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As an ICB member you are expected to adopt a higher level of professional conduct, achieve an annual programme of professional development and fulfil your duties to ICB.

The ICB Professional Conduct Regulations set out the basic principles of ethical and professional conduct that are expected of you as a member. You can refer to them as a guide when making difficult choices, and it is important that you comply with them at all times as a member, and particularly as a member in public practice.

The Professional Conduct Regulations also set out your duties to ICB, including the requirement to notify of any changes to your circumstances.  They set out the disciplinary process for any member who is found in breach of the regulations, and the correct process for resigning your membership.

The regulations state that members are expected to document and undertake an annual programme of continuing professional development (CPD).  CPD is self-monitored and it is your duty to ensure the development initiatives you set yourself are commensurate with the work you are carrying out.

To undertake work as a bookkeeper you need to be authorised or licensed to do so. If you wish to offer a bookkeeping or accountancy service for which you are not ICB-licensed, you should contact ICB immediately for approval based on your authorisation through another appropriate body.  ICB does not permit the subcontracting of work that you are not yourself licensed to complete.

 

Further reading:

> Ethics & the Professional Conduct Regulations

> Membership Development 

> List of available ICB Qualifications

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