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Mars Ireland

Accounts Payable Assistant (Accounts Payable and Expenses)

Mars Ireland

  • Dublin South
  • 25000 - 35000
  • Fixed term contract
  • Updated 31/01/2013
  • HR
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Accounts Payable Assistant required for immediate start. (One year fixed term contract). Third level qualification preferred. Excellent opportunity to work for one of Ireland's leading FMCG companies.



Job Purpose

Working as an integral part of the Mars Ireland team, responsible for some of Ireland’s best loved and most well known brands, the Accounts Assistant is responsible for managing the accounts payable and expenses processes for the total business. This is a one year fixed term contract.

Job Environment

Working within a busy service and finance team of nine people, this role will involve liaising with people all functions across the business as well as telephone interface with external customers.

 Key Deliverables   

  • Liaising with budget holders and suppliers to ensure timely and accurate processing of a large volume of invoices
  • Control of large creditor accounts and be the local technical support for the Hyparchive software
  • Monitoring spend by budget holder and investigating queries
  • Payment and management of travel expenses for the business
  • Management of the accounts payable process for approximately 500 invoices per month.

 Experience and Qualifications

This position requires someone who is assertive and organised with a pleasant professional manner. The role involves liaison with suppliers, large customers and all budget holders in the business from every level including top management. The large volume of invoices and expenses mean that the work has to be constantly up-to-date and queries resolved.

All applicants should hold a third level honours degree in any discipline and should ideally be pursuing a professional accountancy qualification.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate good business acumen and will have excellent communication skills both verbally and in written communications and will be comfortable dealing with all levels of management within the business and with external customers, suppliers and teams from other Mars businesses around Europe.

Core Competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Functional technical skills         (knowledge of SAP is advantageous but not essential)
  • Time Management
  • Assertiveness
  • Process Management
  • Drive for results


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV including a brief cover letter.  Application deadline is 4th February 2013. Salary:  €TBC  

All applicants must be eligible to work in Ireland for the duration of this contract.

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