Executive Assistant / Team Secretary - 6-9 month Fixed term contract
Career Level - 11 Analyst
Location: London, Manchester and Newcastle
Salary: Dependent on Experience + Excellent benefits
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.
We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.
“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO
As a team:
Executive Assistant support is provided to Accenture Leadership only, on the basis of an average ratio of 1 Executive Assistant to 4 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
You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways
If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.
In our team you will learn:
The ability to work across multiple disciplines and learn about different areas of the business at a senior level
Effective time management for both yourself and those you support
Learn how to operate within a cohesive team, sharing responsibilities and effective collaboration on tasks and responsibilities
As an Executive Assistant you will be responsible for:
A high level of 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 which will include:-
locate and complete standard Accenture forms
invoicing and accounts reconciliation support
voicemail/email distribution lists
time and expense reporting
office/meeting room bookings
We are looking for experience in the following skills:
Strong Diary Management (multiple diaries)
Experience booking complex international travel
Excellent 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
Experience working in a similar role supporting Senior Management
Set yourself apart:
Ability to work effectively and creatively under pressure
Mastery of stakeholder relationships and collaborative working with colleagues and peers at all levels
Proven history of providing a high level of executive support to more than one executive
What’s in it for you:
At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days’ leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 624,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 24th December 2021
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
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