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Assistant Accountant - Weybourne

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Weybourne Group is the holding company for the Dyson technology company, Dyson Farming, and other diverse business interests. Outside the operating businesses, Weybourne manages an investment portfolio and provides financial and other professional support to the Dyson Family, their estates, and personal business interests. The group covers a wide range of sectors including farming, financial and commercial property investments and residential property. We currently have a team of around 75 employees whose roles cover accountancy, financial control, tax and treasury, commercial property and financial investment management, security, audit, IT and HR based in both the UK and Singapore (where the Group Head Office is located).

Overview

The Assistant Accountant will provide core accounting activities i.e. bookkeeping, management accounting and reporting, and associated administrative activities, to the Finance Manager and other senior Finance staff.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and posting monthly accounting entries, including prepayments & accruals.

  • Maintaining the fixed asset register, ensuring all transactions are properly authorised and accurately coded.

  • Accounting for internal billing and recharges including raising of invoices and preparation of letters of engagement.

  • Ensuring the integrity of the financial numbers including preparing balance sheet reconciliations and other month end schedules.

  • Support the monthly group intercompany process.

  • Prepare VAT returns including supporting analysis as required, prepare accounts analysis to support Corporation tax returns.

  • Preparing monthly management accounts in accordance with agreed policies and procedures including commentary and analysis against budget for certain smaller entities.

  • Preparing the statutory financial statements for certain smaller entities.

  • Support the preparation of budget and cashflow forecast information as required.

  • Support the Finance Manager and other senior finance staff with other ad hoc tasks as required.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships across the company and other family office entities.

  • Commitment to developing yourself within your role; undergoing training where necessary.

  • Proactively promoting and maintaining high standards of work – taking initiative to resolve and/or draw attention to areas that don’t meet required standards or any issues that arise.

  • Conducting yourself in line with the Weybourne Values.

  • Any other ad hoc duties.

Person specification / Core Competencies:

  • AAT qualified, with a desire to continue professional qualifications

  • Previous experience in a role as an assistant accountant, or similar position (involving most of the key tasks listed above).

  • Commitment to meeting demanding reporting deadlines.

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.

  • Computer literate, with good skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Experience of an ERP system desirable.

  • Confident communication skills, with the ability to interact with individuals from a range of backgrounds.

  • Willing and able to take responsibility and ownership for tasks.

  • Ability to work autonomously when required, whilst still possessing strong teamwork skills.

  • Strong sense of discretion, appreciating the confidentiality of the work.

  • Keen to suggest improvements to current ways of working.

  • Open and flexible to the changing demands of the organisation.

  • Proactive and flexible approach to work.

Benefits

Financial

  • Performance-related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail purchases

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, and Swindon)

Lifestyle

  • Generous holiday allowance of 27 days (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit, and hot drinks

  • Access to on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, and lifestyle assistance

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Option to purchase additional holiday days

Health

  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Digital GP services

  • On-site physiotherapy and GP services

  • Prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.