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Company Secretary

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    HR & Executive Support

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tracy Freeman

  • Contact email:

    Tracy@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH17015_1618052591

  • Published:

    6 months ago

Our Client who is an Asset Management Consultancy is looking to hire a Company Secretary to join their team.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Company Secretary to run and support our board, board committees, and provide general support as well as governance advice across several jurisdictions, including UK and Ireland.

Main responsibilities

  • 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
  • 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

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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
  • Attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work
  • A diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to company staff and board members
  • Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
  • Have one or more of the following:
    • Currently a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, or the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting
    • Previously held the role of company secretary for 3 years
    • A barrister, advocate, or solicitor (admitted in any part of the UK)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

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