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Senior Corporate Governance Paralegal

Posted May 22
Full Time
Jacksonville, Florida

Position Type

Full time

Type Of Hire

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired

Associate's Degree

Travel Percentage

5 - 10%

Job Description

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About The Role

As a Senior Corporate Governance Paralegal, you will provide confidential paralegal and administrative functions to the Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer, and senior management legal executives; produce and manage a variety of corporate governance documents; manage legal documentation, including corporate organizational documents such as corporate charters, bylaws and meeting minutes; set up and maintain office filing systems for transactions and companies; foster business development through service excellence.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Work under the direction of the Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer to manage and assist with corporate governance matters, such as creating and managing certificates of incorporation, certificates of formation and other organizational documents, as well as bylaws and minutes for operating corporate entities
  • Maintain corporate records and assist with the preparation of certifications and other legal materials relating to corporations and other corporate entities; assist with preparing and coordinating diligence materials; administering the distribution of legal documents and materials
  • Provide support for other activities of the Corporate Secretary including securities and public company filings and other required filings
  • The position interacts frequently with members of the company’s executive leadership team
  • Make high-level contacts of a sensitive, complex and highly confidential nature inside and outside the company
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors, use of initiative and independent judgment
  • Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Edits typed material for grammar, punctuation, clarity and sentence structure
  • Distributes typed material to appropriate parties, e.g., executives, clients, attorneys, etc. and revises as directed
  • Composes memos and correspondence from brief verbal instructions

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience (paralegal and/or ICSA certification preferred)
  • 4 or more years of work experience in a legal or regulatory environment requiring research and preparation of documentation, reports and summaries
  • Knowledge of document preparation, particularly corporate organizational documents such as certificates of formation and corporate charters, bylaws and minutes
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and legal software applications
  • Knowledge of legal and/or regulatory research techniques and tools
  • Understanding of technical legal terminology
  • Ability to write legal/regulatory documents, summaries and other correspondence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and carry out assignments that are sensitive in nature
  • Effective time management skills

What We Offer You

At FIS, you can learn, grow and make an impact in your career. This role exposes you to a variety of lines of business and corporate functions at FIS, including some of our most prominent executive leaders. As you grow your network at FIS, you will have ample opportunity for upward movement within the department or laterally in other areas of the enterprise. In addition, you receive exceptional benefits including~

  • Flexible and creative work environment with a hybrid working arrangement
  • Diverse and collaborative atmosphere
  • Professional and personal development resources
  • Opportunities to give back
  • Work – life balance
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice .

EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer~ In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.