3 Jun 2024

Legal / Board Secretary at Reputable Company

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Job Description

The Board of a financial institution with very high growth prospects seeks the services of an experienced lawyer with an exceptional track record in company law and regulatory compliance

Job Title: Head of Legal / Board Secretary

Job Summary

• The role constitutes the Chief Legal Advisor of the company supervising and managing the operations of the legal department and board secretariat

Job Accountabilities

• Advises the board of directors on all legal matters
• Represents the company in court and other such fora
• Ensures all legal requirements for facilities granted by the company are complied with
• Gives legal opinion to management and other departments
• Drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements, etc for both management and board consideration
• Assists other departments including portfolio management and recoveries in loan recovery efforts against defaulting customers
• Coordinates the scheduling of board meetings and preparation of notice and agenda
• Acting as a liaison for all the board’s committees to ensure the smooth running of their activities among other responsibilities
• Keeps record of board meetings, proceedings and decisions arrived and issues the relative extracts for the information of operating units
• Coordinates the holding of AGM, arranges for the publication of the company’s annual accounts and report for AGM and filing of annual returns at the registrar general’s department
• Keeps custody of board documents, minutes, copies of agenda and the company’s seal.
• Maintains a file of signatories of the company and periodically arranges for its update

Qualification Required & Experience

• Legal practitioner with a minimum of 10 years work experience in legal practice
• Qualification in secretaryship with at least 5 years of experience in a similar role
• A good degree in business administration will be an added advantage
• Sound knowledge of all aspects of the company’s core businesses, including human resource management will be an added advantage

Person Specifications

• Practicing license as a Lawyer
• A good knowledge of the company’s law, regulation, policies and practices
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Computer literacy – Microsoft office skills
• Strong negotiation and analytical skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Good presentation and reporting skills
• Dependable and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrate knowledge of workplace practices and policies

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified applicants are to forward their applications, updated curriculum vitae and copies of their academic and professional certificates to the following email address:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 21 June, 2024

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