Corporate Governance Advisor (Ref: TDBCGA)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Legal sector in Observatory, Cape Town - Western Cape
Posted On Thursday 18 April 2019
Job Description:

Leading African payments company requires a Corporate Governance Advisor to join their team.

Main job function

The main purpose of the role is to ensure the Group is compliant with all corporate governance requirements by actioning all company secretarial and due diligence activities.

The Corporate Governance Advisor reports directly to the Head of Legal. This position is responsible for performing the full company secretarial and due diligence functions for all companies within the Group. The Corporate Governance Advisor is responsible for managing the relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. Internal Liaison takes place with various board members and shareholders. External liaison takes place with service providers, business partners and regulatory authorities

Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)

LLB and/or CSSA qualification (Desirable)


5-10 years’ experience in corporate governance (Essential)

Good understanding of corporate governance developments and the Companies Act, 2008 (Essential)

Experience in due diligence (Desirable)

Knowledge of corporate governance best practice

Knowledge of related company legislation

Knowledge of due diligence procedures

Knowledge of (international) AntiMoney Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations

To perform the full company secretarial function for all companies within the Group

Manage and maintain the corporate information database ensuring that information of all companies, directors and officers within the Group is up-to-date at all times

Manage and maintain the corporate governance database recording all relevant provisions relating to directors, shareholders, company secretary, auditors, etc in each set of Articles of Association/Memoranda of Incorporation

Prepare and file documents for all Group Companies (including changing directors, officers, signatories; auditors and other corporate-related changes; change of registered address; and share transfers)

Manage and maintain a record of all critical documents such as minutes, annual reports, resolutions and company forms in the correct format as per the relevant Companies Act for each Group Company in its country of registration

File all statutory returns and forms with the relevant juristic body in each jurisdiction and managing all processes involving such juristic body

Research and preparation of opinions and training material on new and existing legislation in each jurisdiction in which a Group Company is incorporated

Carry out reviews of annual financials of each Group Company to confirm shareholder and entity information

Identify possibility of automation of tasks and implementation thereof

To coordinate all administrative activities related to meetings of directors and shareholders

Establish board operating cycle and distributing meeting schedule

Prepare, settle and distribute of agendas and meeting packs for all meetings of Board of Directors, Board Committees and Shareholder/s of each Group Company

(including meetings of Board of Directors, Shareholders and Committees) within the set deadlines

Ensure proper recording and timely approval and circulation of all minutes of the meetings referred to above, highlighting action items to the responsible persons

Draft and/or circulate and/or passing of Round Robin (Circular) Resolutions by Board of Directors

Draft resolutions for routine requests such as Banking Resolutions

To perform due diligence processes with all business partners of all Group Companies

To mitigate risks on behalf of the Group

To manage relationships with all internal and external stake 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Tamrin de Beer