Types of Job Roles in CS

The different capacities in which a Company Secretary can work are as follows:

  • Legal Advisor
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Principal Secretary
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • Corporate Policymaker
  • Corporate Planner
  • Company Registrar

CS Skill Set:

This is a job that requires perseverance, mental strength and strong convincing power. Some of the desirable skillset for this job are mentioned below:

  • Strong communication
  • Command over written and spoken English
  • Expertise in Company Law
  • Meticulous planner
  • Time management & multi-tasking
  • Competent with numbers

Major Functions of the Company Secretary include:

  • Assist and advise the Board in ensuring good corporate governance
  • Complies with the applicable secretarial standards
  • Provide guidance to the director of the company
  • Report to the Board about compliance with the provisions of this Act

Opportunities Abroad for Company Secretary:

  • Many Company Secretaries are already working in various countries like the US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Middle-east, Africa, etc. With their research and legal bent of mind, their employers have recognized their professional skill sets. They also possess managerial capabilities and analytical skills.
  • After the globalisation of services through WTO and GATS, the field is opening in various countries for practicing Company Secretaries as well. India is entering into bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements with countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Mauritius etc. These agreements recognize Company Secretaries for free movement of professionals across borders. ICSI has entered into an MoU with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. This MoU recognizes Company Secretaries of both the countries on certain conditions. The process of globalisation and the process of comprehensive economic cooperation that India is initiating has also set in motion mutual recognition agreements between the ICSI and Institutes governing the profession in various other countries. This is opening up the world to Company Secretaries.


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