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Business Support Assistant

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Location: Dublin
Reference: ND9511
Closing Date: 09 Sep 17
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of my client, a reputable Pharmaceutical Company in Dublin, I am looking for a Business Support Assistant. This is a temporary 3 month position with the company’s Finance Team.


Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will report to the Finance Accountant and will assist in the following:

  • Accounts Payable Processing of employee expense claims
  • Coordination of monthly documentation requirements for RD Tax Credit for Finance
  • Preparation of files for R&D credit and IDA grant processes
  • Perform additional duties as required at the request of the direct supervisor
  • Assist with the month end and quarter end close process including the preparation of intercompany and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis and investigate issues providing explanations
  • Prepare documentation in support of external and internal audits


A successful candidate will also be responsible for:

  • Coordination of monthly documentation requirements for RD Tax Credit for Engineering and Finance
  • Assist with monthly reporting of eligible expenditure for RD Tax Credit
  • Processing & Reporting of AP invoices (P2P process)
  • Creditor reconciliations
  • Internal Controls (SOX compliance)- Ensure monthly compliance of close process and update of Finance processes


The Business Support Assistant will also assist other members of the AP team:

  • Dealing with queries on invoices from internal approvers and Vendors.
  • Processing of employee expense claims
  • Organising Vendor payment runs.
  • Monthly creditor’s reconciliation to statements. Following up on outstanding invoice/queries.


Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

Applications are invited from candidates who are Part-Qualified or Accounting Technician-qualified with minimum 2 years post qualification experience.

  • Manufacturing accounting environment preferred.
  • Proficient with computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience of working in a finance team in multinational environment.
  • Experience in working in a financially controlled environment with month end experience preferable.
  • Detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize and respond timely to changing requirements, and to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.
  • Good organizational & communication skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to work well under pressure.
  • Fast learner with high attention to detail.


If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 or email


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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