Mission, Vision, Core Values & History

Mission & Vision

Financial Executives International's (FEI) mission is to advance the success of financial leaders, their organizations, and the profession.

FEI is where engaged financial leaders thrive.

Core Values

  • Member-driven
  • Engagement and Networking
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion


FEI was founded in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America. The expansion of responsibilities of financial executives into policy-making areas led us to change our name to Financial Executives Institute in 1962. As the global economy developed, we were the driving force in forming the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes in 1969.

On November 6, 2000, with a name and philosophy change, we 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.

FEI continues to be the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Our Members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances Member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of local Chapters. FEI is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.

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