Ernst & Young Joins BlackLine Systems To Host Client Roundtable in Ohio


Calabasas, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2010 – Ernst & Young (E&Y) will be teaming up with financial software provider BlackLine Systems to host the first-ever BlackLine Client Roundtable in Ohio. The event will feature a case study from locally headquartered BlackLine client Exel, a $4 billion global contract logistics provider with more than 500 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Whitt Butler, partner in E&Y’s advisory practice, will open the day with a session on “Global Visibility and Monitoring through BlackLine.”

Bret Carpenter, senior accounting manager, Exel, will present the client case study entitled “Task Management: The Antidote for Nagging,” in which he will focus on how the BlackLine Task Management module enables real-time status monitoring and automatically enforces deadlines – freeing him up from running around ‘nagging’ people to complete their entries.

BlackLine Solutions Consultant and WhiteGlove Expert Shana Cooper will lead multiple sessions throughout the day on best practices to optimize the financial close process by using BlackLine.

Approximately 40 accounting, finance, audit and compliance department executives from other regional BlackLine client companies are expected to attend and share their experiences using BlackLine’s account reconciliation and financial close software suite.

The BlackLine Ohio Client Roundtable, one of a series of regional Roundtables that BlackLine has conducted this year, will be a half-day event, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Attendees will be eligible for CPE (continuing professional education) credits through E&Y, 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 existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit

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Howard Goldstein
Director of Marketing
BlackLine Systems


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