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Wasim Yousuf

Wasim Yousuf

Wasim Yousuf

Associate - Qualified Finance
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Senior Finance Analyst

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 an initial 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.

Planning & Reporting Analyst

City of London, London

An FP&A Analyst is required for an international, market leading, multi-site leisure business. The business has a clear strategic vision with exciting and ambitious growth plans both in the UK and internationally. As a key member of the Finance function, you will be responsible for the following: Coordination of the accurate monthly reporting process Provide commentary on the monthly reporting packs Take ownership of the quarterly investment reporting Business partner with the wider business locally and internationally to deliver accurate forecasts Responsible for the compilation of all the planning and reporting documentation Actively take part in any process improvement Ad hoc requirements Key requirements: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA, CIMA Robust FP&A experience Strong system skills Multi-site experience would be beneficial Pro-active This successful candidate will be pro-active, autonomous and have the ability to hit the ground running. You will have the gravitas to influence senior stakeholders and ensure that your communication skills are second to none.

Finance Business Partner

Crawley, West Sussex

My client who is a leading name within the health sector are looking for a commercially focused Finance business partner to support several Support units. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long-term strategy for the finance team in these areas. Key responsibilities: Support various budget holders to ensure effective financial control Adopt a truly commercial approach and provide effective customer service Review current processes and make recommendations where necessary Identify any potential business opportunities and highlight any risks Review and create any investment appraisals Ensure that all business units plan effectively to ensure financial efficiency Develop a strong reporting framework for key areas Advise on any technical finance matters Develop reporting tools for budgets and forecasts Key requirements: Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Experience within a similar role Extensive knowledge of financial frameworks within complex organisations Excellent communication skills Must be able to partner with several stakeholders at any given time Excellent IT skills NHS experience is essential This is a fantastic opportunity that will suit a highly commercial individual who is looking to be part of a leading brand.

Management accountant

Chelmsford, Essex

My client, a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy business are looking to bring on a management accountant during a crucial time. As a rapidly growing business, they are looking for a management accountant to work on multiple commercial projects. Reporting into the CFO you will be responsible for the following: Key responsibilities: Setting up and overseeing new projects Ownership for job costing Providing job costing training and relevant finance systems training Prepare the management accounts Run key account holder meetings Monitor all staff expenses and timesheets Assisting the WIP and profit recognition Oversee the invoice process Company reconciliations Key requirements: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA Significant project accounting and management accounting experience is essential Engineering or construction business is beneficial Strong systems experience 'hands on' accounting experience This opportunity will suit an individual who has had previous experience in a project accountant role and has supported multiple commercial projects from a financial perspective. You will adopt a 'hands on' approach and will be a key influencer supporting and managing key business decisions.

Part time Financial Controller

London, England

A leading Care Homes business are currently seeking a part-time Financial Controller. This established organisation is seeking a qualified finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions as well as BAU for 20 hrs/ week. Reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for: Full ownership of the management accounts Complete monthly accounting duties Monitoring the payroll Reviewing the various revenue streams Assist with any process improvement To oversee all management reporting Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans Liaise with the auditors Various ad hoc duties as required The successful individual will possess the following: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA A 'hands on' finance background Care homes/ Healthcare industry experience Strong overall systems experience Strong attention to detail This will suit an individual who is semi-retired and looking to keep themselves busy. The opportunity will also suit an individual who needs flexibility around childcare including school runs.

Finance Business Partner

Crawley, West Sussex

My client who is a leading name within the health sector are looking for a commercially focused Finance business partner to support several Support units. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long-term strategy for the finance team in these areas. Key responsibilities: Support various budget holders to ensure effective financial control Adopt a truly commercial approach and provide effective customer service Review current processes and make recommendations where necessary Identify any potential business opportunities and highlight any risks Review and create any investment appraisals Ensure that all business units plan effectively to ensure financial efficiency Develop a strong reporting framework for key areas Advise on any technical finance matters Develop reporting tools for budgets and forecasts Key requirements: Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Experience within a similar role Extensive knowledge of financial frameworks within complex organisations Excellent communication skills Must be able to partner with several stakeholders at any given time Excellent IT skills This is a fantastic opportunity that will suit a highly commercial individual who is looking to be part of a leading brand.

Finance Business Partner

Crawley, West Sussex

My client who is a leading name within the health sector are looking for a commercially focused Finance business partner to support several Support units. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long-term strategy for the finance team in these areas. Key responsibilities: Support various budget holders to ensure effective financial control Adopt a truly commercial approach and provide effective customer service Review current processes and make recommendations where necessary Identify any potential business opportunities and highlight any risks Review and create any investment appraisals Ensure that all business units plan effectively to ensure financial efficiency Develop a strong reporting framework for key areas Advise on any technical finance matters Develop reporting tools for budgets and forecasts Key requirements: Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) Experience within a similar role Extensive knowledge of financial frameworks within complex organisations Excellent communication skills Must be able to partner with several stakeholders at any given time Excellent IT skills This is a fantastic opportunity that will suit a highly commercial individual who is looking to be part of a leading brand.

