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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

The education team will be out of the office all day on Friday 27th April as they will be attending the Tutors’ Workshop. 

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

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.  There will be sessions on our new RQF qualifications covering Manual Bookkeeping, Computerised Bookkeeping and Payroll.  Each delegate will have the opportunity to attend

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HMRC Talking Points – Making Tax Digital (MTD) – Signing up to the Income Tax Pilot

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital (MTD) – Signing up to the Income Tax Pilot: This webinar explains how to sign up for your Agent Services Account, sign up your client for the pilot and submit quarterly updates for income tax using MTD Software. Fr‌id‌ay 27 A‌pril – 10a‌m to 11a‌m: Register now

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IFA Ipswich Branch Meeting – 30th April

IAB members are welcome to attend IFA branch meetings. Further details can be found below: Successes before the courts for taxpayers on penalties There have been a number of recent cases determined by the courts in favour of the taxpayer. These cover whether reasonable care was taken by the taxpayer when appointing an adviser, computer generated late filing penalties and

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HMRC Talking Points – Disguised Remuneration

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Disguised Remuneration: Addressing common issues: This webinar will address some of the common issues that have been raised relating to Disguised Remuneration and the loan charge, including settlement with HMRC. Tu‌esd‌ay 1 M‌a‌y –  midday to 1p‌m: Register now If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts

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AIA Directors Duty Breakfast Seminar

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) invite you to join them for a breakfast meeting at their office on The Watermark, Newcastle. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals and meet their staff while listening to a brilliant presentation from Trinity Barrister Richard Stubbs. Richard will deliver a presentation covering breach of fiduciary duties by company

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HMRC Talking Points – Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Statutory Maternity and Paternity 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 meeting to take your questions. Fr‌id‌ay 4 M‌a‌y –  midday to 1p‌m: Register now

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HMRC Talking Points – Corporation Tax loss reform

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Corporation Tax loss reform: HMRC will be covering the reform of Corporation Tax loss relief that applied from 1 April 2017. The focus is on the relaxation of relief for carried-forward losses, which can affect companies of any size. HMRC will talk about what companies can and

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IFA London Conference 2018

After the success of last year’s London conference and the excellent feedback received about the venue the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) are delighted to have rebooked the Royal College of Physicians for the 2018 London conference. Early bird booking is now open. Programme This year’s programme will cover Making Tax Digital, the latest technology trends affecting the accountancy sector,

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HMRC Talking Points – Negligible Value Claims and Share Loss Relief

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Negligible Value Claims and Share Loss Relief: Looking at certain conditions that must be met for your clients to claim that an asset has become of negligible value. Also an overview of share loss relief. Thur‌sd‌ay 10 M‌a‌y – 11a‌m to midday: Register now If you have

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AIA Tax Update Seminar – London

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged a Tax Update seminar. The yearly ‘tax calendar’ has recently changed, with a new Budget cycle, automation of some aspects of tax compliance, and developments in data protection rules. New timings for tax will be discussed, as well as some potential pitfalls. There will be an overview of key developments in the

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IAB London seminar

The presentations will include: An update from HMRC 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 VAT update and general overview To view the full programme please click here. How to book: To download the

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AIA Tax Update Seminar – Manchester

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged a Tax Update seminar. The yearly ‘tax calendar’ has recently changed, with a new Budget cycle, automation of some aspects of tax compliance, and developments in data protection rules. New timings for tax will be discussed, as well as some potential pitfalls. There will be an overview of key developments in the

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The Bookkeepers Conference 2018

Join The Bookkeepers Alliance for their fourth annual conference of bookkeepers from across the professional bodies. Monday 11th June 2018 is another chance to keep up to date with the changes in the profession and meet like minded people. For further information or to book please see: https://www.bookkeepersalliance.co.uk/bookkeepers-conference/.

AIA AML and Audit Conference

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) has arranged an AML and Audit Conference. This conference will provide accountants in practice with an update on important matters concerning Audit Exemptions and the implementation of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The knowledgeable speakers will cover current issues, legal updates and upcoming legislative changes which will impact practising accountants in their day to day business activities.

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IFA Birmingham Conference 2018

After the success of last year’s sold out Birmingham conference the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) will be running another full day event in 2018. They have booked a new, larger venue located in the heart of Birmingham that will accommodate for members travelling from all over the Midlands, either by train or car. Programme This year’s programme will cover

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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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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.