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.
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
Unlimited Flexible Time Off and a business appropriate dress policy
Detailed benefit information to be shared following your interview
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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
Requisition ID: 036174