Company Secretary

Short Job Description: 

A business consultancy is looking for a Company Secretary (Corporate Compliance Officer) to conduct company secretarial services for their clients, on a project basis.  Duties will include, but not limited to: Administration of Trusts, Boards and Companies, regulatory filing, financial administration, coordination, minutes of board meetings.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Home and client office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
50% or more work from home
Main area of expertise required: 
Company Secretary
Required Qualification: 
Relevant Qualification
Estimated hours: 
10 to 20
Remuneration in ZAR: 
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Full Job Description: 

Company Secretary (Corporate Compliance Officer) job, Western Cape, South Africa

The successful candidate will work remotely (attend meetings virtually) or attend client board meetings in person (if necessary, which we anticipate will be rare). The individual would then assist with all aspects of CoSec for the client.

Normally the meetings can be anywhere from 2 -8 hours long and then the minutes and matters arising have to be produced within 7 days of the meeting.


Key Performance Areas

Administration of Trusts, Boards and Companies

Financial management of Trusts, Boards and Companies

Organisation, preparation, coordination and execution of client events


Advanced report writing and language usage skills (English)

Verbal communication (English)

Demonstrate good time management and ability to meet deadlines

Problem solving and analysis 

Organised and able to coordinate diaries

Meticulous and able to multi-task




Advanced and practiced skills in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Accounting software (e.g. Pastell)

Financial and accounting practices

Company and Trust governance

Company and Trust administration

Company's Act, King III codes of good practice and practice notes

SARS rules and regulations

Marketing and sales concepts

Advance knowledge through keeping abreast of current events and developments in the field of governance and legislation affecting companies and Trusts

Strategic planning



Minimum Qualifications required by the position:

Legal qualification – preferably LLB/M;

CIS qualification or other corporate governance experience.



Minimum Experience required by the position: 

Experience as an assistant company secretary

Conducted corporate governance for listed entities

Familiarity with administration of trusts

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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