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

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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