CEB Finance Leadership Council for Midsized Companies is a membership for innovative CFOs who want to optimize the performance of their function and business. Our research and insights are rooted in the challenges our members deem most important and span topics that impact your organization's day to day as well as longer-term strategic initiatives. We use relationships and learnings from the best CFOs to help you and your team save time and make better decisions.
Our Research Focus
Equipping our members with strategic guidance and tactical tools on the topics most important for their function is at the heart of what we do. We don't just point to where you need to go: we provide you with a roadmap and a suite of implementation tools to get you and your team there. Key topics include:
- Back-Office Process Improvement
- Dashboard, Metrics, & Operating Reviews
- M&A Targeting & Integration
- Budgeting & Forecasting
- Finance IT Systems
- Risk, Controls, & Audit
- Business Partnering & Analytics
- Finance Organization & Talent
- Cash Efficiency & Credit Access
- Growth Strategy
Streamline Back-Office Processes
Transaction processing activities consume a large portion of Finance's resources—27% of costs and 40% of staff. Many transaction processing organizations are caught in a vicious cycle, with processes that are too time consuming to afford the group any time to find and address much-needed improvement opportunities.
Research and Insight: Unique research and tools to help business leaders evaluate new issues and challenges
Proven Best Practices: Tested approaches to solving business challenges from our network of leading companies
Advisory Support: Personalized expert guidance and project support for pending decisions, new tactics, internal presentations, and other needs
Decision and Diagnostic Tools: Customized, actionable views of the most important performance metrics in your function
Peer Benchmarks: Relevant, quantitative data and analysis to help allocate resources and target areas with the highest impact
Executive Networking: On-request advice, feedback, and perspective from peer interaction with hundreds of leading executives
Live and Online Learning Events: A wide variety of events exclusively for senior executives, as well as staff training and skill development opportunities
Enable Financially Informed Decisions
70% of decisions are made outside the planning cycle. Learn how CFOs regain influence in off-cycle decision making.
Accelerate Your Impact
CEB's Finance IgnitionTM Diagnostic gives you a snapshot of your current performance, identifies where to start, and gives you an actionable roadmap to help improve your Finance function.
Put Growth Strategy into Action
The push for more data does not inherently lead to better decision making. Learn top strategies to improve performance management methods to drive business outcomes.
CFO as a Strategic Architect
Midsized companies are asking their CFOs to play a bigger role in strategy. Read more about building and executing against a strategic plan that drives intelligent growth.
Excel at Business Analytics
Only 11% of midsized company finance executives are satisfied with their budgeting and forecasting processes. Read about producing more valuable, timely information while streamlining processes.
2015 Collaboration Hot Spots
To drive growth today, executives at midsized companies must effectively collaborate with their peers.
Structure Finance for Value Creation
Learn how the best Finance teams develop "Finance Talent Leaders," who are three times more likely to enable strategic business decisions that inflect performance.
FP&A Process Efficiency Benchmarks
Finance teams are actively increasing the volume, breadth, and quality of analytical support to business partners. However, only 13% of finance teams are highly effective at improving the performance of the business.