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

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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