The Company Secretary shares responsibility with the Directors for ensuring compliance with various aspects of company law. The Company Secretary’s Role – Developing Responsibilities course continues to focus on those responsibilities, together with other functions that directors expect the Secretary to perform, including advising them on their own responsibilities. The overriding objective of the course is to help keep companies and directors legal.
Shares and share capital, including
- Share issue procedures
- Share transfers
- Transmission procedures on the death of a shareholder
- Share buy backs and reduction of capital
- Share schemes
- Dividend documentation
- Conditions for payment
- Liability for illegal dividends
Group structures, including
- The reasons and consequences of operating as a group
- Limited liability within group structures
Accounts and audit
- Responsibilities for the accounts
- Appointing and reappointing auditors
- Audit rotation
- Audit exemption
Member’s decisions, including
- How to decide whether members’ approval is required
- How to decide what resolution is required
- How to obtain approval
- General meetings
- Written resolutions
- Directors’ general duties
- Criminal liabilities
Getting rid of unwanted companies
- Striking off procedures
- Winding up
Suitability - Who should attend?
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
It is recommended that delegates attend both Parts 1 and 2 as part of a two-day programme. However, it is not necessary to do so. Attendance on both parts can be booked separately. If you opt to attend both parts, you can choose to attend on successive days or leave a gap between each part.
Company Secretary’s Role Part 1deals with the core duties of the company secretary.
This is the second part of a two-day programme designed for newly appointed company secretaries and their assistants from either public or private companies (whether limited by guarantee or limited by shares) and may also be suitable as a refresher for more experienced company secretarial staff.
It should be noted that the session on shares and share capital will not necessarily be relevant to staff from a company limited by guarantee.
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