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Lucy Drummond

Lucy Drummond

Lucy Drummond

Associate - Qualified Finance
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Finance Business Partner

Northampton, Northamptonshire

A consumer goods company is growing their busy finance team and are currently looking to appoint an Interim Finance Business Partner to take ownership of building relationship with their Digital team, preparing & advising budgets and supporting Finance Manager with the forecasting. As Finance Business Partner will be leading and delivering effective business partnering and support to the Corporate Digital/IT Department. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Finance Business Partner to support a growing finance team. Responsibilities shall include but not limited to: Develop and own timely and accurate reporting of actual results and forecasts Responsible for effective finance controls in these areas Ensure that the impacts of short-term decisions are fully evaluated and understood Provide leadership and direction for all future IT/Digital investments through the CIR and Business Case process, to ensure strategies are fully evaluated to maximise ROI. Constantly challenging processes to look for ways of improving Business Partnering activities and quality of information. Directly Responsible for Budgets circa $100m Responsible for the calculation, charge out and management of the Corporate IT expenses to Markets. Ensuring that receiving markets fully understand their allocation. You will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years from working in a large corporation and large budgets. You will need excellent communication skills and gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

DigIT Business Partner

Northampton, Northamptonshire

A consumer goods company is growing their busy finance team and are currently looking to appoint an Interim Finance Business Partner to take ownership of building relationship with their Digital team, preparing & advising budgets and supporting Finance Manager with the forecasting. As Finance Business Partner will be leading and delivering effective business partnering and support to the Corporate Digital/IT Department. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Finance Business Partner to support a growing finance team. Responsibilities shall include but not limited to: Develop and own timely and accurate reporting of actual results and forecasts Responsible for effective finance controls in these areas Ensure that the impacts of short-term decisions are fully evaluated and understood Provide leadership and direction for all future IT/Digital investments through the CIR and Business Case process, to ensure strategies are fully evaluated to maximise ROI. Constantly challenging processes to look for ways of improving Business Partnering activities and quality of information. Directly Responsible for Budgets circa $100m Responsible for the calculation, charge out and management of the Corporate IT expenses to Markets. Ensuring that receiving markets fully understand their allocation. You will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years from working in a large corporation and large budgets. You will need excellent communication skills and gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

Financial Accountant

City of London, London

Financial Accountant - 18 Months FTC + Benefits My client are a city based Professional Services company who are currently recruiting a Financial Accountant for an 18 month FTC (Mat Cover). As a Financial Accountant you will be working in the business' head office by Bank Tube Station. Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be a key member of the wider finance team supporting them and provide them with your high quality technical financial accounting experience. Key responsibilities: Working with the Parent Company internal audit team and ensuring compliance with the relevant SOX controls across the whole of the company Calculating and posting monthly journals Preparing accurate and fully supported balance sheet reconciliations (Fixed Assets, Intangibles, Prepayments etc) Investigating variances and correcting errors where necessary, Identifying areas for improvement and streamlining processes Assisting in the preparation of financial reports for the company owners, monthly and quarterly Providing technical IFRS advice/assistance to the finance team where required and to assess and account for any impact following changes to reporting standards for both UK and US GAAP Preparation of the company Statutory Accounts, in accordance with IFRS Skills Required: Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) - 3 Years Post Qualified Experience in Audit or Financial Accounting Strong technical finance knowledge Experience on working collaboratively in a team Advanced excel skills The successful person will be Qualified Accountant with prior experience of preparing or auditing group accounts. You will be enthusiastic, willing to get stuck in and have strong technical financial accounting background. Benefits include; Flexible working options Full gym membership Cinema passes Private Medical Insurance Dental and/or Travel insurance And many more!

Finance Director - Part - Time

London, England

Cedar are delighted to introduce an exciting opportunity for as a Part-Time Financial Director to join a growing SME manufacturing business based in South West London. As a Finance Director you will be working in the business' head office in South West London. Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be taking full ownership of leading the finance department. Key responsibilities: Working closely with the MD and liaising with the Senior Management regularly Managing a small department of two Handing R& D tax credits Advising MD on where they can cut costs Managing both the statutory accounts and audit process from start to finish Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Skills Required: Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Charismatic and easy going personability R and D tax knowledge is highly desirable The successful person will be qualified with prior experience of leading a team and strong understanding of tax. You will have a positive, enthusiastic and hands-on approach with the ability to build strong stakeholder relations across a SME business.

