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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!


Surveys/ Tools/ Publications 

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Benchmarking Tools

Related Publications

Audit Fee Survey

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

2014 Audit Fee Survey - Provides the results of the annual survey of audit fees.

2015 Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function Survey

FinanceFunctionCheck - Benchmark your staffing and other finance function related costs

Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2014 - 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

2014 Financial Executive Compensation Survey -

Our 8th annual survey of financial executives regarding their salaries, bonuses, long-term incentives and retirement benefits.

2015 Technology Issues for
Financial Executives Survey


The CFOs Technology Imperatives for 2014 - Demonstrates that the CFO's role in technology decisions has increased, resulting in more oversight and control of the IT function.

Goodwill Impairment Survey


2013 U.S. Goodwill Impairment StudyExamines general goodwill impairment trends within different industries.

Long-Range Planning Survey


Long-Range PlanningResponses 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.