Assistant Accountant


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


As an Assistant Accountant within the Finance Centre of Excellence (FCoE) you will responsible for the Management Accounting, Reporting and Control for the Benelux market as well as supporting Central EU, for both Consumer and Professional sales. Reporting to the NEU Regional Finance Manager, and matrix managed by the WEU Finance Manager, you will partner our Commercial Finance and Group Colleagues to ensure the accurate and timely delivery for financial information in a consistent and lean manner across your markets.
The role is within the Month-End team who support all Dyson European entities, acting as a link between the FCoE, Group Finance and the local Market teams.


  • Perform month end close for the markets to prescribed deadlines with no material misstatements.
  • Lead the month end P+L meetings and periodic balance sheet review with key internal stakeholders highlighting risks, opportunities and areas of focus.
  • Establish understanding of performance drivers for the month and follow up as required, investigating all variances and issues.
  • Prepare and distribute all month end reports, insightful and informative commentary & KPIs in line with the FCoE/Market SLA.
  • Ensure knowledge of markets both from a controls and commercial stand point are maintained.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the markets (local in-market Commercial Finance teams).
  • Safeguard Dyson financials via application of accounting policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations to high standard and in line with deadlines.
  • Support the preparation of annual Statutory Accounts and Tax submission.
  • Support the year-end external audit requirements and any CoSec deliverables.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the markets (Commercial Finance and Group Finance Teams).
  • Prepare customer board pack commentary and metrics, ensuring it is relevant and informative to drive valuable discussion.
  • Cash flow forecasting for Benelux and analysis of working capital.
  • Support the NEU Finance Manager with Dyson Technology Limited/DTL (inc. Automotive, MEA, Rest of Asia [RoA], Hong Kong and Taiwan, SEA) regarding cash flow forecasting and statutory reporting disclosures.
  • Work at the same pace as Dyson, understanding any changes impacting FCoE and effectively addressing / embedding them in a timely manner.
  • Fulfil any other ad hoc responsibilities as directed by the Regional Finance Manager.


  • Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA); 
  • Ability to organise and prioritise in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced IT skills – Microsoft
  • Proactive approach with great problem solving skills.
  • Highly motivated to achieve results
  • Proactively highlights and progresses solutions for issues identified
  • Good team player: capable of working effectively with finance and non-finance managers
  • Ability to travel (up to 15%)


  • 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

Posted: 05 July 2019