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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

ICAEW Spreadsheet Capability Framework - your opinions?

As you may be aware, I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Excel Community Advisory Committee.

An important piece of work that the committee has been working on is what we are (currently) calling the Spreadsheet Capability Framework.

This document is intended to provide a reference point that spreadsheet users, employers and job applicants can use to discuss and assess competence in spreadsheet use - beyond glib phrases on a CV, such as "proficient with Excel".

Given the authorship of the framework, it is obviously primarily aimed at those in the finance field, so apologies to my non-accountant readers.

The framework has now reached the stage where we are actively seeking opinions outside the committee.

To this end my colleague, David Lyford-Smith has posted a copy of the document to the ICAEW's IT-Counts website, where your comments would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to read the framework document and/or add your opinions to the debate, please use the following link:


http://www.ion.icaew.com/itcounts/post/Spreadsheet-Capability-Framework---exposure-draft-seeking-your-comments

Whereas comments on my blog are always welcome, and will be passed on, I would recommend commenting on the IT Counts post instead to contribute to the wider debate.

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