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 a 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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ICB's Australian founder, 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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Small Business Minister John Perry officially opened ICB Ireland in the summer of 2013.

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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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