Senior Executive Assistant

July 8 2019
Industries Accounting, Auditing
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Executive Assistant
Toronto, ON

Service: Enabling Area
Job Type: Permanent
Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All Available Locations: Toronto

The role of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative and project management support for a member of Deloitte’s Executive Leadership Team. The successful candidate will work alongside the Chief Culture & People Officer to provide superior administrative support. The selected candidate will be detail-oriented, anticipatory, highly organized and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, all the while demonstrating discretion and the ability to manage confidential information. This position will be based in Toronto.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively manage senior team members’ schedules, including coordinating with client and business-related activities with minimal input and direction
  • Anticipate and support the team within an agile workplace, including location and reservation of appropriate space and other required resources
  • Travel management
  • Expense and time reporting
  • Assemble, format and proofread executive presentations and briefing materials
  • Research options and source corporate gifts
  • Identify requirements for meetings and events, and arrange appropriate support, including researching venues, securing reservations, determining menus—all requiring an elevated attention to detail
  • Anticipate business and client-service needs, demonstrating resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Work collaboratively, leveraging appropriate firm resources to manage, own and streamline administrative tasks
  • Coordinate and attend internal/external meetings as requested to document action items for independent follow up
  • Other duties as required


  • The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Minimum 5 years' experience supporting multiple executives in a professional, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Exceptional commitment to client service and continuous improvement
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential information; diplomacy and discretion are essential in this role
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks based on relative importance and urgency
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; bilingualism (French and English), written and spoken, is an asset
  • Elevated attention to detail
  • Effective decision-making ability
  • Confident communication and active listening skills are critical
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for continuous learning relevant to the role
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility to work overtime (including evenings, weekends), if required

Deloitte is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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