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CPD finance online courses e-Learning CPD for accountants

Online management, finance and business courses to suit your learning needs, budget and schedule. As well as the merit of their content, courses can count as structured & verified, CPE / CPD for accountants.

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Business Finance CPD Online Course Description

Company Secretarial Practice an Introduction


This course was completely updated in December 2015 to reflect the Companies Act 2014


Company Secretarial Practice an Introduction / Refresher Online Course

This course gives an insight into the practical issues encountered in Company Secretarial Practice in Ireland. It will also count as 1.5 hours of your CPD requirements for most professionals.


Course Objectives

  • To give the learner a grounding in the basics of company secretarial practice post the Companies Act 2014.
  • To review the filing requirements for the most common Company secretarial procedures.
  • To ensure companies are aware of the Transitional Arrangements for existing private companies (EPC’S)

Course Topics

  • Company Secretarial Practice - Definition
  • Companies Act 2014
  • Architecture of Companies Act 2014
  • Companies Registration Office (CRO)
  • Structure of a Company
  • Types of Company Post CA 2014
  • Officers of a company
  • Directors
  • Types of Directors
  • The Company Secretary
  • Section 137 Bond
  • Shareholders
  • How to form a company
  • Authorized and Issued Share Capital
  • Checking a Company Name
  • Company Constitution
  • Company Registers
  • Company Seal
  • Keeping of Minutes
  • Annual General Meetings (AGM)
  • Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM)
  • Accounts & Audit Exemption
  • Common Company Secretarial Procedures’
  • Transitional Arrangements for existing private companies (EPC’S)
  • Transferring and allotting shares
  • Annual Returns
  • Filing Deadlines
  • Company Termination
  • Voluntary Strike off
  • Restoring a dissolved Company

Target Audience

  • Accountants, Solicitors, Tax Professionals, Company Directors and anyone who has dealings with the Irish Companies Registration Office.
  • International businesses and professional advisors considering establishing in Ireland to take advantage of Ireland’s low 12.5% rate of Corporation Tax.


The Presenter

Sean Kavanagh Sean Kavanagh ACIS - Managing Director, Company Formations International Limited.


Sean Kavanagh ACIS has been a Chartered Company Secretary in Ireland for more than over 20 year. He is Managing Director of Company Formations International. He lectures regularly on Company Secretarial topics to professional bodies and deals with Company Secretarial issues on a daily basis from incorporation thought to liquidation and beyond.



Course Format


Audio: This course has audio throughout.

Slides: Slides are shown throughout the course.

Handouts: Copies of the slides can be downloaded from within the course.

Certificate: A certificate is produced the first time you complete the course. The date on the certificate will remain the date you first completed the course no matter how many times you subsequently go back over the course.


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Registration Information

This short online course can be purchased individually or as part of the following discount scheme(s).


Once purchased, you will have access to this course for 365 Days.

Cost: 37.00   VAT*   Add to cart

Duration: 1.5 hours CPD units: 1.50

Related CPD Courses

Company Secretariat Ireland Training


This course was jointly produced by:



Company Formations Ireland  formations.ie



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