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A to Z: ICAEW Faculties and Communities

Author: ICAEW Insights

Published: 29 Jun 2023

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As an ACA student, whatever your career interests, there will be an ICAEW network ready to support you. By joining Faculties and Communities, you can access online content, meet like-minded individuals and hear from the experts.

ICAEW Faculties and Communities offer events, advice forums, case studies, guides, and more, to help keep you on top of your game. Here, we explore just some of those available. Find out which suits you best as a student and make sure you claim your student codes for free to have content delivered by email from both Faculties and Communities.


Audit and Assurance
The audit and assurance landscape is fast-paced and constantly changing. This internationally recognised network of professionals will help you stay informed and ahead of developments. Joining this faculty gives you access to expert advice, technical content, exclusive webinars, and the latest guides and best practice resources. 

Corporate Finance
Connect with other finance professionals in advisory, investment and business. The Faculty hosts seminars, events and an annual reception to help you stay on top of trends and broaden your network.

Corporate Reporting
By joining the Corporate Reporting Faculty, you will receive our monthly bulletin highlighting current corporate reporting issues and our latest resources. The faculty produces popular factsheets and online guidance on a wide range of subjects covering UK GAAP, IFRS, UK regulation and non-financial reporting. Our programme of live webinars and digital magazine, By All Accounts, also help you stay up-to-date on reporting requirements. Networking opportunities will enhance your career and contributing to our policy work will support the profession.

Financial Services
The Financial Services Faculty provides specialist support in banking, insurance and investment management. It offers guidance on how the latest regulations will impact you, news and exclusive analysis.

The Tax Faculty will help you provide timely and accurate advice on tax legislation to your clients or firm. You can also benefit from its TAXconnect hotline for expert advice, first access to webinars and events, and frequently updated expert guides. 

If you are a qualified ICAEW member then membership of Audit and Assurance, Corporate Reporting and Tax Faculties is freely available to you. Visit their joining pages.


View the full list of ICAEW Communities, spanning Global Trade to Women Finance, for more information.

It’s likely the most common tool among those in the profession, but are you using Excel to its maximum potential? By joining the Excel Community, you can develop your skills and minimise spreadsheet mishaps by accessing exclusive resources, tips and examples. 

Farming and Rural Business
Stay up to date with guidance on practical, technical, and strategic issues as part of the Farming and Rural Business Community. By joining this network, you will receive regular reports including crop, milk, and livestock prices.

The Forensic Community provides essential resources, support and news on the latest technical and regulatory changes for forensic accountants and expert witnesses. You can learn about the sector’s developments via community newsletters and webinars.

In order to lead clients through the changing healthcare landscape, you’ll need to know how trusts, pharmaceuticals and practices are being affected. The Healthcare Community ensures that you’ll remain in-the-know by providing events, group discussions and access to ICAEW’s e-Library, which features resources from key sector journals. 

Internal Audit
Learn more about the issues and challenges facing internal auditors and users of internal audit by joining this dedicated community. You will also be able to access support, resources and insight from ICAEW and external experts.

Restructuring and Insolvency
With UK corporate insolvencies rising 38% since February 2023, businesses are in more need than ever of skilled practitioners. The Restructuring and Insolvency Community provides guidance, support and representation to those working in the sector. 

The Solicitors Community aims to help you navigate the latest changes in legal services at your firm or with clients. It provides practical guidance, tailored resources and access to key business and law journals, as well as updates on Solicitors Regulation Authority accounts rules. 

The Valuation Community will help you navigate this increasingly complex field by providing expert insight into regulatory and technical changes. You’ll also be able to read the latest news stories and access economic and business valuation updates, as well as related events and webinars.

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