Wasim Yousuf


Wasim Yousuf

Associate - Qualified Finance

FP&A Accountant

City of London, London

My Client, a leading underwriting business, part of a larger international Insurance group are searching for an ambitious FP&A accountant for an initial period of 6 months. The business has seen significant change and this role comes at an exciting time! Key responsibilities: ·Be a key business partner to finance and non-finance stakeholders ·Full preparation of the management accounts ·Full cycle of the budgeting and forecasting ·Assist with the production of the board papers ·Analysis of the information from the trading teams ·Assist the finance transformation team in identifying new process improvement opportunities Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Experience in working with offshore centres ·Exposure to process documentation ·Experience within Insurance or Financial services ·Ability to identify process improvement opportunities This role has great exposure to the wider business and will grant the prospective candidate the opportunity to get involved in a transformation process all while running the day to day activities.

Interim treasury manager

West London, London

My client, a giant in their industry is looking to recruit an interim treasury manager to help support the finance division during a crucial time. This will be a key role and will look after all elements of the treasury department. Key responsibilities: ·Take full ownership of the cash management and treasury function ·Manage the run down of old bank accounts ·Apply new strategies to enhance the performance and reporting of the treasury function ·Engage and apply a new FX hedging strategy ·Be responsible for the cash flow forecasting Key requirements: ·A big business background is essential ·Relevant qualification (ACT, MCT, ACCA, ACA, CIMA) ·Hands on experience and ownership of a treasury function This is an extremely rewarding opportunity during an exciting time for the business. You will be a proven treasury manager and will be able to hit the ground running.

Interim Finance Director (Part Time)

City of London, London

An internationally renowned Not for Profit business with offices in central London are currently seeking an Interim Finance Director (Part time 3-4 days/week). With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a 'number 1' finance individual on a part time basisto support the directors and board on key commercial decisions. Key responsibilities: ·-Managing a team of 5 direct reports ·-Providing commercial support to the directors on contract negotiations ·-To oversee all management reporting, reviewing the financial performance of business entities ·-Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans The successful individual will possess the following: ·A 'hands on' senior finance background ·Significant experience of working within a privately owned business Previous systems / reporting enhancement experience ·Demonstrable experience of managing, developing teams ·Not For Profit is highly desirable ·Cashflow forecasting experience ·Strong Excel skills ·An ability to support the directors and owner of the business from a financial perspective This is a fantastic opportunity for an incredible organisation. You will be hands on and have the ability to hit the ground running.

Financial Controller

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Cedar are excited to bring to a market a "hands on" financial controller role for a global manufacturing business. With operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas, they are looking for an individual to take a stronghold of the finance function. You will play a pivotal role in revamping the reporting process by implementing new procedures and controls. Key responsibilities: ·Take ownership of the reporting function encompassing all BAU duties ·Implement robust reporting procedures and reporting tools ·Make recommendations and improve current procedures through efficient controls ·Have strong leadership qualities to manage a team ·Ad hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) ·Experience with Microsoft Dynamics is essential ·Have proven experience of implementing processes and controls ·Manufacturing or distribution experience is essential ·Knowledge or experience of implementing ERP systems would be highly beneficial ·Multi-site experience is essential This is a challenging and rewarding role for an individual who has the ability to adapt swiftly, be a key influencer and have the overall gravitas. Your proven experience in implementing processes and controls will be a key factor in shaping the way business is done. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to add value and gain some valuable experience.

Finance manager

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

My client, a leading player in the professional services space are looking to hire a finance manager for an initial period for 6 months to take control and provide general financial oversight of one of their divisions. You will be a key business partner being the "go to" individual for all financial related matters. Key responsibilities: ·Creation and oversight of the monthly reporting packs ·Oversight of the group submission packs (cashflow, working capital & balance sheet reconciliations) ·Business partner with finance and non finance stakeholders ·Manage the rolling forecast for the business ·Implement robust strong analysis and reporting tools ·Assist with the creation of bid models ·Management of the statutory audit, corporate tax and employee benefits ·Any ad hoc duties as required by the Finance Director Key requirements: Strong analytical skills Strong interpersonal skills Strong excel skills A working knowledge of SAP Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) This is a great opportunity with exposure to the wider business. You will be a key influencer and have the ability to take a stronghold of the finance function.