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Credit Controller (12 Month FTC)

Department: Core Finance

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Job Title: Credit Controller(12 Month FTC)

Location: Cambridge 


About the role


Abcam, a global and innovative biotechnology company, is currently looking for a Credit Controller to work in our Accounts Receivable department on a 12-month basis.


They will be responsible for protecting the company’s investment in its debtors, coordinating debts of existing debtors as well as assess risks related to new orders.


This is an exciting opportunity for a strong team-player with a good all-round understanding and experience of credit control and who is keen to deliver excellent customer service throughout. A good level of Excel Knowledge is a must along with an exceptional eye for detail as you will need to create and maintain documents using V-look-ups.


Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Proactively contact customers via email, telephone and letter to secure payment of overdue accounts and keep records up to date. Refer any accounts to the Debt Collection Agency as required.
  • Thoroughly assess risks related to new orders.
  • Consistently address customer queries within 24 hours, liaising with relevant departments if necessary.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that the DSO (Days Sales Outstanding) figure is kept under the agreed limit. 
  • To accurately allocate and post cash and any other ad hoc duties as deemed necessary.
  • Assist the Team with ad-hoc tasks when required (allocate and post cash, issue credit notes, manual invoices and posting invoices etc).
  • Report any issues to the Accounts Receivable Team Leader or Manager
  • Cover absences if required.


About you


You will already be a credit controller, ideally dealing with UK / European customers although not essential a second language would be advantageous. You must have used an accounting system before; we currently use Oracle. The ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative is essential.


The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as you will be dealing with customers both internal and external daily, also required is the ability to work to tight deadlines and keep accurate up to date notes on Excel.  It is essential that you have strong levels of accuracy and attention to detail along with excellent organisational skills.


If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, please apply now!




Pay and Benefits


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.


About Us


An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.  


Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products. 


Inclusion & Diversity


Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.