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Morris Basir

Morris Basir

Morris Basir

Associate - Part-Qualified & Transactional Finance
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Finance Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Finance Analyst for a telecommunications company based in the City of London. The company has a global footprint, and this particular division of the company delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for the Group from their numerous product lines from three consumer brands. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders. Reporting into the Financial Reporting and Performance Manager. Some of the duties of the Finance Analyst Successfully produce accurate & timely monthly reporting for plc Board while continuing to enhance the existing slide formats & content and also improving analysis and insight Maintain and develop tools and methodology (currently Excel) to ensure reporting reflects the latest management information, and a process for adjusting output from the Group Consolidation System (GCS) Successfully produce analysis to support the quarterly external results announcements Consolidate and produce monthly KPI reporting which forms part of the overall reporting packs Effectively develop and enhance quarterly business reporting packs Work closely with other Group finance teams such as Investor Relations and External Reporting Build solid relationships with the reporting community to help identify process improvements Improve the feel and look of the PowerPoint presentations for the Executive Committees and the PLC Board Improve current reporting cycle through further automation and identifying simplified ways to report Support the development of finance transformation for new reporting requirements Candidate experience: 2-3 years Financial Planning & Analysis experience Have excellent analytical skills an able to communicate analysis in simple terms Advanced Excel/Power point skills Must be bold and confident thinker Excellent communication skills ACCA, ACA or CIMA studier A good understanding of debits / credits (transactional) processes Must be able to build good relationship with stakeholders Strong MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel) skills SAP desirable This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Billing Assistant

City of London, London

My client an International Business organisation is looking to hire a Billing Administrator for a short term contract. This role will be at least a minimum of 1 month and maybe go on longer. The office is very modern and luxurious with a fairly small team. It is located in Central London with good transport links. This role offers a competitive salary and would suit someone who is immediately available and looking to get back into work. A successful candidate should have at least 1-2 years' experience working in similar roles; Reporting to the Finance Manager and responsibilities include: Answering incoming calls and dealing with queries Successfully processing PO's Successfully producing and sending out Sales invoices to customers Issuing software licences to customers Adhoc duties - finance / non-finance related Required: Must have previous Billing experience Must be articulate, with excellent communications Able to multi-task and manage own workload Strong attention to detail Strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks or Xero

Front of House Finance Assistant

East London, London

My client an International Shipping organisation is looking for a Front of House Finance Administrator to support with a long term employee sickness. Must be available to start work 9th March 2020. This role will be at least a minimum of 1 month and maybe go on longer. The team is fairly small and the office is located in East London with good transport links. This role offers a competitive salary and would suit someone who is immediately available and looking to get back into work. A successful candidate should have experience working in similar roles; Reporting to the Finance & Commercial Manager and responsibilities include: Meeting and greeting visitors Answering incoming calls and dealing with queries Clerical and administration duties - mail collection/distribution Successfully processing & despatching orders Data entry to Xero accounting system Successfully producing and sending out Sales invoices to customers Issuing software licences to customers Adhoc duties - finance / non-finance related Required: Must have previous front of house / reception experience Must have previous junior level finance administration experience Must be articulate, with excellent communications Able to multi-task and manage own workload Strong attention to detail Strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks or Xero

Front of House Finance Assistant

East London, London

My client an International Shipping organisation is looking for a Front of House Finance Administrator to support with a long term employee sickness. Must be available to start work 9th March 2020. This role will be at least a minimum of 1 month and maybe go on longer. The team is fairly small and the office is located in East London with good transport links. This role offers a competitive salary and would suit someone who is immediately available and looking to get back into work. A successful candidate should have experience working in similar roles; Reporting to the Finance & Commercial Manager and responsibilities include: Meeting and greeting visitors Answering incoming calls and dealing with queries Clerical and administration duties - mail collection/distribution Successfully processing & despatching orders Data entry to Xero accounting system Successfully producing and sending out Sales invoices to customers Issuing software licences to customers Adhoc duties - finance / non-finance related Required: Must have previous front of house / reception experience Must have previous junior level finance administration experience Must be articulate, with excellent communications Able to multi-task and manage own workload Strong attention to detail Strong knowledge of Sage, Quickbooks or Xero

