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Hybrid working: making the tech work for teams

The pandemic has ushered in a new model of working, with many businesses considering adopting more flexibility in the longer term. That’s certainly the case for the Oil and Gas Authority, which is set to adopt a hybrid working method for its post-pandemic way of working.

AI boost to KPMG tax offering

A partnership with software company Blue J will give KPMG a competitive edge by using artificial intelligence to free up more employee time to dedicate to complicated tax issues.

Blockchain and cryptoassets

The essential guide to blockchain

This guide from the ICAEW sets out the key features of blockchain, and the challenges it must face to reach widespread adoption. It includes case studies of real-life applications, as well as examining its impact on accountancy.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain technologies have the potential to disrupt the work of finance teams – particularly those focused on transactional tasks – by offering a system of universal entry bookkeeping, removing the need for independent verification. Here ICAEW’s Tech Faculty and Deloitte outline the basics of this complex and developing technology.

Cyber insurance cover

Does your firm have the right insurance for cyber risks? Does cyber cover exist within your PII policy? Do you need to look elsewhere for additional cyber insurance? What does cyber insurance cover? We have the answers.

Audit technology upskilling

Can you make the most of data without specialist data analytics tools? Do all auditors need coding skills? This article considers some possible answers – and what is behind them.

Hybrid working: making the tech work for teams

The pandemic has ushered in a new model of working, with many businesses considering adopting more flexibility in the longer term. That’s certainly the case for the Oil and Gas Authority, which is set to adopt a hybrid working method for its post-pandemic way of working.

Archive portal – quickly see recent Excel Community posts

If you’ve come across a problem with your spreadsheet or just want to investigate a particular feature in some detail, then the answer could be the Excel Community article archive. Here we look at recent developments in the archive portal.

How to review a spreadsheet

This series of six blogs will explore the Excel Community 2021 publication ‘How to Review a Spreadsheet – Reduce the risk that your spreadsheet gives you the wrong answer’.

Working with Power Query – solving even more business problems

A great deal can be achieved in Power Query just by using the editor interface and allowing Power Query to create each formula line for us. However, understanding how to make simple edits in the formula bar can extend what Power Query is capable of. We will use the example of entering a value in a cell in an Excel worksheet to filter a transaction table by date. The example also shows how to make a value from a single worksheet cell available in the editor.

Excel Tips and Tricks #443 - Next level FILTERing (The FILTER Function)

Hello all and welcome back to Excel Tips and Tricks! For today’s Creator post we’re looking at the FILTER function, which remains a relatively recent and underutilised addition to Excel. Given it opens up more sophisticated filter options than the standard drop-down filters, it’s time to change that.

Finance in a Digital World

Digital transformation

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand how digital technologies are transforming economies and workplaces. Learn what it means for businesses and accountancy practices.

AI for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand artificial intelligence and what it means for finance functions. Here you'll find support on identifying how AI can benefit your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

RPA for finance professionals

ICAEW has brought together these resources to help you understand Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it means for your organisation and how it to start implementing the technology.

The future of accountancy work

Digital technologies are set to have a revolutionary impact on the work of accountants, both in business and in practice. ICAEW has gathered together these resources to ensure its members understand how finance functions will change, the skills that will be needed and the role you will play.

How best to regulate the bank cloud boom?

The adoption of the cloud by banks is hard to regulate given the rapidly growing supply of services by third parties. But financial regulators are increasingly turning their sights on the megatrend.

Building a data strategy

Kirstin Gillon summarises the key points from the Tech Faculty’s recent webinar on creating a data solution that works for your business.

Digitalisation of tax: international perspectives

Digitalisation is transforming how tax is reported and paid, with significant innovation and investment occurring in countries of all kinds. There is no single pathway to digitalisation, as our case studies show, but there is something to be learned from all of them.

Based on the materials created by ICAEW’s Tech Faculty, these resources became available to the wider ICAEW membership in January 2022.

Practice Tips

Practical advice, guidance and case studies written for faculty members working in practice. Aimed at helping you benefit from the capabilities and navigate the risks arising from new technology

Tech essentials guides

Providing updates on the latest technology issues affecting the accountancy profession. They aim to bring practical tips and expert insights on a range of topics, setting you up for any action you'll need to take.

Tech Talk

Technology is at the heart of all organisations today. The pace of change is growing ever faster. In the coming years, the finance profession will be profoundly altered by new and evolving technologies.