- Brussels, Belgium
Director Legal Operations
For our international and national portfolio in Belgium, for the Brussels’ office, we are in need for a multi-tasking “Director Legal Operations” to assist in the general management for the day-to-day follow-up (non-accounting) to our clients.
Contribute to, drive and execute the Group strategy for IQ-EQ Belgium via the implementation of efficient standard operational processes and tools that ensures the organization delivers the ongoing business plan and maximizes shareholder value; with a healthy increasing of the level of corporate governance in Belgium.
Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes in Belgium internally and externally and find ways to improve processes to structurally improve gross margin.
Work with project teams in integrating change actions into the overall project plans and oversee that the change actions are implemented, working closely with CSM International and CSM National.
Put procedures and resources in place to promote scaling and optimize inefficient areas of the organization in Belgium in consultation with regional COO and local MD.
Drive and maintain the highest standards control and risk management for both national and international portfolio in close collaboration with local R&C manager.
Operationalize automation, RPA and AI business wide for Belgium.
Develop and maintain the organizations structure and processes and provide effective management succession for all internal operations in consultation with regional COO and local MD.
Drawing on your existing experience, you will coordinate and execute day to day administrative and legal formalities; meeting our legal and contractual requirements ensuring we comply with Company law and have an allround review of the complete international portfolio of clients. This will include regulated and unregulated Real Estate and Corporate entities., from companies all over the world, who have interests in Belgium.
You’ll be highly organized, pay close attention to detail and know your subject matter as you will be dealing with queries relating to account opening, acquisitions, legal follow-up (notarial and private), incorporation and liquidations. In addition you will need to monitor invoices and control bank transactions.
You will build strong customer relationships with existing and new clients, (private and corporate) banks, lawfirms, Big 4 and other external parties, gaining insight into their needs and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Presentation skills are essential, as you share your area of expertise internally and with our clients to show that we are a business that understands the complexities of today's world and demonstrates the strength of our client service delivery.
Compliance and regulations have never been more complex; you’ll need to ensure we comply and meet our KYC obligations with our (in-house) legals by preparing, monitoring and maintaining robust client files, safeguarding us from potential risks.
You will assist in board and shareholders meetings, reviewing related minutes, agreements and documentation.
We are never complacent and always encourage our people to look for ways to improve our business; here everyone’s opinion counts and we will value your contribution.
Your long-term career goals are important to us too. This would include in the future as well taking directorships in companies from our clients. We want to make sure we’re providing the support and opportunities you need to achieve your dreams so we can build a successful future, together.
- Master in (preferably) Corporate, Company or Fiscal Law;
- Preferably 5 years of significant experience as Corporate Manager/Counsel or Legal Advisor for a Corporate Services Company (trust firm) or in the Financial Industry;
- Knowledge of debtor management and of how the client fees are structured;
- Knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software (e.g. SAP);
- Strong experience with the review of contracts and other legal documents while ensuring risk mitigation;
- Experience in handling client acceptance procedures / experienced in handling: acquisition of participations, board resolutions, incorporation and liquidation of a company, proxies, advanced knowledge of annual reporting law. Perfect understanding of quality and compliance; and
- Fluent in English, French and / or Dutch; any other additional language would be considered an asset.
At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.
IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.