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Finance Manager - Weybourne Group


United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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).

Our employees are offered a competitive reward package and the opportunity to work in a challenging and diverse environment. We’re really passionate about learning and have a strong focus on development through external courses, progression opportunities and cross skilling. We are proud of our well being offering and comprehensive employee engagement strategy.

How we work:

We work with a strong collective purpose to offer considered and practical advice. We are agile and nimble; we solve problems. Embracing a challenge is part of everyday life at Weybourne, and we embrace this. Innovation, courage of convictions and the drive to push new ideas through are qualities essential across all our team.

Overview - Department:

The Finance Manager will work with the Head of Group Finance and the rest of the Finance team to achieve the highest standards of accounting and financial support with specific responsibility for the Weybourne Limited Group and other Family Office entities as required. The role is directly supported by an Assistant Accountant and the Transaction Services Manager. The Transaction Services Manager manages a team of 3 who provide payroll and accounts payable functions to the wider finance team.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Preparing management accounts in accordance with agreed policies and procedures including commentary and analysis against budget for the Weybourne Limited Group, Weybourne Limited and associated Family Office entities as required.

  • Review of other entity management accounts and information as required.

  • Co-ordination of Weybourne Limited Group annual budget process including liaising with WHPL finance team as necessary, consolidation of Weybourne Limited Group budget information and preparing annual budgets and periodic forecasts in respect of Weybourne Limited.

  • Managing key budget holder relationships, providing regular reporting and support as required.

  • Liaison with auditors and WHPL finance team in respect of the Weybourne Limited Group audit, close out of year-end activities and production of relevant consolidated group and entity statutory accounts.

  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships across the Weybourne Group, particularly with the WHPL team in Singapore, facilitating consistent and efficient reporting and enabling cross cover where required.

  • Responsible for ensuring the Weybourne Limited Group meets the ESG / SECR reporting requirements including collation of data from relevant entities and production of relevant disclosure.

  • Providing technical expertise and accounting support to Weybourne Limited Group entities as required.

  • Preparation of information for Board and Audit Committee meetings as required.

  • Producing periodic cash flow analysis including anticipated future funding requirements.

  • Quarterly VAT returns.

  • Ensuring the integrity of the financial numbers including preparation and review of control account reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts.

  • Managing the transfer pricing process, working with the tax team to ensure the transfer pricing model is kept up to date, and preparation and processing of associated billing.

  • Managing the recharge process for central family office costs to entities, including a regular review of rates and charges, preparation of letters of engagement and associated billing.

  • Support the Transaction Services Manager in ensuring the maintenance of strong, efficient payroll and accounts payable processes for the Group.

  • Co-ordinating and support reviews of finance policies and procedures.

  • Supporting financial training needs for both finance and non-finance employees.

  • Supporting other ad hoc projects and analysis as directed by Senior Management.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Managing your team’s workload - planning aims, objectives and priorities.

  • Managing your team’s time – assigning and delegating work appropriately.

  • Ensuring you and your team abide by the company’s policies and procedures and conduct themselves in line with the Weybourne Values.

  • Holding regular one-to-ones with/providing coaching and feedback to your direct reports.

  • Conducting performance appraisals twice yearly with your direct reports, invoking performance management strategies where applicable

  • Developing and maintaining 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 work – taking initiative to resolve and/or draw attention to areas that do not meet required standards or any issues that arise.

  • Conducting yourself in line with the Weybourne Values.

  • Any other ad hoc duties.


  • Qualified ACCA / CIMA with 2-5 years PQE

  • Previous experience in a role as an 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 and experience of an ERP system.

  • 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.

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.