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US Tax & Compliance Manager


United States - Chicago Office

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. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country .  

About the role:

The Dyson Business Services (DBS) organization provides process and service excellence to support Dyson’s growth ambitions with a goal of innovating and enhancing services over time to meet the changing needs of the business.  The US Tax & Compliance Manager will be responsible for day-to-day tax and compliance operations for Dyson USA, while providing inspirational leadership to the tax and compliance team.


Tax & Compliance

  • Lead the tax & compliance functions for the US market to optimize efficiency and ensure compliance

  • Provide oversight over multi-state sales tax reporting for three entities.  Ensure all returns are filed and reconciliations are completed timely and accurately

  • Manage Vertex system and update rates, forms, and sales tax data accordingly

  • Collaborate with Group on all aspects relating to the tax accounting function

  • Design team structure to maximize efficiency of tax processes

  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of 1099 filings and unclaimed property reports

  • Liaise with external tax preparers and Group Finance to ensure that federal & state income tax returns are filed timely and accurately.  Also coordinate the completion of the annual tax pack during year end

  • Ensure accuracy of Customs/Duty postings, filings and reconciliations, including month end close calculation

  • Own Unclaimed Property reporting and returns

  • Review, Sign Filings, and Pay (if applicable) Business Personal Property Returns

  • Responsible for New Business Licenses and Applications as well as subsequent renewals

  • Provide expertise to other Finance teams to continuously improve forecast accuracy

  • Ensure procedures conform to relevant accounting principles (US GAAP, IFRS, etc…)

  • Be open to other opportunities to take on new tasks, challenges, and projects

People Management

  • Develop and build a high performing team through effective team meetings and communications

  • Set functional objectives and longer-term goals in line with local/Group initiatives & requirements

  • Consistently monitor and track development and performance goals

  • Communicate in a clear, concise manner and create an atmosphere where people can express themselves       

  • Inspire confidence and motivate people by providing a balance of support and autonomy

  • Ensure that the broader team is engaged and motivated including being involved in decision making when relevant


  • Develop effective relationships with Group Finance and Group Tax functions to ensure timely resolution of requests for information, issues, and projects

  • Collaborate cross functionally to identify, evaluate, and implement initiatives

  • Ensure backups are in place (when possible) for critical tasks within the team

Operational Efficiencies

  • Evaluate efficiency and relevance of processes

  • Streamline and demonstrate judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures documents

  • Support the implementation of operational improvements and develop workflow documentation to ensure up to date desk top procedures exist


  • Fulfil any other ad hoc responsibilities as directed by the line manager

  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role

  • Support various Dyson initiatives/projects

  • Think outside of the box, identifying opportunities for improvement

  • Identify problems and find solutions


What you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required 

  • 7+ years’ experience in tax, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role

  • Experience with SAP and Vertex preferred

  • Exhibit the customer centric mindset and the ability to manage tasks with competing priorities

  • Deadline driven, result focused and able to communicate effectively

  • Ability to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Highly motivated to achieve results

  • Good team player: capable of working effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues


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.