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Bookkeepers, help please regarding ICB Membership

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clumsymum Thu 02-Oct-08 15:24:36

I have a degree in Business studies (finance specialisation) attained in 1982

I have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, installing, supporting and training users in accounting and payroll systems over that time. So I am very familiar with accounting techniques and procedures, and can still turn my hand to manual bookkeeping when required, up to producing a balance sheet.

Now I offer bookkeeping services and accounting system support to small businesses through my own business. I think maybe I need to get professional accreditation (and it will help with Money Laundering Regs)

I realise that my past experience offers me no exemptions from the exam structure, but I don’t think I need to do a course. Although I’m sure I’ve picked up a few bad habits along the way, I think that I would be able to get through with some reading.

Can anyone suggest suitable textbooks/practice materials to prepare me for at least level 1 and level 2?

clumsymum Thu 02-Oct-08 19:32:21


clumsymum Fri 03-Oct-08 11:09:50

ha, either no bookkeepers here, or all too busy to post.

cktwo Fri 03-Oct-08 15:55:45

Hi, there are a couple of textbooks I ca recommend.

Mastering Accounting Skills by Margaret Nicholson or Business Accounting by Frank Wood and Alan Sangster

dalu Mon 06-Oct-08 15:24:35

Have you tried Level 1 OCR bookkeeping ISBN 1-872962-87-4. You can also do a bookkeeping course through the Institute of Bookkeepers -distant learning. Look also at the AAT courses on line. I know the Open University will start a new course in introduction to bookkeeping/accuntancy in 2009. check it out! wink

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