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

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize enterprises.  Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting by centralising key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities. BlackLine helps companies modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.  To date more than 2,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney servicing its 14 global locations.For more information, please visit


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