Credit Controller

Req ID:  152154

Edinburgh, GB, EH14 4AP

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.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


At our world class facility at Riccarton Edinburgh, our European Shared Service Accounting  Department currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Credit Controller based at our site in Riccarton, Edinburgh.   This is a 12 month fixed term contract.


The European Shared Service Accounting Department within Charles River is responsible for providing a full range of services for employees, suppliers, customers and senior management. Our aim is to deliver quality services in a timely and efficient manner. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Allocate cash receipts to outstanding invoices in SAP system
  • Contact clients in accordance with credit control procedures to chase payment of invoices
  • Deal with client requests for information regarding outstanding invoices
  • Maintain records of client contact
  • Contact new clients to confirm receipt of invoices and payment procedures
  • Prepare analyses of overdue debts as required
  • Provide back-up as required in invoice/contract processing duties


Person specifications:

  • Previous experience of working in a Credit Control or Accounts Receivable function desirable.
  • Fluency in English, with proficiency in another European language (particularly German) a bonus.
  • Standard grade passes in Maths and English.
  • Excellent organizational skills together with strong problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a busy Finance office and familiarity with integrated finance software such as SAP and Excel.


Compensation Package


What you can expect from us:


  • World Class Training 
  • Private Health Care
  • Subsidized electric car purchase
  • Pension scheme including 8% employer contribution
  • Personal life insurance equivalent to 6 times your annual salary
  • Employee discount scheme across hundreds of retailers
  • Paid opportunity to volunteer for one day each year


The salary for this role is £24,035 per annum + discretionary bonus. Closing date for applications is Friday 28 January 2022.



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 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 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

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