- administration skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- to be flexible and open to change
- excellent written communication skills
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
- excellent verbal communication skills
- business management skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
In this role you could be:
- preparing annual company reports
- administering share option schemes and paying dividends
- advising directors and board members about their legal responsibilities
- dealing with other professionals like lawyers and auditors
- sending company information to Companies House or the Stock Exchange
You could work in an office.
With experience you could become a company's chief executive or managing director.
You could also work freelance as a consultant or a part-time company secretary for several smaller businesses.
You can find out more about how to become a company secretary from ICSA: The Governance Institute.Data from National Careers Service.