About us

The Global Corporate Finance Society (GCFS) is a professional association and member-based network for finance professionals around the world.  A non-profit corporation, the society was initially founded the Corporate Finance Institute® and now is run by the members of the organization.

A leadership voice in corporate finance, the GCFS is dedicated to educating and advocating for corporate finance professionals internationally, developing and maintaining the highest professional and ethical industry standards, and supporting members with expert advice on best professional practices.

Core professionals are those individuals involved in performing financial analysis, research, business valuation and financial modeling.

Global Corporate Finance Society was established to instill confidence in financial analysts, its members, and engage with industry leaders to advance ethics and professional standards of practice.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of corporatefinance.org is to up the standard for financial analysts globally by promoting the highest level of technical and non-technical financial skills.

The GCFS extends our mission globally by maintaining high industry standards through in-demand certified and comprehensive education programs.

The Industry

The corporate finance industry is comprised of banks (investment banking, equity research, sales & trading, and commercial banking), institutions (private equity firms, asset managers, and research), corporations (corporate development, financial planning & analysis, investor relations, and treasury) and public accounting firms (transaction advisory, valuations, and due diligence).

GCFS Objectives

  • Develop and oversee a professional corporate finance designation
  • Develop testing and examination procedures
  • Ensure industry best practices are being met
  • Maintain a registry of members in good standing
  • Engage with industry leaders to promote ethics and professional standards

The society is a member-funded society. It is funded primarily by its members to carry on activities for the benefit of its members. On its liquidation or dissolution, this society may distribute its money and other property to its members.