Credit Controller (German Speaking) - 12m FTC

Up to £23,000 + 27 days holiday + pension + free onsite gym

Malmesbury

Description

To ensure Dyson are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever changing global economy the credit team has seen many changes over recent years; you will be part this continuing evolution and help ensure we continue to support growth throughout the business.

The Group credit team are in the process of taking on increased responsibilities to support the our local European finance teams, In your role you will have an interesting set of responsibilities that will see you forging strong working relationships with wider Dyson colleagues and contributing to the continued success of our global credit performance.

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.

Accountabilities

  • Reconcile daily receipts/payments received to ensure all amounts are posted in a timely manner.
  • Complete allocation processes within agreed deadlines.
  • Ensure postings are completed accurately and compliant with Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Liaise with customers (internally and externally) to obtain documentation/paperwork as required and resolve overdues/open items.
  • Ensure departmental KPI’s are achieved or exceeded.
  • Participate in the creation and publication of accounts receivable reports/KPI’s.
  • Provide Administration support to the team in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
  • Assist team members during peak periods and act as cover during periods of absence.
  • Support dunning activities for the collection of debt.
  • General administration to support the Credit Control/Accounts Receivable function.
  • (e.g. Filing, archiving, sending documents, banking, etc.)
  • Be proactive in the identification of SAP/procedural issues in relation to this role.
  • Participate in the promotion of a proactive and productive image for the Credit Control department, with both internal and external customers.
  • Contribute to/participate in the continuing evolution of processes and working practices.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as may be required by the Credit Control Supervisor.

Skills

  • Fluent in German (written and verbal)
  • Preferably you will have a minimum of 2 years previous in a finance  environment
  • A structured approach to tasks, capable of working in a high volume/high value transactional environment and complying with audit and policy requirements.
  • A “can do” attitude committed to the fast/accurate achievement of deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail being professional, methodical & disciplined in dealing with any task.
  • Good organisational skills as you will need the ability to manage a busy/varied workload.
  • A Good level of PC literacy with excellent keyboard/data entry skills (preferably with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, e.g. Word and Excel.
  • An effective/confident communicator you will have strong interpersonal skills in all situations.
  • Experienced in building relationships both with internal and external customers.
  • Team player but also able to work unsupervised using own initiative.

Benefits Overview

Dyson offers competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus,27 days holiday plus bank holidays 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: 15-Nov-2017

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