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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

HMRC Talking Points – Statutory Maternity Pay

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Statutory Maternity Pay: This webinar has been designed to provide guidance on what payments can be made and how to work them out. HMRC subject matter experts will be online during the webinar to take your questions. Thursday 25 April – 1pm to 2pm If

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Tutor Workshop

The time of year has come again to book your place at our Tutor Workshop.  Each centre will be allocated two places free of charge, make sure you get your place as places are booking fast. After taking on board the feedback from last year, we have restructured the event. This year the event will be much more discussion based

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HMRC Talking Points – Payroll Annual Reporting & Tasks

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Payroll Annual Reporting & Tasks: This webinar is designed to help with the end-of-year processes regardless of the system used. The webinar covers end-of-year tasks, the P60 form, sending the last full payroll submission to HMRC, and preparing for the new tax year. HMRC subject matter

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Accountex

Accountex – Europe’s No.1 Accountancy & Finance Conference and Expo Discover the tools, technology and ideas you need to future-proof your business. The world of accountancy is changing, fast! Staying on top of new trends, tools and innovations that are redefining the way you work has never been more important. Free to attend, Accountex returns to ExCeL London providing you

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HMRC Talking Points – An introduction to copyright

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. An introduction to copyright: Every business owns or uses copyright. Find out how it impacts on you and your clients, in this, the third in a series of webinars by the Intellectual Property Office. HMRC will talk about the important areas of copyright and

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HMRC Talking Points – Capital Allowances, Plant & Machinery

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Capital Allowances, Plant & Machinery: This webinar will give agents the step-by-step approach to applying Capital Allowances legislation to claims for Plant & Machinery Allowances. Monday 13 May – midday to 1pm If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts more than 24

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The Business Show

The Business Show is Europe’s largest and most anticipated business event. There will be a huge selection of content on a whole host of critical business topics that will help give you the inspiration to dramatically improve any aspect of your business! Around 25,000 businesses will attend the show at London’s ExCeL on 15th and 16th May 2019. The 41st

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HMRC Talking Points – Making Tax Digital – your Agent Services Account

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital – your Agent Services Account: This webinar will provide the latest information, including the new Agent Services Account and signing clients up to Making Tax Digital. Thursday 16 May – 10am to 11am Thursday 16 May – midday to 1pm If

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HMRC Talking Points – Expenses & benefits – Employee travel

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Expenses & benefits – Employee travel: This webinar covers reimbursing employees undertaking travel on behalf of the employer. It provides an overview of the tax treatment of: travel and subsistence payments to employees mileage payments for employees using their own vehicle. Thursday 16 May

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IFA Ipswich Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: Joining the IFA Ipswich branch will be Robert Leggett, Partner, Corporate & Business Tax of Ensors Accountants LLP. Business tax update and topical issues Robert will give a general update on current business tax issues following the Spring Statement. About the speaker A highly experienced

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AIA Brexit Seminar

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged this seminar which will focus on all aspects of Brexit. Join guest speaker Ros Kellaway in May for this event. As Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Competition, EU and trade group, Ros will deliver her expert knowledge and advice on the changes Brexit has brought to the accountancy industry. This Post-Brexit seminar will identify

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IAB London seminar

This seminar is taking place on Wednesday 22nd May in London and will cover a range of topics. The presentations will cover: Making Tax Digital Anti-Money Laundering Personal data and GDPR – the evolving picture How to attract and retain ideal clients through digital marketing Cybercrime and how to safeguard your business or the business you work for To view

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AIA Brexit Seminar

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged this seminar which will focus on all aspects of Brexit. Join guest speaker Ros Kellaway in May for this event. As Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Competition, EU and trade group, Ros will deliver her expert knowledge and advice on the changes Brexit has brought to the accountancy industry. This Post-Brexit seminar will identify

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The Bookkeepers Conference 2019

Join The Bookkeepers Alliance for their fifth annual conference of bookkeepers from across the professional bodies. Monday 10th June 2019 is another chance to keep up to date with the changes in the profession and meet like minded people. Keep your eye on www.bkconf.co.uk as more details will be released over the next few weeks about the amazing speakers. For further

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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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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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