Finding a financial voice in Washington.

Author:Roberts, Tyler

In the current economic and regulatory environment Financial Executives International (FEI) is working to be the most effective voice for members, and the companies they represent, on the vital issues of the day. By maintaining an office in the nation's capital, FEI has the ability to share the concerns of financial executives directly with the appropriate legislators and regulators.

Going forward, this column will focus on The many ways FEI's committees and roundtables collaborate to influence the policy and regulatory concerns affecting business leaders across the United States. There are 11 committees and roundtables that form the bulk of FEI's legislative and regulatory outreach.

* Benefits Finance

* Corporate Reporting

* Corporate Treasury

* Financial Accounting and Reporting Roundtable

* Finance and Information Technology

* Government Business

* Governance, Risk and Compliance

* Private Company Policy

* Private Company Standards

* Private Company Roundtable

* Taxation

These committees and roundtables address specific member interests and allow significant expertise to be brought to bear in developing FEI's regulatory and legislative positions. Most committees have 30-45 members, and many are actively seeking new membership. Committees meet quarterly over teleconference or in person FEI's round-tables have a much wider audience of several hundred, and complete their quarterly meetings via conference calls or webinars.

This inaugural edition of Committee Focus will discuss the private company initiatives that originated in FEI's Washington, D C. office, and future editions will highlight additional committees and roundtables.

Private Companies for Tax Fairness Coalition

Private Companies for Tax Fairness (PCTF), coordinated by FEI, is a coalition of over 20 large and middle-market businesses that provides a voice to private companies in the coming tax reform debate in Congress.

PCTF was formed as it became evident members of Congress and the Obama Administration did not fully understand why privately held companies were organized...

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