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Welcome to the IAB

At the IAB our members and students are at the heart of everything we do. We support their professional and student journeys with our flexible, Ofqual regulated bookkeeping and payroll qualifications, professional membership, continued professional development and regular regulatory updates. We work hard to make sure our specially selected services help to develop industry relevant skills and support business growth.

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Bookkeeping Qualifications

We offer flexible qualifications relevant for businesses run from the kitchen table all the way through to the boardroom.

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Payroll Qualifications

As a payroll professional updates and training are critical to your personal development. IAB qualifications will help your career develop and thrive.

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Find a Bookkeeper

If you’re a business owner in need of help to manage your finances search for a bookkeeper here. Every IAB member listed is qualified, professional and supervised with all the skills you need!

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Professional Membership

We offer differing levels of professional membership dependant on your qualifications and experience and the level of support you need.

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Our commitment to you

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Flexible qualifications

Our qualifications will work around your life and work commitments. Whether you prefer learning online, in college or through self study, IAB qualifications can cater for your needs.

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Professional training

Developed for finance professionals by finance professionals our qualifications and CPD are regularly updated to ensure they meet the highest standards and are always industry relevant.

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Ofqual regulated

IAB qualifications fully meet the requirements of Ofqual regulation which means once qualified your professional competence will always be recognised.

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Student and member support

Through online and telephone access to IAB staff and dedicated areas on our website offering additional regulatory information and a suite of services and support.

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Grow your business

Our professional members are listed on our find a bookkeeper service and have access to continued professional development and seminars that support the growth of their businesses.

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Achieve your ambitions

IAB qualifications are all Ofqual regulated and provide a clear, professional recognised career pathway and with the support of IAB membership behind you we provide you with all of the tools you need to achieve your ambitions.

Find out how you can develop your career or business with the IAB

Call: +44 (0)1732 897750 or email: mail@iab.org.uk

Interested in becoming a new IAB Accredited Centre?

We strive to create new opportunities for people who want to develop their knowledge and build a career in the finance industry. Get in touch if you are interested in adding IAB qualifications to your portfolio and develop the next generation of finance professionals.

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Upcoming Events

SmartVault webinar: Digital bookkeeping – How to transition safely and more profitably

Like it or not, the bookkeeping profession is becoming more and more digital. These changes bring with them significant security concerns, as well as opportunities. Are you keeping up? The traditional local bookkeeping practice is now required to go digital, demanding new workflows and risks. The good news is that we can leverage these systems to upgrade client engagement and

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HMRC Talking Points – Off-payrolling working rules from A‌pr‌il 2‌02‌0

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Off-payrolling working rules from A‌pr‌il 2‌02‌0: This webinar gives an update to the reform of off-payroll working rules from A‌pr‌il 2‌02‌0 for engagements with the public sector and medium and large sized organisations. Friday 20 September – 2pm to 3pm If you have any questions for

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HMRC Talking Points – New VAT reverse charge for construction services

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. New VAT reverse charge for construction services: Do you have clients who provide building services? If so, they could be affected by this reverse charge. This webinar will discuss how their cash flow may be impacted and what they need to do to prepare.

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HMRC Talking Points – An overview of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. An overview of the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS): This webinar will focus on the procedure for companies, key aspects of legislation to be aware of, how investors claim SEIS relief and common errors made by companies and investors. Tuesday 1 October – 2pm

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CIPP Annual Conference and Exhibition

Book onto the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals’ (CIPP) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019. #BePayroll #ACE19 Taking place 2-3 October 2019 at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, Wales, the CIPP Annual Conference and Exhibition provides an invaluable opportunity for professionals to educate, collaborate and celebrate all things payroll, pensions and reward. Find out more and book your place today.  

IFA Birmingham Conference 2019

Early bird registrations for the Institute of Financial Accountant’s (IFA) conference are now open. The first three speakers for the conference will be Vaughn Chown of Gabelle Tax, David Oliver of Insight Marketing and Jon Martingale from Reckon. IPA Books+ breakfast demo IPA Books+ is the cloud accounting software solution available exclusively to IFA members in the UK. The move

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Women in Business Expo

Women in Business Expo is a unique launch event: a clarion call to all women looking for new opportunities in business and work.  The event is aimed at women looking for inspiration, business service and guidance. Whether you’ve got a brand new business idea, are considering a franchise business, looking to retrain, have an existing business or looking to make

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IAB London seminar

This seminar is taking place on Wednesday 30th October in London and will cover a range of topics. The presentations will cover: Payroll VAT Best practice Automatic enrolment Making your bookkeeping practice more profitable To view the full programme please click here. How to book: Before booking please read our terms and conditions which can be found here: https://www.iab.org.uk/pub/IAB_events_booking_policy.pdf.  By booking you are

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IFA Manchester Conference 2019

Early bird registrations for the Institute of Financial Accountant’s (IFA) conference are now open. The first three speakers for the conference will be Vaughn Chown of Gabelle Tax, David Oliver of Insight Marketing and Jon Martingale from Reckon. IPA Books+ breakfast demo IPA Books+ is the cloud accounting software solution available exclusively to IFA members in the UK. The move

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AIA AML Seminar – London

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged this seminar which will focus on Anti Money Laundering (AML). This session aims to support accountancy professionals in furthering their understanding about the risks posed to them by money laundering and explores how they can help disrupt this growing threat. The session will also cover best practice for meeting the Money Laundering

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IAB Bristol seminar

This seminar is taking place on Thursday 7th November in Bristol and will cover a range of topics. The presentations will cover: Making Tax Digital Anti-Money Laundering and the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) process Best practice Payroll Personal data and GDPR To view the full programme please click here. How to book: Before booking please read our terms and conditions which

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AIA AML Seminar – Manchester

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged this seminar which will focus on Anti Money Laundering (AML). This session aims to support accountancy professionals in furthering their understanding about the risks posed to them by money laundering and explores how they can help disrupt this growing threat. The session will also cover best practice for meeting the Money Laundering

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