Executive Assistant

Postgraduate degree
up to £32,000 + excellent benefits
Functional areas
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To provide a defined range of efficient, effective, professional and value-adding secretarial and administrative services to selected Accenture Leadership enabling the Accenture Leadership to focus their time according to their business priorities.

Accenture is a global organisation with a strong focus on teamwork and delivery excellence. The nature and culture of the organisation requires every individual to be passionate about outstanding client service delivery, first class internal customer service, collaborative teamwork and individual performance excellence.

Accenture has spent significant time and a resource, providing a range of self-help tools for its people to use to perform a wide range of administrative tasks from booking travel to submitting time and expense forms, the default delivery method for all support services is self-service

Executive Assistant support is provided to Accenture Leadership only, on the basis of an average ratio of 1 Executive Assistant to 5 Accenture Leadership. The Executive Assistant also works as part of team of 4 - 8 Executive Assistants.

Each Executive Assistant and the team have access to services provided by other groups and organisations that support the Accenture client business. Executive Assistants are expected to provide the defined range of services to Accenture Leadership through a combination of self-delivery, delivery from within the immediate and wider Executive Assistant group and delivery from the rest of the support organisation.

Success in the Executive Assistant role is measured by a combination of feedback from the Accenture Leadership to whom services are provided and feedback from EA Supervisors.

Diary Support - Scanning of email, identifying regular tasks for EA to complete e.g. meeting requests progressed without consultation with MD

Travel - Agrees travel need with leader and coordinates arrangements appropriately, can involve multiple destinations and short notice changes. Create logical itinerary based on Leaders availability. Provides support with travel documentation and procedures including visas.

Meeting and Event Planning - Takes brief and delivers full event management within budget. Prepare agenda as directed by Leader. May provide on-site facilitation of event including taking notes.

Conference call/TP/VC bookings - Provides scheduling support and attends calls as required

Client/EA Relationships - Develop relationships with executives’ clients and their Executive Support Associates. Establish network across home GU EA community

Communications - Prepare draft proposals and presentations with direction from Executive and/or support from other individuals or service departments; document production and formatting; brand compliance; proof reading materials for consistency, grammar, and spelling.

Administration - Assist with miscellaneous complex administrative tasks including: 

  • locate and complete standard Accenture forms
  • invoicing and accounts reconciliation support
  • voicemail/email distribution lists
  • time and expense reporting
  • Office/meeting room bookings

The successful candidate will have experience in an Executive Assistant or similar role in a fast paced environment where managing conflicting priorities is key. Ideally educated to A'Level or equivalent standard.

Essential skills/qualities to possess to make this role successful are:

  • Experience working in a similar role supporting Senior Management
  • Strong Diary Management (multiple diaries)
  • Excellent telephone manner and verbal and written English
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • IT and Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Effective team player, flexible but with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills with confidence to interact with people at senior levels
  • Ability to work within agreed timescales
  • High level of accuracy
  • Pro-active, display initiative and work well under pressure

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Closing date for applications 15 May 2016. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this should a suitable applicant be found.

Job information

Firm: Accenture

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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