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What is a company secretary?

A company secretary is the person appointed to ensure the company’s maintains compliance with the many statutory requirements – such as maintaining and filing statutory records and returns.

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Who can be a company secretary?

Any natural person who is ordinarily resident in Singapore and who has the requisite knowledge to perform the duties.

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What are the duties and responsibilities of a company secretary?

The company secretary is required to ensure that the company is in compliance with the relevant legal requirements. This includes preparing and filing statutory registers and returns, directors’ reports, board resolutions, minutes of the general meeting.

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Is the company secretary an employee of the company?

A company secretary can also be an employee of the company, but this is not a prerequisite. A company can also use the services of a third party service provider, such as ourselves, to comply with the company secretary requirement.

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Is the company secretary an officer of the company?

Yes, just as directors are officers, the Companies Act classifies a company secretary as an officer of the company, however directors are responsible and ultimately liable for the company’s compliance.

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Can my company retain annual Company Secretarial services?

Yes. Our company secretarial services include:

  • Providing at least one qualified person to be appointed as your Company Secretary in accordance with the Act.
  • Attending to routine secretarial matters of the company, including the first board meeting, annual general meeting, biz profile records and affixation of common seal.
  • Safekeeping and maintaining registers, minute book and other statutory records.
  • Providing you with compliance reminders with regard to the numerous regulatory requirements.