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Senior Finance Analyst – Business Partnering

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

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. From our Finance and Security teams, through to Legal, Communications and our People function, we’re focused on delivering an unsurpassed service across the entire business.
Our Finance team manages and balances complex budgets across our global business. Multiple regions, multiple categories and covering all aspects of the finance cycle. The team provides control and stability, which enables our family-owned business to be agile, adapt to constant change and focus on growth. Integrated across our global business, the team delivers data and strategy, sharper insight and forecasting that supports commercial decision-making to shape our future.
An exciting new job opportunity has arisen within Dyson Group Finance for a Senior Finance Analyst who can act as a Business Partner to provide value added support in Commercial and controlling excellence. 

About the role

This role will be responsible for business partnering our People function. This includes yearly Budget planning, actuals tracking, quarterly reforecast and Management Accounting. The role will be required to work closely with the functional leads to drive highly reliable financial planning and optimal decision making.
Accountabilities:
  • Gain a deep understanding of the Function and support them to meet the ambitious cost saving targets set by the Leadership team
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparation of accruals and prepayments reconciliations and general Management Accounting
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial management information is prepared, including incisive commentary backed by detailed analysis of spend where required
  • Work in partnership with the Global budget holders and the Group Finance team to provide accurate and comprehensive annual budgets, quarterly re-forecasts and actuals
  • Independently conduct monthly review meetings with Senior budget holders and act as a point of contact for their teams when seeking Finance support
  • Contribute to the wider Global Overheads team agenda, which includes knocking down our processes or systems-related barriers to execution 
  • Support the monthly presentation of financial performance, full year forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk
  • Build strong relationships across the Organisation including Finance, Procurement and HR and provide financial support to decision making
  • Be comfortable dealing with and working through issues with stakeholders, getting into the detail to ensure you understand the cost drivers of the business and can feedback relevant insights

About you

  • Newly Qualified Accountant (CA/ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Solid accounting skills, diligent and accurate
  • Experience of Management Accounting and performing budgeting or forecasting processes
  • Excellent spread sheet skills, including pivots, advanced formulae and charting
  • Excellent analytical ability with a great attention to detail
  • Team player with a positive, ‘will do’ attitude and a flexible yet disciplined approach
  • Good communication skills with the ability to present Financial information accessible to non-Financial stakeholders
  • 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 to work to strict reporting deadlines

Desirable:
  • Previous exposure to Stakeholder management
  • Experience within a financial planning and analysis environment 
  • SAP & OneStream experience

Benefits

  • 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.