Career outlook for company secretary
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make sure that your company and its directors follow company law and meet financial regulations.
You’d be the company’s named representative on legal documents. You’d need to keep up to date with company law and work closely with lawyers and auditors.
You’d explain the financial and legal responsibilities to senior staff in the company.
- Keep records up to date, such as lists of directors and shareholders
- Send company information to official bodies, like Companies House or the Stock Exchange
- Organise and take minutes of annual general meetings and board meetings
- Prepare annual reports
- Manage share option schemes and pay out dividends
- Advise directors and board members about their legal responsibilities
Depending on the size of company you might also be responsible for the work of accounting and finance such as payroll, budget and internal audits.
You might also oversee health and safety requirements and manage the property used by the company.
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Managing resources
- Time management
- Motivating others
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