An ACG trainee role offers you the chance to earn whilst studying for a professional qualification. In addition to earning a highly competitive annual salary, you will learn the practical aspects of corporate governance whilst studying towards becoming an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (ACG). You will receive excellent training, combining support with your exams, practical training courses and regular reviews of your work experience. You will have the benefit of working for a small organisation, which values you as an individual and work on a range of activities, supporting our Senior Company Secretarial Manager and Assistant, with a good range of work.
The ACG trainee will support the company secretarial Senior Manager to deliver an excellent service to our clients. The Senior Manager, together with his experienced Assistant, will support you in your development and guide you through the functions they are responsible for and you will also have the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of company financial administration.
Key responsibilities and tasks:
- Annual and event-driven compliance matters – including Companies House filings such as accounts, confirmation statements, director changes
- Support with corporate record maintenance such as building out Blueprint to fully cover overseas companies and ongoing updates such as director and officer changes or acquisitions and disposals
- Drafting and maintaining corporate structure charts using Visio
- Taking minutes of meetings
- Support on projects, including legal entity formation and restructuring
- Corporate simplification work (e.g. company strike-offs / liquidations)
- Administrative matters such as assisting with post and archiving
- Ad hoc project support in order to support the delivery of the team’s workload.
- Document preparation and execution;
- Payment processing in line with bank mandates; and
- General administration
The successful candidate will:
- Be educated to Degree level with a strong academic background;
- Degree Result Required: Minimum of a 2:2
- Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in corporate governance, and be committed and motivated to study;
- Have a desire to learn and develop, and contribute positively to the team and wider firm;
- Have excellent attention to detail;
- The ability to work with numerical information, plus analytical and problem solving skills;
- Have strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
- Have excellent organisational skills and ability to manage workload.
Good IT skills are desirable, though training in our systems and processes will be provided.
Your working week will be Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. We offer flexible working with core hours of 10.30am to 4.30pm (3.30pm on Friday), to promote wellbeing and enable you, bearing in mind commercial needs, to start early or finish late. Our standard office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm and we expect you to be office based at least 60% of the week.
You will be entitled to 22 days annual leave together with all bank holidays. Should a course clash with a bank holiday or your study be evening or weekends, you will be entitled to time off in lieu. The office closes over the Christmas break and you will be asked to save 3 or 4 days holiday to cover the closure from Christmas Eve to the New Year.
You will qualify and be auto-enrolled in our NEST pension scheme, currently the firm pay an enhanced contribution of 6% of your qualifying earnings, and you must pay a minimum of 2%. If you elect to opt out, we are flexible and the same contribution is available to be paid into your personal pension scheme.
Other benefits available to all include: one week paid leave for charitable works each year which can be taken flexibly; coffee, teas and fruit available throughout the offices, facility to use the cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, you can buy or sell annual leave and take part in free fitness classes.