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Working As An Assistant Account Executive

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $36,720

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant Account Executive Do

An Assistant Account Executive works under the supervision of an accountant executive and is responsible for coordinating projects, communicating with vendors, and analyzing their needs. They also record, maintain, and manage customer accounts.

How To Become An Assistant Account Executive

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Education

High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.

Training

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.

Advancement

Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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Assistant Account Executive Career Paths

Assistant Account Executive
Marketing Director General Manager Account Executive
Account Director
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Marketing Director General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Manager Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Executive Business Developer
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Communications Director Marketing Director
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Program Manager Marketing Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Director Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Office Administrator Marketing Coordinator
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager General Manager Account Executive
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Specialist
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Director Director Of Sales Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Account Executive Regional Sales Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Consultant Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Sales Consultant Sales Manager
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Public Relations Marketing Manager Regional Sales Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Executive Director Of Sales Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Assistant Account Executive Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    70.3%
  • Male

    27.7%
  • Unknown

    2.0%

Ethnicity

  • White

    78.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.8%
  • Asian

    8.6%
  • Unknown

    1.5%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.6%
  • French

    12.4%
  • Mandarin

    5.5%
  • Chinese

    5.5%
  • Italian

    3.9%
  • Portuguese

    3.3%
  • German

    3.0%
  • Japanese

    3.0%
  • Korean

    2.7%
  • Cantonese

    2.1%
  • Russian

    1.8%
  • Hindi

    1.5%
  • Greek

    1.2%
  • Hebrew

    1.2%
  • Thai

    0.6%
  • Telugu

    0.3%
  • Turkish

    0.3%
  • Marathi

    0.3%
  • Samoan

    0.3%
  • Gujarati

    0.3%
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Real Assistant Account Executive Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Account Executive Spring O'Brien & Company Inc. New York, NY Sep 17, 2015 $56,349
International Assistant Account Executive TBWA Worldwide, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2011 $50,000 -
$65,000
Assistant Account Executive TBWA Worldwide, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 27, 2012 $50,000 -
$60,000
Assistant Account Executive for Government Affairs Global Communicators, LLC Washington, DC Oct 01, 2011 $49,170
Assistant Account Executive Resnicow + Associates, Inc. New York, NY Apr 06, 2015 $48,000
Assistant Account Executive Burberry Limited New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $46,675
Assistant Account Executive Young & Rubicam Inc.-Cohn & Wolfe New York, NY Aug 31, 2016 $46,000
Assistant Account Executive Theory LLC New York, NY May 30, 2016 $45,906
Assistant Account Executive Adrenalina, LLC New York, NY Oct 12, 2009 $45,000
International Assistant Account Executive TBWA Worldwide Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 25, 2010 $45,000 -
$55,000
Assistant Account Executive Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc. New York, NY Nov 25, 2009 $45,000
Assistant Account Executive Ketchum Inc. New York, NY Dec 15, 2011 $45,000
Assistant Account Executive Leo Burnett Company, Inc. Chicago, IL Aug 27, 2013 $40,600
Assistant Account Executive/Manager Arnold Worldwide LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $40,135
Assistant Account Executive (Assistant Marketing Producer) Audrey LLC New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $40,135
Assistant Account Executive (Assistant Marketing P Arnold Worldwide LLC New York, NY Sep 04, 2014 $40,135
Assistant Account Executive (Assistant Marketing P Audrey LLC New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $40,135
Assistant Account Executive Grey Global Group LLC New York, NY Sep 09, 2015 $39,183 -
$60,000
Assistant Account Executive Marina Maher Communications LLC New York, NY Aug 24, 2015 $38,979
Assistant Account Executive Nancy Behrman Communications, Inc. New York, NY Nov 28, 2016 $38,890
Assistant Account Executive Hill Holliday LLC Boston, MA Sep 04, 2014 $38,626 -
$51,834
Assistant Account Executive Nancy Behrman Communications, Inc. New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $38,355
Assistant Account Executive Nancy Behrman Communications, Inc. New York, NY Jan 08, 2016 $38,355

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Top Skills for An Assistant Account Executive

PressReleasesAccountExecutivesFacebookAccountManagementWeeklyStatusReportsTwitterCustomerServiceCreativeBriefsPressMaterialsCreativeDevelopmentClientRelationsProjectManagementCompetitiveAnalysisFactSheetsEventPlanningMarketResearchSpecialEventsClientAccountsClientMeetingsNewProductLaunches

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Top Assistant Account Executive Skills

  1. Press Releases
  2. Account Executives
  3. Facebook
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted press releases, pitches, and media alerts covering events, launches, and seasonal tips and trends.
  • Charged with assisting account executives to manage national consumer brand accounts across lifestyle and other verticals.
  • Managed Facebook community during crisis that received national attention.
  • Provided account management, detailed budget tracking and billing reports.
  • Created and presented custom weekly status reports that analyzed changes, trends, and benchmarks to identify best practices.

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