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

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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