JobDescription : The Role: Corporate Paralegal and Database Administrator
Location: New York, NY
The Impact: You will be supporting the legal department with respect to a broad range of corporate matters, taking primary responsibility for maintenance of Blueprint OneWorld database and supporting corporate governance efforts through subsidiary management, transactional, and securities compliance matters. The role will play a key role in the legal department's collaboration with our counterparts in finance, particularly tax, controllership and treasury.
We would love someone who is energetic, business-minded and self-motivated and will have a proven track record working directly with in-house attorneys as well as various finance functions, particularly tax professionals. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience utilizing technology to maintain corporate books and records and develop processes for ensuring subsidiary compliance with local corporate and tax requirements. Must possess good judgement and interpersonal skills and a strong ability to operate independently meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.
What's in it for you: The Corporate Paralegal will work in a dynamic, fast-paced, client-facing environment and will have the opportunity to work independently and be part of a legal team that provides crucial support to the organization. The Corporate Paralegal will also be a lynch-pin between the legal and tax teams.
Establish and manage global subsidiary entity information in using Blueprint OneWorld.
Prepare various periodic reports regarding our subsidiaries, including (i) regular publication of an organizational chart of S&P Global and its subsidiaries and update on outstanding and upcoming filings/approvals that are required and (ii) preparation of an annual calendar on anticipated filings/approvals.
Establish and manage regular review of subsidiaries with local counsel, regional controllers, and colleagues in legal to ensure accuracy of corporate records.
Provide timely responses to clients' and internal requests for information relating to corporate actions and records.
Coordinate and document annual general meetings of domestic subsidiaries and prepare and assist with annual corporate filings.
Coordinate and maintain information received from directors and officers of subsidiaries on an ongoing basis.
Oversee process for signatures of finalized minutes and corporate actions.
Assist with, obtain and distribute notarizations, apostilles, legalized documents, certified copies, corporate filings and other corporate documents as needed
Assist with drafting minutes, agendas, routine legal resolutions and other board documents.
Maintain custody of minute books and records, approvals, and filings, records of delegated authorities, corporate seal, and board and committee contact lists.
Preparation and management of power of attorneys and shareholder or other resolutions.
What We're Looking For:
Experience with Blueprint OneWorld subsidiary management database (or similar) required.
College degree and at least three years of related experience.
Must be eager to engage in training on Blueprint on a regular basis to become the Company's go-to resource for a key tool in our subsidiary management process.
Must be comfortable and eager to develop technological solutions and replicable procedures.
Excellent interpersonal skills: people-oriented, collegial, and comfortable with frequent client-facing interactions (via e-mail, phone, and in-person).
Must be able to collaborate effectively with colleagues around the globe.
Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines, efficiently multitask, and prioritize work for several simultaneous tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Strong verbal/written communication and business writing/legal drafting abilities.
Detail-orientated, flexible, creative and self-motivated.
Able to work in a capacity with strict privacy and confidentiality requirements inside and outside the Company.
This position requires a team player who can work with limited supervision in a fast-moving environment and who is keen to learn and develop her/his legal and tech skills.
Comfortable working independently but with ability to identify issues and escalate accordingly.
Strongly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
Prior experience with subsidiary entity management desired as well as experience working across functional team with representatives from Legal, Tax, Finance and HR.
Paralegal certificate and/or large law firm experience preferred.
Prior experience working with board of directors and/or senior officers.
Experience with ChartIt a plus.
Prior experience with international corporate entities a plus.
Notary certification a plus.
About Company: At S&P Global, we don't give you intelligence-we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. We're the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com
To all recruitment agencies: S&P Global does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward such resumes to any S&P Global employee, office location or website. S&P Global will not be responsible for any fees related to such resumes.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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