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Our client is a prestigeous medium sized corporate law firm, with an outstanding client base and exceptional brand. They have been referring Business Rescue and related Insolvency matters to external partners, but have taken the decision to bring on board a Business Rescue Director with their practice.

Should you be interested in exploring this type of opportunity, have an existing practice and either want to take advantage of having a powerhouse brand behind you, or perhaps want to step outside of tranditional big law, then this option might be right for you.

Our client offers all the back office, finance, marketing and IT infrastructure to assist you on focussing on clients and the matters at hand.

Please get in touch with us to open a dialog and take the first steps to a new chapter. garde@agclegal.co.za

Location: Sandton

Remuneration: Negotiable

Position Details: Full function Business Rescue and Insolvency practice.

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Location: Sandton
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 2,000,000.00

Our client is a boutique Top Tier corporate law firms in Sandton, and they have significant quantities of Employment Law work which they currently refer to associated outside law firms. They have therefore taken the decision to bring a Labour Law practice on board.

They are looking for a Labour Law Attorney/Director/Partner with their own practice and team, to join them. Preferably with corporate clients and who are able to fit in with Chamber's rated level of law firm.

The professional needs to be able to carry their own costs, but our client will offer additional matters and employment law related instructions on an ongoing basis.

Our client has a terrific brand and international exposure and offers stability with outstanding growth potential. They also have everything in place to assist you in running your practice's finances, marketing, administration etc, whilst you focus on clients and the actual work.

Should you feel that your practice could benefit from either the growth offered by a medium sized Corporate firm, or perhaps you wish to venture outside of the larger law firms, please get in touch with us. garde@agclegal.co.za

 

Location: Sandton
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 2,000,000.00

Our client is an international Mining Company and they need the services of an experienced IR Manager on site in the Northern Cape.

The candidate needs to be prepared to relocate to the Northern Cape, or be based there already.

We are looking for an experienced Industrial Relations professional.

 

Location: Northern Cape
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 1,200,000.00
  • Company secretarial and statutory administration of all Financial Services local and offshore companies
  • Managing and co-ordinating processes for Board and Committee meetings, including the drawing up roster for meetings for forthcoming financial year and liaising with stakeholders to schedule these.
  • Compilation of agendas, minutes, information packs for shareholders', Board and subcommittee meetings in conjunction with the chairperson and executive head and ensuring that management submits the required reports.
  • Controlling and assisting with the compilation of Board/meeting packs and ensure timely distribution of the packs;
  • Attend meetings as required, take minutes, recording proceedings of meetings; answer queries / advise in meetings as required; and where necessary, draft action items and follow-up.
  • Maintain minute books and other statutory documents in accordance with the legislative requirements and best governance practices, including the maintenance of electronic registers on a company secretarial software system and submission of statutory returns to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, the Master of the High Court, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority;
  • Assist with the maintenance and update approval framework, board charter and committee terms of reference.
  • Draft SARB and FSB motivations/applications and correspondence and ensure statutory compliance with the Banks Act and regulations and FSB requirements.
  • Assist with the compilation of the annual work plan and the Board development plan, arrangement of board inductions, the review of Board policies, charters, terms of reference and the governance framework;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legislation and the governance standards within the organisation and keep abreast of and monitor the legislative developments, all applicable governance standards and provide advice to all governance structures and best corporate practice. This includes but not limited to ensuring that the organisation is compliant with the Banks Act, Companies Act, King IV, JSE Listings Requirements and all relevant legislation and regulations, in collaboration with the relevant departments.
  • Reviewing annual committee evaluation questionnaire and arranging relevant Board training.
  • Arrange and provide induction for new directors encompassing both directors’ duties and responsibilities and specific matters pertaining to the company itself and the industry in which it operates.
  • Maintain Statutory records, register and minutes books of director declaration of interests Register and processing of amendments thereto
  • Income Tax and Vat registration and assist with PAYE, EMP and SDL registrations for Financial services companies and Trusts
  • Assisting with the drafting of the Financial Services divisional report for input into the Group annual report.
  • Act as advisory to the board, committees and general staff and ensure compliance in respect of Corporate Governance, Companies Act, and King III requirements.
  • Review agreements drafted by external parties and attend to any secretarial actions arising from these agreements
  • Arranging suitable facilities-rooms, refreshments, VC, telecons.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping and updating of company records.
  • Legal administration
  • Provide information and technical expertise in the amendment of processes and policies and ensure alignment to Group requirements.
  • Monitor market and environmental trends (e.g. new governance standards)
  • Ensure delivery within set timelines by managing required stakeholder deliverables. Avoid penalty fees and minimise costs by ensuring timeous lodgement of required statutory documents.
Location: Durban
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 1,500,000.00