Management Accountant

Hammersmith, London

My client is a successful technology company is looking to hire an agile and collaborative Management Accountant on a 12 month (FTC) maternity cover, based in Hammersmith. A successful candidate should have strong working experience within management accounts, reporting, month-end processes, reconciliation's, statutory accounts, P&L and cashflow consolidation. Must be immediately available or 1 week notice. Must be currently studying towards ACCA / CIMA (part-qualified) Benefits: Competitive salary 25 days annual leave Flexible working hours (working from home) Study support Pension scheme Life assurance Team events / night-outs Opportunity to be part of a successfully and rapidly growing and energetic team Opportunity for it to go permanent Reporting to the CFO and responsibilities include: Successfully manage the accounting functions of UK and USA businesses Successively managing the monthly management packs Managing the weekly & monthly reporting to operational management team Full ownership of the month-end processes, reconciliation's and reporting Assisting with the budgets & forecasts Successfully liaising and assisting the Audit team with the YE audit preparation Manage the quarterly VAT returns for UK businesses Manage the payroll reports & benefits Required: Management Accountant Part-qualified with at least 4+ years experience Demonstrate good exposure to reporting, finance operation start to finish Experiment working in a high growth environment An ambitious, self-starter with a can-do approach Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines Must be articulate, with excellent communications Excellent knowledge of Xero system Excellent knowledge of Excel

WIP Project Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar is currently working alongside a global communications company that is currently recruiting for a WIP-experienced Accountant for their team in Central London, on a 12-month FTC. The successful WIP Accountant will have previous experience leading WIP meetings with Account/Project Managers, and experience with managing a high volume of projects is essential, as is previous revenue recognition. Any previous experience within media or advertising industries would be beneficial as well. Some of the duties for the role are: Responsible for two of the EMEA entities Maintain a strong relationship with the Account team Regularly meet with the Account team to discuss WIP Maintaining WIP and deferred balances Assist with month-end reporting Identifying and responding to overspends and similar issues Support Account teams with any requirements Ensure jobs are billed punctually; chasing any outstanding PO's Support the Manager with the month-end reports Work closely with the Project Accounting team, taking full ownership of own projects Key Skill: Experience maintaining and monitoring WIP Previous Revenue Recognition experience is essential Excellent Excel skills are essential Experience working within an Advertising agency is highly desirable 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.

Credit Controller

City of London, London

My client is technology company based in the City of London is looking for a Credit Controller to work in their fast paced and professional environment on a 3 month temporary basis. The ideal candidate would be from a financial services background who is used to working in fast paced environment. Benefits: Competitive salary Modern office with walking distance from the station Company social events and other perm benefits Must be immediately available. Reporting to the Finance Manager and responsibilities include: Successively managing large number of accounts Successfully maintaining a ledger value of £22 million average monthly Handling statement requests and performing reconciliations Manage daily cash collections and allocations Deal with escalated customer queries Required: Good knowledge and experience in Credit Control / collections Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion Must be articulate, good communication skills for communicating with dealers & sales team Oracle system experience (desirable)

Senior Accounts Assistant / Junior Accountant

West London, London

A global niche financial services group located in West End are on the market Junior Accountant / Senior Accounts Assistant to join their fast paced team. Reporting into the Group Financial Controller, you will be responsible for assisting with both Management Accounts, Accounts Payable and Payments functions: Assisting with the daily accounting processes, such as accruals, prepayments and reconciliation. Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of accounts. Assisting with bank reconciliation and making actual bank payments. Helping execute Purchase Ledger functions, such as monitoring the supplier records, matching and posting invoices and coding them, ensuring a high-level of accuracy at every turn. Maintaining the banking ledger accounts, processing daily payments, reconciling payment files and recording transactions accurately in the SAGE general ledger. Executing ad hoc tasks to assist the Group Financial Controller where appropriate. Benefits: Competitive salary Temp to perm role Modern office located in a luxurious location On the job training and fast track opportunities Social events after work / company trips abroad Other great company benefits and bonuses The ideal candidate will be one that is willing to learn and be taught new skills to enable advancement with the expanding Group. They must have at least a good knowledge surrounding the Management Accounts, Accounts Payable and Payments processes. They must be a highly organised individuals with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Strong MS excel skills SAGE 50 is essential If you are interested in the role and look to receive a competitive salary, as well as various other benefits, please apply as soon as possible attaching your CV and any other information you may consider relevant.

