The Companies Acts, 1963 to 2006 contain a wide range of statutory compliance obligations, which in some cases have strict time limits to be observed. Failure to meet these limits could result in fines and penalties being imposed on the company and/or it's directors.
The principal obligations are the holding of an Annual General Meeting to approve audited accounts and the filing of the Annual Return and the appropriate certified copy accounts or abridged accounts (where required to do so). Where the companies Turnover and Balance Sheet total falls below certain thresholds, a company that is neither a parent or a subsidiary need not prepare audited accounts and can resolve to dispense with an audit, provided the statutory conditions are meet.
We can maintain and keep up-to-date the statutory Registers of a company, (Register of Members, Register of Directors and Secretaries, Register of Charges and Register of Directors Interests) and can assist the Company Secretary in the performance of his or her duties under the legislation and ensure that all necessary Companies Office forms are filed within the appropriate time limits. We can also provide technical assistance and attend at meetings for the purposes of taking minutes.