Gartner, Atlas Air to Join BlackLine for Northeast Client Roundtable at Resources Global Professionals Offices in New York City


Calabasas, Calif. – March 23, 2011 – Financial software provider BlackLine Systems will continue its series of regional ‘Client Roundtables’ this week with the company’s first Northeast Client Roundtable, to be held tomorrow in New York City.

Resources Global Professionals, which is a ‘BlackLine-Certified Implementation Partner’ firm, will host the Roundtable at the firm’s offices in Times Square (mid-town Manhattan). The event will feature a case study from locally headquartered BlackLine client Atlas Air, Inc. (a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, NASDAQ:AAWW), as well as an industry overview on “Managing Financial Close Risk” from distinguished Gartner analyst John Hagerty.

Stacey Tedeschi, Managing Director, Accounting & Finance, at Resources Global, will open the day with a session on the impact of FASB and IASB convergence projects.

Wendy Shapiro, Senior Director of Corporate Accounting at Atlas Air, will present the client case study in which she will discuss how implementing BlackLine has streamlined the company’s account reconciliation, financial close and compliance reporting processes (and made her life easier in the process).

BlackLine Solutions Consultant Michael Redard, CPA, will lead multiple sessions throughout the day on best practices to optimize the financial close process by using BlackLine.

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 Northeast Client Roundtable, one of a series of regional Roundtables that BlackLine plans to conduct this year, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Attendees will be eligible for CPE (continuing professional education) credits through Resources Global, an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)-certified training provider.

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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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