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Company secretary in Singapore.

Stay compliant with our customised company secretary services. We will take away the stress from your ongoing administrative tasks and allow you to fully focus on growing your business.
Company secretary service Singapore

Providing and acting as your company secretary.

The Singapore Companies Act mandates that every Singapore incorporated company must appoint at least one local company secretary within six months of incorporation. The main responsibilities of this role are handling ongoing statutory compliance matters and other issues related to corporate governance.

Company secretary service.

As your appointed company secretary, we will help with:

  • Preparation of board meetings and AGMs
    • Preparation of director’s resolutions
    • Distributing company’s financial reports
    • Preparation of meeting agenda
    • Attendance and taking of meeting minutes
    • Communicating with the shareholders
  • Filing of company changes and other statutory returns with ACRA
    • Appointment or resignation of company officers
    • Update of particulars of company officers and shareholders
    • Filing of Annual Returns, submitting financial statements in the XBRL format
    • Amendments to the company constitution
    • Share allotments, share transfers, capital reduction, subdivision or consolidation of shares
    • Changes in company name, principal activities
    • Monitor filing deadlines of the statutory returns with ACRA
  • Maintenance and upkeep of statutory registers
    • Filing of signed Board Resolutions
    • Maintenance of minutes books (AGMs and EGMs) and various registers
    • Issue of share certificates
    • Safe custody of corporate records; safe custody and proper use of the company seal, if applicable
  • Other roles and services
    • Providing information and guidance on any relevant changes in statutory law
    • Arranging for notarisation and legalisation of documents
    • Assistance with companies’ striking off applications to ACRA and de-registration of branches.
    • Conversion of business entities
    • Stamping of documents
Acclime benefits

Run your business stress-free
with our premium secretary service.

Prompt responses

We are readily available as your company secretary. Get in touch with us with your administrative request, we will respond and take action within a business day.

Never miss a deadline

We are proactively monitoring your compliance requirements and act or notify you in time. You never have to worry about late filings or overdue fees.

Manage everything online

Save time commuting and running errands. Our communication is 100% online and all documents can be e-signed remotely via DocuSign.

  • Timely, accurate and dependable advice

    "Acclime always provides timely, accurate and dependable advice on even the most complex matters. Acclime has been a key partner to us and working with them has let us focus more on our internal capabilities."
    Amit Anand, Jungle Venture I Pte Ltd
  • Excellent service

    "Acclime has provided CRS with excellent service. They have made the process of incorporating and running a business in Singapore not only easy, but enjoyable. I will, and have, recommend them to anyone considering business in Singapore."
    Bob Shoup, Clastic Reservoir Systems Pte. Ltd.

Timely, accurate and dependable advice

"Acclime always provides timely, accurate and dependable advice on even the most complex matters. Acclime has been a key partner to us and working with them has let us focus more on our internal capabilities."
Amit Anand, Jungle Venture I Pte Ltd

More ways we can help.

Upon successful registration, your company is obliged to stay compliant with local regulations and requirements. With our comprehensive business support services, we can confidently handle all of your ongoing compliance and company maintenance and unburden you from these time-consuming tasks.

Incorporation

We can assist you in setting up your new business in Singapore via one of the available entities. We will carefully consider a number of important factors and prepare a customised setup just for you.

Accounting & payroll

Stay compliant with your accounting requirements with our accounting & payroll services for small to medium businesses, delivered on a monthly, quarterly, annual or ad-hoc basis.

Employment Pass

We help business owners and their staff apply for and secure work visas, as well as other types of visas, including visas for immediate family members, for their stay in Singapore. This also includes renewal.

Common questions.

What are the essential prerequisites of a corporate secretary?

Under Section 171(1AB), the Company Secretary of a public company must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A qualified person under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161)
  • An accountant registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
  • A member of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or possess such academic or professional qualifications as may be prescribed, and is capable of discharging the function of Secretary of the company
What are the duties of the company secretary?

The duties of the company secretary may be divided generally into three main areas:

  • Maintaining statutory registers
  • Completing and filing statutory forms, meeting minutes, and resolutions
  • Filing returns with ACRA
Are the documents available for public inspection?
For private limited companies, documents such as accounts, debentures, names of directors, share capital, and particulars of any legal charges are not open to public inspection. However, some documents are available for inspection to shareholders.
Where will the first and subsequent board meetings of directors have to be held?
Anywhere. However, in order for the company to be considered as a tax resident in Singapore, the tax comptroller requires board meetings or at least the substantive meetings to be held in Singapore.
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