Our award winning company secretarial business - Company Matters, is one of the largest company secretarial providers in the UK and is well-known for its expertise in corporate governance advisory services and company secretarial administration.
With offices in the UK and Australasia we support domestic and international clients with all aspects of their company secretarial and governance needs and have a long-standing reputation of providing class-leading services to UK listed businesses. Our particular specialism is supporting companies through IPOs and working with Investment Trusts.
As a Consultant you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, including high profile listed companies, providing end to end support, covering board facing responsibilities, statutory and regulatory compliance, governance and best practice advice.
Key Accountabilities and Main Responsibilities
Full support to private and listed company Boards and committees, including attendance at the meetings in a minute taking and advisory capacity
Providing advice and guidance on corporate governance best practice to a diverse portfolio of clients including the preparation of reports as required
Ensuring compliance with all Stock Exchange requirements including all listing, statutory and regulatory requirements, stock market announcements and compliance with Market Abuse Regulations (MAR)
Drafting and reviewing the non-financial sections of Annual Report and Accounts, and project managing the process where appropriate for our clients
Organising and managing the annual and other general meetings, including the preparation of all relevant notices
Regulatory , statutory and governance reporting requirements - maintenance of corporate registers, director details and records for client entities
Preparing and filing of relevant statutory submissions and returns on behalf of clients
Preparing, coordinating and releasing regulatory announcements on behalf of client companies using a range of RIS portals
As a qualified member of our team you will oversee and review the work carried out by more junior colleagues and support your Manager in the development of graduate trainees and/or part qualified team members
Team performance & development: take ownership for own performance and skill development. Where relevant, assist with mentoring/guidance of less experienced colleagues, providing input/feedback into appraisals where required
Managing change: actively participate in change, carry out any assigned tasks within the given time frame. Be aware how own activity supports and contributes to a process of change management, advise/plan accordingly
Leadership: understand and contribute to achieving the vision set out by leaders. Look for opportunities to lead within direct team. Work collaboratively within team and wider business
Link Group knowledge: have a good understanding of core business structures, processes, management and disciplines. Autonomously identify knowledge gaps and rectify. Advise more junior members of the team
Technical knowledge: autonomously identify and develop technical knowledge relevant to job role. Share knowledge gained
Business knowledge: good knowledge required on key issues in own business area. Basic knowledge required of other company propositions
Chargeable hours: autonomously maintain accurate reports of time spent on billing modules. Ensure that all time charged is justified and is in line with internal policies/procedures
Relationship management: build effective relationships within own team, identify and engage with key individuals/contacts within wider business. If client facing, build relationships with intermediaries, third parties and identify key client contacts so as to be seen as the first point of contact
Sales: identify and develop sell-on/ cross -sell opportunities with clients and support senior colleagues to deliver new name sales within the business
Influencing: achieve specific outcomes with stakeholders by building consensus and resolve conflict
Data integrity/reporting: take responsibility for quality and accuracy of own data
Mandatory training: complete all mandatory training as per the training calendar and actively remind others to do so.
Policies and procedures: autonomously and proactively ensure knowledge of and compliance with company policies and procedures and keep up to date with amendments.
Risk: ensure that all weaknesses/incidents identified in relation to service delivery/internal processes are reported to a Manager, recorded and appropriate actions are implemented
Legal & regulatory: have achieved and maintain an understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
Verbal communication & presentation: present ideas effectively, using appropriate language and tone. May present 1:1, in small or large Groups, where appropriate may present to other areas within the business or to a small number of external clients
Written communication: autonomously produce consistent, high quality work. For external clients, where required, use approved procedures and complete in accordance with SLA's.
Experience & Personal Attributes
To be considered you must be ICSA qualified and have demonstrable experience applying your working knowledge of UK company law, regulation and best practice. You will ideally have listed company, board facing and/ or investment trust experience or worked in a professional services environment within a company secretarial remit.
This role would suit someone who is looking for a diverse remit and the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally within their company secretarial career.
To be successful in our team you ll need the ability to:
Work in a fast paced setting and balance conflicting deadlines.
Integrate into a dynamic team and work in a collaborative manner
Think commercially and want to contribute to a growing business