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It's lonely at the top—especially when you know everything about the numbers. You can't exactly turn to your employees and ask what they think about the abysmal projections you just ran, which show their job on the line... which is why CFO communities exist.

If you're finding that sharing a few war stories at conferences isn't cutting it for you anymore, these are the places you need to be.

Here's a collection of the best communities—both online and in-person—for CFOs to gather, connect, and learn from each other.

Best CFO Communities Shortlist

Here's a shortlist of the best CFO communities I think are worth joining in 2024:

  1. Financial Executives International — For networking and professional development
  2. The CFO Alliance — For peer networking and actionable insights for CFOs
  3. Corporate Finance Institute Member Community — For financial education and certification
  4. The CFO Leadership Council — For development and networking, specifically designed for CFOs
  5. CFO Connect — For a peer community, sharing tools and strategies
  6. Clubhouse: The Finance Club — For live discussions on finance trends and strategies
  7. Controllers Council — For networking and resources for CFOs and corporate controllers
  8. HighRadius CFO Circle — For AI-driven insights
  9. CFO Chat — For real-time discussions and advice among CFOs
  10. Private Funds CFO Network — For private fund CFOs
  11. Modern Finance Forum for CFOs — For global networking and discussions among CFOs
  12. SuperCFO Group — For strategic discussions and CFO career growth
  13. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network — For global networking
  14. Evanta CFO — For peer-driven learning and regional CFO meetups

Find more details about each community below.

The 14 Best CFO Communities 

1. Financial Executives International — For networking and professional development

Financial Executives International homepage.

Financial Executives International (FEI) advocates for the views of corporate financial management and offers targeted content and networking opportunities not readily available in other groups.

  • Audience: Senior financial executives, CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and finance professionals
  • Size: 10,000+ members
  • Membership Cost:
    • Individual Membership - $299 to $1,500 annually
    • Corporate Membership - $3,700 to $14,500
  • Platform: Member-exclusive dashboard

Why Join:

The Financial Executives International community offers complimentary registration to selected national conferences, almost a hundred webinars each year at no additional cost, reduced event fees, and CPE credit opportunities. This community has over 55 U.S. chapters, and provides networking opportunities with finance leaders across all industries, volunteering, and a subscription discount to Idaciti, a financial data analyzer. 

2. The CFO Alliance — For peer networking and actionable insights for CFOs

The CFO Alliance Website

The CFO Alliance operates as a subscription-based network where finance leaders can connect with peers and access knowledge, tools, and strategies for driving positive change. 

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and financial decision-makers
  • Size: 9,000+ members
  • Membership Cost:
    • Basic Membership - $50 monthly or $500 annually 
    • Premium Membership - $125 monthly or $1,500 annually
  • Platform: Website, virtual meetings, webinars and in-person events

Why Join: 

The CFO Alliance is a collaborative community with industry and special interest groups, valuable insights, and best practices through mix-market studies, roundtable discussions, and personalized consultations.

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3. Corporate Finance Institute Member Community — For financial education and certification

Corporate Finance Institute Member Community dashboard

The Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) Member Community provides financial professionals access to education, certification programs, and a network of peers to advance their careers.

  • Audience: Financial analysts, investment bankers, corporate finance professionals, and other finance practitioners
  • Size: 2,000,000+ members
  • Membership Cost:
    • All-Access - $298.20 annually
    • Premium Access - $508.20 annually
  • Platform: Member-exclusive dashboard, website forums, webinars

Why Join:

The Corporate Finance Institute Member Community is a place for finance professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and credentials. It also provides interactive webinars, discussion forums, and online resources that support continuous learning and career advancement. 

4. The CFO Leadership Council — For development and networking specifically designed for CFOs

Photo from a panel from an event organized by the CFO Leadership Council.

The CFO Leadership Council is a Chief Executive Group Community that embodies the collaboration, impactful conversations, development, and networking needs of CFOs and senior financial executives. 

  • Audience: CFOs, senior financial executives, finance directors, and vice presidents of finance
  • Size: 2,000+ members
  • Membership Cost: $475 annually
  • Platform: Online member portal, in-person events, virtual meetings, webinars

Why Join:

The CFO Leadership Council offers exclusive access to educational events, expert-led discussions, and peer networking sessions where members can share experiences, gain strategic knowledge, and enhance leadership capabilities. 

5. CFO Connect — For a peer community, sharing tools and strategies

CFO Connect Website

The CFO Connect is a private community for experienced finance professionals, that aims to help its members enhance their professional skills and organizational performance.

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, finance managers, and controllers.
  • Size: 11,500 members
  • Membership Cost: Free
  • Platform: Slack, virtual events, webinars, in-person conferences

Why Join: 

The CFO Connect addresses current trends and challenges in the finance sector. This is a well-curated networking community where members meet like-minded individuals through the AI-powered member matching program.

6. Clubhouse: The Finance Club — For live discussions on finance trends and strategies

Clubhouse community page for The Finance Club.

Clubhouse: The Finance Club is a community where finance experts engage in live discussions about finance trends and strategies.

  • Audience: Finance professionals, analysts, investors, and business leaders
  • Membership Cost: Free 
  • Platform: Clubhouse app

Why Join:

Clubhouse: The Finance Club provides real-time insights, diverse perspectives, and opportunities to ask questions and engage with experts and peers. Because it allows members to participate in conversations, this means a window to access notable figures speaking in the room. 

