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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

Head of Commercial Finance

East London

Head of Commercial Finance - Telco - London - £85,000 + 15% bonus + corporate benefits Cedar have been retained to find a Head of Commercial Finance for a well-known brand in the Telco sector, who have been heavily investing in the business and finance function following the appointment of a new Group CFO. The business has been undergoing a finance transformation and a new Senior Leadership Team has been appointed by the new PE owners, with this new role being created to build and stabilise the newly restructured commercial finance function for the UK. Reporting to a fast-tracked and impressive Director you will be managing the Commercial Finance team of Finance Business Partners for the UK business, a team of 3 qualified direct reports. You will be the lead Finance Business Partner to key members of the C-suite (CTO, CCO) as well as the UK MD covering the full spectrum of commercial finance including business cases, KPI tracking etc. You will be tasked with improving the use of some great new systems that are being implemented, and also play a fundamental role in choosing and supporting the implementation of a new forecasting tool, such as Anaplan. This is a true leadership role, owning commercial finance for the UK and you will have everything at your disposal to build a real value add commercial finance function with the full support of the Group CFO and SLT. The business is growing and expanding into new territories so there is scope for growth and career development as the team expands. They have a brilliant culture, an approachable, friendly and grounded Senior Leadership Team, and will have a good work-life balance post-pandemic with the opportunity for flexible working. Essential experience you will need to be considered for this role: Qualified accountant with minimum 5 years PQE Telco experience is essential! Recent management experience of teams of 2+ direct reports in an FP&A or Commercial Finance team. Recent cross-functional business partnering experience up to C-Suite level Strong forecasting experience and technical knowledge around balance sheet, P&L and cash Hands-on and willing to be fully immersed in driving process and systems improvements across the UK team and possibly group wide, with some proven experience in this area Package breakdown: £85,000 Bonus up to 15% Pension 5% matched contribution Life Cover Annual Leave 25 days - increases to a maximum of 30 days with length of service

Audit Assistant Manager - Music & Entertainment

East London

Audit Assistant Manager Music & Media Team £52,000 + Bonus + Beneifts Music, Media and Entertainment focused Audit Assistant Manager role with exceptional client base. Highly progressive opportunity with a swift route to Audit Manager and above. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Audit Senior looking for a step up? Do you have experience working in the Music/Media sector or the desire to work in that space? Do you want to take charge of your career working in a progressive environment where there is an established timeframe for progression to Audit Manager and above. With brand new offices based in the heart of the West End my clients are a top 50 firm with a general practice offering and are true market leaders in the Music, Media and Entertainment space. The clients that you will be working with are truly household names and you will be working with the biggest brands in the sector. This clients impressive reputation has led to much new business being won and as such there is a portfolio in situ to be managed in due course. The successful Audit Assistant Managers work will be split between Audit (80%) and Accounts (20%) working on a wide variety of clients. Roughly 40% of the portfolio will be based within the Music/Media sector however there is the ability to gain more exposure in this sector if desired. If you want to take control of your career as an Audit Assistant Manager working in an environment where progression is encouraged, and goals will be set to help you progress in your career then call now for full details.

Interim Statutory Accountant

East London

A well known and well respected media organisation is looking for a Statutory Accountant to join their team, based in London, £65K-£70K FTC. Key role responsibilities: - Responsible for monitoring compliance and review of balance sheet reconciliations - Support in deep dive of balances pre-year end - Support the ongoing transformation project - Support with the interim and year end audits and being a key contact for auditors - Support with production of year end statutory accounts - Support in legal entity rationalisation and liquidation by documenting and clearing out entities in-system Key candidate requirements: - Qualified accountant (ideally ACA with practice training) - Significant statutory and financial accounting experience - Strong FRS 102 experience - Advanced Excel - Proactive approach with can do attitude - Excellent communication and presentation skills Please note: this role is initially remote based however this is subject to change. Applicants must be available to start by beginning of December.

Procurement Manager

East London

My client, who is a high profile charitable organisation are expanding their procurement team and are looking for an outgoing, high energy Procurement Manager to oversee indirect spend for the UK. You will cover a range of goods and services, including uniforms, care homes, fleet and FM and will be well versed in managing multiple categories simultaneously. You will be a self-starter and have the drive and energy this role requires to devise not only a long term strategy for procurement in these areas, but the ability to win hearts and minds along the way! You will ensure that along with meeting the organisations core objectives, value for money and cost saving initiatives are met. This will be initially working from home therefore you will require the ability to work autonomously and be self-sufficient. One of the key benefits of this role is the career development/progression as it provides full CIPS funding and study leave to support this. Key areas - Must be enthusiastic and extremely driven Proven procurement experience across a full range of indirect spend categories (uniforms, retail, facilities, utilities) Supplier Management and contract negotiation Experience of working on project based procurement Effective stakeholder management Ability to communicate at all levels Would suit a candidate who is looking to progress through their CIPS qualification N.B. Cedar accepts CV uploads in 3 formats; MS Word, HTML and Simple Text. Please convert any PDF files to one of these formats before uploading. Thank you

