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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 qualifications, 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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Finance Qualifications

We provide a portfolio of advanced qualifications that will put you at the top of you profession and give you the ability to offer additional services to your clients and help your career thrive.

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Membership

We offer differing levels of membership from Student to Fellow 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

IFA Birmingham AML workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). AML Compliance – Implementing the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 Radical changes in the anti-money laundering regime have been introduced as a result of the introduction of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and a new Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAs). Lacking

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HMRC Talking Points – Payrolling – tax employees benefits through payroll

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Payrolling – tax employees benefits through payroll Wednesday 17 October, 11am to midday: Payrolling is designed to make it easier for employees to see that they are paying the right amount of tax and easier for your employer clients as they won’t need

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IAB Bristol seminar

The presentations will include: An update 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. Reasons to attend: Keep

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HMRC Talking Points – Agent Toolkits and you

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Agent Toolkits and you Thursday 18 October, midday to 12.45pm: Toolkits Service Manager Dan Barnett will be providing a live demonstration of the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the service. Register now If you have any questions

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club – North East Lincolnshire

The Bookkeepers Alliance 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 attend, and will just need to pay for any refreshments you have. These meetings are for both employed and self-employed

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

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business and VAT From April 2019, VAT registered entities with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep VAT records digitally and file their VAT returns using MTD compatible software. This webinar will bring you the

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

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business and VAT From April 2019, VAT registered entities with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold must keep VAT records digitally and file their VAT returns using MTD compatible software. This webinar will bring you the

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IFA Leeds GDPR Workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force amidst much confusion within the business community. In this workshop we will look at what the GDPR means for your firm and what you need to do in order to make your business compliant with the

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HMRC Talking Points – An updated introduction to the Enterprise Investment Scheme

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. An updated introduction to the Enterprise Investment Scheme Friday 26 October, midday to 1pm: This webinar will provide an overview of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). It will focus on the revised EIS application procedure, how investors claim EIS relief and common errors

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club – Cambridge

The Bookkeepers Alliance 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 attend, and will just need to pay for any refreshments you have. These meetings are for both employed and self-employed

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HMRC Talking Points – Community Interest Companies and Sustainability (CICS) – funding, dividends and tax relief

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Community Interest Companies and Sustainability (CICS) – funding, dividends and tax relief Tuesday 30 October, 11.30am to 12.30pm: This webinar will cover what CICs are, directors’ responsibilities, funding, tax incentives and dividend payments. Register now If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject

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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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HMRC Talking Points – HMRC’s Agent Compliance Team and their interaction with Tax Agents

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. HMRC’s Agent Compliance Team and their interaction with Tax Agents Tuesday 6 November, midday to 1pm: This webinar will look at how HMRC reviews the agent’s processes in representing their clients’ interests across the relevant tax regimes. There will also be a brief summary of the

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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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IFA Birmingham GDPR Workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force amidst much confusion within the business community. In this workshop we will look at what the GDPR means for your firm and what you need to do in order to make your business compliant with the

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IFA London Financial reporting workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). An essential workshop for proprietors of practices. It will ensure that you have not misinterpreted the requirements of either the small or micro regimes. Whilst charities and LLPs will be mentioned the course will focus on the financial report requirements for companies. The workshop will cover the following

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club – Bristol

The Bookkeepers Alliance 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 attend, and will just need to pay for any refreshments you have. These meetings are for both employed and self-employed

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IFA Birmingham Financial reporting workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). An essential workshop for proprietors of practices. It will ensure that you have not misinterpreted the requirements of either the small or micro regimes. Whilst charities and LLPs will be mentioned the course will focus on the financial report requirements for companies. The workshop will cover the following

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IFA Manchester Financial reporting workshop

This workshop has been arranged by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA). An essential workshop for proprietors of practices. It will ensure that you have not misinterpreted the requirements of either the small or micro regimes. Whilst charities and LLPs will be mentioned the course will focus on the financial report requirements for companies. The workshop will cover the following

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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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IAB UK & International Business & Skills Awards 2018

The 2018 UK & International Business & Skills Awards will be taking place at the House of Commons on Thursday 6th 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. For further information about the awards please visit: https://www.iab.org.uk/awards.

Accountex

ACCOUNTEX is Europe’s largest annual business event where the accountancy and finance profession come together to shape the future of this rapidly evolving industry! It is essential that bookkeepers equip their businesses with the most up-to-date tools and technology as the industry continues to embrace the digital revolution. Why a visit to Accountex is a must: FREE to attend if

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