Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

ICB Annual Conference – Bookkeeping 2020


Host: Amanda Linton, Certified Bookkeeper, CEO and Director of ICB
Keynote: Matthew Addison, Chair of the Board of ICB

The ICB Conference Objective

The annual ICB conference is known for providing the practical application of bookkeeping knowledge and skills to make a positive difference, placing a bookkeeper as an expert in their field. What to know, how to do it and making best practice forefront of everything we do.

Included is our comprehensive conference manual covering all conference content and additional material to support your implementation of the topics covered.


Presentations include

  • Taking business on the Digital journey – where do we have to go
  • Engaging technology in Advisory Services
  • The new world of Annual ABN reviews and the Modernised Business Register
  • BAS Prefill, ATO Communication Preferencing
  • A Certified Bookkeeper Approach to dealing with Business - Quality Practices
  • Protecting your self – you should not be an accessory for Fair Work and you should not be a target for the ATO/TPB
  • Generational Change - Where bookkeeping has come from, where we are going, how do we do it better
  • Being a Strategic Thinker - incorporating and facilitating change

Technical Bookkeeping

A bookkeeper’s guide to the specifics of dealing with:

  • Superannuation - The ICB Bookkeeper SG & SGC Toolkit
  • Filtering the HR noise - Annualised Salary, Personal Leave and other hot topics
  • GST - The forgotten Basics
  • And more

ICB Members Engagement

  • Highlights from 2019
  • Awarding Lifetime Achievement & Fellow Memberships
  • Recognition of 5 and 10 year members
  • An opportunity for your reflection and input into the ICB year that was and the years to follow


To register, you must log on to the ICB website.

  • Members: $363
  • Students/Educators: $363
  • Certified Bookkeeping Practice Staff: $363
  • Non ICB Members: $580

* all costs are GST-inclusive

Conference Details

Start Time: 9:30am. Registrations from 8.30am
Concludes: 4:00pm

If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss any of the above with us, please do not hesitate to contact us – email or call 1300 85 61 81

Important Note:
The conference counts 5.5 hours towards your CPE requirements, which will automatically be recorded on your ICB Log, but only if you register and sign the Attendance Sheet.

Dates and Venues

To register for the 2020 Conference, please click the date and location you wish to attend

The Old Woolstore
1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS
Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

Darling Island
Darling Island Road, Pyrmont NSW
Thursday 5th March, 2020

Hyatt Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumba ACT
Friday 6th March, 2020

Pullman Hotel
King George Square, Brisbane QLD
Monday 9th March, 2020
Tuesday 10th March, 2020

Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD
Wednesday 11th March, 2020

Skycity Darwin
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Gilruth Avenue, Mindil Beach, Darwin NT
Friday 13th March, 2020

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA
Tuesday 17th March, 2020

Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide SA
Thursday 19th March, 2020

Pullman on The Park
192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC
Tuesday 24th March, 2020
Wednesday 25th March, 2020

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 as per the venues’ instructions. We cannot guarantee that any other special dietary requirements can be met. We require all special requests to be made within 10 days prior to event.

Cancellation Policy

ICB Members

  • Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to the day of 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 hard copy of the Manual required, can purchase online and it will be posted.
  • Notification of cancellation must be confirmed via email and received prior to the event.

Non ICB Members

  • Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to 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.

ICB Conference App

See the below video on how to set up the ICB Conference App before you attend the conference.

The ICB Conference App will give you detail on the Agenda, Exhibitors and Speakers prior to the day, as well as access to Q&A and Live Polls on the day.

For downloadable instructions, please click here.