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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

HMRC Talking Points – Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT: This session will cover information published in the MTD VAT notice, including, record keeping requirements, making adjustments, what we mean by ‘digital links’ and an explanation of the ‘soft landing’. If you are new to

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HMRC Talking Points – Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT: This session will cover information published in the MTD VAT notice, including, record keeping requirements, making adjustments, what we mean by ‘digital links’ and an explanation of the ‘soft landing’. If you are new to

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HMRC Talking Points – Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD) and VAT: This session will cover information published in the MTD VAT notice, including, record keeping requirements, making adjustments, what we mean by ‘digital links’ and an explanation of the ‘soft landing’. If you are new to

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HMRC webinar – Why SARs are important (and how to get them right)

Making Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) is something you may have to do under the Money Laundering Regulations. But why are SARs so important? HMRC have teamed up with their colleagues at the National Crime Agency to offer you a free webinar and tell you more. This webinar is aimed at businesses covered by the Money Laundering Regulations and will take

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AIA Pricing and Regulation Update – London

Join the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for their second conference of the year where they will welcome AIA Council Member Gloria Murray as their keynote speaker. Gloria will talk about pricing and how it can make a dramatic difference to your business or the company you work for, in ways that you may not have thought of before. There

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AIA Pricing and Regulation Update – Manchester

Join the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for their second conference of the year where they will welcome AIA Council Member Gloria Murray as their keynote speaker. Gloria will talk about pricing and how it can make a dramatic difference to your business or the company you work for, in ways that you may not have thought of before. There

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Irish Taxation and Pensions Update

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) have arranged their third and penultimate conference of the year in Dublin. They are happy to welcome two great speakers who offer a wealth of experience in taxation and pensions, who will provide you with an excellent update and answer any questions you may have. In addition to the highly informative presentations from James

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‘Accelerate your growth’ seminar

Do you want to boost your growth? For this second Growth Booster seminar, three leading firms in Branding, Search Marketing and Legal Services will present actionable strategies to take your business to the next level. During this seminar you will learn: How to outsmart competitors by building a strong brand How to become a giant in your market with digital marketing

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IFA Birmingham Conference 2018

After the success of last year’s sold out Birmingham conference the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) will be running another full day event in 2018. They have booked a new, larger venue located in the heart of Birmingham that will accommodate for members travelling from all over the Midlands, either by train or car. Programme This year’s programme will cover

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IAB Bristol seminar

The presentations will include: An update from HMRC on Making Tax Digital Updates to the AMLCC platform – anti-money laundering compliance software and how it can help you to comply with the updated Money Laundering Regulations The cloud and new digital technologies Payroll update How to price your services and support To view the full programme please click here. How to

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IAB London seminar

The presentations will include: Automatic enrolment Payroll update Making Tax Digital Tax update How to price your services if you have your own bookkeeping practice To view the full programme please click here. How to book: You can book via the tickets section at the bottom of this page. Reasons to attend: Keep up-to-date and find out more about key legislation

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AIA VAT Update Seminar – London

With Brexit happening in April 2019, VAT accounting on EU sales and purchases will have to be changed.  However with less than 12-months to go significant uncertainty still surrounds what the new rules are going to involve.  This seminar will provide a timely update on the new rules as they stand with less than 6-months left before system changes need

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IFA Huddersfield Conference 2018

The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) conference is coming to the north of England in 2018. They will be running a third conference this year in Huddersfield. Programme This year’s programme will cover Making Tax Digital, the latest technology trends affecting the accountancy sector, a topical Tax update, Payroll and Financial Wellbeing for you, your clients and your employees. Topic

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AIA VAT Update Seminar – Manchester

With Brexit happening in April 2019, VAT accounting on EU sales and purchases will have to be changed.  However with less than 12-months to go significant uncertainty still surrounds what the new rules are going to involve.  This seminar will provide a timely update on the new rules as they stand with less than 6-months left before system changes need

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The Business Show

Around 25,000 businesses will attend Europe’s largest business exhibition at London’s ExCeL on 14 & 15 Nov, 2018. The 40th Edition of The Business Show will boast a world-class lineup of innovative speakers, supplier exhibitors, expert-led seminars, interactive masterclasses and more. Providing everything from advice on finance and entrepreneurship to guidance on legal services and incredible networking opportunities over two

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Budget and Year Review Conference

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) final Conference of the year culminates in a session on Employment Law, presented by John Eardly. John will provide an update on the changes that have taken place during 2018. Michael Collins will then lead the afternoon session, looking at the recent reforms in the Irish Tax system, including policies announced in the 2019 Budget. To view the

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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.