Company secretaries are responsible for ensuring that an organisation complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance. Although they are not strictly required to provide legal advice, company secretaries must have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect their areas of work.

In larger organisations the Company Secretary acts as a point of communication between the board of directors and company shareholders, reporting in a timely and accurate manner on company procedures and developments.

Public limited companies are legally required to employ a company secretary and many private companies also have the role.

A Company Secretary is typically responsible for;

keeping the company’s statutory records, 
filing statutory returns, and 
advising the board on corporate governance, company law compliance and regulations

They are often concerned with;

risk management, 
internal audit and control, 
business continuity, 
data security, 
pensions administration, 
property management and 
other legal areas such as intellectual property, employment law and health and safety.

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