Job description / Role
* The company secretary ensures that an organisation complies with relevant legislation and regulation, and keeps board members informed of their legal responsibilities.
* Company secretaries are the company’s named representative on legal documents, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the company and its directors operate within the law.
* It is also their responsibility to register and communicate with shareholders, to ensure that dividends are paid and to maintain company records, such as lists of directors and shareholders, and annual accounts.
* Company secretaries in all sectors have high level responsibilities including governance structures and mechanisms, corporate conduct within an organisation’s regulatory environment, board, shareholder and trustee meetings, compliance with legal, regulatory and listing requirements, the training and induction of non-executives and trustees, contact with regulatory and external bodies.