Executive Assistant - Insurance & Corporate Risk, Canberra (12 month contract)

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Job Number: 969154
Work type: Contractor
Location: Canberra
Categories: Secretary / Word Processor, Canberra

Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you looking for a high performing team to join? This role could be for you!

About us

MinterEllison is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices.  As a leading international law firm, MinterEllison offers a full range of legal services to an impressive list of clients across Australia, in Asia and globally. We work on interesting, challenging and innovative legal issues and clients trust us with their largest and most complex transactions.

MinterEllison was placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia and in LinkedIn’s 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019—the highest ranking of any law firm.

Your role

An opportunity exists for an experienced Executive Assistant within our Canberra Insurance & Corporate Risk team.  This role is a full time contract position for a period of 12 months, supporting a number of fee earners working on strategic insurance and regulatory-related matters, including claims and claims management and professional indemnity for medical defence organisations.  The ideal candidate needs to be enthusiastic, proactive, a self-starter and have the skills to juggle a large workload with competing priorities.  

As a key addition to this team, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing productive working relationships with key contacts internally and externally
  • Diary management and organisation of fee earners
  • Document production including use of precedents and drafting correspondence
  • Organising meetings
  • Monitoring incoming correspondence and taking telephone calls
  • Assisting in maintaining client databases
  • Reconciliation of corporate AMEX expenses
  • High volume file management including file opening and closing, electronic and physical filing
  • Monthly billing in accordance with client requirements
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

What you need

We welcome applications from experienced Legal Secretaries/Executive Assistants with 2-5 years' experience who possess the following attributes:

  • Previous experience within the legal industry or professional services environment
  • Significant experience using file management software (preferably FileSite) and account management software (preferably Elite)
  • High level skills in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Be team orientated and committed to building rapport with your practice group team members
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently at all levels
  • A pro-active and flexible attitude and high degree of initiative
  • A high degree of integrity, as confidentiality is essential

What we offer

MinterEllison people are caring, high-achieving and supportive of each other both at work and outside of it.  You'll enjoy being able to call on a network of business support resources for assistance, and have the flexibility you need to engage effectively with your work, your colleagues and any further study you may be undertaking.  We also offer a wide range of accessible in-house learning programs including Word, Excel and Powerpoint and other soft skill courses around communication and time management.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Kathleen Grimes on +61 3 8608 2644 for a confidential discussion.

Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

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