Accounts Payable Assistant - Part Time

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Job Purpose

Reporting to the Accounts Payable Manager and Team Leaders, the Accounts Payable Assistant will ensure that work is completed in a seamless end-to-end Accounts Payable process that supports the business and supplier needs.


  • Take ownership of and resolve all queries in a timely manner. This will involve communicating with external suppliers and internal departments
  • Plan and organise time and tasks to ensure all deadlines are adhered to

  • Work with our suppliers regarding their statements, reconciling and updating them in a timely manner to ensure any discrepancies are resolved and a positive relationship is always maintained

  • Keep the AP Team Leader informed always of any issues or outstanding work, escalating any problems or issues promptly

  • Match and validating out incomplete and non-validated invoices

  • Adhere to company policies and to uphold our company behaviours always

  • Assist members of the Finance Department with ad-hoc duties as required

About you

  • You will have a minimum 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above

  • At least 1 years’ experience in an office environment

  • Accounts Payable experience is essential

  • An understanding of accounting & finance

  • Good numerical & analytical skills & attention to detail

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Analytical approach to problem solving

  • Able to identify the root cause of issues and identify opportunities for long term solutions

  • Must be comfortable with all avenues of communication

  • Personable, enthusiastic and proactive

  • A good team player

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • Able to organise and prioritise

  • Can embrace change and to support company culture.

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.