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European Financial Controller

East London

Retail 'Power Brand' Positive trading outlook European Financial Controller London £75k - £85k I am working an exclusive project for one of the 'big global names' in the Retail sector to appoint a European Financial Controller. Despite recent gloomy economic forecasts, this particular business has traded well and continues to meet their global sales target. Key responsibilities include: Ownership for monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting cycles. Application of Local GAAP (France, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux) principles and conversion to US GAAP. Develop a robust internal controls framework and apply SOX controls. Manage cash flow and forecasting. Build a repository of information relating to financial reporting matters. Offer general business insight and performance review to enhance regional profitability. Candidate Criteria: Qualified Accountant (or European equivalent Masters) Experience in a pan-European reporting role covering continental markets (Germany, France, Switzerland, Benelux etc) US GAAP and SOX advantageous

Part Qualified Accountant - French speaking

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Part Qualified French speaking Accountant to join a company based in Central London. This role is ideally for someone midway through their studies and who is up for a challenge working within a fast paced environment. Duties Include: Preparing financial statements Preparing VAT returns Balance sheet reconciliations Annual reporting Responsibility for all month- end processes, prepayments, accruals, and journals Requirements: ACA, ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified Demonstrated knowledge and experience preparing financial statements and VAT returns Fluent in French Willing to work as part of a team

Finance Business Partner

East London

A Finance Business Partner is sought by one of the UK's most prestigious Higher Education establishments. A clear leader in their niche, they operate across various London-based sites and have a reputation for academic excellence that is recognised around the world. The role of Finance Business Partner reports into the Head of FP&A and will support the Estates & Operations teams manage their significant Capital & Revenue budgets. Specific duties include: Assist with the preparation of budgets, forecasts and monthly management accounts; Provide analysis & commentary to influence and guide decision-making; Identify issues / opportunities; devise, suggest & implement remedial actions; Work with the Financial Accounting team to ensure all financial information is accurate; Build strong relationships with all finance & non-finance stakeholder including the Deans; A list of ad hoc projects to support senior members of the finance team. The ideal candidate for the role of Finance Business Partner will: Be a fully qualified accountant; Have experience of working in an Estates team or a similar housing / property background; Have demonstrable experience in budgeting, forecasting and capital project accounting; Enjoy collecting, analysing & interpreting large amounts of data; Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver to stakeholders at all levels.

Audit Senior Manager - Financial Services

East London

Senior Audit Manager - Financial Services £75,000 London Top 30 Firm This impressive top tier practice are looking to recruit a Senior Audit Manager to build upon a period of strong growth and support new audit and advisory clients. The key aspect of the role will be to work closely with Partners running a busy portfolio working with a range of clients within their Financial Services sector. In this position you will have a key management role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills as well as being involved in training, managing and appraising staff. This firm have really been one of the success stories throughout 2020, even through this uncertain market they have had impressive levels of staff retention and new business wins. There is an agile working policy with no mandatory office time and the ability for full remote working and onboarding. I recently spoke with an Audit Senior working here who has told me how supportive and open the Partnership have been with all of the staff. You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients including hedge fund managers, corporate finance, brokers and investment trusts. Roles and Responsibilities Audit: statutory audit, planning, completion, attend / lead client meetings etc. Being a key point of contact throughout the year Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients as well as prospective clients Accounts preparation Provision of general business advice to clients Managing the overall service delivery to clients Corporate finance projects (Due diligence, AIM/Standard listings, reverse acquisitions etc) Other special projects Client billing and job recoverability Prospective client meetings Assist in supervising/managing the audit staff including having a responsibility for the coaching and development of the team members reporting directly into you taking responsibility for career development of others Business development activities such as building relationships with target clients or involvement in pitch situations Assist where required in the general running of the audit department Reporting directly to the Partners and having several direct team members report to you The Candidate Behavioural Competencies The successful candidate will be able to multitask in terms of handling multiple clients simultaneously Excellent technical and personal skills to service a portfolio of clients efficiently and effectively Excellent communication skills and be confident, articulate and able to communicate at all levels externally and internally Ability to produce high quality business style reports for non-executive committees Presentation skills for tendering for new work A team player with the ability to prioritise work and work to tight deadlines Strong organisational skills Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships Ability to successfully support, nurture and motivate different team members Work Based Competencies Experience of auditing international groups Expert in producing group financial statements and consolidations Strong knowledge of both IFRS and UK GAAP (including FRS101/102) and international standards on auditing Working knowledge of Tax Experience of Caseware or similar accounts production software Experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and onsite reviews Qualified accountant If you want to work in a meritocratic environment, with full Partner support then there is quite simply no better environment currently. If you are currently working from home, there is quite simply no reason not to have an exploratory conversation. Call to discuss further on 0203 837 9003

