Benefits of Membership:
Your Certified Financial Bookkeeper Certificate is registered by name and number with the Society. It attests to your achievement in attaining the Society's standards of excellence and your professional commitment to integrity. Members are entitled to use the designation Certified Financial Bookkeeper.
The Certified Financial Bookkeeper designation communicates knowledge, proficiency and capability. This provides you with advantages throughout your career:
Recognition and Credibility
The Society of Certified Financial Accountants is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on the excellence of international accounting standards in professional practice and in academic pursuit.
Continuing Professional Development
Support and reference material are available to members through the Society's website.
Certified Financial Bookkeeper - Professional Qualifications
There are three ways to achieve certification:
2. Accreditation of Prior Learning3. Recognition of Qualifications
Applicants are required to complete the following courses at a recognized post-secondary institution:
Applicants are also required to have three years of relevant and supervised work experience in Accounting.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Assessment of prior learning and experience has been used in the education sector and the business world for many years. The recognition of experience and formal training is an important process which the Society acknowledges. If you are interested in Certification via this route check mark an appropriate section of Membership Application. The Society will review and assess the application to ensure it is authentic, current, relevant and sufficient. Applicants are also required to have at least five years of relevant and supervised work experience in Accounting.
Recognition of Qualifications
If you currently hold a relevant qualification from a recognized professional accountancy body, you may be eligible for exemptions from some or all of the Society's examinations.