Job Overview

Senior Assistant Company secretary - Specialty GI Broker

Location: City of London, London Salary: Negotiable
Type: Permanent Contact: Tara Robinson
Posted: 9 days ago

Exciting opportunity to join the global legal function of this expanding speciality broker.

Providing support to the Group Company Secretary with all Company Secretariat matters affecting the firm both within the UK and overseas, this is broad and varied role offering exposure to senior management and a number of interesting projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Organisation and scheduling of Board and Board Committee meetings and events for all active entities in the Group as well as other formal committees and working groups. Preparation and distribution of appropriate agendas and supporting papers in physical and electronic format on a timely basis for each relevant meeting.
  • Ensure that each of the Group entity Boards are managed effectively and have high quality information available to fulfil their governance responsibilities.
  • Produce minutes of meetings, together with action points, on a timely basis as required. Ensure decisions and action points are followed up and support the Group Company Secretary in managing the annual calendar.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Group's statutory registers and ensuring the timely filings of returns, financial statements and statutory filings.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and corporate governance best practice and ensuring that the firm is compliant with applicable laws and regulatory requirements in the UK and in local jurisdictions.
  • Provide company secretarial assistance in relation to projects impacting the firm.
  • Support the Group Company Secretary in the Group's periodic capital raising, in particular working with employee and private equity shareholders on the mechanics of and documentation of capital raising.
  • Assist in maintaining the company's share register and answer queries around equity as and when required.
  • Ensure governance is consistent with regulatory requirements in the UK and in local jurisdictions.

Skills and Experience:

  • Fully ICSA/CGI qualified (ACIS/FCIS)
  • Solid technical experience gained within a busy Company Secretarial function, ideally within Financial Services
  • Strong governance background
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision without confusing delegation with authority.
    • Operates transparently and openly, sharing information with colleagues whilst keeping confidentiality.
  • Confidence to interact with senior stakeholders including Board, senior executives and key external stakeholders such as investors and auditors.
  • Familiarity with share option plans and equity schemes desirable
  • Strong drive and resilience under pressure.
  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to cope with and manage change and disruption effectively.
  • High standard of accuracy, presentation and attention to detail.
  • IT and internet literate, primarily in MS Office, Adobe, Diligent Entities, Board portals and similar applications.
  • Law degree desirable

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.