Group Finance Manager

East London

A Group Finance Manager is sought by a fast-growing and acquisitive investment bank who offer a full range of banking and financial services to a client base that includes corporations, financial institutions and individuals. Based in the City of London, they have other offices in major global financial centres. The post of Group Finance Manager will be ideal for someone who has experience of working in a smaller FCA regulated financial services or Fintech business. Specific responsibilities include: Lead the production of monthly group management accounts and associated analysis. Produce monthly account and inter-company reconciliations. Prepare year-end and statutory accounts; lead the audit; liaise with auditors & other advisors. Identify potential process improvements and implement changes where necessary. Assist with the integration of newly acquired entities. Support the Group Financial Controller and other senior stakeholders as required. The ideal candidate for the post of Group Finance Manager MUST: Be a fully qualified accountant. Have worked in an FCA regulated business and will ideally understand how to account for Client Money. Possess excellent Excel skills and Sage Line 50 experience. Enjoy a hands-on approach and be comfortable working independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate strong attention to detail and have proven ability to prioritise multiple tasks, set goals and meet deadlines.

Interim Financial Controller

East London

A global entertainment company is seeking an interim Financial Controller for a three-month contract. Although their office is based in Central London, this role will be entirely working from home. As interim Financial Controller will be looking to manage the finance team; duties will include but not limited to: Manage and develop a team of 5 (Finance Manager, Financial Accountant and three Assistant Accountants Manage the overheads (inc. budgets, forecasts & analysis) for cost centres. Provide regular / ad hoc cash-flow forecasts, analysis and balance sheet commentary. Overseeing the quarterly VAT and payroll reporting Improving the company-wide processes and controls. Various ad hoc projects (e.g. developing analyses, system improvements). Candidates for the interim Financial Controller role must be qualified accountants who: Have proven experience of managing and developing teams remotely Have SOX experience Are strong financial accountants who also understand how to manage cost centres and support non-finance staff. Demonstrate the ability to think clearly and simplify complex tasks.

Interim Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst

East London

A leading technology services organisation is looking for a Financial Planning and Reporting Analyst to join the finance during a significant period of change, £375-£400 per day. Please note: due to Covid-19, this role will be remote based until March 2021 at which point applicants must be able to travel to the office in London as required. This is subject to change. Role responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Collaborate closely with the finance business partner team and various non-finance internal teams (delivery, resource management., sales, marketing etc) to gather and collate the monthly forecast Provide commercial insight and analysis of results, identifying underlying trends and challenging the business on performance Produce timely and accurate management reports Prepare financial forecasts and budgets Assess, improve and implement financial planning / forecasting processes where required Partner the Finance Director in identifying and implementing a new financial planning system Support with ad hoc projects as needed Key candidate requirements: Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent Significant financial planning and analysis experience Track record of implementing and improving processes Experience of engaging and challenging senior stakeholders Demonstrable experience of delivering system implementation Advanced Excel Salesforce experience Excellent communication and presentation skills Proactive with a can-do attitude Problem solving mentality Able to prioritise in a fast-paced working environment Applicants must be available to start in role no later than Monday 14th December.