Our client is an international law firm and we are looking for a very competent Executive Assistant to assist one of the Senior Partners of the firm. This is the ultimate PA/Secretarial role with a salary to match. We are looking for the right and left hand of a very senior executive who travels a lot and has a very high profile within the industry.

You need to be comfortable that you can work at this level of professionalism, juggle many balls and never drop any.

We are looking for the best of the best. 

Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 500,000.00

Our client is a wholly black-owned law firm based in Sandton. They are looking for a Financial Manager to join their team. This position reports to the CEO.

The Financial Manager is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the Company, ensuring the maintenance and further development, implementation and compliance with internal financial policies, controls and procedures which are already in place in the Company.

The Financial Manager must oversee the day to day work of the finance department and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of all staff within the finance department and of the financial resources. The Financial Manager is based in the Office in Gauteng and will be required to travel occasionally to the regional offices.

 

Financial Management and Reporting

  • Produce and distribute monthly management reports within agreed time scales to management
  • Produce detailed quarterly cash flow forecasts and projections to enable the Company to make business decisions on investments and required business expenditure
  • Produce financial reports detailing actual expenditure against forecast to agreed timescales
  • Produce required financial reports for the Board of Directors and Shareholders
  • Produce annual financial reports and statements within the agreed time scales
  • Develop annual budgets in collaboration with the CEO and Director of Conveyancing and Notarial Practice
  • Manage the payroll system and Group Retirement Annuity/Provident Fund Scheme and ensure that payments are made to individuals, SARS, Retirement Annuity/ Provident Fund and Medical Aid Providers in accordance with required timelines to avoid any penalty payments
  • Lead on tax planning, including VAT related matters
  • Maintain current standing with all mandated local tax and benefits registrations and requirements, including submissions of payments and reports (SARS, PBO status, NPO Status etc)
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements relating to financial control, financial management and accounting
  • Ensure appropriate external audit arrangements are in place and manage the audit process with external auditors
  • Ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are produced on an accurate and timely basis to include bank reconciliations, debtors, creditors and inter-company account
  • Attend to the development, implementation and adherence to finance policies, procedures and systems for the Company
  • Assist in the facilitation and submission of supporting working papers to external auditors which are required from time to time for the preparation of Annual Financial Statements

 

Financial Accounting and other ancillary duties:

  • Supervise the bookkeepers and finance administrators to make continuous follow ups with debtors in respect of the Company’s outstanding debtors book and steer them in a direction to ensure that a substantial portion of the outstanding debt is received in the Company’s bank account on /or before the 21st of each month. The amount may increase as the Company’s debtors book grows in future
  • Arrange monthly visits with the Company’s debtors in instances where the debtors debt exceeds a certain amount.
  • Ensure that invoices are properly reviewed for accuracy and sent out timeously to clients, on a monthly basis and that all Tax invoices are in line with the letter of engagement or SLA signed with a particular client and also ensure that communication is directed to the attorney involved in the event of client queries or challenges raised by clients for invoice settlement to eliminate any possible delay in transmission of invoices;
  • Attend to the preparation of monthly and annual targets and budgets for all fee earners, in consultation with the CEO and Director of Conveyancing and Notarial Practice
  • Attend to obtain on a bi-weekly basis productivity reports and fees generate reports of all attorneys from Ghostpractice for a weekly meeting with Director of Conveyancing and Notarial Practice and schedule and facilitate meetings with poor performing fee earners in conjunction with Director of Conveyancing and Notarial Practice
  • Ensure that familiarity is gained with the Company’s practice management system and research other practice management systems on the market on an annual basis to advise the board of Directors whether or not the practice management system being utilised for the company should be retained or changed to another system
  • Develop and continuously initiate cost savings initiatives in respect of the Company’s expenditure and prepare annual cost saving strategy for presentation to the Board of Directors
  • Assist the Company with a revenue leak assessment throughout the various departments and propose a structure to mitigate against current and potential revenue leakage
  • Ensure that a sign off is made on all payment requisitions which are given to the Director in charge of releasing payments and that payment information is correctly captured on a requisition and further that payment requisitions are accompanied by a tax invoice for the payee
  • Liaise with and build relationships with financial institutions to investigate savings plans and appropriate funding facilities for the Company
  • Mentor and transfer skills to bookkeepers and finance clerks, with the aim to develop their skills in accounting practice and principles which they can effectively utilise in executing and improving on their duties
  • Monitor and assist with an assessment of all the Company’s service providers in conjunction with the Company’s BBBEE agency to assess the Company’s monthly and annual spend with service providers and advise the Board of Directors which service providers need to change to enable advantage and points with the revised BEE codes and legislation
  • Maintain and regularly update the Company’s fixed asset register
  • B.Com Accounting degree or similar
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the legal profession would be advantageous

