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Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A

Summary

Salary
Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials
Team
Finance
Location
Chicago, IL, USA

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood with additional offices located in Aurora, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country.

About the role

The Senior Finance Analyst FP&A will partner with the US Customer Care organization to provide timely and accurate forecasting, reporting and analytics around Overheads, Logistics costs, and Other Cost of Sales related to owner experience and service. 

  • Overheads – Planning, Forecasting and Analysis
    • Oversee US Customer Care Overhead Cost Center reporting and analysis
    • Provide accurate, relevant and reliable month end figures for each cost center along with variance analyses explaining the results vs. prior year, prior forecast and budget
    • Partner with key senior stakeholders in the Customer Care leadership team to provide finance support and analytics
    • Provide ad-hoc financial support for cost center managers, for example supporting business case justifications and scenario modeling
    • Conduct monthly overhead forecast meetings with department heads
    • Develop monthly overhead forecast based upon drivers provided by the department heads
    • Analyze forecast vs. prior year, prior forecast and budget and provide analysis to department heads and US leadership team
  • Spares and Accessories
    • Provide accurate and reliable month end data around Spares and Accessories sold or issued free of charge in the US along with variance analyses explaining results
    • Partner with cross functional teams to accurately forecast Spares and Accessories Gross Margin for forecast and budget
  • Service Repair Analytics
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of and accurately report on all costs of customer service and warranty repairs
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Seek opportunity to improve the process, systems, reporting and analytics within Dyson and be able to present recommendations and influence organization to implement change

About you

This is what we need you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • Very strong experience in Financial Analyst role required
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving issues around forecasting and budgeting
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of spreadsheets – the ability to quickly understand business scenarios and model them is critical
  • Advanced knowledge/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Demonstrates understanding of the preparation, analysis and presentation of corporate financial statements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently

It would be helpful if you also had some of these:

  • MBA in Finance 
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience in a sales & marketing organization a major plus
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Experience leading projects a plus

Benefits

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.
Financial benefits:
  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:
  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Dyson is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. If requested, we will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities. Contact us at americas.talentacquisition@dyson.com for more information. Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.