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Group Financial Control Manager


Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

Dyson is growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.
Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do. And across our support teams, we’re proud to be different. And importantly, we support change to maintain our rapid growth.
Our Finance team manages and balances complex budgets across our global business. Multiple regions, multiple categories and covering allaspects of the finance cycle.

About the role

The Group Financial Control Manager reports to the Head of Accounting and ensures strong accounting and reporting throughout the group, including overseeing and monitoring an effective control environment. The Controller will work in the Group Accounting Team and create and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate. Key responsibilities are to:
Own and maintain key accounting and control documents:
  • Dyson’s Chart of Accounts and accompanying definition manual
  • Delegated Authority Matrix
  • Financial Control Self-Assessment process
  • Steward Financial Data policies and controls
  • Group cost centre governance (ownership remaining with SMEs)
  • SAP Access Control governance
Monitor compliance
  • Develop compliance processes to ensure adherence to above policies
  • Ensuring correct system application of accounting principles (eg Ariba)
  • Identifying and addressing legacy accounting issues
Support Audit Committee Key Topics
  • Ensure timely and complete follow up and resolution of finance-related audit committee points
  • Follow up of open internal audit actions across global finance to ensure timely completion
Support  Group Accounting Team with other related activities as and when required
  • E.g. specific year end activities
  • E.g. accounting policy changes

About you

  • Strong financial, accounting and managerial skills
  • Governance mind set
  • Strong ability to implement and monitor internal controls
  • Creative reporting capability
  • Good communicator, planner and organiser
  • Effective project management skills
  • CPA (K), CIMA, ACCA, or ACA
  • 5+ years' post qualification experience in a senior accounting role


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


Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.