Group Reporting Manager

West London, London

Cedar are excited to bring to market and urgent need for a Group reporting manager for an International marketing business. As a strong technical accountant, you will have proven experience in a group finance role encompassing all aspects of financial reporting. Key responsibilities: ·Full ownership of the month end tasks including the management and statutory reporting under IFRS ·Preparation of the cashflow and balance sheet accounting ·Consolidation of the statutory accounts, management accounts and budget and forecast cyclesReview and execute goodwill and impairments to ensure accuracy ·Business partnering with key functions such as treasury to ensure full accurate reporting around all front desk matters ·Partner with the global SSC for all transactional related matters ·Key point of contact for the auditors ·Ad hoc projects as required Key requirements: ·Qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA ·Strong attention to detail ·Strong systems experience ·Self- starter and extremely pro active Strong IFRS knowledge ·Experience within a treasury function would be highly advantageous This role suits a technically strong individual who has proven experience in a similar role. You will have the ability to challenge senior stakeholders and ensure all reporting is compliant. Your attention to detail will be second to none and will drive the financial reporting process.

Part-Time accountant

City of London, London

A leading internationally renowned education business with offices in central London are currently seeking a part-time accountant for 2 days a week on a 6 month Fixed term contract. With revenues of £15m, this established organisation is seeking a qualified finance individual to support the directors and board on key commercial decisions and BAU. Reporting into the senior management team, you will be responsible for: Full ownership of the management accounts Complete complex monthly accounting duties Process income using Excheqeur Ownerships of the balance sheet reconciliations Assist with any process improvement Provide insight on the income reporting To oversee all management reporting Preparation / improvement of financial reports along with budgets, forecasts and plans Various ad hoc duties as required The successful individual will possess the following: Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA A 'hands on' finance background Expert Excel user Strong overall systems experience Strong attention to detail This will suit an individual who is semi-retired and looking to keep themselves busy in helping a business grow. The opportunity will also suit an individual who needs flexibility around childcare including school runs.

Finance Business Partner

City of London, London

My client, one of the UK's largest retailers are looking to bring on a Finance business partner to play an integral part in delivering companywide efficiency projects over the next 6 months. Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will have full autonomy and the right attitude to excel in the role. Key responsibilities: ·Engage and provide detailed support to the budgeting and forecasting processes ·Undertake scenario analysis identifying any potential risks ·Business partner with multiple key stakeholders (e.g. Operations, IT, HR, Procurement) ·Gather information for the wider business to influence business decisions ·Develop, review and maintain business cases and inform strategic decisions ·Work closely with the modelling team to highlight costs and benefits ·Identify key revenue drivers and present the information to the relevant teams ·Ownership for job costing ·End- end project accounting duties ·Engage in an ad-hoc project work Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA ·Previous experience in managing an IT or operational project is beneficial ·Previous systems improvement ·Significant project accounting experience is essential ·Retail, technology or Telecoms experience is beneficial ·Strong systems experience ·Highly ambitious attitude This is role is an initial investment into the team infrastructure of the division and you will be expected to have a positive attitude towards change and overall systems improvement and efficiencies. Your commercial finance experience will be pivotal in shaping the way business is conducted both internally and externally.

Finance Manager

London, England

I am currently recruiting a Fluent German Speaking Finance Manager with significant experience for one of the largest names in retail. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of their rapidly growing divisions. Key responsibilities: ·Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations ·Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts ·Production of the P&L ·Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Experience of filing statutory accounts under ·Strong technical skills ·Strong communication skills A Fluent German Speaker is required for this role This is a fast-moving opportunity in a fast-paced finance team. You will be immediately available and have significant German statutory accounting knowledge and will be able to impact the division right from the start.

Project Finance Analyst

City of London, London

My client, one of the UK's largest retailers are looking to bring on a Project Finance Analyst to play an integral part in delivering companywide efficiency projects over the next 6 months. Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will have full autonomy and the right attitude to excel in the role. Key responsibilities: ·Engage and provide detailed support to the budgeting and forecasting processes ·Undertake scenario analysis identifying any potential risks ·Business partner with multiple key stakeholders (e.g. Operations, IT, HR, Procurement) ·Gather information for the wider business to influence business decisions ·Develop, review and maintain business cases and inform strategic decisions ·Work closely with the modelling team to highlight costs and benefits ·Identify key revenue drivers and present the information to the relevant teams ·Ownership for job costing ·Engage in an ad-hoc project work Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA or CIMA ·Previous experience in managing an IT or operational project is beneficial ·Previous systems improvement ·Significant project accounting experience is essential ·Retail, technology or Telecoms experience is beneficial ·Strong systems experience ·Highly ambitious attitude This is role is an initial investment into the team infrastructure of the division and you will be expected to have a positive attitude towards change and overall systems improvement and efficiencies. Your commercial finance experience will be pivotal in shaping the way business is conducted both internally and externally.

