Sr. Financial Control Manager- 6 month contract


Salary will be based upon experience and credentials.
Chicago - USA


This newly-created role sits within the Global Business Services (GBS) Center based in Chicago and will have responsibility over the US market. The role will own the timely and accurate delivery of Month End and related Financial Accounting requirements for the US Consumer and Professional businesses that have achieved double-digit growth! As part of global services, there is significant opportunity for growth into international opportunities within Dyson.


Month End:
  • Primarily responsible for accurate and timely accounting for the US Market. Also, supporting Mexico and Canada on an as needed basis.
  • Delivery of P+L and provide understanding of performance drivers to market Finance teams, being able to highlight key movements, supported by further analysis.
  • Delivery of reporting & KPIs in line with the Finance Center of Excellence/Market Service Level Agreement.
  • Involved in the implementation of upgrade to SAP S4 HANA.
  • Working with Finance leadership to drive transformation of processes and policies.
  • Safeguard Dyson financials via application of accounting policies, guidelines.
  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring high quality is maintained.
  • Review and accountability for monthly cash flow forecast submission, being able to communicate key drivers and any subsequent variances.
  • Lead quarterly Balance Sheet review with key internal stakeholders highlighting risks, opportunities and areas of focus.
  • Complete and update the Customer Board Pack commentary and metrics, ensuring it is relevant and informative to drive valuable discussion.
  • Hold subject matter expertise.
Statutory Requirements:
  • Own the local relationship with 3rd party provider and ensure excellent service is delivered to Dyson and its markets
  • Ensure the annual Statutory Accounts, annual Tax submission and any local tax requirements are prepared and submitted in line with deadlines.
  • Oversee year end external audit requirements.
  • Be the link between all GBS areas and the market.
  • Coordinate any changes impacting markets and communicate what these changes are, how they will impact stakeholders and any future requirements.
  • Partnering with the Director of Financial Control Americas, delivering a best in class Financial Operations service.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the markets (Commercial Finance teams).
  • Line management of Senior Accountant and Tax & Accounting Manager, coaching and stretching to fulfil their potential, supporting career development.
  • Ensure knowledge of markets and the wider Dyson business is current, keeping up with any changes across the business.
  • 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 Director of Financial Control Americas or CFO Americas.


What you'll need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required 
  • 7+ years experience in accounting required, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Prior experience in month end close and project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of coaching and stakeholder management
  • Ability to organise and prioritise in a fast paced environment
  • 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
  • CPA or MBA preferred 


Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards 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 fueling and realizing ambition.Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 10 July 2019