An AIM listed international group is looking to recruit an Assistant Company Secretary to provide support to the Group Company Secretary and Board of Directors. Responsibilities include Board support, corporate governance and subsidiary compliance for approx. 100 subsidiaries (UK and international).
This Permanent / full-time role is based at the group's collegiate head office
The Assistant Company Secretary must have a sound understanding of UK compliance requirements, excellent attention to detail and be willing to work flexibly as part of a small head office team. Good communication skills are essential, liaising with colleagues and advisers in different disciplines and locations. They must develop good working relationships with the Group Company Secretary, legal, compliance and accounting teams, the operating companies and advisers. Good organisation skills are required. Whilst not essential, the ideal candidate would have experience in a listed environment. Associate or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators would be an advantage as well as a working knowledge of Blueprint OneWorld and ChartIt. Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
* Providing support to the Group Company Secretary and Board of Directors Planning and preparation for board meetings - board calendar, agendas, collation and circulation of board papers
*Board and committee meetings - attendance and minute taking, record of matters arising and filing of paperwork
*Report and Accounts - drafting corporate governance sections and provision and verification of information; managing process with printers and registrar
*Annual General Meeting - documentation, planning and organisation, dividend and post event filings
*Corporate governance - advice and technical updates; compliance with code and related disclosures
*Annual disclosures - director's emoluments, conflicts of interest, related party transactions
*Employee share dealing - closes periods, monitor share dealing
*Website - maintenance and update of website information including Rule 26 and corporate governance disclosures
*Statutory registers and filings
*Entity management - Blueprint OneWorld and ChartIt
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