12 December 2017

The evolving role of the company secretary


Are you fulfilling your statutory obligations? A highly practical seminar providing an up-to-date understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a company secretary at each stage of a company's life.

Who should attend?
Company secretaries and assistant secretaries of private companies registered under the Companies Acts, plus anyone who requires a practical awareness of current companies legislation and how it impacts on the day to day running of a company, for example finance directors, chief accountants and administrators.

What you will gain

  • practical up-to-date knowledge of current companies legislation
  • a detailed awareness of the actions company secretaries are required to take, including considering why such actions are required and best practice in conducting such actions

The course will cover the life cycle of a company focusing on the practical duties and responsibilities of a company secretary at each stage. This practical seminar will provide you with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a company secretary focusing on the areas a company will be concerned with both at the outset and on a daily and annual basis. The speaker will highlight the key aspects of company legislation with which the company secretary must be concerned, as well as considering the changes implemented/proposed by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015) that will have a direct impact on the day to day work of the company secretary.

Programme outline

  • Incorporation/Initial considerations of a company
  • Company incorporation
  • Memorandum (objects and Companies Act 2006 implications)
  • Articles (choices, contractual implications, changes)
  • Registered office/Single Alternative Inspection Location
  • Choice of name and rules surrounding its display (together with proposed legislative changes)
  • Directors (appointment and duties)
  • Company secretary (role, appointment, authority)
  • Share capital
  • Day to day running of a company
  • Board meetings, general meetings, resolutions and minutes
  • Execution of documents
  • Raising equity - issue of new shares
  • Raising debt - registering a charge
  • Share transfers
  • Maintenance of statutory registers and records
  • Annual events of a company
  • Annual return
  • Accounts
  • AGM (if required)

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

Booking Information

Date Location Price
12 December 2017 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 599.00
Member price: £539. CDS member price: £415. Plus VAT on all prices.

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