administrative assistant - halifax

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$ 22 per hour
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halifax, nova scotia
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Administrative Support
job type
$ 22 per hour
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Do you have previous administrative experience supporting Managers/Senior Staff?

If so we have an excellent opportunity for you! Our client, and leading and globally recognized Accounting firm, is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant to work a 5 month assignment in their Halifax office. If successful you will be working full time hours from Monday - Friday, and earn the competitive rate of $22 per hour. The main responsibility will be to support Senior Management in general assistance and management to staff.

• Develop and manage schedules on a daily basis, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule meetings, and book conference calls.
• Proficiently use Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and PowerPoint to compile reports, letters, presentations, charts and graphs as required from both written and dictated sources.
• Handle highly sensitive and confidential matters relating to the daily activity of the department.
• Process invoices, organize partner and staff travel arrangements
• Maintain departmental daily operational workflow. Sort and process incoming mail as appropriate.

• Gain experience working for one of the big 4 accounting firms
• Work full time hours on a 5 month assignment
• Earn the competitive wage of $22cper hour
• Halifax NS Location

● Minimum 2-3 years of administrative experience and supporting Senior Management in general assistance and management to staff.
● Strong client service focus in dealing with both external and internal clients, displaying an image of professionalism, discretion, integrity and tact.
● The ability to work well both independently and in a team environment, by creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance.
● Effective listening skills; excellent oral and written communication skills (including strong spelling, editing, proofreading, punctuation and grammar skills).
● Excellent judgement and strong problem solving skills.
● Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
● Adaptable and able to work within tight deadlines, demonstrating flexibility.
● Confidence in ability to work in a highly technical and ever changing work environment.
● Extensive technical knowledge and proficiency in Google Mail/Calendar, Google Hangouts, Lotus Notes, Webex, iPhone, iPad and social media tools, i.e., LinkedIn etc.
● Extensive knowledge in Google Suite and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
● Function as a backup for other team members and contribute to other teaming activities as directed.
● This role is best suited to an individual who has a minimum of three or more years of relevant experience, or relevant transferable skills, supporting a fast-paced team.
● Previous experience working in a partnership or professional services firm is an asset.
● Completion of Administrative course.
● High school diploma required.
● Post-secondary education is an asset.
● Preferred working hours: Flexible working hours and ability to work overtime when required.


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