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Governance Senior Associate

Governance Senior Associate

Location: London, England Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago Employment type: Permanent Sector: Company Secretarial Reference: BBBH21418_1633508746
In a growing Governance team, there is a requirement for a proactive, organised and personable Governance Senior Associate to work closely with the Senior Company Secretaries in the department and be responsible for the Junior members. They will also support the coordination of work with other departments in the wider company.


Forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow & scale in the UK. This firm is seeking to onboard a Governance Senior Associate to join their team, based in central London.

The role is challenging and varied and needs a confident, self-motivated person with great organisational skills and attention to detail. Reporting into the Head of Governance, you will be responsible for a small Junior team. Your responsibilities will extend to coordinating work across departments within the company. The Governance Team instils Corporate Governance best practices and helps our client companies comply with their obligations under Company Law & other regulations, thereby enabling them to concentrate on their core business activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
*Delivering effective and efficient Company Secretarial services across the organisation and their clients
*Establishing and maintaining relationships with clients from various jurisdictions and sectors
*As a Governance Senior Associate, responsible for coordinating a small team of Junior colleagues
*Assisting in significant corporate projects
*Responsibility for dealing with external advisors / service providers, including lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and registrars as required
*Supporting the close working relationships cross department within the company
*Coordinating and assisting with the following:
oSetting up new companies, bank account opening, registering for VAT, ICO registration and Health & Safety.
oEnsuring appropriate access to clients Bank Accounts, as well as maintain relationship with banks
oEvaluating and Brokering insurance needs for clients
oAttending Board Meetings, taking minutes and advising on Corporate Governance issues
oAdvising Directors on their duties and responsibilities and ensuring they are compliant with the statutes, constitutional documents and their company's internal governance policies
oAssisting with the UK aspects of corporate reorganisations, mergers & acquisitions, rationalisations, strike-offs
oAssisting with Employee Share Scheme matters
oArranging Know Your Client ("KYC") and People with Significant Control ("PSC") documentation and liaising with various providers, advisers and banks
oReviewing and maintaining Diligent Entities / internal corporate databases
oFiling all statutory documentation at Companies House.
RELATIONSHIPS
Key Internal Contacts: Governance Department and all Departments.

Key External Contacts: Working with Clients and Strategic Governance partners and Advisors.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA & KEY RESULT AREAS
*Yearly Objectives, both department and individual.
*Including quality of client and project delivery
*3-2-1 Feedback from peers
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
*None


The organisation is a fun, social and flexible work environment which offers opportunities for development as well as great staff benefits.


PERSON SPECIFICATION
EXPERIENCE
*3+ years' experience working within a company secretarial, governance or legal environment
*Working with international clients / companies
*Knowledge of Company Secretarial practices
Essential

Desirable
Essential
SOFT SKILLS & CORE COMPETENCIES
*Excellent inter-personal skills and a customer-driven attitude
*Strong commitment to supporting junior staff develop
*Excellent organisational skills
*High work standards, including excellent attention to detail and strong prioritisation skills
*Ability to deal confidently with demanding situations, people and requirements
*Flexible and adaptive approach to work, ability to offer pragmatic advice
*Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found here.



LANGUAGE & TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
*Proficient use of Microsoft Office software and online research tools
*An understanding or even basic proficiency in any Nordic or Central European (German in particular)
*Proficient use of a Company Secretarial Software, such as Diligent Entities (formally Blueprint)


EDUCATION
*Graduate Level or other Legal Studies



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