Administrative Assistants are employed in many different industries to provide organisational support to managers, executives and department heads. They are responsible for a wide range of clerical and office duties and help to ensure the efficient operation of the department or company.
Most of the tasks performed by an Administrative Assistant are focussed on managing the distribution of information within a department or office. This typically involves answering phones, sending and receiving emails, maintaining filing systems and taking memos. Admin Assistants also schedule meetings, book travel arrangements and greet clients and customers.
Administrative Assistants create and manage spreadsheets and databases, produce reports and presentations and ensure maintenance of office supplies and equipment. They may also liaise with vendors, manage stockrooms or libraries and compile research and data from various sources.