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Entity Governance & Compliance - Associate

Posted: 19 May 2022 Closes: 22 Jun 2022
Belfast Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 176431145

Who are we?

Our Operate business helps organisations transform and run complex operational processes that often create challenges and hinder their progress. Harnessing the power of tech and data to drive performance, Operate brings together innovative minds with a distinctive mix of subject matter knowledge and operational skills to deliver results that make the difference. We work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide in delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions. Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow's skills to drive success for our clients today.

About the Role

This role is within our Entity Governance & Compliance team for a gradudate associate level candidate who would like to gain experience in the field of corporate governance and compliance. We help our clients with complex business processes across a number of areas with a specific focus on risk, legal and compliance. This team is part of a fast-growing and exciting services area so we're looking for someone enthusiastic to join our team and help us continue on our journey.

The responsibilities will vary depending on client need, but are likely to include:
  • Provide our clients with corporate governance and compliance support to include but not limited to: the preparation and filing of confirmation statements and dormant accounts, drafting of minutes, incorporation of entities, director and officer changes, share allotments and transfers, drafting of powers of attorney, and conducting entity health checks
  • Managing relationships with PwC's Entity Governance and Compliance clients where we have been engaged to provide governance and company secretarial support on a global basis for multinational groups usually headquartered in the UK or the US
  • Ensuring that we are delivering support through this network of teams in accordance with the Global Operating Frameworks and the KPIs as agreed with our clients
  • In particular, monitoring compliance to ensure that subsidiary companies around the world are being maintained in good legal standing and any corporate activities, such as changes in ownership or management, are being efficiently managed and implemented within timescales agreed with clients
  • Maintenance of legal entity management databases such as Diligent Entities or GEMs
  • Monitor and track compliance requirements on behalf of clients and ensure new requests are approved and completed within the agreed timeframes
  • Maintain annual compliance calendars to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Manage the billing process for completed work

Essential skills and experience
  • Excellent academic background, minimum 2.1 Undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BSc).
  • A willingness to learn new skills and gain knowledge
  • A desire to work as part of a team with effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate an inquisitive nature which is inclined to investigate, identify issues and solve problems
  • Ability to build and maintain credible relationships with clients, and internal business partners
  • Proven experience of delivering high quality output and attention to detail

Desirable skills and experience
  • ICSA: CGI qualification or MSc Management and Corporate Governance
  • Previous company secretarial or corporate governance experience
  • Experience gained with a professional services environment and a passion for client service

Location

The role will be based in our new Belfast Merchant Square office and offers a hybrid work from home /remote option. You may be expected to undertake occasional travel where required but this can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

What's in it for you?

As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You'll therefore be included on our specific training framework, the Operate Academy, which will be tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you will complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in your role. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of soft skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership style.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service
  • Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related), or paid overtime (depending on grade)
  • 25 days' standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
  • A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs
  • Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have 'The Deal'.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity
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