A graduate from the University of the West of England with a BA Hons in Property Management and Investment, Mike has worked in financial recruitment for over 6 years. Mike started his career with a Global Finance Recruitment business and joined Cedar in 2015. He is now a Director specialising in the placement of senior interim financial professionals from the newly qualified level through to CFO appointments. Mike is a strong believer of building an extensive network within his market and to better provide consultative advice for anyone he works with. Mike enjoys spending time with his young family and is a keen golfer and a member of a golf club in Surrey where he can be found most weekends.
Interim Internal Audit and Controls Manager
Cedar are currently recruiting for a leading UK retail business who are looking to strengthen their internal controls across their £500m turnover UK and Ireland business. This is a very interesting project for an Internal Controls/ Audit specialist to help drive efficiency across the group through rolling out controls within finance. Key Responsibilities: Checking all elements of the month end checklist are ran correctly Liaising with internal and external auditors to gather observations and recommendations Challenging auditors on observations Business partner with internal stakeholders to help roll out new controls Getting finance staff on board with new processes Regular interaction with Finance across the region to train staff around new processes Installing Financial Control framework This is a technically focussed role that requires a specialist with internal controls/ group finance or internal audit. As well as possessing a strong technical skillset this individual will also require to possess very strong stakeholder management skills.
Interim Group Finance Manager
City of London, London
A unique manufacturing business undergoing significant change and transformation projects is currently looking to appoint an Interim Group Finance Manager to take ownership of all areas of group finance for all of their leading business divisions. Working on a day to day basis the Divisional Directors, Group Finance Controller and several other divisional and regional business directors. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role to lead financial reporting for a leader within its market. Responsibilities shall include: Day to day management of a global division, including implementing internal controls and ensuring exceptional financial reporting processes. Lead and deliver the design and implementation of finance processes to support a more efficient and automated process. A key contact for annual audit and responsible for completion of annual statutory accounts. Ensure timely reporting for all significant accounting transactions, implementation of relevant accounting standards, preparation of technical accounting memos to support all accounting positions. Interact frequently with senior leadership to support on technical accounting implications Support to the business and finance team to ensure that the plans for the business are robust, achievable and clearly presented to management. Taking ownership of financial control for adhoc projects Strong understanding and knowledge of IFRS Project Manage and design the implementation of a new reporting system Streamline monthly reporting and consolidation processes This role suits a real self-starter who is comfortable and experienced with regular interaction with senior stakeholders both internal and external.