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Executive Assistant - CMC - M&A

Minter Ellison lawyers

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/12/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Legal Secretary & PA

Job description:

About us

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.

Our culture

We are focussed on collaborating, innovating and inspiring each other and our clients. We understand that the high standards we set ourselves in a top tier law firm means that we are constantly challenged to deliver our best and excel. It involves managing multiple stakeholders and working collaboratively across offices, countries and time zones.

We take pride in being our clients' best partner, and enjoy working within teams of professionals who share their knowledge, respect our values and support each other to achieve our collective goals.

Our Corporate M&A team

Our Mergers and Acquisitions team acts for an expansive client base of international and Australian clients for the full spectrum of merger and acquisitions transactions spanning private and public markets.

As Asia Pacific’s largest law firm, we have the ability to speedily assemble a mergers and acquisitions transaction team with the depth of resources required to implement transactions efficiently, including those with cross border operations.

Your role

We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant with a desire to provide a high level of administrative support to a busy and successful team. In this position you will work closely with and provide a full range of support to senior lawyers and the Corporate M&A Practice Group Head. We are looking for a flexible team player who is willing to work with varied personalities and enjoys contributing to the team as a whole.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • high level diary management involving discretion in determining and prioritising commitments
  • establishing strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • setting up meetings, conferences or other events as required including venue, attendance and co-ordination of agendas
  • attending meetings, producing and distributing minutes/action items as required
  • composing standard correspondence and presentation materials as required
  • making various travel and accommodation arrangements
  • preparing reports and presentations as directed
  • providing administrative assistance including answering telephone calls, filing and photocopying
  • traditional duties including ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • ad hoc projects as required

What you need

To be successful in this role, you will need strong organisational skills as well as a high level of initiative and enthusiasm. In addition to this, you will possess the following attributes:

  • strong understanding and experience with software applications including Word, Excel, practice management and other technology systems
  • extraordinary attention to detail
  • ability to manage multiple tasks and manage deadlines
  • a strong, proactive client service focus
  • ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • team focused with the ability to inspire confidence and motivate other group members
  • excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise and negotiate at all levels
  • self-motivated with a high level of initiative and the ability to work autonomously
  • ambition to achieve results and contribute to the success of our business
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own
  • pride in your work and who you work for
  • a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers and clients

What we offer

learning and development programs, mentoring from skilled and intelligent leaders, and by surrounding you with teams of great people who are happy to share their knowledge and learn from you as well.

You will also have access to a wide range of top tier employment benefits, which are designed to help you complement your lifestyle outside of work and support your professional needs. These include first class premises, facilities and support, state of the art technology, competitive salary packages, gym membership, corporate discounts, an extensive health and wellbeing program and much more!

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly. Please submit your CV for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Brittany Cook on +61 2 9921 4249 for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.