Accountant 12-15 month maternity cover

£32,000 - £45,000 + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


A key role within the Finance Centre of Excellence, this role is responsible for managing the entire P+L for the Southern Europe (SEU) markets, both Consumer and Professional. The role will be fully responsible for all areas of month end and reporting and is a great chance to be part of a progressive and expanding team.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

Function Overview

Our Financial Accounting function provides the foundation for Dyson’s global commercial success. Creating and monitoring a framework of systems, processes and reporting that defines how we operate financially. The team forms a vital backbone of Dyson – encompassing our inventory, accounts payable and receivable, planning and analysis, and statutory reporting and consolidation. Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting to help us stay ahead of the competition. And, in an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving numbers.


Manage the preparation of month end reporting to required timetables           

  • Month end close process and prepare management accounts in adherence to the Group timetable

  • Preparation of management packs and KPI reports for review by market FD

  • Business Partner the market Finance team to optimise key month end processes and add value to reporting.

  • Assist with harmonisation and standardisation of the month end processes across a number of markets

Ensure compliance to financial controls to ensure integrity over month end reports  
  • Work with the financial team and contacts in the markets to ensure integrity of financial data and ensure compliance to internal controls

  • Provision of accurate and timely cost centre management information and variance analysis

  • Ensure that all reporting is reconciled to the underlying systems and completion of relevant balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Ensure that all journals are appropriately supported and reviewed and that all postings are in line with Group accounting policies

  • Lead Audit contact

The role will involve line management of 1 direct report.


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACA)

  • Management Accounting background preferred

  • Technical capability in reporting systems (SAP preferable)

  • Organised self-starter with strong ability to prioritise

  • Ability to travel

  • Demonstrates perseverance: sees tasks through to completion, and galvanises people into action

  • Proactively highlights and progresses solutions for issue identified

  • Capable of working effectively with finance and non-finance managers

  • Analytical: able to discern key issues and trends

  • Good communicator: able to offer clear and concise guidance

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 3-Apr-2017

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