Matthew Sommerville


Matthew Sommerville

Associate – Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor

City of London, London

My client, a Global Strategy Consultancy are looking to hire an EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor on a permanent basis. Based in there modern offices in Central London, you will lead the Accounts Payable team and report directly into the EMEA Finance Manager. The EMEA Accounts Payable Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of the invoice-to-cash process within the Accounts Payable function, all aspects Claim-to-cash process within the Travel and Expenses function as well supporting the Accounts Payable Specialists and the Travel and Expense Specialists. Main Responsibilities Daily Management of the Accounts Payable team of 5 and the Travel & Expenses team of 2 Ensuring timely processing of all Accounts Payable transactions. Ensuring timely processing of all Travel & Expenses claims. Ensuring all Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses transactions are correctly posted to the General Ledger using appropriate cost centre or balance sheet codes. Ensuring adherence with US GAAP SOX principles, obtaining the appropriate approval of accounts payable transactions, before completion of transaction processing. Reviewing and authorising multi-currency payment runs on a regular basis using various banking platforms (mainly RBS/NatWest & HSBC). Management of the corporate credit card schemes. First point of contact for the business with all escalations regarding Accounts Payable and Travel & Expenses. Other ad hoc duties as required. Requirements Minimum of 2 years supervisory Accounts Payable experience and ideally in a holistic invoice-to-cash role. Preferably experience in a professional services environment. Experience managing a team of at least 5 people (Preferably 7) Experience working within a high volume transaction environment. Experience in working with multi-currency Experience of using Chrome River/Elite (Desirable) Ability to interact with business experts. Ability to interact with external suppliers. Understanding of VAT and applicability to accounts payable transactions. Proficient in excel. If this sounds like something which matches your experience please contact Matthew Sommerville - - 0203 002 8055

Finance Analyst

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Cedar is currently recruiting an experienced Finance Analyst for a renowned luxury retail company based in South West London/Surrey. The company is a household name across the UK, with offices also based in London and the North, and this particular role offers the opportunity to travel to the other offices. The ideal candidate will have experience within a retail finance function as a Finance Analyst and be an advanced user of Excel; this role requires modelling and Macro experience. Some of the duties for the role are Responsible for the reporting of P&L performance across multiple cost centres Point of contact on all queries from the business related to cost centres Variance analysis Working closely with business partners to ensure business/financial objectives are met Delivering cost savings across cost centres Support the production of the monthly management consolidation reports for the group Financial modelling of impacts of projects within cost centres Assist the commercial team with the management of the annual budgetary process and forecasts Deliver accurate and timely financial data to the all stakeholders Support business functions with relevant information to aid decision making, assist in forward planning and improve overall profitability. Key Requirements Part qualified or QBE Advanced Excel skills - Macros, modelling Experience with manual processes is essential Experience within a group function and retail preferable Team player, with positive with a can-do attitude Strong communication skills, with excellent verbal and written English. Ability to bring continuous improvement Solid knowledge of finance and a good understanding of double-entry bookkeeping This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills. Is this opportunity is of interest send your CV over to -

Finance Assistant

City of London, London

My client, a prestigious company in the hospitality sector is seeking a Finance assistant to join their Finance team based in Central London. This role would be great for a candidate with around 1 years worth of experience who would like more exposure to Sales ledger. Responsibilities Chase outstanding debts in line with company cash flow targets. Maintain an effective sales ledger operation allowing smooth and efficient collection from customer accounts. Credit check any potential future customers. Check all bills, ensuring they are accurate and abide by group standards. Daily review the management accounts on the guest ledger ensuring credit limits are not exceeded. Responsible for maintaining the guest ledger management accounts and ensuring that accounts are transferred to the sales ledger. Ensuring all queries raised by debtors are resolved. Cash allocation to the correct customer accounts and debts. Input deposits received and main the relevant back up. During period end supply the relevant ledger information to the Financial Controller in order that the necessary reconciliations are made. Ensure ledger balance with the daily trial balance. Attend monthly meetings with the general manager, financial controller and head of departments to advise and update of activities. If this role does sound like something of interest then please contact Matt Sommerville - 0203 002 8055