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The Role of the Company Secretary: Part 2

Advanced company secretarial issues associated with shares, share capital, financing and group structures.

Duration: Full day    CPD: 6.5 hours

About

This one-day course explores the company secretary role in relation to shares, share capital, financing and group structures. 

The course focuses predominantly on the company secretarial procedures associated with a company’s share and loan capital, but also explains the significance of certain group structures and addresses various company secretarial issues regarding a company’s accounts and auditors; and the procedures for closing down unwanted companies (including striking off).

The course includes some interactive case studies designed to reinforce key topics addressed throughout the day and to illustrate how to make use of the comprehensive practical guidance included in the course notes. 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working in a company secretarial role for a commercial company incorporated under the UK Companies Acts, whether public or private. Nearly half the course deals with matters concerning shares and share capital. Accordingly, it may not be suitable for those working in the not-for-profit sector for a company that does not have shareholders (e.g. a company limited by guarantee).

The course follows on from The Role of the Company Secretary (Part 1).  Delegates who have not completed Part 1 are still welcome to attend but some knowledge of the basic duties and responsibilities of the company secretary is assumed.

Company secretaries working in the not-for-profit sector may find The Role of the Charity Secretary course more relevant.

This course is complemented by The Role of the Company Secretary (Part 1). Book individually or save 15% and book both courses together. To take advantage of this special offer contact us.

Course highlights

  • Shares, share transfers and dividends
  • Changes to a company’s share capital, including new issues, share buy-backs, etc
  • Group structures
  • Loan capital and company charges
  • Accounts and audit
  • Striking-off and other methods of cessation

What will you get out of it?

  • An opportunity to look in more detail at some potentially more complex areas that company secretaries in most commercial companies will have to deal with at some stage throughout the company’s life
  • A greater understanding on share and loan capital
  • The tools and resources to work out what company secretarial procedures should be followed.
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

Programme

09.00 Registration
09.15 Shares and share transfers
  • Shares, share transfers, stamp duty, transmission procedures
  • Dividends
10.45 Tea/coffee
11.00 Share capital changes
  • 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
  • Parent and subsidiary companies, single member companies
  • Limited liability in groups and re-registration
14.15 Loan capital
  • Types of debt
  • Structure and procedures for debt issues
  • Registration of mortgages and charges (covering the new regimeintroduced in April 2013)
15.15 Tea/coffee
15.30 Accounts and audit
  • 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
  • Striking off and winding up procedures; restoration
17.00 Close

Trainer

Andrew C Hamer

Andrew C Hamer

Andrew is a Partner of The Mentor Partnership, a consultancy specialising in company secretarial practice, publishing and training.

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Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

1 February 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

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    London
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    London
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    London
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15 November 2018 Book now

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  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Free affiliateship

Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

1 February 2018 Book now

Other dates

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

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