Company Matters is the consulting arm of the Link Group offering listed and unlisted clients a range of advisory services.
Since its 2006 establishment, the Company Matters team has assisted over 500 clients in a range of capacities from outsourced company secretary through to independent governance consultant, external legal counsel and chief financial officer. Our experienced practitioners can be hired on an ongoing basis or for discrete projects and can operate remotely on a consultancy basis or in-house on secondment as a seamless part of a client's team.
The Company Matters team is the largest group of governance professionals within Australia. When clients engage Company Matters, they receive the benefit of more than 200 years' cumulative experience and an aggregate CV which includes time spent as senior members of management within S&P/ASX 50 entities as well as top tier legal and advisory firms.
- Company secretarial services - being a company secretary is about more than maintaining correctly completed and filed forms. As a governance professional the company secretary is central to how a business is run and is responsible for the transparent disclosure of information to stakeholders. Company Matters assists with this, providing advice on Listing Rules, disclosure, the Corporations Act and other regulatory issues. We can also fulfil the function of statutory company secretary, provide end-of-financial year assistance and help with annual reporting requirements.
- Corporate administration services - administration, maintenance and filing of company records represents the backbone of corporate governance. To be done effectively corporate administration requires experience and a deep understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks. Our services include local company incorporations and foreign company registration, attending to ASIC returns, drafting resolutions and filings and maintaining statutory and corporate registers.
- Legal services - Company Matters' legal expertise aligns with our core governance capabilities, such as drafting and advising on employee share plans, executive service agreements, secondary share offers, entitlement issues and other capital management initiatives. Company Matters is an incorporated legal practice in both NSW and QLD.
- Chief financial officer services - financial reporting and financial compliance is fundamental to any organisation's governance framework. Our CFO capabilities include statutory and management reporting, payroll, treasury, budgeting and forecasting.