 

Essential Skills

  • Highly numerate and able to analyse statistical information and interpret financial data to produce reports which can be understood by non-financial colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer literate; fully conversant with the current uses of information technology in the workplace and uses IT as a management tool
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and strategic level – e.g. making payments and producing annual financial delivery plans etc.
Location: City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: ZAR 700,000.00

Our client is a major player in the Mining Sector - A listed company, part of a large group. They are looking for an Assistant Company Secretary, on a fixed term contract basis, to commence employment as soon as possible.

  • Provide effective administration for all meetings (AGM, Board and Board subcommittees)
  • Draft agendas, in consultation with Chairperson/s, and liaise with Directors /Committee members
  • To assist the Company Secretary in respect of company secretarial and ancillary services to the Corporation as required by the Companies Act, corporate regulatory framework and Corporation requirements.
  • Provide input into Board / Committee meeting agendas and meeting packs to ensure compliance with statutory and corporate governance prerequisites 
  • Ensure the Collation and dispatch of board packs and support to members and invitees timeously 
  • Attend meetings and record accurate and professional minutes for the Company Secretary and Chairpersons scrutiny. 
  • Electronic recording and preservation/ safe guard of all proceedings of Board and Committees meetings; 
  • Prepare extracts of resolution and minutes for all Board; AGM and Committees proceedings; 
  • Prepare and track action items from Board, Board Committees and Management ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant stakeholders (for noting and/or actioning).
  • Assist Company Secretary with drafting reports to Management. 
  • Ensure and track timely filing of all statutory returns and forms, such as annual returns; forms for director & officers’ appointments and resignations; e.g. Register and de-register directors both on CIPC
  • Check and maintain all company secretarial records in-house (manual and electronic) and with CIPC 
  • Provide the Corporation with advice and guidance on the Companies Act, PFMA, Corporate Governance best Practices and Principles (King IV Report), and related applicable legislation 
  • Review of the Governance Committees mandates; 
  • Effective facilitation of Board Processes i.e. Contribute to Corporate Secretariat efforts to enhance the effectiveness and functioning of the Governance committees. 
  • Undertake any ad hoc duties as guided by the Company Secretary.

Key Measures

  • Effective shareholder’s Meeting (AGM), Board and Governance Committee’s administration
  • Accurate recording of meeting discussions and resolutions
  • Up to date records, filing, etc.
  • Timely dispatching of Shareholder meeting notices, Board ad Board Committees packs;

Key Interfaces

  • Board
  • Executives and Managers
  • Various committees
  • Regulatory Stakeholders
  • Shareholders

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three-year degree in relevant field (e.g. BCom, B Proc, LLB with courses in company law or corporate governance). 
  • Experience from the Mining Sector would be beneficial.
  • CIS qualification will be advantageous 
  • Professional membership with ICSA will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Company Secretarial environment;
  • Experience gained and exposure to the Company Secretarial work should have be an added advantage.
  • Extensive experience in minute taking is essential.
  • A good understanding of Company Law and the ability to interpret written laws.
  • A good understanding of the statutory requirements relating to company formations, special resolutions, board resolutions, minutes and notice of meetings will be advantageous.
  • An excellent command of English, both written and verbal is a requirement of the role.
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel
  • Good working knowledge of corporate governance;
  • Computer literacy and excellent Microsoft Office skill;
  • Excellent verbal communications, written; presentation and negotiation at all levels; 
  • Ability to forge relationships with other areas of the business and at all levels; 
  • Problem solving skills to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize assignments (Deadline orientated), and work effectively often under time pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • A self-starter who shows initiative and assumes responsibility for projects 
  • High level of integrity; assertiveness; discretion; honesty and ethics 
  • A systematic work method, self-motivated and ability to work independently as well as a team oriented and to under pressure;
  • Extensive knowledge of business administration and 'champion' as it pertains to company secretarial duties 
  • Deep understanding of the Companies Act and codes of best practice for this aspect of corporate governance; 
  • Confidence to communicate with people at all levels and raise matters that may warrant the attention of the Board; 
  • High levels of literacy; numeracy and strict attention to detail 
  • Team oriented individual

