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CFO Council

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The chief financial officer is more than a company’s top-ranking money person; he or she is responsible for a cross-section of functions that touch on every aspect of business, from staffing and succession planning to IT. We discuss acquiring and retaining financial talent, and financial issues surrounding tax and budgeting. We also cover:

  • Financial reporting and the balanced score card
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Compliance

As CFOs, we have a far more complex role than we could have imagined 10 years ago. Our meetings give us a chance to share solutions in this challenging new world. Members can receive CPE credits for participation.

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Earn up to 8 CPE credits per meeting
Prerequisites: Must be a CFO or senior financial executive of a company with annual sales of at least $250 million. Requirements: Members must attend meetings in-person for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate; Advanced Preparation: None.

  • A.T. Kearney
  • Andersen Corporation
  • ArcBest
  • Belden Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • BlueLinx Holdings
  • Builders FirstSource, Inc.
  • Concho Resources
  • Educational Testing Service
  • Electrolux
  • GS1 US
  • Graham Holdings
  • GuideWell
  • HDR, Inc.
  • Johns Manville
  • Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
  • Kohler Co.
  • Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
  • NTT DATA, Inc.
  • National Gypsum Company
  • New York Power Authority
  • OSI Group
  • Organic Valley
  • Oxbow Carbon LLC
  • Primoris Services Corporation
  • RES Americas Inc.
  • RTI International
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Conference Board, Inc.
  • Univar Solutions
  • Vertex, Inc.
  • Vizient, Inc.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The CFO Council is a valuable and efficient way to interact with other financial executives across a broad range of topics through diverse industry lenses.

Frank R. Gatti, ETS

The individual must be the CFO of a company with annual sales of at least $1 billion and have responsibility for the company’s financial management. Membership is by invitation only.

Mark Rogus

Mark Rogus

Program Director, CFO Council and Corporate Treasurers Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the CFO Council?

I’ve looked at other opportunities to be with my peers, but I’m yet to find anything that makes as much sense both from a cost standpoint, a frequency standpoint, and also just how intimately you can get into the issues with a small group and solve problems and make progress. Tell me what other opportunity you can do to be in a room of people that are your peers talking about the issues that you face that are common to the ones you face? If you are not doing that, if you are not finding that outlet through something like The Conference Board. My question would be, where are you doing that?

Ken Jackson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Shaw Industries