Kraft Foods, MGM Resorts, Genpact and SAP Among Presenters at 2014 BlackLine User Conference

Event will highlight how ‘modern finance’ organizations are leveraging cloud technology to automate and improve financial controls to drive business performance

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 12, 2014 – Senior accounting and finance executives from several BlackLine customers and partners – including Kraft Foods, MGM Resorts International, Genpact and SAP – are lined up to speak next week at the company’s 2014 User Conference in Chicago. The event will highlight how ‘modern finance’ organizations are leveraging cloud technology to automate and improve financial controls to drive business performance, with many presentations highlighting enterprise-class applications and best practices for using the world’s leading finance controls and automation platform. Consultants from several BlackLine Certified Implementation Professional firms from the company’s global network, including conference sponsors Experis Finance, Protiviti, RGP, UHY Advisors and VACO, also are signed up to attend and present during the four-day event, with UHY lined up as the sole Platinum sponsor.

Through a joint event with Windy City Habitat for Humanity, BlackLine employees and interested clients and partners will volunteer their time the day before the conference begins to help rebuild homes in the Chicago area. BlackLine also will be sponsoring a toy drive for the duration of the conference to benefit RefugeeOne, a local non-profit refugee resettlement agency. BlackLine will be making a donation on behalf of the group to each organization and encourages others to contribute, as well.

In addition to presentations from some of the world’s leading global organizations, 2014 BlackLine User Conference keynotes will be delivered by global business legend and pop culture icon Sir Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group; Geoffrey Moore, renowned author of the iconic book Crossing the Chasm; and Gartner research director John E. Van Decker.

The 2014 BlackLine User Conference will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers from Sunday to Wednesday, Nov. 16 to 19. Many local Chicago businesses will be showing their support providing services and discounts during the event including Uber, Macy’s, Fleming’s, SkyDeck, Shedd Aquarium and The Second City.

At the annual BlackLine User Conference, clients are given an opportunity to:
For more information, contact BlackLine Vice President of Marketing Howard Goldstein at

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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