Accounts Payable Clerk - Maternity Cover (German Speaker)

Up to £23,000



A new job opportunity has arisen within the Group Finance team to manage all aspects of supplier accounts, ensuring effective, efficient and accurate processing of supplier invoices for timely payment.

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.


  • Ensure all relevant supplier invoices are processed accurately and efficiently.
  • Liaise with relevant internal departments in DE / AT / CH and external suppliers to ensure all queries are dealt with promptly and brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Prepare payment proposals via SAP
  • Log all invoices onto the SAP system using three way matching to purchase orders.
  • Investigate, review and follow up outstanding supplier invoices.
  • Ensure integrity of the SAP system for all suppliers through monthly reconciliations to supplier statements.
  • Evaluate tasks and processes and contribute to continuous improvements
  • Work with internal departments to resolve invoice queries and problems.
  • Review aged creditors and reconcile critical vendor accounts
  • Generic Month end tasks
  • Cover for other team members when required.


  • Fluent in German - required
  • Minimum experience of 2 years of working in an Accounts Payable environment including month end tasks and vendor reconciliation - required
  • Knowledge of 3 way invoice matching - required
  • Good working knowledge of SAP – desired
  • Good MS Office (Word, Excel) - required
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Strong team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail when processing
  • Ability to prioritise work and work towards deadlines

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: 4-Aug-2017

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