Our accountancy practice client has an established company secretarial department which looks after c.1,000 companies.
They currently have a team of two in their secretarial team. They now seek to recruit someone to join to take over from one of the team who is looking to retire over the next 12 months.
Your role will be to manage the department, be pro-active and work effectively with the partners, and other members of the team. Someone who has the confidence to deal with statutory matters as they arise. None of the company secretarial work is for listed clients and there are very few that have a long list of investor shareholders so most of the work is relatively straightforward although they would be looking for someone who has the ability to deal with company reorganisations, share buybacks and cancellations and similar matters that they are likely to come across.
Some of the responsibilities are set out below by way of a job specification, essentially you will be managing a company secretarial department of two people in a busy accountancy practice.
Management of company secretarial matters for all clients (c. 1000 limited companies) and LLP clients (c.50).
Preparation of annual confirmation statements for clients for whom we prepare them
Dealing with other statutory matters including drafting minutes, companies house filings, share allotments/cancellations, company voluntary strike off, company incorporations
Knowledge of other matters such as share buy backs, changes to share classes, redemption etc.
The role would suit a candidate with strong technical skills, experienced in the use of outlook, excel, word and someone used to managing deadlines and ensuring all filings are made.