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Wasim Yousuf

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Wasim Yousuf

Associate - Qualified Finance
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Interim Financial Controller

West London, London

Cedar are excited to be partnering with a household name. This is a short-term contract to help oversee and support the financial reporting process. Key responsibilities: ·See through the successful delivery and completion of the audit process ·Business partner with the wider finance team ·Provide key support to the year-end process ·Oversee and support the intercompany reconciliation process ·Support the wider finance team with any ad hoc requirements Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Strong knowledge of the balance sheet reconciliation process ·Knowledge of year-end and audit process ·Strong system skills This is an exciting short-term role to deliver a robust audit process and will suit and individual who has delivered a similar role. You will have strong attention to detail and will provide expert knowledge on all matters related to the reporting process.

Finance Business Partner - Transformation

City of London, London

Cedar are partnering with one of the UK's largest retailers who are in need of a senior finance business partner on a 12 month fixed term basis. This role encompasses all elements of finance with a strong focus on driving financial performance around a transformation programme. Key responsibilities: ·Understand and ensure transparency across all programmes ·Drive financial performance across the business through identifying risk opportunities ·Streamline the FP&A function with robust reporting processes ·Partner with the Control teams to ensure the processes are accurate and efficient ·Partner with non-finance stakeholders to ensure they understand their financial performance ·Encourage the wider finance teams to be more commercially aware ·Full ownership for project accounting around specific transformation programmes ·Aid commercial strategic decision making ·Take part in any ad hoc initiatives such as transformation projects Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Significant experience in a commercial finance environment is key ·Working across multiple products and programmes ·Strong systems experience (SAP or Anaplan) ·Experience of business partnering within a transformation programme is essential ·Strong experience of Zero based budgeting and activity based costing ·Very good understanding of project management (Agile, Prince 2) This is a true commercial role that will help influence key commercial decisions and will be a driving force in financial performance. You will have had experience in a similar role within a transformation programme and will have the gravitas to challenge senior stakeholders.

Senior Finance Analsyt

City of London, London

Cedar are partnering with one of the UK's largest retailers who are in need of a commercially driven Senior Finance Analyst for a period of 6 months on a fixed term basis. This role encompasses all elements of finance with a particular focus on analysis to aid key strategic key decision making. Key responsibilities: ·Challenge the product teams on sales and performance around net income ·Conduct a deep dive analysis making recommendations for various areas ·Variance analysis for month end working closely with the Financial Control team ·Assist with the budgeting and forecasting process ·Take full ownership of the P&L and present key findings to key stakeholders ·Business partner with the senior leadership team ·Prepare and assist with the business modelling process ·Investigate and present business cases for investment opportunities ·Ad-hoc requirements where necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Significant experience in a commercial finance environment is key ·Working across multiple products and programmes ·Strong systems experience (SAP or Anaplan) This role supports the Head of Finance of the division and partners with multiple senior stakeholders across the business. You will have done a similar role and have the ability to hit the ground running. Your analysis and investigative skills will be put to the test as you will be expected to challenge senior stakeholders in aiding commercial decision making.