The faculty provides a mix of technical and soft skill resources to help members meet their CPD requirements and keep abreast of the changing world of business. Resources include our monthly magazines, special reports, quarterly briefings, as well as our popular webinar and events programme.
Coronavirus is not just a world health emergency; it is an economic one too. The economic impacts are plain to see and emergency provisions are being made worldwide in an attempt to support individuals, business and anyone who advises them. ICAEW is monitoring the situation closely and collating resources as conditions unfold.
Find out about the key benefits available for members in business and the support from ICAEW. We are proud of its some 60,000 members working in and running business all over the world.
This ICAEW guide provides an overview of directors' responsibilities and duties, including on internal governance, transactions between a company and its directors or shareholders, and corporate administration. It also covers responsibilities in relation to insolvent or financially challenged companies, as well as penalties for breach of directors' responsibilities.
Change is inevitable, it is all around us. Brexit, political upheaval, increasing regulation and a growing protectionist agenda make it incredibly difficult to run your business. BAM are here to help, with our special report on managing change, we can help successfully guide you through inevitable change with our practical tips and hands on approach.
The committee contributes to the development and implementation of ICAEW strategy as it relates to business members. It gives advice on the facilities, services and support members in business require to help them in their professional lives.
Strategy, risk and innovation
Following the recent roundtable on strategy execution, Rick Payne takes a look at the key concerns for CFOs.
A business cannot become agile by adopting elements of its management philosophy here and there. Beth Ashmead Latham looks at the specific chain of activities that makes for a successful adoption of agility.
Subjecting your business to a financial health check can be transformative if recommendations are acted upon.
Innovation is key to improving productivity and efficiency. This report covers the subject with practical and interesting articles.
Business performance management
Managing suppliers is a core competency for every organisation, yet many don't take the time to develop these relationships. Padraig Floyd outlines a number of reasons why you should.
Finance professionals talk to Lauren Razavi about harnessing their company’s hidden depths for success.
Developing and enhancing your branding as a business can greatly enhance your market presence, especially on-line. This report covers the most important aspects of bear in mind when developing a brand strategy.
BPM is about how organisations define, assess and improve the delivery of their business goals.
Finance professionals are key in supporting their businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Most will be urgently working through the issues and helping their businesses respond. This guide to financial management responds to member feedback and aims to help members consider the actions they may need to take.
Financial models are vital tools in modern business, but are highly susceptible to being ruined by their creators' bad habits. ICAEW decided to turn this situation around by developing a new code of practice.
The pros and cons of optimistic business forecasting.
Author Steve Wexler reflects on the importance of feedback, iteration and constant improvement when it comes to creating the best data visualisations.
Practical advice for those considering business partnering initiatives and those looking to improve their approach.
How does your finance function compare and how do you deal with the inherent tensions we highlight?
Digital transformation was the key theme during ICAEW’s Academy of Professional Development sponsored panel session at The CFO Agenda conference. Gathered speakers noted that while limbering up for artificial intelligence is essential, a business can’t run before it can walk.
Immersive technology is transforming the way we do business and disrupting industries, but there will be challenges ahead, warns Rich McEachran.
Economy and business environment
As UK business growth falters, senior economist at Deloitte, Debapratim De, outlines the reasons why and how it might bounce back.
As the trade war between the US and China escalates, is it a threat or an opportunity for global Britain?
The challenges of being a CFO at an airline.
Nick Pollit explores how businesses can effectively manage rapid growth.
Leadership, personal development and HR
When leaving a job, the chances of burning bridges are high. This is especially true for finance directors, particularly if their exit is abrupt or not planned well. Christian Doherty finds out the best way to leave a position.
Steven G Rogelberg advises on facilitating productive meetings in this extract from his book, The Surprising Science of Meetings.
Managing people is one of the most important skills needed to successfully navigate your way to the top of the corporate ladder. This report provides practical tips and advice on topics such as team management, dealing with difficult people and the effect of technology on recruitment.
James Reed says that if a CV hasn't hooked its reader within seven seconds, it will get rejected. Here are the secrets to an engaging, relevant job application.
Audit Committees are playing an increasingly critical corporate governance role in terms of their leadership on financial reporting, internal controls, risk management and the internal and external audit functions.
Succession planning for board members, both senior executives & NEDS – it’s an area that is often on the to do list but needs to be documented, shared and reviewed. A panel of respected board members and specialist advisors consider the current state of play and what organisations need to do to be on the front foot.
Excessive pay has been a growing source of public anger in recent years. Despite being snobbishly dismissed as populist prejudices, public perceptions of executive pay practices are largely accurate.
This practical guide outlines the eight steps to follow to conduct a successful internal audit of culture.
Latest business news from our Insights hub
18 March 2020: with the coronavirus outbreak coming hot on the heels of Brexit and flooding, it is more vital than ever for businesses to put measures in place to deal with the consequences of late payments.
4 March 2020: regional debt funding is set to help small businesses reach their potential and plug gaps for others when larger lenders won’t say yes. But how does this affect businesses and their accountants? Chris Warmoll reports.
2 March 2020: Rachel Underhill, Business Strategy Manager at ICAEW, explores the new offering from the government to help businesses grow.
We join ICAEW’s Regional Industrial Strategy Manager, Rosalia Wood on the road and in the office on a typical working week.