The Role of the Company Secretary: Part 2

This one-day course covers issues associated with shares, share capital, financing and group structures. 9am - 5pm. Central London.


Although this follows on from our previous course, anyone in a company secretary's role is welcome to attend. (Those working in the not-for-profit sector may prefer The Role of the Charity Secretary.)

The course leaders use interactive case studies and course notes to reinforce key topics. There is also an opportunity to discuss specific issues concerning your organisation.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand:

  • Shares, share transfers and dividends (almost half the syllabus)
  • Changes to a company’s share capital, including new issues, share buy-backs, etc. (see Full Programme)
  • Group structures
  • Loan capital and company charges
  • Accounts and audit
  • Striking-off and other methods of cessation

You will also receive:

  • The tools and resources to find out what company secretarial procedures should be followed and when
  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • An ICSA Certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of ICSA (see below)
  • 6.5 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base. 

Go further – and save 15% on this course

This course is complemented by The Role of the Company Secretary: Part 1. Save 15% when you book both courses. Call 020 7580 4741 or contact us to find out more.

Special Offer: Get 30% off your copy of The ICSA Company Secretary's Handbook, 11th edition and The ICSA Company Secretary's Checklists, 10th edition

Delegates to this course get the chance to buy the accompanying books at a 30% discount. For more info about our books, please visit the shop.


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9:00   Registration & tea/coffee

9:15   Shares and share transfers

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  • Shares, share transfers, stamp duty, transmission procedures
  • Dividends

10:45   Tea/coffee

11:00   Share capital changes

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  • Share issues and pre-emption rights
  • Share buy-backs, treasury shares and capital reductions
  • Share splits, consolidations and redenomination
  • Class rights and conversion

12:45  Lunch

13:30  Group structures

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  • Parent and subsidiary companies, single member companies
  • Limited liability in groups and re-registration

14:15 Loan capital

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  • Types of debt
  • Structure and procedures for debt issues
  • Registration of mortgages and charges (covering the new regime introduced in April 2013)

15:15  Tea/coffee

15:30  Accounts and audit

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  • Secretarial procedures associated with accounts
  • Appointment, removal and resignation of auditors
  • Audit exemptions (including the new regime for subsidiaries

16:15 Closing down unwanted companies

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  • Striking off and winding up procedures; restoration

17:00 Close

Course leader

Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones is a Director of Corporate Legal Solutions Limited a consultancy company working in corporate governance, risk management and internal control, company secretarial practice and compliance.

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I enjoyed both days but day one was definitely easier. Both days were very relevant and I was glad I did Part I & II to get the complete overview.
Susannah James, Office Manager, Impendulo Limited



£685 +VAT (Non-members)
£617 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£530 +VAT (ICSA members)
£345 +VAT (ICSA students)

Next course: 20 February 2019
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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


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