What is a Chartered Secretary?
There is currently a shortage of qualified and experienced Chartered Secretaries.
Chartered Secretaries are in demand!
This means that the likelihood of you getting work in this field is quite high, however, qualifying as a Chartered Secretary may take a lot of effort and rigorous hard work. This hard work will pay off in the end, as Chartered Secretaries earn good salaries.
The Chartered Secretary qualification is also recognised in 70 countries worldwide.
A Chartered Secretary holds a senior managerial position in the company and is usually working their way to becoming a director.
They are directly responsible for their company’s performance. They need to make sure all departments are well organised, productive, efficient and profitable.
A Chartered Secretary has a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding corporate governance. ‘Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way a corporation (or company) is directed, administered or controlled.’ – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_governance
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What does a Chartered Secretary do?
- remains at the forefront of governance issues
- communicates and negotiates with a wide range of authorities, government officials, customers and shareholders
- arranges director’s and shareholders’ meetings
- drafts agendas
- stays alert and keeps up to date with world news, company law, corporate governance and local and national manufacturing regulations
- keeps abreast of national and local employment and industrial regulations through human resources department
- keeps up to date with technology and computer packages
- constantly researches risk management and risk funding
- constantly checking new tax laws
- is aware of both the company’s and country’s economics
- keeps up to date with company’s accounting and financial records
- keeps up to date with general management issues
Are you . . . ?
- interested in a career in business/finance?
- professional and disciplined?
- efficient and organised?
- a person who pays attention to detail?
- a confident communicator?
- a person with highly developed literacy and mathematical skills?
- able to manage time and meet deadlines?
- a team player?
How do I become a Chartered Secretary?
‘Please note that Intec College has been de-accredited and is no longer permitted to offer the CIS or IBS programmes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice if you are registered as a student with either of these colleges.’ – from CSSA
Recommended school subjects: English, Accounting and Economics.
To skill yourself further you could do courses in Corporate Governance:
Here are a few:
- MILPARK BUSINESS SCHOOL
Corporate Governance and Risk Management
- UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND
Programmes in Corporate Governance and Administration (CSSA accredited)
Introduction to Corporate Governance
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Chartered Secretary the right career choice for me?