The Company Secretary shares responsibility with the Directors for ensuring compliance with many aspects of company law. This course focuses on those responsibilities so that you can keep yourself legal and no longer need to worry that you might be missing something.
The course will
enable you to recognise your responsibilities as the Company Secretary and when something needs to be done;
give you sufficient knowledge and materials to decide what needs to be done (e.g. what needs to be filed or recorded); and
where appropriate, do it yourself.
Statutory registers and records
Maintaining the company’s statutory registers
Whether a private company should opt to have any of its registers kept by Companies House
Other statutory records
Place where records should be kept
Inspection and copying rights
Companies House filings
Filing the right forms and documents with Companies House
How to file resolutions with Companies House
Web and software filing
How to correct mistakes
How to prepare for and run board meetings
How to get agenda papers in and out on time
Contracts, Constitution and Company identity
Secretary’s role in the execution of contracts and other documents
Ensuring compliance with the rules on disclosure of the company’s identity
Processing a change of company name
The importance of a company’s Articles of Association
The procedures for amending Articles of Association.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is designed mainly for newly appointed Company Secretaries (including deputies and assistants), although people often find it useful as a refresher.
This is the first part of a two-day course. Company Secretary’s Role Part 2 deals with other core duties of the company secretary relating to shares, share capital changes, group structures, matters for which shareholder approval is required and how it can be obtained, accounts and auditors, and getting rid of unwanted companies. It also covers the duties of directors in order to help you keep your directors legal.
Although we would encourage delegates to attend Parts 1 and 2, attendance on Part 1 may suffice for those who want an overview of the role. If you choose to attend both parts, you can attend on successive days or leave a gap between attending each part. Attendance on both parts can be booked separately.