1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1212-11 Company Secretary

Plans, administers and reviews corporate compliance activities and effective practice concerning company board meetings and shareholdings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • arranges and gives notice of meetings of directors and shareholders
  • attends board and shareholder meetings, and directs the preparation of agendas, minutes, resolutions and associated records of proceedings
  • controls the seal of the corporation, and arranges its use, together with signatures, on official documents
  • maintains the company and subsidiary share registers, and accounts for dividend payments
  • liaises with other managers, auditors, stockbrokers, bankers, legal advisers and other parties concerned with the acquisition and distribution of assets and share transfers
  • oversees preparation of the company's annual report
  • advises the corporation's board concerning compliance with Corporations Law, Stock Exchange listing rules and other relevant legislation and corporate practice
  • may manage staff supporting the company secretariat function

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