Apprentice Finance Assistant at Leaders’ Quest in Richmond
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Leaders’ Quest exists to develop wise, compassionate and adept leaders capable of leading in today’s fast-changing, disrupted environments. Our goal is to contribute to building a more sustainable, inclusive world. Much of our work is dedicated to supporting global companies in defining a purpose, deepening leadership capacity, embedding values and best practice and helping leaders move to action.
Since 2001, we’ve delivered more than 200 experiential learning programmes (Quests) around the globe for senior leaders from all walks of life. We’ve worked with the boards and senior teams of a wide range of global companies, as well as academic, governmental and non-profit institutions. Our clients include multinational organisations spanning different sectors from financial services to education, FMCG, consulting.
Through our Quest Fellowship programme, we’ve empowered more than 900 grassroots leaders (predominantly in India) to drive positive change in their own communities. Collectively, our fellows have made a difference to more than 1.5 million people’s lives.
Our global community is a vibrant network of 9,000+ people, generating a constant flow of new ideas, partnerships and collaborations.
We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our Global Finance Team based in Richmond. This role will be providing vital transactional support and have daily exposure to each of our offices (UK, USA, and India).
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to work for a small but global organisation with a big impact. We are a diverse and tightly-knit group of colleagues who value collaboration and innovation. Our culture is open, progressive, entrepreneurial and mission-driven. Our ideal candidate would be intellectually curious, a strong individual contributor that can also manage and motivate teams, with a hunger to get things done at a high standard.
You will work alongside, and support, Partners and other colleagues; this close proximity to senior leadership will give you invaluable insight into our work and that of our clients. You will work with members of the global organisation (in offices that span New York, London, Mumbai and Singapore).
This is an ideal role for someone seeking exposure to the world across a diversity of sectors and levels; ideal candidates would enjoy the rigour of working in the corporate sector while having the flexibility and motivation of being mission-driven and entrepreneurial.
Accounts Payable. Input invoices on to the Netsuite Accounts System on a timely basis.
Accounts Receivable. Create client fee invoices and liaise with clients to ensure prompt payment.
Review the documentation on Expensify, and ensure coding is consistent. Liaising with the Programmes team & Associates as required.
Bank Reconciliations. Complete monthly bank reconciliations as part of the month-end process.
Update New Supplier details on the Netsuite Accounting system and prepare supplier reconciliations f0r our Top 5 suppliers.
Prepare the weekly Payment Run, and ensure all documentation is complete and accurate.
Key skills and characteristics required
Thrives in an environment that demands comfort with ambiguity and flexibility.
A fast working style, with strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
Maintains rigorously high standards.
Intellectual curiosity plus the ability to understand the complexity of the sectors in which we work, including how different parts of society operate together. Well-read and well informed.
Emotional intelligence; demonstrates high levels of empathy and self-awareness, an interest in self-development and the ability to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Strong desire to learn and to share learning with others.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues across geographies and backgrounds. Enhanced interpersonal communications skills.
Strong writing skills, and the ability to co-write effectively with others. A good eye for detail, grammar, format and design
Strong LQ culture fit: active listener, possesses humility, altruistic, and a global mindset. Energetic, positive and curious.
11 Worple Way, Richmond, TW10 6DG
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