7. Controllers Council — For networking and resources for CFOs and corporate controllers

Controllers Council homepage screenshot.

The Controllers Council is the leading national community of Controllers and CFOs focused on best practices, career development, recognition, and peer interaction.

  • Audience: CFOs, corporate controllers, finance directors, and accounting professionals
  • Size: 100,000+ members
  • Membership Cost:
    • Individual Membership - $300 annually
    • Corporate Membership - $750 annually (up to 3 users)
  • Platform: Website forum, webinars, virtual events

Why Join:

The Controllers Council offers free and discounted CPE, a national Career Center, and a private Member Forum and Directory. Members can also participate in Peer Roundtables and authorship.

8. HighRadius CFO Circle — For AI-driven insights

The HighRadius CFO Circle Community Page

The HighRadius CFO Circle community is a specialized network designed for CFOs and finance executives to collaborate, and share AI-driven insights and innovations in finance.

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance leaders
  • Size: 1,200+ members
  • Platform: Website, in-person events, round table discussions

Why Join:

The HighRadius CFO Circle helps its members make more effective financial decisions. Members can access advanced financial tools, expert-led webinars, exclusive industry reports, case studies highlighting the application of AI in finance, and virtual events that lead to networking with other finance leaders. 

9. CFO Chat — For real-time discussions and advice among CFOs

CFO Chat homepage.

The CFO Chat is a private community for CFOs to network, ask questions, access resources, and get support for their professional development and organizational goals.

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance leaders
  • Membership Cost: Free
  • Platform: Slack

Why Join: 

The CFO Chat community isn't open invite—you have to prove you're a senior finance leader for the gates to open.

Members can access resources like industry reports, case studies, and expert articles; chat with peers in real-time; and be updated with the latest finance developments through webinars and virtual events.

10. Private Funds CFO Network — For private fund CFOs

The Private Funds CFO Network Website

The Private Funds CFO Network is a professional community for CFOs in the private fund industry. The network is a year-round program where finance leaders can share knowledge to build strong industry connections. 

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance professionals in private equity and other private funds
  • Membership Cost: Starts at $1,400
  • Platform: Member-exclusive portal, webinars, virtual meetings, in-person events

Why Join:

The Private Funds CFO Network membership offers monthly CPE opportunities through exclusive peer-driven and action-led think tanks, webinars, network directories, personalized connection service, and daily emails covering crucial industry news. 

11. Modern Finance Forum for CFOs — For global networking and discussions among CFOs

The Modern Finance Forum for CFOs Linkedin Page

The Modern Finance Forum for CFOs is recognized as one of the most engaging groups on the platform for its discussions on the latest innovations of the modern finance function.

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance leaders
  • Size: 58,000+ members
  • Membership Cost: Free
  • Platform: LinkedIn 

Why Join: 

The Modern Finance Forum for CFOs provides finance professionals with vital analysis, finance, and accounting developments. It is an interactive place where members can learn about pressing issues and get their questions answered by other finance experts. 

12. SuperCFO Group — For strategic discussions and career growth

The SuperCFO Group LinkedIn Page

The SuperCFO Group is a professional networking for CFOs to engage in strategic discussions and enhance their career development. It is one of the most active finance groups on LinkedIn. 

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance professionals
  • Size: 124,000+ members
  • Membership Cost: Free
  • Platform: LinkedIn 

Why Join: 

The SuperCFO Group is active with members from over 150 countries and backgrounds, including many from Fortune 500 Companies, offering and sharing insights, industry trends and challenges, opportunities, and advice on career advancement. 

13. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network — For global networking

The Chief Financial Officer Network Page on LinkedIn

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network is the leading CFO community on LinkedIn for CFOs, finance executives, and other senior financial professionals to connect, and discuss industry trends. 

  • Audience: CFOs and senior finance executives
  • Size: 470,000+
  • Membership Cost: Free
  • Platform: LinkedIn

Why Join:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Network has a diverse membership, including finance professionals from various industries and regions, providing different perspectives on global financial practices. Members of this community can connect with peers and receive support from a relevant network.

14. Evanta CFO — For peer-driven learning and regional meetups

The Evanta CFO Community Page

The Evanta CFO is a community focused on peer-driven learning and fosters leadership development and strategic innovation.

  • Audience: CFOs, senior finance executives, and finance leaders
  • Size: 300+ members
  • Platform: Website, in-person regional meetups, virtual events 

Why Join: 

The Evanta CFO community offers regional meetups where CFOs can engage and gain insights from peers facing similar challenges. Joining the community means being able to participate in year-round gatherings with collaboration and networking opportunities, and address critical finance issues.

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Simon Litt
By Simon Litt

Simon Litt is the Editor of The CFO Club, where he shares his passion for all things money-related. Performing research, talking to experts, and calling on his own professional background, he'll be working hard to ensure that The CFO Club is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to stay informed on the latest financial trends and topics in the world of tech.

Prior to editing this publication, Simon spent years working in, and running his own, investor relations agency, servicing public companies that wanted to reach and connect deeper with their shareholder base. Simon's experience includes constructing comprehensive budgets for IR activities, consulting CEOs & executive teams on best practices for the public markets, and facilitating compliant communications training.