Management Accountant

City of London, London

My client, a well known retail brand are currently on the market to hire a analytical, enthusiastic and personable Management Accountant for 3-6 months, in their modern London office. This role is a new role created to help with a busy period and has potential to go long term but not guaranteed. The ideal candidate would be a ACCA / CIMA studier and/or QBE. Must be immediately available for interviews for a quick start. Benefits: ·Being part of a well respected retail brand ·Luxurious office location with easy transport links ·Employee discounts / benefits (perm) ·Team social events ·Flexible working hours ·plus more Reporting to the Financial Director and responsibilities include: ·Producing financial reports for change staff ·Working with finance team in supporting to improve their management reporting processes and budgets ·Successfully manage all financial policies, processes and budget changes are reflected in all company financial documents ·Successfully manage changes on the companies finance systems ·To successfully build rapport and maintain relationship with finance system consultants ·Must make sure finance team are kept informed of changes implemented ·To successfully design and execute training sessions on changes that have been made to management reports ·To be able to work closely with internal/external teams to understand change requirements and facilitate reporting change where necessary ·Handling ad-hoc duties as tasked by the FC/FD Required: ·Strong experience in management accounting ·Experience within financial accounting is desired ·Strong Excel skills ·Must be part qualified (ACCA / CIMA) and/or QBE ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion ·Must have excellent communication skills ·Good experience within VAT and Tax accounting ·Minimum of 5 years' experience in management accounts

Accounts Payable Assistant

West London, London

My client a global media giant is looking to hire a diligent and hard-working Accounts Payable Assistant for a 6 month temp basis, based in their modern West End office. A successful candidate should have strong working experience of carrying out end to end AP functions. Must have strong experience in performing supplier statement reconciliation and bank reconciliation. They should be able to follow up with suppliers and be able to resolve queries. Benefits of this role: ·State of the art offices ·Easy commute to office and good public transport links ·Social events ·On ground further training ·Opportunity to go permanent ·Good benefits package (perm) Must be immediately available. Reporting to the AP Manager and responsibilities include: ·Successively setting up new suppliers in system ·Handling statement requests and performing reconciliation for all suppliers ·Successfully processing international payments ·Assisting with end to end AP functions ·Successfully maintaining supplier records ·Supporting with audit preparation and collation of data for audit files ·Coding of invoices and credit notes from suppliers within your own category ·Assisting with month-end close ·Processing freelance timesheets and invoices ·Processing expenses Required: ·Good knowledge and experience in PO, goods receipting, invoice allocation to system (AP functions) ·Must be hard-working, very organized and focused on completing tasks within a tight deadlines ·Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility for key deliverables, seeing them through to completion ·Must be articulate, with excellent communications ·Strong attention to detail ·Good understanding of Excel ·2-3 years AP experience ·AAT studier

Credit Controller

City of London, London

My client a global multi-services company who is looking to hire a meticulous and hard-working Credit Controller for a 3 month temp to perm position, based in their vibrant and well-appointed London office. A successful candidate should have at least 2 years industry experience and have strong Excel experience. Benefits Generous salary Opportunity to progress Excellent company benefits (perm) Study support (perm) Easy commute to office Fantastic opportunity to be part of a large finance team Team social events Must be immediately available Reporting to the Credit Control Manager and responsibilities include: Chasing customers for payment by phone and email Ensure timely collections for either a solely based ledger or multiple Timely collection for a large volume of Accounts Good use of the Accountancy systems, keeping them up to date Dealing with customer queries regarding any payments and invoices Reconciling customer accounts Identifying and reporting potential bad debts to management Key Skills: Previous experience with B2B and/or B2C collections Dealing with high volume ledger (400 - 1000 Accounts) Have an engaging and can do attitude Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills (Vlookups/Pivot tables) Excellent communication skills both verbal and written Team player with attention to detail Must be organised Must enjoy being involved in a lively and hard-working team

French Speaking Accounts Payable

City of London, London

Cedar are working with a Global Business Consultancy with the recruitment of a French speaking Accounts Payable Assistant on a 6 month basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business who are currently experiencing 20% growth year on year. Main duties of the French Speaking Accounts Payable: ·Processing of Travel & Expense claims from employees ·Reviewing of Travel & Expenses claims and approve/reject where appropriate ·Ensuring all claims are posted to the ledger ·Assist with monthly bank reconciliation process & ensure payments are correctly coded ·Preparing multi-currency payment runs Requirements: ·Minimum of 2 years Accounts Payable and/or Travel & Expense experience ·Experience working in a high volume transaction environment ·Experience in working in a multi-currency environment ·Ideally having experience of working in Professional Services environment ·Strong Excel skills ·Fluent in French Please only apply for this role if you are immediately available.

