An executive assistant, more commonly known as a EA, is responsible for assisting a senior positioned manager or executive in related business tasks. The more common matters handled by a EA include travel arrangements for the manager, executive or CEO, managing appointments, and conducting general correspondence tasks.
The role of a executive assistant is likened to a company secretary. What differentiates the EA from the conventional secretarial position is their focus on travel, meeting clients and personally assisting the manager with various company tasks. EA’s works irregular hours and must possess a wealth of business knowledge.