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Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Director – Finance
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Senior Group FP&A Manager

London

Dynamic Culture, Media, Technology, Entertainment...important to you? A super trendy Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Advanced Excel

Senior Group Reporting Manager

West London

An acquisitive global FMCG brand is looking to further strengthen its reporting function by appointing a new Senior Group Reporting Manager, based in West London. The business is a key player in the international Consumer market with an incredibly exciting portfolio of household products. With expansion into new consumer markets each year, your role will regularly evolve to support this growth and success. Now is an exciting time to join the business during a period of significant new investment into systems and the whole finance function, gaining skills in supporting a global system implementation, and truly adding value from day one. Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting. Responsible for maintaining controls ensuring SOX compliance. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a homogenous accounting policy manual. Partner the FP&A function on key planning deliverables. Skills & Experience Required: ACA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Reporting Manager or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong Excel skills

Senior Group Reporting Manager

West London

An acquisitive global FMCG brand is looking to further strengthen its reporting function by appointing a new Senior Group Reporting Manager, based in West London. The business is a key player in the international Consumer market with an incredibly exciting portfolio of household products. With expansion into new consumer markets each year, your role will regularly evolve to support this growth and success. Now is an exciting time to join the business during a period of significant new investment into systems and the whole finance function, gaining skills in supporting a global system implementation, and truly adding value from day one. Responsibilities: Own the group consolidation, consisting of several international entities. Deliver the month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting. Responsible for maintaining controls ensuring SOX compliance. Support M&A accounting integration and driving best practice across reporting within new entities. Act as the author for a homogenous accounting policy manual. Partner the FP&A function on key planning deliverables. Skills & Experience Required: ACA from a Big4 or Top10 practice Recently held a Reporting Manager or Group Consolidation role Current experience in financial reporting for organisations with a global footprint System and process orientated with experience of process improvements Strong Excel skills

Project Accountant

Essex

A PE backed Engineering consultancy is actively seeking to appoint a Project Accountant to support a new pipeline of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is based in Essex with occasional travel to project sites in the South East. Key Responsibilities: Business partner and foster relationships with Project Managers Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments Prepare accurate contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full P&L account with analysis and commentary Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Commercial Finance Director Ensure aligned contract management practices Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings Key Desirables: Recently Qualified ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or latter stage Finalist) Project accounting experience, covering either: JV, WIP or Contracts

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London

Dynamic Culture, Media, Technology, Entertainment...important to you? A super trendy Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Advanced Excel

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London

Dynamic Culture, Media, Technology, Entertainment...important to you? A super trendy Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Advanced Excel

Commercial Finance Manager - Retail/Ecommerce Sector

Leicestershire

International Retailer - Household Name - Commercial Finance Manager - Leicestershire An instantly recognisable global retail business is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic channel support to the business, through a period of sustained growth. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director and CFO in working with the various Retail, Ecommerce, Trading and Buying channels. Innovate ways of driving business performance through the creation of business cases. Drive insight to the Commercial Teams by identifying revenue growth trends and delivering cost reviews. Proactively analyse product performance against market competition. Own a growth agenda by acting as a key ambassador for the company's Digital ambitions. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Commercial Business Partnering experience RETAIL OR FMCG SECTOR EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Commercial Finance Business Partner

Slough

A market leading FTSE 100 Consumer giant is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Business Partner to deliver robust commercial and sales analysis for their most high profile brands, based in Slough. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Commercial Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases and Deals Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision Key User for the KPIs dashboard Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Head of Finance - VC Backed Ecommerce Start-up

London

Cedar is exclusively partnered with a VC backed Ecommerce start-up to appoint a Head of Finance, the organisation's first strategic finance hire, reporting into the CEO & Founder. Based in London, this Ecommerce company has identified a niche in the online consumer marketplace, and plans to build a powerful global brand, becoming a one-stop-online-shop for all consumer needs. What will you be doing? Strategic Plan - Deliver the planning model and vision Driving Performance - Identify commercial opportunities through analytical review and enhancing performance data Investment - Build investment cases for consideration, developing scenario models to highlight growth opportunities Fundraising - Lead the organisation's Series-A fundraise Reporting - Develop an accurate and reliable financial and management reporting suite Process and Controls - Enable the finance function to run efficiently and fluidly Doing - Get stuff paid, get paid What does the candidate need? CIMA/ACA/ACCA Qualification Desire to work in a start-up environment Happy to 'get your hands dirty' A 'step back, review, identify, improve' mentality