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Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course
Professional Directors Association Authorised Training Centre for Directors and Company Secretaries
Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course will provide all the information and understanding necessary to provide outstanding Company Secretary support to the Board of Directors. The best Company Secretaries are advisors to the Board on legal and regulatory requirements, as well as on best practice. They are also normally responsible for Shareholder Communications and Dividend Payments.
Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre
The Company Secretary is an Officer of the company and can be liable, alongside the Directors, for fines for non-compliance with the Companies Act 2006.
Institute of Leadership and Management approved Training Centre
"Excellent" Delegate Comments on Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course
‘Very Informative and the Course Leader is very knowledgeable.’
Roxanne Ferguson – Financial Controller, Interritus Limited
‘Good pace and kept interesting and relevant to all attendees. I would definitely recommend.’
Lizzie Hanna – Finance Director, London North Eastern Railway
‘Good course, covered all areas in detail: very diverse attendees made the course interesting to know how other companies and industries work.’
Michelle Lewis – Business and Finance Manager, Solden Hill House Limited
‘Great course. Clearly the Course Leader has a deep and in depth knowledge.’ Howard Davies – Chief Executive, National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
‘Well Delivered and lots of Useful Information.’
Hatty Armstrong – PA to Managing Director, B-Skill Limited
‘Excellent pace and understanding. Extremely knowledgeable about the subject. Met all of my pre-course objectives.’
Robert Anderson – Company Secretary and Business Development Director, QE Facilities Limited
‘Good and very broad session, with lots of very relevant information.’
David McCullum – General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, Drax Group Plc
‘Well presented best practice and good sharing of knowledge. Small class size, so more interaction and attention.’
Jatin Radia – Managing Director, Pramex International Limited
‘Very informative and good course’ Leah Henderson – Finance Manager, Advanced Engine Research Limited
‘Great knowledge around the Companies Act 2006.’ Ceri Barnett – In-House Solicitor, Ateb Group Plc
‘Very comprehensive and informative course with a good mix of theory and practical insight.’
Toby Rintoul – Director of Finance, TC Biopharm Limited
‘Very informative and extremely helpful. Many thanks to Philip’
Andrew Langley – Head of Finance, SOP International Limited
‘Very informative and useful. Great venue and facilities.’
Anna Doyle – Deputy Company Secretary, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
‘Very informative.’ Mark Godfrey – Managing Director, ASM Engineering Limited
Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course Overview
This Company Secretary Corporate Governance Roles and Responsibilities course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates. To ensure that the Company Secretaries attending this training course will continue to get the maximum possible benefit, the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.
This Corporate Governance Company Secretary Training Course will explain and discuss the powers and Corporate Governance duties of Company Secretaries. It is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Secretaries, as well as aspiring Company Secretaries.
This Corporate Governance course for Company Secretaries will enable you to identify and understand the legal and corporate governance issues inherent in any situation. It will explain the seven statutory duties of directors and define the legal requirements applicable to Company Secretaries attending Board meetings. This course will explain the personal and corporate insolvency issues relating to Board Directors and Company Secretaries. The definition of the term Director will be discussed along with Shadow Directors, De Facto Directors, NEDs, iNEDs. It will discuss the laws relating to Director Disqualifications, Director Pay, Dividends, Resolutions, Meetings, Voting requirements and Company House filings, as well as the key aspects of the UK Corporate Governance Code, including Board Committees. It will help to prevent the Company Secretary from inadvertently assuming any personal liabilities through an imperfect knowledge of the law.
The training course is delivered by some of the best Corporate Governance tutors in the UK. They are heavily involved with Corporate Governance at the highest possible levels and have a wealth of practical experience at their fingertips, as well as outstanding theoretical knowledge. The route to Board Excellence will be comprehensively covered by this training course.
To ensure that the Company Secretaries attending this training course will get the maximum possible benefit from their time and that the discussions will be at their most effective; the delegate numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8.
Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Course Content
The training course will cover:
- The new and recent Laws and Regulations
- Legal Framework
- Applicable Laws & Regulatory Framework
- The role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary
- When is a Company Secretary required
- The appointment and removal of a Company Secretary
- Companies Act 2006 Requirements
- Director Definitions
- Shadow Directors and De Facto Directors
- Executive and Non-executive Directors
- Differences between the Officers of the Company
- Appointment and Removal of Directors
- Seven Statutory Director Duties
- Director Liabilities, Insurances and Indemnities
- Declarations of Interest
- Director Pay
- Director Contracts
- Director Loans and Transactions
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Shareholder Communications, Relationships and Dealings
- Legal Reporting Requirements
- People with Significant Control
- Shadow Directors, Defacto Directors and Alternate Directors
- UK Corporate Governance Code
- Overview of the Code
- Board Evaluations
- The role of the Chairman
- Independent Non-Executive Directors
- New Directors, Appointment & Induction
- Board Committees
- Shareholder Relations and Meetings
- Shareholder Dissent
- Insolvency Act 1986 and the Director Disqualification Act
- Director Liabilities
- Director Actions and Conduct before Insolvency
- Insolvency Process
- Creditors, Secured, Preferred and Unsecured
- “Pre-Packs”, Pre-Packaged Administrations
- Director Disqualifications and how to avoid accidentally giving rise to a disqualification
- What you can and cannot do to try to save a failing company
- Common Mistakes and their consequences
- Board Meetings and Committees
- Risk Management
- Role and Powers of The Company Secretary
- Role of the SID on the Board
- Tax position of NEDS and HMRC
- Practical Board Evaluations
- Signing the Annual Financial Statements
- Strict Liability Legislation
- Dividend Matters
- Common Pitfalls and Traps for the Board
Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Training Course Leaders
The training course is delivered by some of the best Company Law and Corporate Governance tutors in the UK. They are heavily involved with Corporate Governance at the highest possible levels and have a wealth of practical experience at their fingertips, as well as outstanding theoretical knowledge. The role and responsibilities of Company Board Directors will be comprehensively covered by this course.
