Finance Business Partnering Manager


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


An exciting new job opportunity has arisen within Dyson Group Finance for a Financial Planning & Analysis Business Partner with a proven track record in providing value added support across various business functions. 
The role will be responsible for business partnering with the Global IT function, one of the largest and most critical functions in Dyson. This support includes yearly Budget planning actuals tracking, capital expenditure requests, investment appraisal and project accounting. The role will be required to use analysis to work with the functions to drive enhanced planning and optimal decision making. The role is critical in controlling major cost areas and providing support to senior management.  
A key responsibility will be to manage monthly and annual reporting cycles providing incisive reporting that shapes and influences decision-making.


  • Challenge current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible and to set best practice across the Dyson organisation to support the Function in achieving their cost targets
  • To ensure accurate and timely financial management information is prepared for IT including incisive commentary, with detailed analysis of spend
  • Work in close partnership with the individual budget holders and the group consolidation team to provide accurate, timely and comprehensive annual budgets as well as monthly re-forecasts
  • To independently conduct monthly review meetings with Senior budget holders including the Global CIO and to act as a key point of contact to support the budget holders with commercial business, capital and investment proposals
  • Monthly presentation of financial performance, full year forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk
  • To build strong relations across the Group and provide financial support to commercial decision making
  • Develop KPI reporting and analysis 
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparations of monthly accruals and prepayments reconciliations including timely follow up on any queries
  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues and operational challenges with project teams and other stakeholders, getting into details to ensure you understand the cost drivers of the business and can provide insight to non-finance members of the Dyson team 
  • Be dependent on your resourcefulness and ability to influence and partner with finance teams in the business units together with non-finance managers


  • Strong business partnering experience with senior stakeholders
  • Strong Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) 
  • Solid accounting skills, diligent and accurate
  • Experience of running and performing budgeting or forecasting processes
  • Excellent spread sheet skills, including being comfortable with pivots, advanced formulae and charting
  • Good PowerPoint skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Excellent analytical ability with a great attention to detail
  • A team player with a positive, ‘will do’ attitude and the ability to be flexible yet have a disciplined approach
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present plans to support business decisions
  • Determined and assertive, prepared to get into the detail to understand the complex cost drivers of the business
  • Mature and robust personality
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and ability to work to strict reporting deadlines
  • Prior experience of Management Accounts is essential (2 years minimum)
  • Previous exposure to Senior Stakeholder management
  • Experience within a financial planning and analysis environment 
  • Investment Appraisal/Financial modelling of commercial decisions
  • SAP experience


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