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

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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