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Career as Company Secretary

 

DESCRIPTION of Company Secretary:

 

Company Secretaries are recognised by law, as one of the principal officers of the company. You will act as legal advisors to the company, plan expansion opportunities, oversea collaborations, amalgamations, acquisitions, mergers, etc. Company Secretary will also interact and coordinate with other functional heads of the company. As a Company Secretary you will need to have a good hang on subjects like law, management, finance, corporate governance, corporate planning, tax planning and tax management. Your job will involve not just meeting legal requirements and statutory compliances but also formulating long and short-term corporate policies and programmes. Basically, you will serve as a vital link between the company, its board of directors, shareholders and governmental agencies.

 

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 Employment Opportunities for Company Secretary:

 

Teaching offers a vast field of opportunities. Teachers work with people of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. They work in many different settings, from well-appointed private boarding schools to dilapidated community centres to colleges and universities. Opportunities also exist in the Defence forces as teachers in the Education Corps of the Army, Navy and other forces.

 

Top Recruiting Companies of Company Secretary:

 

Top Recruiting Companies:

 Accounts branch of the Central Company Law Services (Grades I to IV)
 Government offices
 State Government financial institutions
 Company law boards
 Banks and financial institutions
 Stock exchanges
 Corporate sector
 Company secretaryship firms
 Universities and research centres
 Private practice
 Consultancies
 Universities/Colleges


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How to become Company Secretary?


You could qualify for the Foundation Course exam after HSC (in any discipline, except Fine Arts) or any equivalent exam. Once you clear this, the next step is to register for the Intermediate and Final exams respectively. Post graduates or graduates in commerce or any other discipline other than fine arts, graduates from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWA) or Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) can skip the Foundation Course. They could directly enroll for Intermediate exams. For the final exams you require to undergo a minimum of one year's training or apprenticeship with a company recognized by ICSI or a practicing Company Secretary. People with ICWA or ICAI background have a definite edge over the others when it comes to CS studies as well as job opportunities, later. The study material and tuition options - postal or coaching are provided at the time of the admission. Once you appear for the finals, you become an associate member of the institute. At this stage the inscription 'ACS' will follow your name. The senior members eligible for fellow membership can use 'FCS' after their names. 

 

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Median Pay Scale/salary of Company Secretary :


Government Schools: Gross salary ranges from Rs 4,000-6,000 a month to start with. Private Schools: Rs 6,000-10,000 per month depending on your qualifications. IB Schools: Rs.20, 000/- onwards per month Schools which are fully or partially aided by the government and some private schools offers benefits such as Contributory Provident Fund, D.A., insurance, gratuity, medical reimbursement, etc. Kindergarten and pre-primary schools pay you less, in the range of Rs 2,000- 4,000 a month. Salary for a college/university teacher is pretty good in the range of Rs 12,000-15,000 a month to begin with. Salaries in special education schools range from Rs 4,000-8,000 a month. In defence forces, the starting salary is about Rs 6,000 per month.

 

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