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The importance of Excel to the financial system

Excel is critically important to the whole financial system. The opportunities to improve the productivity and reliability of so many business processes mean that it really is worth investing the intellectual effort in becoming proficient in the use of Excel.

LAMBDA Formulaic Recursion: It’s All About ME!

LET was recently made Generally Available, followed by its sister function, LAMBDA, now released into the Office 365 Beta world. This function “completes” Excel and provides you with the ability to create your own reusable formulae.

Excel Tip of the Week #375 - Workbook viewing redux

In this General User post we’re revisiting and expanding on the topic of how to make the best possible view of your Excel workbook. Getting your view set up just right can do wonders for your workflow, so let’s dive in.

Chartech magazine

Chartech: November/December 2020

In this issue: Christmas gift ideas; tech news from around the world; accountants should embrace the world of AI; AI and the future of accountancy; common data modelling, cyber security; finance automation, and Excel tips.

Chartech: September/October 2020

In this issue: topical technology news from around the world; Fraud Advisory Panel reveals the COVID-19 tricks crooks use; the work to digitalise the EU; how IT has helped firms during the coronavirus crisis; and latest spreadsheet features.

July/August 2020

Topical tech news roundup, advisory services, technology in audit, five Excel top tips, digital transformation and tech-driven contact tracing measures.

May/June 2020

Topical tech news from around the world, increase your productivity, is broadband keeping society together, home is the new workspace, greener tech, and risk and assurance in emerging technologies.

Excel articles

Read the latest articles. Includes advice and guidance and top tips to improve your Excel efficiency and minimise spreadsheet risk.

Excel community

The Excel Community provides a 'one-stop shop' for accountants who want to use Excel.

Webinar recordings

Archive of webinar recordings. Includes financial modelling, PivotTables, Power Query, Excel Tip of the Week Live and many more.

Excel online training

There are now eight different suites of Excel online training available as part of your membership subscription – this is a major benefit. Improve your Excel capabilities and minimise spreadsheet risk.

Tech Faculty webinars

Risk and assurance in emerging technologies

In this publication launch, we will go through the key lessons of the report, discuss AI and automation as an example, and go over how to consider the risks and responses for other new tech.

Tech Essentials resources

The essential guide to robotic process automation

Robotic process automation (RPA) can save organisations' time, with tasks performed with higher speed and accuracy, as well as removing the risk of human error. However, it is not suitable for all processes and, in some cases, could act as a sticking plaster for a system that needs to be re-engineered.

The essential guide to audit tech

There has never been a more exciting time to explore the transformative potential of technology in relation to audit. Tech advances are helping to improve the performance of audit, making it more insightful and informing better conversations in audit teams and with clients.

Essential guide to world of add-ons

This guidance will help to shape your thinking on what is possible with add-ons; formulate and clarify firm (and client) expectations; recognise limitations and set boundaries; identify potential benefits and hurdles.

The essential guide to data protection when outsourcing

It is often said that data is the new oil – the raw material that drives industry in so many ways. Like all resources, data needs to be used wisely and protected. This guide looks at protecting data when using outsourced services.

Practice tips

Open banking

A whole new way to view your financial information and interact with your money.

Tech Talk videos

Blockchain, bitcoin and the future of the accountancy profession

Join Mark Taylor and David Lyford-Smith of ICAEW, and Aynsley Damery of the Clarity Project, for the second in our series of IT Faculty ‘Tech Talks’, this time on the subject of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and how these will affect the future of the accountancy profession.

Data – a world of opportunities

Join Mark Taylor and Kirstin Gillon of ICAEW, and Anthony Sayce FCA of EY, for the fourth in our series of Tech Faculty ‘Tech Talks’, this time on the subject of data and the opportunities it presents for practice and business.