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IT Faculty

The IT Faculty provides a comprehensive and accessible package of guidance and technical advice to help you stay ahead of the rest.

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IT Faculty

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


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


Chartech 2016

2016 editions of Chartech, the bi-monthly magazine of the IT Faculty.

Chartech 2015

2015 editions of Chartech, the bi-monthly magazine of the IT Faculty.

Chartech 2014

2014 editions of Chartech, the bi-monthly magazine of the IT Faculty.

Chartech 2013

2013 editions of Chartech, the bi-monthly magazine of the IT Faculty.

Cyber resource centre

Cybercrime has become a major global business concern.


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.

Excel Community

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

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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 events programme

Stay up-to-date by attending our events and webinars.

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Webinar archive

View recordings of our previous IT Faculty webinars.

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IT Faculty webinars

Recordings of IT Faculty and Excel Community webinars.

Business systems software

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


Heads in the cloud | Chartech

With continual advances in technology, transferring business software to the cloud is a trend on the increase. But is it for you? Four businesses talk about their experience of transition.

Making information systems work

Making Information Systems Work is about the successful application of IT by business and government. It supports informed debate and practice on the basis of three themes –value, trust and standards.

Right on time?

Notwithstanding the teething problems with HMRC’s Real Time Information project, organisations need to make sure their software is ready for its imminent arrival. BASDA’s advice is sound – and Richard Young has been asking around for other practical tips, too...

The Secrets of Silicon Valley

What makes Silicon Valley so special and what can the UK learn from this experience?

Will you move to Windows 8?

Windows 8 has arrived, after a long public gestation period, in which it has been possible to download and work with pre-release versions...

Information security

Protecting the information assets of an organisation.

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IT management

Achieve value from IT systems and managing 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.


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

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

XBRL publications

Electronic communication: how to create and use tagged accounts.

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

AGM and elections

Access information regarding the 2016 IT Faculty AGM.

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IT Faculty AGM and election

The annual general meeting of the IT Faculty took place on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Corporate membership

Find out more about the benefits of corporate membership.

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Newly qualified

Free electronic membership of the ICAEW IT Faculty for up to two years.

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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.

About the Faculty

How the faculty is managed and run.

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IT Faculty Committees

The IT Faculty's staff at ICAEW report to the IT Faculty Committee. The faculty's Technical Committee and the Excel Community Advisory Committee also report to the IT Faculty Committee.