Assistant Company Secretary

Assistant Company Secretary

Job Title: Assistant Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Reference: BBBH14839
Contact Name: Rory Strong
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 21, 2016 10:30

Job Description

A qualified or part qualified Chartered Secretary is required to join the Corporate Legal & Company Secretarial team, which sits within the European Legal & Regulatory Department. This team consists of corporate lawyers, a Senior Assistant Company Secretary and a newly qualified Assistant Company Secretary and is headed by the Head of Legal (Corporate & Company Secretarial) who reports to the General Counsel & Company Secretary.

This will be a busy and varied role enabling the successful candidate to gain exposure to an extremely wide range of experience. The role is ideally suited to an outgoing, confident individual with excellent minuting skills (either typing in meetings or shorthand) and previous experience in financial services, preferably insurance. The remit is to provide a professional and comprehensive service in relation to company secretarial matters and work as part of a small team liaising with other departments and external organisations.

You will work with the Head of Legal and the other Assistant Company Secretaries and the Company Secretarial Assistant on all day to day work and will be involved in departmental projects. You will also take ownership of a number of Board Committees and Management Groups.

General Description

*Ensuring Companies Act compliance for companies within the European Group.
*Understanding of regulatory issues such as the Senior Insurance Managers Regime
*Management of the company secretarial Blueprint database and maintenance of corporate records
*Professional support in respect of Committee and Management Group meetings - 'End to end' servicing including agenda setting, pack production, minuting etc.
*Ad-hoc projects as required e.g. entity elimination, branch and entity establishment, capital reductions, dividends etc.
*Input to corporate governance projects such as Board Effectiveness and System of Governance reviews
*Support to the Corporate lawyers in their transactional work
*Review and preparation of Powers of Attorney
*Close liaison with the finance and tax teams in respect of projects
*Assisting in updating Company Secretarial procedures, making recommendations for change in respect thereof and updating the Company Secretarial procedures manual.

Essential Requirements

*ICSA qualified or part qualified (or the holder of a Legal qualification with specialisation in Corporate Law)
*Meeting support and minuting
*Blueprint proficient
*Experience of working in business with large group structures
*Technical knowledge and practical knowledge of UK corporate law and governance including corporate restructuring, statutory account disclosures, and understanding of the Companies Act 2006.
*Ideally used to electronic Board packs - e.g. BoardVantage.