Institute of Management Accountants to Feature BlackLine Systems, Deloitte, Pentair for Inside Talk


LOS ANGELES – May 7, 2012 – Representatives from leading financial close software provider BlackLine Systems, along with global consulting advisory Deloitte and BlackLine client and global diversified industrial giant Pentair, 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 technology can drastically improve operational efficiency, increase financial accounting and reporting reliability and reduce costs. This session, hosted by IMA with an industry overview from Deloitte and high-level solution briefing from BlackLine, will describe how ‘Financial Close Automation’ tools such as the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite can help companies close with confidence and ensure balance sheet integrity.

A BlackLine Project Leader from Pentair will present a case study on the benefits the $3.5 billion public company has seen since implementing BlackLine.

The webinar is designed to inform IMA members how implementing 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. Attendees will leave the session with insight into how they can:

  • 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 ROI in a very short timeframe
  • Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting

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.

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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