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The world's leading bookkeeping organization

ICB 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 recognize academic attainment, working experience and competence.

In our role as 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 improve education and learning
  • to enable the achievement of a recognized bookkeeping qualification 
  • to provide a trusted benchmark for the profession
  • to improve the career prospects of ICB members

ICBUSA is here to make bookkeepers count

ICBUSA is a dynamic professional body that exists to ensure that people recognize the importance and worth of bookkeepers and the vital role they play in sustaining the American economy and way of life.

ICBUSA is a member of ICBGlobal, a worldwide not-for-profit professional body that has created a community of like-minded bookkeepers that stretches right across the globe.  It has students and members in more than one hundred countries. It is recognized by governments, other professional bodies and business organizations.  The ICB  motto promises:

Local Focus: National Accreditation: Global Recognition.

 That's why right across the world ICB Bookkeepers with our Certification are in huge demand.

Making you count 

We believe that being part of ICBUSA says more about you than just having a qualification ever could. It is an independent accreditation of you and your ability. It proves that you are confident enough to submit yourself to constant scrutiny from the leading organization within your profession. It's about stepping up to the plate.

In every economy, the contribution of bookkeepers to sound financial management is recognized and respected as an invaluable component of the real business, not only by business owners and managers but also by CPAs who need to work from figures that they can trust. Bookkeepers are not technicians; they are far more valuable to their employers or clients than just number-crunchers. They are a vital component of good business because they get under the skin of the businesses for which they work: They get to know everything about the business: They collaborate with the business, not just for it: They are there to support the business so that the owners and managers can understand how their business is doing and then get on and do their job better. Information is King. 

So that's why, here at ICBUSA, we feel strongly that our role isn't just about awarding qualifications and setting the highest standards in bookkeeping: it's about supporting and encouraging you throughout your career as a bookkeeper.  We can do that by promoting the bookkeeping profession to a wider audience and by lobbying the government to ensure that your profession receives even greater recognition.

As a member of ICBUSA, you will have the continued support of the world's largest bookkeeping institute. We are here to engage with our members, and we welcome the opportunity to give advice and guidance. The free technical and legal advice that will be yours as a right of membership mean that there is always someone to talk to, discuss key issues with and, above all, to encourage you.

The ICB crest is recognized around the world as a mark of quality, and American businesses of all sizes will know that the high standards ICBUSA expect to ensure that our members can be trusted, whether in a large business working as part of a financial team or in a smaller business where they may well be the only financially qualified person. 

Wherever in the world they are, ICB members in practice enjoy outstanding success working with a vast range of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Some members choose to take on only a few clients because they are still busy with other commitments, like bringing up a family; some may expand to take on additional staff and move into office premises as their business grows: The choice is yours. Whatever you decide, being an ICBUSA  Bookkeeper will make you stand out as a professional. A bookkeeping professional that is an ICB Bookkeeper.

So whether you are a newly qualified member with little experience or someone who has been in the profession for many years, achieving membership of ICBUSA will make you count.

ICBUSA is a not-for-profit organization Registered in Delaware. It is a Member of the ICB Global community.  

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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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