Accounts Payable Assistant

Cairn plc is the premier housebuilding company in Ireland. The Group is well positioned with a highly attractive landbank of strategically located sites in the Greater Dublin area, having delivered a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015 with a current market cap of €900M.  Over the upcoming years, Cairn will design and build a portfolio of 12,000 new homes, and we are looking to expand our talented team to support and deliver our growth.

Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Accounts Payable Assistant.  This is a newly created role within the finance department, reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager. Within a rapidly growing business, this role represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious person who is looking for both a challenge within the finance support sector and an opportunity to develop their skills and career prospects.

Join our growing team and progress your career with Cairn Homes. 


Key responsibilities

Invoice Processing:

  • Matching orders/deliveries and Purchase orders to Invoices for approval
  • Scanning invoices and filing them accordingly
  • Sending invoices for approval
  • Liaising with Quantity Surveyor’s to resolve queries

Payment runs:

  • Downloading monthly and weekly payment runs from the system and reviewing for payment
  • RCT – Ros return
  • Sending payment run to the bank for approval
  • Posting payment run to our accounting system
  • Resolve queries and conduct reconciliation for suppliers
  • Provide query resolution for Quantity Surveyors, as required
  • Supplier Statement reconciliation


The candidate

  • One to two years’ experience in a similar role
  • Previous sector experience an advantage, but not required
  • Strong IT skills with Microsoft Dynamics (Nav) experience a bonus
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills. (while the business is growing rapidly the Head office team is still relatively small and the ability to work with people is a key pre-requisite)
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Will need full clear driver licence and access to a car.