Corporate Secretarial Services

One of the requirements for setting up company in Singapore is the appointment of a locally resident company secretary within 6 months of incorporation. The company secretary’s role is to ensure that the company complies with legislations and regulations, and update board members on their legal responsibilities. In smaller companies, the work primarily revolves around the AGM and filing the annual returns.

This person should have the requisite knowledge and experience to help the company meet all its regulatory compliance obligations such as filing of Annual Returns and holding of its annual general meetings.

Corporate Secretarial Services

We can help you handle routine administrative compliances, meet regulatory and fiduciary requirements as well as reaching statutory and regulatory milestones. This allows you to dedicate your resources to more productive and efficient work that will help focus on the growth of your businesses.

  • Reminders on the various statutory compliance dates
  • Preparation and filing of necessary corporate resolutions
  • Safekeeping, updating and maintaining shares registers, minutes book and other statutory registers
  • Preparation of minutes for AGM and related directors’ meeting
  • Preparation and filing of the annual return with ACRA
  • Preparation of routine resolutions and related documents
  • Advising on compliances for audit and tax
  • Advising on creating and maintaining Register of Controllers and Nominee Directors compliance
  • Managing the custody of the company’s common seal

Why us?

Our company has been in business since 1971 and we have amassed years of experience to meet all our clients’ compliance needs. We have demonstrated effectiveness in complying with ACRA’s registered filing agent requirements.

Our Company Secretaries:

  • Locally resident in Singapore
  • Reputable and Trustworthy Professionals
  • Registered Qualified Individuals under ACRA
  • Qualified Public Accountants
  • Members of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

Furthermore, for clients who take up our incorporation services in Singapore, we also provide a one-year complimentary corporate secretarial service so they can start off setting up company in Singapore with less worries.

Contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation to assess your needs.

FAQ

1. Is it necessary to appoint a Company Secretary?

Yes. Under Section 171 of the Singapore Companies Act (Cap. 50), every Singapore Registered Private Limited company shall have one or more Singapore company secretaries each of whom shall be a natural person and his or her principal place of residence must be in Singapore.

The company secretary must be appointed within six months of incorporation.  If at some point the company secretary chooses to leave the company, this position should not be vacant for more than six months at any one time. The sole director of a company and the company secretary cannot be the same person.

2. Is the company secretary an officer of the company?

Yes, the Singapore company secretary is considered an officer of the company and his or her name must be registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) records. A company secretary mandates the similar fiduciary duties to the company directors and must always act in the best interests of the company and avoid or disclose any possible conflicts that may arise.

3. What are the duties and responsibilities of the Company Secretary?

In general, the Company Secretary maintains and updates the Company’s statutory registers; preparation of agenda and minutes of meetings of directors and shareholders; keep the company and its directors aware of the deadlines such as Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Annual Returns (AR) filing; attend to the appropriate electronic filings with the ACRA for change of company particulars, officers, company shares, such as the transfer of shares, issue of shares and maintaining of the shareholders’ register as well as other compliance matters with regards to The Companies Act Cap. 50.