CEB Accounting & Reporting Leadership Council

We help members produce business relevant financial information in a cost effective manner – which has become increasingly difficult because of evolving accounting standard updates, more data requirements from auditors, board and senior management expectations for instant access to financial data, and budgetary pressure preventing critical upgrades of an aging financial reporting infrastructure. Processes and activities we support include: reducing days to close, updating accounting policies, adopting new accounting standards, streamlining management reports, and improving the quality of financial information provided to stakeholders.

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:

Accounting Close & Consolidation

Internal Control

Management Reporting

External Reporting

Emerging Accounting Issues

Revenue Recognition Transition

Hear from CAOs on their strategies for managing new accounting guidance.

Reduce Effort in Close-to-Report

The amount of effort that the accounting team spends each quarter on the close-to-report process is sky high and unsustainable. It’s possible to reduce effort in the process and, as a result, reduce levels of financial risk. The best companies are changing their approach to achieve better close-to-report outcomes.

How useful is your financial data?

Assess the maturity of your financial data management practices.

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Membership Features

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

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From Our Blogs

5 Surprising Strategies of the Best Performing US Firms
The one thing that sets the standout performers of the past 20 years apart from the rest is that they have consistently made better investment decisions than their peers. Five tactics contribute to this. Tue Nov 08 03:00:45 EST 2016
Financial Planning & Analysis: Learn from ‘Unicorns’ to Challenge the Status Quo
Start-up firms valued at more than $1 billion are known as "unicorns" and, while they certainly have lessons for small firms, management teams at large companies can learn from them too. Mon Oct 10 03:00:01 EDT 2016
Corporate Finance: The Maturing Maturity Assessment
Capability maturity models have been around since the late 1980s and, although they are useful, corporate functions need something more to help them work out where best to spend their limited time and money. Wed Oct 05 03:00:20 EDT 2016

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