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ICB Courses

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is the largest bookkeeping organisation in the world. 

The institute offer professional qualifications and the core syllabus is constantly updated to fall in line with new laws or legislation in force. The level of qualification achieved denotes membership level which can be reflected by using designated letters after your name.

The ICB syllabus structure consists of:

  • Level 2 Affiliate (AfICB)  This is designed for those wishing to seek employment or prepare their own books up to Trial Balance.
    Click the following link to view the Level 2 syllabus.
  • Level 3 Associate (AICB)  This is designed for those wishing to upgrade their skills and qualifications in their job roles or make the step into becoming a self-employed bookkeeper.
    Click the following link to view the Level 3 syllabus.
  • Level 4 Full Member (MICB)  This course covers more advanced topics in Bookkeeping and Accounts.
    Click the following link to view the Level 4 syllabus.

Designatory letters AfICB, AICB or MICB can be used after your name upon successful completion of exams and upgrading membership with the ICB.

The Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management and Level 3 Self-Assessment Tax Returns qualifications allow PMDIP to be added to the prefixes

In their role as a membership body they 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 Principles

The ICB believe that sound financial management can have a profound effect on society at a personal, professional and global level. They 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, the Institute endeavour to help business owners take control of their finances at the right cost and, in turn, support the economy as a whole.

Other benefits of membership are:

  • Membership certificate sealed by the Institute
  • Membership card
  • Access to the members only section on the Institutes web site
  • Notification of Bookkeeping Job Vacancies in your area
  • Free Technical advice line covering all aspects of bookkeeping
  • Free legal advice line for business and personal usage
  • Free access to technical and legal downloads
  • Free updates on changes to legislation which might affect bookkeeping
  • Free advice and guidance on setting up a private practice (Self Employed)
  • Free information on employment opportunities which arise
  • Regional meetings
  • CPD (continuing professional development) seminars
  • Access to ICB Plus  Exclusive offers on professional and everyday products and services

Much has changed in the way a business operates financially, with a variety of methods available for making/receiving payments. Added to that, the ever changing legislation and taxation that they have to deal with. Businesses have to adapt to new trading methods and legal standards in line with ever changing legislation and tax laws. If not, they risk facing heavy penalties and fines, or even worse, go out of business. The ICB syllabus ensures that whether you wish to:

  • complete your own bookkeeping and accounts
  • or if youre seeking employment in bookkeeping and accounts
  • or even if youre planning to trade as a self-employed bookkeeper

you are fully prepared and will understand a range of topics in line with the latest occupational and industry standards.

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