Interested in joining the Wm. O’Brien team to deliver amazing heavy lift solutions around the world?

Who We Need


We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team. The Finance & Accounting department manages all aspects of our financial operations – from cash management to financial reporting. Being part of this team means playing a fundamental role in how our business operates. We are seeking a person who is highly motivated, detail-oriented and has excellent organisational skills with previous experience in a high volume, accounts administration role to join our Finance & Accounting Team at our head office in Bishopstown, Cork.

As the Accounts Administrator, the accounts payable function of the finance team will be solely your responsibility. You will be required to enter all purchase invoices into our accounting system in a timely manner to ensure payment punctuality and investigate / reconcile any discrepancies on supplier accounts. Due to the high volume of invoices received, we are looking to recruit a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Your Tasks
• Maintain efficient business administration processes to ensure purchase invoices are entered in a timely and accurate manner (several currencies in operation)
• Manage supplier account queries
• Supplier account reconciliation and investigation
• Preparing supplier payments for second party authorisation
• Maintaining & generating month end journals
• Liaise with various departments to resolve queries
• Inputting all bank entries, reconciling bank accounts weekly and investigating any discrepancies
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
• Assisting with Annual Audit
• Filing of Revenue returns (RCT)
• Monitoring, vouching, and processing all credit card expenses
• Expense’s administration and reconciliation
• General administrative duties as required including document control

• Part-qualified Accountant/Accounting Technician an advantage
• Previous experience in a similar account’s role
• Experience of Exchequer is an advantage but not necessary
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Flexible with the ability to work under pressure

We Offer
• €35k salary per annum
• 21 days holiday per annum
• Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Dynamic work environment
• Office facility with free parking
• Employee Assistance Programme

To apply for this position in confidence please send your CV to before the 11/05/2021.




Wm. O’Brien Crane Hire is the premier provider of engineering solutions, technical and crane hire services in Ireland having serviced the Irish construction and energy industries for over 66 years. During the last number of years, we have successfully grown our operations both domestically and throughout the UK, Europe and the USA to become one of the most significant companies in supplying engineering solutions to both the Construction and Renewable Energy sector.

Wm. O’Brien Crane Hire currently have a requirement for a Financial Controller. The Financial Controller will work with the senior management team to develop and drive strategy.

Wm. O’Brien Crane Hire is looking for an exceptional candidate that has the drive and ambition to develop this role and further their career. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated person, with a strong desire for continuous improvement and Lean focus to succeed in playing a key role in the development and success of the business.


Key Accountabilities

  • Preparation and review of monthly management accounts and preparation of reporting packs for the Senior Leadership Team and CEO
  • Direct and manage all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions of the organisation
  • Monitor and report on agreed KPIs
  • Prepare and issue weekly and monthly reports
  • Overseeing AR, Credit Control and AP
  • In conjunction with the CEO and Director of Operations, develop and implement business plans. You will be a key figure in the delivery of these plans
  • Participate in weekly & monthly senior management meetings to review company progress
  • Compile annual returns, external reporting, tax compliance to domestic and international authorities, and managing the audit process
  • Maintenance and management of company asset base including fixed assets, Cash management / company treasury, stock control, debtors, etc.
  • Liaise with external parties – bankers, legal advisors, auditors, insurers, IT consultants, etc
  • Identify areas of weakness and develop and deliver on projects to improve the financial and operational efficiency of the company


Profile of the Ideal Candidate


  • Qualified Accountant



  • Minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience


Key Skills

  • Ideal candidate will have excellent instincts and commercial awareness coupled with a strategic mindset
  • Excellent IT skills and full proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP systems
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication skills with the proven ability to liaise and direct across multiple departments
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent numerical skills, with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven experience and ability to work to tight deadlines with a drive for results
  • Hands-on and can-do approach essential


Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate and responsibilities of this position.

To apply for this position in confidence please send your CV to Cathy Rice HR Manager at before the 30th April 2021.


Business Development Manager – North America

We are looking to recruit an experienced Business Development Manager to grow our footprint in North America, primarily in the wind energy sector. We are seeking a passionate, enthusiastic salesperson who wants to be a key player in our business development team building strong customer relationships, identifying and developing new business opportunities and growing revenue.


Key Accountabilities

  • Secure new business opportunities aligned to the agreed business development targets and company growth strategy
  • Prepare and submit proposals
  • Assist the company in winning projects and tenders
  • Track new business development opportunities, utilizing market knowledge and market intelligence tools to identify projects and new clients
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with key clients and potential clients operating within the wind energy industry to promote the services of the company
  • Represent the company at trade shows, professional meetings and industry forums
  • Engage in strategic development planning including preparation and implementation of market plans, customer management plans and prospect capture plans
  • Develop and maintain business development reporting tools to effectively communicate business development activity
  • Interact with technical team on project execution
  • Promote Wm. O’Brien’s capabilities and track record via social media, conferences and direct contact with key industry players


Profile of the Ideal Candidate


  • Engineering qualification, practical engineering training or commercial/business administration is desirable



  • 5 years+ experience of working at a senior level in the wind energy or heavy lift industry
  • Proven experience winning heavy lift or wind energy projects
  • Experience in /knowledge of technical facets of wind energy installation, repowering, life extension and decommissioning
  • Transport experience would also be beneficial


Key Skills

  • Extensive experience and a professional network within the US wind energy business
  • Excellent instincts and commercial awareness coupled with a strategic mindset
  • Excellent client facing skills with a strong customer focused approach
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work as a member of a diverse and multi-faceted team, as well as independently when necessary
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and CRM software


Travel – as required.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate and responsibilities of this position.


If you are interested in this position, please email your cv to


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