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Junior Accounts Specialist (AP)

Type Permanent

Salary Up to €35,000

Location Cork City

Ref # 7663

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Barden are delighted to be assisting a well-known Irish company to identify a Junior Accounts Payable Specialist to join their team. The accounts payable specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day AP processing as part of a strong finance team.

This is a two-year fixed term contract with a strong view to permanency. The ideal person will have at least 1+ years’ experience in an AP/Accounts role.


  • Processing invoices and statements on a daily basis, starting from receipt and uploading onto our finance system. This involves obtaining authorization from the relevant managers and preparing them for payment as part of the payment cycle.
  • Managing emails related to accounts payable.
  • Reconciling with suppliers and following up as needed.
  • Planning and preparing weekly and monthly payment cycles.
  • Assisting in closing the monthly accounts cycle for Group Companies
  •  Supporting both internal and external audits.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant technological changes and developments within our industry. This includes staying informed about advances in software and accounting standards.


  • Strong knowledge of AP
  • Personable and reliable with excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail. 
  • Able to work independently & as part of a team 
  • Good organisational skills & flexibility and the ability to prioritise when needed
  • Proactive with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Accounting Technician qualification is an advantage 
  • Strong excel skills an advantage


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Tara Higgins is Partner of the Business Support & Operational Finance Practice with Barden’s talent advisory and recruitment firm in Munster. A core part of Tara’s role is working directly with professionals in the areas of Operational Finance and Business Support, helping them to identify and map out their future career path, and secure their ideal roles. Tara will also partner with clients to build world class teams in these, and other, areas of business. A UCC grad, Tara started her career in finance before moving into recruitment in 2015. She joined Barden Munster in April 2018 at a very exciting time when the Munster office was in true start-up mode. Over the past number of years, she has helped our managing partners to grow various areas of the Munster business, which she is extremely passionate about.

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