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Company Secretarial Associate - Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Closing date
19 Apr 2023

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Accounting - practice, Legal
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Full Time
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Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

The Business Services and Outsourcing team are essential to meeting our clients' evolving requirements. As well as delivering long-term, sustainable value to businesses by providing a range of solutions such as accounting, payroll and compliance services, they also play a key role in tying together many of our services across BDO both domestically and internationally. By building deep and meaningful relationships with a range of clients from ambitious entrepreneurial SMEs to large multi-national groups, our BS&O team don’t just advise on their specific business challenges, they open doors for other teams to provide our firm’s wider service offering. To succeed in this agile environment, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and initiative. In return, you’ll have the opportunity for progression, and the chance to develop in one of the industry’s most exciting and varied roles.

The Company Secretarial department provides bespoke company secretarial services to its clients and deals with all queries from basic compliance through to high-level advisory work.  It prepares compliance statements, statutory documents, amendments to the constitution of companies and deals with Companies House, HMRC, solicitors,  clients and third parties

The purpose of the role is to assist in all day-to-day aspects of the company secretarial compliance function.  To assist in the provision of consultancy work and business development, as required

We’ll help you succeed


Prepare and review as required all relevant documentation such as;

  • compliance statements and dormant accounts to file on-line at Companies House
  • all relevant statutory documentation with appropriate and accurate board minutes
  • billing clients as appropriate 
  • dividend vouchers and dividend waiver documentation
  • stock transfer documents in a timely and accurate manner making sure that stamp duty is paid within the appropriate time limits
  • new client forms and engagement letters for Company Secretarial work
  • following relevant procedures to ensure risk is minimized to clients.
  • Assist with a portfolio of clients ensuring they are kept up to date with relevant progress of their statutory requirements and deadlines
  • Ensure deadlines are met and issues or difficulties that arise are brought to the attention of the senior team members; liaising with senior team members to regularly communicate progress of work
  • Assist with general administrative duties and attend relevant client and board meetings when appropriate

Personal and professional qualities

  • Develop an awareness of UK law concentrating on the Companies Act 2006.
  • Develop an ability to carry out research and problem solving by using the Companies House website, statutory legislation and other material in addition to seeking advice from more senior members of the department

The role requires:

  • Willingness and ability to study a professional qualification (ICSA) 
  • Competent at relevant computer applications, Excel, Word and Blueprint
  • Basic technical and analytical skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.


BDO is the UK member firm of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest accountancy network, with more than 1,200 offices in 138 countries. BDO are building a strikingly different business, focused on exceptional client service. Their accounting services span Audit, Advisory and Tax with clients ranging from large multinational listed companies to private ones. We are actively recruiting across all streams for exceptional candidates.

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