Certified Bookkeepers are knowledgeable, reliable and professional. They are bound by a Code of Professional Conduct that dictates their responsibilities to employers or clients, to the Bookkeeping profession and to society at large. Failure to adhere to the required standards can lead to termination of membership in CIB and the abrogation of the designation, Certified Bookkeeper. 

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Fraudulent Bookkeeper diverts $1,800,000 Over Fifteen Years

Globe and Mail, March 12, 2019

Civil suit alleges losses from payroll manipulation went to ten bank accounts of family members.

$3,400,000 Siphoned Over 8 Years to Cover Personal Business Expenses

Publishers Weekly, December 17, 2018

Two-year sentence for destroying literary agency and near bankruptcy of author. Clients remain financially stressed.


$1,000,000 Embezzlement Nets Bookkeeper 30-month Jail Sentence

Windsor Star, October 18, 2018

Forged documents impact company’s viability and forces layoff of valuable employees.


Hospital Bookkeeper Steals $500,000 From Pooled Funds

Globe and Mail, April 23, 2018

Fraud/forgery charges laid after years of using forged documents and falsifying books and records.

$2,200,000 Stolen Over Twelve Years Results in Over 4 Years in Prison

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2018

Fraud involved payroll overpayments and improper expenses. Shredding company used to destroy documents.

$100,000 Theft Nets 90 Day Incarceration

Penticton Western, January 16, 2018

Unsophisticated cash-transfer scheme delays owner’s retirement; reduces his living standard, forces sale of home and personal property.

$17,000 Fraud Destroys Non-Profit Organization

North Shore News, Dec.4, 2017

Bookkeeper uses corporate credit card and padded payroll to enrich her lifestyle.

Bookkeeper Charged for Fraud of Small Business

Durham, June 7, 2017

Scheme involved unauthorized cheques, forged signatures, falsified records and disposal of banking records.