Fixed Assets Assistant - 6m FTC

£19,000 - £23,000 per annum



The Assets Assistant is a key role in Finance Centre of Excellence (FCoE) supporting the Senior Accountant with accountability for the Fixed Asset Lifecycle. The individual will be key to reconciling and capitalising fixed assets within all FCoE accounting regions as well as supporting the wider global business community in achieving best practice in all processes.

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. Last year our HQ doubled its footprint with an ambitious new expansion and phase 1 of the Hullavington development is nearing completion...

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.


Building strong working relationships with international colleagues and local stakeholders will form a significant aspect of the role. The Accounts Assistant will be positioned in a team of 4 including graduate and part qualified roles reporting in to the Senior Accountant. It is expected that this role will support the rest of the team

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reconciliation of Assets Under Construction
  • Capitalising and documenting completed assets 
  • Communicating risk to the Senior Accountant
  • Supporting the wider business community and resolving capital queries.


  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Advanced IT skills – Microsoft Office & SAP
  • Proactive approach with great problem solving skills.
  • Highly Motivated to achieve results
  • Team player

  • Prior experience in a Financial Control environment
  • Good knowledge/experience of statutory accounts and standards
  • Multi-lingual

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: 14-Mar-2018

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