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The profession

Find books, articles and online resources covering aspects of the accountancy profession, from ethics and codes of practice to industry statistics.

We hold a wide selection of articles and books on the accountancy profession. In addition, the enquiry team can offer bespoke services using the Library's specialist databases and reference sources.

Accountancy firms and networks

Links to annual surveys and listings of directories for firms and networks.

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Accountancy firms and networks

The accountancy profession covers a huge number of diverse organisations and firms. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to surveys, directories and groups.

Ethics

Essential information on ethics standards and codes from the major professional bodies.

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Ethics

Ethics and professional conduct plays an important part in the accountancy profession, ensuring public trust in financial reporting and business practices. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to standards and codes of ethics from major accountancy bodies in the UK and internationally.

Knowledge guide to statistics on the accounting profession

Find pointers to sources of key market data and the most commonly requested statistics.

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Knowledge guide to accountancy statistics

A guide to sources for key data on the accountancy market and some of the most commonly requested statistics for the accountancy profession.

Knowledge guide to members' handbooks

How to find print and online member handbooks for accountancy bodies around the world.

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Members' Handbooks

The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a historical collection of printed Members' Handbooks for key countries and professional accountancy bodies relevant to ICAEW members.

Salary surveys

Benchmark pay and benefits for accounting professionals, directors and executives.

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Salary surveys

Surveys and reports on remuneration and pay across firms can help you benchmark salaries and benefits in the financial sector for accounting professionals, directors and executives. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to surveys, rankings and reports.

Learning and professional development

Information on CPD, qualifications and training plus links to course providers.

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Learning and professional development

Learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are key in a rapidly changing business landscape. On this page you can access online resources providing quick links to information on accounting, tax and finance education, training courses and tuition providers as well as a range of articles and books on the topic.

Knowledge guide to Technical Releases and representations

Overview and guide to finding Technical Releases and representations issued by ICAEW.

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Technical Releases and Representations

This guide provides information about Technical Releases and representations issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and explains how you can find the full text of a Technical Release.

What is chartered accountancy?

A basic introduction with particular reference to the work of ICAEW.

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What is chartered accountancy?

ICAEW members work in every part of the economy, providing advice and financial expertise that informs the management of businesses and public sector organisations alike. Find out more about the work of chartered accountants and the history of the profession, as well as how to qualify as an ACA.