Are you a highly motivated, intellectually curious and experienced corporate/governance attorney? Want to join a small corporate legal team handling a wide range of general corporate, public reporting, strategic M&A, finance and governance topics with the world's largest asset manager? Look no further. BlackRock is seeking an Assistant Corporate Secretary-Corporate Counsel Vice President to become a part of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you freedom to grow professionally and as an individual.
We know you want to feel valued every single day, and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.
As the Assistant Corporate Secretary- Corporate Counsel VP, you will join our Legal & Compliance organization. You will report directly into our Corporate Secretary. This is a dynamic opportunity for a self-motivated, excellent communicator with detailed knowledge of and experience in public company Board processes, public company reporting requirements, including Section 16 insider and NYSE reporting, and corporate subsidiary management. This role will provide you with exposure to our organization's most senior leaders while being at the forefront of critical initiatives and afforded with the opportunity to travel across our global locations typically twice a year.
The role encompasses three major areas of responsibilities: Board Related items, Corporate Subsidiary and Governance/Project Management. Specific requirements for each are outlined below:
Board Related Matters-Board support including, but not limited to:
Management of Board meeting preparation in consultation with Executive Compensation and Finance teams and the Board Liaison office
Drafting and distribution of agendas and materials (including through the Diligent Board portal)
Drafting and finalizing minutes and resolutions;
Leading secure distribution and retention of records and materials
Handling the filing of Section 16 reports on behalf of Directors and company insiders including liaising directly with Directors and brokers as appropriate
Coordinating the drafting and production of BlackRock’s annual proxy statement
Liaising with the NYSE and handling interim and annual certifications
Corporate Subsidiary Matters:
Providing corporate entity information, corporate documents, including incumbency certificates and board resolutions, and corporate secretarial support for U.S. based entities to legal, finance, corporate tax and business units
Collaborating with Corporate Tax, Finance and Treasury colleagues on quarterly repatriations and corporate restructuring initiatives, including those involving mergers and acquisitions
Coordinating and liaising with overseas corporate secretarial colleagues to maintain accurate legal entity database (Blueprint) information and reporting
Assisting with overall legal entity governance processes to ensure that legal entities are appropriately led in accordance with their governance documents, policies, applicable law and standard methodologies
Being responsible for the preparation and filing of annual and other reports required for state registrations, and collaborating with Tax and Finance
Providing project related support, research and analysis of corporate and governance matters and handling issues and requests for information as directed by the Corporate Secretary, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel
Ownership of key vendor relationships
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
To ensure success you will possess the following qualifications:
J.D. with 4-7 years of experience practicing corporate law at a law firm or equivalent in-house experience in a corporate generalist, corporate secretarial or similar function at a NYSE listed company
Validated drafting, verbal and interpersonal skills. This role requires frequent interaction with senior executives, including independent directors
Confirmed working proficiency with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Securities Act of 1933 and NYSE reporting and governance requirements
Strong attention to detail
Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to lead multiple complex projects at a time
Experience with Diligent Board portal desired
Experience with BluePrint Oneworld entity management system preferred
Knowledge of the investment management industry and financial services a plus
About BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $5.98 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.