Job Description

Finance Analyst Job at Woolworths

Woolworths Group is a food and everyday needs retailer united by the shared purpose of creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow. With more than 1,400 stores across its Woolworths Supermarkets, Countdown Supermarkets (New Zealand) and BIG W brands, and fast-growing eCommerce businesses, Woolworths Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer. A top 10 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Woolworths Group employs more than 180,000 team members and serves more than 20 million customers a week.

About the Role

The Finance Analyst is a key member of the commercial finance team partnering with the Buying Team. The role is responsible for helping to consolidate the weekly, monthly sales, and GP results and contribute to the forecast and budgeting process across commercials.

The ideal candidate is in their second year of university studying towards a Bachelor of Accounting. We will mentor and challenge you to help solve complex issues facing Woolworths Supermarkets with on-the-job experiences, skills training, and programs to help you launch your career with Woolworths. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver insightful analysis and commercial recommendations across sales, gross profit and inventory
  • Work closely with partner teams (eCom, Loyalty, Format, Foodco, Cartology, Stock Loss etc.) to understand performance drivers and achieve strategic alignment with the buying team 
  • Drive monthly Overhead, Headcount and Capex Reporting and Forecasting process, ensure a timely & accurate month-end completion
  • Contribute to the end-to-end process of the annual operating plan ensuring there is a link to the strategic plan, where capital and opex investments are linked to benefits, where appropriate
  • Contribute to the monthly forecast process and weekly forecast update to understand key performance drivers and course correction actions
  • Identify key drivers of profit and opportunities for business improvement across all levels and across key sales categories 
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous improvement of the budgeting and forecasting process
  • Develop and implement process improvements (with support) to ensure a standard, lean and efficient operating model
  • Support business improvement initiatives

What you will bring

  • Studying towards a Bachelor of Accounting or equivalent type degree.
  • Presentation and storyboarding skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to prioritize team efforts to support business requirements

Grow with the Group

Woolworths Group has announced it will be requiring Australian team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to medical and religious exemptions).

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognized as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. 

We value flexibility and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.  We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via #LI #work180.

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Job Overview
Job ID:
Job Posted:
Sep 07, 2022
Job Expire In:
Nov 01, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Finance Analyst
3+ Years
NSW Australia
Woolworths Supermarkets
  • Founded In
    Aug 31, 2022
  • Company Size
    500+ Members Employers