We’re recruiting – Chartered Secretary

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow & scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

We are currently recruiting a Chartered Secretary, to join our Central London based team. The Company Secretarial Team instils Corporate Governance best practices and helps our clients comply with their obligations under Company Law & other regulations.

Within your role you will be responsible for:

  • Building relationships with clients across various jurisdictions & industries
  • Establishing UK Companies and Branches
  • Arranging Know Your Client (“KYC”) and People with Significant Control (“PSC”) documentation and liaising with various providers, advisers and banks
  • Assisting with the UK aspects of corporate reorganisations, mergers & acquisitions, rationalisations, strike-offs, and collaborating with different function lines (HR, benefits, tax, finance, etc)
  • Attending board meetings, minuting & advising on Corporate Governance
  • Assisting with setting up & administering Employee Share Scheme
  • Dealing with all Company Secretarial matters relating to your own portfolio of clients (share capital, shareholding structures etc)
  • Advising Directors on their duties and responsibilities and ensuring they are compliant with the statutes, constitutional documents and their company’s internal governance policies
  • Drafting & reviewing departmental policies & procedures
  • Keeping abreast of company secretarial best practice in company law and governance; proposing, implementing and communicating change, as necessary, within the company and to clients.
  • Supervising & mentoring junior colleagues
  • Supporting other departments with ad-hoc requests

The applicant must possess strong academic credentials (minimum of ACIS / ACG level), be a good communicator, both orally and in writing, and be able to demonstrate initiative and pro-activity.

Reporting to the Head of Company Secretarial it would be advantageous if the applicant has experience working in a professional services firm in a client facing role, preferably with an international client base. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good technical knowledge and in-depth knowledge of the Companies Act 2006, together with accompanying relevant regulations.

Although an international language is not mandatory, being able to speak a Nordic language would be advantageous. In joining us, you will become part of a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering a stimulating environment for you to grow & develop in.

This is your chance to join #teamgoodwille – check us out on Instagram. When you join Goodwille you get access to a whole range of employee benefits, all designed to ensure an enjoyable work/life balance. Some benefits for all employees include:

  • Office fruit every week
  • Employee perks, rewards & benefits including discounts on supermarkets (Sainsburys, Tesco etc.) high street stores (Topshop, John Lewis etc) & gyms.
  • Complimentary phone insurance, as we know how important it is to stay connected
  • Access to the well-being & lifestyle platform, including eating advice, exercise routines and yoga videos
  • Generous social budget, for team lunches, parties or for you to hang out with colleagues.
  • Company Massages

Job type: Permanent, full time

Location: Kensington, West London

Salary: Depending on experience/skill set

If you like the sound of this vacancy and all the features and benefits you get by being part of a team like Goodwille, then please contact eamon.roche@goodwille.com

New job openings in our Finance team

Goodwille provide essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

We have currently new job openings in our Finance team. In addition to seeking Financial Controllers for both our Warwick and London office, we are looking for a Senior Financial Controller who will guide and supervise a small Finance team. Senior Financial Controller will be based in Warwick.

As a Financial Controller at Goodwille, your job is to support our large client base of international clients, mainly from the Nordics and central Europe, with their UK Finances.

In your role, you will be responsible for:
• your own portfolio of international clients
• building and maintaining strong client relationships
• day-to-day financial control support to your clients
• producing weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on behalf of your clients
• control over cash flow, preparation of accounts for audits, assist accountants with year-end work, and compile VAT returns and EC Sales Lists
• some task supervision, but this is a hands-on role with you being responsible for maintaining quality standards

Besides working closely with your colleagues in the Finance team, you will also find yourself liaising with all other departments, such as HR, Payroll and Corporate Legal departments on a regular basis, attending frequent team, company and client meetings.

Having, or studying towards, a professionally recognised accountancy qualification is desirable, as well as the kind of excellent communication and customer focus skills that will allow you to explain financial information to the team and, more importantly, your clients at all levels. An excellent working knowledge of accounting software and Microsoft office (particularly excel) are essential.

We are a strong and diverse team, so being sociable, engaging and communicative is important as we put a lot of emphasis on team and company culture. International or cross-border experience would be an advantage. An international language is not mandatory, although being able to speak an additional language would be beneficial.

In joining us, you will become part of a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering a stimulating environment in which to accelerate your career in finance and accounting.

This is your chance to join #TeamGoodwille – check us out on Instagram. When you join Goodwille you get access to a whole range of employee benefits, all designed to ensure an enjoyable work/life balance. Some benefits for all employees include:
• Office fruit every week
• Employee perks, rewards & benefits including discounts on supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Tesco etc.) high street stores (Topshop, John Lewis etc.) & gyms
• Office massages twice yearly
• Complimentary phone insurance, as we know how important it is to stay connected
• Access to a well-being & lifestyle platform, including eating advice, exercise routines and yoga videos
• Generous social budget for team lunches, parties and for you to hang out with colleagues.

Job type: Permanent, full time
Location: London / Warwick
Salary: Depending on experience/skill set

If you like the sound of this vacancy and all the features and benefits you get by being part of our team, then please contact kevin.rutter@goodwille.com.

We’re Recruiting – Office Assistant

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing foreign businesses with the kind of professional services required to establish themselves and flourish in the UK. These include Corporate Legal, Finance, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Office services.

We are looking for an Office Assistant who thrives on providing great customer service to join our Front of House team in London. Within your role you will be responsible for:

  • Meeting & Greeting visitors
  • Telephone answering
  • Post handling
  • Meeting room bookings
  • Supporting both internal and external clients with administrative tasks
  • Working with onboarding new clients
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Supporting other departments & building tenants with ad hoc requests

The applicant must be computer literate, have a strong understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word & Excel) and experience working within a busy administration/reception role. We work with clients from all over the world, so experience working in an international environment would be a bonus.

Handling incoming calls will be an important part of your job and you should be passionate about providing great customer service, both on & off the phone, as well as being able to work independently to ensure the smooth running of the reception area. In joining us, you will become part of a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering a stimulating environment for you to work in.

This is your chance to join #TeamGoodwille – check us out on Instagram. When you join Goodwille you get access to a whole range of employee benefits, all designed to ensure an enjoyable work/life balance. Some benefits for all employees include:

  • Office fruit every week
  • Employee perks, rewards & benefits including discounts on supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Tesco etc.) high street stores (Topshop, John Lewis etc.) & gyms
  • Complimentary phone insurance, as we know how important it is to stay connected
  • Access to the well-being & lifestyle platform, including eating advice, exercise routines and yoga videos
  • Generous social budget for team lunches, parties and for you to hang out with colleagues.

Job type: Permanent, full time
Location: London
Salary: Depending on experience/skill set

If you like the sound of this vacancy and all the features and benefits you get by being part of a team like Goodwille, then please contact evy.rune@goodwille.com
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