Accounts Assistant

Competitive Salary + Bonus, 27 days holiday, Pension, Onsite Gym



An opportunity has arisen within Dyson Group Finance for an Accounts Assistant to support the Central Functions Reporting team with their day to day activity supporting the business.

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).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

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.


The role will be responsible for management accounting support for key Group Overhead functions including maintaining business area monthly and annual reporting cycles and forecasts, running and maintaining key reports for business areas to help decision-making, overseeing the monthly reporting cycle and transactions.



  • To ensure global recharges and automated recharge cycles are accurately and timely managed
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparations of monthly accruals and prepayments reconciliations including timely follow up on any queries
  • Provide balance sheet reconciliations to Head of Central Functions Reporting
  • Manage the SharePoint site which is the key interaction with the business areas
  • Manage monthly task list and meeting schedule with Cost Centre owners
  • Run monthly reports for review meetings with Business Area Heads
  • Run monthly PO compliance reports and liaise with business to understand reasons for non-compliance
  • Develop KPI reporting and analysis.
  • Assist colleagues on current project of process improvement.
  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible and to help set best practice across the Dyson organisation.
  • Assist with year-end audit.
  • Provide support to line manager and Head of Central Functions Reporting as required.
  • Be the central point of contact for Family Office ensuring trading accounts are kept to a minimum balance
  • Be dependent on your resourcefulness and ability to influence and partner with different areas of Finance


Essential Attributes:

  •  Self-starter with strong organisational skills
  • Proactive and strong communication skills, happy to interact with all levels of the business
  • Solid accounting skills, diligent and accurate.
  • Solid spread sheet skills, including being comfortable with tables
  • Accounting software experience including posting journals and running accounting transactions
  • Understands reconciliations and how to present financial data
  • Good analytical ability with a good attention to detail.
  • A team player with a positive, ‘will do’ attitude and the ability to be flexible yet have a disciplined approach.
  • Mature and robust personality.
  • Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and ability to work to strict reporting deadlines.


 Desirable Attributes:


  • Experience within a financial planning and analysis or management accounts environment
  • SAP experience

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: 28-Jul-2017

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