Graduate Trainee Company Secretarial Assistant - Advisory Firm

Posted 6 April by The Core Partnership

Overview of the Company Secretarial profession:

Are you ready to take on early responsibility? Are you keen to combine skills in law, business and finance? Are you looking for a varied role with quick progression? Why not start a career as a Company Secretary?

Company Secretaries prepare information packs for directors and chairmen, keep a record of discussions and decisions (minutes and resolutions) and undertake corporate administration (legal filings with Companies House).

Our client is a high profile advisory firm, with a dedicated company secretarial division that specialises in the provision of company secretarial services to a broad client porfolio of large UK and Global companies.

Whilst not comprehensive, responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing annual returns, co-coordinating and documenting board approval and the filing of accounts for all entities managed by the company secretarial team.
  • Assisting with a wide range of ad hoc company secretarial matters including company strike-offs, company/LLP formations, dividends, officer changes, changes to articles, share redemptions, company re-registrations, name changes, membership voluntary liquidation and Data Protection registration renewals.
  • Assisting with share allotments to investors in conjunction with fund teams, custodians and registrars.
  • Maintaining the statutory registers and minute books for all companies and LLPs using company secretarial software (Blueprint).
  • Supporting team with the annual general meeting arrangements .
  • Supporting the team with arranging board meetings for group entities.
  • Ensuring all Companies House filings are completed in accordance with statutory requirements, including accounts and annual returns for all companies.
  • Assisting with the preparation of board packs required for board meetings using specialist software.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Strong interest in the company secretarial profession and a desire to gain experience to launch a future career in the profession.
  • Previous company secretarial experience through employment or a placement would be advantageous but is not essential as full training and study leave support will be given.
  • Strong degree level academic background; a 2:1 LLB Law degree or similar is advantageous.
  • Personable, discrete, confident, articulate and able to establish strong relationships with individuals at all levels of seniority.
  • Highly organised, thorough, demonstrates good attention to detail and a proactive, flexible approach.
  • Good IT skills to include, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and ideally Excel.

Does this sound like you? Apply today to find out more!

Required skills

  • Finance
  • Law

Application questions

Do you hold a 2:1 or higher in an undergraduate bachelor's degree?
Do you intend to embark on a Company Secretarial career?

Reference: 34847571

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