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  • Experience route to ICAEW

    The Pathways to Membership route enables fully qualified members from certain professional bodies to apply for ICAEW membership based on their experience. Eligible applicants complete the Pathways Examination of Experience. This is a series of questi...
    • 21 Mar 2019
  • Call for research proposals on professional scepticism

    The University of Toronto’s Professional Accounting Centre (PAC) invites proposals for research proposals on aspects of professional skepticism including, but not limited to: the nature of professional skepticism and its relevance to professio...
    • 8 Feb 2019
  • Flourishing in Academia

    Join us at Chartered Accountants' Hall on the 17 January 2019 to explore what it means to be an academic accountants and discover how you can excel in the education sector. You will have the opportunity to: Network with academics from the world of a...
    • 3 Dec 2018
  • Information for better markets - Financial scandals: past, present and future

    With the collapse of Carillion earlier this year, the theme for this year’s Information for Better Markets conference is particularly timely. The event will ask what we can learn about the role of financial reporting as part of the solution to ...
    • 28 Nov 2018
  • ICAEW Higher Education Conference 2019 – Book your place now!

    The next ICAEW Higher Education conference will be taking place on Friday 18 January 2019 and booking forms are now live! The event will be taking place on at Chartered Accountants' Hall, London and the day will include sessions on a variety of t...
    • 5 Nov 2018
  • Hello 2020 ACA Syllabus

    It’s that time again! As we begin work on the updated ACA 2020 syllabus, this year we are able to access the Academia and Education community blog. As always, the ACA is an international accolade and it’s important that our annual update...
    • 12 Sep 2018

    Why are we asking you to respond to the survey? This survey is part of a project of the Accounting Bodies Network (ABN) of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S). The purpose of this survey is to gather and analyse perspective...
    • 11 Sep 2018
  • ICAEW Academia & Education Community Advisory Group meetings

    The Academia & Education Community was set up by ICAEW in order to provide support and guidance to finance professionals in the academia and education world, with the help of the Advisory Group, chaired by Hilary Lindsay. The Advisory Group provi...
    • 31 Aug 2018
  • ICAEW Support Members Scheme

    Our volunteer team of support members are always on hand to act as a listening ear and offer free non-judgmental support whenever you need it. Whether you are feeling the pressures of grade inflation or having any other trouble, there are specialist ...
    • 29 Aug 2018
  • Digitalisation of rare books

    ICAEW has been collecting early works on accountancy for over 100 years and has one of the finest collections in the world, spanning the 15th century to the early 20th century. You can access four of the most important books, which are freely availab...
    • 24 Jul 2018
  • New PhD Scholarship: applying design-thinking to the development of ethical AI in accounting

    Dear all, Can I ask for your help in promoting this exciting opportunity for a fully-funded PhD to your networks? One of the key areas of my research and work is to explore the normative questions and ethical issues in the design, development ...
    • 18 Jul 2018
  • Youth Skills Day:15th July! My Experience at ICAEW!

    For World Youth Skills Day (WYSD), I have decided to create a blog to mention the crucial skills young people need for employment- as unemployment and underemployment is becoming a global issue that young people face- and the many key attributes we-a...
    • 13 Jul 2018
  • Post-Brexit - the need for a more inclusive approach to UK corporate governance?

    Workshop held on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 9.30 - 4.00 at the ICAEW, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, organised by Emeritus/Visiting Professor Pauline Gleadle (University of Westminster and The Open University). Rationale for the workshop: With the in...
    • 29 Jun 2018
  • Bridging the academic and professional

    Having crossed from the academic to the professional side of the bridge at the start of my career, I have since gone back over the bridge and for the past twenty years have been a student, lecturer and researcher with The Open University. I found sim...
    • 18 Apr 2018
  • How do we enable students to flourish in the future?

    Symposium on the future of education BAFA Annual Conference, 9 April, Westminster I would like to draw your attention to a relevant and timely discussion on the role of education in shaping a better future for the profession and more prosperous soci...
    • 26 Mar 2018
  • How much freedom to Innovate?

    Talk of innovation is everywhere these days, it seems.  If you’re not talking about it, if you’re not being disruptive or innovating your business model, the tech-savvy beanbag generation may brand you a last-century-Luddite.  B...
    • 16 Feb 2018
  • What to do about the multi-tasking myth

    I recently attended the American Accounting Association, Management Accounting Section Conference and was drawn to a number of education stream sessions. One of the topics addressed was multi-tasking. In the morning the American Institute of Certifie...
    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Accounting Education - Trends, Innovation and Research

    The BAFA Accounting Education SIG call for papers for the 2018 conference is now live. The conference brings together the international Accounting Education community to share research and experience in a supportive environment. I attended for the fi...
    • 20 Oct 2017
  • Evidence-based policy making: what are the challenges and opportunities?

    As noted at the EFRAG symposium at the European Accounting Association conference – held in Valencia this year – there is now ‘increasing attention to the wider impacts…of regulation such as accounting standards.’ Using EFRAG’s impact analysis of IFRS 16 as a basis for discussion, the panel on the symposium discussed the role of impact analysis in the early stages of the standard-setting process and the possible contribution…

    • 7 Sep 2017
  • A vision for broader professional education

    With this new report, we hope to prompt new discussions about the role of education in fostering the future professional. It is a reflection on the insights gathered from the AuditFutures educational initiatives. Here we aim to create a more powerful narrative for the future of education and to engage progressive educators in a constructive dialogue.
    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Do British academics care about free speech?

    Freedom of expression is essential for rule of law and economic development, but is increasingly challenged by those who want to be insulated from the views of others in ‘safe spaces’ or the like. So how can academics, ICAEW and others who want to act in the long term public interest best make the case for free speech?

    It seems to me that the University of Chicago does a pretty good job in its Statement on…

    • 21 Jul 2017
  • What advice would you offer for writing up research for practitioners?

    Back in 2009 Professor Anthony Hopwood wrote an article for ICAEW on management accounting systems, based on his research. I had the job of editing the piece for publication. It was no surprise the substance of the piece was excellent but I did have some concerns about the way it was written and whether it would connect with practitioners.  I made some changes but was nervous about sending these back to such a distinguished…

    • 19 Jul 2017
  • Accounting research: assessing the wider impact of IFRS

    EFRAG symposium

    As noted at the EFRAG symposium at the European Accounting Association conference – held in Valencia last month – there is now ‘increasing attention to the wider impacts…of regulation such as accounting standards.’ Using EFRAG’s impact analysis of IFRS 16 as a basis for discussion, the panel on the symposium discussed the role of impact analysis in the early stages of the standard-setting process and…

    • 13 Jun 2017
  • Technology in the ACA - A guide to the main topics

    Hello!  My name’s David Lyford-Smith, and I’m a manager in the ICAEW’s IT Faculty.  One of the faculty’s roles is in advising on technology trends and topics as they relate to the ACA, and helping Learning & Professional Development to keep the ACA up to date on its coverage of technology topics.  Since joining the faculty I have been leading our work in this area, and today I have a bit of an…

    • 30 May 2017
  • Degree apprenticeships

    University tuition fees have become a political topic again in the lead up to the UK’s general election. But there is already a way of avoiding tuition fees of around £9,000 a year.  It is not particularly well know yet but it will become so.  Students enrolling for 21st century degree apprenticeships benefit from the generosity that accompanies a new idea.

    As the name implies, after leaving school a student can sign up…

    • 27 May 2017