Receptionist (6-8 month term)
Grant Thornton
Sydney, NS
Who we are

You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone’s friendly and helps each other out? That’s like Grant Thornton. Except here we’re all professionals and there isn’t a mayor or a general store. What we’re trying to say is that we’re a very different kind of professional services firm where culture is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We employ about 2000 people across Canada, and we truly care about helping our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a special organization that’s purpose driven and as we grow we always want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is (ours is grape, just so you know).

As a Receptionist your responsibilities will include:
Reception
  • Provide reception services each day in a professional work environment and assist clients, staff, guests and vendors with general inquiries
  • Handling a software-based phone systems
  • scheduling meetings and other related events
  • Meeting room preparation and clean-up
  • Travel planning and coordination
  • Various forms of research
  • Filing, faxing, scanning and photocopying
  • Other administrative duties as required
  • Document Production & Dictation
  • Preparing, drafting, editing and formatting of letters, reports, presentations, financial statements and other correspondence using MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
Expenses & Billing
  • Preparing and tracking expense claims/submissions
  • Preparing WIP reports and bills
Calendar Management
  • Scheduling meetings and other related events
  • Preparing and assisting with meeting materials (i.e. presentations, handouts, etc)
  • Meeting room preparation and clean-up
Contact Management & Business Development Support
  • Maintaining and updating a list of contacts and prospects in MS Outlook
  • Liaising with Star Administrator to ensure new clients are entered and linked to system
  • Responding to phone calls and/or emails from clients
Other duties as required:
  • Assembly and efiling of T1's
  • Duties may include other aspects of our T1 practice
  • Training new staff on our internal systems
  • Various forms of research
  • Learning new software to assist in the administrative duties, as required
  • Other administrative duties as required
Be Grant Thornton

If you’re a bit like us, you’re driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts we before me, where flexibility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues have your back. At Grant Thornton, you’ll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that’s when the magic happens.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Receptionist? Like the colour purple? Great. Here's a few more boxes we’re also hoping you can tick:
  • Completion of a recognized administration/office program
  • Minimum of 1-3 years previous administrative support experience is essential
  • Experience working in a professional services environment is a valuable asset
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in client service
  • Takes initiative, takes direction and works well independently
  • Keen attention to detail, efficient and accurate
  • Willingness to learn new skills
At Grant Thornton we’re focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That’s our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?

Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members – Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via careers@ca.gt.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

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