Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Host: Amanda Linton, Certified Bookkeeper, CEO and Director of ICB
Keynote: Matthew Addison, Executive Director of ICB


Key Topics for Discussion

  • The Rules have Changed: The impact of what is happening around you
  • Data Security, Cyber Security, Software Security, 2FA: How to manage these security developments
  • The ICB Guide on How to Implement Single Touch Payroll: For businesses and clients - the February 2018 update
  • Anti-Money Laundering: It is progressing, but how will it affect you?

Technical Bookkeeping

Technical changes to GST in 2018 – A bookkeepers guide to the specifics of applying GST including:

  • GST on Imports and Exports: Providing the framework of operations of importing and exporting with the GST implications for the business within Australia. Includes areas of Customers GST, Deferred GST, TradeX and Reverse GST
  • Changes to GST on Low Value Goods and Digital Goods and Services: GST changes for importing low value goods and digital goods and services to Australia. Includes the debate on how does the bookkeeper know if GST has been applied?
  • GST on Sharing Economy – AiRbnb and Uber: Review the sharing economy via websites and apps of ride sharing, accommodation and others. Considering how GST is applied to both income and expenses

Government in the Firing Line

  • Fair Work: The actual FWO view about payslip disclosure and our recommendation
    • The FWO guidance for Bookkeepers
  • TPB: Their impact during 2017 and moving forward
  • ATO: Raising the standards for BAS Agents, What software can interact with the ATO

ICB Members Interaction

  • Highlighting the proposed 2018 Constitution changes
  • Highlighting the reports for 2017
  • Awarding Fellow Membership
  • Recognition of 5 and 10 year members
  • Providing an opportunity for your reflection and input into the ICB year that was and the years to follow


Early Bird Registrations open to Full Members of ICB Only.

Early Bird Pricing (until 21st January 2018)
Full Member (excludes Student Members) $275.00
Prices (after 21st January 2018)
Full Member $330.00
Student Member $330.00
Non Member $495.00

Please note: Due to an oversight the early bird price was listed incorrectly in the email version of the October 2017 Members Newsletter. The correct price is $275.00 inc GST.

Registrations for Students, Educators and Non-Members will open Monday 22nd January 2018.


To register for the 2018 Conference, please click the date and location you wish to attend

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street, Hobart, TAS
28th February, 2018

Waterview Convention Centre
BiCentennial Drive, Olympic Park, NSW
6th March 2018 or 7th March 2018

Royal International Convention Centre
Bowen Hills, QLD
13th March, 2018

Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
14th March, 2018

Rydges Palmerston
15 Maluka Drive, Palmerston, NT
16th March, 2018

Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
20th March, 2018

Ann Harding Conference Centre
University of Canberra, 23 University Drive, Bruce, ACT
21st March, 2018

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA
22nd March, 2018

Melbourne Park Function Centre
Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
27th March, 2018 or 28th March, 2018


ICB Team: Matthew Addison, Rick Van Dyk, Chris McComb, Amanda Linton, John Birse and a Panel of Bookkeepers


  • 9:00am registration for a 9:30am start
  • Tea and coffee on arrival
  • Morning, Afternoon Tea and Lunch will be provided
  • Conference will conclude at 4:00pm

Special Dietary Requirements

At the time of booking your place for the conference, we ask that you also note any special dietary requirements you might have. Please note that the venues have advised that they can only cater for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Vegetarian and Pescatarian diets. We cannot guarantee that any other special dietary requirements can be met. We require all special requests to be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Members Meeting

The Formal ICB Members' Meeting will be held by webinar on the 11th April as notified elsewhere.

The Conference in each of the 9 locations will incorporate the highlights of matters for consideration by members, the award of Fellow memberships and recognition of years of membership. We will present an update on the Bookkeeping Profession and ICB's contribution to the development of the community.

All meeting material (the finances, the operations report, the accomplishments, and the future) will be made available prior to the 2018 Conference including the constitution changes and appointment of Directors. Members discussions will be more extensive at the 11th April meeting with electronic voting by members enabled during this time..

Members are invited to submit any items for discussion at the meeting to

Registration Cancellation Policy

ICB Members

  • Cancellations received within 30 to 14 days from the event – Refund of $125 and manual will be posted
  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the event – No refund. Access to all conference resources online post-Conference. If a hard copy of the manual is required, you are able to purchase online and it will be posted to you.
  • Notification of cancellation must be confirmed via email and received prior to the event.

Non ICB Members

  • Cancellations received more than 14 days from the day of the event – Refund of $125 applies.
  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the event – No refund.
  • Notification of cancellation must be confirmed via email and received prior to the event.

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