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The world's leading bookkeeping organisation

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession through the establishment of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, working experience and competence.

In our role as membership body we provide ongoing support to members to ensure they are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest legislation, mindful of their ethical obligations, and best-placed to provide a trusted and exemplary service to business.

ICB Objectives

  • to promote bookkeeping as a profession
  • to increase recognition for bookkeeping as an integral part of the financial profession
  • to promote education and learning
  • to enable the achievement of a recognised bookkeeping qualification 
  • to provide a trusted benchmark for the profession
  • to improve the career prospects of ICB members

ICB Principles

We believe that sound financial management can have a profound effect on society at a personal, professional and global level. We are passionate about empowering students of all ages and backgrounds to learn new skills, find fulfilling employment or set up their own businesses.  By creating a pool of highly qualified bookkeeping talent we endeavour to help business owners take control of their finances at the right cost and, in turn, support the economy as a whole.

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Keep up to date with events that shape the bookkeeping profession and populate the members' calendar.

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Find out what happens at, and how you can be involved in, the world's biggest gathering of bookkeepers.

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ICB's Global HQ were established in the UK in 1996, and operates from London.

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ICB's Australian CEO, Matthew Addison, operates from offices in Melbourne.

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ICB founded the European Federation of Bookkeepers, bringing together the leading bookkeeping bodies from European member states.

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ICB's sister organisation, the Institute of Certified Financial Managers, operates in Russia and the post-Soviet states.

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Bookkeepers play a vital role in the overall financial function of a business." HRH Prince Michael of Kent
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