Finance Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst for a telecommunications company based in the City of London. The company has a global footprint, and this particular division of the company delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for the Group from their numerous product lines from three consumer brands. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders. Some of the duties: ·Supporting the deliverables of Innovation and Delivery directorates, ensuring the following financial metrics are met ·Business Partner to the Trading functions, supporting delivery of trading, value & P&L targets ·Supporting senior manager with Spectrum MTP positioning and tracking of risks & opportunities ·Deliver robust and challenging budgets and forecasts for MRC and value creation. Interlocked across sales channels, central trading and marketing ·Production of Business case's and PIR for trading and marketing initiatives ·Successfully supporting in the optimisation end to end finance processes and maximise finance control Candidate experience: ·Strong Analytical Skills ·Commercial and business minded ·Advanced Excel/Power point skills ·Must be bold and confident thinker ·The role requires strong influence and persuasion skills ·Ability to evaluate and understand trading performance and pricing requests ·Working in a challenging, complex, fast moving environment ·Ability to source and simplify large amounts of complex data simplify into an actionable plan ·able to use initiative to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solution This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Finance Analyst

City of London, London

Cedar is currently recruiting for a Commercial Finance Analyst for a telecommunications company based in the City of London. The company has a global footprint, and this particular division of the company delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for the Group from their numerous product lines from three consumer brands. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders. Some of the duties: ·Supporting the deliverables of Innovation and Delivery directorates, ensuring the following financial metrics are met ·Business Partner to the Trading functions, supporting delivery of trading, value & P&L targets ·Supporting senior manager with Spectrum MTP positioning and tracking of risks & opportunities ·Deliver robust and challenging budgets and forecasts for MRC and value creation. Interlocked across sales channels, central trading and marketing ·Production of Business case's and PIR for trading and marketing initiatives ·Successfully supporting in the optimisation end to end finance processes and maximise finance control Candidate experience: ·Strong Analytical Skills ·Commercial and business minded ·Advanced Excel/Power point skills ·Must be bold and confident thinker ·The role requires strong influence and persuasion skills ·Ability to evaluate and understand trading performance and pricing requests ·Working in a challenging, complex, fast moving environment ·Ability to source and simplify large amounts of complex data simplify into an actionable plan ·able to use initiative to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solution This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic and exciting company with a global presence, and enhance, as well as utilise, their existing skills.

Accounts Receivable Supervisor

Dagenham, Essex

My client is an organisation based near to Romford in Essex who are currently looking to recruit a Credit Control / Accounts Receivable Supervisor to manage a team of 3 on a temporary basis whilst they undergo a restructure. This role is perfect for a contractor who is looking to further enhance their experience and with an easy commute. Free parking is available. Must be immediately available. Reporting to the Finance Manager and responsibilities include: ·To oversee the processes of raising invoices for the organisation and to ensure debtors to pay all invoices within the agreed credit terms. ·Supervise, appraise and train staff members of the sales ledger team. ·Take overall responsibility for the credit control function for all Sales ledgers ·Ensure the Sales Ledgers are updated with payment and query information on a continuous basis and that all receipts have been correctly accounted for. ·Document and resolve queries by liaising with the invoice originator and taking corrective action as necessary. ·Reconcile customer accounts with customer's own records. ·Send reminders to encourage payment within our credit terms. ·Instigate the debt collection policy and ensure that each stage is sent out on a timely basis. ·Investigate the necessity to instigate court action and advise the Director of Finance & Estates, Chief Finance & Enterprise Officer accordingly. ·Deal with queries in relation to the financial aspects of unit-e student record system include fee and student loan issues. ·Liaise with external and internal auditors on matters relating to credit control. ·Receive instructions from departments to collect income. ·Raise the appropriate invoices on unit-e and dispatch to customer ·Raise credit notes on Unit-e and authorise notes into EFIN collecting all paperwork as required. ·Reconcile all debtor control accounts. ·Ensure that all income is banked from college sites ·Assist with the processing of refunds in accordance with college procedures ·Maintain cash books and reconcile to bank statement. To be successful in this role you'll need to have worked in a similar capacity and have been responsible for overseeing a team. If this role is of interest, please submit your CV asap or send directly

