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Technical resources

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Industries and sectors

Thought leadership, technical resources and guidance in key industries and sectors.

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By industry or sector

Area brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance in key industries and sectors.

Charity & Voluntary

Up to date information on the charity and voluntary sector.

Energy & Natural Resources

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the energy sector. Coverage is tailored to accounting and finance professionals in this industry.

Financial Services

View articles and resources on the financial services sector.

Forensic & Expert Witness

Resources for accounting and finance professionals working in forensic accounting.

Media & Leisure

Resources for accountants concerned with media and leisure.

Insolvency

ICAEW is the largest insolvency regulator in the UK. We offer the opportunity for ICAEW Chartered Accountants and non-ICAEW members to qualify and be licensed as insolvency practitioners with us. We also offer a comprehensive programme of support for our current and future insolvency practitioners including membership to our Restructuring & Insolvency Community.

Manufacturing

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the manufacturing sector.

Public Sector

Key resources and guidance for accountants and finance professionals in the public sector.

Solicitors

Practical information on the latest thinking in the legal services sector.

Valuation

Information from the Valuation Community providing the latest industry thinking.

Audit and assurance

Information, guidance and events on clarified ISAs, audit, audit quality and the Faculty.

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Audit and assurance

Information, guidance and events about audit and assurance.

Gain audit rights in UK

To gain audit rights, you need to hold an audit qualification such as the ICAEW Audit Qualification.

Business and management

Stay on top of current issues while remaining focused on the challenges ahead.

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Business and Management Faculty

Practical learning for accountants in business to assist you with your career and help meet your CPD requirements.

Business and Management

A comprehensive and accessible package of essential and timely guidance and technical advice to enable you to stay ahead of the rest.

BPM Community

ICAEW’s BPM Community provides practical resources to improve the performance of your organisation.

Business finance

Articles, reports and other resources on business support functions for accountants in business.

Finance Direction

Change impacts a finance function as much as other parts of the organisation. The role of a finance function and its leadership, the finance director, or CFO, should not be taken for granted.

Financial management

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a difference.

Boards and committees

Articles, reports and other resources on organisational structure for accountants in business.

Pensions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a difference.

Risk management

Articles, reports and other resources on risk management for the benefit of accountants in business.

SMEs

Resources for SMEs including finance reports, state of the economy reports and finance advice schemes.

Business resources

Technical resources and guidance to support those working within businesses.

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Business resources

ICAEW's resources aimed at members who work in business. Includes technical guidance and resources, topic area overviews and thought leadership.

Corporate finance

Represents professionals and organisations from business, investment and advisory.

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Corporate Finance Faculty

Get connected with the largest network of professionals involved in corporate finance.

Financing Change

Financing Change aims to advance the economic and social contribution of corporate finance activity by promoting better understanding of the value it can create and its role in improving efficiency and practice in capital markets.

Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in this area. Find out more.

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Corporate governance

ICAEW and our members promote good practice in corporate governance.

Corporate governance committee

ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee is delegated by the Institute Council to have specific responsibilities.

Connect and Reflect

To succeed in the modern world, businesses must move away from defensive old-style news management and corporate positioning. ICAEW argues that if companies embrace a positive approach to corporate governance that ensures they connect with and reflect society, they will reap many benefits.

Ethics

Sets out, explains & provides guidance on the code of ethics that members need to follow.

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Ethics

Ethical behaviour binds Chartered Accountants together.

Auditor independence

Auditor independence refers to the independence of the external auditor.

Ethics in Business

Advice and resources to help with your ethical dilemmas.

Ethics in Practice

Advice and resources to help with your ethical dilemmas.

Ethics webcasts

Ethics related podcasts helping you to keep up-to-date with current issues.

ICAEW Code of Ethics

ICAEW code of ethics applies to all members, students, affiliates and employees of member firms.

Integrity

Ethical behaviour is not just a matter of concern and media debate but of crucial importance.

Thought leadership

Thought leadership focuses on the foundations of how markets work.

The team

Find out more about the team and what we do.

Economy

View our reports, publications, analysis and supporting media on the economy.

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Economy

View our reports, publications, analysis and supporting media on the economy.

Financial reporting

Keep up to date on IFRS, UK GAAP and other key topics and upcoming developments.

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Financial reporting

Information and resources on IFRS, UK GAAP, narrative reporting and other financial reporting regulatory issues.

IFRS

Access to a wide range of online resources on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework

Reduced disclosures and subtext to ‘FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework available to certain UK IFRS reporters

UK GAAP

Access to a wide range on online resources on UK GAAP accounting standards

UK regulation

Information and practical resources on laws and regulations affecting UK company accounts.

Information for Better Markets

Information for Better Markets is the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty’s thought leadership programme.

