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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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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