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Asset Management – Office of the Secretary – Corporate Secretarial Analyst II Non-US

Req #: 170121919
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 2500 Pound Sterling (GBP)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPMC”) is a global leader in financial services, working in collaboration to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs globally. We operate in 100 countries and hold leadership positions across our businesses.  We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm.
The Legal Department of JPMC is responsible for the provision of legal services to the firm, and includes the Office of the Secretary (“OTS”). OTS is headed by the Corporate Secretary who reports to the firm’s General Counsel.
OTS’ mission is to promote effective and consistent governance of the firm’s legal entities and branches through its partnerships with senior management, directors, control groups, lines of business and corporate units. As part of this, it 1) promotes and drives consistent standards for Legal Entity governance that support the Firm's strategic objectives; 2) provides directors, senior management and Legal Entities with advice, support and training across corporate governance matters, including in relation to relevant laws and regulations, governance practices and legal entity management; and 3) organises board and board committee meetings and briefs directors on their legal duties and on board governance practices.
In order that OTS can continue to provide efficient advice and support to the boards, senior management, LoBs and control groups in the Europe, Middle-East & Africa (“EMEA”) region, the Office of the Secretary is seeking to recruit an Analyst to be based in the London Office.
The key aspects of the role will be to manage corporate secretarial compliance for a portfolio of legal entities established in the UK. This is a role suited to someone looking to embark on a company secretarial career.
Job Description:
  • Ensuring routine company secretarial statutory compliance for UK-established legal entities managed by OTS;
  • Coordinating and documenting board approval of statutory financial statements for UK incorporated entities that are managed by OTS;
  • Maintaining statutory registers and corporate records for legal entities managed by OTS, primarily using legal entity management systems (GEMS and Blueprint);
  • Administering the execution of documents for legal entities managed by OTS;
  • Assisting with the collation and preparation of materials for key regulated entity board and committee meetings;
  • Assisting on a wide range of company secretarial projects and activities including legal entity creation and elimination, share capital transactions and officer changes.
  • Essential: Strong degree-level academic background;
  • Essential: A commitment to pursue and complete the ICSA Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme within 3 years. Sponsorship for the ICSA qualification will be provided (subject to terms). Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate progress made towards achieving the qualification.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Essential: An interest in law, business and finance;
  • Preferred: Previous company secretarial experience (gained e.g. via placement) in a professional services or regulated environment.
Essential Skills:
  • Consistently striving for improvements in process and working practices;
  • Self-motivated, as well as a strong team player, with a keen sense of ownership;
  • Able to work proactively under own initiative, prioritise, handle time pressure and manage multiple projects at the same time with flexibility to adapt to shifting expectations;
  • Well-organised and confident, with excellent planning skills;
  • Good judgement, self-awareness, tact and discretion;
  • Sound IT skills, with a strong aptitude to learn and adapt to new technology and software.
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.

J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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