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FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. The organization is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.

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FEI’s mission is to advance the success of senior-level financial executives, their organizations and the profession. It strives to be recognized globally as the leading organization for senior-level financial executives. Since 1931, FEI has been connecting members through:

  • Interaction: providing local and international forums for connecting with peers
  • Information: providing insight to assist with informed business decisions
  • Influence: providing authoritative representation for members’ interests
  • Integrity: providing the tools to advance the profession through ethical leadership


FEI was founded in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America. In 1962, the organization changed its name to Financial Executives Institute to reflect the expansion of the responsibilities of financial executives into policy-making areas. As the global economy developed, we were the driving force behind the formation of the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes in 1969.

November 6, 2000 marked a name and philosophy change. The organization became Financial Executives International (FEI) and opened membership to financial executives from around the world. FEI proactively helped design the CFO Act, and has a history of supporting legislation that enhances the business climate. The organization continues to be the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management.