All businesses are required by law to keep "books", and since the revision of the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) in 2007 and 2017, it has become a legal requirement for all Accountancy Service Providers, including bookkeepers, to be registered with an HM Treasury appointed regulatory authority, even if they operate on a part time or voluntary basis for friends or family.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is the largest bookkeeping institute in the world and is one of HM Treasury's appointed regulators. It promotes and maintains the standards of bookkeeping as a profession, through the establishment of a series of relevant qualifications and the award of grades of membership that recognise academic attainment, work experience and competence.

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

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