BlackLine Systems, Protiviti To Host Northern California Client Roundtable on Process Scalability, Automation in the Financial Close, Reporting Processes


Calabasas, Calif. – February 9, 2010 – Global business consulting and internal audit firm Protiviti is teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems to host a Northern California/Bay Area Client Roundtable on the benefits of process scalability and technology automation in the financial close and reporting processes.

With increasing government and SEC regulations, executives are no longer willing to turn a blind eye to business practices which may expose their companies to risks. Roundtable discussion topics will focus on the importance of financial close optimization and accurate reporting in today’s tough economic climate.

Philip Boken, director of finance process optimization and integration at Protiviti, will open the discussion, leading a session on “Process Scalability and the ‘Circle of Distrust’ in Financial Reporting.”

BlackLine will present case studies showing how some of the world’s largest organizations have reduced risk and improved the bottom line by implementing automated technology and putting monitoring procedures and processes in place on a global scale to gain visibility and control over the financial close process.

The Northern California/Bay Area Client Roundtable will be a half-day event, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Protiviti’s offices in downtown San Jose. Accounting, finance and compliance executives from local BlackLine client companies are registered to attend.

Attendees will be eligible for CPE (continuing professional education) credits through Protiviti and BlackLine, which are both American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-certified training providers.

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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