PIRC is the UK's leading independent research and advisory consultancy providing research, analysis and voting services to institutional investors on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Since 1986, it has been the pioneer and champion of good corporate governance within the UK and has remained at the forefront of shareholder engagement and activism orientated at long-term wealth creation strategies for responsible investors.
We are looking to recruit into our research team for Proxy Season 2013. PIRC is hiring temporary staff for the period February to June 2013.
In this role, you will be required to make use of corporate disclosures and analyse corporate governance of listed companies in the context of compliance with PIRC Shareholder Voting Guidelines. You will need to have a mastery of the English language and an ability to analyse financial statements. You will be expected to be able to apply guidelines to corporate disclosures in order to produce voting outcomes and to be able to successfully communicate the policies contained in the guidelines in order to influence corporate behaviour. PIRC is looking for a proven ability to produce specific outputs to strict delivery deadlines at a required rate without compromising quality. The flexibility to produce research on companies in different geographical markets is also desirable.
To be successful, you must demonstrate evidence of the following:
• The ability to produce reports according to PIRC’s production schedule.
• Recommend voting outcomes on company and shareholder resolutions at company meetings using guidelines.
• The ability to articulate in a clear and concise way the reasons behind voting recommendations.
• The ability to maintain a credible and productive dialogue with senior company representatives.
• Analyse financial statements including the Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements of listed companies.
• Essential skills of consistency and accuracy against demanding deadlines.
• The ability to play a constructive team role.
In return, we offer an opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and experience of engaging with large cap listed companies and an understanding of best practice across a range of corporate responsibility issues. Benefits include a competitive entry level salary with full term bonus and 20 days holiday a year pro rata for the five month period.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter and writing sample by email before 21st December 2012 addressing the above bullet points and explaining why you qualify for this position by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIRC is always open to enquiries, and there are often opportunities to work with our global research team. Qualities we look for include excellent writing and analytical skills and a solid background in business and economics or an undergraduate degree of equal rigour and applicability to the corporate responsibility arena. A strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team under time pressure are also required.
Please send a CV and cover letter to Paul Marsland (email@example.com)