EY Corporate Secretarial Assistant Consultant in England, United Kingdom

Title: Corporate Secretarial Assistant Consultant

Location: GB-England-London

Job Number: LON00C6C

EY’s Company Secretary (CoSec) team are looking grow to support their increasing workload. This is a great opportunity to join a global professional services firm to work with a variety of clients on exciting projects. EY will support you career & help you grow & gain qualifications such as the ICSA.

The opportunity

This is a new role that is being created as part of the growth of the Corporate Secretarial Support Services (CSS).

Our CoSec services team, which complements the work of our GCR team, provides a much needed solution to help clients manage the increasing issues they face in fulfilling their global Corporate Secretarial compliance and reporting requirements.

Our core team in London acts as a single point of contact between the client and the EY global network for all CoSec services.

Your key responsibilities

  • Being the UK Technical point person for all Corporate Secretarial matters and Know-How

  • Preparing all documentation regarding client board meetings

  • Setting of Board calendars and establishing Board room best practice for UK IPO clients

  • Advising clients on UK Compliance developments and Board room best practice

  • Attending of Board meetings

  • Preparing Board minutes & LSE announcements

  • UK Corporate Governance Code reviews

  • UK Corporate Secretarial restructuring projects

  • Drafting and amending changes to Articles of Association and Committee Terms of Reference

  • The provision of insight and advice in relation to subsidiary management trends and corporate governance best practices.

Skills and attributes for success

  • verbal and written communication skills;

  • interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels;

  • attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work;

  • the ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure;

  • the capability to work with numerical information, plus analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • a diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to high level staff & board members;

  • team working skills;

  • integrity and discretion when handling confidential information;

  • A commercial frame of mind.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • To be ICSA qualified or aspirations to work towards it

  • An interest in company secretarial role & what it entails

  • Good understanding of UK corporate governance

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • ICSA qualification

  • 1-3 years in a similar role

What we look for

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals who want to build a career as a company secretary.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Apply now.