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Executive Assistant

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Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
May 04, 2017
Job ID
2479272
Our client, a global asset management and investment advisory firm is seeking a proactive Administrative Assistant to join its Institutional Distribution team.  This person will help support a team in a fast paced environment and needs to have a "take charge , "thick skin" attitude. The ideal candidate must exercise excellent judgment, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills withthe ability to work with various personality types.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in PowerPoint presentations and a good eye for formatting as they will work on RFPs.  No job will be seen as too big nor too small and they have to be someone willing to offer assistance when they have additional time.  A polished, professional demeanor is absolutely required as they will interact with senior level executives, external clients, and vendors.  This candidate must be able to work as a team and have the confidence and motivation to complete work independently with little supervision.
ABOUT THE JOB
  • Prepare and finalize PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets as directed
  • Answer telephones and communicate appropriate information to callers who contact a member of the team who may be unavailable or out of the office
  • Coordinate scheduling of meetings/conference calls and arrange location/call details
  • Manage domestic travel arrangement, including transportation, reserving accommodations, preparing detailed itineraries, and coordinating materials
  • Complete and submit expense reports accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Handle FedEx mailings and faxes as requested
  • Create copies, scanning and maintenance of electronic files
  • Order, track, and confirm receipt of messenger services and other mailings
  • Complete project work as needed
  • Print documents as requested
  • Assist with technology as needed
  • Handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner
ABOUT YOU
  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4 Year College/University
  • 2-5 years of related administrative experience supporting 3+ managers/executives
  • Must have above average Microsoft Office and PowerPoint for presentations and reports
  • Document formatting experience is expected
  • Experience within financial services required
  • Organized, detail oriented and extremely thorough while having confidence, poise and communication skills necessary to ensure work processes are accurately and appropriately completed
  • Ability to effectively and maturely communicate and collaborate with diverse personalities in all levels of management, as well as outside vendors and clients
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion in handling confidential data and dealing with high-level executives
  • Experience managing calendars in different time zones
  • Strict attention to detail while able to prioritize appropriately
  • Learning agile, able to adapt quickly and appropriately in accordance with the constant evolution of the company and industry
  • Maintain accountability and accept responsibility