One is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, an FCA, and a Chartered Director; the Board Director qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a former Town Councillor. He serves on the Thames Valley Board of the Chartered Management Institute and was the lead Finance for Non-Finance Directors tutor for many years for the Chartered Management Institute. He has just completed 12 years on the Chartered Director and Standards Committees of the Institute of Directors. The Chartered Director Committee of the Institute of Directors was the body that advised the Institute of Directors for more than 12 years, as to what UK Board Directors should know in order to properly fulfil the role of a company director. This committee helped to shape the Institute of Directors examination syllabus in the UK. He has been closely involved at a senior level, for more than 20 years, in all aspects of the professional development of company directors and managers; he has also served on a Plc audit committee and a remuneration committee.
In addition to professional executive and director development services, he is actively involved in company acquisitions and disposals, as well as providing board level financial consulting services. He has practical experience of funding new start-ups and investments, including raising millions of pounds of new Equity Share Capital. He has over 30 years of successful UK and International experience, including 7 years as the Finance Director, Company Secretary and then the Chief Executive of a Plc, as well as 14 years with KPMG Management Consulting, IBM and Arthur Andersen.
The other is a Chartered Company Secretary and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has spent many years as a Corporate Governance Tutor at the Institute of Directors and elsewhere. He has many years of experience as a Company Secretary and as a company director; both as a non-executive director and as an executive director.
The course tutors are very well qualified and highly experienced individuals; one of these will deliver your workshop. They possess a delivery style, which is dynamic, approachable and highly engaging, enabling them to deliver a workshop that you and your company will benefit from and equally importantly, one that you will remember. Their courses are always assessed as “Excellent” by the delegates.
Who Should Attend This Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Training Course
This Company Secretary Corporate Roles and Responsibilities training course is designed for both experienced and newly appointed Company Secretaries, as well as aspiring Company Secretaries. Most Company Secretaries act as advisors to their Boards, which makes it essential that Company Secretaries understand the roles and responsibilities of Company Directors, as well as the detailed daily requirements of their own position.
All Company Secretaries that wish too know more about good best practice and their statutory obligations would benefit from attending this course.
We have had delegates ranging from newly appointed Company Secretaries of SMEs, to highly experienced Company Secretaries of companies listed on the Stock Exchange.
Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Training Course Learning Objectives
This Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities Training Course provides comprehensive coverage of the roles & responsibilities of a Company Secretary. It will explain and discuss the powers and duties of Company Secretaries.
Topics covered include the Companies Act 2006, UK Corporate Governance Code, Board Committees, the Memorandum & Articles of Association, Companies House requirements, the Insolvency Act, the Director Disqualification Act, Director Pay, Shadow Directors, De Facto Directors, NEDs, iNEDs, Dividends, Resolutions, Meetings, Voting requirements and many more. This course will help the Company Secretary to advise the Board and keep them safe from inadvertently assuming any personal liabilities through an imperfect knowledge of the law.
By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:
- Understand and implement the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 insofar as they relate to your company
- Understand and appreciate their own Memorandum & Articles of Association to the extent that they will be able to identify necessary changes
- Become familiar with the definition of a Director and the consequences of being a Shadow Director or a De Facto Director
- Explain and advise upon the seven statutory duties of Directors
- Identify and discuss the main provisions of the UK corporate governance code that are likely to impact their own companies
- Understand and quantify the impact of any relevant law and good corporate governance concepts upon any particular course of action
- Define, analyse and interpret the corporate governance issues inherent in any business scenario
- Explain how good corporate governance can maximise long term company performance
- Know and become compliant with the provisions around calling, conducting and recording meetings of the Board and the Shareholder, also known as the Members
- Understand the laws relating to executive Directors, NEDs and iNEDs
- Become familiar with the key elements of the insolvency and Director Disqualification laws and understand the personal and corporate ramifications of any potential insolvency issues
- Avoid assuming any unnecessary personal liabilities and to advise the Company Directors on the same matter
- Become better able to make a strong advisory contribution to the Board discussions and decision making
- Know and understand the laws relating to dividend payments
- Know the laws and regulations relating to Director Pay
- Know the main filing requirements of Companies House, including Persons with Significant Control
- Communicate more effectively and easily with fellow Board Directors and key company advisors across a range of Board topics; through an in depth understanding of corporate governance and company law
Internal Staff Training and Development
This Company Secretary Governance Roles and Responsibilities training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with small groups the course fees per person can be lower than for open events. Especially if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient many of our clients and allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organisation. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon development action plans and assign priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Certificates of Professional Development
Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to participants who successfully complete this training course.
We are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute as an approved training centre for Director and Finance training courses.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Institute of Directors, the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued.
Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management as an approved training centre for Leadership and Management training courses
We are currently undergoing an assessment process for our director courses to be recognised as being degree level on the national qualification frameworks that cover Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Once that accreditation is achieved, this would make us part of the European Qualification Framework (EQF), which, provides equivalence across the globe.