I started studying my IAB qualifications with no experience whatsoever , I put time and effort in and managed to complete all 3 levels in 6 months. Thanks to my tutor Brian Harford, from Woodgrove Tutorials, who was always on hand to help answer any queries I had , he got back to me quickly , with easy to understand answers. I managed to get a job in a local accountancy practice because of what I have learned through studying it made my job so much easier, it gave me fantastic technical knowledge . I have the freedom to also work freelance if I wish to. Gaining these qualification has given me the confidence to further my career , I’m currently in the process of starting my ACCA qualification. This time last year I never imagined I would have the job I have now . Thank you Brian for all your help.
Studying on a distance learning course is a really flexible way of tailoring your studies around your work and home life. For this reason distance learning really appealed to me. I have a busy life and trying to commit to a set day or evening every week was difficult for me. I was able to study when and where I wanted and also being able to control how quickly I could complete the course was so helpful. I was always confident I was on top of my studies; if I was busy one week and didn’t do any studying I knew I wouldn’t fall behind as I was in control of my own work plan. I was able to complete the level 2 course very quickly, as I didn’t have to wait for other colleagues to catch-up which is the case if you enrol on a night class; so this is one of the definite benefits of distance learning. Also being able to get in touch with my tutor by email or telephone to talk through any difficulties or questions provided me with additional support so I never felt on my own. The tutor support from Di at Goldings was first class and she was always at the other end of an email or telephone when I needed some guidance, even on a Sunday! My queries were always answered promptly so I was able to move on with my studies at a quick pace and I never had to wait long for a response. Feedback from my assessments was helpful and Di also gave me a full answer to illustrate where I had gone wrong which helped me understand the knowledge units more fully. Di also provides additional notes to be used alongside the IAB course book which further explained each lesson in more detail and I found these notes very helpful and simple to understand.
The IAB course has given me a passion for bookkeeping and now I have an internationally recognised qualification to help me build my career. The course motivated me to learn more about how businesses work and has made me realise how in-demand bookkeeping is – I know my skills will always be needed. With distance learning you can work at your own pace around your commitments. This was great for me plus, I get the one-to-one support I need from professional tutors.
Qualifications matter a huge deal – most jobs require some kind of training and having an IAB qualification really opens doors.
There are several things I like about being a member of the IAB, but I think the most important one to me personally is that the organisation is about people. Helping people, training people and encouraging people to be great bookkeepers. I’m certain my business wouldn’t have survived it’s first year without their guidance and reassurance.
I found that studying through distance learning was excellent – there is a lot to learn, but the courses are well structured and make sense, the self test assessments are good for reinforcing what I had learned, and the workbooks are comprehensive and explain things well. The support I got from Di Garbera at Golding Computer Services was great – she is always happy to help and I never felt “stuck”. All in all a great start to my bookkeeping learning journey!
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your help and advice when I recently joined the International Association of Bookkeepers. I was kept fully informed of all stages of my application and on the acceptance of my membership I was sent a certificate of membership along with a great leather folder of information. I have also needed the assistance of the compliance team when trying to move my supervision for money laundering to the IAB after experiencing difficulties with my previous professional body. I am delighted with the help and advice I have been given and was made to feel very welcome. The support given has been excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending the International Association of Bookkeepers to other potential members, I am proud to be accepted by the Institute and feel confident that my membership will continue to be beneficial.
As a member of “IAB”, I find the services provided by this organisation excellent. It helps me to achieve my work goals and keep up to date with current financial information. I really enjoyed the newsletter that I read at my own pace. I find all the IAB staff extremely supportive. The CPD structure is so flexible that it fits in with my other commitment. I would definitely recommend membership to anyone. What a fantastic organisation!
Distance learning was the perfect solution for me as i was able to fit it in around my full time job and enabled me to work from home when it suited me. The distance learning option meant I could work to my own time schedule and I was under no pressure to meet a deadline as I booked the exam when I wanted and fealt ready. The course was easy to follow and well structured and my training provider,Groves Training Limited, offered excellent support and feedback throughout the course. My assignments were marked quickly and returned to ne very quickly with easy to follow feedback. I would highly recommend this course and training provider!
Do you want to develop yourself? The elementary, Level 3 and Level 4 IAB programmes at the International Institute of Management, Vytenio Str. 50-810,Vilnius City,Lithuania, will meet all your wishes. Good training material is available and the tutor is very competent. For me Level 4 has opened up the opportunity to complement my professional skills and I am now a Fellow of the IAB.
I am an Associate Professor in Accounting, Analysis, and Auditing of Moscow State University and have been since 1992. I have over 30 years experience developing materials for and teaching of economic informatics, accounting and auditing, analysis of business activities and have conducted and participated in consulting teachers and practical accountants, auditors, financial managers. I have a long association as a tutor on IAB programmes for PGA Moscow and have delivered courses on Financial Accounting; IAS/IFRS, for them and am pleased with the contribution we are making to the education and professional training development of accounting professionals in this part of the world.
Ms Goh, the IAB main instructor has been training IAB graduates for many years and she has found that IAB is excellent for training students in both practical accounting environments and today’s business environments. Ms Goh has strong faith that studying with IAB will definitely nurture good graduates that will provide solid back bone support for any business organisation.
Ms Lee, a graduate of IAB from Ms Goh’s centre is now the tutor for IAB programmes in Pusat Kemahiran Semasa (PKS). She trusted the IAB brand from the day she started her IAB training and she is proud that she did well in the IAB examination and was invited by Ms Goh to join her as tutor in the centre.
I am working in a bank and having economic education, decided to attend accounting course to increase my qualification and get improved. Taking this course- Diploma in Accounting and advanced book keeping offered by International Association of Bookkeepers, I was fully satisfied with achieved results, knowledge and skills. I have learned many new concepts in accounting, obtained new experience in conduction of accounting and financial reporting according to international standards, which is of great support to me in my daily work and implementation of my knowledge in practice. After completion of course I got promotion from Operator to Specialist in Corporate Clients Department Special thanks I would like to express to my teacher, who had always used additional educational materials which provided good mastering of course program and also Infosystem-Link team for their professionalism, friendly approach and care during the whole educational process.
I work in the Management Faculty in the International University in Moscow, campus “Kuntsevo”, and I am qualified as a Certified Accountant since 1998 and a Fellow of the International Association of Book-keepers. I have taught Accounting to International Financial Reporting Standard and collaborated as a tutor of Post Graduate Association, Moscow for the delivery of IAB programmes and I, as a first hand observer, am convinced of their relevance and importance to students in their career development with particular regard to business practices.
I gained the international qualification IAB in 12 months. I was able to combine my work as a Chief Accountant with the training. Thanks to the centre “Latvikon” for the high quality training.
The IAB course gives a lot of knowledge, which is necessary to prepare financial statements in compliance with international standards. The tutors in the centre “Latvikon” provide good quality training and are good instructors in accounting and tax related questions.
The standard of study materials was very high. It was important for me that the tutor was able to explain complicated theoretical questions with simple examples. I think the IAB course is useful for all bookkeepers, accountants, auditors, lawyers and company managers – especially now that Latvia has become a part of European Union.