 

 

Location: Sandton
Job type: Temporary
Emp type: Part-time
Pay interval: Monthly
Pay rate: negotiable

Our Client is a boutique commercial law firm based in Hyde Park and they require the services of a Candidate Attorney as from June/July 2020.

 

The successful candidate will be trained over a 2 year period in many different aspects of the law, but predominantly:

Commercial Law

Corporate Law

Commercial Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mining Law

Banking & Finance transactional work

Some Labour law and general legal practice experience and knowledge.

Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial work.

Wills and Estates including Trusts and various other forms of Wealth Management and Estate Planning

The firm's clients are mainly corporates with a few high net worth individuals - therefore the successful candidate needs to have an interest in business and industry.

 

Requirements:

Completed LLB with average of above 65% and preferably no subject fails during studies.

Right of Appearance otherwise it will be arranged if you have finished your LLB.

Practical Legal Training is an advantage.

Good Matric Marks - especially in Maths.

Own vehicle and license.

Fluency in English and Afrikaans and excellent written and verbal language skills. The firm has many Afrikaans clients and meetings and correspondence is often in Afrikaans.

Professional Manner and able to communicate well at all levels.

Good Computer Literacy in MS Office Suites i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook.

Good research skills online and in general.

Good typing and document generation and formatting skills in MS Word would be a great advantage.

Keen interest in Commercial Drafting and Complex Commercial Legal Matters.

Able to work long hours in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

South African Citizen who is able to be admitted as attorney in South Africa.

Good work ethic and resiliance is a requirement for all prospective lawyers.

 

Location: City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Our client, a dynamic law firm with offices in Tygervalley, Claremont and Somerset West is looking for a Transfers Manager.

Their Transfers Department requires an admitted Attorney and Conveyancer with at least 5 years management experience, specifically able to manage and train staff and collaborate with the Conveyancers and Managers in the Bonds and Estate Departments.

  • This role will ensure the effective and efficient management of the Transfers department.
  • Professional duties will be provided such as managing relationships with all internal and external stakeholders (Directors, all bank stakeholders & attorneys liaisons);
  • Timeous identification and effectively attending to problem areas and immediate escalation to Directors where necessary;
  • This role will also ensure the management of all HR related matters, effective utilisation of internal and all related systems by employees and the management of information accordingly, training of all new staff on internal programmes and system to ensure that the correct way is followed at all times.
  • Manage performance of staff in respect of indicated and agreed-upon Key Performance Areas;
  • Assisting with problematic matters during and after registration;
  • Feedback to relevant Director and PRO’s;
  • Draft private sale agreements;
  • Drafting of GPA’s and Special Power of Attorneys;
  • Meeting with clients to discuss and sort out issues with clients where necessary;
  • Planning, monitoring and appraising Secretaries;
  • Manage the workflow of each Secretary on the system in terms of Work Inc Progress;
  • Monthly progress to be discussed with Directors;
  • Ensure ERD’s are met timeously – to be managed with the Bonds Department Manager;
  • Provide training to new staff and existing staff (when required);
  • Monitor systems to ensure they are utilised effectively;
  • Ensue department goals and targets are set and achieved;
  • Ensuring systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards are adhered to and met;
  • Recruitment of new staff;
  • To be able to make decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Must be able to collaborate with managers in the Bonds and Estate departments as well as with the Conveyancers/Prepper in order to discuss issues and have a proactive approach rather than reactive;
  • Must be able to work in a stressful and collaborative environment.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years management experience;
  • Be an Admitted Attorney and Conveyancer;
  • Have the ability to manage and train staff
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable