Deputy Company Secretary - London - Fixed-term

Legal, London

Deputy Company Secretary - London - Fixed-term

Legal, London

Ebury is a Global FinTech: we apply new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes. This allows small and medium-sized businesses to trade and transact internationally by eliminating boundaries related to more traditional procedures. 

Founded in 2009, we are now positioned among the fastest-growing companies in the sector! Headquartered in London, we have more than 1000 staff covering over 50 nationalities (and counting!) working across more than 27 offices worldwide and serving more than 45,000 clients every day. 

Hard work pays off: Ebury has just received a £350 million investment from Banco Santander and has won over 20 internationally recognised awards such as the Growing Business of the Year 2019: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) and Financial Times: 1000 Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies (which we have been awarded twice: 2017 and 2019!).

None of this would have been possible without what we’re most proud of: our great community. Enthusiastic, disruptive and collaborative teams, always ready to innovate and revolutionize the fast-paced Fintech dimension. 

Show the world what Ebury is made of.  Ready to join the revolution?

Ebury is looking for its first Deputy Company Secretary to provide high quality, professional company secretarial services to the Ebury group both in the UK and overseas and promote good corporate governance throughout.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual who is keen to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing company which is focused on building the Ebury brand.  The person who fills this role will report to the General Counsel.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the relevant chairs of the boards and committees to plan the annual calendar of work for boards and committees.
  • Arranging, preparing meeting packs for, attending and minuting committee and board meetings across the Ebury group.
  • Maintaining action logs arising out of meetings and driving completion of actions by accountable executives.
  • Advice on company secretarial procedures, drafting of board and shareholder resolutions and execution of corporate actions.
  • Implementation and maintenance of company secretary software.
  • Assisting with the incorporation of new entities in various jurisdictions. 
  • Monitoring compliance of subsidiaries and branches with local law requirements.
  • Oversight, liaison and review of performance of company secretarial services provided by third parties performing legal entity management.
  • Filing statutory accounts including maintaining a timetable, liaising with the finance department and auditors, arranging board approvals and timely filing with the Companies House.
  • Advising on corporate governance best practice and making recommendations to boards or committees impacted by changes in applicable governance requirements.
  • Assisting with insurance renewal processes.

Key skills requirements include:

  • Significant experience as a company secretary, preferably in the financial services sector and within organisations with cross-jurisdictional operations. 
  • ICSA qualified.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, particularly UK company law, and corporate governance best practice.
  • Good understanding and previous experience of implementing company secretarial software.
  • Confident stakeholder management and experience of working with board/C-Suite stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing competing priorities.
  • Able to deliver quality written reports or minutes with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to design and implement new ways of working, based on company secretarial and corporate governance best practice.
  • Ability to take ownership and drive projects forward.

Interested?

Apply today to change the FinTech Industry