Securities Services - Company Secretary – VP (m/f/d) – London or Frankfurt

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


This is a dynamic team of company secretary experts who ensure our client’s needs are met across various UK, Jersey & Guernsey entities. We are looking for an experienced company secretary to lead the team and continue to grow the business:

Key responsibilities


  • Mentoring and development of junior members of the team


  • Review and preparation of board and committee papers
  • Attendance at board and shareholder meetings
  • Drafting of minutes of meetings
  • Preparation and release of company announcements to the London Stock Exchange
  • Timetabling, drafting and proofing of annual & interim financial accounts


  • Review and sign-off of statutory filings
  • Review and sign-off of share buy backs, issuances & conversions
  • Review and sign-off of month end reporting to the AIC
  • Liaison with 3rd party payroll provider

Client/Service Delivery

  • Ensure timely delivery of all client outputs (including those originating from outsource service partners)
  • Adopt flexible approach to ensure client deadlines are met
  • Recommend and/or initiate corrective action when service levels fall short of standard
  • Proactively work to maintain and enhance client relationships
  • Assist with the planning of client meetings and visits
  • Assist with the take on of new business


  • Ensure full functional understanding of (and compliance with) operational risk processes & controls
  • Identify and remediate any risk issues in accordance with internal risk policies
  • Supervise the preparation of procedures & checklists and conduct ongoing review of existing procedures & checklists


  • ICSA qualified
  • Experience providing company secretarial support to UK listed investment trusts & companies
  • Technical knowledge of:
  • UK Companies Act
  • FCA Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure & Transparency Rules
  • FRC / AIC Codes of Corporate Governance
  • Technical knowledge of Guernsey and Jersey legislation and regulations would also be advantageous
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills - both written and oral
  • Ability to liaise effectively with peers and clients at various level of seniority
  • Must be pro-active and responsive
  • Must have the ability to work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines

Additional information

The individual should be self-motivated, innovative, analytical and be able to work well on their own or within a team environment.

The individual must be able to travel to attend both UK and offshore board meetings as required.

We Offer (Frankfurt Only, other locations have various competitive benefits)

  • Supportive environment to combine work and family requirements: flexible work arrangements, plus special support for working parents in emergency situations with free emergency childcare services and our very own parent-child office
  • Financial stability: competitive salaries, pension provisions via the BVV and our very own pension plan as well as an accident insurance
  • Personal wellbeing: a range of offers available - from on-site medical checks and vaccinations to educational sessions and a subsidised in-house canteen, plus the option to increase your vacation entitlement to more than the standard 30 days pa
  • Create a workspace where you can be yourself: you can get involved in our local philanthropic agenda, join employee networking groups and the JPM Club for social activities
  • Build your career: benefit from our bespoke mentoring programme and a broad range of learning and development offerings.
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