To finalise my personal due diligence before accepting the role of Company Secretary with your organization I would like to:
meet with you and the other Directors
obtain a fuller appreciation of the Company’s corporate structure and operational processes
address how I might interact with the Directors, other Company executives and various external professional advisers
be advised of the Company’s current financial position and forecasts review the statutory registers and minute books
review the Company’s policies and procedures
review the corporate governance statement, charters, codes, etc meet with key professional advisers, in particular lawyers and accountants/auditors
review subsidiaries’ corporate records. At that time we could also discuss in more detail the role of Company Secretary, remuneration arrangements and agree the way forward.
*Originally written by Company Secretary, an Australian virtual company secretary service.