Conference Centre
Agritech Business Centre

Current Vacancies

Accounts Assistant

Salary Details: £22,000 – £25,000 per annum
Location: Harpenden
Closing Date: 27 May 2020

Overview Of Role
Rothamsted Enterprises have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant to support the management team with all financial administration, analysis and reconciliation processes within a growing business. Rothamsted Enterprises was set up in 2015 as a conferencing and business venue in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, and provides conferencing, catering and functions such as weddings, proms and many other types of celebration.

Main duties of the role would include:

Be the first contact for all financial enquiries, including management of a finance email inbox.
Provide invoicing to clients and tenants via KX and Decorous.
Dealing with all supplier administration such as new suppliers, raising requisitions.
Management of Cash and Point of Sale, including posting daily takings into the Business World system, banking cash and cash/ card transaction receipting.
Run weekly remittance proposal for approval.
Review Management Accounts and assist CEO with analysis.
The role will require the post holder to be a problem solver, with the ability to communicate effectively with all financial enquiries to a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

The ideal candidate must hold an AAT Level 3 qualification or equivalent and 2 years’ experience in a similar role, with willingness to undertake on-the-job or vocational training relevant to role being desirable. You should also be able to adapt to using new systems and have good experience of accounting systems.

First interview will be held via video conferencing on 1st June 2020.

Further info and to apply:

About the Company

Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading research institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enables a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

Rothamsted Enterprises, previously known as Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE), are entering a period of exciting change, where there is great opportunity for the team to help shape and drive the business. Set up in 2015, Rothamsted Enterprises has been developing in line with the strategy and we are now expanding the team as our role within the campus increases and we undertake more responsibility for the facilities.

Rothamsted Enterprises is a commercial entity owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Research and BBSRC. The income generated is gifted back to the partners to ensure long-term financial sustainability for science and research.
Our role:

  • To ensure financial sustainability
  • To foster relationships
  • To facilitate opportunities for collaboration and deliver impact

Rothamsted Enterprises manage a growing portfolio of facilities; including state of the art conference centre, the restaurant, flexible laboratory and office space and informal meeting hubs, providing excellent facilities for businesses to thrive, plus the grade 1 listed Rothamsted Harpenden, Hertfordshire with excellent links to London and Luton airport.

Rothamsted Enterprises is a buzzy, exciting and fast-paced business, with a team of creative, hard-working, friendly and committed individuals. We work at the cutting-edge of hospitality, underpinned by a true passion for agritech innovation and progress. Reliable, professional and trusted, you can be sure of a warm welcome when you work with us. Join our forward-thinking, flexible and helpful team now.

Our Core Values

Our values are extremely important to us all and it’s no coincidence that the acronym for our values is RARE.


Relationships are one of the four pillars of the Rothamsted Enterprises brand. We actively develop and nurture internal relationships. We feel proud of Rothamsted Enterprises as a great place to work. We are a supportive team, both onsite to clients, tenants and staff, and externally to new prospects and referrers. We thrive on building new partnerships with tenants, external businesses, internal stakeholders and staff. We facilitate and enable collaboration, through the Incubation Centre and Innovation Hub, through the conferences we deliver, through our close relationship with Rothamsted Research, and through being a business meeting point locally.


Rothamsted Enterprises enables innovation and collaboration, to drive forward agritech research from agritech businesses, which will ultimately deliver new science. We can support these businesses by providing them with access to world-class scientific facilities and services. We are an integral part of the Rothamsted Campus, to change the world together. As an organisation, we accelerate learning and facilitate business growth by giving our tenants access to strategic partners and investors as well as extensive training opportunities.


The financial results of Rothamsted Enterprises are a key focus for the whole team. We enable and create impact on society through innovation and collaboration. We create employment in the local community and provide excellent career opportunities and job satisfaction for our people. We aim to achieve occupancy rates of 80% in our event venues. We want to achieve growth across the portfolio, increased brand awareness and enquiry numbers. Importantly, this growth should be via us securing the right type of business and clients. We are each of us developing successful relationships with staff, clients, tenants, local, regional and national businesses, and the international agritech community. We want happy customers internally and externally. As a business, we will deliver on clients’ needs, get things done and be a solutions provider. We will exceed expectations through a strong attention to detail and ensure Rothamsted Enterprises is valued by all stakeholders and target audiences.


Excellence flows throughout Rothamsted Enterprises offerings. Whether that’s our state-of-the-art conferencing and events facilities, the experience that clients and tenants have when they choose us, our gold standard customer service provided by our highly-experienced team of experts. Our facilities are of the highest standard – cleanliness, food, customer service, flexibility of use of our space, using the latest technology. Our excellent staff training ensures this. Our people show integrity, always. Our clients enjoy an excellent return on investment when they choose us and that drives customer retention and repeat business. We represent good value across all our offerings. Our people focus on attention to detail, understanding and delivering according to clients’ bespoke needs and requirements. We pride ourselves on individual attention.