Every company must have at least one secretary appointed within 6 months from the date of incorporation. However, a Singapore private company, other than that required under the Companies Act, need not appoint a professionally qualified company secretary.

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There are certain legal requirements that a company needs to follow when choosing corporate services Singapore and appointing a corporate secretary. The Company Secretary Singapore of a public company or private company appointed under the Companies Act must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Has been a secretary of a company for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of his appointment as secretary of the company
  • Is a qualified person under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161)
  • Is an accountant registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)
  • Is a member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  • Is a member of the Association of International Accountants (Singapore Branch)
  • Is a member of the Institute of Company Accountants, Singapore
  • Is by virtue of certain prescribed academic or professional qualifications, capable of carrying out the functions of a secretary.

Duties of a Company Secretary

a. To maintain and update the following statutory records of the Company:
  • Register of Members
  • Register of Directors, Secretaries, Managers and Auditors
  • Register of Charges over the Company’s assets
  • Register of Directors’ Shareholdings
  • Minute Books of the proceedings of general and board meetings
b. To prepare board resolutions and minutes of directors’ and shareholdings’ meetings
c. To conduct annual general meeting
d. To prepare annual return and to lodge annual return with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
e. To prepare minutes/resolutions and to lodge relevant returns with ACRA, where necessary, in connection with the following:
  • Allotment of shares
  • Share transfers
  • Changes in the officers (directors/secretary/manager) of the Company
  • Change in registered office
  • Changes in the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Opening of bank accounts
  • Change of bank signatories