Financial Reporting Faculty

All our resources are committed to providing members with practical help in today's complex world of financial reporting.

Financial services

View articles and resources on the financial services sector.

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Financial Services Faculty

Find out more about the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty and the benefits of joining.

Banking sector

Articles on the banking sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Insurance sector

Articles on the insurance sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Inspiring confidence

The Inspiring Confidence in Financial Services campaign debates issues affecting confidence in the financial services sector. It develops new insights and ideas by questioning financial services providers, consumers and regulators, how they interact with each other and how the information flows between them.

Financial Services Faculty webinars

The Financial Services Faculty's webinars and events resources cover a range of topics. If you have missed our webinars/events you can still listen to the recording and download the slides.

Statement of Professional Standing

As part of the FSA's Retail Distribution Review (RDR), retail investment advisers must obtain a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS).

Technology

Stay ahead of IT issues, developments and make the most of your resources.

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Technology

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, and cyber security.

IT Faculty

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

Excel

Use Excel to its maximum potential. Develop your skills and minimise spreadsheet risk with our online training and more. Join the Excel Community today.

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. The Excel Community is a 'one-stop shop' for accountants who want to use Excel better and understand and minimise spreadsheet risk.

IT management

Good IT management is essential to achieving value from IT systems and managing the risks associated with them.

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.

XBRL

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

Legal and regulatory

We represent accounting professionals in many aspects of law and regulation.

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Company law

This page covers selected developments in UK companies legislation, prospective legislation and related matters of professional concern to accountants in practice, industry or commerce.

Legal services

Legal services comprise a significant element of accountancy work.

Money laundering

Over the last two decades, increasingly wide ranging and rigorous anti-money laundering (AML) systems and reporting requirements have been imposed on accountants in practice and their firms.

Other legal and regulatory

ICAEW represents the accounting profession and our members in many aspects of law and regulation relevant to business and the work of accountants, as well as providing formal and formal guidance.

Forensic & Expert Witness

Resources for accounting and finance professionals working in forensic accounting.

Probate services

ICAEW is an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate services. This enables us to accredit firms to offer probate services to their clients. Here we explain the benefits of accreditation and the application process, provide support for accredited firms and also information for consumers including a register of ICAEW accredited for probate firms.

Practice resources

Practical guidance to support those working within accounting practices.

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Practice resources

For ICAEW's members in practice, this area brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance to help you in your professional life.

Sustainability

An overview of sustainability, corporate responsibility and sustainable business.

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Sustainability

An overview of sustainability, including corporate responsibility.

About sustainability

An introduction to sustainability and the role of the accountant within it.

Natural Capital Coalition

Provides links to thought leadership work relating to natural capital accounting.

Outside insights

Our ambition is to change behaviour to drive sustainable outcomes. To do this, we aim to be bold, radical and open-minded. The Outside Insights series offers a platform for stakeholders to put forward their views on issues relating to sustainability, the profession and the wider community.

So what is economic success?

GDP and profit currently dominate society’s discussions of economic performance. They shape the way people think about the economy and business, affecting their behaviour and the actual outcomes of economic activity.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of ICAEW’s strategy and policies on sustainability.

Tax

Tax, international tax, HMRC, budget and finance bills, taxes and business, policy.

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Tax Faculty

Tax is a fast-moving and ever-changing world. Our expert staff and volunteers, and consultation work with government, means we can bring you the latest developments and expert opinions. Join today to access our resources and keep on top tax form.

Tax

The Tax area has information and guidance on technical and practical tax matters. There are links to events, the latest tax news and the Tax Faculty’s publications, including helpsheets, webinars and Tax representations.

Tax Faculty

Find out more about the Tax Faculty and upcoming events. Faculty members can access exclusive content, including TAXline, TAXguides, webinars, representations and support schemes.

Private client community

This closed community has been established to bring together individuals and firms from different disciplines that share the common goal of delivering professional advice and services to the private client market.

Agents and HMRC

Help for tax advisers in their work with HMRC, including contact information, links to HMRC's toolkits and support in how to make complaints.

FATCA

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), US legislation which seeks to ensure that that country’s citizens are fully disclosing their worldwide income to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Tax Faculty analysis of UK Budgets

ICAEW's Tax Faculty provides a summary of all of new tax-related announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in ever UK's Budget. Here you can access their analysis of the most recent Budget, as well as previous announcements.

ICAEW technical releases

A source of good practice guidance on technical and practice issues.

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ICAEW Technical Releases

ICAEW Technical Releases are a source of good practice guidance on technical and practice issues.

Thought Leadership

Providing clarity and insight on the challenges facing the profession.

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ICAEW Thought Leadership

We want to provide clarity, insight, and direction on the current and future challenges to the accountancy profession; inspire discussions and exchange ideas with our members, organisations, and communities worldwide.