Consultants

Wasim Yousuf

Wasim Yousuf

Wasim Yousuf

Associate - Qualified Finance

​A graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University in BSc Hons Sport management, Wasim joined Cedar soon after graduating and hasn't looked back since.

He is now into his 4th year of supporting qualified finance individuals from newly qualified through to board level on an interim basis. Wasim believes in equal opportunity and always in giving people the benefit of the doubt.

In his spare time, you can find him either sneaker shopping, eating a burger, or on the golf course every weekend.

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Finance Business Partner

London

A UK subsidiary of a NASDAQ listed Engineering group is seeking to appoint a Finance Business Partner (London) to drive further scaling of the business operations. The role with provide commercial and operational support to a variety of non-finance stakeholders, driving and challenging the status quo as the business continues to increase its market share. Main Responsibilities: Business partner Commercial, Corporate and Operational leaders across the business Supporting the Divisional Finance Director in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in delivering New Business Cases and Deals Undertake business performance reviews and appraise key cost drivers, helping management make informed decisions Own the key financial 'value-drivers' and ensure that non-finance stakeholders understand how to use these metrics to influence commercial decision making Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting Key Requirements: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience

Interim Internal Controls Specialist

London

An instantly recognisable FTSE Listed organisation is currently seeking a Controls Auditor to support a major project. This opportunity comes during a crucial time where the business is managing several key large-scale projects. As a Controls Auditor you will be responsible for: Deep dive into internal controls and procedures ensuring all financial matters are accurate Develop audit scope and audit procedures for internal audits and management assignments Perform audit testing to assess effectiveness of controls Coordinate quarterly meetings and action plans based on discussion with key stakeholders Prepare documents for External Auditors in accordance with procedures Devise the risk and internal audit plan, the methodology and necessary information to manage the department. Walk through testing including Gap identification Various ad-hoc projects for Internal Audit leadership and/or regional management Key requirements: Relevant qualification - ACA is preferred Extensive internal controls experience SOX experience is highly beneficial Clear understanding of end to end finance processes Strong attention to detail This is a great opportunity to be a part of large-scale project and add tremendous value. You will have the gravitas to challenge various stakeholders and ensure that all financial processes are efficient and accurate. Please note that this role will require extensive travel in accordance with Government guidelines.

Management Accountant

London

A global and leading consulting firm are looking for an interim management accountant for a period of 3 months. This opportunity comes at crucial time for the business as they prepare for quarter year-end. Key Responsibilities: Revenue recognition Review sales contracts to ensure proper revenue recognition under US GAAP Analyse and understand various products/business and revenue/expense streams to ensure proper revenue recognition and proper code setup in the system Month end closing of monthly revenue and expense ledgers with rigorous closing schedules: prepare revenue journal entries and account reconciliations. Assist in compliance with revenue recognition policies under revenue recognition standards US GAAP. Prepare and post journal entries including, variable compensation accruals, prepaid expenses, expense accruals and software capitalisation Preparation and posting of month-end journals Preparation of general ledger account reconciliations in line with SOX requirements Month-end processes including month-end accounting and ensuring compliance with US GAAP & UK GAAP Key Requirements: qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or QBE Revenue recognition experience is essential Experience with doing the full month end close process Knowledge of US GAAP, UK GAAP and SOX Your previous revenue recognition experience will be paramount in ensuring the EMEA Finance team meets their deliverables. You will have a hands on approach and be extremely proactive.