Having a Team of experienced Company Secretaries who bring with them their experiences from large and small in-house teams and other professional service providers, here at FCS Services we have the experience and technical knowledge to provide a fully comprehensive corporate governance and company secretarial service, which can include:
FCS Services has expertise in terms of Irish Companies and with template Constitutions registered with the CRO provides a speedy and efficient service at competitive rates.
The benefits of having experienced company secretaries as your Appointed Company Secretary provides numerous benefits. The statutory position, duties and responsibilities are the same for a Company Secretary regardless of company type or size and here at FCS Services we are experienced in provided services to all.
Every Irish registered Company is required to carry out certain actions or make filings with the CRO on an annual basis and in certain circumstances. At FCS Services we can assist companies in ensuring they are aware of and can meet all of these annual requirements and continuing ongoing obligations.
The financial statements of your Company must be approved by the Board of Directors and laid before the Company members each year. As part of our Annual Compliance Service FCS Services provides hands on support and guidance to ensure compliance with these requirements.
Every Irish registered Company must formally register an address in Ireland. This address must be a physical location (it cannot be a PO Box) which will need to be registered with the CRO upon incorporation and is the address to which all CRO documentation and legal notices will be issued. FCS Services can provide this service at competitive rates.
If you are considering changes to your share capital and would like expert advice and step by step assistance FCS Services can help with a range of share capital changes including:
- Share transfers;
- Share allotments;
- Share redemptions and buybacks; and
- Alterations in share capital
Ensuring that appointments and resignations of officers are dealt with appropriately at the outset can help ensure that future difficulties do not arise. Companies must ensure that Directors are appointed and removed in accordance with the Company’s constitution and that the requirements of the Act are met.
What’s in a name? Business will hopefully still be as sweet following a name change, but changing the Company name is a task that can have a major impact on a business. Here at FCS Service we can easily guide you through the steps to ensure your Company name change is efficient and provide the required benefits as early as possible.
The commencement of the Companies Act 2014 in 2015 required Companies to adopt a Companies Act 2014 compliant Constitution. If you did not carry out this exercise at the time it may be worth revising your current Memorandum & Articles of Association to ensure that the document remains fit for purpose. FCS Services has revised numerous Memorandum and Articles of Association since 2015 and can bring value to any such exercise.
Is your Company registered as the right type of Company? If your Company type does not meet your business requirements, then under the Companies Act 2014 it is possible to change Company Type by the process of re-registration.
In light of the fast approaching exit of the UK from the EU Companies need to ensure they remain compliant with the requirements of the Companies Act 2014 and, in particular, the requirement to have at least one EEA resident Director. FCS Services has worked with many clients to obtain a Non-EEA Resident Director Bond.
FCS Services provides full Board and Committee support to clients across a number of sectors which includes:
- Preparation of agendas and assistance with meeting papers
- Assisting Chairman with pre-meeting preparation
- Attending meetings and taking minutes
- Providing technical support in advance of, and during, meetings
- Producing and circulating minutes and actions post meetings
Under the Companies Act 2014 Directors and Companies have an obligation to maintain certain statutory registers of their Company. FCS Services can assist by holding, updating and maintaining the statutory registers and minute books of your Company.
At FCS Services we also regularly support clients by conducting a due diligence of their statutory records to ensure they are compliant with the Companies Act 2014 and other regulations and fully up to date.
If you have one or more dormant or non-trading companies it may be worth considering if there is a continued need to retain the Companies. Companies, even dormant companies, cost time and money to ensure statutory records and filing obligations are met.
If your require assistance with dissolving companies through voluntary strike-offs or a group dissolution program we would be happy to assist.
If your company has been involuntary struck off due to non-compliance please contact us to discuss the restoration process.
Non-Irish Resident Directors must have a Personal Public Service Number (“PPSN”) in order to file tax returns with the Irish Revenue. Applications for a PPSN must be made to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. If a Company is to remunerate non-resident Directors FCS Services can assist with the submission of applications for a PPSN.
FCS Services can assist Directors with the steps involved to open a Current Business Account in Ireland. We have supported a number of clients to open Business Bank Accounts, in particular where non-resident Directors are not in a position to attend the Bank in person for a face-to-face appointment.