the sector. This clients impressive reputation has led to much new business being won and as such there is a portfolio in situ to be managed in due course. The successful Audit Assistant Managers work will be split between Audit (80%) and Accounts (20%) working on a wide variety of clients. Roughly 40% of the portfolio will be based within the Music/Media sector however there is the ability to gain more exposure in this sector if desired. If you want to take control of your career as an Audit Assistant Manager working in an environment where progression is encouraged, and goals will be set to help you progress in your career then call now for full details.
Audit Director £95,000 London Route to Partner Cedar are proud to be partnered with a highly respected boutique practice in the West End of London to assist with their search for a future Partner. As a result of strong organic growth throughout 2020 and a steady stream of inbound client work this professional and supportive practice are looking to bolster their senior leadership team. Throughout 2020 both staff and client attrition was minimal in face of all the uncertainties in the economic market. This strength and resilience came from the modern approach that the Partnership share and they are looking for the next person to come in and share their values. They currently have a strong mix of both big 4 trained Partners and home-grown talent and as such are keeping a fairly open remit on who they will look to bring on board. Whilst the successful candidate will be very much a future Partner, at the moment they are looking to bring someone in at the Audit Director level and grow them into the Partnership. All they require is that applicants are ACA qualified, holding RI status (or well on their way to achieving RI) and have a good level of both staff and portfolio management. This role is brand new and exclusive to Cedar so call to discuss in greater detail.