ASX/ASIC Corporate Services

Whats ASX/ASIC Corporate Services?

Mercia Corporate, a division of Mercia specialises in providing an outsourced solution for Company Secretarial, Accounting & Administration. Our clients have included the following:

  • Public ASX listed companies
  • Public non ASX listed Companies
  • Closed or Open Public offer funds – Trustee’s for Sophisticated Investors
  • Closed or Open Public offer funds – Responsible Entities for retail investors (property)

Typically our clients are investment vehicles whether listed or unlisted. We also act for small cap listed companies which are in a transition phase from one listed venture to another. Companies are faced with ever increasing changes in State and Federal legislation, while maintaining complex company structures and share/Unit arrangements. Regulation and reporting can become a major overhead both financially in terms of time, especially  for small companies. This is even more so for Directors with Australian subsidiaries that are offshore. Failure to comply with statutory requirements can have important ramifications to a company’s survival so it makes sense to look to experienced service providers to help you with the administration of certain corporate functions. Mercia Corporate Services are suited to the following:

  • Foreign Companies (in particular Chinese) with Australian subsidiaries or minor/major  shareholdings wishing to ensure compliance with Australian law
  • Foreign Companies requiring local agents for their Australian branches.
  • New start up Companies/Funds, business names administration.
  • Companies/Trusts undergoing major change such as restructuring, take-over, share allotments, and buybacks.

Through the use of specialised software, and a private client website, we maintain statutory records of companies electronically.

Part of a Larger Accounting Service

Mercia Corporate is part of a CPA Accounting Practice that provides Accounting, Taxation & Business Advisory Services for small to medium businesses and Individuals.

Our services

We can provide the following services:

  • company secretary of client companies;
  • company incorporations
  • trust formations
  • preparation of notices and minutes for meetings of directors and members;
  • updating and maintaining minute books and statutory registers;
  • review of statutory records;
  • preparation and electronic lodgement of ASIC forms;
  • operating as the Local Agent of foreign companies;
  • registered office address for both Australian and foreign companies registered in Australia;
  • reservation of company and business names;
  • registration (incorporation) of new companies;
  • deregistration of companies and arrange liquidation;
  • business names registration, maintenance and cessation in all Australian jurisdictions;
  • maintain register of directors/secretaries/public officer
  • maintain register of members/unit holders
  • maintain register of directors interests in shares and other financial instruments
  • maintain register of Charges
  • Review and confirmation of Annual Returns
  • Ensure corporate governance is maintained

Our experience

We have been operating in this field since 2004 whereas the CPA Accounting Practice has been operating since 1998, prior to this experience was gained from various areas including Price Waterhouse Coopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) and Government – Australian Taxation Office: We do not provide legal advice and our role and duties involves facilitation of external consultants including lawyers to ensure the ASIC and ASX and other obligations are maintained For assistance in this area please contact us:


Our Services & Roles REGULATORY BODIES
Governance Rules ASX Listing Rules, Corporations Law. ASIC Regulations, Corporations Law and Compliance Plan.
Financial Reporting General Purpose reports complying with: – AAS – International Issues Group – Other pronouncements – International Accounting Standards General Purpose reports complying with: – AAS – International Issues Group – Other pronouncements – International Accounting Standards
Raising Capital ASX, often using: – Prospectus or other short form documents. ASIC Regulations & Compliance Plan, using: – Prospectus; – Information Memorandum
Independence Committees Attendance on relevant committees, including: – Due Diligence; Attendance on relevant committees, including: – Due Diligence; – Compliance
Auditing Required – we manage Required – we manage
Roles we assume Company Secretary Executive Director Committee Member Company Secretary Executive Director Committee Member Responsible Officer (ASIC) Compliance Officer