Company Secretary

Posted 13 October by Mills & Reeve
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Competitive salary
Norwich , Norfolk
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Full-time, Permanent post linked to the Norwich office - Flexible Location

What does the role involve

We are looking for an extremely organised and efficient Company Secretary to be responsible for a wide variety of secretariat activities for the firm. Our Company Secretaries provide a proactive secretarial service using Diligent Entities (formerly Blueprint) to a variety of clients and are first points of call on governance issues by both the NSL and external clients; they use their experience to guide, advise and assist Boards in achieving desired results.

Who will I be working with

This role can be based in any of our offices except London. You will work with our existing Company Secretary based in Norwich with secretariat sitting within the Corporate team. You will provide support to the NSL members based in our Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich offices as well as other fee earners within other service lines across the whole firm.

Work undertaken by the team

Our secretariat team is part of our national corporate services line, which provides support to a wide range of clients including corporates, family investment companies, universities and charities.

Main Duties and responsibilities

on-going maintenance of company statutory records and share transactions

managing and inputting data on to Diligent Entities

co-ordinating and submitting filings to Companies House

company incorporations

reconstructing statutory registers

company restorations;

secretariat support on large corporate transactions

incorporation of charities and knowledge of charitable organisations

providing fee estimates and service information internally and directly to clients

drafting minutes, shareholder resolutions, and articles of association.

attending client board meetings and taking board minutes

supervision of junior colleagues and provision of training to colleagues.

Person specification

Our ideal candidate will be ICSA/CGI qualified as a minimum, with previous company secretarial experience gained within the professional services sector with a legal, financial or corporate background supporting a large portfolio of clients. You will be self-disciplined, flexible, produce work of excellent quality, a confident and friendly team player and will have a "can do" attitude with an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

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Reference: 44354887

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