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Summary of Role
Lead governance committee management and support; write policy and governance papers, including for Council, committee and trustee meetings and the AGM.  Lead governance compliance including with the Charter, Regulations and Byelaws, corporate requirements and legislation, keeping governance and policies up to date.  Provide governance procedural advice to the Honorary Officers, Council, Association governance office holders, Senior Leadership Team and CIMA members.  Lead the appointments and elections processes, develop the leadership academy and future talent. 
 
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Act as agenda manager and minute secretary to Council and other meetings, including the AGM, committees and trusts serviced by Corporate Affairs, including preparation of agenda, oversight of all administrative arrangements for meetings, producing minutes, managing and undertaking follow up action, as required in accordance with KPIs and meeting schedules.
  • Research and write papers, reports and briefing notes, as required, for agendas, including the governance report to Council.
  • Line Manage governance team.
  • Oversight of support to Honorary Officers.
  • Lead, co-ordinate and support the committee and trusts’ meetings, attending meetings to provide governance advice.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the production of agenda packs for meetings, through electronic media, serviced by Corporate Affairs.
  • Manage processes and other activities and projects related to the department’s work, to ensure compliance with governance regulations, Charter and other regulations.
  • Ensure the Royal Charter, Byelaws & Regulations are up to date and identify any amendments required.
  • Oversee the compliance elements of the AGM, including issuing of notices, polling and development of Q&A for senior leaders.
  • Manage the election, appointment and nomination processes and prepare appropriate agenda reports.
  • Plan, organise and contribute to delivery of the induction and training for members of Council and Committees, identifying training needs and working on build-up of training programmes.
  • Lead the development of the Leadership Academy and building up the talent and volunteer pool.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and produce reports of council and committee member self-evaluations.
  • Conduct and manage skills and performance review of the governance bodies and individuals servicing the governance bodies.
  • Liaise with companies house and charities registrar and lead on compliance for subsidiary companies and trusts.
  • Provide senior level advice, guidance and support on areas of legislation, best practice, regulation and compliance, as appropriate.
  • Develop proposals for and implement changes required in relation to corporate compliance and governance.
  • Undertake and manage special projects and participate in CIMA-wide projects.
  • Respond to inquiries, both internal and external, related to working responsibilities.
  • Represent the department on cross departmental group and projects.
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts as required.
  • Carry out any other activities as required.
                                                                                 
    Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Executive Assistant to Honorary Officers
  • Specialist – Corporate Affairs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Strong management skills
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and compliance.
  • Excellent report and minute writing skills and administration skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to deal with senior stakeholders with confidence and professionalism.
  • Self-motivated; organised; adaptable; and sound ethical judgment.
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable for areas of responsibility.
  • Critical thinker, strong analytical skills and ability to grasp detail.
  • Able to work in an agile, open plan and demanding work environment.
  • Flexible on working times and ability to travel if and when required.
 

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Graduate in related field and Qualified Chartered Secretary or Attorney or substantial experience of governance in a professional body and charities environment.
  • Ideally 5-7 years related experience including:
    • Experience in a professional body/senior administrative role.
    • Experience in line management of staff.
    • Experience in minute taking and preparation of agendas.
    • Experience working with committees and managing the meeting process.
Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft applications

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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