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Senior AP Specialist

Type Contract

Salary Negotiable

Location Cork City

Ref # 9570

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At Barden, we are delighted to be exclusively engaged by our client, a well-known company in Ireland, who are looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join their dynamic finance team.

This role is available due to internal progression and as the AP Specialist you will be part of an AP team reporting directly to the Finance Manager. This is a role where you can get involved in interesting and meaningful projects.


  • Engaging in regular team meetings;
  • Completing frequent vendor account reconciliations;
  • Processing payments and preparing bank reconciliations;
  • Preparing cost analysis reports for review by senior finance management;
  • Getting involved in upcoming finance projects;
  • Be seen as a “go-to” information resource for P2P invoice related queries
  • Liase with Project Managers and Accounts Receivable.
  • Assisting and making suggestions on how to get processes to operate as efficiently as possible and to have these to be scalable for the future
  • Have a mindset for continuous improvement, bringing fresh ideas to increase efficiency and improve processes.


  • 3-5 years AP experience
  • Highly process driven with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to engage with stakeholders across the business  
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and focus 
  • Ability to prioritise and problem solve


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, Life Sciences, Legal, 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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