Atlas Air Worldwide, Ernst & Young to Co-Present with BlackLine Systems at Proformative’s CFO Dimensions 2013 in New York City

Financial Close SaaS Leader BlackLine Invited to Present as Gold Sponsor of the Premier Conference for CFOs and Corporate Finance Leaders

LOS ANGELES and SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 19, 2013 — Enterprise-class financial close SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider BlackLine Systems will be presenting this week alongside Atlas Air Worldwide and Ernst & Young at Proformative’s CFO Dimensions 2013, scheduled for Wednesday to Thursday, Aug. 21 to 22, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis. BlackLine is among the industry leading companies that will participate as a Gold Sponsor of the event. The company has been invited to lead a session at the premier conference for chief financial officers and corporate finance leaders as one of five presenters in the “Finance Technology” track.

“We are thrilled to name BlackLine Systems as a Gold Sponsor for CFO Dimensions 2013,” commented Proformative co-founder and CEO John Kogan. “As the first company to bring enterprise-class software to automate the entire account reconciliation process with their flagship Financial Close Suite, BlackLine embodies the innovative spirit that is helping CFOs reinvent business as usual with greater control, efficiencies and return on investment. We’re excited to include them in our mix of world-class companies and thought leaders.”

BlackLine Systems Director of Finance Transformation Susan Parcells (CPA), will be co-presenting a session entitled “Automating Account Reconciliation to Mitigate Compliance Risk” with Wendy Shapiro (CPA), senior director, Corporate Accounting, at BlackLine client company Atlas Air Worldwide. The presentation will detail how enterprises—faced with the unwieldy challenge of managing multiple sets of accounting standards such as IFRS and GAAP—can regain control, ensure financial integrity and realize dramatic efficiencies by automating and streamlining the entire account reconciliation process. The session also will feature a case study from Atlas Air, highlighting the benefits the company has seen since automating complex, manual and labor-intensive finance and accounting processes using BlackLine. A representative from leading global advisory and consulting firm Ernst & Young will participate, as well.

BlackLine Systems joins other leading corporate finance leaders and subject matter experts scheduled to present in four conference tracks: Leadership; Governance, Risk and Compliance; Finance Technology; and Operational Effectiveness.

“We are looking forward to being part of the conversation of the nation’s largest gathering of CFOs and corporate finance leaders,” commented Parcells. “The office of the CFO continues to evolve rapidly, along with associated business practices and supporting technologies. We’re excited to have the opportunity to share our perspectives on leveraging technology to intelligently manage change with such an esteemed group.”

About BlackLine Systems
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. With more than 75,000 users in over 100 countries, 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.

BlackLine headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company’s growing global client base. For more information, please visit

About Proformative
The largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for the office of the CFO, Proformative is the pioneer in Enterprise Social Procurement™, a peer-driven community model enabling corporate finance professionals to make smarter, more informed purchasing decisions for complex enterprise products and services. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Proformative reaches more than 600,000 corporate finance and related executives at companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500 and is comprised of more than 35,000 community members.

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