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Company Secretary

What does a Company Secretary do?

Company secretaries are responsible for ensuring that an organisation complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance. They tend to have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect their areas of work.

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MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
MSc Financial Risk Management
BA Business Management
BSc Accounting and Finance
LLB Law

What skills does a Company Secretary need?

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate with people at all levels including directors and board members
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Report writing skills
  • The ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
  • Numeracy, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • A diplomatic approach to work and the confidence to provide support to high-profile company staff and board members
  • Management skills
  • Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information
  • A sound grasp of corporate governance issues
  • Team working skills
  • Commercial Awareness.

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