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Executive Assistant, Private Business Tax & Advisory

Grant Thornton
Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Executive Assistant, Private Business Tax & Advisory

Job no: 493748
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Private Advisory/Business Services

  • Provide day-to-day true EA support predominantly to two Partners in our Private Business Tax and Advisory team.
  • Office admin role within a fast-paced accountancy firm environment
  • Work for a firm that celebrates flexibility - hybrid working, 9-day fortnight and more!

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of the Grant Thornton global network - one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting, advisory and consulting firms.

In Australia, we're proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

About this role

We are seeking a highly organised, adaptable and resilient Executive Assistant to support our Melbourne Private Business Tax and Advisory division on a full time, permanent basis .

This is a dynamic role in which no two days will be the same, with key responsibilities including (but not limited to):

  • Diary management / meetings for both staff and clients - arranging client meetings and managing bookings and catering.
  • Email management
  • Coordinate and manage expenses, travel and travel-related activities
  • Large range of event coordination for both internal and client events
  • Debtors / Fees - assistance with billing, WIP reporting for Partners and debtor management, as required.
  • Formatting of documents, presentations and preparing letters in line with GT brand guidelines
  • Database and system management - update ATO Portal, Xero, Salesforce and other tools
  • Other ad hoc administrative tasks as required

Skills & experience

You will be a responsive individual with a 'can-do' attitude, who approaches problems with a solutions mindset. You display a high level of initiative, multi-tasking and adapting quickly to last-minute changes; you can anticipate the needs of your stakeholders before and as they arise. You are a conscientious person who takes care and pride in their work, endeavouring to always deliver to a high standard of quality.


  • Previous experience within an Executive Assistant position
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills gained within an internal client-facing environment.
  • Understanding of the importance of always ensuring confidentiality while handling sensitive information
  • Conscientious with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation, timekeeping and prioritisation skills
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word


  • Previous experience in an accounting or professional services environment would be advantageous.

Reach your remarkable

At Grant Thornton we do things differently because we understand that when you strive for better and care about what you do remarkable things are possible. We're a dynamic and authentic mix of backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking. We're driven by our shared purpose - we care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

With us, you'll be exposed to challenging and rewarding opportunities - building your confidence and capabilities at every step. You'll be supported, motivated and inspired by a team of passionate and caring collaborators and leaders. You'll be empowered to build a career path that's tailored to you and encouraged to make a meaningful difference. And we'll make sure the excellence you deliver and the impact you make is always seen, felt and celebrated.

Remarkable perks that put you first:

  • Up to 26 weeks paid parental leave | paid secondary carers leave
  • Balance work from home with collaborative team connection days
  • Respectful & supportive teams
  • Fully funded gym membership | Health Insurance discounts
  • And many more!

Your application

Click 'Apply' to submit your application or if you have questions about this role, please contact Natalia Mojhdeh at for a confidential discussion.

Need some help applying or participating in the recruitment process?

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply, and we warmly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those in the LGBTI+ community and individuals who identify as having a disability or are neurodiverse. Click here for more information about how we support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Grant Thornton.

Should you require any adaptations to the recruitment process or need any additional support from us to help you perform at your best, we encourage you to select the option when prompted in your application form. Our Talent Acquisition team will then be in touch with you to discuss your preferred method of communication, how we can support you in your application and your individual circumstances.

Alternatively, you can get in contact our Talent Acquisition team at any stage of the recruitment process at via their details above or

Advertised: 17 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
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