Grant Thornton LLP Advisory Executive Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader. We work with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

Position Summary:

The Advisory Executive Assistant provides support services for the leader of the Business Consulting & Technology business line of Grant Thornton as well as other executives of the group. While the nature of the job responsibilities would remain primarily administrative they would differ based on the requirement of each individual being served. The assistant would require a high level of professional and ethical standards in communicating with both external and internal clients at all levels. The role will require flexibility around overtime, including weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the overall operations of the Business Consulting & Technology business line by building relationships with business line partners, managers, associates, administrative staff, and outside resources

  • Provide business line support through the preparation of professional documents including presentations, spreadsheets, e-mail communications, letters, memos and proposals

  • Assist with data entry and maintenance in firm technology and tools

  • Provide support with processing client deliverables and other materials

  • Maintain calendars, schedule meetings, plan events, process expenses for reimbursement, and perform other administrative duties as needed

  • Booking domestic and international travel

  • Seek additional assignments with little supervision

  • Work as part of administrative team to support other administrative assistants as needed

  • Attend professional development and training sessions

  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary

    Required Skills and Experience:

  • College degree preferred but not required

  • Professional services firm experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to support multiple professionals, multitask, and prioritize workload

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint – intermediate level experience with each of these packages

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), dependable, self-starter, excellent organizational skills

  • Demonstrated analytical skills

  • Ability to work overtime as needed, including weekends, sometimes on short notice

Firm Highlights:

  • Unlimited Flexible Time Off and a business appropriate dress policy

  • Detailed benefit information to be shared following your interview

  • For additional information, please visit: grantthornton.com/careers

    Benefits:

    Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visithttp://www.gt.com/.

    Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.

    Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

    It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Title: Advisory Executive Assistant

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 036174