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ICAEW Faculties - committed to supporting your development

Keep up-to-date with the latest accountancy changes and trends in one place by joining an ICAEW Faculty.

With seven dedicated subject areas, we can help you to achieve your continuing professional development goals and ensure you have the knowledge you need to stay ahead.

We have highlighted a CPD Key Touch Point from our wide range of content for each faculty.

Audit and Assurance Faculty 

Support for your CPD: 

  • Nationwide roadshow: discounted member rates at our highly acclaimed regional events  
  • Audit & Beyond: a monthly magazine that provides valuable content on best practice and topical issues  
  • Technical updates: a comprehensive review of relevant pronouncements  
  • Practical advice and guidance: we keep you on top of regulation and best practice

CPD Key Touch Point 

Auditing estimates and related disclosures: The revised standard is relevant for all estimates in all audits and introduces a number of key enhancements that auditors will need to get to grips with

Business and Management Faculty 

Support for your CPD: 

  • Magazine: ten printed magazines a year on topics chosen by members
  • Quarterly reports: in-depth coverage on topics such as smart reporting and managing people
  • Webinars: comprehensive programme providing insights into relevant subjects
  • Events: networking and learning opportunities 
  • Content: exclusive access to a suite of practical resources to enhance your career and improve the performance of your organisation


CPD Key Touch Point 

James Reed says that if a CV hasn't hooked its reader within seven seconds, it will get rejected.

Corporate Finance Faculty 

Support for your CPD: 

  • Community: get connected to the largest network of corporate finance professionals  
  • Corporate Financier: keep on top of emerging trends, policy and technical issues with our magazine 
  • Participation: get involved in our lively seminars and popular forums  
  • Technical updates: access a range of authoritative best-practice and technical guidelines 
  • Content: tap into our online archive of features, news and interviews 


CPD Key Touch Point  

For corporate finance advisers, AI presents many exciting opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce costs and create new services. 

Financial Reporting Faculty

Support for your CPD: 

  • Content: practical online guidance written for faculty members by experts  
  • International Standards: unlimited access to the IASB’s eIFRS service (normally £295 pa)  
  • Tools: the full benefit of our bespoke UK GAAP and IFRS standards trackers  
  • Technical updates: exclusive online factsheets and monthly e-bulletins  
  • Events and webinars: exclusively discounted for Faculty members
  • By All Accounts: our world-class bi-annual members’ journal 


CPD Key Touch Point

New requirements for narrative reporting came into effect in 2017, and further changes will take effect for reporting in the 2019/2020 reporting season. This webinar highlights recent changes and brings you up to speed with this increasingly important aspect of reporting.

Financial Services Faculty: Banking

Support for your CPD: 

  • Events and webinars: keep up to date by hearing from leading experts
  • Banking Focus: a monthly ebulletin of authoritative news and expert analysis of industry developments across financial reporting, auditing and regulation
  • Guidance: our helpsheets, guides and articles provide practical help on a range of issues affecting banks

CPD Key Touch Point 

ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty highlights 6 variables of IFRS 9 expected credit losses which needs to be considered in a stress test.

Financial Services Faculty: Insurance

Support for your CPD: 

  • Events and webinars: keep up to date by hearing from leading experts
  • Insurance Focus: a monthly ebulletin of authoritative news and expert analysis of industry developments across financial reporting, auditing and regulation
  • Guidance: our helpsheets, guides and articles provide practical help on a range of issues affecting insurance

CPD Key Touch Point 

ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty highlights the next steps insurance companies and their advisers should be taking to get ready for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. 

Financial Services Faculty: Investment Management

Support for your CPD: 

  • Events and webinars: keep up to date by hearing from leading experts
  • Investment Management Focus: a monthly ebulletin of authoritative news and expert analysis of industry developments across financial reporting, auditing and regulation
  • Guidance: our helpsheets, guides and articles provide practical help on a range of issues affecting investment management

CPD Key Touch Point 

ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty highlights 8 lessons from the review of the SMCR in banks, accompanied by a range of resources for tackling the challenges it presents. 

Tax Faculty

Support for your CPD: 

  • TAXline: monthly magazine renowned for its straightforward, practical advice  
  • TAXguides: deeper insights exclusively for members on current tax legislation 
  • Webinars: comprehensive programme of interactive, practical online sessions full of topical tax tips  
  • Referral scheme: expert advice provided by members for members on a range of specialisms
  • Events: including our annual conference and regional roadshows 

CPD Key Touch Point 

This webinar provides illustrative examples and practical tips on how to maximise capital allowances and take advantage of the reliefs available.

Tech Faculty 

Support for your CPD: 

  • Technical publications: written by experts and reviewed by a committee of industry professionals  
  • Chartech: bi-monthly magazine containing news, articles and case studies to help you make better business decisions  
  • Excel Community: membership including two suites of online training and top tips on getting the best from Excel and how to minimise spreadsheet errors  
  • Webinars: register for free and access our extensive archive of recordings on a wide range of topics
  • Events: networking and information gathering opportunities 

CPD Key Touch Point 

Technology is at the heart of all organisations today. The pace of change is growing ever faster. In the coming years, the finance profession will be profoundly altered by new and evolving technologies. 

Excel Community 

Support for your CPD:

  • News: Excel Community fortnightly newswire and weekly blogs on how to use Excel more effectively
  • Training: two suites of Excel online training modules that consist of a mixture of learning methods, model spreadsheets and video tutorials  
  • Webinars: register for free and access our extensive archive of recordings on a wide variety of Excel top tips  
  • Technical publications: written by experts and reviewed by a committee of industry professionals 
  • Community: ask fellow Excel Community members questions and debate current issues 

CPD Key Touch Point 

‘Excel Tip of the Week’ author David Lyford-Smith shows you the future of formulas – with dynamic array formulas that automatically fill multiple cells with just one formula.