The Role of a Company Secretary
Classroom: £329 +VAT per person
The role of the company secretary continually evolves and it is crucial that the person given this responsibility is fully aware of the duties they must perform to protect their company and themselves from any penalties.
This comprehensive course explains the duties of a company secretary, providing you with a thorough understanding and ensuring you are fully up-to-date and compliant with your legal responsibilities. It guides you through the role step by step, explaining exactly what must be done to comply with the Companies Act, company articles and other legislation.
It is a practical day, focusing on real-life situations and is a guide to: the responsibilities of a company secretary, working with directors, the duties of the company secretary throughout the year, what a company secretary should know, the questions they should ask and what to do when problems arise.
Attending will enable you to approach the job with confidence and equip you with the essential knowledge to succeed in this challenging role.
“Excellent coverage of a huge subject in a very short time. Available resources are much appreciated. Perfect location for stations and facilities - light and warm premises with good amenities and plenty of refreshments.”
Group Financial Controller
“Excellent presenter - engaging, interesting and fun. He made a potentially dry subject memorable and fascinating.”
Group Finance Manager
“Brilliantly delivered. Made a complicated subject understandable and at times amusing. Thoroughly covered all relevant subjects. Thank you.”
“Roger made a potentially dry and inaccessible subject informative and educational. I found it particularly helpful that he illustrated principles and points through examples and anecdotes.”
Director of Business Assurance
“I found the course to be engaging, informative and well presented. The attitude to questions was fantastic and the presenter made sure that everyone had a chance to ask anything they wished without letting it detract from the session. ”
Director of Education
“Roger is clearly very knowledgeable. The delivery is well paced and interspersed with anecdotes which make the learning enjoyable.”
Head of Corporate Services
“Great course - very informative. Presenter very knowledgeable, friendly and approachable.”
“Peter was excellent, very knowledgeable and made a typically dry subject interesting.”
“Excellent and informative day. The trainer engaged well with delegates and made a dry subject interesting. First rate session.”
Chief Operating Officer
This course is an essential primer for those who are new to the role – and also acts as an ideal refresher for more experienced secretaries, hoping to build on their existing skills.
This course is for all companies that are registered at Companies House. However, if your company is a Charity that is registered at Companies House we recommend that you attend Charities: The Role of the Secretary instead.
Roger is a qualified Company Secretary and Accountant with vast experience and a highly practical approach. He has held several senior positions and for twenty years was a Company Secretary and Financial Director. Roger is also the author of 28 books, including 'Company Law: The Authoritative Guide for Directors and Secretaries', a comprehensive book covering many aspects of Company Law.
Kirsty Semple ACIS LLM is a Chartered Secretary. She worked in public practice for over 20 years, specialising in governance and compliance. She has acted as Secretary for a wide range of companies – both companies limited by shares and guarantee companies. The remainder of the time she provides consultancy, training and support to Boards. She is an experienced lecturer, who also has up to date, practical experience of the role of a secretary. Kirsty is also the editor of ICSA’s Charities’ Handbook.
Peter is an active Company Secretary who has specialised in corporate compliance and governance issues for over 25 years. He has worked with the Boards of all types of company, from small to large, in both commercial and charitable environments.