Bookkeeping isn’t a massive expense but it’s massively helpful!

Sarah Goodfellow, founder of Out and About Showroom, explains the value of her bookkeeper, IAB member, Charmaine Melrose of CJM Bookkeeping Services, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Sarah explains why bookkeeping is so important to her business. www.outandaboutshowroom.com Sarah Goodfellow ran a PR firm in Australia before returning to the UK with husband Phil to set up Out and About Showroom in 2006.

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Repetition and practice are the keys to success

The good thing about the vast majority of bookkeeping, is when studying, you do the same thing each time. This does not mean that the tasks are monotonous, but rather, that you will follow the same procedures every time you perform a task; and do the different tasks in a specific order. When you have gained a little experience, it

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Top reasons to be a bookkeeper

Qualified, professional bookkeepers have a vital role to play in the health of the country’s small businesses.  A bookkeeper will often be the first to spot signs that a company is heading into difficulties by flagging up late paying creditors and cash flow issues. As members of the IAB, they will be up to date with legislation changes which they

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Bribery Act

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph has once again highlighted issues regarding companies and banks which fail to prevent fraud and bribery activities by their staff who could face huge fines and be blacklisted from European contracts under a proposed amendment to the Bribery Act. A bribery conviction would bar a company from bidding for certain contracts under EU

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Top Tips For Study Success

We have created a ‘Top Tips For Study Success‘ infographic to help aid your study time and increase your chances of success in your exams. Whether you are a fresh student straight from school, long distance learning student or CPD student these tips can help you manage your time and stresses regardless of the subject you are studying. Feel free

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Career tips

With the CBI, Britain’s business association, forecasting a 2.4% increase in the UK’s economic growth, it is predicted it will have a significant impact on the business world and the job market.  With lots of competition for vacancies looking for a new job can become a job in itself.  However, with careful planning you could soon be on your way

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The Fraud Blog

A recent Article in” Your Money.com” revealed that more and more homeowners are letting out their homes in contravention of their mortgage contracts.  The article goes on to say “This demonstrates that the greatest increase in UK mortgage fraud is among borrowers renting out their homes to tenants when the terms and conditions of their mortgage contracts expressly forbid this,

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Bookkeeping and life in Colombia

The IAB has thousands of members around the world who work in a range of different job roles and study an extensive range of courses with us. Our latest blog post is from Richard Spicer who speaks about his experiences of living and working in Colombia. The IAB is keen to hear from our members around the world so if

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Being an Adult Student

Starting a new qualification with the aim to change your career can be a daunting experience, but doing so later on in life can be even more daunting and challenging. People sometimes feel they will not be able to “get back into the swing of studying” as they have not studied in many years, whereas if they had been younger

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