What is a company secretary

The company secretarial function is an important and vital component in any business, regardless of the size or structure. All companies established in Malaysia are required to have at least one Company Secretary and that company secretary must be a natural person and a resident in Malaysia and is a member of any one of the prescribed professional bodies or licensed by the SSM.

By engaging a skilled, industry-leading company secretary in Malaysia, you can rest assured your business is carrying out all its statutory and regulatory obligations accurately.
Your preferred corporate secretary
The role of a company secretary continues to grow in importance and scope for businesses in Malaysia. Businesses that fail to meet statutory requirements may face severe legal, financial and reputational repercussions, so it’s important to ensure all your company secretarial duties are covered as they continue to evolve.

At Accoris, we offer a full range of company secretary services in Malaysia, ranging from company registration, provision of a registered office, routine secretarial maintenance, advisory and restructuring to providing assistance at meetings of directors, shareholders, creditors etc.
Meet Our Team
Siew Suet Wei
Suet Wei is the Founder and Managing Director of Accoris Advisory Sdn Bhd. She obtained her professional secretarial degree from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (United Kingdom) in 1993 and was admitted as an Associate Member of the Malaysian Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) in 1995. She is currently a Fellow Member of the MAICSA and a Chartered Governance Professional.

She has more than 25 years of experience in corporate secretarial and advisory work as well investor relation activities. During the course of her career, she has been involved in various IPO exercises, corporate deals, fund raising and merger and acquisition activities.
Lim Yen Teng
Senior Manager
Amanda Loo
Nor Suhana
Why appoint Accoris?
We have the competence and expertise necessary to advise and assist our clients comprehensively across all stages of a business lifecycle. Having served numerous SMEs, multinational, listed companies and start-ups over the years, our company secretarial solutions encompass a wide range of value-added services provided by well-experienced professionals.
Corporate advisory
Normal secretarial
Conversion of
company’s status
Business consultancy
Corporate restructuring
Removal of director
Company registration
Capital increase/
Removal of auditors
Provision of
registered address
voluntary winding up
How outsourcing your corporate secretarial functions benefit you
Ease and convenience
If you hire a well-experienced company secretarial services provider, you can be sure that all administrative tasks will be done with ease. They are equipped to provide their service to be smooth, efficient, and hassle-free.
Handling of administrative requirements
The hiring of a company secretarial firm will ease your workload when it comes to paperwork. The highly qualified and trained staff will handle all administrative tasks.
Comprehensive services
Professional company secretarial services firms, such as Accoris offer a wide range of other activities such as incorporation, accounting services, taxation and payroll.
There is no need to hire and train an in-house secretary.
Reliable service
The right secretarial company will be timely with all regulatory requirements without any disruptions.
Company secretarial services include everything from incorporating and registering your new company to developing company constitutions, amending company resolutions, setting up of bank accounts and more. The ultimate goal of company secretarial services is to keep your company compliant with all local regulatory requirements so you can focus on growth without worries of non-compliance.
Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of a business, company secretaries work directly with you to ensure your business follows good corporate governance practices and is compliant with statutory obligations. Our company secretaries will help you with:
  • Keeping statutory books and records organised
  • Safekeeping company legal documents
  • Hosting meetings between directors and shareholders
  • Organising and filing all documents required by law on time
  • Guaranteeing that your company meets all the necessary statutory obligations.
In Malaysia, under the Companies Act (2016), all registered companies are required to have at least one licensed company secretary. The appointment of a company secretary must also be completed within 30 days from the date of incorporation of a company.
Outsourcing company secretarial services offers several benefits. For businesses that do not need a full time in-house secretary, outsourcing offers a way to save costs while ensuring all secretarial responsibilities are handled by seasoned professionals. By doing this, you free up more time for your employees and gain access to advice and solutions from experienced company secretary professionals.
According to Section 235 of Companies Act 2016, the requirements to become a Company Secretary in Malaysia are:
  • A natural person and 18 years of age and above
  • A Malaysian citizen or Permanent resident in Malaysia (who reside in Malaysia by having a principal place of residence)
  • A member of any one of the professional bodies nominated by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism which includes:
    • The Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)
    • The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA)
    • The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
    • The Malaysian Bar
    • The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
    • The Advocates’ Association of Sarawak
    • The Sabah Law Association