Most companies require the company secretary to be a resident individual, whose annual responsibilities include:
i) preparation and filing of the legal annual return
ii) securely maintain company records and chop
iii) receive important government information on behalf of our clients
iv) ensure legal filing of changes of company structure.
Only recognized in common law jurisdictions, the company secretary is appointed to manage the company's administrative procedures and filings. The secretary is responsible for annual returns and will organize meetings of directors and shareholders prepare documents relating to those meetings ‘minutes and resolutions. Company secretaries are not always required, and rules on a residence, the use of a body corporate, etc., change from country to country. Company secretaries often come from legal and accounting backgrounds, but many countries have no minimum qualifications for company secretaries of private companies (this is different for public companies).