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Company Secretary

Company Secretary

Job Title: Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH15971_1501075081
Contact Name: Leena Myers
Contact Email: leena@dmjcosec.com
Job Published: July 26, 2017 14:18

Job Description

Reputed city law firm seek a proficient Company Secretary to join this team of 4.

The role:
You will provide a high quality company secretarial service to clients on a full range of matters to the London based Corporate Team

Your key duties will be:
 taking responsibility for your own portfolio of clients and reporting into the head of the company secretarial department
 assisting partners with providing high quality legal services to clients on a broad range of company secretarial work
 providing administrative support set out in company law and articles of association
 providing administrative support to the company secretarial practice by filing forms with Companies House, ensuring that clients are compliant with their obligations and that all statutory filing deadlines are met
 complying with company's internal regulations and legislation; maintaining records; providing administration support for the board and general meetings including filing appropriate forms at Companies House
 updating and maintaining statutory registers held on Blueprint, and where required, physical statutory books
 complying with legislation, including preparing and filing statutory returns, and maintaining the documentation of statutory records
 demonstrating a sound understanding of the Companies Act 2006, Listing Rules and AiM rules for listed companies, complying at all times with procedures contained within the firm's Quality Procedures Manual and such other internal sources
 maintaining good file management including electronic and paper storage
 responding to client queries, taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries where appropriate  keeping abreast of all professional developments in own area of work and undertaking such training as required
 ensuring confidentiality and security of all documentation/information belonging to the firm and clients
 undertaking projects and any other tasks as directed by the line manager
 ensuring personal time recording and billing targets are achieved
 ensuring that all chargeable work on client matters is properly entered and charging units accurately recorded
 supporting other team members generally in relation to the conduct of matters and in particular drafting of routine documents
 maintaining good working relationships with clients
 maintaining good working relationships with other key advisors to our clients; i.e. auditors, registrars, pension providers, banks etc.
Skills and experience you will have:
 ideally a minimum of 12 months previous experience in a similar role
 experience dealing with public and private limited companies with key focus on companies listed on the main market, AiM and NEX
 experience attending board and committee meetings and drafting of minutes  experience in AGM procedures for public limited companies
 good practical knowledge of Companies Act 2006
 good practical knowledge of Corporate Governance

Key competencies you will need:
 confidence working with and advising boards of directors
 excellent time management and organisational skills
 the ability to prioritise work effectively and work well under pressure