Description and Requirements

As the Finance Assistant you will work closely with the Finance Manager on the end to end structural pricing and be responsible for the main cost areas of the business. You will be a key person in supporting and building the Nordic finance function. 

Dyson is a global technology business with a market leading position in categories it operates in. To date we have utilized our expertise in digitally controlled electronic motors, battery tech, camera systems and aerodynamics within Floorcare, Haircare, Air Treatment and Lighting categories. In the near future we plan to combine our expertise in these categories to launch our first fully electric vehicle.

At Dyson, we thrive on confronting problems head on: developing new categories, stronger claims, more targeted marketing and more engaging retail environments to fight off tough competition. It builds great camaraderie and cross-team support – and motivates us to set increasingly ambitious targets. 

Dyson has huge ambitions and aggressive growth plans for the Nordic markets (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). Our Nordic business and team is growing quickly. As such we offer the opportunity for rapid career development for the right individuals.

Market Overview:

As Dyson’s most established market, GB & Ireland & Nordics provides unique challenges to our growth. We thrive on confronting these head on: developing new categories, stronger claims, more targeted marketing and more engaging retail environments to fight off tough competition. It builds great camaraderie and cross-team support – and motivates us to set increasingly ambitious targets.

Function Overview:

The Northern Europe Finance function provides the foundation for commercial success, creating and monitoring a framework of systems, processes and reporting that defines how we operate commercially and financially. The team forms a vital backbone of Dyson N.Europe – business partnering our Direct, Retail, Category and Supply Chain teams across our N.Europe subsidiaries. 

Delivering rapid performance insights and forecasting enables us to stay ahead of the competition. In an organisation that doesn’t stand still, the team’s work is a growing challenge of ever-evolving categories, channels and markets.

Accountabilities:

Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly performance reporting and analysis:
  • Deliver financial performance reports that focuses on YOY and vs forecast performance
  • Manage the monthly close process for all cost areas, including liaison with colleagues in the UK
  • Support the monthly forecasting process and ensure the accuracy of forecasts in the system
  • Manage and promote a transparent controls process for all sales & marketing investment to ensure the business is delivering the best return on investment and has the correct level of transparency throughout each function
  • Design and deliver financial models and analysis to assist with the development of the Dyson Nordics go to market strategies to ensure the business is fit for the future and delivering effective profitable growth.
Pricing & Finance Operations owner:
  • Lead the local management of all customer pricing (invoice pricing, promo spend, rebates, NPD launches) to ensure a smooth and transparent process
  • Be curious, inventive and willing to look at the current process and make recommendations of how to better operate a smooth process
  • Partner internally (group finance, account team, supply chain, direct retail) to ensure all processes are understood and supported.
Fulfil other duties as required:
  • Be a technical leader (e.g. Excel, SAP) and help build capability throughout the organisation with formal and informal coaching
  • Flexible and willing to take on new tasks as the Nordic entity grows.

Skills:

Skills & Competencies:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Passion for data and insight
  • Strong educational background and academic track record, demonstrating an ability to grasp and manage complex issues
  • Analytical and problem solving mind-set to tackle daily operational issues from multiple angles
  • Naturally drives for results, looks to add value; energetic, engaging and positive approach.

Experience:

  • Experienced SAP user a plus
  • 2+ years accounting experience preferably within an FMCG company
  • A minimum of an accounting and finance education at university level.

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.