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: How to Advance and Retain Women in Leadership Roles
It's not only the glass ceiling to blame; women leave the workforce at all rungs of the career ladder. Companies that change their recruitment and retention tactics will greatly boost performance. Mon Jul 03 03:00:22 EDT 2017
How the GE-PwC Deal Will Work and What It Means for the Tax Function
GE's groundbreaking deal with PwC to transfer 600 of its full time tax professionals to the accountancy firm made many sit up and listen. It may offer a way forward to some companies, but not a lot. Thu Jun 29 03:00:15 EDT 2017
How To Help Employees Work Faster
Big companies are in a bind; they find themselves at the mercy of more nimble competitors at the same time as their internal processes are slowing down considerably. Fri Jun 23 03:00:28 EDT 2017

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