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!