Legal Counsel and Company Secretary
Newly created position based in Yangon, Myanmar
Fintech organisation still rapidly expanding
About Our Client
Our client is a leading fin-tech organisation in Myanmar with a reputable brand name and an aggressively expanding business in the country. As they continue to invest in the business, there is now a need to hire a Legal Counsel and Company Secretary.
Reporting to the Deputy CEO/Head of Legal and Sourcing, you will have responsibility for the full range of processes which ensure my client is kept fully compliant with all company legislation and regulation and keeping members of the Board fully informed of their legal responsibilities. The role is also responsible for ensuring my client adheres to best practice in terms of meeting its governance requirements and coordinating access to cost efficient and effective legal advice and guidance.
- Provision of a full administration service to the Board to ensure it operates effectively and in accordance with legislative, good governance requirements and company/group policies and procedures.
- Ensure the Board's decisions and instructions are properly carried out and communicated; Co-ordination of cross company reports, collection of papers for distribution in a timely fashion, take minutes of Board meetings.
- Ensure that the Company is compliant to all Laws and Regulations and maintain all documents and records of the Company
- Carry out corporate in-house legal work (eg. Drafting of agreements) to an appropriate standard.
- Provision of in-house legal advice on relevant matters.
- Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment taking appropriate action to ensure my client is in compliance with these changes.
- Translate applicable law to provide practical guidance to staff where relevant new legislation is introduced.
- Act as principal point of contact with company solicitors. Closely manage this relationship to ensure value for money in terms of advice being given. Co-ordinate the escalation of matters where necessary and responses received. Closely monitor the time and budget spent on legal advice.
- Review beneficiary grant agreements and consultant contracts on an on-going basis to ensure that my client's interests are protected at all times.
- Coordinate with Directorates on projects requiring legal support to ensure efficient management and governance.
- Maintain and manage the company contracts and contracts register.
- Ensure that all statutory compliance and filing obligations in all legal areas affecting the company are adhered to.
The Successful Applicant
Ideally, you should have a Bachelor or master's degree in accounting, Finance, Law or related field. Company Secretary (CS), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant, Certified or Internal Auditor (CIA) professional certification (or equivalent) is beneficial. At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in a legal environment. Have strong knowledge of company law. Understanding of Social inclusion issues and the contribution of the community and voluntary sector to local development, inclusion, equality and reconciliation. Proficient in MS packages eg. Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases and the knowledge of the requirements for effective report writing. Ability the comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations and guidelines is critical too. Proficiency in English (both oral and written) for effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations. Analytical skills and creative problem-solving abilities would also be highly sought after. Be an effective team player and able to work independently.
What's on Offer
The successful candidate can look forward to a fulfilling career in a progressive organisation with a great culture and career growth opportunities.