Finance Analyst

Location Tallaght
Contact name: Tanyia Rochford

Contact email:
Job ref: 071131
Published: 11 months ago

Reports to:      Financial Planning & Analysis Manager




The FP&A team provide reporting and analysis for the Woodie’s business. The scope of this reporting & analysis covers all Finance-related activities including Budget Planning, Profit & Loss, Accounts Payable and Workforce Management.


Key Responsibilities – should be performed in line with the Woodie’s behavioural values ensuring day to day activities are showcasing our values and bringing them to life within the company. Whilst not an exhaustive list, some of the key responsibilities and relevant behavioural framework are outlined below.


*         Identify areas for improvement within the finance function and develop new efficiencies to support the business and the better engine pillar.

*         Improve reporting capabilities by creating new reports or enhancing existing ones.

*         Proactively source new development opportunities for yourself to ensure you are kept up to date with the most recent industry advances.

*         Look for new and more efficient ways of working within the finance department.



*         Ensure daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly reporting is provided to business stakeholders. 

*         Ensure effective data validation control mechanisms are in place. 

*         Pro-actively help to resolve any issues that affect the financial data integrity and/or its delivery to Finance stakeholders.  

*         Manipulate, import and validate data in various Management information systems.  

*         Up skill other team members on various systems used.



*         Provide financial analysis and reporting information to business stakeholders.

*         Lead or provide support on financial analysis projects.

*         Support budgeting process - Prepare budget data with budget owners, load data into various systems, ensure data integrity across systems.

*         Pro-actively help to resolve any issues that affect the financial data integrity and/or its delivery to finance stakeholders.

*         Act as a point of contact to finance executives for any ad hoc reporting requirements

*         Support Finance Manager and provide cover for the other members of the Finance Team as required.

*         Continuously improve finance systems and processes 


Homely & Real

*         Communicate, verbally and in writing, complex findings and recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences.

*         Support general efficiencies across functions.

*         Assist with Projects as and when required.

*         Communicate and respond to queries in a friendly and timely manner. 



*         Approach challenges with a ‘can do’ attitude displaying resilience and enthusiasm in your role.

*         Play an active role and contribute to the general strategic direction of the business. 

*         Support and co-ordinate with other key functions including but not limited to Operations and Marketing. 


Key Behaviours – In order to become the market leader in DIY and Gardening we know that the way we work and how we behave is really important. We describe this through our behavioural framework and each role has a number of key behaviours. 


These include but are not limited to:


         Organising:* Organising own work and all tasks and areas of responsibility in relation to your role as Accounts Assistant.

         Supporting:* Encourages and supports colleagues, gives feedback and helps them make the best decisions.

         Building Relationships:* Works well with others, engages with colleagues and the wider team to and forms strong working relationships.

         Communicating:* Articulates messages clearly, listens to others, and engages colleagues in the message being communicated

         Influencing:* Confidently uses relevant information to persuade others and gain agreement and commitment.

         Challenging:* Confidently speaks up and questions ineffective ways of working in an appropriate manner and constructively articulates own views.

         Planning:* Creates effective plans, prioritises work, anticipates obstacles and monitors performance against the plan.

         Decision-making:* Makes effective decisions, takes ownership and acts with confidence, taking decisive action and considered risks.

         Managing Emotions:* Recognises the impact of emotions on themselves and others and modifies their behaviour.

         Adapting & Coping:* Remains positive and resilient under pressure, adapts to change and uses support network.