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The Role of a Company Secretary

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Most people forming a company undervalue the importance of a company secretary.

Find out here about the role and tasks that are carried out by a company secretary.  

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The Role of a Company Secretary

  1. 1. Company Secretary<br />From Wisteria Formations<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Most people forming a company undervalue the importance of a company secretary. <br />Find out here about the role and tasks that are carried out by a company secretary.  <br />
  3. 3. What is a company secretary?<br />It is the role of the company secretary to advise the directors of corporate, legislative and compliance matters.<br />
  4. 4. The company secretary is the named representative on legal documents and it is their responsibility to advise the directors of their corporate compliance obligations.<br />In most established companies the company secretary serves as a focal point between the board of directors, senior management and the company’s shareholders.<br /> <br /><ul><li>Since 6th April 2008 there is no longer a legal requirement to have a company secretary, although many Limited Companies appoint one to cover a range of job roles. </li></ul> <br />
  5. 5. Tasks<br /><ul><li> Organising and preparing agendas.
  6. 6. Taking minutes at board meetings and annual general meetings.
  7. 7. Filing with Companies House.
  8. 8. Maintaining company records and statutory books.
  9. 9. Dealing with stock transfers and dividends.
  10. 10. Ensure security of the company’s legal documents.
  11. 11. Ensuring compliance with all legal and statutory requirements. </li></li></ul><li>Tasks<br /><ul><li> Contact with external and regulatory bodies.
  12. 12. Management of employee benefits such as pensions and employee share schemes.
  13. 13. Insurance administration and organisation.
  14. 14. Establishing and maintaining the companies registered office as the address for any formal communication.
  15. 15. Reporting any significant changes to the company’s structure to Companies House.</li></li></ul><li>How a Company Formation Agent Can Help<br />Company Formation Agents can:<br /><ul><li> Provide company secretarial services if you are unsure of what legal requirements you must abide by.
  16. 16. Ensure that all regulations and statutory requirements are dealt with to prevent any fines or penalties. </li></ul>With the new Companies Act the role of company secretary is even more challenging. <br />
  17. 17. Where can I go for more information?<br />For help and advice in relation to company secretary matters, contact Wisteria Chartered Accountants:<br />Web: www.wisteria.co.ukTel: 020 8952 0140<br />To set up a UK limited company, use Wisteria Formations online company formation service:<br />www.wisteriaformations.co.uk<br />

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