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IT matters

All accountants are affected by IT and need to understand the implications for their practices and their clients.

This section provides links to information, guidance, events, IT Faculty expertise, the new Excel community and the IT Counts online community on all matters IT related.

IT Faculty

The IT Faculty is here to help.  We provide information, news and guidance about everything from virus and data protection, to choosing software, ISPs and web hosts.  We can help you get the most from the IT you already have, and offer advice about what, where and when you may want to upgrade or expand.


Excel is one of the most popular end-user tools in the accountant’s portfolio. Access information, tips, training, assessment and the new Excel Community, which provides a 'one-stop shop' for accountants who want to use Excel better and understand and minimise spreadsheet risk.


The following resources are available to all members and students.

Software selection

ICAEW Accreditation Scheme - software

This provides information - including detailed evaluation reports against standard questionnaires - of products that have been accredited under the ICAEW’s scheme. Software suppliers pay fees for inclusion in the scheme and for the evaluation, which has to be carried out by an independent reviewer. 

IT counts forum and blog

Your online network for news, views and questions about any IT matters. 

IT Directory of Expertise

A scheme for non-IT Faculty members to approach and engage members registered in this directory for formal consultancy or other work. Such work would be the subject of normal commercial arrangements to be made between the parties concerned.

IT and Practice Assurance

Yes, IT is covered as well

A brief discussion of IT matters covered as part of the Practice Assurance visit.