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The "definitive" list of senior finance (CFO and senior FT&A execs) organizations in the U.S.

Wayne's post on the accfo (whom I had never heard of) got me thinking about all of the CFO or senior finance/acct'g organizations I've seen in my years in finance. I thought it might be handy to come up with a "definitive" list of local and national networking and membership groups/associations as a reference for folks here. I'll start with these, but please chime in so we can build a strong resource. I don't mention "continuing education" as a focus of these groups b/c they all have that in some form or other. Otherwise, I have tried to pull out salient differentiators: -FENG (http://thefeng.org/): Free, focus on networking & job search, dozens of local chapters -FEI (http://www.financialexecutives.org/): Annual membership fees for local and national participation (separate fees), focus on networking, job search, lobbying and advocacy, dozens of local chapters -AFP (http://www.afponline.org/): Annual membership fee for participation, focus on Treasury professionals, networking and certification (CTP), dozens of local chapters -CFO Alliance (https://thecfoalliance.org/): Annual membership fee for participation, focus on networking, chapters nationwide, but predominantly east/Midwest -CFO Roundtable (http://www.thecforoundtable.com/): Annual membership fee for participation, focus on networking, Boston and NY chapters as of this posting -AICPA (http://www.aicpa.org/): Annual membership fee, focus on certification and certification-related education, lobbying and advocacy, national group (rely on state CPA assoc's for local services), focus on accounting professionals (if you're a CFO with a CPA, you probably already belong) I'm sure there are many more. I have personal experience with all of the above. Please add your own below...

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Robert Ewalt
Title: Exam Development Manager
Company: Institute of Certified Management Accoun..
(Exam Development Manager, Institute of Certified Management Accountants) |

I want to add Institute of Management Accountants (http://www.imanet.org).

Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

I'd like to add Finance Leaders Association. It's an online LinkedIn group for folk who are/have been in senior roles in finance, accounting, treasury, plus for those located in Chicagoland, we host a monthly networking breakfast.***
It's free, it's meant to be a peer-to-peer networking forum, it's not focused on job search, rather on the larger goal of building a solid professional network.

FLA actively encourages its members to exploit the resources of Proformative.
See http://www.financeleaders.org/ and
http://www.linkedin.com/groupInvitation?gid=76069&sharedKey=5A05603E81CE

***If you are interested in starting a local networking breakfast like this one in your area, I'd be happy to share what/how we do things.

John Kahn
Title: Owner
Company: CFO Advisory Services LLC
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(Owner, CFO Advisory Services LLC) |

Other relevant groups ...

A free high-level CFO focused CFO Roundtable that meets quarterly in major US cities: http://www.cwcforoundtable.com/about-us/

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), an international organization with local chapters throughout the US that provide a very good networking environment for middle-market and PE backed company CFOs members and non-members welcome: www.acg.org

The Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States (ACAUS), the US face of the institutes of chartered accountants of Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Local chapters throughout the US focused on helping members with networking including staying connected with fellow CAs, no membership fee but focused solely on chartered accountants who are current members of one of the above mentioned seven "home institutes" of chartered accountants who fund ACAUS to support their US resident members: www.acaus.org

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