EY Executive Secretary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Core Business Services
Requisition # DUB003L5
Post Date Oct 29, 2018
As part of our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability.
You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
As an executive assistant, you’ll develop your skills by providing support services to some of MENA’s largest organizations. Your experience in business communication will help you to build effective relationships with important stakeholders and senior leaders. You’ll have autonomy and clear responsibilities, working in our friendly, collaborative environment. Your talents will be respected and you’ll be supported in developing the career path you choose.
Your key responsibilities
Provide high level support to a small group of Partners and Executives
Organise and manage comprehensive diaries, travel and accommodation
Screening emails, responding and/or actioning as required
Prepare expense claims and timesheets on a weekly basis
Screen phone calls and messages, and follow-up actions, referring to the relevant team member when appropriate
Prepare and revise documents including presentations, emails, reports, agendas and papers
Coordinate client events, internal and external, as required within MENA
Leadership and people development
Counsel, coach or mentor others in the secretarial community
Identify opportunities to improve work efficiency and effectiveness
Skills and attributes for success
The demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Intermediate in the use of Microsoft Office suites
Excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Strong communication skills including telephone manner and interpersonal skills
A strong team member with an ability to work across multiple teams
Experience in a professional services environment is highly regarded.
To qualify for the role you must have
- A minimum of 4-5 years previous EA experience, supporting multiple executives in a corporate environment
Ideally, you’ll also have
· Prior working experience in global professional services organization or mid-tier firms will be highly advantageous
What we look for
Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player that collaborates with people from various teams while looking to develop your career in a dynamic organization.
What working at EY offers
· Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
· Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
· The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third part provider.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.