Purchaser Ledger

  • Job Reference: 00001216-1
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Lawsons (Colney Heath)
  • Location: Head Office
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Lawsons Group is a family-owned business that sells Timber, Fencing and Building materials to both the trade and DIY sectors.

The first Lawsons business was formed in 1921 and the Group has now grown to 32 branches, has close to 750 employees, a turnover of £160m and is highly profitable and cash generative. Net assets now exceed £75m.

The Group has grown rapidly over the last 2 years through several strategic acquisitions and further expansion is likely in the coming years.

Due to the growth of the business and the consolidation of the finance function across the Group, we are now looking to recruit a Senior Purchase Ledger Role.  The role will be based at our Head Office in Colney Heath, (close to St Albans).


  • Receive and register supplier invoices.
  • Match invoices to goods received at our branches on K8 invoice matching.
  • Allocate direct debit payments to invoices.
  • Process payment runs.
  • Reconciling accounts balances to supplier statements.
  • Sending queries to Branches and Purchasing department for resolution.
  • Answering queries from suppliers, and other departments.
  • Liaising with Suppliers to request credit notes or resolve issues.
  • Filing and scanning invoices to K8.
  • Supplier account maintenance.
  • Load Payments into Barclays.Net and PTX payment systems.
  • Foreign Invoices and Payments

Ideal Candidate

  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage multiple accounts. Flexibility and positive attitude.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including active listening and telephone manner.
  • Interpersonal skills, building relationships with the AP team, suppliers, other Head Office Departments, and our operational branch teams.
  • Experience of Kerridge K8 Babbage – would be advantageous. (but training will be given)
  • Previous Currency / Customs / VAT experience advantageous.

    Knowledge, Experience, Qualification

  • Good numeracy, for reconciling statements and invoice matching,
  • Accuracy – for both data entry and processing of invoice and payment runs.
  • Basic accounting knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Computer Literacy, including Word, Excel and Accounting software.

Salary dependant on experience 

Interested? Then please click the apply button now!