Advanced Compliance Programme, Corporate Secretarial Course

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Course Overview

Advanced Compliance ProgrammeThis course is crafted specifically to equip industry professionals for the daily in-depth practice of corporate secretarial work, ranging from meeting procedures to crafting articles, special resolutions to share transfer protocol and filing XBRL.

Your facilitated learning is aimed at building your competency through role play, case study and group sharing.


–  36  CPE  Hours  –

Your Professional Trainer

Ms Valerie Lim, Founder of Gateway 21 Pte Ltd

Ms Valerie Lim (FCIS), Founder of Gateway 21 Pte Ltd, has over 20 years of experience in the corporate compliance sector.

She was instrumental in setting up the Corporate Secretarial Department in 1986 for a Big Six and two other companies from 1992-1996.

In addition, she was a pioneer in Abogado Pte Ltd, the secretarial division of the international law firm, Baker & McKenzie from 1996-2000, whose clients are Fortune 500s and MNCs, bringing in millions of dollars for the secretarial practice.

Graduating in 1984, Valerie is a Fellow member of the Singapore Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (SAICSA) and has been the facilitator at SAICSA for more than 16 years, teaching short courses as well as preparing students for their CCP & CS qualifications.

She is also an ACTA / WSQ Certified Trainer endorsed by the WDA Skills Development Fund & conducts regular SCCC talks.

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Ms Jasmine Tham

Ms Jasmine Tham (ACIS) has been an Associate Member of the Singapore Association of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA) since 1989.  She has spent the past years providing the sort of accounting, secretarial and administrative support needed to help businesses transition through each phase of growth.

Her expertise has taken her from KPMG LLP to Allen & Gledhill LLP, from one of the most respected accounting firms in the world to perhaps the most reputable law firm in Singapore.

Jasmine’s background has given her full understanding of the fundamental issues that affect any business in the critical areas of accounting, corporate secretarial practice and law, thereby ensuring that the administrative support that she offers is comprehensive, reliable and equivalent to those engaged by top multinational corporations.

Jasmine is currently running her own practice, Bean Counters Pte. Ltd., which mainly provides ABC (Accounting, Business set-up and Corporate Secretarial) services.



1. Shares – Changing Ownership

• Transfer of shares explained
• Preparing the Instrument of Transfer
• Can minors hold shares?
• Declaration of Trust
• Transfer provisions, pre-emptive or otherwise?
• Discretion of directors: when & when not to decline?
• How to do a share swap?
• What resolutions are required?
• What happens with shares vested in Official Assignee?
• How to update ACRA of such changes?
• When to adjudicate?
• Calculating Stamp Duty & IRAS e-Stamping
• Working through a transfer checklist
• Updating Registers of Transfers & Members
• Issuing Share Certificate as prima-facie evidence
• Post-Transfer documentation
• Corporate Representative Cert
• Sec 156, 164 & 165 Disclosures

2. Crafting Articles of Association

Group Discussion
Assess, discuss, interpret and extract the salient clauses/articles for amendments
Look out for conflicting articles which affect the different shareholders, their rights & their directorship nomination, ESOP, etc.

Do step-by-step, streamline and align/cross-reference the varying provisions (taking into account the S&P Agreement, reasonableness & compliance with statutory provisions)

3. Meetings & Minuting Procedures

• The law, types & general rules of meetings
• Secrets to good boardroom practices
• Statutory provisions of convening meetings
• AGM Checklist & steps to convent an AGM

• Role Play an AGM, scrutineer work & polling
• Conducting an EGM on requisition and proper shareholder communication

4. Special & Ordinary Resolutions

Effecting or making changes to:
• Sec 161 authority & share capital
• Bonus & redeemable preference shares

• Consolidation & subdivision of shares
• Changes to articles of association
• Object clauses in Memorandum
• Disposal of Assets
• Removal of director or auditor
• Changing of functional currency

