Job Reference 17035
Job type Permanent
Location Carlow
Salary € 30,000 -40,000, 40,000-60,000

The Role

Senior Accounts Assistant

Carlow – Permanent

Salary: €35,000 - €42,000

Office Based


My client is seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Accounts Assistant on a permanent basis.

Candidates will need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role

Strong Excel skills are required for this role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and reconcile general bank and visa statements;
  • Maintenance of the sales ledger including preparing monthly billings, processing customer invoices & statements, resolution of queries and client data maintenance;
  • Debtors Control, Reconciliation and accounts receivables;
  • Liaise with Customers in reconciling their accounts
  • Collection of Debtors
  • Managing Sub Contractors, maintaining & recording up to date documentation as required by sites and correct implementation of RCT
  • Manage petty cash and general company expenses, including raising PO’s, recording incoming invoices and monitoring and recording of general costs;
  • Reconciliation of visa & payroll petty cash nominal accounts
  • Maintenance of the Purchase Ledger including processing of approved invoices to the system, raising & matching purchase orders, vendor data maintenance;
  • Creditors Control, Reconciliation and preparing accounts for payment;
  • Liaise with Suppliers in reconciling their accounts
  • Obtaining relevant Management approvals for all purchases
  • Provide support & assistance to accounts payable;
  • Monitor & expedite prompt reconciliation of all accounts;
  • Liaise with administration team in obtaining all sites supplier documentation, ensuring its accuracy, all data required to issue customer billing
  • Maintaining, recording and correctly accounting for VAT applicable to various transactions.
  • Processing bi monthly VAT Returns;
  • Organise & manage the performance of the year end Stock Take;
  • Respond to requests by Management regarding financial analysis, financial reporting & special reporting etc.;
  • Liaise with Contracts Managers, Site Supervisors and administrators to obtain all accounts documentation and resolve accounts queries
  • Liaise with payroll function to capture all labour data required to issue accurate sales documentation and customer billing
  • Manage the filing, storage and security of all documents;
  • Calculation of month end prepayments & accruals;
  • Provide guidance to and assign tasks to junior accounts team members reverting with feedback on tasks completed following checks
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts;
  • Preparation of month end and year end reporting, accounts and documentation for the Company Auditor to assist with the annual audit;
  • Accounts tasks to be performed within deadlines as required by Management, Revenue and Company Auditors;
  • Work with Management and the Company Auditors to ensure an accurate & timely monthly, quarterly and year end close;
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all required monthly financial information;
  • Respond to requests from contracts management, supervisors & sales teams regarding tender submissions, quotations, financial information, forms & the like
  • Ensure all transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerised system;
  • Perform other related accounting duties as required

The Person

Key Skills

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
  • An IATI qualification or similar would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong Excel skills are required for this role.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills


For more information on this role, please contact Damian Ryan.

Tel: 045-988500 / 085-8749410

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