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Company Secretary - Sunbury - £400 per day (inside ir35)

Posted on May 26, 2021 by ABW Recruitment

Surrey, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Daily Salary

My client, an energy trading company based in Sunbury, requires a Company Secretary - Sunbury - £400 per day (inside ir35)

Purpose of role:

The Assistant CoSec role will work in close collaboration with the group CSO team supporting corporate governance accountabilities for the main listed entity to ensure the Group complies with all governance, regulatory and legal requirements.

As a key member of the Company Secretary global team, the Assistant CoSec will contribute to the team's modernisation and transformation journey, including leading the identification and implementation of automation opportunities to deliver efficient end to end workflows.

Key Results/Responsibilities expected from role

The role covers a broad range of day-to-day company secretarial activities in the clients secretariat, working primarily under the direction of an Assistant CoSec, with significant collaboration across the rest of the clients global CSO.

The role will suit a qualified/part-qualified company secretary/governance professional who has experience gained in a similar role within a listed company. In terms of personal attributes, the individual should be proactive, organised and collaborative in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail.

The key granular areas of responsibility are listed below, with a few examples to illustrate:

    Listed plc share capital management, including:

      • Daily share capital, treasury capital and share premium tracking
      • Preparation and filing of Companies House forms
      • Preparing RNS announcements associated with share capital (eg TVR, share buybacks)

        Supporting on shareholder management activities, including:

          • Drafting or reviewing responses to shareholder correspondence, working closely with the clients registrar
          • Analysing and drafting s.116/s.793 requests
          • Reviewing updates to be made to the clients share centre

            Directors and PDMRs:

              • Preparing RNS announcements and Companies House filings associated with directors and PDMRs (director appointments and resignations, PDMR share dealing etc)
              • Reconciliation and maintenance of share interest records
              • Review, maintenance and as required, dissemination of relevant information on share interests (eg vestings)

                Dividend process: pre-work and post-governance meeting compliance for the plc dividend process - including:

                  • Preparing of the dividend timetable
                  • Drafting announcements, payment order forms and website updates
                  • Updating relevant dividend records
                  • Reviewing waiver letters, funding letters, dividend stationery etc

                    Entity management

                      • Legal entity management system user management and support (as the system administrator), in line with internal control standards
                      • Maintaining the clients information on the Legal Entity Management system
                      • Reviewing 6K batch filing
                      1. Bank mandates: drafting instructions in respect of CSO managed bank mandates
                      2. Proactively driving and supporting the delivery of a broad range of assigned CSO projects and strategic priorities
                      3. Insider list management

                      Key challenges faced on the role

                      • Keeping informed technically with regulatory requirements and ensuring compliance.
                      • Liaison with other client functions and representing the Company Secretary's office internally and externally with third parties.

                      Key Skills & Capabilities

                      • Good working knowledge of the UK Corporate Governance regime and corporate legislation
                      • Knowledge of UK and US listing regime
                      • Demonstrable experience in a listed Company Secretarial role
                      • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
                      • Ability to work in a team and in a collaborative environment
                      • Ability to build credible and effective relationships
                      • Ability to carry out research independently and provide recommendations
                      • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, complex business
                      • Good commercial skills
                      • Organised and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment


                      • Fully or part qualified chartered secretary, lawyer or chartered accountant or equivalent professional qualification


                      • Experience in a p.l.c Company Secretary environment
                      • Previous experience in global energy/or mining sector is desirable but not required

                      Reference: 1207749065

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