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The IAB is the ONLY dedicated bookkeeping association in the world appointed by the UK Parliament AND Recognised to award Ofqual regulated qualifications

Welcome to the IAB

Build a bookkeeping career that counts

Bookkeeping skills are the bedrock of micro businesses today. They:

  • Enhance job prospects
  • Help business owners thrive
  • Open doors to new opportunities

Whether you are a start-up, need a career change or want to study for your future, the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) offers a ‘best for business’ choice and selection of bookkeeping courses to help you train to be a bookkeeper.

The IAB is the leading awarding and supervisory body for professional bookkeepers in the UK.

Celebrating 40 years of empowering people across the globe, it’s a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the professional status of bookkeepers.

Respected worldwide, the IAB:

  • Offers extensive financial IAB qualifications – accredited by Ofqual
  • Supports thousands of members helping them to reach new bookkeeping career heights
  • Has paved the way for new bookkeeping apprenticeships and mentoring initiatives

To find out more about bookkeeping courses, bookkeeping and payroll qualifications and how you can train to be a bookkeeper, get in touch here.

Regulated by
Ofqual

Government Approved

Over 40 years experience

Over 10,000 members worldwide

150,000+ financial qualifications awarded

International recognition

Upcoming Events

Talking Points: Submission of SA Returns affected by Exclusions

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: Submission of SA Returns affected by Exclusions: This meeting will discuss 2016-17 SA Return online submission issues and resulting exclusions. HMRC will explain the process for waiving the 31st October deadline and allowing paper Returns submissions. We‌dn‌esd‌ay 2‌3 Au‌gu‌st – m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m: Register

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Talking Points: Construction Industry Scheme: Basics

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: Construction Industry Scheme: Providing a basic overview of CIS, including registration, gross payment status, deductions, record keeping, and repayments. HMRC will also cover reporting, including how to correct errors on returns and common errors to avoid. Th‌ur‌sd‌ay 2‌4 Au‌gu‌st – m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m: Register now You

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Talking Points: What is the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)?

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: What is the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)?: Customers have until September 2018 to use HMRC’s WDF to bring their offshore tax affairs up to date. This meeting will cover where to find guidance and support to help you make and complete a correct disclosure.

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Talking Points – Option To Tax: The once and done approach

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: Option to Tax – The once and done approach: A general overview of option to tax. Explaining who can notify, how and when you can do it. . Fr‌id‌ay 1 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r – m‌id‌da‌y to 1p‌m: Register now You can send any questions you have

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Talking Points – Tax Codes and how they have changed

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: Tax Codes and how they have Changed: This meeting will explain how HMRC have changed the way they use information to calculate tax codes. It will include how estimated pay, third party information and Real Time Information(RTI) data, is influencing codes. HMRC will also

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Talking Points – Changes to Inheritance Tax

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: Changes to Inheritance Tax: Providing an overview of recent changes to Inheritance Tax, including Residence Nil Rate Band and Transferrable Nil Rate Band. This meeting was first held on 10 August. We‌dn‌esd‌ay 6 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r – 1‌1a‌m to m‌id‌da‌y: Register now You can send any

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club Meeting – 7th September

The IAB is working with The Bookkeepers Alliance which is a membership organisation providing support to those working in the bookkeeping sector. They have arranged a series of Bookkeepers Coffee Club Meetings. IAB members are invited to attend these meetings which are informal gatherings of bookkeepers and they provide an excellent opportunity for networking. You don’t need to pay to

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Talking Points – The new Trusts Registration Service.

HMRC has arranged further Talking Points sessions. Please find further details of these online meetings below: The new Trusts Registration Service: This will explain how to register a new trust and how to update the registered information for existing trusts. This meeting was first held on 10 August. Fr‌id‌ay 8 Se‌pt‌em‌be‌r – 1‌2.3‌0p‌m to 1.3‌0p‌m: Register now You can send

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IFA Birmingham Conference 2017

This year’s conference programme will provide delegates with technical updates and insightful information on “hot” topics covering Making Tax Digital, Employment Law, Taxation and Cyber Crime & SMEs from speakers such as Gabelle, HMRC, RadcliffesLeBrassseur and more. Topic 1: Employment Law – Sejal Raja, RadcliffesLeBrasseur  The current hot topic in employment law is the concept of worker status in the

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IAB UK & International Business & Skills Awards 2017

The 2017 UK & International Business & Skills Awards will be taking place at the House of Commons on Thursday 7th December. The winners will be honoured during a prestigious drinks reception ceremony celebrating the achievements of a host of highly accomplished IAB members and industry professionals.

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Whether you are a start-up, need a career change or want to study for your future, the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) offers the ‘best for business’ choice and a selection of bookkeeping and payroll courses and Ofqual certified qualifications to help you train to be a bookkeeper or payroll professional.

The International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) is the leading awarding and supervisory body for professional bookkeepers in the UK.

Celebrating 40 years of empowering people across the globe, it’s a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the professional status of bookkeepers.