BlackLine Execs To Speak on Importance of Accuracy, Efficiency in Financial Close


Calabasas, Calif. - November 12, 2009 - Executives from financial software provider BlackLine Systems will be speaking at Financial Executives International’s (FEI) 28th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 16 and 17, 2009, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. BlackLine also plans to hold an East Coast Client Get-Together in New York to serve its large and growing base of customers in the region.

With an emphasis on the new administration, today’s economic challenges and regulation reform, CFRI will detail the latest accounting and reporting developments from the FASB, SEC and IASB.

BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and VP, Product Specialist Jeff Adler, CPA, MBA, will lead a breakfast session entitled “Closing with Confidence” slated for Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m. ET. With stakes surrounding the financial close higher today than ever, the session will focus on ways the CFO can improve the financial close process by increasing visibility and control, while employing the underappreciated control of account reconciliations in a strategic fashion.

The BlackLine East Coast Client Get-Together will be an all-day event on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at BlackLine partner Ernst & Young’s offices in mid-town Manhattan. Representatives from client companies including the Associated Press and Four Seasons are expected to attend.

BlackLine client Teresa Platt, director of corporate accounting and compliance for the Associated Press, will be speaking at both events – presenting case studies on the benefits she’s experienced using BlackLine software.

About BlackLine

Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement and are an integral component of existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in an easy to implement OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the effort the financial close places on the CFO. For more information, please visit

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