Moss Adams LLP, BlackLine Systems Offer Guidance on Ensuring Security When Hosting Sensitive Data in a SaaS/Cloud Environment


LOS ANGELES – Feb. 29, 2012 – Financial software provider BlackLine Systems will be conducting a series of webinars designed to show how businesses can benefit from hosting critical applications with a reputable provider; alleviate concerns surrounding hosting sensitive company data offsite; and arm attendees with the necessary knowledge to know what to look for and what to ask when selecting a SaaS/Cloud service provider.

Chris Kradjan, CPA, a partner at internationally recognized audit firm Moss Adams LLP will join BlackLine CTO Justin Newton for the first session in the ‘BlackLine SaaS Series,’ entitled How to Ensure Security When Hosting Financial Data in a SaaS/Cloud Environment. With a rapidly growing European client base, BlackLine has scheduled two live sessions next Wednesday, March 7, 2012, just hours apart, to accommodate both European and North American attendees.

All SaaS/Cloud providers have the option to voluntarily undergo internal audits and put additional processes and controls in place to ensure the highest level of data protection and security for their clients’ sensitive data. Unfortunately, many don’t do so. Newton and Kradjan will discuss what to look for from both a technology and also from an audit/compliance standpoint when selecting a SaaS/Cloud service provider.

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of:
BlackLine SaaS/OnDemand clients include a long list of household name companies such as Concur Technologies, H.J. Heinz,, Starkist, Unified Grocers, Westinghouse and Whirlpool. During the past several years, many new Fortune 500 companies have signed on to implement the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite in a SaaS environment across their global organizations.

  • Benefits of moving to a hosted solution
  • The Truth About SaaS – what should be happening technically in the background to ensure their data is protected
  • U.S. and international standards that must be taken into consideration, such as SSAE 16/ISAE 3402, and how to comply
  • Key questions to ask upfront/evaluation criteria from both technology and compliance standpoints when selecting a SaaS/Cloud provider

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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