Financial Accountant

London, England

Cedar are delighted to introduce an exciting opportunity for as a Financial Accountant to join a fast-growing commercial real estate business which believes in supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs. As a Financial Accountant you will be working in the business' head office in Central London. Reporting into the Finance Manager, you will be will a key member of the busy finance team supporting them through the year end. Key responsibilities: Preparation of Group results on monthly basis Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations Assist with monthly/quarterly reporting Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts Assist with the statutory accounts Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Skills Required: Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Experience in Audit or Financial Accounting Strong technical finance knowledge Experience on working collaboratively in a team Advanced excel skills The successful person will be qualified with prior experience of preparing or auditing group accounts. You will have a positive, enthusiastic and hands-on approach with the ability to build strong stakeholder relations across a fast-growing business.

Global Financial Reporting Analyst

London, England

Our client is a well-known international Music Group based in Central London. They work with world famous artists across the world. This Music Group is now looking to recruit a high calibre, Global Financial Reporting Analyst. Reporting directly to the Director of Global Financial Reporting, this team supports the company CFO and Board. Completing of the monthly / forecast / plan consolidation processes and procedures including a number of reconciliations and analyses Assisting in the processing and reporting of monthly results to the corporate shareholder Handle detailed balance sheet and (non-Operating) income statement variance investigations upon the monthly actual and forecast results compared to budget for both group, divisional and operating company level Help in the production of quarterly balance sheet deck and other key analysis on the group financial reporting for circulation to key senior financial management. Assist with the development and maintenance of KPIs for financial reporting The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant (ideally Big 4) with proven experience of operating in a fast-paced environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple reports and working to tight deadlines. Prior experience of working within the music or media experience, and ideally with previous exposure of operating in an owner-managed organisation would be highly desirable.

Interim Finance Business Partner

London, England

An international FMCG company is growing their finance team and are currently looking to appoint an Interim Finance Business Partner to take ownership of building relationship with stakeholders, preparing budgets and assisting with the forecasting. Working on a day to day basis with the Senior Finance Business Partner and senior stakeholders. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Finance Business Partner to support a growing finance department. Responsibilities shall include: Working with a range of senior stakeholders and attending several meetings to represent the Finance Team Financial and business planning, assisting in shaping of business strategy Liaising with and involving other departments (eg. Communications, IT and Finance Operations) Supporting with the forecasting of the 1yr/3 year plan Update the forecast and ensure nothing has been omitted or entered incorrectly Working across the company on ad-hoc projects, financial analysis and modelling You will be a qualified accountant (Ideally from Big 4) with a strong commercial background. You will need excellent communication skills and gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

Group Statutory Accountant Manager

West London, London

Working on a day to day basis with the Group Financial Controller and finance teams from the international regional offices. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Statutory Accountant to lead the Statutory Accounts and audit for the wider business. Responsibilities shall include: Managing both the statutory accounts and audit process from start to finish Reviewing the statutory accounts for the EMEA Preparing the statutory accounts of the consolidated Groups Accounts Liaising with and involving other departments (eg. Communications, Legal and Finance Operations) in the Audit Managing the financial controls for the Group Liaising with external Auditors and internal Stakeholders Using your technical accounting knowledge of the accounting standards (IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16) to ensure that the Group's policies are aligned You will be a qualified accountant (Ideally from Big 4) with a strong technical accounting skill set. You will have extensive Year-End experience from start to finish and the gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders across the business.

Interim Head of Finance

London, England

To support and facilitate this growth, the business is now looking to recruit a high calibre, commercially oriented Head of Finance to take full accountability for running all aspects of the finance function. Reporting directly to the Group CFO and with significant exposure to senior management, key responsibilities will include: Acting as a strong business partner to the CEO and broader management team, supporting commercial and operational decision-making across the organisation Liaising with up to 20 sites and regional managers across Europe Ensuring appropriate structures are in place to service the business, maintain tight control, drive continuous improvement, best practice and efficiencies Managing budgeting, forecasting and planning process, delivering improved management information and developing new reports and models as appropriate Analysing new and existing business initiatives, challenging assumptions and highlighting any risks and opportunities - including new site acquisitions, competitor and market analysis, marketing initiatives and supply chain / procurement processes The successful candidate will be a 'hands on' qualified accountant with proven experience of operating in a fast paced, multi-site, customer focussed environment. You will be comfortable dealing with the complexity of multiple revenue streams. Prior experience of working within a growing SME, and ideally with previous exposure of operating in an owner-managed organisation would be highly desirable.