Consumer Payments Accountant - 6m FTC

29 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting new contract opportunity has arisen within the Dyson Finance Centre of Excellence to support the business in ensuring the accurate application of direct consumer payments and transformation of processes within this area. Data integrity is key in this role; you will be responsible for preparing accounting entries, detailed reconciliations, and supporting the business in developing processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness within these areas. Global best practice will be directly influenced and evolved based on findings identified in these processes.

This is a crucial role in achieving our business aspirations to grow our direct sales; you will have great exposure to Dyson in several key business areas and be responsible for payments from website, customer present and customer not present transactions across multiple markets.

  • To contribute to the success of the business by ensuring receipts are accurately recorded, reconciled and the cause of any reconciling items/differences identified and resolved,
  • Provide business support in the development of automation in processes and of solutions for the causes of reconciling items, including participating in testing and implementation as necessary,
  • Maintain maximum levels of data quality/integrity by quickly resolving and clearing reconciling items,
  • Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers,

Consumer Payments
  • Preparing accounting entries for all direct payment methods,
  • Reconciling card payments and refunds to invoices for all direct payment methods,
  • Reconciling the online electronic accounts to ensure integrity of available funds is maintained and reported,
  • Reconciling and monitoring cash and cheque receivables for customer facing transactions,
  • Investigate and resolve any items that cannot be reconciled, for all of the above payment types,
  • Reduce the level/frequency of differences by working with the business to evolve and improve the relevant processes,
  • Support technical developments in direct consumer payments; work towards automation or processes & recommend solutions based on reconciliation findings, participate in testing process enhancements, contribute to training and implementation as required,

  • Holds a Finance-related degree or professional qualification,
  • Experience in producing detailed reconciliations, including reporting on and resolving findings,
  • Good level of accounting skills, familiar with working in a financial accounting environment, complying with audit and policy requirements,
  • Retail experience is preferable,
  • Experienced in building relationships with both internal and external customers,
  • Numerate and accurate,
  • Strong Excel skills,
  • Previous SAP accounting experience desirable,

  • Strong attention to detail,
  • Excellent analytical skills,
  • Proactive approach to problem solving,
  • Drive for results,
  • Good prioritisation skills and able to work well under pressure,
  • Ability to work unsupervised/independently, cross functionally and using own initiative,
  • Team player,
  • Flexibility,
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills,
  • Ability to highlight potential process/system improvements and to act to effect these.

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