Fixed Asset Manager

Competitive

Senai, Johor

Description

Dyson in SEA is the Group’s hub for global operations, including product development, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain management. In the region (Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines), we operate a research, design and development (RDD) centre of excellence, a high technology manufacturing facility, and we have the global operations executives based here including the Group COO.

 

This role will be to lead the Fixed Asset team of 4, and will report to the Senior FP&A Manager. This is an internal shared service team and is responsible for all things relating to capex across the 3 SEA countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines). The successful candidate has to have a keen eye for fixed asset governance and also have the business acumen to deal with our ever increasing capex spend in the group. They must be confident in working closely with all our business partners across the region, and become the key point of contact for our senior executive members for capex matters. Looking ahead this role offers the right person the chance to build an exciting career in a dynamic and growing company.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

Our Financial Accounting team 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

  • Manage a team of 4.

  • Manage the whole fixed asset lifecycle and ensure policies and procedures are followed, and accounted for in line with IFRS.

  • Propose suggestions and implement ways to standardize and streamline month end, reporting & forecasting processes.

  • Review monthly actual results, analyse the variance between actual and budget, and forecast future performance (monthly LE). Present the data in a clear and insightful manner in meetings with senior executives.

  • Annual budgeting, and long range plan exercise.

  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues and operational challenges with project teams and other stakeholders, getting into details to ensure you understand the cost drivers of the business and can provide insight to non-finance members of the Dyson team.

  • Support and work on process improvement projects and lean initiatives. You will proactively and continuously improve everything you encounter.

  • Take ownership of facilitation and creation of accurate project plans with clearly defined milestones, deliverables and tasks.

  • Enforce governance and control and compliance of company policies and procedures.

  • A significant portion of your time will be spent working on ad hoc tasks. Many will relate to your core responsibilities of the team, but you will be keen to take on other challenges.

  • Support the Senior FP&A manager on ad-hoc projects as directed.

Skills

Essential Technical:

  • Fluent English.

  • Strong proven technical accounting capabilities. For example, Big-4 trained with minimum 4 years.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant managing experience of the fixed asset function, including developing/managing a team.

  • Strong excel and system skills which promote efficient working.

  • Experienced SAP user.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with excellent business acumen.

Essential Behavioural:

  • Able to independently lead initiatives and people to successful outcomes, whether that be through peers, and / or business partners

  • Commercially minded.  Balances supporting the business and controlling it.

  • Naturally drives for results, looks to add value; energetic, engaging and positive approach.

  • Instinctively lean, looks to improve the control environment and make processes more efficient.

  • Strong communicator and influencer, both within and outside finance. Able to work with colleagues at different levels including senior management.

  • Curious and challenging nature.

  • Team player. Looking for continuous improvement of people management skills and experience working across multiple locations and functions.

  • Accurate and attentive to details.

  • Comfortable working in a changing environment typical of a fast-growing business.

Desirable:

  • Experience of SAP Projects System module.

  • Experience working in shared service centres. 

  • Technology and/or Manufacturing sector experience.

Benefits Overview

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just 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, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 17-May-2017

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