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 Janet Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 globally, 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 strengthen our Research team by hiring talented and efficient Researchers. In this role, you will be required to conduct research, analysis and reporting on the Corporate Governance practices of listed Companies across all major indices. PIRC is looking for a proven ability to produce required 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.
Research activities will include analysis of:
Executive remuneration policy, including assessment of pay metrics and performance;
corporate actions and capital restructuring initiatives;
company performance, including business strategy,
risk management frameworks and financials;
best practice compliance, requiring familiarity with of regulatory frameworks (UK Corporate Governance Code, Companies Act Listing Rules, AIC Code and SEC filing codes); and,
Corporate social responsibility benchmarking, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and policies.
To be successful, you must demonstrate evidence of the following abilities:
To analyse financial statements including Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statements of listed companies.
Recommend voting outcomes on company and shareholder resolutions on company AGMs and EGMs using a variety of guidelines.
To articulate in a clear and concise way the reasons behind voting recommendations
To produce PIRC reports at the rate required by PIRC’s production schedule.
Essential skills of consistency and accuracy against demanding deadlines.
In order to be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
Educated to degree-level within research-related discipline. Preference with be given to those candidates with a governance background. Language skills useful.
Strong research skills, including understanding of key research themes and methodologies as well as experience working with statistical software - for example, Excel or SPSS.
High levels of organisation and task prioritisation.
A collaborative approach to work.
Candidates may be required to submit a writing example to evidence writing skills.
In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your career in a growing organisation.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter addressing the above bullet points explaining why you qualify for this position by e-mail to email@example.com
PIRC is the UK's leading independent research and advisory consultancy providing 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. PIRC maintains a high profile in the national and financial press. We are currently seeking candidates to work within PIRC’s Governance Data team.
The job holders will source and identify data, accurately enter into the database and provide authoritative and credible analysis to data outputs. You will also be expected to contribute to respected data capacity. A strong work ethic and the ability to work well under time pressure are also required.
· BSc in Economics/Finance/Accounting or Statistics related degree
· Advanced Microsoft office, specifically Excel
· High standard of numeracy and literacy
· Understanding of statistical concepts
· Ability to quickly find issues and resolve them
· Meet tight deadlines
· Knowledge of corporate governance
· Good presentation and manner
· Some level of basic programming skills, VBA
In return, for successful candidates, we offer a competitive salary package and the opportunity to develop your career in a growing organisation.
If you think this might be you, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you should be considered for this role, to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.