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Daniel Block

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Daniel Block

Associate - Part-Qualified & Transactional Finance
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Project Cost Accountant

London, England

Cedar is currently recruiting a Project Cost Accountant for a renowned hospitality and leisure brand based in West London. The company brand is well-known across the UK, enjoys a fantastic reputation, and offers a fantastic working environment along with some great benefits. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Project tracking · Working alongside stakeholders to ensure quotes and budgets are prepared timely, complete and accurate, using dates and history to challenge/ensure consistency across projects / regions. ·Liaising with customers to ensure PO's are raised in a timely manner as well as documenting any change orders. ·Work closely with Project Managers and Modelshop managers to challenge project budgets, ensuring costs to date and forecast are accurate and as cost efficient as possible. ·Work with stakeholders to benchmark 'standard' build costs on projects and ensure pricing/specification consistency between different projects and regions. ·Ensure that all production project workbooks are maintained to reflect all contracted financial commitments. ·Undertake monthly reconciliation of project valuation and support the Production Analyst in the calculation of work in progress and in reconciling project summary to the P&L, interpreting key variances. ·Manage work in progress. ·Ensure projects are closed off and invoiced in a timely manner. ·Provide detailed project costs Other ·Working closely with Finance Business Partner - Production and Production Analyst. ·Assist with preparation of monthly reporting for review by Head of Finance. ·Apply experience of project accounting and knowledge of accounting standards to confirm project costs are valid and booked correctly. ·Continue to focus on improving processes and reporting SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS ·Newly Qualified Accountant or Finalist. ·Expertise in financial analysis. ·Advanced Excel skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly. PERSONAL QUALITIES ·Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels, across global locations, including non-financial decision makers and Senior Management, being able to challenge when needed. ·Ability to work independently, manage own workload and prioritise multiple projects at different stages with significant numbers of stakeholders. ·Self-starter who actively seeks continual improvements

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A large housing Association based in London are currently seeking a highly commercial and experienced FInance business partner to join their growing finance team after an internal reshuffle. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to grow and develop into a role working closely with the Head of Financial Planning to provide expert commentary to the wider business. The role is paying up to £45,000 per annum and has a great range of benefits as well as a highly collaborative working environment which is very family friendly. The duties for the role include but are not limited to: ·Provide a high quality, customer focussed finance partnering service to the Development, Asset Management and Sales teams for all property related activity. ·Provide comprehensive financial information and reporting for all property related activities, working closely with client groups to ensure project/contract costs and property sales are accurately monitored, challenging client groups to deliver a cost-effective value for money service. ·Support client groups with financial decision making, in particular financial oversight of development and capital projects, including investment appraisal techniques and regular reporting of new and existing capital projects. ·Provide insightful and intelligent analysis on the key drivers impacting business performance and suggesting solutions to drive improvements in financial performance. ·Support client groups through the budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring targets are realistic, in line with long term business plans and considering VFM throughout. ·Ensure income and expenditure is accurately represented, and project budgets/forecasts are closely monitored alongside client groups. ·Advise and support all members of the team and the wider organisation in resolving their finance queries and issues, ensuring that their expectations are managed and proactive resolutions are identified. ·Maintain a strong and operationally suitable set of financial controls and instil a culture of compliance and control as part of the wider Finance team. ·Provide a user-friendly, customer-focused and reliable service at all times, consistently demonstrating a positive, 'can-do' attitude. ·Fully embrace a culture of collaborative working and continuous improvement, taking responsibility for ensuring quality of work is of an expected standard. ·Work collaboratively with other members of the Finance team to achieve the overall aims of the directorate, ensuring workloads are covered and skills shared. ·Any other duties as reasonably directed. This role would be suitable for a part qualified finalist/ newly qualified accountant and experience within the housing sector would also be preferable.