Bookkeepers and businesses right across the world are coming together to celebrate Global Bookkeeping Week 2019 between 18 and 22 November.

The schedule of events taking place will celebrate the profession and the vital work bookkeepers do to support micro and small businesses on a global scale. 2018 saw bookkeepers in 110 countries taking part in this fantastic celebration of bookkeeping. All the way from Melbourne to Manchester, bookkeepers took part in meet-up groups, webinars, and much more, to celebrate the crucial work that they do around the world.

Once again ICB will be running the popular ICB Global Bookkeepers Global Coffee Meet-up and 24-hour Global Webinar, this year taking place on Wednesday 20 November. Last year’s celebrations caused a media sensation and thousands of bookkeepers across the world got involved through social media. This year is your chance to join in with your fellow peers in ‘raising a cup’ to your profession, and there will be plenty of prizes for the best picture! Some of the best from last year are pictured here, so as you can see the competition is pretty fierce!

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Global Bookkeeping Week history 

Global Bookkeeping Week 2018 was a week where bookkeepers were celebrated for raising the profile of the profession and their dedication and support to small businesses.

The week began with Garry Carter, ICB President and Co-Founder, kicking off the 24-hour global webinar in London. He was joined on the webinar by members across the UK and connected with ICB New Zealand President, Di Crawford-Errington. The baton was passed to ICB Australia, back to the UK and then to ICB USA. A truly global event!


We were also at Accounting Live in Glasgow during Global Bookkeeping Week and we were so pleased to see so many ICB Bookkeepers and Bookkeepers Summit sponsors at our stand!

Sage's David Watson and Rebecca Teale, former Luca Award winner Michelle Smith AICB, and Taxfiler's Paresh Patel 

Wednesday 21st November was the day of the global coffee meet-ups and ICB members met up across the country. Meet-ups took place in London, Lincoln, East Sussex, Oxford, Surrey and North Yorkshire. Members who could not attend meet-ups took to social media to share their #RaiseACup photos.



Christine Aplin MICB PM.Dip (and Ziggy!) 

Check out the stats below of people using the #RaiseACup hashtag. An impressive reach - we are sure that ICB Bookkeepers will be even more far-reaching in 2019!


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

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

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