Corporate Governance Associate

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Vistra is looking to recruit a Corporate Governance associate level candidate to join the busy company secretarial team out of our Bristol office.

The Company Secretarial (CoSec) is a large team made of up of circa 20 employees, the main purpose of the role is to provide corporate, registered office and company administration services to a portfolio of Vistra’s clients in the UK, and offshore jurisdictions. You’ll build up good working relationships with those clients and develop an understanding of their requirements ensuring that their needs are interpreted precisely and responded to correctly

 This is a permanent role, full-time 35-hour week.


  • Conduct corporate administration work with appropriate supervision ensuring that all client instructions are interpreted precisely, responded to correctly and that the client is kept regularly informed of progress and costs
  • Administer a portfolio of companies, using the services of Vistra’s international offices
  • Effectively manage the costs relating to clients’ files and provide a profitable contribution to the department and organisation
  • Ensure that all work is promptly invoiced, raising interim invoices as appropriate
  • Work closely with other members of the Company Secretarial department in identifying areas where current systems and services can be developed
  • Work closely with clients, identifying ways in which we can develop the relationship and ensure client retention
  • Ensure that files are compliant with current money laundering regulations, conduct ongoing client contact to ensure that the customer due diligence information requested is received within a reasonable time frame
  • Maintaining systems that enable us to manage and control customer due diligence activity and reporting all concerns in respect of suspicion of money laundering activity to the Compliance Officer
  • Identify, promote and develop commercial opportunities wherever possible and to keep clients informed of new products, services and changes in legislation
  • Play an active role in the key account management programme, supporting marketing, promotional and sales initiatives as appropriate
  • To carry out ad hoc duties as required


Skills, qualification and experience:

    • Educated to degree standard/Paralegal Qualification/ICSA Qualified or a minimum of 2 years work experience in corporate governance
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels.  Foreign languages would be an advantage but not essential
    • Experience in providing services to clients within a professional services/corporate, in writing and by telephone
    • Attention to detail
    • Proactive and self-motivated
    • Capable of working under pressure and with minimal supervision

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