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Accounting standards

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a comprehensive collection of accounting and auditing standards, past and present, which are available to assist researchers and practitioners with their work.

The collection covers UK and international accounting standards from the 1940s to the present day, in a mixture of print and electronic formats.

In addition to the published standards, the collection includes a wide variety of material relating to the development of the standards (such as consultations, discussion papers and draft standards) as well as a selection of commentaries and guidance on their application. The library also holds a collection of UK, US and international GAAP manuals.

You can search our collection using our online catalogue, LibCat. If you need any assistance locating the material you need, please contact our enquiry line by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or by email at library@icaew.com

Online resources

You can find a selection of online resources covering accounting standards through our subject gateway pages:

The Library & Information Service also offers background guides to the development of UK accounting standards and international accounting standards.

Special collections

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a collection of responses to past consultations on accounting standards which were deposited by UK and international standard setters for the public record.

Further resources

The archives of the Accounting Standards Committee (1952-90) are held by Manchester University Library.

Can't find what you are looking for?

If you're having trouble finding the information you need, ask the Library & Information Service. Contact us by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat or by email at library@icaew.com.