New and Used Car Dealer | Swords, Phibsborough, Bray & Rialto | Bright Motor Group

Management Accountant including Payroll

Location: Airside Motor Park, Airside Retail Park, Swords, County Dublin, Ireland

Salary: €40,000

Permanent | Full Time

Due to the growth of Bright Motor Group, a new management accountant position has been created. The role will include all areas of accounts within a busy centralised accounts department in the Group.

Bright Motor Group is the largest Ford dealer group in Ireland with four Ford dealerships along with SEAT, Volkswagen and Suzuki dealerships.


  • Preparing monthly management accounts
  • Reconciliation of nominal ledger accounts
  • Liaising with Sales & Aftersales teams regarding receipts, payments & debtors/creditors
  • Posting of Bank transactions including daily reconciliation.
  • Allocation of payments against Sales and Purchase invoices
  • Posting of purchase invoices & creditor reconciliations
  • Ad hoc requests

In parallel with the above, an employee in the payroll department will be going on maternity leave later in the year. This will allow the above candidate to be a key part of the Payroll function during this maternity period.

This support role includes the following duties:

  • Processing of the weekly & monthly payroll on Sage (170 employees in total).
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures during the completion of payroll are adhered to
  • Preparation of payroll reports
  • Completing payroll adjustments (joiners, leavers etc.)
  • Payroll Revenue submissions
  • Dealing with any payroll related queries.
  • Working closely with the HR department and Accounts department on issues as they arise

It is envisaged that once the payroll employee returns from maternity leave, the management accountant will return to the typical management accountant duties as per above while remaining as a backup team member for times of annual leave/sick leave etc.


  • Previous experience processing payroll (using Sage)
  • Part qualified accountant
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills

The successful candidate will be trained in the use of Pinnacle Dealer Management Systems, which is used by all departments and includes an excellent accounts module.

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