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Corporate and Compliance Paralegal

Company name

Tennant Company

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Minneapolis, MN

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate and Compliance Paralegal The candidate will manage the global corporate secretarial responsibilities and maintenance of corporate records for company's international subsidiaries. Will also assist and manage various programs and activities that support company's corporate compliance program in the areas of business ethics, anti-corruption, data protection and policy management. Work in all areas related to the management of company's global corporate structure, which currently consists of more than 60 subsidiaries in 21 countries. Duties include working with the company's attorneys and other stakeholders as well as international external counsel and third party vendor to: direct and oversee the filing of annual reports; maintain the good standing of subsidiaries and solve any related issues; create and maintain the physical and electronic subsidiary corporate books and database records; facilitate the growth, changes, and needs of the corporate structure such as, director and officer changes, dividend distributions, subsidiary formations and dissolutions, qualifications, withdrawals, Secretary certifications, conversions, and name changes; understand country-specific requirements, and support these other functions with respect to subsidiary management inquiries, reports, and projects; follow and uphold various policies and processes related to the subsidiary management functions; maintain corporate organizational charts and other reports; and draft various corporate documents as needed, including resolutions and written actions. In close coordination with our internal legal team, external counsel, and colleagues around the world, take significant ownership of important aspects of the company ethics and compliance program: manage the Ethics Hotline reporting and case management system, including the process to receive, dispatch, investigate, close out, and compile reports into the system; manage the online compliance training program, including partnering cross-functionally with company's global leaders to ensure full course completion, incorporating feedback into future programs, and assisting in the development of future compliance education training materials, both in-person and online; manage the third party anti-corruption due diligence platform and program, including the screening of agents and distributors per applicable policies, reviewing responses to clear participation or raise red flags for further review, and working closely with global business leaders in all stages that involve customer interaction; assist in the design and implementation of a company-wide policy management program; design and manage compliance education campaigns; manage third party vendors; analyze and compile compliance data to create reports for various audiences and make recommendations for adjustments to the program; and draft communications regarding compliance and ethics issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and/or paralegal degree. Must have 3-5 years of experience as a Paralegal working in a law firm, in-house legal department, or similar environment. Knowledge and experience in international corporate governance preferred. Familiarity with dashboard reporting, case management systems, or learning management systems (LMS) desired. Familiarity and experience with legal compliance matters is an asset. Foreign language proficiency preferred.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 25892

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tennant Company
701 North Lilac Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55440

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