Personal Assistant at BDO South Africa

  • Administrative Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 3 weeks ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 5000-10000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelors Degree
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 3 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

BDO South Africa suitably invites qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Personal Assistant to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

  • Providing professional and confidential administrative and support to the relevant department.
  • Diary management for Partners and General Office Administration
  • Manage the sending IFRS technical communication
  • Providing support to the directors by setting up of reviews, scheduling review meetings and coordinating all the resources associated with reviews.
  • Maintaining and setting up new templates
  • Providing logistical support to the Partners in the execution of his/her duties
  • Coordinating and providing training support to the directors including setting up of training on various platforms, sending out training communication, maintaining training registers for IRBA reporting, maintaining training calendar and updating of training information of HR systems
  • Processing invoices (including credit notes and release of write off invoices).
  • Organisation and booking of seminars and conferences for partners and staff including: bookings, expense requisitions, obtaining partner authorisation, follow up, sending to relevant partners
  • Organising business and private travel arrangements
  • Ensure financial statements are printed and audit reports are typed.
  • Communicating verbally and electronically with internal and external clients.
  • Liaising with courier services for both local and international deliveries as well as internal driver/messenger on deliveries
  • Input of weekly timesheets and expenses (billings) onto Great soft and keep track of hours spent
  • Dealing with Client queries and enquiries.
  • Debt collection on requests from partners.
  • Control of Petty Cash Management process
  • General Administration and any ad hoc duties/projects that will be assigned from time to time.

 Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.


  • National Diploma – Administration and Office Support/ 3-year Degree in Office Management/Secretary studies desirable


  • 3-6 years of experience as a Personal Assistant
  • Prior experience with a financial services company desirable

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Good interpersonal skills will be required to be successful in this role
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask are essential
  • Ability to prioritise and handle stress
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Assertiveness
  • A high level of initiative and ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Professionalism
  • Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team


  • Microsoft TEAMS
  • Microsoft 365
  • Excellent MS Word especially developer function, PowerPoint

How to apply: Interested and qualified? Visit South Africa

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be short listed.  

If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

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