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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

HMRC Talking Points – Pension Scheme Registration

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Pension Scheme Registration. How to correctly complete the APSS146 Income Tax Repayment form& SA970 Tax Return: Explaining the correct completion of the form APSS146, which is a ‘Pension Scheme Registration for Income Tax Repayment’, how to correctly complete the SA970 Tax Returns and

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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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HMRC Talking Points – Intellectual Property Office (IPO), a basic introduction to Trade Marks

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Intellectual Property Office (IPO), a basic introduction to Trade Marks: In this meeting the IPO will give a brief overview on Intellectual Property, focusing on Trade Marks. It will provide guidance on how to search for Trade Marks, UK filing, International routes and

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The Pensions Regulator Twitter Q&A

Business advisers – join The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on Twitter on 31 October from 13.15pm when experts will be online and ready to answer your questions on automatic enrolment. For more information, use #AskTPR to submit any questions you have on the day via TPRgovuk. You can also email any questions that you have in advance of the Q&A.

IFA East Anglia Branch Meeting – 6th November

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings for free.  Further details can be found below: There will be a presentation on AMLCC and the Money Laundering Regulations.  The presentation will be provided by Richard Simms and Fiona Purdy of AMLCC. The meeting will take place between 17:30 and 20:30. You can gain three CPD hours for this event. If you

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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.

IFA East Anglia Branch Meeting – 11th December

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: There will be a talk on IR35 by Abbey Tax part of the Gabelle Group Followed by the Annual Xmas Dinner which costs £20 for three Courses and drinks. The meeting will take place between 17:30 and 19:30, followed by the dinner. You can gain

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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.