SWAT UK is one of the leading providers of training and consultancy services to the accountancy profession. In addition to running a wide range of accountancy courses in venues throughout England and Wales, as well as online, we also provide consultancy and compliance support to accountancy firms. SWAT UK is a dynamic, forward-thinking business and our mission statement is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of clients and staff. Although we expect the very highest standards from all our staff, we are a friendly team where everyone is working towards the common goal of driving the firm forward. If you are looking to be part of a team in which everyone’s contribution plays a vital role in the company’s success, then we would love to hear from you.
SWAT UK is part of Wilmington plc Professional Division.
This is a 9 month contract on a part-time basis of 20 hours per week to provide PA support and administrative support to a Board Director and technical staff and to provide good customer service to our clients.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in senior secretarial/PA role
Knowledge of accountancy profession
Experience of managing several people’s diaries and sorting out conflicting appointments
Good geographical awareness of the UK
Excellent communication skills including: a high standard of written English (spelling, punctuation and grammar); the ability to proof read and edit reports; a professional and friendly telephone manner
Experience of working to budgets
Meticulous attention to detail
Grade ‘C’ or above in Maths & English GCSE or equivalent
Excellent team working skills – locally and across other, geographically wide-spread offices
Experience of data inputting
Experience in delivering high quality customer service and demonstrating commercial awareness
Full UK driving licence & willingness to travel locally and occasionally to London
A proactive approach to problem solving and using own initiative when under pressure
Experience of providing support to colleagues located in a different region
Advanced skills in:
Flexible approach to workload with the ability to prioritise and manage own time and deadlines
Confident in dealing with clients and colleagues at all levels of an organisation and managing conflicting pressures
Ability to work independently
Willing and able to learn new skills and software packages when required