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Personal Assistant (Advisory)

Core Business Services
JOH002MU Requisition #
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Personal Assistant


Brief Description of Role


Personal assistant to 5 Advisory Partners/Directors



Key responsibilities

  • Diary management & associated logistics (catering, room, equipment, etc.)
  • Travel arrangements - both local & international
  • Generation of correspondence - responding to emails
  • Screening of calls & handling of queries
  • Client liaison - setup of extensive client meetings
  • Preparation of presentations & single frame slides
  • Liaison with Regional EY Offices
  • Timesheet Completion


  • Secretarial diploma
  • More than 5 years experience in support of senior executive

Skills & behavioural attributes

  • Above average secretarial skills
  • Good organisational ability
  • Good interpersonal skills - extensive people contact, both internal & external
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Good computer skills -  word, excel & powerpoint; lotus notes
  • Good time management skills & ability to prioritise
  • Action-oriented & able to handle stress
  • Travels extensively
  • Strong teaming skills
  • Strong prioritisation skills
  • Must be energetic, committed & reliable
  • Action-oriented & able to handle stress
  • Able to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion
  • Set high standards for self & able to get best results in all assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate professionalism on a consistent basis - meet needs/requirements of clients, both internal & external
  • Complete all work with care & accuracy - extensive attention to detail is given to ensure task completed in the most efficient & timely manner
  • Demeanour is friendly, helpful & polite to build confidence that requests/requirements will be followed through & met
  • Must be able to work without supervision,
  • Able to deal with variable workload resulting in overtime being required periodically
  • Able to develop strong relationships with key points of contact - internally & externally
  • Good work ethic


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At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

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