Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 30 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.
Market Job Description
APAC group company secretary in the Legal Entity Governance & Corporate Strategic Transactions Section providing support as a member of the Corporate Governance Team that is responsible for legal entity lifecycle management and governance, entity database management, corporate records maintenance and supporting strategic transactional work.
Performing corporate secretarial functions including coordinating subsidiary board meetings, drafting and/or reviewing by-laws, articles, operating agreements, partnership agreements, capitalization tables, stock registers/transfer documentation, minutes, resolutions, secretarial certifications and other corporate actions and other administrative responsibilities;
Managing the formation/acquisition, registration, ongoing maintenance and disposition of new and existing legal entities (corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, trusts and other forms of legal entity) and investments;
Organizing and preparing agendas and papers for board meetings, committees and annual general meetings; taking minutes, lodging required forms, annual returns and other correspondence with Regional Company Registrars (including liaising with service providers);
Following up on matters from meetings;
Maintaining statutory registers or books including registers;
Providing transactional support for mergers, dissolutions, acquisitions, investments, contributions, dividends, asset sales and other corporate transactions;
Liaising with teams in different jurisdictions.
Database/document management and ensuring the integrity of data maintained in Wells Fargo's system of record for legal entity information. Resolves issues where substantial expertise is required to analyze relevant law, regulations, policies and guidelines. May provide oversight for, train and/or mentor less experienced paralegals and support staff as necessary.
Market Skills and Certifications
6+ years' relevant experience including 3+ years of company secretarial or similar technical corporate governance experience.
Juris Doctorate (JD) and/or bachelor's degree.
Technical secretarial qualifications (ICSA/HKICS or equivalent secretarial qualifications).
Minimum of at least 6 years of working at a mid-large size law firm or the law department of a large public company, financial services firm or a financial regulator with significant legal entity governance, corporate transactional and/or regulatory structure reporting experience.
Strong understanding of equity investment operative documents including but not limited to, shareholders agreements, articles of incorporation, by-laws, designations of preferred stock, and joint venture agreements.
Experience with systems such as entity management (e.g., Global Entity Management System (GEMS)), document management, digital repository as well as legal entity screening and process workflow tools.
Financial services industry experience.
Experience of working within a US corporate group.
Excellent numerical, organizational, communication, IT and time management skills.
We Value Diversity
At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.
Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.