The Singapore Companies Act requires every business owner who incorporates their company in Singapore to appoint company secretary in Singapore within 6 months of incorporation. A company secretary must meet certain criteria including she/he must be a natural person who has his principal or only place of residence in Singapore.
Why outsource a company secretary?
A company secretary is one of the most important persons of your firm and it will help you in fulfilling a different range of duties that can ensure your company act in accordance with the regulations stipulated by IRAS and ACRA.
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Company secretaries plays a vital role and assist in the management of a company and make it sure that directors and shareholders are always kept well informed regarding statutory obligations, such as the annual filing of audited accounts and the holding of annual general meetings ("AGM").
If we talk about in Singapore, the main criteria for being a company secretary for a private limited company is not strict and this role can be undertaken by only Singapore resident whether one is Singapore citizen, permanent resident or an individual with an employment pass and must be above 18 years of age.
The Company Secretary must be either a: