I take the safety and security of my business seriously and have taken the following steps to ensure that I am as ‘SAFE’ as possible. This includes registering with International Association of Bookkeepers, being supervised for Anti Money Laundering purposes, complying with the Data Protection Act and gaining my Cyber Security Certificate. For more information see below:

International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) are the leading awarding and supervisory body for professional bookkeepers in the UK.  I am a registered as a Member in Practice with the IAB and hold a Certificate of Compliance. They will also investigate any complaints made about me and have the authority to withdraw my membership.

My responsibilities include:

  • to abide by their Framework for Regulation

  • to follow their Code of Best Practice

  • have a Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan

  • use Terms of Engagement with clients

  • complete a minimum of 30 hours Continued Professional Development annually

Anti Money Laundering requires me, by law to be supervised and IAB and the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Company provide this.

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires me to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and follow their data protection principles.

Cyber Essentials   I have obtained my Cyber Essential Certificate to prove that I am taking positive steps to stop my business being the next victim of a preventable hack or security breach. This involves having tests of my systems carried out by an external certifying body, and thereafter following their advice to keep my business and your data safe.

Professional Indemnity Insurance is provided through Solar Insurance to give me protection against claims of negligent acts, errors, omissions or breach of professional duty.