IMA to Feature BlackLine alongside KPMG, ACS/Xerox for Inside Talk Webinar Series


Calabasas, Calif. – March 22, 2011 – Representatives from financial software provider BlackLine Systems, along with global consulting firm KPMG and BlackLine/KPMG client Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Xerox Company, will be the featured speakers on this week’s Inside Talk webinar series put on by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

Automating a company’s account reconciliation and financial close processes by implementing ‘finance governance technology’ can drastically improve operationally efficiency, increase financial accounting and reporting reliability and reduce costs. This webinar is designed to inform IMA members how implementing finance governance technology to automate the traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation process can help them achieve a quicker and more accurate financial close – increasing efficiencies, productivity, visibility and control, while minimizing risk and reducing bottom line costs.

The session, hosted by IMA with an industry overview from KPMG and high-level solution briefing from BlackLine, will describe how finance governance technology such as the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite can help companies close with confidence and ensure balance sheet integrity. Senior finance executives from ACS/Xerox will present a case study on the benefits and ROI they’ve seen from their experience implementing BlackLine.

Attendees will leave the session with insight into how they can:
Attendees also are eligible for CPE credits through the IMA which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

  • Close with confidence: have a faster, more efficient close cycle maintaining more control and visibility, while reducing risk
  • Automate and maintain control over the entire financial close process
  • Ensure timely, accurate and documented communications between all departments (accounting, finance, compliance, auditing, etc.)
  • Realize exceptional return-on-investment (ROI) in a very short timeframe
  • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting

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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