Master Data Analyst

Slough, Berkshire

My client a leading FMCG business is looking for a experienced Master Data Analyst to work a 6 month contract based in their Slough HQ. A successful candidate should have strong working experience in maintaining large data, cleansing and validating the Master Data in order to get this ready for implementation of SAP. Must be immediately available. Responsibilities: ·Successfully main point of contact for supplier master data cleansing activities ·Review all vendor master data and raise change requests to update/ enhance data. ·Successfully contact suppliers to verify/ request missing data ·Review possible duplicate vendors and manage accordingly ·Making sure all new supplier requests contain all required data for SAP Skills: ·Should be analytical and have exceptional level of attention to detail ·Demonstrate good problem-solving skills and strong communication skills ·Previous experience in a SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) ·Must be confident using Excel ·Take ownership and deliver accurately ·Must be customer focused and understands the impact of incorrect master data ·Self-starter approach, highly self-motivated and eagerness to taking initiative and ownership

Master Data Analyst

Slough, Berkshire

My client a leading FMCG business is looking for a experienced Master Data Analyst to work a 6 month contract based in their Slough HQ. A successful candidate should have strong working experience in maintaining large data, cleansing and validating the Master Data in order to get this ready for implementation of SAP. Must be immediately available. Responsibilities: ·Successfully main point of contact for supplier master data cleansing activities ·Review all vendor master data and raise change requests to update/ enhance data. ·Successfully contact suppliers to verify/ request missing data ·Review possible duplicate vendors and manage accordingly ·Making sure all new supplier requests contain all required data for SAP Skills: ·Should be analytical and have exceptional level of attention to detail ·Demonstrate good problem-solving skills and strong communication skills ·Previous experience in a SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) ·Must be confident using Excel ·Take ownership and deliver accurately ·Must be customer focused and understands the impact of incorrect master data ·Self-starter approach, highly self-motivated and eagerness to taking initiative and ownership

Payroll Administrator

City of London, London

My client is a world leading entertainment company is looking for a talented Payroll Administrator for a 6-month FTC role based in London. This role is responsible for supporting the end to end payroll cycle for the UK and reporting to Payroll Director. Must be immediately available or at least 1-week notice. Responsibilities: ·Successfully manage, review and reconcile monthly payrolls across UK ·Successfully liaise with the HR department to ensure data is accurate and completed in a timely manner ·Successfully collate and analyse the data to support central reporting capabilities ·Successfully collate data and populate input documentation and submit to ADP ·Successfully support the payroll funding process, third party payment, GL distribution process and statutory filings and any adhoc duties ·Must always ensure that company is compliant with employment law and tax legislation within region ·Managing the central email inboxes Requirements: ·Must have relevant experience within payroll administration ·Good experience using ADP ·Good experience using SAP ·Strong attention to detail, analytical, problem solving & communication skills ·Good levels of Excel and PowerPoint experience ·Good levels of English communications (written & oral) ·Should be able to work towards tight deadlines ·Good relationship building skills

Credit Control

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a business based near London Bridge. They are looking for an Credit Controller to join their organisation on an temporary basis to assist with a project. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Proactive chasing of customers ·Management of defined AR ledger ·Recommend actions for query resolution & investigation ·Reduction in overall debt ·Accurate forecasting of cash collection ·Support and work in union with the Credit and Cash Collection team ·Ad-hoc projects work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Good customer service skills ·Hands on hard working approach

Credit Control

City of London, London

Cedar are working on an exciting opportunity for a business based near London Bridge. They are looking for an Credit Controller to join their organisation on an temporary basis to assist with a project. Some of the key responsibilities are: ·Proactive chasing of customers ·Management of defined AR ledger ·Recommend actions for query resolution & investigation ·Reduction in overall debt ·Accurate forecasting of cash collection ·Support and work in union with the Credit and Cash Collection team ·Ad-hoc projects work This is an excellent opportunity to continue your career and in order to do so you need to have the following skills: ·Problem solving skills ·Advanced Excel skills ·Strong communication skills ·Good customer service skills ·Hands on hard working approach