Group Financial Reporting Analyst

East London

Cedar are currently partnering with a highly successful manufacturing business who currently have a newly created role available within their Financial Reporting division. You will be a Part Qualified or Newly Qualified accountant, getting involved in preparation of external reporting, statutory accounts, as well as project work and business process improvement. This role is ideal for someone in the early stages of their career, who is proactive, driven and has a desire to progress in a career in Accounting. Responsibilities: Preparation of Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reporting Consolidation journals and preparation of reconciliations Maintaining monthly exchanges rates for the whole Group Support with preparing statutory accounts Liaising with internal and external auditors Support in SAP Business Planning & Consolidation monthly reporting Any other ad-hoc tasks required Essential requirements: Part Qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) 2 years of experience within the industry SAP systems experience Proficient with Excel

Audit Senior - Music, Media and Entertainment

East London

Audit Senior £48,000 + Bonus + Benefits Music, Media and Entertainment focused Audit Senior role with exceptional client base. Highly progressive opportunity with a swift route to Audit Manager and above. Are you an ACA/ACCA qualified Audit Senior? Do you have experience working in the Music/Media sector or the desire to work in that space? Do you want to take charge of your career working in a progressive environment where there is an established timeframe for progression to Audit Manager and above. With brand new offices based in the heart of the West End my clients are a top 50 firm with a general practice offering and are true market leaders in the Music, Media and Entertainment space. The clients that you will be working with are truly household names and you will be working with the biggest brands in the sector. This clients impressive reputation has led to much new business being won and as such there is a portfolio in situ to be managed in due course. The successful Audit Seniors' work will be split between Audit (80%) and Accounts (20%) working on a wide variety of clients. Roughly 40% of the portfolio will be based within the Music/Media sector however there is the ability to gain more exposure in this sector if desired. If you want to take control of your career as an Audit Senior working in an environment where progression is encouraged, and goals will be set to help you progress in your career then call now for full details.

Finalist Management Accountant

East London

Cedar are currently looking for a Finalist Management Accountant to join a small advertising agency in the City of London. The successful candidate would report directly into the FD. This contract will be for 12 months initially but it does have the potential to be extended. The role will be paying between £42,000- £48,000 per annum (Depending on experience). To qualify for this position, you must be an ACCA or CIMA finalist Main Duties: Prepare the full monthly management account packs Ownership of budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning Variance analysis Rebuild spreadsheets Reporting Year end preparation Assist with audit Supporting the junior resource Profile: The Management should have the following profile: Must be a finalist level accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent) Strong experience working within management accounts (ideally 2+ years experience) Progressive and dynamic profile with a strong academic background Excellent understanding and use of Excel If this role seems of interest please apply online, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Finance Transformation Project Manager

East London

A Finance Transformation Project 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. 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

Group Financial Accountant - Media Agency

East London

Group Financial Accountant - Media Agency - £55k - London This newly-created role reports into the impressive Group Finance Director - involving a mix of financial accounting, month & quarter-end reporting, budgeting & forecasting, financial analysis & modelling work. Key responsibilities: Month end group consolidations Review and analysis of month-end reporting Quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting Partner non-finance teams (Marketing, IT, HR, Legal) Support year-end audit and statutory compliance requirements Ad hoc financial modelling work Key requirements: ACA qualified (0-2 yrs PQE) - ideally with media or related client base Excellent academics Advanced Excel / modelling skills Package: Circa £55k base salary Bonus Opportunity for quick progression! Group Financial Accountant - Media Agency - £55k - London

Financial Accountant (Treasury & Tax)

East London

Financial Accountant (Treasury & Tax) - £60k - London (WFH initially) A Financial Accountant (Treasury & Tax) is sought by an instantly recognisable not-for-profit organisation. You will take ownership of the Treasury and Tax elements across the organisation, deliver efficient financial reporting and develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders. Key responsibilities: Investigate and resolve bank discrepancies Key contact for the organisation when speaking to the banks Managing and reporting the cashflow coming in and out of the organisation Assist in the preparation of the group annual report (including disclosures) Operate controls effectively Manage the completion of the UK entity Corporation Tax Calculate tax payments on account and the tax charge for the budgeting and forecasting processes throughout the year Completion and submission of VAT returns Assisting with the preparation of disclosures for inclusion in Statutory Accounts to ensure the validity and completeness of the financial information Support the rest of the Financial Accounts team during busy periods Key requirements: Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Extensive Treasury experience Financial Accountant (Treasury & Tax) - £60k - London (WFH initially)

