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

SESSION TO EMPHASIZE HOW ‘FINANCIAL CLOSE AUTOMATION’ CAN IMPROVE ACCURACY, EFFICIENCY IN CLOSE, REPORTING PROCESSES

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
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 www.blackline.com.

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems
310-721-6850
kimberly.uberti@blackline.

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Ashley Dyer
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E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com

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