Membership Benefits

Member benefits

The New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association is committed to helping develop and grow the bookkeeping profession. We will connect you with New Zealand Bookkeepers and business, supporting you in your Bookkeeping career.

Student Bookkeeper Certified Bookkeeper™ Qualified Bookkeeper™
Receive regular email newsletter & updates
Gain access to the CCH eLibrary which contains the NZ Master Bookkeepers Guide
Use of NZQBA Member Badge
Access to The Bookkeepers Hub – a consolidated library of NZ bookkeeping training material, podcasts, webinars and support
Unlimited support from other NZ Bookkeepers via the Bookkeepers Hub and a bi-monthly newsletter offering articles on the industry and trends as well as hints ‘n tips
Become a Bookkeeper Agent with Inland Revenue
Listing on the ‘Find a Bookkeeper’ network
Support resources to help you start your own Bookkeeping Business
Become a Tax Agent with Inland Revenue and get links to Accountants and Business
Become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper and a Member of AAT* – be recognised globally

* AAT is the world’s leading professional body for Qualified Bookkeepers and Accounting Technicians with over 140,000 members. Your AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Membership gives businesses the confidence that you meet renowned international standards.

Student Bookkeeper Membership Overview

Designed for those who want to begin a career in bookkeeping or improve on their current bookkeeping skills.

Prerequisite:
Must be enrolled in either:

  • The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping™; or
  • An AAT bookkeeping qualification; or
  • An equivalent qualification.

As a Student Bookkeeper, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Receive a fortnightly newsletter, including technical updates and Bookkeeping tips and tricks;
  • Access to a range of textbooks from the CCH New Zealand extensive online eLibrary
  • Use of the Student Bookkeeper NZQBA member logo – bronze status

Certified Bookkeeper™ Membership Overview

Designed for those that want to be Certified Bookkeepers and recognised by their peers and New Zealand Businesses.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have successfully completed and passed The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping™ or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Have 5 + years Bookkeeping experience.

As a Certified Bookkeeper™, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities and connections with NZ Bookkeepers and Business;
  • Fortnightly newsletter, including technical updates and Bookkeeping tips and tricks;
  • Continued access to a range of textbooks from the extensive online CCH New Zealand eLibrary;
  • Use of the Certified Bookkeeper™ NZQBA member logo – silver status;
  • Unlimited access to a consolidated library of online training resorces, eBooks, webinars and podcasts via the Bookkeepers Hub;
  • Fortnightly newsletter, including technical updates and Bookkeeping tips and tricks;

Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD requirements):
20 CPD Bookkeeping points per year

Membership subscription fee: Only $25 per month

Expected hourly rate / charge out rate:
$40/hour +

Confident you meet the Certified Membership Entry Requirements?

Qualified Bookkeeper™ Membership Overview

Designed for those who want to become a fully qualified member and run their own Bookkeeping Business. Being a Qualified Bookkeeper™ with NZQBA automatically allows you to become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper.

Prerequisites – Must have either:

  1. Successfully completed an AAT bookkeeping qualification; OR
  2. Successfully completed The Career Academy’s Certificate in Bookkeeping™, plus the AAT Qualified Bookkeeper Assessment of Competence.

Being a Qualified Bookkeeper™ gives employers and clients the confidence that you meet internationally recognised bookkeeping standards.

As a Qualified Bookkeeper™, you will have access to the following benefits*:

  • Use of the Qualified Bookkeeper™ NZQBA member logo – gold status
  • Unlimited access to a consolidated library of online training resources, eBooks, webinars and podcasts via the Bookkeepers Hub.
  • Fortnightly newsletters, including technical updates and Bookkeeping tips and tricks
  • Professional status and recognition – demonstrate your expertise and commitment to professional development as an AAT Bookkeeper with the designatory letters AATQB
  • Option to become a self-employed bookkeeper and start your own Bookkeeping Business
  • Connect with accountants and business and join a bookkeeping community – become part of a networking community, joining other Qualified Bookkeepers at events, both face-to-face and online, to share experiences and support your professional development
  • Get support resources to help you start your own Bookkeeping Business
  • Save money with AAT Rewards: your exclusive reward site can help you save money on the things you buy every day. Find great offers on everything from cinema tickets to holidays and insurance.

*The above benefits are sourced from AAT

Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD requirements):
25 CPD Bookkeeping points per year

Membership subscription fee: $45 per month*
*Includes annual subscription to AAT Global as an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper

Expected hourly rate / charge out rate:
$50/hour +

Confident you meet the Qualified Membership Entry Requirements?

Ready to apply?

Select the membership level you wish to apply for below and gain your NZQBA Membership!