Company Secretarial

The role of the company secretary was significantly enhanced by the Companies Act, 2014. When consenting to act, a company secretary is now required to sign a declaration acknowledging his/her legal duties and obligations. The statutory duties of a company secretary have not changed significantly and include filing the annual return and annexures and other required public filings and maintaining the company’s statutory books and registers. The role also usually involves arranging directors’ and shareholders’ meetings.

The Companies Act, 2014 imposes a new duty on directors of Irish companies to ensure that the company secretary has the skills and resources necessary to discharge his/her statutory, legal and other duties delegated by the board.

At Kiely & Co we assist company secretaries to discharge their duties by providing the following company secretarial services:

  • Preparation and filing of company annual returns and annexures with the Companies Registration Office
  • Maintenance of company register
  • Maintenance of board minutes
  • Convening AGM’s and EGM’s
  • Appointments and resignations of directors

We also provide registered office facilities. We work closely with a company secretarial provider to carry out the following services:

  • Company formations
  • Company searches
  • Company strike off’s