Record to Report (R2R) Lead

East London

A Record to Report (R2R) Lead is urgently required for a leading media organisation in London, responsible for the oversight and governance of the international R2R service delivery. Experience Required: 5+ years experience operating in a R2R / Record to Report position - within a SSC / Shared Service. Management experience within an outsourced or SSC / shared service R2R function Finance Transition experience, as part of the finance transformation programme. Strong finance / accounting experience - with strong experience in R2R processes. Significant experience of ERP technologies - ideally SAP. Qualified Accountant - ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc. Qualified by experience will be considered. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. R2R / Record to Report / Finance Processes / SSC / Shared Services / Accountant / Finance Transformation / ERP / SAP

Management Accountant

Guildford

Cedar are currently supporting a brand name Consumer Tech startup based in Guildford, with their search for a permanent part qualified Management Accountant. This company offers excellent career prospects and exposure across the business. As an accredited employer for ACCA and CIMA, this post creates countless opportunities to a part qualified accountant with the drive and desire to progress your career, offering a generous study package. Joining a fast paced environment, you will take a hands on role where your work will have a direct impact on the business and continued growth. Key responsibilities include; Production of the full management accounts Balance sheet reconciliations and analysis Budgeting and forecasting Preparing quarterly VAT returns Variance analysis Assisting with preparation of monthly reports Maintaining and reconciling company's fixed asset register Assisting audit work The ideal candidate for this role would be: Working towards a professional qualification CIMA/ACCA Able to take full ownership of the production of management accounts and the month end routine Be commercially aware and confident liaising with stakeholders across the business Be ambitious and career driven, wanting to work in a fast paced, creative environment Have an analytical, problem solving mindset This role will be paying £30,000- 38,000 per annum (depending on experience).

Commercial Finance Manager

East London

Commercial Finance Manager - To £70k + bonus / package - South West London Hi All, I am hiring a Commercial Finance Manager for a genuine market leader who have continued to grow throughout 2020. Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance - the CFM will add value through high level analysis, offering insights on performance, and being a true business partner to the Commercial Director and wider business. This a new role due to internal promotions. Key responsibilities: Business partner Commercial Director to assist with the execution of UK strategy Lead budgeting and forecasting process Assist with annual planning cycle - partner Commercial Director to provide key insight & analysis Scenario modelling to aid key decision making Approve changes in pricing - partner Customer Service teams to execute this Provide insights & analysis vs budget and forecast Quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting - partnering divisional heads (non-finance) Partner Sales & Marketing teams, providing adhoc reporting as required Partner Supply Chain & demand planning teams to assess risk opportunities Prepare & review regional forecasts - including budgeting and strategic planning with variance analysis Prepare, review and challenge proposed projects using ROI calculations Sales reporting & analysis on a weekly and monthly basis Own month end process Key experience: Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Advanced Excel and data analysis / manipulation skills Commercial finance experience - partnering non-finance Package: £65-70,000 base salary 10% bonus Other benefits in kind Commercial Finance Manager - To £70k + bonus / package - South West London

Financial Accountant (Treasury & Tax)

East London

A Not-For-Profit organisation is currently looking to appoint a Financial Accountant (Treasury/Tax) to take ownership of the Treasury and Tax elements of the organisation and to support them during their busiest time of the year. This is a 6 month contract on a day rate with the opportunity for a permanent position. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role for an interim Financial Accountant (Treasury/Tax) to support a busy team. Responsibilities shall include but not limited to: Take full ownership over live and dormant bank accounts (30+) Close dormant bank accounts when needed Investigate and resolve bank discrepancies Key contact for the organisation when speaking to the banks Assist in the preparation of the group annual report (including disclosures) Operate controls effectively Manage the completion of the UK entity Corporation Tax Calculate tax payments on account and the tax charge for the budgeting and forecasting processes throughout the year Completion and submission of VAT returns Assisting with the preparation of disclosures for inclusion in Statutory accounts to ensure the validity and completeness of the financial information Support the rest of the Financial Accounts team during busy periods You will be a fully qualified accountant with extensive Treasury experience. You will need to be hands on and have a pro-active mindset. You will be initially working from home (WFH). You will need excellent communication skills and technical skills.