The IAB was founded in 1973 and was setup to assist the needs of bookkeepers and accounting professionals in the UK and internationally. The IAB aim to protect the public’s interest in an effort to ensure that only qualified individuals can provide bookkeeping services. The IAB looks to meet a wide range of financial skills needed to provide essential business skills for those looking to start or develop a small business. The IAB works with a range of organisations, including, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority/Ofqual, HMRC Employment Consultation Forum, national government, FSA, Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) and SFEDI (the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative). You can find out more about the IAB, or how to train to become a bookkeeper by visiting their website for details.