The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers – the World’s leading bookkeeping organisation.

The ICB’s role as a membership body is to 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.

In the bookkeeping industry, The ICB need no introduction, they are the biggest institution of its kind in the world. Effortlessly and professionally maintaining the high standards of bookkeeping as a profession.

ICB Objectives

The ICB have a profound effect on society at a personal, professional and global level. The ICB is passionate about empowering students of all ages and backgrounds. The ICB has helped countless business owners to take control of their finances at the right cost and in return support the community as a whole. Oxbridge is honoured to offer the illustrious ICB bookkeeping qualification to you. The qualification that has earned and secured a reputation as the premium and toughest bookkeeping qualification in the UK.

ICB Membership Course and Career Path

ICB Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping leads to:


Certified Bookkeeper

Supervised accounts work only:
Double Entry Bookkeeping; Trial Balances; Correcting errors; Reconciliation Sales & Purchase Ledger Balances; Computerised Bookkeeping.

Some Associates may offer additional services in Payroll, Self Assessment and Budgeting.


ICB Bookkeeping Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounts leads to:


Certified Bookkeeper

As for Associate plus:
VAT Returns; Sales and Purchase Ledgers; Post Year-end Adjustments; IFRS and UKGAAP; Final Accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

Some Members may offer additional services in Payroll, Self Assessment, Budgeting.


ICB Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Bookkeeping and Accounts leads to:


Certified Bookkeeper

As for Member plus:
File Self Assessment Tax Returns for individuals; Corporation Tax Returns; Draft Financial Statements for micro & small businesses using FRS 105 and 102. 1A.