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Companies House

About Us

Companies House is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) employing around 1,000 staff. We maintain the public register of companies for the UK and provide corporate transparency, making the public register available online, free of charge, allowing individuals and businesses to make effective decisions about engaging with a company. Currently there are more than four million companies on the register, and we incorporate around 500,000 new companies every year. 


Companies House holds the largest source of administrative data about companies in the UK and forms a key input into many statistics and research into business and the economy.

Companies House

Companies House

Career Development

Working in finance within the Civil Service gives you the opportunity to provide financial advice to ministers and senior civil servants. This enables them to make critical decisions and help to tackle some of the most complex and challenging problems that affect the whole country and communities we live in.


As a finance professional working in government, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills across a wide range of stretching and varied roles. You will become part of a strong and diverse professional community. You will have the opportunity to work across organisational boundaries and to influence and support our business in making decisions. 


We are passionate about your career in Government Finance and providing meaningful and supportive learning and development, tailored to your specific needs and the needs of your teams to help you grow and progress in your career. Formal learning and development comes from our Government Finance Academy and professionally accredited finance organisations.


The future focused culture in the Finance team at Companies House is something in which we take huge pride. With visible leadership and the commitment to being actively involved in driving change, we are placing ourselves at the centre of the Companies House transformation. 

A clear articulation of the future vision and priorities of the organisation means the team understand where we are now and where we need to be in the future. The Adaptable, Bold & Curious mindset underpins the way we work in finance and across the wider business and makes for a galvanised work force at every level.


We have worked to create an inclusive environment where communication is transparent, views and ideas are encouraged and openly shared, and achievements are celebrated. The well being and engagement of the team is a focus and we are always looking to build capability and experience amongst us to ensure the directorate can play its role in the Change of Status and Transformation here at Companies House.

Companies House
Companies House


People are at the heart of every strand of our transformation programme. This means we need to pay just as much attention to the culture we nurture as we do to the development of our services.


Companies House values its people, their contributions and has created a real sense of community where people seek to create strong connections. Our commitment to learning and development is exceptional, and we believe passionately in the employee experience which is prevalent through the engagement, wellbeing and development strategies which have resulted in Gold Investors in People and MIND index awards. 


We encourage professional development, celebrate success and live our values to effect real change.


Our aim is to be the best registry in the world achieved through brilliant people working on brilliant systems delivering brilliant services. We are currently delivering an organisation wide transformation programme focussing on a complete redesign of our digital services, target operating model and culture. This change will need different skills, capabilities and mindset where adaptable, bold and curious behaviours are the norm and empowerment is encouraged and utilised. 


As an organisation, we’re building a culture in line with our values: 'Excellent standards and behaviours', 'Working as one' and 'Every achievement counts'.


We want people who can evolve with changes in technology, are brave enough to take managed risks, and have the desire to experiment and explore new ideas or ways of working.