Okay, we’ve given you a brief idea of what company secretaries usually do. Here's a list of some tasks and responsibilities common to this career:
Advising the leadership team of the business on matters of the law. The company management might turn to you for legal advice, say, while buying another company.
Ensuring that the firm is working in accordance with the rules. You mainly have to make sure that the company complies with the Companies Act.
Updating the company management about changing rules and laws. In case there is a change, you have to let them know. You then have to follow up and make sure that the new rules have been implemented.
Conducting board meetings. Here, you have to decide the agenda of the meeting. You also have to follow up on whether the decisions in the meeting are getting implemented.
Keeping an eye on the finances. You have to make sure all the paperwork is in place and no misappropriation is happening. Once again, it's a part of your job to protect the company’s interests!
Checking accounts of the expenditures made by company employees to prevent fraud. For this, you have to coordinate with the finance department, the Chartered Accountant, etc.
Helping the company with legal paperwork required for arranging funds. For example, the company plans to take a loan from a bank to open a new branch. The bank will ask for different documents and it is your job to make sure that all these documents are available.
Monitoring company policies like pension schemes and insurance coverage for employees. You need to check whether everyone is getting the amounts they deserve, and if the amounts are within the government limits.
Acting as a link between the company, government and regulatory authorities. You will be the point of contact between all three entities.