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FERF surveys helps FEI members benchmark their financial management operations and practices against those of other companies. Surveys are linked only when ongoing. If you have not already taken the current survey, please click on the survey link below and participate now!

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The annual Audit Fee Survey has been one of our most popular and valuable surveys, helping FEI members benchmark company audit fees and experiences. Your participation provides valuable data for fellow FEI members, regulators and the press, and the survey documents current trends in audit fees.

 Click here to take this survey!

Prior Results and Publications


Benchmarking Tools

Related Publications

2013 Audit Fee Survey

AuditFeeCheck - Benchmark your audit fees, audit hours and other audit information

FEI Audit Fee Survey 2013 -Provides the results of the annual survey of audit fees

2013 Benchmarking the Finance Function Survey

FinanceFunctionCheck - Benchmark your staffing and other finance function related costs

Benchmarking the Finance Function 2013 - Provides important yardsticks to help determine if you have sufficient staff, friction-free processes and are observing industry best practices

Financial Executive Compensation Survey

PayCheck - Benchmark your base salary, annual bonus opportunity and long-term incentives

2013 Financial Executive Compensation Survey -

Our 7th annual survey of financial executives regarding their salaries, bonuses, long-term incentives and retirement benefits

Technology Issues for
Financial Executives Survey


The CFOs Six Technology Imperatives - Demonstrates that the CFO's role in technology decisions has increased, resulting in more oversight and control of the IT function.

Goodwill Impairment Survey


2012 Goodwill Impairment Study - Examines general goodwill impairment trends within different industries.

Long-Range Planning Survey


Long-Range Planning -Responses from finance, business and IT managers are utilized to benchmark the long-range planning process.

FERF surveys FEI members annually on Audit Fees, Executive Compensation, Financial Operations, Goodwill Impairment and Technology Issues. Other surveys are done on timely and relevant topics, such as health care, financing, and XBRL tagging.
Our goal is to get FEI members to share useful information with their peers, because the more members participate, the better information we all have to work with.
We always welcome your suggestions on how to provide better information more efficiently. Please let us know if there are other topics on which you would like us to survey members by contacting Bill Sinnett, Senior Director of Research, at or 973-765-1004.