CIB Operations - Corporate Secretarial Services - Company Secretary -Associate - Edinburgh

Location:Edinburgh
Job Type:Full Time
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Company Secretary – Associate

Position Summary

J.P. Morgan is seeking to recruit an experienced qualified company secretarial professional to take direct responsibility for the provision of company secretarial services to our clients. Candidates must have a high level of experience attending and minuting board and committee meetings and be able to demonstrate that they have current/previous experience facing off directly to senior board members and senior client representatives.

Key responsibilities

Operational

  • Preparation of board and committee papers

    • Attendance at board and shareholder meetings

      Drafting of minutes of meetings

      Preparation and release of company announcements to the London Stock Exchange

      Timetabling, drafting and proofing of annual & interim financial accounts

      Oversight

      Review and sign-off of statutory filings

      Review and sign-off of share buy backs, issuances & conversions

      Review and sign-off of month end reporting to the AIC

      Liaison with 3rd party payroll providers

      Client/Service Delivery

      Ensure timely delivery of all client outputs (including those originating from outsource service

      partners)

      Adopt flexible approach to ensure client deadlines are met

      Recommend and/or initiate corrective action when service levels fall short of standard

      Proactively work to maintain and enhance client relationships

      Assist with the planning of client meetings and visits

      Assist with the take on of new business

      Control/Risk

      Ensure full functional understanding of (and compliance with) operational risk processes & controls

      Identify and remediate any risk issues in accordance with internal risk policies

      Supervise the preparation of procedures & checklists and conduct ongoing review of existing procedures & checklists

Qualifications

ICSA qualified

Experience providing company secretarial support within financial services

Listed investment company experience would be highly advantageous

Technical knowledge of:

oUK Companies Act

oFCA Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure & Transparency Rules

oFRC / AIC Codes of Corporate Governance

Technical knowledge of Guernsey and Jersey legislation and regulations would also be advantageous

Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills - both written and oral

Ability to liaise effectively with peers and clients at various level of seniority

Must be pro-active and responsive

Must have the ability to work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines

Additional information

The individual should be self-motivated, innovative, analytical and be able to work well on their own or within a team environment.

From time to time, the individual will be required to manage the team in the absence of senior managers.

The individual must be able to travel to attend both UK and offshore board meetings as required.