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    Rosemary Bishop
  • I completed my IAB Level 1 Computerised Accounting for Business with Sage through my Adult Education College in Dec 2013 which I found to be OK but I didn’t feel that I got anything extra out of sitting in a classroom environment. I then considered learning through a distance learner and did a lot of research on the companies that actually run your courses. As Goldings were a Silver awarded company, I called them. I spoke with Di whose telephone manner was impeccable. ...

    Tracey Stewart
  • 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 ...

    Susan Longster MIAB
  • 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!

    MT Collins MIAB AIAAP

Registered Bookkeeper™ - the ultimate designation in the Profession

Be at the top of your profession - Registered Bookkeeper™

Fellow membership is a mark of professional excellence, a signal to employers and businesses that you are at the very top of your field.

As the highest grade of IAB membership, a Fellow is a special accolade as it:

  • Symbolises your proven expertise and experience
  • Gives you credibility as a Registered Bookkeeper™
  • Enables you to use the letters FIAB after your name

And, of course - as with all levels of IAB membership - you can continue to enhance your skills through on-going professional development.

How to achieve Fellow status

Once qualified at level 2, you can apply for Associate membership – granting you recognition of AIAB letters after your name.

When qualified at level 3 in bookkeeping or computerised bookkeeping/accounting, you are eligible for full IAB membership. Designatory letters – MIAB – after your name demonstrates your more senior status and competence.

An additional two years’ experience enables you to advance from a Member at level 3 to the prestigious title - Fellow. Level 3 in both manual bookkeeping and computerised bookkeeping/accounting is a prerequisite.

As a Fellow, you join a respected league of professionals who can use the ultimate bookkeeping title - Registered Bookkeeper ™.

To find out how you can apply for Fellow membership, simply get in touch with the membership team at or 01732 897750.

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