Finance Manager - Global Compliance


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


This is a fixed term contract for a period of 6 months within our Group Reporting function in Malmesbury.


Internal planning and management of compliance
  • Plan the year end timetable from P13 through to the signing of the local statutory accounts and tax returns
  • Liaise with group and local auditors to build their time and requests into the timetable
  • Work with the outsourcer to design the online workflow to ensure tasks are mapped out to deliver to the deadlines
  • Work with the outsourcer to keep user list and deadlines up to date within the workflow
  • Communicate the plan to the Dyson FCoE team and review their progress throughout the process and offer guidance where required
  • Liaise with legal to plan and arrange the signing process
  • Manage the signing process; liaise with UK and local Directors, local auditors, local outsourcer and receive company secretarial guidance from the outsourcer’s central team.
  • Assist FCoE with audit and outsourcer queries as required

Managing the ongoing engagement with the outsourcer
  • Adapt, re-plan and manage any changes to the timeline caused by any delay 
  • Manage the purchase order and cost centre and reconcile change requests to the invoices on a quarterly basis
  • Arrange the inter-company recharges
  • Constantly consider the scope of the engagement and ensure all tasks are being upheld by the outsourcer and items are delivered on time
  • Plan, arrange and lead the internal steering committee meetings
  • Maintain a log of any issues and raise them at the steering committees
  • Review and approve change requests after considering the scope and limitation of liability
  • Consistently challenge both the external provider and internal teams to refine the process and produce greater efficiency

New Frontiers
  • Consider the model required based upon the type of finance function
  • Inform the outsourcer of the requirement and scope 
  • Agree the fees
  • Advise the finance team of the model and train them on the workflow
  • Bring the entity into the timeline and planning
  • Heavy involvement in the setup of the finance function, SAP set up and understand local compliance and reporting requirements

Other projects and ad-hoc
  • Advise on and resolve technical accounting queries.
  • Advise on and contribute to projects that impact the Accounting and Systems team. 
  • Update and advise on internal accounting policies.


  • Qualified ACA accountant from a practice background (3 years+ PQE)
  • Strong statutory accounting and compliance experience
  • Strong project management and planning skills

Key Competencies
  • Flexible in approach with strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Strong character with the ability to lead, drive change  and determine the most appropriate way forward 
  • Confident and able to have some difficult conversations and deliver difficult messages to Director level 
  • The ability to adapt the plan to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understand what is involved in the preparation of Financial Statements and tax returns and how the signing process works.

  • Previous experience of managing compliance in practice would be desirable.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 18 October 2018