Accounts Payable Assistant
Location(s) Clonskeagh, Dublin 4
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 16-Aug-2018
Job Description

The Company

Start Mortgages is a specialist mortgage servicer managing over 6,700 mortgage accounts. Start has a staff of 80 and employs best in class customer and real estate management techniques while working with customers in mortgage arrears. Start is authorised as a retail credit firm by the Central Bank of Ireland and has a strong compliance culture, with all relevant codes of conduct embedded in the business.  The Company was acquired by the Lone Star private equity group in December 2014.  Lone Star Funds is a global player that invests in real estate, equity, credit and other financial assets.  Since its establishment Lone Star Funds have organized seventeen private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of over US$70 billion.



The Role

The Accounts Payable Assistant reports to the Financial Controller and is responsible for the supplier payments and bank reconciliation processes.





Supplier Payments

  • Timely posting supplier invoices and staff expense claims on the Accounts Payable system (Sun EBF).
  • Ensuring all supplier invoices are appropriately authorised.
  • Ensuring all staff expense claims are made in line with policy and appropriately authorised.
  • Analysing company credit card payments and obtaining receipts and details to support purchases.
  • Preparing supplier invoice and staff expense payments for approval.
  • Investigating supplier statement differences and resolving supplier queries on a timely basis.
  • Liaising with internal departments on queries as required.



Banking/ Reconciliations

  • Reconciling the General Bank account at regular intervals and ensuring all reconciling items are resolved on a timely basis.
  • Lodging insurance claim cheques to company account on a timely basis and recording same.
  • Ensuring internet banking is used efficiently with beneficiary listings kept up to date.



Administration/ Other Duties

  • Assisting Financial Accountants with auditor queries and VAT returns.
  • Assisting with month end process, including but not limited to journal posting, intercompany reconciliation and monthly bank reconciliations as appropriate.
  • Filing and administration.
  • Other ad hoc projects as required.



Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 3-4 years Accounts Payable experience within a Finance Team environment.
  • Excellent PC skills;  particularly Microsoft Excel and Sun accounting system.


Personal Competencies

  • Good organisation skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good analytical skills with strong questioning approach.
  • Shows high energy for improving processes & problem solving.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow through on tasks.


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