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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

Bookkeepers Coffee Club Meeting – 22nd 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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Anti-money laundering seminar

Date: Tuesday 26th September 2017 Time: Refreshments 5.30pm, start presentation 6.00pm Venue: Hollingbury Golf Club, Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 7HS Richard Simms and Fiona Purdy from AMLCC will present on the latest rules for anti-money laundering compliance including the 4th Directive which became operative in June this year. Fiona will also give a demonstration of risk assessments and also for

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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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Bookkeepers Coffee Club Meeting – 24th October

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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IAB Bristol seminar – November 2017

The IAB has arranged a further seminar covering topics including: the data protection laws changing in relation to GDPR, automatic enrolment, anti-money laundering update and much more! The event will take place in Bristol on Thursday 23rd November 2017 and is an excellent way to gain updates for your own business and your clients or the business you work for. Reasons to attend:

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IAB London seminar – November 2017

The IAB has arranged a further seminar covering topics including: the Data Protection Laws changing in relation to GDPR, Anti-Money Laundering Update and much more! The event will take place in London on Wednesday 29th November 2017 and is an excellent way to gain updates for your own business and your clients or the business you work for. Reasons to

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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.