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Company Secretary (Statutory Compliance / Good Governance / ACIS) – Johannesburg South Africa

Johannesburg, Gauteng
Reference Number:  DVM
Job Description:
The client is a financial services & investment group operating across the African continent.  The main purpose of the role will be to ensure statutory compliance and good governance across all the companies within the Group.
  • Manage the company secretarial operations across various countries and operational companies in Africa.
  • Work closely with the group compliance team to ensure compliance with all local legislation in various countries.
  • Serve as the Secretary to the Group Tax Committee, Group Audit Committee and Group Capital Advisory Committee.
  • Update and maintain group organograms, committee terms of reference, board charters, delegation of authority framework.
  • Ensure compliance with stock exchange requirements for listed companies within the Group, compliance with local corporate governance rules such as King III/IV, CMA Corporate Governance Rules (applicable in Kenya and Uganda) and various other legislation across operational countries.
  • Set up new companies, amend Memoranda and Articles/MOI, and deregister companies as per business requirements.
  • Induct new directors and provide training and continuous development for directors.
  • Monitor changes in laws and advise boards on impact of these changes.
  • Liaise with external auditors, lawyers, registrar of companies and regulators.
  • Review financial statements for statutory compliance and accuracy of statutory information.
  • Administration and maintenance of Group companies' secretarial records.
  • Preparation and timeous lodgment of all statutory and other relevant returns with registrar of companies.
  • Drafting of director resolutions and minute taking.
  • Planning the annual meeting calendar for the entire Group
  • Preparation of meeting agendas and ensuring correct compilation and timeous distribution of meeting packs.
  • Provide effective administrative company secretarial support to the boards and their committees.
  • Maintain suitable and adequate documentation of all work performed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all tasks executed.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • South African citizen
  • An Associate (ACIS) or Fellow (FCIS) member of the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA).
  • Candidates MUST be a qualified Chartered Secretary (ACIS - Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators).
  • An undergraduate law degree (such as B.Proc, B. Juris, LLB) with Company Law as a subject will be advantageous.
Experience / Background Preference:
  • The company will only look at candidates who have no less than SIX years relevant, working experience within a Company Secretarial environment.
  • At least TWO years in a senior managerial role.
  • Experience gained and exposure to the Company Secretarial work should have been hands on.
  • Extensive experience in minute taking is essential.
  • An excellent understanding of Company Law and the ability to interpret written laws.
  • An excellent understanding of the statutory requirements relating to company formations, special resolutions, board resolutions, minutes and notice of meetings will be advantageous.
  • A strong understanding of finance is essential. As such, previous accounting or bookkeeping exposure will be highly advantageous.
  • An excellent command of English, both written and verbal is a requirement of the role.
  • Strong MS Office skills are essential.
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Thania Jaffer
Executive Recruiter: Insurance, Risk & Healthcare
CA Global Finance
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