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What is the typical day of a Company Secretary like?

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RE: What is the typical day of a Company Secretary like?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh

A company secretary's role begins from the very moment when the idea of company formation is conceived. The company secretary plays a vital role in the organization's governance. Responsibilitiesinclude ensuring that the company complies with required legal and regulatory matters, administration of mergers and acquisitions, advising the board on company law and procedures, drafting contracts, maintaining company records, handling issues of shareholders , security compliance and certification services, taxation and international trade and WTO services. Company secretary may provide general strategic management, corporate communication and public relations, IT & HR management services as well. With integrated knowledge of multiple disciplines of law, management , finance and corporate governance, a company secretary is a crucial link between the company , its board of directors, shareholders, government and other agencies.

To excel in this profession one should have personal attributes like administrative ability, common sense and good judgment , legal aptitude, numerical ability , tact, interest in current affairs, brevity and clarity in expression & being systematic.

The Institute of company secretariesof India is a premier national professional body to develop and regulate the profession of company secretaryship. three stages are involved in this course:-

  • foundation
  • executive
  • professional
In addition the student has to undergo practical training for about 15 months which a student may opt to start after passing the executive programme.
A qualified company secretary can be self employed as an independent professional or seek employment. Companies with a paid up capital of Rs 5 croreor more are required to appoint a whole time cs. They can find well paid positions in the private sector and public corporate sector , banks and financial institutions, stock exchanges, the department of company affairs, company law boards and government departments.

RE: What is the typical day of a Company Secretary like?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Everybody has some career goals in mind. Somthing they are thinking of doing or becoming. For Commerce students, there are many avenues where they can build up a good career in future. Company Secretary course is one such course which can be taken as a profession.

It is a good choice to pursue "Company Secretary" along with graduation. You can pursue CS along with your Graduation in Commerce or BAF and so many.

Stages to become Company Secretary (CS):
The Student who would like to join the course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo 3 stages to pursue the Company Secretaries course. i.e.
1. Foundation Programme
2. Executive Programme
3. Professional Programme

The student who would like to join the course after passing the Graduation has to undergo 2 stages of the Company Secretaryship. i.e.
1. Executive Programme
2. Professional Programme.

- Foundation Programme which is of 8 months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream. (Excluding Fine Arts)
- Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
- Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.

Roles and Responsibilities (What they do):
The CS Roles and responsibilities includes:
1. An expert in Company, corporate and Security Laws.
2. A vital link between the company and its Board of Directors, Shareholders, Government and Regulatory Authorities.
3. A Conscience seeker of the company
4. A Compliance Officer of the company
5. Corporate Planner and Strategic Manager.

Scope of the CS:
The CS has very wide scope in the industries now a days.
A qualified Company Secretary has openings in industry and also has scope for practicing as an Independent Professional.

CS course offers lucrative career options. After successfully completing this course, you can get into multi national companies for jobs. CS acts as a compliance officer who may provide legal advises in area of corporate Laws, Capital Market, Corporate Governance etc.

Job Opportunities exists in both private and public sector companies. Some of the areas where you have chances of jobs are SEBI, Stock Exchange Markets etc. A qualified CS can also practice independently. Many government companies also employ CS such as AAI, ONGC, State Infrastructure Development Corporations etc.

Opportunities also exists in banks. Some of the other areas where in one can work are government financial institutions, bureau of public enterprises, accounts branch of government law service.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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