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careers icsazOPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THE CHARTERED SECRETARY
There are Chartered Secretaries employed in all types of organizations: large and small, public and private sectors, from primary producer to the new wave of service industries. Whichever route a Chartered Secretary takes to the top, whether by Corporate Management or by pursuing the role of Company Secretary, Public Accountant or by rendering Consultative Services, a Chartered Secretary is equipped to handle functions in the following areas:-



CORPORATE MANAGEMENT
The Chartered Secretary is the person who has a sound knowledge of Financial Management; Information Technology, People and Resource Management. He or she is capable of holding varied senior management posts in a company. This involves analyzing the status of the business and its environment and ensuring that it is properly equipped to compete in an efficient and profitable manner.


COMPANY SECRETARY

The traditional role of the Chartered Secretary is that of Secretary of a Limited Liability Company, an appointment recognized by statute in the Companies Act. It is a role of ever increasing importance due to the responsibilities of corporate governance. It is the Chartered Secretary's responsibility to ensure that the company is legally constituted, economically viable and properly organized.

CONSULTATIVE SERVICES
Chartered Secretaries can choose between working in a company or private practice offering a consultative service to businesses in terms of planning, organising, controlling and submitting financial returns at year-end.

 

REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
The Public Accountants and Auditors Act recognizes Chartered Secretaries for registration as Public Accountants (RPAcc(Z).


ACCOUNTING 

  • Managing the day-to-day finances of the company
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Planning and implementing accounting systems
  • Providing financial information for management decisions
  • Reporting on cash flows and capital expenditure
  • Instigation of profit improvement programmes
  • Monitoring performance ratios
  • Reporting on all other corporate financial affairs.

TAXATION

  •  General taxation planning
  • Designing methods of legal tax avoidance
  • Training 
  • Manpower and Succession Planning
  • Interpreting tax legislation
  • Calculating the impact of tax legislation

LEGAL MATTERS

  • Ensuring that the company remains legally constituted
  • Ensuring that the company complies with minimum legal requirements
  • Protecting the company's interests in contracts, lease and other commercial exchanges
  • Guiding the company through the complexities of mergers, acquisitions, formations and liquidations

FINANCE

  • Planning sources of finance
  • Budgeting cash flow and capital expenditure
  • Negotiating with financial institutions
  • Assisting in asset-purchase decisions
  • Planning mergers and acquisitions
  • Assisting marketing in costing and pricing
  • Raising capital and loans

ADMINISTRATION

  • Structuring and streamlining company procedures and methods for efficiency
  • Ensuring that legal requirements are met
  • Ensuring that general administration functions effectively
  • Keeping legal and marketing records
  • Developing systems and procedures

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Installing electronic information processing
  • Implementing management reporting systems
  • Devising financial and strategic models
  • Selecting computer equipment
  • Designing and implementing systems

PLANNING AND ECONOMICS

  • Corporate Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Long-term forecasting
  • Economic trend analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Resource allocation
  • Financial planning for new projects or diversification
  • Scenario planning

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Labour Legislation
  • Remuneration Packages and Systems
  • Training
  • Manpower and Succession Planning