As a company secretary, you’ll be in a senior position of a public or private organisation effectively managing the legal, regulatory and statutory requirements and maintaining good corporate governance.
A company secretary is responsible for effectively administering the affairs of a company. They take care of all the regulatory and statutory compliances and advice the board of directors on good governing practices. They also act as advisors in arbitration, negotiation and conciliation in commercial disputes between parties.
The company secretaryship program can be taken up after completing Plus two in any stream of study, but it would be advisable to choose the Commerce stream as it will give you an insight to the areas in which the careers of a CS operate.
After completing Plus two, you can register for the CS Foundation program of the ICSI and take the exam which is offered twice in a year.
After qualifying in the Foundation program for CS, you can register for the Executive program for which exams are held twice in a year.
You can take the Professional program which is the final step towards becoming a company secretary. The Professional program can be taken only after qualifying in the executive program.
Good communication skills are required for a company secretary as they must be able to listen to their clients needs and communicate with the officials effectively.
Strong interpersonal skills make a company secretary able to work with all types of people and conditions. It would help them better to understand other’s opinion and concerns.
Company secretaries have to look at large amounts of information regarding different matters as part of their work. Being detail oriented and maintaining high precision would be highly essential.
Company secretaries are supposed to take the responsibility of a company in its hard times. They may need to implement different tactics and precautionary methods to take the firm forward and thus should be able to sustain well under pressure.
Company secretaries must have the skills to analyse and interpret simple and complex data to solve problems and make decisions.
Company secretaries should have deep knowledge about the business environment and various government policies, especially about the corporate sector.