Head of Company Secretarial Department (Company Secretarial Manager)




To £80,000 plus benefits

Employment Type


Posted about 04 hours ago


Due to a forthcoming retirement, this top ranked UK accountancy firm has the requirement for a fully qualified cosec to manage the  secretariat function. You will have the opportunity to work alongside the current incumbent before they leave the organisation in Spring 2024.


The Department:

The Company Secretarial Department is a small but busy area of the firm which deals with a large number of clients. It is comprised of three qualified Chartered Secretaries, an Assistant Manager as well as a company secretarial trainee, an administration assistant and a team administrator.

The work of the department covers a wide spectrum from routine confirmation statements and accounts approval minutes to share buybacks and capital reductions. The department works closely with the corporate tax, the corporate finance and the audit departments - providing company law and secretarial advice and services on a wide variety of matters. 

The Role:

The firm is looking for an individual with strong company secretarial experience in a legal or professional services environment with the CGI/ICSA qualification to join the team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The role is varied in nature and the responsibilities will include the following:
  • Management of the Company Secretarial Department
  • Setting company secretarial standards and policies for the firm
  • Overseeing the department budget and setting client fees
  • Responsibility for a portfolio of clients, both the provision of an annual compliance service and event driven transactions
  • Providing advice and assistance to other departments within the firm and other members of the Company Secretarial team
  • Providing training within the Company Secretarial team and the wider firm, as necessary
  • Other ad hoc duties in line with the role

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have wide ranging experience working in a company secretarial department within a practice environment.  They should demonstrate the following qualities:
  • A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for company secretarial law and practice together with excellent technical skills
  • The ability to be innovative and have an open and flexible approach to tasks
  • Good administrative, organisational and people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivation as well as being a good team player and able to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Commercially focussed
  • Excellent client care skills

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of UK corporate law and regulatory requirements, in particular in relation to documentation drafting and corporate record keeping in accordance with UK company legislation, and an appreciation of the upcoming corporate transparency and register reform.  The Manager of the Company Secretarial Department will be expected to set the ‘company secretarial’ tone for the firm and lead on changes necessitated by new legislation.

Experience of using Diligent Entities company secretarial software would be a distinct advantage, although, if required, training will be provided.


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