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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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Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance

London, England

A high calibre Senior Accountant is sought by a leading Financial Services company in the City to join their new Financial Risk & Assurance team. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and has gone from a UK-only business to one with operations in almost 40 countries via organic growth and dozens of acquisitions. They plan to double in size again over the next four years and need to bolster their Financial Risk & Assurance team to act as a Second Line of Defence. Reporting into a very experienced and dynamic Group Head of Financial Risk Management & Assurance, your role will be scope out, define and implement a robust control environment that supports all the OpCos in this entrepreneurial business. This will be done by: designing & implementing a new, upgraded global Financial Control Framework. Develop and maintain this going forward. assisting in the roll out of a new system to record (i) attestations (ii) balance sheet reconciliations and (iii) management and reporting of compliance performing business reviews to evaluate the existing financial control environment and identify gaps / improvements that may be required. working with stakeholders to remedy any financial control review gaps and identify improvements. completing ad hoc requests for senior stakeholders. The successful candidate for this Senior Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance role will be someone who has: - an accountancy qualification (ACA preferred, ACCA / CIMA others considered). - prior experience in an external audit, internal audit or a financial risk management function. - a strong appreciation of the benefit that robust controls can play to the smooth running of a growing business. - an outgoing personality with the desire to overcome challenges & drive change. - the ability to take a pragmatic approach to ensure you can deliver. Significant opportunities for progression exist within both this team and the wider company.

Finance Reporting & Planning Manager

London, England

Are you a qualified accountant looking for an entry point into the music industry? A Finance Reporting & Planning Manager is sought by a division of one of the world's major music companies; they are home to some of the globe's best known artists and possess a huge back catalogue of instantly recognisable music as well as operating other businesses designed to help aspiring artists take their music to a wider audience. They are growing and are looking for a bright, driven Finance Reporting & Planning Manager to join them. The Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will report to the Regional Finance Director and will support the company's publishing operations by providing reporting, planning and other commercial information. Specific duties include: Produce monthly reporting for main UK and various European trading entities. Prepare annual budget & monthly re-forecasts for UK and European entities. Develop and build models to calculate IRR / assess viability of proposed or new A&R deals. Perform royalty reconciliations and reviews to ensure all artist revenues are accounted correctly. Support the preparation of UK statutory accounts for trading & non-trading companies. Offer analytical / decision support to new & recurring business propositions; ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will possess: - an accountancy qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) and experience of working in industry. - knowledge of US GAAP in addition to experience of monthly reporting. - strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse large volumes of data to draw conclusions. - excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to deal with a range of stakeholders. - an interest in developing a career in the music industry.

Financial Controller

London, England

How would you feel being part of a dynamic, globally recognised, fun and inclusive digital business? A top drawer and flourishing Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller. Role Summary: The key purpose of this role is to be accountable and responsible for the financial reporting (and associated compliance, audit and control expectations of a finance function) as well as supporting and providing financial analysis/support. This role, whilst broad in its nature is focused upon delivering accurate and quality financial information and business analysis that assists the business develop and continue to improve. Key Responsibilities: Preparation of divisions weekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual financial reporting requirements Assisting in designated strategic projects including business acquisitions, new customer profitability assessment, financial support to strategic directions and capex viability Providing financial direction for forecasting and budgeting across the business specifically in relation to general market trends and analytic interruption of results Management of statutory and compliance obligations Management of the finance team (4 direct reports) Works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyse, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and the information system (SAP) Provide financial assistance on new business opportunities including acquisitions, new customers and new strategic directions Delivery of annual audits, tax information, governance requirements and adhoc tasks required from a finance team from time to time Financial review and examination of the business units to assess and assist in maximising EBITDA returns and profitability on sites Key Requirements: ACAqualified with at least 5 years experience in a Finance Manager role Big 4/Mid Tier Background is essential SAP experience essential Strong change management experience Understanding of the fresh produce industry Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders around multiple geographical areas Ability to analyse and improve processes

Senior Group FP&A Manager

London, England

How would you feel being part of a dynamic, globally recognised, fun and inclusive digital business? A top drawer and flourishing Digital Entertainment business based in central London is seeking to appoint a Senior Group FP&A Manager to support all group business units with budget and forecast strategy, that reports into the Group FD and is responsible for managing & developing 2 staff. Responsibilities include: Liaise with Business Unit Finance teams, to ensure a collaborative approach towards business planning and forecasting. Lead the annual Budget and monthly forecast process - project manage to ensure timely delivery, and clearly explain business and financial drivers behind financial movements. Understand and challenge key assumptions, risks and opportunities, ensure that the financial projections and associated assumptions are aligned to the Group targets Be involved in projects such as procurement initiatives and cost focused programmes across the Group. Provide insightful analysis and review of business performance to senior stakeholders Add value to financial performance through developing and monitoring key performance indicators. Produce KPI dashboards, highlighting trends and making recommendations Act as the interface between the Group businesses to ensure key commercial and financial messages are clearly presented, including the latest financial projections and drivers of any movements. Manage the Group FP&A team Desirable skills: Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) Ideally from a Media, Gaming or Technology background Advanced Excel

Financial Controller

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Financial Controller Leeds Manufacturing company Circa £85,000 + benefits This market leading manufacturing business with operations across multiple international territories has gone from strength to strength. With products at the cutting edge of the sector, this organisation is recognised as an innovative and dynamic success story. As part of its ongoing growth plan, the company is now seeking an experienced Financial Controller. Reporting to the Regional General Manager and Regional CFO, the role includes: As part of the International factory management team with ownership for finance across several manufacturing sites, provide an insightful business partnering relationship to the divisional senior management team Prepare and present 3 year business plan, annual budgets and forecasts for the manufacturing business in addition to providing financial support to bids for future projects Own capex including investment analysis, capex controlling and reporting Lead and develop the divisional finance team Deliver monthly management reporting including costs vs. budgets/forecasts, recoveries and variance analysis Ensure best practice working capital management including stock control/taking, obsolete stocks, scrap process and maximising supplier terms Assist in the further development of SAP and defining finance related processes Occasional travel to international plants As an impressively well-rounded and emotionally intelligent qualified accountant you will have first class communications skills and high levels of intellectual horsepower. Y ou will easily build cross functional relationships, have impressive business partnering experience, balanced with familiarity of driving a best-practice financial control environment. Whilst knowledge of US GAAP would be an advantage, experience within a Manufacturing environment is essential. This is a high profile and critical hire for a growing and well publicised success story.