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, andAndres 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

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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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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