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Job Description

We are seeking a qualified Company Secretary to help with the continued growth of our Corporate secretarial solution in the IQ-EQ UK Corporate team. We provide corporate governance services to a diverse client base which includes listed, regulated and private companies, fund vehicles and special purpose vehicles.
The Company Secretary will be involved in providing expert services to primarily listed companies as well as advising other team members on, among other areas, the Listing Rules, the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Acts and corporate governance generally. The role will suit an individual who has gained solid experience working in a listed environment, experience in Board Support, and expert support to clients.
Responsibilities:
* Provide efficient and effective service to our client's Plc boards, their committees and subsidiaries
* Ensure our client's boards comply with all regulatory, legislative and governance best practice
* Attend to regulatory, statutory and governance reporting requirements - maintenance of corporate registers, director details and records for the entity and copies of all contracts with third parties
* Prepare and fill of all statutory submissions and annual returns of the clients
* Prepare, coordinate and release the regulatory announcements on behalf of the client companies using RNS Submit
* Board, Committee and Shareholder meetings - prepare agenda, document post meeting action points and maintain minutes
* Circulation of notices, consents, borrower approval requests and resolutions
* Review of all legal documentation regarding transaction closings and restructures including frequent contact with the client to ensure all requests are dealt with in a timely manner
* Timely update of ICSA Blueprint Company Secretarial records and manage the statutory filings and administration following any statutory change of company details
* Ensure statutory compliance with the Listing Rules, Companies Act and other regulatory requirements
* Liaise with external providers of professional services including lawyers, auditors and registrars, as required
* Review of documents being submitted to the Boards
* Provide guidance to the Boards/management on any new applicable law/regulations
* Manage regular share allotments, capital reductions, share transfers and share consolidations/subdivisions/re-designations
* Manage dividend payments and other distributions
* Support the provision of company or director KYC/due diligence documentation

Qualifications

* University graduate with ICSA or Law Society qualification
* Experience of servicing board and committee meetings, confident to deal with colleagues and clients at all levels, including board directors and NEDs
* Experience of complex and routine company secretarial transactions and filing using company secretarial software
* Familiar with the rules of the FCA, the London Stock Exchange and the corporate governance code
* Ability to work efficiently and within extreme tight deadlines
* Demonstrate high levels of integrity, equality and diversity
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* High level of accuracy and attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to maintain quality and focus while working through repetitive tasks
* Strong client service skills
* Ability to work independently and understand when to escalate

Additional Information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices

Source: Company website
Posted on: 24 Jan 2020
Job duration: 0 months
Languages: English
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