Interim Financial Reporting Specialist

East London

A well known brand is looking for a Financial Reporting Specialist to join the team to support the ongoing finance transformation project for a short term assignment, based in London, £400-£500 per day. The successful candidate will be responsible for working closely with the group finance team to rebuild a large number of financial reports, currently on Excel, in line with company requirements & expectations. You will utilise the accounting system to ensure a smooth transition to the new reporting pack. Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant - Strong working knowledge of financial reporting requirements/processes - Demonstrable track record of building financial reports - Strong data analysis and extraction experience - Advanced Excel - Extensive systems experience (Netsuite/Solution7 experience would be highly advantageous) - Hands-on with a proactive mentality - Able to work at pace in a complex and constantly changing work environment - Able to prioritise and hit tight deadlines - Strong attention to detail - Excellent communication and presentation skills

Accountant

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Part Qualified Accountant (German) to join a luxury retail company based in Central London. This role is to start first week of January and will be paying £40,000 to £45,000 dependant on experience. This role will be looking after the German accounts. (German speaker desirable but not essential). Duties Include: Preparing VAT returns Preparing financial statements Balance sheet reconciliations Annual reporting Responsibility for all month- end processes, prepayments, accruals, and journals Requirements: ACA, ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified Demonstrated knowledge and experience preparing financial statements and VAT returns Willing to work as part of a team Experience working within the retail industry would be desirable but not essential If this role is of interest, please apply online ASAP.

Accountant- KSA/IR

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Part Qualified Accountant (KSA/IR) to join a luxury retail company based in Central London. This role is to start first week of January and will be paying £40,000 to £45,000 dependant on experience. This role will be looking after the KSA and Ireland accounts. Duties Include: Preparing financial statements Preparing VAT returns Balance sheet reconciliations Annual reporting Responsibility for all month- end processes, prepayments, accruals and journals Requirements: ACA, ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified Demonstrated knowledge and experience preparing financial statements and VAT returns Willing to work as part of a team Experience working within the retail industry would be desirable but not essential If this role is of interest please apply online ASAP.

Audit Senior

East London

Audit Senior Up to £45,000 DOE Remote and then London Are you currently qualified or part qualified in your ACA/ACCA working in a UK practice environment? Are you competently leading audits individually or at the head of a small team? Would you like to work in one of the most social and engaging firms I have worked with in the last 4 years? Cedar are proud to be partnered with this Top 30 practice in the search for a new Audit Senior to join their social and outgoing team? This progressive practice has reacted incredibly well to the challenges of 2020 and as a result of business wins are looking to add to their growing team. Staff morale and retention has been excellent and the role is purely to service the increasing client base. Due to the nature of the inbound work by clients are open on the level of candidate they appoint and are open to meeting with Audit Seniors who are qualified or nearing qualification. All they ask for is UK practice experience and a desire to succeed in an incredibly forward thinking practice. I have worked with this particular client for a number of years and can go into great detail about this role in person, call to discuss on 0203 837 9003.

Audit Senior Manager - TMT

East London

Senior Audit Manager - TMT Top 10 Firm London £80,000 + Bonus + Benefits This impressive top tier practice are looking to recruit a Senior Audit Manager to build upon a period of strong growth and support new audit and advisory clients. The key aspect of the role will be to work closely with Partners running a busy portfolio working with a range of clients within their Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. In this position you will have a key management role on Assurance assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills as well as being involved in training, managing and appraising staff. This firm have really been one of the success stories throughout 2020, even through this uncertain market they have had impressive levels of staff retention and new business wins. There is an agile working policy with no mandatory office time and the ability for full remote working and onboarding. I recently spoke with an Audit Senior working here who has told me how supportive and open the Partnership have been with all of the staff. You will be expected to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large corporate entities. Roles and Responsibilities Audit: statutory audit, planning, completion, attend / lead client meetings etc. Being a key point of contact throughout the year Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing clients as well as prospective clients Accounts preparation Provision of general business advice to clients Managing the overall service delivery to clients Corporate finance projects (Due diligence, AIM/Standard listings, reverse acquisitions etc) Other special projects Client billing and job recoverability Prospective client meetings Assist in supervising/managing the audit staff including having a responsibility for the coaching and development of the team members reporting directly into you taking responsibility for career development of others Business development activities such as building relationships with target clients or involvement in pitch situations Assist where required in the general running of the audit department Reporting directly to the Partners and having several direct team members report to you The Candidate Behavioural Competencies The successful candidate will be able to multitask in terms of handling multiple clients simultaneously Excellent technical and personal skills to service a portfolio of clients efficiently and effectively Excellent communication skills and be confident, articulate and able to communicate at all levels externally and internally Ability to produce high quality business style reports for non-executive committees Presentation skills for tendering for new work A team player with the ability to prioritise work and work to tight deadlines Strong organisational skills Have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships Ability to successfully support, nurture and motivate different team members Work Based Competencies Experience of auditing international groups Expert in producing group financial statements and consolidations Strong knowledge of both IFRS and UK GAAP (including FRS101/102) and international standards on auditing Working knowledge of Tax Experience of Caseware or similar accounts production software Experience of management of the audit from planning to supervision and onsite reviews Qualified accountant If you want to work in a meritocratic environment, with full Partner support then there is quite simply no better environment currently. If you are currently working from home, there is quite simply no reason not to have an exploratory conversation. Call to discuss further on 0203 837 9003

