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Executive Assistant Maternity Cover FTC

Preston Posted: 9 Apr 2024 ref:
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Job description

Here at MHA, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a Top 14 firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents. Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success. As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world. Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.

What does the role entail?

  • Working closely with the Regional Chair as their trusted “right hand person”, providing confidential PA support to include extensive diary management, partner and staff liaison, client liaison, email management, and note taking.
  • Representing the Regional Chair as appropriate, dealing with email responses, and drafting correspondence for matters that can be dealt with on his behalf.
  • Acting as gatekeeper of the Regional Chair, including screening calls, intercepting enquiries, taking messages, re-routing, and dealing with queries.
  • Arranging and co-ordinating all meetings, including planning and prepping as appropriate, and keeping the Regional Chair on top of actions.
  • Organising and co-ordinating partner conference, partner meetings, staff briefings, team events, firmwide social activities, and private dining events.
  • Providing support to and being a link between the Regional Operations Team and wider Partnership, to include collating reports, scheduling meetings, following up on action points, organising and planning appropriate communications, and providing support around the firm’s strategic plans.
  • Providing support for the Financial Planning/Wealth Management aspects of the Regional Chair’s role including liaison with the Financial Planning/ Wealth Management Team, and clients, as appropriate.
  • Liaising with HR and Marketing in respect of interviews, inductions, PR opportunities and public appearances.
  • Mini project management, process improvement and reporting, creation of presentations, as directed.
  • Organising travel, accommodation and expenses.

Essential Skills

  • Previous senior level PA experience, ideally in a professional services environment.
  • Exceptional organisational and diary management skills.
  • First class communication skills, an excellent telephone manner, and an ability to draft and write communications.
  • The ability to work autonomously, taking the initiative, with confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – confident, precise, decisive, calm under pressure
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, multi-task and prioritise an everchanging workload.
  • High levels of flexibility and adaptability.
  • Friendly and approachable and an ability to build relationships at all levels across the business, with our clients and with any external contacts.
  • Advanced experience using the full Microsoft Office suite.

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience of delivering outstanding client service
  • Results focussed
  • Efficient
  • Highly organised

Why Join us?

  • Over the last few years, we have won multiple industry awards such as National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year, Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year, Best Advisory Services and most recently the gold standard accreditation by Investors in People
  • Genuine Work Life balance 33 days holiday Inc. bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days (28 days on a training contract, with the opportunity to buy 5 days)
  • Competitive salary package
  • Employee Recognition awards
  • Accredited Investor in People New and improved programme for Succession planning and supportive management structure to help you realise your potential
  • And more!

It's an exciting time to join the firm so take you next career step with us.

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