Company Secretary roles are almost always exclusively sought after within the In-house sector.
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 dividens are paid and to maintain company records, such as lists of directors and shareholders, and annual accounts.
In the UK, the company secretary may be qualified by virtue of examination and membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) although this is not an essential qualification, depending on the position of the business. In larger, listed businesses however, there is often a need for Assistant Company Secretaries or Company Secretary Assistants, who can be fully or partially qualified and the team often sits in close proximity to the legal department – although Company Secretaries can equally have an accountancy background.
Sacco Mann has a proud a record of working in partnership with both public and AIM listed businesses, as well as private equity backed companies and start-ups. We have a qualified and non qualified division and are well placed to be able to assist should you feel ready for a change or would value a conversation on the market?