Description and Requirements

The Senior Finance Analyst role in the Professional business is an exciting opportunity to provide commercial business decision support. It’s a high profile role with global reach, offering considerable interaction with markets and the senior leadership team, and is a great opportunity to raise individual profile and build a network across the business.

The role will be responsible for financial reporting of the commercial business performance at a global level to the senior leadership team, and will lead projects to continually develop reporting to keep pace with business change. 

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:

The Professional finance function plays a key part in the businesses global commercial success. The team provides vital business partnering support across the Group functions – RDD, Commercial, Salesforce, Operations, and HR – and our markets across the globe. It’s also responsible for creating and monitoring the framework of financial processes and controls that define how we operate financially, and providing performance insights through reporting and analysis that influence how we operate commercially.

Accountabilities:

  • Own monthly management reporting on financial performance for the global Professional business. Lead month end calls with markets to understand key drivers of global financial performance and provide insightful commentary to senior stakeholders that tells the story behind the numbers.
  • Lead projects to both improve financial planning across the global business and deliver reporting that continues to meet the needs of the business as it expands. 
  • Support senior leadership with ad hoc analysis and reporting.
  • Own the relationship with Group Finance; working closely together to ensure the Professional business is a stakeholder in relevant Group Finance management reporting initiatives and developments, and to achieve buy in from Group Finance where required to enable the delivery of the Professional reporting roadmap.
  • Business partner senior leadership and the commercial team to model the strategic 5yr plan.

Skills:

  • Qualified Accountant, minimum 2yrs PQE (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Excellent analytical ability – comfortable assimilating and interpreting data and information to draw out meaningful insight and conclusions, and capable of using this to influence decision making.
  • Both competent and confident when presenting information, in particular when presenting financial information to senior non-finance stakeholders. Written communication style is clear and concise.
  • Flexible and pragmatic in approach; balances areas requiring focus with recognition of the importance of avoiding unnecessary delays to progress.
  • Energetic and engaging with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude; a problem solver.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues; a team player and proven business partner.
  • IT skills: proficient in MS Office suite; demonstrable willingness to learn SAP ERP and Salesforce.com (training provided).

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