Calabasas, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2010 – Representatives from financial software provider BlackLine Systems along with Deloitte & Touche LLP and BlackLine client United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) will be speaking at the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network’s (SSON) Finance Transformation 2010 show set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 28, to Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Chicago.
Finance Transformation 2010 will bring together leading financial shared services experts from around the world to share best practices for streamlining finance operations through ‘people, end-to-end process and technology.’
Smart, efficient close to report cycles create a foundation for evaluating performance, supporting business decisions and satisfying external reporting requirements. Until now, financial departments have had to rely on spreadsheet-driven processes that often contain hidden errors, resulting in costly mistakes.
BlackLine VP and Product Expert Jeff Adler, CPA, and Deloitte & Touche LLPAdvisory Services Partner John Gimpert,national leader, finance transformation,will co-lead a presentation entitled “Closing With Confidence: Not Just for the Sake of Doing it Faster, But for the Sake of Doing it Better.” During the session, the co-presenters will discuss how automating traditionally manual accounting processes, such as account reconciliations, can virtually eliminate spreadsheets – and the errors/headaches that come with them.
Kevin Spars, managing director of financial reporting and accounting at BlackLine client company United Airlines, will follow sharing his experience on how global companies operating in a shared services environment can communicate better, improve efficiencies, increase productivity and reduce bottom line costs by implementing an automated account reconciliation and financial close system.
Attendees will leave the session with insight into how they can:
The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), which puts on several conferences throughout the year, is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world.
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/.