Assistant Company Secretary, EMEA

Assistant Company Secretary, EMEA
Gdańsk
ref. no: JREQ156407

We’re looking for a talented and experienced Assistant Company Secretary to join our Legal Department. Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Our products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news service – Reuters.

 

Thomson Reuters has approximately 250 subsidiaries, representative offices and branches around the world. Several of these entities are in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This position reports to the Manager, EMEA and Asia Pacific Secretariat, who is based in London. This is a hybrid position, with flexibility for a majority of the average workweek to be remote from home.

We’re looking for a talented and experienced Assistant Company Secretary to join our Legal Department. Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Our products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news service – Reuters.

Thomson Reuters has approximately 250 subsidiaries, representative offices and branches around the world. Several of these entities are in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This position reports to the Manager, EMEA and Asia Pacific Secretariat, who is based in London. This is a hybrid position, with flexibility for a majority of the average workweek to be remote from home.

About the role

In this role as Assistant Company Secretary, you will:

  • Assist with day-to-day corporate secretarial matters for UK and other EMEA entities
  • Project manage and coordinate various corporate secretarial work in a wide range of countries
  • Draft various types of corporate agreements, resolutions and documentation, coordinate subsidiary board meetings and support internal corporate restructurings and reorganisations
  • Coordinate with other Corporate Departments, such as Tax, Treasury, HR and Accounting, as well as outside Legal Counsel and other external advisors and agents
  • Assist with information requests, corporate history matters and other questions
  • Assist lawyers and other legal professionals in the Thomson Reuters Legal Department and outside counsel with aspects of M&A transactions, customer contracts and compliance matters
  • Update global legal entity records in the company’s Blueprint OneWorld database
  • Monitor changes in applicable laws, regulations and corporate governance requirements
  • Participate in various Thomson Reuters Legal Department special projects, including technology-related initiatives to increase automation, collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Conduct online research and due diligence
  • Other duties as assigned

About You

You’re a fit for the role of Assistant Company Secretary if your background includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a company secretarial department, law firm or similar environment
  • Qualified chartered company secretary helpful, but not required. Good knowledge of the UK Companies Act and Companies House filings and maintaining books and records for UK entities in relation to corporate subsidiaries
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work across boundaries as part of a global team
  • Experience using Blueprint OneWorld or similar company secretarial software 
  • Excellent PC skills (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint); knowledge of Microsoft Teams, electronic signature software and document assembly software, a plus

What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your

personal and professional growth through:

  • COVID-19 Response: Currently, as part of our COVID-19 a majority of our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines, with the majority of our offices planning to embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work in 2022.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency.  Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.

Accessibility

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your

personal and professional growth through:

  • COVID-19 Response: Currently, as part of our COVID-19 a majority of our employees are working remotely and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines, with the majority of our offices planning to embrace a hybrid work environment consisting of in-office and remote work in 2022.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency.  Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

 



Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

 

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.

 

Accessibility

 

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

 

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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