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Senior Finance

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For senior finance professionals, it’s no longer enough to focus on operational and technical excellence. Strategic guidance and key insights such as business analytics and management information are now par for the course, too. 

At the same time as the accountability of the CFO/ Finance Director and the senior finance division has increased, finance functions are facing ever-increasing demands. This means an effective, cohesive and sustainable team – one able to meet today's requirements while remaining flexible enough to meet those of tomorrow – is more important than ever.

Cedar's Qualified-Finance Practice, with its long-established reputation for excellence and trust, focuses on supplying senior finance professionals with over three years post-qualified experience and with salaries in excess of £70,000.

Specialisms:

We cover a wide range of qualified finance roles including, but not limited to the following job titles:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Group, Regional and Divisional Finance Director
  • Group, Regional and Divisional Finance Controller
  • Commercial Financial Controller
  • Commercial Business Partner
  • Group, Regional Heads of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Heads of Finance
  • Heads Group Reporting
  • Finance Transformation
  • Heads of Shared Services
  • Group, Regional Heads of Tax, Treasury and Audit
  • Group, Regional Heads of M&A, Strategy and Corporate Development
  • Financial Systems
  • Investor Relations
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Graham Thornton

Director - Finance

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Jayne Halperin

Senior Director

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Lauren Druce

Director - Finance

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Matthew Langley

Director - Finance

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Mike Trollope

Director - Finance

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Georgina Denslow

Associate Director - Finance

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Wasim Yousuf

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Ruth Sinclair

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Chris Morrison

Director – Finance

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Andy Myerson

Associate Director - Finance

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Bradley Cummings

Associate – Qualified Finance

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Chad Vigano

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Lucy Drummond

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Group Reporting Accoutant

City of London, London

A global services company is looking for an Interim Group Reporting Accountant to join for a 12 month period paying £300-325 a day, based in central London. Key responsibilities: Responsible for the consolidation and preparation of the Monthly Group Board Papers, incorporating; P&L, balance sheet and cash flow positions, and other key Group KPIs. To include management of this process ensuring required timescales and deadlines are adhered to and communicated internally. Prepare the consolidation of and review the Group short term cash flow. Control the review and submission of statutory filings and ensure the relevant payments are made to HMRC. Perform an Internal Audit function on complex balance sheet areas as and when required, ensuring procedures and approaches are aligned across the Group & providing expertise and advice as required. Review divisional compliance with accounting standards and Group accounting policies. Involvement in a variety of adhoc projects. Key requirements: Fully qualified (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) Accounting and international group reporting experience including group consolidations and variance analysis. US Gaap reporting experience Knowledge of Hyperion Evidence of strong communication skills, both internally and externally, at all levels. Experience in managing month end close process within a BPO / Shared service model with experience of group and international audits.

Group Financial Controller - Tech Start-Up (Post Series - C)

London, England

Technology Start-Up Post Series - C Group Financial Controller London Have you ever thought what it would be like to work for a company that is on a life-enhancing mission? Could you buy into a global expansion plan with a powerful humanitarian message? Do you need to work for a business that builds innovative technology platforms to deliver the above? If YES, then apply for this Group Financial Controller position for this industry pioneer in London. Key responsibilities include: Own the full suite of financial and management reporting, building and coaching an expert finance team to create financial fluidity Managing the global consolidation and delivering the Annual Report, Interim Reporting and Press Releases Ensuring accurate reporting for complex areas such as M&A, restructuring, treasury, pension, shares schemes Delivering monthly Board reporting including providing management commentary and key metrics Identifying and implementing process improvement and changes Working closely with various Group stakeholders including tax, treasury, commercial, developers and marketing Desirable skills include: ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Group consolidation within a PLC size company Team management - top to bottom

Senior Internal Audit Manager - FinTech Start-Up (Series D)

London, England

A market leading Series D FinTech Start-Up is seeking to appoint a Senior Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Senior Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Risk and CFO. Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.

Commercial Business Partner

Essex, England

A multi billion pound FMCG is looking for an Interim Commercial Finance Business partner with the potential to go permanent. For an initial 6 month contract, £380-400 per day. MUST HAVE RETAIL/ GROCERY/FMCG EXPERIENCE Key requirements: ·Fully qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA or CIMA) ·Experience in retail or FMCG ·Revenue recognition ·Experience with sales/margins ·IFRS 16 or ASC 1606 ·Experience with managing a team Key Accountabilities: ·Responsible for the monthly financial reporting of the Divisions in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide monthly management information to budget holders and Senior Management that is timely, informative and insightful ·Own the financial results of the division taking actions to ensure targets are hit ·Work with the business to prepare robust budgets, forecasts and strategic plans on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as appropriate and in accordance with the Group timetable ·Provide commercially orientated financial support to budget holders and senior management to help inform their decision making ·Assist the departments with the preparation of Spend and Deal papers to gain approval for proposed investments ·Challenge the business to ensure all funds are invested in-line with strategic plan and to maximise the return on investment ·Ensure strong financial controls are upheld across the division. Identify risk areas and implement controls and reporting to mitigate ·Prepare adhoc financial reporting and analysis in response to requests from the business and Group Finance including contributions to Board papers ·Provide support to the internal and external audit processes including funding bodies as appropriate

Senior Internal Audit Manager - FinTech Start-Up (Series D)

London, England

A market leading Series D FinTech Start-Up is seeking to appoint a Senior Internal Audit Manager to develop a new regional Audit and Assurance function for the group. As one of the first business critical hires for this new strategic area, the Senior Internal Audit Manager will be primarily responsible for establishing new methodology across audit, assurance, internal controls and risk. Job Description Lead audits from planning through to reporting and issue management. Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders across the business to facilitate audit planning and execution. Preparation of detailed audit reports including recommendations to improve standards of control. Continuous improvement of Internal Audit methodology. Assist in the implementation of the internal audit strategy as determined by the Head of Risk and CFO. Contribute to the development of the Audit Plan and Audit Committee reports. Mitigate business risk by identifying key leakages. Deliver a full suite of robust internal controls testing and assurance processes The Successful Applicant Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIA/CPA) Experience of managing projects or assignments, with the ability to effectively prioritise work/delivery commitments to achieve timely and effective outcomes. Capable of influencing key stakeholders to mitigate risks and meet control requirements.