WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SINGAPORE COMPANY SECRETARY
Did you know that it is mandatory for every Singapore company to appoint a company secretary within 6 months from the date of incorporation according to the Companies Act? Your options are to hire and train an inhouse secretary or get company secretary services from outsourcing companies. The latter is more convenient if you have no prior experience with secretarial work and will find it difficult to train an inhouse secretary. Here are some important notes for you regarding corporate secretarial in Singapore.
DUTIES OF A COMPANY SECRETARY IN SINGAPORE
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Here are other duties of a company secretary in Singapore:
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A SINGAPORE COMPANY SECRETARY
The company secretary is an officer of the company, an advisor to the board, the main liaison between the shareholders and directors, and the main compliance officer.
POWERS OF A COMPANY SECRETARY IN SINGAPORE
The powers of the company secretary lie in their signature as certification of documents. Since the company secretary is recognised as the key person who maintains the records of the company, certification of company documents by the company secretary is generally accepted.
The powers are limited in a way that the company secretary’s signature can be replaced by other lawyers, accountants, or the company director. Otherwise, the certification procedure would require joint signatures of both director and company secretary.
Situations where a company secretary’s signature is required:
HOW COMPANY SECRETARY SERVICES CAN HELP YOU
- Company secretary services are outsource support services offered by experienced firms. This means that the secretary they will deploy to your office is already well-rounded on secretarial duties and can assist you or your team on the admin tasks and other areas where his or her service is needed.
- One of the key advantages of hiring company secretary services is the tax incentives. Since outsourced secretaries are not considered part of your company, you will not have to shoulder the tax that comes from having them onboard.
- Most companies offering company secretary services offer stability when it comes to filling in the role. Unlike hiring an inhouse secretary that may, at some point, file leave for a longer period, outsourcing your secretary will mean that the post will not be vacant. If the deployed secretary will not be able to work for a couple of days, the firm will likely send a substitute.
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PROCEDURE TO APPOINT AND REMOVE A COMPANY SECRETARY
When you dedicate to engage company secretary services, the procedure to officially appoint the new corporate secretary and remove the existing one is as follows:
Procedure to appoint a company secretary
Procedure to appoint a company secretary
SINGAPORE CORPORATE SECRETARY FAQs
We’ve handpicked the top 4 questions that we get asked a lot when it comes to company secretary in Singapore.
SINGAPORE COMPANY SECRETARY & LEGAL ARTICLES
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