Experienced Accounts Assistant

JWR Employment Specialists
March 23, 2023
Sligo, Ireland
Job Type
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00
Education Requirements
Qualified Accounting Technician or a Part-Qualified Accountant
Experience Requirements
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a similar role
Job Responsibilities
See job description
Job Industry
Accounting and Finance
Depending on experience
Salary Currency
Job Order


Are you looking to grow your career in accounting? Then this is the role for you!

JWR Employment Specialists are working with a busy manufacturing company in Sligo to recruit an Accounts Assistant. This permanent full time position will entail dealing with all aspects of accounts from accounts payable/receivable invoicing to reporting to the company parent group.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an existing Accounts Assistant/Part-Qualified Accountant as the role offers excellent exposure across the business. Ideally you will be a qualified Accounting Technician or a Part-Qualified Accountant and have previously worked in a similar role.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, you will be given the necessary training and development opportunities to grow and develop your career within the business.

Hours of work: (Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00)

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Payable - processing invoices, preparation and posting of payments, reconciling supplier accounts and liaising with suppliers in relation to any queries
  • Accounts Receivable - preparing invoices, reconciling customer accounts, issuing statements and liaising with customers
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Analysis, Costing and Review of monthly stock counts
  • Preparation of VAT, Intrastat and VIES returns
  • Monthly accounts preparation and general ledger management
  • Assist with the annual budget
  • Assist with annual external audit and audit queries
  • Prepare and submit various reports to the parent company
  • Provide support and assistance to the finance manager as required
  • Any ad hoc reports and general admin duties

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Qualified Accounting Technician or a Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Strong IT skills and proficient across the MS Office suite particularly in Excel
  • Have an ability to multitask and prioritise workload with attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • A team player who will work closely with all departments in the company
  • Willing to take initiative and contribute to the efficiency of the department
  • Knowledge of Pegasus desirable but not essential
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