Reconciliations Manager

East London

Reconciliations Manager | Remote Working/SW London | £45,000 - 55, 000 per annum | 1 year FTC Cedar are working with a brand name employer with the search for a Reconciliations Manager. This is a newly formed post as part of an existing project, where the main focus will be to lead and shape a team of Reconciliations Officers that are responsible for 150+ balance sheet reconciliations across multiple business areas, such as Income, Bank, Payroll and Pensions and Accounts Payable. This is purely a managerial role, where as a Reconciliation specialist you will lead, coach and upskill the existing team accordingly. Key responsibilities include: Ensuring the delivery and production of high quality reconciliations across Financial Services and Procurement. Validating 150+ key reconciliations. Supporting continuous improvement initiatives, projects and programmes of change. Manage any complex queries and be recognised as an expert in your field. Oversee the daily workflow for the team, making sure deadlines and targets are achieved. Being the primary contact for the external audit process. You must have proven experience of managing a team and have previous responsibility for reconciliations. My client requires an individual that has an authoritative knowledge of the reconciliation processes with an ability to influence and persuade to drive continuous improvement. Use of Oracle is essential. If you can bring strong leadership skills and technical ability, our client can offer you the opportunity to build the Reconciliations, acting as a role model and delivering your expertise to the wider faculty. We are looking to recruit this role as soon as possible, with initial screening interviews taking place w/c 30/11. Our client is fully equipped to onboard a successful candidate from home. Please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

East London

Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London This is a truly commercial role - you will business partner various non-finance stakeholders to interpret and analyse financial performance and offer recommendations on how to drive more value using your influencing skills. Key responsibilities: Prepare analysis and advice on commercial deals and transactions Lead delivery of key financials including budget and monthly results Offer commercial insight - translating financial performance to non-finance Build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders - own reporting, analysis and financial guidance for their business area Mentor & coach junior members of the finance team Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA) You may come from an audit OR grad scheme background but MUST HAVE commercial finance experience gained within industry (large company) Drive & ambition - promotion every 6-12 months is the norm! Package: Base salary varies from £60-70k (Dependent on experience / PQE) 10-15% bonus (has consistently paid out) Amazing benefits package You must be highly ambitious as promotion will be the expectation every 6-12 months. Commercial Financial Analyst / Finance Business Partner - Media & Entertainment - West London

Transactional Finance Manager (QBE)

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Transactional Finance Manager to join a well established media firm in Central London. This role will report into the Financial Director and requires an individual who has experience managing and developing a team. Key Responsibilities: To manage the all transactional processes within the Finance Office on a day to day basis. Full responsibility for end to end management of Accounts Payable Full responsibility for end to end management of Credit Control Managing and developing a team of 5 Reviewing team performances Process improvement & change management Person Specification: Qualified by experience Background managing a team is essential Experience conducting performance reviews Experience of process improvement & change management. Experience of reporting, via data manipulation in excel. Background in developing and managing teams KPIs. Ability to actively engage stakeholders and colleagues to ensure processes are executed consistently and complied with If this role is of interest please apply online ASAP, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

German Financial Controller

East London

An instantly recognisable International Consumer focused eCommerce business is actively seeking to appoint a German speaking Financial Controller, based in London. Main Responsibilities: Effectively build, lead and manage a team, leveraging world class tools, processes, and personnel, to deliver against the responsibilities and objectives of the function. Provide Regional Controllership business partner services to the EMEA Finance Director, collaborate with EMEA and Group to effectively align forecasting and budgeting with actuals. Oversight of the effective, accurate and timely filing of all non-US statutory financial statements in accordance with the applicable German GAAP. Document and manage all historical book to statutory adjustments. Effectively serve as the lead interface for the auditors on the local Statutory Audits. Liaison and collaborate with the Technical Accounting and SOX teams to facilitate an effective global consolidated financial statement audit and SOX certification process. Liaison and collaborate with all Controllership, Finance, Legal and other applicable functions to ensure effective communication, alignment and consistency in the application of key global controls, policies and processes. Manage the respective country reporting teams across EMEA Desired skills: Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or International Equivalent (MBA etc) Fluent German Technical Reporting experience

