22 KPMG Consultants Achieve ‘BlackLine Implementation Certification’ through Private Training Course at the ‘Big 4’ Firm’s Offices in Atlanta


Calabasas, Calif. – Aug. 3, 2010 22 consultants from global professional services giant KPMG have now earned the distinction of being “BlackLine-Certified,” having successfully completed a rigorous training course led by a team of BlackLine experts at the ‘Big 4’ firm’s offices in Atlanta. The “BlackLine Implementation Certification Program” is designed to give practitioners like KPMG the skills, tools and knowledge necessary to facilitate implementation of the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite and deliver the level of world-class service BlackLine clients have come to expect.

“Through this training, we received an enhanced and technical level of understanding of BlackLine’s product suite and are now better able to assist multiple clients looking to deploy finance governance technologies,” KPMG Managing Director Hakan Aytekin said. “In addition, being the first firm to have ‘BlackLine-Certified’ resources helps us further enhance the credibility we have with our clients.”

The private session at KPMG was part of a series of practitioner implementation courses that BlackLine offers. Training sessions typically span an intensive 3-day course agenda. At the end of training, all participants are required to take a test before being granted BlackLine Implementation Certification. Those who pass are issued an official certificate of competency.

“BlackLine is fortunate to work with great consulting firms such as KPMG who bring our account reconciliation and financial close software to some of the biggest and best companies in the world,” BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker said. “Software by itself doesn’t give a company a great close process. Their extensive experience in finance transformation provides tremendous value to our clients.”

For information on upcoming training sessions and pricing, please contact Howard Goldstein at howard.goldstein@blackline.com.

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 https://www.blackline.com/.


Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com