Description

FEI it's a paid community for finance executives that includes events for professional growth and networking opportunities with fellow peers.

FEI offers different membership tiers for different kinds of finance executives. To join the community, you must apply to the tier you are interested in and make sure you meet all the requirements for the selected tier. Different memberships have different costs, but most of them cost $299/year.

Additionally, FEI offers a membership for students called Engage. It allows you to access curated content to grow in your career and special events like interviews with experts and AMAs. If you are a member of Engage you can also try MentorMatch. This is FEI's service to match mentors and mentees according to their interests and ambitions.

Moreover, members of the community enjoy several virtual and in-person networking events. On the one hand, you can interact with other peers worldwide by using FEI Connect. It's a virtual platform where you can join discussion groups to conversate about different topics with others.

Additionally, the community hosts over 65 local chapters in different locations around the United States. It's indeed a great opportunity to connect with members in person and expand your professional network.

Lastly, FEI offers many resources to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing world of finance, including reports, research, and recordings of past events. You can also enjoy several courses to expand your knowledge.

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Details

  • Membership
    Paid Community
  • Year Founded
    1931
  • Amount of members
    10,000
  • Online Group
    Yes
  • Online Platform
    Own Platform
  • Job board
    Yes
  • Language
    English
  • Method
    In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Connect with other finance professionals:
FEI allows you to connect with other finance professionals worldwide. You can interact with like-minded people online by using FEI Connect and join different discussion groups or participate in the meetings of FEI's local chapters.

Get resources to grow professionally:
The community offers its members many resources to stay up-to-date with the finance world. Resources include reports, research, and recordings of past events.

Find your next career opportunity:
FEI has an excellent job board that connects finance professionals, students, and recent graduates with different career opportunities in top companies around the world. You can also use the job board to post a job if you are hiring.

Price

  • Yearly Cost
    $299

Categories

Requirements

FEI has different membership categories with diverse requirements.

  • Executive: for financial executives with a qualifying title who work in companies of sufficient size.
  • Academic: for educators in the field of accounting, business, or finance with a high academic rank.
  • In-Transition: unemployed finance professionals who worked the past 5 years in a company of sufficient size with a qualifying title.
  • Government/Military: for senior financial executives who serve in a finance, accounting, budget, or treasury position for the government and have direct responsibility for budgetary expenditures of at least $25 million.

You can check all the requirements, qualifying titles, and company characteristics on FEI's Membership Criteria page.

Place

Learning Events

FEI offers its members discounts to many national conferences and free access to other events. On their events page, you can find upcoming webinars, conferences, AMAs, and committee sessions. Additionally, FEI Engage also poses the opportunity for the next generation of finance professionals of attending different events and discuss finance topics with thought leaders in the industry.

If you'd like to work with peers to protect the public policy interests of diverse businesses worldwide, check out FEI's Influence program. The program includes technical committees, roundtables, and special interest groups, that are open to FEI members.

Lastly, if you are looking for personalized help and are a member of FEI Engage, you can try MentorMatch. This is an FEI service that allows you to find a perfect mentor for your specific needs. If you are an FEI regular member, you can also apply as a mentor to help other finance students and recent graduates move forward in their careers.

Networking Events

FEI has its own platform, FEI Connect, for members to interact with one another. Members use the platform to join discussions about diverse topics in the finance field. It's indeed a great way to connect with other finance professionals worldwide and bounce off ideas and insights with like-minded peers. The platform also allows members to send each other private messages. You can use the directory to explore a list of all members and look for people in your area or with similar interests to connect with.

On the other hand, FEI hosts over 65 local chapters in different locations across the United States. You can search for your nearest chapter and enjoy networking opportunities and career development sessions. Lastly, don't forget to check out FEI Career Center if you are hiring or looking for a job. It has listings with open positions in top companies, career resources, and it also allows you to post a job if you are an employer.

Content Library

FEI Daily offers relevant, curated content for FEI members for them to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing world of finance. Members can also access top-notch research in the field, including reports, finance updates, and surveys. On the other hand, you can also access past events' recordings, which are categorized in the following sections: Strategy, Accounting, Leadership, Compliance, Policy, Technology, Best Practices, Careers, Crisis Management, and ESG.

Lastly, the community helps members to advance their knowledge by offering regular accounting and financial reporting updates after each of the four quarters in a year.

Courses/Cohorts

Members can access FEI's on-demand courses, a great opportunity to grow in their careers while learning at their own pace.

Benefits with other companies

By joining FEI you will receive a 20% subscription discount to Idaciti, a platform to access and analyze the actual financial data.

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The connections I've made with my peers at FEI have enabled me to be successful at my job.” -John Panetta

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