CEB Finance Leadership Council for Midsized Companies

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


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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.

Shorten the Accounting Close

Top finance teams typically spend almost 300 hours less per year on the close than their peers. Read five key tips for how to shorten your accounting close.

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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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Tax: 5 Things CFOs Should Know About the BEPS Action Plan
Although no-one's certain what the outcome of the OECD's "Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" tax reforms will be, it will certainly mean some big changes for corporate tax and finance functions. 03 Feb 2016
Shared Services: A Primer on Robotic Process Automation
Robotic process automation is a hot topic among shared services professionals, even if many of them are yet to explore what it can do. And while it doesn't mean they'll have a metallic office mate any time soon, it could revolutionize the function. 18 Jan 2016
Finance: 3 Ways to Improve Performance Reviews
As most firms head into "performance review season," it's important to understand that performance management is about improving employees' performance not giving them a grade for last year's work. 11 Jan 2016

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