Qualifications for a Busy Lifestyle

Flexible Careers and

For bookkeepers, run by successful bookkeepers.

The International Association of Bookkeepers is a membership organisation and awarding body providing qualifications in bookkeeping, payroll and finance to members worldwide.

We offer accredited trainingsupport and continuing development from the beginning of a student’s journey and throughout their career. This includes flexible, Ofqual-regulated qualifications, continued professional development and frequent regulatory updates.

As an IAB member, you’ll have access to weekly support, including twice-monthly live Q&As with the main directors, both successful bookkeepers in their own right, giving you the help you need every step of the way. We also provide AML supervision.

Your membership also gives you access to a TAX & VAT helpline worth over £3,500. Being part of the IAB family means your business and career will go from strength to strength.


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Love from our members

“The IAB has really helped me set up my own bookkeeping practice. I get immediate access to relevant, up-to-date and practical resources. My Professional membership with the IAB allows me to back-up my bookkeeping credentials with an official and industry-leading accreditation which helps me gain trust from prospective clients and build up my clientele.”

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“The IAB is the backbone of my business, providing a strong selling point to all potential clients. I am supported with a constant flow of legislation and advice, available on demand. The IAB shows me how to keep my business compliant, my status professional and their communication is fun and refreshing!”

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“I cannot fault the training course or the support I have received. I am more than happy to recommend the IAB as a very successful career pathway of support and reassurance.”

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“Been an IAB Member for over 10 years but this year during lockdown they really upped their game. Hosting bi-weekly zoom coffee meetings bringing together bookkeepers for general updates, chat and advice along with Guest Speakers on a variety of areas they were invaluable and really raised the IAB profile and were a great support to us all especially sole practitioners.”

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“The IAB is truly a global credential and gave me a broader perspective into the world of bookkeeping.”

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“The IAB have provided technical knowledge, support and resources via their newsletters and podcasts and have provided invaluable advice to me which helps me support my clients in the best way possible.”

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“I joined the IAB in 2007 and the IAB have guided and supported me throughout my bookkeeping journey. Being regulated by them has enabled me to keep up to date with all the legislative requirements, ensure my record keeping is GDPR compliant, and has provided me with the weight to get new and old clients to comply with my business requirements. I have always found them helpful, approachable, friendly and knowledgeable and would not want to run my organisation without their support and guidance. It is priceless.”

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