12 February 2024

Meeting Team Tecron: James Concannon, Finance Manager

Pat and James meet youth players of the Co. Clare GAA team.

At Tecron, we believe our team is our greatest asset, and today, we’re excited to introduce you to a key member of our family: James Concannon, our esteemed Finance Manager. With over 25 years of experience in financial control, James brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and a unique perspective to our team.

Let’s dive into his world, both professional and personal, to understand what makes him an integral part of the Tecron family.

Professional Insights

A Day in the Life at Tecron

James starts his day by checking the schedule, planning, and prioritising tasks. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from managing daily and monthly financial tasks to liaising with the Sales and Purchasing Managers. 

He ensures the smooth operation of banking and all other financial aspects of the company. Regular meetings with one of the directors to discuss business and future plans are a staple in his routine. “I generally meet with one of the Directors at Tecron to discuss the business and company future plans,” says James.

What Makes the Role Exciting?

For James, the variety each day brings is what he loves most about his role. Despite his extensive experience, he finds himself continually learning and growing, which keeps his job both challenging and rewarding.

“Every day is varied,” he explains. “I’ve worked as a Financial Controller for over 25 years, and I’m still learning!”

Why Work at Tecron?

James values Tecron for its progressive nature and the dynamic interaction with colleagues. He appreciates the company’s commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, which resonates deeply with his personal values.

Behind the Professional: Life Outside Work

A sports enthusiast through and through, James enjoys playing indoor soccer and keeping fit. He’s a dedicated supporter of West Ham and Galway GAA and is deeply involved with his local Claregalway GAA Club. Notably, he manages the U17 Boy’s Football Team.  James was manager when Claregalway claimed an impressive victory in the 2022  All-Ireland Feile ‘A’ Competition.  The team was proudly sponsored by Tecron.

However, that’s not all there is to say about James. Here’s a bit of a Q&A with the man himself:

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 

Honestly wouldn’t live anywhere else other than Galway.  During the summer, I’d consider Lumbarda Village on Korcula island. Croatia is brilliant to visit!

What is your dream job?

To manage the Galway Senior Football Team.

What skill would you most like to learn?

How to answer ‘meet the team’ questions!

What is your favourite quote?

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”

What is your favourite song to turn up full blast on a long drive?

‘Debaser’ by Pixies.

You can only have one meal for the rest of your life, what is it?

Grilled salmon!

You can invite one famous person, living or dead, to your dinner party. Who would you invite and why?

Muhammad Ali. He lived his life, became the best he could be and would be entertaining!

If you won the lottery today, what would be the first thing you would buy?

A new Land Rover Defender.

You’re marooned on a desert island. What one item would you bring to keep yourself entertained?

A sail boat.  

Looking to Elevate Your Career? Let’s Talk!

Interested in joining a team where your passions and career can thrive side by side? Check out our career opportunities and become a part of our growing family. Visit Tecron Careers to learn more.