Finance Manager - Global Compliance

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Dyson has appointed a global compliance outsourcing partner to ensure compliance with its accounting, tax and company secretarial obligations across a growing number of jurisdictions. 

Accountabilities

Planning and governance:Plan the year end timetable through to the signing of the local statutory accounts and tax returns. This includes:
- Liaising with group and local auditors to organise their time and requests into the timetable- Working with the outsourcer to design the online workflow to ensure tasks are mapped out to deliver to the deadlines- Working with the outsourcer to ensure deadlines and users are up to date within the workflow- Liaising with the Dyson financial shared service centre and ensuring their teams are prepared for the audit and accounts process- Communicating the plan to key stakeholders 
• Collating and monitoring feedback to achieve efficiencies in future years• Plan, arrange and lead the internal steering committee meetings including capturing actions• Maintain a log of any issues and raise them at the steering committees
Managing the ongoing engagement:
  • Assist financial shared service centre with audit and outsourcer queries as required
  • Constantly consider the scope of the engagement and ensure all tasks are being upheld by the outsourcer and items are delivered on time
  • Assist with bringing new jurisdictions into the global compliance outsourcing model as required
  • Adapt, re-plan and manage any changes to the timeline 
  • Liaise with global outsourcer with any scope changes to the contracts and manage overall fees on an ongoing basis. Perform the intercompany recharges of fees
  • Consistently challenge both the external provider and internal teams to refine the process and produce greater efficiency
  • 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
  • Facilitate company secretarial compliance as required
  • Liaise with internal tax teams to manage a smooth process for tax filing and transfer pricing adjustments 
Other projects and ad-hoc:
  • Contribute to accounting, system and compliance finance projects as required
  • Update and advise on internal accounting policies

Skills

Essential:

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Strong project management and planning skills• Qualified accountant with strong statutory experience originally from a practice background• 3 years+ PQE

KEY COMPETENCIES
• Strong organisation and project management skills• Ability to prioritise effectively and manage a number of concurrent deadlines• 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 • Understand what is involved in the preparation of Financial Statements and tax returns and how the signing process works

Desirable:
• Experience of managing compliance • Experience of working in an international group environment• Awareness of corporate tax issues

Benefits

  • 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: 17 July 2019