Description and Requirements

An exciting new job opportunity has arisen within the Dyson Finance Centre of Excellence to support the business in ensuring the accurate application of direct consumer payments. 

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

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.

Accountabilities:

The overall objective of this role is to contribute to the success of the business by ensuring receipts are accurately recorded, reconciled and the cause of any reconciling items/differences identified and resolved. You'll ensure that maximum levels of data quality/integrity are maintained by quickly resolving and clearing reconciling items. Developing strong working relationships with internal and external customers is also key.

Data integrity is key in this role; you will be responsible for preparing accounting entries, supporting with detailed reconciliations, monitoring and escalating areas of concern and supporting the business in developing processes.


Key Responsibilities include:

Consumer Payments
  • Preparing accounting entries for all direct payment methods,
  • Reconciling the online electronic accounts to ensure integrity of available funds is maintained and reported; critically evaluating to highlight if funds are not being received,
  • Assisting with reconciling card payments and refunds to invoices / credit notes for all direct payment methods, 
  • Assisting with reconciling and monitoring cash and cheque receivables for customer facing transactions,
  • Support technical developments in direct consumer payments; recommend solutions based on reconciliation findings; participate in testing process enhancements; contribute to training and implementation as required,

Other
  • Perform SAP user acceptance & regression testing for direct consumer payment processes as required,
  • Ensure compliance with General Data Protection Regulation requirements,
  • Contribute to the creation and documentation of Global Best Practice processes for direct payments,
  • Other project work as required,

Skills:

You will preferably hold a Finance-related degree or be working towards a professional qualification (ACA / ACCA / ACA etc) and come with experience of working within a retail environment, preferably in producing detailed reconciliations, or at least familiar with end-of-day processes. You'll have experience in building relationships with both internal and external customers, be highly numerate and accurate in your work. Previous SAP accounting experience would be desirable.

From a competency perspective, you will have strong attention to detail, have excellent analytical skills and have a proactive approach to problem solving. 
If you thrive under pressure and have the ability to manage your own workload, be proactive in your nature, work cross-functionally and have the ability to critically evaluate and highlight recommendations then this would be a perfect opportunity for you. 

It may seem like we're asking for a lot but in return you'll experience a truly unique working environment: one that is fast-paced, exciting, forever changing and will offer you a global outlook. 

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Closing date: 5th October