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Ease your administrative compliance burden and ensure your company operates within relevant legislation.

Company Secretarial Compliance

Since 2014, the Companies Act has required every company director to appoint a Company Secretary who has the skills and resources to carry out a range of financial and statutory obligations. These services can be provided by our specialists at Gilroy Gannon through our Company Secretarial Compliance service.

To arrange an initial confidential discussion to discuss your needs, please contact us today to speak to a member of our compliance and governance team.

Compliance Management

We’ll help ensure your business complies with Irish law while meeting all your legal and regulatory obligations. Our compliance management solutions allow you to focus on running your business.

Compliance Expertise

With over 50 years in the industry, our qualified compliance and governance experts will use tried and tested processes and our extensive professional experience to deliver a service you can rely on.

Company Secretarial Duties

A Company Secretary is not an administrator or a key stakeholder in your company. Instead, the primary purpose of this role is to ensure the company operates according to relevant legislation. Your Company Secretary can be a company director, but the person should have the relevant skills and experience needed to confidently fulfil the duties of the role. Without a competent Company Secretary, your business runs the risk of missing essential deadlines and incurring penalties as a result. You may also lose the ability of your business to claim audit exemption status.

Company Secretarial Services Explained

Gilroy Gannon has successfully delivered Company Secretarial services for companies across Ireland. Our services include:

  • Managing your Annual Return, including filing on time and within requirements
  • Ensuring compliance with Irish company law
  • Notifying CRO of any changes to the company as well as preparing and submitting documentation
  • Holding the AGM and taking minutes of board meetings
  • Maintaining the company register with the CRO

Company secretarial tasks are broken into three sectors. Our team at Gilroy Gannon can review, advise, and support each of these tasks:

Assessment of Compliance Status

Statutory Snap-Shot

A review of your overall compliance status to identify areas for improvement, strengths, and any weaknesses, as well as ensuring compliance.

Statutory Review

A comparison of company and registry records to ensure consistency and full compliance with current statutory rules.

Remedial Work

Work to regularise anomalies and remedy compliance failings identified during status checks and statutory review procedures.

Preparatory Compliance Check

Any remediation in view of transactional work, e.g. M&As, corporate reorganisations, etc.

Corporate Secretarial Alert

Setting up, scheduling, monitoring, and updating the corporate compliance calendar.

Compliance Maintenance

Document Management

Keeping and maintaining your statutory registers and minute books.

Authorisation & Sign-Off

Approval of annual accounts and the appointment of auditors.

Regulations & Reporting

Filing your annual accounts and any other necessary filings to meet your statutory compliance obligations.

Meeting Management

Convening, holding, and drafting minutes of all boards of directors’ meetings and general meetings of shareholders.

Share Management

The allotment and transfer of shares, as well as preparing share certificates, redemptions, share buy backs, subdivisions, and conversion of shares.

Special Compliance Events

Meeting Records

Convening, holding, and drafting the minutes of directors’ meetings and extraordinary shareholder meetings that are connected with non-routine, often event-driven activities and project work.

Managing Change

Managing constitutional change processes in your business. Examples include company name changes as well as changes to registered offices, business objects, financial year, registered share capital, and more.

Corporate Re-Structure

Changes in the management of your company, including the appointment, removal, and resignation of directors.

Business Projects

Incorporating companies, establishing new branches, and similar business projects. We can also help produce corporate documents for use abroad.

Organisational Change

Voluntary liquidations and deletions of companies and branches.

How the Gilroy Gannon Team Can Help!

Our team can provide annual secretarial compliance services, handling this regulatory and administrative burden so you can get on with running your business and looking after your customers. We can also provide consultancy services and advice on any matters relating to secretarial compliance.

An initial confidential discussion to discuss your needs can be arranged by contacting one of our compliance experts.

Company Secretarial Compliance +

If all you need is company secretarial services, we can help at Gilroy Gannon. We also offer a range of other services that can be combined into a customised solution based on your requirements. Get in touch to learn more.

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