Finalist Business Partner/ Analyst

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Finalist Finance Business Partner/ Analyst on a interim basis to join a publishing company in The City of London. Duration: 12 months This role will be paying between £40,000- £50,000 (Dependant on experience) Duties Include: 1. Deliver monthly, quarterly and annual reports in a clear, accurate and timely fashion, as well as inputs into KPI dashboards 2. Support the annual budget and forecasting process, updating and improving projection models and working closely with stakeholders across the global business. 3. Support the analytical needs of the Senior Finance Business Partner to serve key stakeholders, through the creation of fully working projection models and accurate, well-considered historical analysis 4. Deputise for the Senior Finance Business Partner on supporting cross-functional analytical projects and initiatives 5. Improve the speed and quality of financial information available to stakeholders, through process improvement and the development and maintenance of financial reporting dashboards 6. Support the Finance Transformation initiative, including the implementation of new software for reporting, forecasting and budgeting 7. Work closely with finance and non-finance stakeholders in handling day-to-day financial queries from across the global business. Skills/ Qualifications: * Newly qualified accountant or CIMA/ACCA/ACA finalist * Relevant work experience gained within a finance or analytical role, ideally within a subscription or publishing business. * Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (formulae, pivot tables, charts). If this role is of interest please apply online ASAP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Finance Transformation - Finance Transition Manager

East London

A Finance Transition Manager is urgently required for a leading organisation in London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Proven track record delivering Finance Transformation Projects Proven track record delivering Finance Transitions / BPO Transitions, ideally BPO to BPO transition. Project Manager skills A Finance professional - ideally a qualified accountant (not essential) In depth knowledge of P2P, O2C, R2R Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Transformation / Finance Transition / BPO Transition / SSC / Project Manager / P2P / O2C / R2R / Accountant

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Integration Manager

East London

A multinational FMCG business is looking for a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Integration Manager to join the group finance team. For an initial 6 months period, paying £450 to £590 a day. Must have worked within group, including looking after a number of European entities. Key Responsibilities: The candidate will support the Head of Financial Performance Management and Finance Integration Workstream Lead in the successful management reporting and forecasting process integration of the new Company. Working to a different reporting timetable to Group Define and implement the daily/weekly/monthly reporting requirements and ways of working. For the first three months, prepare relevant month-end, quarter-end and forecasting documents due to be submitted to Group. Obtain information from local integration resource, and local finance team to sign off. Support in the mapping of local ledgers to the FMCG business accountants in SAP and BPC, working with local finance teams. Work with the local finance team to ensure the commercial and financial data is capable of supporting insight and decision making, and that it is aligned with the target commercial model of the business for both the marketing unit and sourcing unit. Requirements: ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified Group experience specifically in Europe SAP and BPC experience

Purchasing Manager

Didsbury

Cedar have been engaged to support a Leading Manufacturing company based in the North West for the recruitment of a Purchasing Manager. This role is a permanent opportunity, available due to internal promotion, with a salary of up to £50,000 on offer. The successful candidate will work in a busy department covering engineering, production and global supply to purchase a range of goods/services for business critical operations. The role will be responsible for: development and delivery of strategies in line with company goals/objectives managing and developing key supplier relationships and ensuring KPIs are achieved and managed identify, plan and implement continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain to achieve best practice manage and negotiate global supplier contracts use just in time (JIT) principles to meet production demands co-ordinate material activities with worldwide markets to achieve total lowest cost for the business drive the application and development of purchasing functional excellence ensuring import and export compliance mentor/guide the purchasing team Candidates applying MUST HAVE experience which covers: ideally CIPS qualified (MCIPS would be advantageous) 5 years' experience in a similar role covering Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment experience working with global suppliers ability to undertake worldwide travel