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If you hear SOX and think of internal controls (and not what’s on your feet) …
If you can articulate what FASB, SEC, and AICPA stand for …
And if you analyze sales figures like most people read sports stats …

… You’ve come to the right place. NRF works with financial and accounting professionals to develop resources and policies that improve the retail industry.


Audit, tax, and financial executives at retail member companies develop industry benchmarks, network with peers, and identify best practices through NRF’s Financial Executives Council, Internal Audit and Compliance Council, IT Audit Council, Taxation Committee and Sales Tax Working Group. Throughout the year, committee meetings, conference calls, and listserv emails help you connect with colleagues to discuss emerging issues. View all upcoming events.

News & Resources

Our 4-5-4 calendar establishes sales release dates and serves as a voluntary guide for the retail industry, and is one of NRF’s most popular resources. View and download the calendars.

NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz analyzes the most recent economic data to develop a Monthly Economic Review, a report that outlines key indicators and their impact on retail sales growth. Economic stories in our News section and customizable data in the Retail Insight Center give industry professionals a thorough overview of the current retail and economic climate.

Stay up to date on the latest compensation and benefit trends in the retail, apparel and supermarket industries with the U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey. Responses from more than 200 companies are organized to help retailers compare strategies, price jobs competitively and enhance reward programs. Learn more or download the free executive summary.

NRF’s SmartBrief is a daily roundup of the latest retail industry news. Each email provides a concise summary of the day’s most important stories. Preview the latest issue and subscribe to the newsletter.


NRF’s policy agenda is focused on jobs, innovation and consumer value. We’re the voice of retail in our nation’s capital, advocating for the industry on issues like patent reform, health care, tax reform, swipe fees and sales tax fairness.

Finance committee working groups also draft letters to the SEC, FASB/IASB, and PCAOB regarding issues that impact the retail industry.

Get Involved

Be part of the world’s largest retail trade association. Everyone in your company can take advantage of NRF membership benefits. Learn more or join us.

For more information about joining NRF’s finance committees, contact Rachel Ryan.

Staff Contacts:

Carleen Kohut

Carleen Kohut

Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan
Director, Retail Finance/Accounting

Rachelle Bernstein

Rachelle Bernstein
VP, Tax Counsel

Join NRF

Retailers and industry partners join NRF for networking opportunities, research, advocacy and education.