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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 – Bristol

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 – Agent Toolkits Consultation

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Agent Toolkits Consultation: HMRC’s toolkits Service Manager will be providing a live demonstration of the proposed new design for the agent toolkits and answering your questions to get your feedback on the look and functionality of the new design. Thur‌sd‌ay 1 M‌ar‌c‌h –

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club – North East Lincolnshire

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 – Making Tax Digital for Business

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) – Due to overwhelming response HMRC are running two more meetings: This meeting is for Agents who are helping their clients prepare for MTDfB. From 1 April 2019 businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold

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HMRC Talking Points – What’s New for Employers 2018

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. What’s New for Employers 2018: This meeting will give agents an overview of the employer payroll changes from 2018, including; the change to the Income Tax basic personal allowance and the rates of tax for the new tax year, the thresholds for Class 1

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HMRC Talking Points – Understanding cyber hygiene and how it benefits your business

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Understanding cyber hygiene and how it benefits your business: The changing cyber landscape means businesses need to stay one step ahead. Having good cyber hygiene will go a long way to help to protect your business and that of your clients’. In this webinar

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HMRC Talking Points – Corporation Tax Loss relief

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Corporation Tax Loss relief: This meeting will look at changes to loss relief for companies from 1 April 2017 Mon‌d‌ay 12 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11.30a‌m to 12.30p‌m: Register now If you have any questions for HMRC’s subject experts more than 24 hours prior to the meeting, please send them to team.agentengagement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk,

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HMRC Talking Points – Companies House

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Companies House – Restoring a limited company to the register and how to avoid common mistakes: In the last financial year 7,788 companies were restored to the register. This Talking Points event aims to help with getting restorations right first time. We‌dn‌esd‌ay 14 M‌ar‌c‌h – 11a‌m to midday: Register now If you

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Bookkeepers Coffee Club – Portsmouth

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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An Introduction to GDPR with Brachers LLP

The IAB has arranged an event with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is set to come into effect in May 2018, strengthening the obligations on all businesses in regard to the safeguarding of individuals’ personal information. The guest speaker will be Antonio Fletcher from Brachers LLP.  He will give an introduction

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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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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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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/.

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.