CEB Finance Leadership Council for Midsized Companies

We help members mature the finance function by improving financial analytics capabilities and lowering process costs—which has been made increasingly difficult because of data proliferation and spikes in transaction volumes, business complexity, and accelerating internal customer demands. Processes and activities we support include: reducing time to close the books; transitioning to a rolling forecast; planning FP&A investments; selecting performance metrics; and implementing a finance-specific competency model.

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:

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Jump-Start Growth and Maintain Costs

In a slow economy CFOs must create financial plans that reinvigorate top-line growth and drive cost discipline. We offer resources designed to help finance executives navigate the current market and regulatory volatility.

The Finance Function of the Future

Best-practice case studies for finance, FP&A, shared services, accounting, tax, and investor relations leadership.

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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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Corporate Finance: Don’t Let Economic Conditions Skew Your Investment Portfolio
Although executives must respond to market conditions, they can't swing between hard cuts and corporate largesse. One finance team in CEB's networks has a good way of finding a balance. Mon May 22 03:00:12 EDT 2017
Trump Tax Proposal: The Steps Corporate Finance Teams Should Be Taking Now
Although short on detail and long on promises to streamline America's corporate tax system, the administration's proposals should spur finance teams into action. Tue May 16 03:00:56 EDT 2017
How to Grow in a Stop-and-Go Global Economy
Although the economic outlook may be positive right now, managers are scarred by the constant uncertainty of the past few years. They need to jar their companies into making growth bets without delay. Wed May 10 03:00:00 EDT 2017

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