• Flexible
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Job Description

Junior Company Secretary!

It’s not all about the numbers!

Traditionally accountancy has been all about numbers and commercial considerations; but not here at Haines Watts. We really strive to build lasting, valued relationships and to make a tangible and meaningful impact. It is our clients’ success that drives us and we are proactively committed to helping our clients and colleagues achieve their business and life goals in a passionate and authentic way, as these are the key traits that underpin everything we do.

At the heart of our firm is our colleagues, which is why team engagement has become more important than ever before. We have achieved 1-Star recognition from Best Companies for this and we are also one of the Top 10 best accountancy firms to work for in the UK, investing heavily in colleague wellbeing and mindfulness. As the face of the workplace has shifted since the pandemic, we have adapted and challenged what the working environment looks like for our teams, creating an environment fit for the future.

We’re committed to improving diversity and inclusion, not just in terms of background but also in terms of diversity of thought and skills. We are curious about how we can help shape the future of accountancy and advisory for the next generation which is why we decided to become a National Sponsor of the Reach Next Generation Summit, aligning our values with action.

What is the role?

As a recent LLB graduate working within our growing Company Secretarial services team based in our Esher office, you will be providing support to the date to day management of company secretarial services to a portfolio of over 300 clients and reporting to the Director of Company Secretarial.

  • To support the senior members of the team on the day to day management of the business, including the provision of company secretarial services to an existing portfolio of 300+ clients.
  • Reporting to the director of the company secretarial team, including report writing, presentations and consequent actions and follow up.
  • To support the members of the team to manage multiple projects to deadline whilst remaining flexible in approach is essential.
  • The role requires the utmost discretion, ownership, communication skills and an eye for details.
  • Liaison with partners, clients and senior staff within Haines Watts on all aspects of company secretarial practice.
  • Computer systems literate, and a good working knowledge of recognised company secretarial software programmes and company law.
  • Supporting the members in overseeing and upgrading the company’s formations website.
  • What you will need to be;

  • Be authentic in every situation and like to be connected to your team, clients and local communities
  • Like to listen and understand, to show up every day with passion and to stand up for things that matter to you
  • Be driven to succeed, take initiative and want results
  • Manage multiple projects to deadline whilst remaining flexible in approach
  • Confident in advising partners, SMEs and LLPs on their company secretarial obligations and carrying out the duties required
  • As well as the above you will be someone with interest in company law and corporate governance.

    Being literate with computer systems and having a good working knowledge of recognised company secretarial software programmes and company law would be advantageous.

    The Haines Watts Way:

    Our collective aspirations are simple:

  • We strive to build and develop valued relationships as a trusted business advisor to our clients and connections.
  • We strive to show passion for our work in helping clients achieve their goals and using our initiative to help solve problems.
  • But above all, we strive to be authentic and inclusive as part of our DNA.
  • What you get back from us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support package if applicable
  • Internal mentor and buddy system to support your career journey
  • Excellent personal development programmes to support career growth opportunities
  • Structured development as well as on the job practical training
  • Flexible benefits reward package
  • Access to our agile working policy
  • Working and learning directly from our Associate Partners and Partners
  • Ability to progress all the way to the top!
  • If you are an authentic , passionate Junior Company Secretary who values relationships and wants to secure a role within a unique top 15 accountancy firm who offer great career prospects; we want to hear from you – find out more about Haines Watts at https://www.hwca.com/

    We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CV’s are submitted to Haines Watts by any means. For any CV’s that are submitted without instruction from Haines Watts reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of agency fees.

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