Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Location: London, England Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago Employment type: Permanent Sector: Company Secretarial Reference: BBBH21743_1641312896
This law firm considered to be a leader within their area of specialism seeks to onboard a Senior Assistant CoSec role to work as part of this small, highly regarded secretariat function.

Working in this newly developed role you'll be able to develop the role as you progress, working closely with and supporting the Company Secretary and the Governance Director to ensure that the firm makes effective and efficient decisions in a legal and regulatory compliant way.

You will be a central pillar in the re-design and continuous improvement of their Corporate Governance Structure and in a number of exciting and career defining projects that are seen by the Board as pivotal in supporting the future growth of the business.

This is a Group role supporting the Main Board, Board Committees, the LLP, subsidiaries and Management Committee and not a client facing role.

About the role:

Assisting with the Group Board and Committee meetings, including preparing and drafting annual meeting plans, agendas, reports and papers for distribution prior to the meetings, liaising with non-Executives, Executive Directors and executive management and external parties as required and attending meetings where necessary.
Providing company secretarial support to Group Committees and subsidiary boards (including SRA and FCA regulated entities) including organising, preparing agendas and papers for and taking minutes (taking into consideration legal and regulatory responsibilities and reporting requirements) at meetings, advising as secretary to the sub-committee and subsidiary boards
Supporting the Chairs as required and as needed on regulatory and governance developments and best practice
Overseeing the creation and maintenance of schedules of Board and Committee meetings and maintaining rolling agendas.
Ensuring that statutory records, board and committee minutes are maintained and liaising with external company secretarial administrators and registrars in relation filings and group company minutes.
Undertaking various corporate governance projects as required, including but not limited to reviews of terms of Reference and Matters Reserved for the Board, oversight of project insider lists, annual reporting requirements.
Supporting all year end work including the production of the annual report and notice of AGM, the AGM itself, share grants and exercises, Board and Board committee evaluations and external auditor evaluations

The ideal candidate

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or ICSA qualified at Associate level. You will have a solid background of working in a company secretarial role and have a number of years' experience, will have prior experience of subsidiary management, meeting support and minute taking in a listed environment. You will have a thorough working knowledge of UK Listing rules and associated codes and regulations. Professional or Financial Services experience would be desirable for the role as would experience of law relating to partnerships. However these are not essential.

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