Risk and Assurance Advisor

South East London, London

Cedar are currently partnering with a true household name in their search for a Risk and Assurance Advisor. As a big player in their field, they are on the hunt for a robust and autonomous individual to play an integral part in delivering audit requirements. Key responsibilities: ·Act as a lead on all audit assignments ·Provide high quality expertise to the business on effective Risk management ·Identify any risks and issues uncovered from audits ·Use robust data analytic tools to achieve all audit assignments ·Creation or a Risk based internal audit plan ·Make recommendations for new control framework both operational and financial Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification- ACA, ACCA, CISA, IIA ·Previous experience within an audit/assurance or risk roles is essential ·Highly ambitious and pro active This is an exciting role for an individual looking to make their mark within industry or an individual that is looking to continue their Risk & Assurance expertise. You will be a creative thinker, identifying new solutions for audits as well as being a strong influencer.

International Tax Manager

Slough, Berkshire

A world renowned and true household name has embarked on a search for an International Tax manager. This is a newly created role as part of a new project reporting into the International Tax Director. This is an ambitious project requiring a multi-disciplined individual. Key responsibilities: ·Be a tax specialist as part of a larger team in the elimination of entities across the Channel Islands, Europe and the USA ·Provide tax support to the wider finance team ·Identify tax issues through implementation of a robust plan with the aim of eliminating dormant entities within a time frame of 4-6 months ·Implement a further plan to eliminate excess entities after this timeframe ·Business partner with both internal and external tax stakeholders to ensure all tax implications are understood and dealt with accordingly ·Ensuring all post liquidation work is done within guidelines ·Ad hoc tax duties as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, CTA) ·Previous experience in elimination of both UK and Overseas entities ·Ability to work autonomously ·Must be able to work and be part of a challenging environment ·High attention to detail ·Previous experience in a similar role is essential This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to be part of a wide scale project. You will bring your robust tax expertise to add value and play a pivotal role in delivering this project. You will have full autonomy and will be able to hit the ground running.

Statutory Accountant (German GAAP)

West London, London

I am currently recruiting a Statutory accountant with significant experience in German GAAP for an 8-week contract. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of their rapidly growing divisions. Key responsibilities: ·Manage the production of monthly balance sheet reconciliations ·Preparation of the Group and subsidiary consolidation and annual statutory accounts ·Production of the P&L ·Undertaking ad hoc financial assignments required for the Group Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) ·Experience of filing statutory accounts under German GAAP is essential ·Strong technical skills ·Strong communication skills This is a fast-moving opportunity in a fast-paced finance team. You will be immediately available and will be able to hit the ground running.

Interim Senior Finance Analyst

London, England

Cedar are partnering with a global FTSE 250 brand that have created a high-profile Senior Finance Analyst role based in their HQ in Central London. This newly created role will report into the EMEA FC who reports to the European CFO for the £2.5Bn turnover EMEA region, and will business partner the Senior Leadership Team both finance and non-finance with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into external growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market. Key responsibilities: ·Deliver the divisional forecasts and budgets, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Management. ·Business partner with various stakeholders across the business up to C-level to fully understand the inputs and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. ·These reports reach to CFO level, helping control and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries. ·Perform regular analysis of key business drivers, understanding contract and country performance - helping to identify risks and opportunities. Key requirements: ·ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with 1-2 years PQE ·FP&A experience in a large, complex structure ·Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities ·Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of colleagues and senior stakeholders up to C-level The Finance team is a valued, high calibre unit that plays a pivotal role in guiding regional performance, driving insight and understanding of the business profitability. The team is multi-cultural and gender-balanced, with a nurturing and rewarding culture, very strong retention rates and evident career progression across the board.

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.

Group Reporting Accountant

City of London, London

Cedar are excited to bring to a market a group reporting accountant role for a listed services business. This role is extremely 'hands on' and will cover all areas of group reporting. Key responsibilities: ·Ownership of the interim reporting, annual and board reports ·Consolidation of the statutory accounts for the various entities ·Providing commentary on all management reporting ·Making recommendations for new processes such as new system implementations or new IFRS 16 standards ·Partner with various key stakeholders such as treasury and tax ·Ad-hoc requirements as necessary Key requirements: ·Relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA) ·Significant group reporting experience is a must ·Previous experience of working in a listed or large organisation ·Experience of delivering group annual audits ·Strong IFRS knowledge ·Previous knowledge of SAP This is a great opportunity for someone looking to continue their group reporting experience. You will be a key team player and will have done a similar role in a large organisation.