5. Liquidation

Learn more about voluntary & creditors winding up, in the following areas:
• Schedule and timeline of the various due dates for various lodgments
• Member’s liquidation vs creditor’s liquidation
• How to prepare the Declaration of Solvency
• How to deal with the Receipts & Payments reporting every 6 months
• What’s an annual meeting (for liquidation period)
• Liquidator’s Bank Account (how to administer it)
• When can you hold the Final Meeting
• Tax issues during liquidation
• Brief aspects of Creditors Winding Up & claims

6. Due Diligence – Financial  and Legal Contracts & Agreements

Learn how to:
• Review & assess contracts and agreements
• In depth study of statutory registers
• Checking through Meeting Minutes
• Obtaining & reviewing S&P agreements
• Reviewing shareholder rights
• Verification of company assets
• Dealing with overseas subsidiaries

7. FS / XBRL Reporting

•  Introduction to new BizFinx (replace XBRL)
•  ACRA Practice Directions

•  Roles of Preparers,
. Auditors & Secretaries
•  Overview of FS Manager
•  Using FS Manager to
. prepare statements
. in BizFinx format
•  Preparation Tool Demo (drag & drop, auto-tagging, import source document, etc.)

More Testimonials

It was very useful & I learnt about Singapore Companies, and Valerie’s teaching style is extremely good. I would be more than glad to attend other courses by Gateway 21! (Corporate Compliance Workshop, Jun 2011)
Natalia Tuson
Asiaciti Trust Limited

All the topics covered were very useful, especially on AGM and Meetings. Valerie demonstrated great knowledge on the subjects taught and I really learnt a lot. (Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Nov 2011)
Ericia Tan Sze Ying
DBS Bank Ltd

I have a deeper understanding on the topics covered. Valerie’s teaching style is top-notch and it was easy to grasp the information provided.  (Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Mar 2010)
Zuriana Zainal
CapitaMalls Asia Ltd.

I had a good learning experience and the instructor was interesting and could capture students’ attention. (Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, Feb 2009)
Angie Chew Bee Geck
IE Singapore

The lessons were great and the instructor made them interesting. She is also patient with a good sense of humour. The lessons on AGM and XBRL filing really improved my knowledge on these two areas. (Fundamentals of Corporate Secretarial Practice, April 2008)
Stephanie Ho
CitiLegal LLC.

More recent testimonials from our previous ACP course runs:

I had a very good learning experience and took away many important lessons from this course.
Cassandra Leong
Solomon Richard & Co.

I learnt more about Singapore companies and ACRA’s portal. Valerie’s teaching style is really good!
Natalia Tuson
Asiaciti Trust Singapore Pte Ltd

Valerie’s course has not only brought my knowledge on corporate compliances up to date but also has been a refresher to what I’ve learnt in the past. Very informative and real life cases are discussed during the lessons.  (Advanced Compliances Programme, May/Jun 2011)
Emily Yap
Etrali Singapore Pte Ltd

Valerie’s willingness to share has really given me more knowledge on corporate secretarial procedures.
Jasline Ang
UOL Group Limited

Valerie’s extensive knowledge and engaging teaching style has exposed me to various new areas in the practice which I’ve never learnt before.
Nuridah Arbi
UOL Group Limited



To register, kindly download the registration form as stated below and either fax or email it back to us.

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Who Should Attend?

– Paralegals
– Accountants
– Administrators
– Professionals
– Legal Counsels
– Fiduciary Officers
– Business Owners
– Business Students
– Company Secretaries


It is an eye opening experience for me. I gained many insights into the roles of Company Secretary and functioning of Private Firms. Valerie has relevant, first- hand experience, is practical, and her theories are backed by solid  experience!

Damche Tenzin
Chief Legal Advisor
Bank of Bhutan Limited.


Upcoming Workshops

Course Run for 2013
6, 13, 20, 27 April & 4, 11 May 2013

Saturdays, 10.00am – 5.30pm


1 Kaki Bukit Rd 1, #02-44
Enterprise One, SG 415934

– 6 sessions in total –

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400% tax deduction

The Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme from IRAS encourages businesses to invest in equipment & training from YA 2011. Qualifying entities will be given a 400% tax deduction for that year.

This external training course is claimable and for employees only. Our tax advisory arm would be more than happy to assist you in making the above claim.


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