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How to appoint a company secretary

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A company is required by law to appoint a Company Secretary within 40 days of the date of incorporation. Company secretaries play an important role in the compliance of a business as they are responsible for a number of compliane duties as set out in section 88 of the Companies Act

Step 1: Simply navigate to the Directors tab and under Actions, click on Appoint Officer.

Step 2: In the box that pops up, you can either search for an individual already on your profile, or manually enter the details of the person being appointed. Click Next to continue.

Step 3: Next, stipulate the date of appointment, and in the appointment box, make sure to select the Company Secretary option. Click Save to continue.

Step 4: InfoDocs will automatically generate a resolution and consent to act as company secretary and the COR44 form. Download and save these documents, or find them in the Template Library later, then click Submit to CIPC.

Step 5: In order to finalise this appointment, send the following documents to

Verified/Certified ID – Newly appointed company secretary
Proof of Address – Newly appointed company secretary
Ordinary Resolution – Company Secretary Appointment of (to be signed by the Board)
Consent to Act as Company Secretary – to be signed by the company secretary)
Company Secretary Change – COR44 (to be signed by an existing director)

Updated on: 26/04/2023

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