The personal assistant (PA) secretary profession used to have responsibilities that are limited to making coffee for the boss, typing documents, and shorthand. Times have changed, though. With numerous opportunities for training and development, introduction of electronic office equipment, and exposure to various tasks and settings, the PA secretary is now being assigned a number of essential functions that contribute to effective office operations. Therefore, if you are thinking of taking up this job, you need to develop multiple skills to make it to the top.
This course will teach you all about the duties and responsibilities of the PA secretary, office systems, equipment and procedures, diary management, business communication, arranging and organising meetings, and dealing with executives. You’ll also navigate through basic accounting concepts, such as financial statements, accounting systems, cash flow, profit and loss, transaction classification, just to name a few.
Because medical emergencies can occur anytime in the office setting, it pays to know how to effectively respond when such situations arise. As such, on top of teaching you how to carry out basic secretarial and accounting functions, the course will also give you comprehensive information on first aid, including its importance, essential materials and supplies, and proper administration of first aid treatments and techniques on various conditions and situations.
This course is intended to equip you with the tools that will enable you to: (a) become familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the PA secretary; (b) perform various PA secretary functions according to standards; (c) perform basic accounting tasks, such as creating financial statements, analysing, classifying and organising transactions, managing budget and doing bank reconciliations; and (d) quickly and effectively take action when a medical emergency arises by administering first aid treatment.