This section brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance for ICAEW members in business. It also includes the more specialist information provided by ICAEW’s Business and Management Faculty.
1. Personal & Professional Development
We offer open, in-house and bespoke learning and leadership development solutions for all career stages, across a wide range of sectors.
As a Business, you can train your own finance talent by becoming an Authorised Training Employer.
Find out what the CPD courses closest to home or work are.
Develop skills to identify risk, technical competence and professional scepticism.
2. Engagement and networking
If you are a business member, ICAEW’s Business department is dedicated to listing, supporting, and advocating for you. The team’s activities are guided by the ICAEW Business Committee (IBC) which is responsible for representing you and your views.
Insight, guidance and networking opportunities on a range of industry sectors and professional specialisms. Communities include: Energy, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction and Diversity.
Offering the most up-to-date information, advice and guidance, to enhance your professional development and help meet your CPD requirements. Faculties include Audit and Assurance, Business and Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Financial Services, Tax and Tech.
Wherever you are in the world, find your local networks here. From New South Wales in Australia to Wales in the UK, there is a network for you.
3. Member rewards
A range of value added or discounted member benefits especially for ICAEW members.
ICAEW's accredited software spans E-Commerce products to Property Management and Letting software and a host of others all designed for the accountancy industry. Each is rigorously individually evaluated and available from reputable companies.
Obtain client screening reports checking against global risk and compliance data, including government sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, a wide range of watch lists and negative news profiles.
Bluefin Professions has worked closely with ICAEW to design a cyber insurance policy that helps protect members from the cyber threats you face as accountants.
Bluefin Professions is offering an office insurance policy with enhanced features, especially negotiated for ICAEW members.
Bluefin Professions has negotiated professional indemnity insurance (PII) benefits specifically for ICAEW members, including a free tax helpline, automatic six-year run-off provision¹ and an interest free instalment facility.
4. Career and personal support
Access to free support from student through to retirement. They are not just here for past and present ICAEW members- close families can access these services too.
Resources, guidance and advice from ICAEW on getting back to work following a period of unemployment.
Leverages the relationship between qualified ACAs and employers to match highly skilled ICAEW members with attractive organisations seeking talented accountancy and finance professionals.
Our team of unpaid volunteer support members are always on hand to act as a listening ear and offer free non-judgmental assistance whenever you need it.
Whether you’re a CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller or working for an SME, our conferences provide you with easy to digest round-ups of technical updates and career development opportunities tailored to your needs.
Our resident experts explore the latest BCM results for the region (and beyond). At each event they’re joined by special guest speakers who share their own insights on the economic climate and what the results mean for their sectors.
These popular discussions provide members working in industry, public, charity and not-for-profit sectors the opportunity to discuss topical issues in an informal but confidential environment with other local ICAEW members.
Whether it’s a breakfast meeting in the morning, a relaxed lunch with a friend or entertaining clients in the evening over drinks, the One Moorgate Place Club is the perfect place, open to all ICAEW members, to work and to meet.
Call us to receive specialist, 1-2-1 technical and ethical advice via telephone on +44(0)1908 248 250 (option 2) and our web chat facility. The helpline is open 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 - 17:00 on Wednesday.
This provides an enquiry and information service, together with a world-class collection of books, journals and electronic resources on accountancy and business.
Latest business news from our Insights hub
ICAEW has called for a strengthening of the insolvency regulatory framework and a move away from the current regime after MPs demanded more robust regulation and tougher sanctions across the sector.
Kevan Hall has been training people in remote and hybrid working since the 90s. He explains the process facing leaders as they try to transition into a new way of working.
It stands to reason that if technology has changed the way in which businesses are run, it has also shifted the way in which the Internal Audit function is performed.
Startups should not be put off by the initial cost of professional advice, which could pay dividends later on, says tax expert Peter Miller.
Business spotlight articles from Insights
1 March 2021: ICAEW Insights talks with Charlie Vickery, Managing Director of UK-based sustainable material firm Haeckels, about how the business has established local supply chains around the world.
12 January 2021: ICAEW Insights speaks to Catherine Rossiter, Chief Strategy Officer in the UK for one of Europe’s largest printers of books, about the effect COVID-19 has had on the company’s commercial decision-making process.
15 December 2020: Applying the financial best practices of a FTSE 100 giant to growth-hungry startups might seem like a tall order.
10 December 2020: The growth of online fitness services and apps is one of the success stories of lockdown. ICAEW Insights speaks to Laurence Hodgkins, a chartered accountant at the heart of one such high-growth app.
30 November 2020: Tim Williams, CFO of Italian football giants Internazionale, tells ICAEW Insights editor Tom Herbert how the club is coping with the challenges of coronavirus.
19 November 2020: Raj Thiruchelvarajah, chief executive officer of Goal Master Fitness, tells ICAEW how a grounding in audit provided him with invaluable experience for the startup world.
The role of the Business and Industrial Strategy team
ICAEW can play a unique and important role in ensuring that members’ insight are harnessed to help shape and improve business policy at all levels, as well as providing relevant and interesting services and products for ICAEW members. The team concentrates on three distinct but closely related areas: business strategy, regional industrial strategy and board effectiveness.
Working closely with colleagues across the country, the team harnesses the expertise of members to better inform key stakeholders on the issues impacting businesses, sectors and regions. By working collaboratively across ICAEW and with member volunteers, we ensure that business engagement is relevant and responsive to the needs of members. We want to hear from you on business issues such as access to talent, business environment and corporate governance.
We also regularly publish business-related articles in Insights covering issues of concern to business members.
If you have any queries about what we do as a team please do not hesitate to contact us.