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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 – Expenses & benefits – Trivial benefits

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Expenses & benefits – Trivial benefits: This webinar is part of a series covering expenses and benefits. It has been designed to provide an overview of trivial benefits including what is a trivial benefit, what conditions have to be met to be exempt from

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HMRC Talking Points – Expenses & Benefits – Social functions & parties

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Expenses & benefits – Trivial benefits: This webinar is part of a series covering expenses and benefits. It has been designed to provide an overview of trivial benefits including what is a trivial benefit, what conditions have to be met to be exempt from

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IFA Plymouth Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: The key mistakes accountancy firms make with their marketing and client communications This talk will focus on the typical marketing and client communication techniques that practices tend to follow, with an explanation of how these techniques do not ‘hit the spot’ anymore and what a

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IFA Newcastle Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: IFA Regulatory Update Tim Pinkney will provide members with an overview of their responsibilities in relation to IFA Practice Regulations including Anti Money Laundering Compliance, CPD, PI requirements, Client Money Regulations and alternate cover. About the speaker Tim has a wealth of experience in a

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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 6 June – 10am to 11am Thursday 6 June – midday to 1pm If

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IFA Manchester Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: The key mistakes accountancy firms make with their marketing and client communications This talk will focus on the typical marketing and client communication techniques that practices tend to follow, with an explanation of how these techniques do not ‘hit the spot’ anymore and what a

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IFA Leeds Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: Immigration and Brexit Louis MacWilliam of Black Solicitors will talk about how employers can help to secure the rights of their EU staff and how to mitigate the effects of Brexit. Louis will explain how Brexit has affected the ability of businesses to retain and

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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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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. Monday 10 June – midday to 1pm If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject

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IFA London Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: Succession Planning – Mattioli Woods SIPP vs SSAS – The difference between these two pension structures and how personal and commercial clients can benefit from the bespoke investment and planning opportunities that are available. Income Planning – How clients can look to provide themselves with

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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. Tuesday 11 June – 1pm to 2pm If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject

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IFA Crawley/Gatwick Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: The first speaker of the evening will be SageOne. They will give an update on software, latest developments and Making Tax Digital. More information on this topic will be released soon. Please note that Close brothers will no longer be speaking at this meeting. We

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IFA Milton Keynes Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: The key mistakes accountancy firms make with their marketing and client communications This talk will focus on the typical marketing and client communication techniques that practices tend to follow, with an explanation of how these techniques do not ‘hit the spot’ anymore and what a

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IFA Ipswich Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: IR35 following the Albatel and Atholl House Productions First-tier Tribunal cases HMRC has targeted professionals and contractors that have set up their own companies to meet the requirements of their end clients. While HMRC have won some significant victories, there have been two notable decisions

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IFA High Wycombe Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: Succession Planning – Mattioli Woods SIPP vs SSAS – The difference between these two pension structures and how personal and commercial clients can benefit from the bespoke investment and planning opportunities that are available. Income Planning – How clients can look to provide themselves with

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IFA Essex Branch Workshop, AML – A Practical Approach

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: AML – A Practical Approach Join us at the next Essex Branch workshop on Monday 24th June 2019. The programme will consist of Day to day requirements of AML How to Risk Assess your firm/practice How to Risk Assess your clients Completing Due Diligence How

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IFA Scottish Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: How to thrive in the era of automation Automation is already a part of your clients’ lives, even if it’s not part of your practice, and it’s going to affect their expectations. Many entrepreneurs now run their small businesses largely from their phone, working on

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IFA Leicester Branch Meeting

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: HMRC Compliance Checks The talk covers the full gamut of HMRC Compliance Checks from the kind of businesses that are looked at, the nature of the review, the records and documents they might look at, the tactics they will use to ’break’ the records and

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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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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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