Cash Allocations / Accounts Receivable Assistant

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are looking for Cash Allocations / Accounts Receivable Assistant.


Salary banding for this position is £20,000 - £24,000.  (Internal Scale 4) Successful candidates will be appointed to the bottom of the pay band if they have no relevant experience.

In exceptional circumstances where the candidate has relevant equivalent experience, this will be taken into consideration.


The role needs someone who has cash allocation experience in a high volume and fast paced environment.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective, efficient financial and 
administrative operations for all accounts receivable services, managing daily bank receipts and allocation of cash and ensure customers pay to terms and resolve overdue payments

The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Daily monitoring of incoming cash
  • Downloading all bank statements and reconciling AR
  • Allocation of money received into all bank accounts via on line bank statements
  • Obtaining missing remittances to enable correct allocations
  • Discussing un-allocated payments with internal and external customers
  • Query resolution
  • Dealing with queries directed from all teams regarding cash uploaded or allocated
  • You will also undertake some credit control tasks as part of your role to assist the Accounts Receivables Team
  • Monitor various accounts ensuring they’re up to date
  • Filing
  • Responsibility of all aspects of credit control and their relating queries or issues
  • Any adhoc duties as requested by Manager
  • Develop effective working relationships with both internal departments and customers


The Cash Allocations / Accounts Receivable Clerk must have detailed knowledge and experience of sales ledger and cash allocation processes. Effective communication skills are essential; you will liaise across departments within the organisation. Time management is critical and the ability to work as part of a team is a prerequisite. 


You will:- 


  • An advantage to have worked with SAP
  • Ideally be immediately available or have a short notice period
  • Have previous experience of working within an Accounts Receivable team
  • Knows the difference between Debits & credits
  • Have strong IT and Excel skills
  • Have strong attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Have the ability to reconcile accounts and be able to work within a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Proven track record in an all-round accounts role either Accounts Assistant or Accounts Receivable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Team Player
  • Professional




About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Full time
Tranent, SCT, GB