• Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: December 8, 2021


Location Halifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:
Req # 7090

Join our award winning culture. Picture of the Grant Thornton Talent Attraction team. 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 large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That’s what’s most important to us. We’re building a thriving organization that’s purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.

As a Receptionist your responsibilities will include:
• Ensuring Reception is opened/closed appropriately and in a timely manner
• Answering the software-based telephone in a professional manner, and transferring the caller to the appropriate business unit or colleague
• Greeting and welcoming each guest in a friendly and inviting manner
• Receiving and securing cash, cheques, debit/credit card payments
• Maintaining proper office appearance and cleanliness.
• Managing boardroom bookings and catering requirements including set-up, and clean-up for meetings and office events
• Providing assistance with the preparation of meeting materials (i.e. presentations, handouts etc)
• Managing mail and courier requirements for delivery and pickup, including signing for couriers, completing the waybills and other necessary documentation
• Various forms of research
• Preparing and tracking expense claims/submissions
• Completing other administrative duties as required

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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 flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to 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!

Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day? Read our colleagues’ stories at

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 considered an asset
• Minimum of 1-3 years experience in receptionist or equivalent roles
• Excellent telephone, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work effectively under pressure
• Ability to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
• Takes initiative, takes direction and works well independently
• Keen attention to detail, efficient and accurate

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?

Effective November 1, 2021, Grant Thornton has established a Vaccination Policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Newly hired colleagues must be fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status, or request and be granted an exemption to the policy, as a condition of employment.

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 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.