Purchasing Accountant

June 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Purchasing Accountant

Position: Purchasing Accountant
Location: Kilkenny
Salary: (Depending on Experience).

Elk Recruitment are currently recruiting for a full time experienced Purchasing Accountant.

This role is a finance and procurement role whereby the person must be able to operate in a trading environment sourcing products in the agri-food business and renewable fuel business working alongside/reporting to the Managing Director/Financial Controller


  • Management of a portfolio product range
  • Oversee creditor accounts across the group with responsibility for maintaining purchase contract balances and drawdowns
  • Actively monitor creditor accounts and ensure payments are processed within credit terms
  • Work alongside suppliers, logistics and sales
  • Agree appropriate pricing points to optimise revenue and margin performance
  • Assist Financial Controller in preparation of monthly management accounts including bank reconciliations and stocks


  • 3rd level Qualification in Finance/Accountancy/Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role preferably within the agri-food business sector
  • Strong financial analysis and negotiation skills
  • Recognising patterns in markets in terms of optimum buying opportunities
  • Ability to source new sellers of product relevant to the business portfolio
  • Strong level of commercial acumen
  • Good organisational skills
  • This person needs to be a self-starter with good problem-solving skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Proven track record in delivering commercial results in a fast-moving environment

Due to the urgency of this vacancy, it is not possible for our client at this time to consider anyone without the appropriate work permits, visas or sponsorship's already in place. Therefore, we are unable to consider candidates who do not have full authorisation to work in Ireland. Applications submitted without the necessary visa in place will not be considered.

If the position above is of interest to you and you would like to know more call Arlene on 0860651940 or 0598629904 in complete confidence