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Information technology

IT resources to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest issues and developments.

IT Faculty

The faculty offers guidance and technical advice helping you stay ahead of the rest.

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IT Faculty

Find out more about the ICAEW IT Faculty, governance, constitution, annual general meetings and annual reports.

Excel

Excel is one of the most popular end-user tools in the accountant’s portfolio. Spreadsheets enable us to quickly and flexibly perform analysis that otherwise would be difficult or time-consuming; however, there is a tendency to place undue trust in them.

IT management

IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

IT Faculty membership

As a newly qualified member of ICAEW you are entitled to free electronic membership of the ICAEW IT Faculty for up to two years.

Join the IT Faculty

Keep up-to-date with tech issues and developments.

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Excel Community

A one-stop shop for those who want to use spreadsheets better and reduce risk.

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Join Excel Community

Accountants love Excel. It is quick and easy to use and provides professional-looking analysis and reports. Recent developments in the product mean that huge amounts of data can now be stored and analysed.

Data handling

Do you have trouble keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in Excel or not had time to attend formal training courses?

Presentation

This section of the website provides advice and guidance to help you improve your presentation using Excel, covering topics such as cell formatting, number formatting, conditional formatting, graphs and charts, reviewing and page and print set-up.

Other productivity tools

Alongside Excel accountants have a number of other personal productivity tools in their portfolio, including word processing and database analysis.

Excel courses and training

The Excel Community is committed to strategic collaboration with carefully selected partners to deliver the best advice, training and qualifications to our members.

Excel online training

Are you a competent spreadsheet user? Have you ever had any formal training in Excel, or have you picked it up by trial and error, reading online help and talking with colleagues?

Data analysis

Do you have trouble keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in Excel or not had time to attend formal training courses?

Minimising Excel errors

Do you have a formal methodology for creating spreadsheets? Do you know how many there are in your organisation? Do you control who can access them or who can change them? Might they contain errors?

Information security

Protect your information ensuring confidentiality and integrity in IT systems.

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IT management

Achieve value from IT systems while controlling the risks associated with them.

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IT management

IT management covers the full lifecycle of systems, from the initial decision to invest in a system through its operational life until it is no longer needed and ultimately decommissioned.

Technology & Cloud

News, opinion pieces and case studies to keep up to date with new technologies.

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Cloud

Resources aimed at helping members keep up to date with cloud services.

Cyber resource centre

Cybercrime has become a major global business concern.

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Getting started

While many businesses may recognise the risks around cyber security, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Risk and return

No security can ever be fully effective and businesses have to prioritise resources on the basis of risk.

thought leadership trust

In order to sustain value from IT systems, individuals and organisations need to have confidence in the security of sensitive information, as well as how it is being used and shared.

Making information systems work

Successful use of IT by business and government.

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Making information systems work

Making Information Systems Work is about the successful application of IT by business and government. It supports informed debate and practice on the basis of three themes –value, trust and standards.

Financial Modelling

Apply best practice techniques to produce robust business models.

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XBRL

Electronic communication: how to create and use tagged accounts.

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XBRL

XBRL, or eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is a method of communicating and processing business information electronically.

Library & Information Service

Handpicked resources from the library, including articles and eBooks.

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Information technology

Effectively managing and using information technology is essential to any professional. Through this section you can access a range of articles, books and online resources on IT systems, security, management and strategy.