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Senior Legal Securities Specialist - Paralegal

Company: Spire
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Company Overview
* Estimated start date for this position is September of 2020.*

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It's a simple idea, but one that's at the heart of our business. We're dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors



  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire's business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire's success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.



    Summary
    Primarily responsible for assisting in compliance with securities and NYSE requirements as well as all aspects of the corporate secretary function including: board matters, subsidiary maintenance, and transfer agent matters
    Duties and Responsibilities





    • Maintain Section 16 stock ownership records
    • Help prepare annual shareholder meeting materials, including the script, ballots, and logistics; coordinate distribution, receipt and initial review of director and officer questionnaires
    • Assist in the preparation of draft proxy statement and sections of Forms 10-Q and 10-K; prepare initial drafts of Form 8-Ks for certain required filings; coordinate directly with appropriate functions to obtain information for the proxy statement and other filings
    • Prepare initial drafts of required NYSE filings, including supplemental listing applications, written affirmations, interim affirmations, notice of changes in the officers and/or directors, etc.; file materials with NYSE after review by the Vice President, Corporate Secretary
    • Prepare initial drafts of Forms 3 and 4 for review by the Vice President, Corporate Secretary
    • Assist in organizing relevant back-up materials to support in-house legal opinions, certifications and transactions
    • Assist in the drafting of board and committee minutes, agendas, calendars, written consents and resolutions for Spire Inc.
    • Prepare written consents, resignations, annual shareholder and director consents, minutes and resolutions for all Spire subsidiaries; maintain subsidiary minute books
    • Coordinate and receive board, committee and senior management signatures and approvals for documents, agreements and other corporate materials
    • Maintain a subsidiary database which contains current information regarding Spire and all Spire subsidiaries, including officer and director information, the purpose of the entity, shareholder data, stock information, etc.
    • Form, dissolve, qualify and assist in withdraw of subsidiaries
    • Assist with disclosure controls, code of conduct/ethics and other policy management, updates and compliance as required
    • Responsible for establishing and maintaining relevant corporate files
    • Prepare officer certificates, incumbency certificates, etc., as required
    • Assist with other matters as requested by the Vice President, Corporate Secretary
    • All other duties as assigned



      Essential Characteristics and Competencies





      • Strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, customer focus, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, quality, initiative, problem solving and analysis



        Supervisory Responsibilities





        • None



          Required Education (certifications, licenses)





          • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university is preferred
          • Paralegal Certificate from an accredited Paralegal Program is required




            Required knowledge, skill and abilities





            • At least 7-10 years aggregate in house experience focused on securities compliance and the corporate secretary function; working knowledge of New York Stock Exchange requirements; actual experience preparing board minutes, agendas, shareholders meeting materials, etc.
            • Currently functioning in a similar capacity at a sophisticated publicly traded company
            • Experience conducting legal research, preparing SEC filings and other documentation
            • Knowledge of 33 and 34 Act filings rules
            • Advanced knowledge of PC skills and Microsoft Office tools including, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
            • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience working with sensitive and strictly confidential information
            • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing teambuilding and independent decision-making
            • Ability to work effectively with all levels throughout the organization and across functional lines
            • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task



              Physical demands, environment and schedule





              • Primarily normal office conditions



                Competencies
                We AdvanceWe CareWe CollaborateWe Have PerspectivePosting Requirements
                Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

                Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

                We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

                Job Location: St Louis

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                Paralegal, Compliance, Database, Law, Business Process, Legal, Technology, Management

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