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Corporate Officer / Company Secretary

Job Title: Corporate Officer / Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH17446WC_1543238516
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

A market leading private equity and real estate fund accounting firm is seeking a proven Corporate Officer / Company Secretary with a strong team ethic to act as the Senior within the team. You'll be responsible for day to day administration in respect of Company Secretarial services for a portfolio of clients as well as working closely with other Associates to ensure that the team have an in depth knowledge of all activities of the portfolio of clients and therefore providing support for Fund Operations duties as and when required.

**Please note, to be suitable for this role you MUST have experience of listed funds (trust, investments, private equity or real estate) **

This is a managerial (5 reports - 3 Company Secretaries, a PA and an Admin Assistant) role.

Responsibilities include:
*Performance of a broad range of Corporate secretarial duties such as co-ordination and attendance of quarterly board meetings, ad hoc board meetings and deal projects
*Attendance at and Minute writing for both quarterly and ad hoc meetings
*Ensure that all action points from meetings are disseminated and completed in a timely fashion
*Maintenance of corporate data and records
*Make statutory filings within the statutory deadlines
*Arrange Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings as required
*Arrange quarterly and ad hoc board meetings
*Establishment of corporate records for new entities
*Preparation of notices and resolutions
*Preparation of annual validations
*Preparation of statutory waivers and filing of waivers with the Guernsey Registry
*Management of Client/ Counsel's expectations
*Provide support to other Associates within the team ensuring all fund operation deadlines are met.
*Assistance with billing and collection for team's client portfolio
* Identify areas to improve own and Associate knowledge and skills and actively seek assistance. Constantly review and, where necessary, re-prioritise own activities
*Attend seminars and workshops to enhance professional and technical knowledge. Ensure that this knowledge is shared to benefit staff as required
* Assistance with the collation of Client Due Diligence for new clients.

To be suitable for this role you'll have experience/skills in the following areas:
*Bookkeeping and accounts
*Company Law and administration - knowledge of both Guernsey and UK company law
*Professional writing - a high standard of business writing is required for this role.
*Financial awareness - understands the principles of managing financial assets
*Relationship management - able to develop strong relationships with clients
*Commercial awareness
*Risk awareness

The candidate will ideally hold or be studying for a professional qualification such as ICSA (although this is desirable rather than essential). The post holder should have a minimum of 4 years exposure in company secretarial services. Listed Funds experience is a must

If you believe that you have the skills and experience to succeed in a role of this nature and you match the criteria above please send me your current CV with ASH17446WC in the subject line of the email.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.

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