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Company secretary

Company secretaries make sure that directors follow company law and financial regulations.

Potential salary
£35,000 to £70,000
Working hours
37 to 39 a week
  • 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.
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