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Company Secretary Senior Officer - Listed Clients

Location: 

London, GB

For our office in London, we are searching for an experienced company secretarial professional with listed experience to join the Company Secretarial department. We offer a friendly, dynamic, and international corporate atmosphere as well as the benefit of customized training adapted to your needs throughout your career.

YOUR ROLE:

  • You will have day to day responsibility for a portfolio containing a mix of corporate entities including private and listed companies (with a strong focus on the listed companies) and will act as one of the main points of contact for all matters relating to the clients;
  • You will be responsible for up to date technical knowledge and ensuring operational excellence is delivered to clients; and
  • You will provide support, guidance, development and review work produced by junior team members.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Takin care of the day-to-day company secretarial operations of a portfolio of listed and private companies managed by Alter Domus;
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with listed companies with the current team and training the team members;
  • Providing board support and ensuring the smooth operation of the Board meetings, Annual General Meetings, Audit Committees etc. to include assisting with the preparation and presentation of board papers;
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual and interim financial report and liaising with both internal and external parties; assisting on drafts of strategic reports, directors remuneration policy, S.172 statement and others;
  • Ensuring compliance with the continuing obligations of the Listing rules;
  • Assisting with the preparation and publication of announcements with the stock exchange (RNS announcements);
  • Maintenance of the company’s statutory records, assisting with the Companies House filings and more generally with any ad-hoc corporate event (e.g. change of director, share allotments, amendment of articles etc.);
  • Corresponding with various stakeholders (client, NEDs/directors, registrar, stock exchange, accountant, auditors, compliance, depositary etc.);
  • Advising on best practice including enhanced governance aspects for listed companies;
  • Monitoring the legislative, regulatory and corporate governance developments;
  • Monitoring of Know Your Customer/Due Diligence on investors and any other relevant stakeholder;
  • Ensuring operational processes are delivered to a high quality and in a timely manner;
  • Managing priorities and critical decisions and supporting the team and peers.

YOUR PROFILE:

  • ICSA/CGI qualification or equivalent university degree, or part qualified with substantial expertise in a similar role;
  • 3 years or more of relevant experience (company secretarial role including listed work);
  • Prior experience in professional services would be a strong asset;
  • A good working knowledge of the Companies Act 2006 including the ability to research and provide advice on corporate governance matters;
  • Good knowledge of listed companies aspects including enhanced governance rules, corporate governance code, directors duties, terms of reference, AGMs, audit committees, RNS announcements; Market Abuse Regulations, DTR5 etc.;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills along with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to interact with a number of stakeholders, including Directors, NEDs, registrar, clients, accountants and senior management;
  • Excellent technical skills including strong board support skills;
  • Possess team spirit, the capacity to build strong relationships, and take initiative to act without waiting for direction when appropriate;
  • Organised with an eye for detail;
  • Ability to prioritise, work well under pressure and exercise independent judgment;
  • Demonstrate commitment to deliver excellent client service.

 

ABOUT US

Independent and possessing more than fifteen years' experience in its field, Alter Domus has become a leader in corporate and management services for private equity & infrastructure and real estate funds as well as listed and unlisted companies.

Our staff of over 3,300 people also provides fund administration and financial reporting services. We mentor and develop our employees’ technical knowledge and practical skills. We also champion commitment and a customer-oriented mindset.

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