BlackLine Systems, Deloitte To Host Texas Region Client Roundtable on Automating the Financial Close, Reporting Processes


Calabasas, Calif. – May 27, 2010 – Global audit, consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems to host a Texas Region BlackLine Client Roundtable on the benefits of automating the financial close and reporting processes. Discussion topics will focus on the importance of financial close optimization and accurate reporting to help overcome growing challenges for the accounting department amidst today’s tough economic climate.

Coleman Rowland, Deloitte partner and finance transformation leader, and Andres Baquerizo, senior manager of finance transformation at Deloitte, will open the event leading a session on “The Last Mile of Finance.”

Accounting and finance department executives from select regional BlackLine client companies, including insurance industry giant American General Life, will speak on creative ways they’ve used BlackLine’s account reconciliation and financial close software suite to reduce risk while increasing visibility and control over the financial close process.

The BlackLine Texas Client Roundtable, one of a series of regional Roundtables planned for the year, will be a half-day event, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, on Friday, June 4, 2010, at Deloitte’s offices in downtown Dallas. Accounting, finance, audit and compliance executives from local BlackLine client companies are registered to attend.

Attendees will be eligible for CPE (continuing professional education) credits through Deloitte, an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-certified training provider.

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 accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit

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