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Information technology

IT resources to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest issues and developments.

About the IT faculty

The faculty offers guidance and technical advice helping you stay ahead of the rest.

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About the IT Faculty

Find out more about the ICAEW IT Faculty, governance, consititution, annual general meetings and annual reports.

Chartech magazine

Chartech is the bi-monthly news magazine from the IT faculty.

Excel

Excel is one of the most popular end-user tools in the accountant’s portfolio. Spreadsheets enable us to quickly and flexibly perform analysis that otherwise would be difficult or time-consuming; however, there is a tendency to place undue trust in them.

IT Faculty webinars

Recordings of IT Faculty and Excel Community webinars.

IT management

IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

Technology

Resources aimed at helping members keep up to date with new technologies.

Annual report

2010 annual report for the Finance and Management Faculty.

IT Faculty membership

As a newly qualified member of ICAEW you are entitled to free electronic membership of the ICAEW IT Faculty for up to two years.

Excel community

A one-stop shop for those who want to use spreadsheets better and reduce risk.

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Join Excel Community

Accountants love Excel. It is quick and easy to use and provides professional-looking analysis and reports. Recent developments in the product mean that huge amounts of data can now be stored and analysed.

Data handling

Do you have trouble keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in Excel or not had time to attend formal training courses?

Presentation

This section of the website provides advice and guidance to help you improve your presentation using Excel, covering topics such as cell formatting, number formatting, conditional formatting, graphs and charts, reviewing and page and print set-up.

Other productivity tools

Alongside Excel accountants have a number of other personal productivity tools in their portfolio, including word processing and database analysis.

Excel courses and training

The Excel Community is committed to strategic collaboration with carefully selected partners to deliver the best advice, training and qualifications to our members.

Excel training online

Are you a competent spreadsheet user? Have you ever had any formal training in Excel, or have you picked it up by trial and error, reading online help and talking with colleagues?

Data analysis

Do you have trouble keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in Excel or not had time to attend formal training courses?

Minimising Excel errors

Do you have a formal methodology for creating spreadsheets? Do you know how many there are in your organisation? Do you control who can access them or who can change them? Might they contain errors?

Excel webinars

Recordings of Excel Community webinars.

Business systems and software selection

Helping members select and implement the most suitable software and systems.

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XBRL

Electronic communication: how to create and use tagged accounts.

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XBRL

XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is a method of communicating and processing business information electronically.

Information security

Protect your information ensuring confidentiality and integrity in IT systems.

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IT management

Achieve value from IT systems while controlling the risks associated with them.

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IT management

IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

Technology

News, opinion pieces and case studies to keep up to date with new technologies.

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Technology

Resources aimed at helping members keep up to date with new technologies.

Making information systems work

Successful use of IT by business and government.

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Join the IT faculty

Keep up-to-date with IT issues and developments.

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Join the IT Faculty

We can keep you up-to-date with IT issues and developments.

Cyber resource centre

Cybercrime has become a major global business concern.

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Getting started

While many businesses may recognise the risks around cyber security, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Good security practices

There are many good security practices which businesses can adopt to manage their risks around IT.

Resilience and recovery

What happens if your systems are unavailable for a period of time?

Risk and return

No security can ever be fully effective and businesses have to prioritise resources on the basis of risk.

Standards and regulation

Information security and data privacy are increasingly subject to legal regulation, as well as industry standards.

thought leadership trust

In order to sustain value from IT systems, individuals and organisations need to have confidence in the security of sensitive information, as well as how it is being used and shared.