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Compliance requirements

Here we have summarised your company's compliance requirements with the Companies Office. The information provided here is general information. You should consider getting advice from a qualified professional adviser who will take your particular circumstances into account to tell you how the law applies to you & your company.

Directors' key responsibilities

Directors' key responsibilities

Directors have many duties and obligations which include managing the company’s day-to-day business appropriately and ensuring that the Companies Office filing obligations are met.

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Shareholders' responsibilities

Shareholders' responsibilities

Shareholders are the owners of a company. They aren't responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, but they do have voting rights.

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Filing requirements

Filing requirements

During the life of a company it must also file certain documents - some are required every year, others as certain events occur. Exactly what is required will vary from company to company. Most company filing can be done online.

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Meetings

Meetings

Every company must hold an annual meeting of shareholders once in each calendar year. Generally a company will hold several meetings during each year - some are shareholders meetings and others are meetings of the company directors (board meetings).

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Maintaining and keeping records

Maintaining and keeping records

In addition to filing documents with the Companies Office, legislation requires every company to keep and maintain certain records. This includes accounting records, the share register and other company documents.

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Keeping it fair for all

The use of the registers administered by the Companies Office is proactively monitored. This is to ensure the integrity of the registers by enforcing compliance and preventing misuse. 

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