Company Secretary
£60000 - £80000 + Bonus +Benefits
City of London - Hybrid role

They are a fast expanding, ambitious leading quoted business services and consultancy firm serving the financial services and investment industry operating in UK, Europe and the USA providing a range of business support, consultancy and advisory services.

* Either a qualified accountant, UK qualified lawyer or qualified company secretary (ACIS) having held a Company Secretary role for a minimum of 3 years
* Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, particularly the UK Companies Act 1985 and 2006 (and related legislation) as well as corporate governance principles and best practices
* A high level of verbal and written communication skills
* Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people across all levels
* Attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work
* The ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
* A diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to company staff and board members
* Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
* Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work independently
* Proficient with Microsoft Office

You will run and support the board, board committees, and provide general support as well as governance advice across several jurisdictions, including UK and Ireland. Main responsibilities include:
* Assisting in running the Group's client-facing company secretarial services provider group company
* Updating statutory records, such as the register of all shareholders and directors, past and present
* Sending necessary documentation to Companies House, such as annual returns and financial statements
* Contributing to meeting discussions and advising members of the legal, governance, accounting, and tax implications of proposed policies
* Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and, thus, periodically reviewing whether the company's governance processes are fit for purpose. Subsequently, considering any improvements or initiatives that could strengthen the governance of the company
* Arranging meetings of the directors and the shareholders and providing company secretarial services to such meetings
* Preparing board packs, creating meeting agendas, and drafting meeting minutes
* Informing Companies House of any significant changes in the company's structure or management, for example, the appointment or resignation of directors
* Establishing and maintaining the company's registered office as the address for any formal communications
* Ensuring the security of the company's legal documents
* Ensure policies are kept up to date and approved by the committee
* Various ongoing ad hoc projects, including reviewing legal software solutions, handling intra-group re-orgs and assisting with Group policies (e.g. authorised signatory rules)