What is the IAB?
The IAB ... the professional choice
With over 10,000 members across 60 countries, the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) is one of the most prestigious not-for-profit organisations for professional bookkeepers in the world.
Regulated by Ofqual, the IAB is both a government-approved and statutory supervisory body. Setting world-class standards, it offers students worldwide the chance to gain the very best financial qualifications – as well as lifelong skills.
Decades of best practice
Founded in 1973, the IAB is both an awarding and professional body. Today, celebrating over 40 years of success, it not only offers a host of accredited bookkeeping and business qualifications, it supports and regulates professionals on their career path.
With membership attracting students, business owners and accounting professionals alike, the IAB’s sights are on the future - helping members maintain their skills and respected status.
At the forefront of benchmarking, the IAB works with government as well as standard setting bodies to promote the professional integrity of bookkeepers.
Under the UK Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the IAB is a statutory supervisor - ensuring members in practice comply with the law. Alongside this, it also plays a key role in developing national qualifications too.
Working with the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), it established practical bookkeeping units. Plus, together with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, it helped pioneer Payroll qualifications.
Promoting new opportunities
Young people and start-up businesses need a helping hand – the chance to gain skills and move ahead. The IAB supports many initiatives to make this happen.
It collaborated with the Financial and Legal Skills Partnership to pave the way for new bookkeeping and payroll qualifications and apprenticeships.
As a key partner in the ‘Get Mentoring’ scheme - led by the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative - thousands of mentors were trained to help new businesses grow.
Small businesses can easily find a bookkeeper through the service provided on the site with listings of qualified bookkeepers across the UK, Europe and Internationally.
To keep pace with the latest IAB initiatives, read our News page.
Further information about the IAB can be found by viewing the brochures which can be downloaded here.
By being a Member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is:
- Committed to good practice
- Kept up to date on current research
- Part of a network of professional bodies that learn from and share with each other
Friends of the IAB
It doesn’t stop there. Small business owners benefit from long-term support and advice. That’s why the IAB backs a fantastic community of micro businesses - Enterprise Rockers.
Launched in January 2012 by Tina Boden and Tony Robinson OBE, Enterprise Rockers is all about supporting micro business owners who are already trading - even if they have only been trading 24 hours. Founders, Head Roadies, Band Leaders and members of Enterprise Rockers are focused on life beyond the start up stage and want to ensure micro business owners have the support they need to keep going.
This independent ‘free-to-join’ network is where a band of business owners pool ideas, support and promote each other, and simply make life better for small enterprises across the world. Join the band here.
For more information please visit: http://www.enterpriserockers.co.uk/
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