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Manager - Governance Reviews (FTC 18-23 months)

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ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS
Combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, we empower the world’s most highly-skilled accountants – CPAs and CGMA designation holders – with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges.
We drive a dynamic accounting profession that works every day to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity worldwide.
 
WHAT YOU'LL DO (ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)
Work with the Senior Director on CIMA’s governance reviews and projects, providing legal and regulatory guidance and support on constitutional and corporate compliance initiatives, conducting research and developing proposals.
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Working with the governance team, develop proposals and options to develop the next stage of CIMA’s review of Council proposals, taking it towards implementation and operationalisation.
  • Manage the review of CIMA’s Charter, Regulations and Byelaws, liaising with internal teams to ensure content is up to date and reflects current and proposed practice.
  • Review, update and draft CIMA’s policy documents, creating a centralised record, and communicating policy changes to relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide senior level advice and guidance on areas of legislation, corporate compliance, regulation and best practice to CIMA and Association UK teams, including in developing proposals; put in place plans of action to meet requirements and oversee implementation and delivery of revisions to meet requirements.
  • Co-ordinate and obtain legal advice on constitutional changes, including writing instructions, and guiding and supporting colleagues in applying advice to areas of work.
  • Draft and implement updates to Regulations and review drafts of changes to the Royal Charter and Byelaws to ensure they meet CIMA requirements.
  • Develop the notifications and messages to members on changes to Charter, Byelaws & Regulations, including for the AGM and associated notices.
  • Developing proposals for onward approval by Council and support liaison and submissions to Privy Council for approval of Charter and Byelaws.
  • Review membership standards, including preparing papers and agendas for meetings, researching and developing proposals and liaison with colleagues to gain input into proposals.
  • Review CIMA’s branches and member support network, including preparing papers and agendas for meetings of the Review Working Party, researching and developing proposals and liaison with regional colleagues and members to gain input into proposals.
  • Working with regional teams to implement and operationalise proposals.
  • Continuously identify and mitigate risks on corporate and compliance projects.
  • Develop regulatory policies and associated procedures and provide relevant training as required.
  • Undertake and manage special projects and participate in CIMA and Association wide projects including providing regulatory expertise.
  • Manage complex stakeholder management relationships both internally and externally as required.
  • Respond to enquiries, both internal and external, related to working responsibilities.
  • Represent the department on cross departmental groups and projects.
ABOUT YOU
  • Solid knowledge of company and corporate law, good governance and ability to provide advice and guidance on corporate law and governance regulations.
  • Solid working knowledge of a membership, professional or regulatory body.
  • Demonstrate ability to take a strategic and outcomes focused approach, continually seeking improvements.
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills and ability to grasp detail.
  • Strong drafting skills with ability to take outcomes focused and strategic approach.
  • Strong, articulate and excellent inter-personal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient stakeholder management skills at all levels with confidence and professionalism.
  • Excellent research and report writing skills including Project Management
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable for areas of responsibility and manage competing priorities.
  • Self-motivated; organised; adaptable and flexible; ability to work in demanding environment.
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Degree qualified and hold legal practice qualification (Solicitor, CILEx or Barrister) or 5 years plus legal practice and corporate compliance experience.
  • At least 5 years corporate or governance/compliance legal experience.
  • Project management qualification or at least 3 years project management experience.
  • Capable and collaborative manager, able to achieve outcomes and meet challenging objectives.
  • Experience of working in a membership, professional or regulatory body.
  • Drafting experience, ideally in a governance or contract context.
WHY WORK FOR US?
At the Association, you are part of a global, diverse and talented group of colleagues. You have opportunities to innovate and collaborate in a leading organization that impacts individuals, businesses, the public interest and even national economies. You’ll have opportunities to progress while enjoying an exciting work environment that supports and celebrates individual achievement, development and professional satisfaction.
 
Together, we will lead the most influential body of professional accountants and create the future of the global accounting profession.

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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