Janet Jack

Janet Jack

Chief Executive



Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers

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Sarah Palmer is the chief operating officer at the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers [IAB], a representative membership and awarding body for the accountancy and bookkeeping professions.

The Institutee offers accredited training, support and continuing development from the beginning of a student’s journey and throughout their career.

Janet Jack is the CEO of the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB), an Ofqual-regulated professional and examination body for the bookkeeping and accountancy profession. She also heads up the International Association of Accounting Professionals.

Career Overview

The IAB’s duty is to ensure a high standard of bookkeeping and accounting through qualifications and provide support to its thousands of members. Janet first joined the IAB as its chair in 2011, before being appointed CEO in 2018 - the same year she took the reins at the IAAP.

During her time on the senior board of the IAB and IAAP, Janet helped implement a root-and-branch restructure and complete rebrand, bringing in numerous cost-saving initiatives and digitising the expenses process to take the organisation into the 21st Century.

Janet has years of experience in the business world, starting her first at just 19 years old. It was from this the entrepreneurial spirt of small business and the people associated with them specifically, started to resonate with her. She has previously worked as the finance director for the Federation of Small Businesses, and been director and owner of her own Essex accountancy and bookkeeping practice JJBA Ltd.

Janet has also spent time working in the casino industry as a croupier, which took her across the globe to regions such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, West Africa, Lebanon and behind the former Iron Curtain over 13 years. She has garnered a great deal of experience from being exposed to a plethora of different cultures.

In June 2020, Janet appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on her career to date. She has also recently been recognised as one of the 10 most influential women leaders of 2022 by Industry Era.

Listen to Janet Jack's Leaders of Great Britain podcast.

In the News

International Association of Bookkeepers undergoes rebrand ahead of 50th anniversary year

News | Published September 12th 2022, 9:50 am

The International Association of Bookkeepers [IAB], a global membership organisation for the bookkeeping and accountancy professions, has announced a name change which has seen it become known as the Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers.Read more →

IAB Awards 2022 to recognise the best in the business

News | Published February 21st 2022, 11:15 am

The International Association of Bookkeepers [IAB] has opened nominations for its 2022 awards.Read more →

Half of all UK small firms to raise prices this year and many considering redundancies, IAB reports

News | Published January 17th 2022, 10:52 am

The International Association of Bookkeepers [IAB] has reported that half of small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] in the UK will raise their prices in 2022 because of supply chain disruption.Read more →

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