Atlassian, Australia Post and Qantas Headline BlackLine APAC User Conference 2015

2-day conference puts focus on how lean-forward organisations can attain ‘Modern Finance’ status by adopting latest strategies and technologies for finance transformation

LOS ANGELES and MELBOURNE – Sept. 7, 2015  Finance controls and automation software leader BlackLine is hosting its sixth annual APAC User Conference this week in Melbourne. Serving the company’s rapidly growing base of clients in the region, the BlackLine conference will focus on the need for finance transformation and best practices for accelerating the financial close and elevating finance organisations to true ‘Modern Finance’ status.

Accountancy and finance team members from Australia Post will present case studies on how the company has used BlackLine’s cloud-based financial automation platform to increase efficiencies and improve productivity and visibility, ultimately speeding up their financial close cycle. Representatives from Atlassian, Dennis Family Corporation and Qantas will participate on a panel, each highlighting their journeys to Modern Finance.

An expert panel of speakers from organisations including Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and The Hackett Group will address the need for finance transformation (and ultimately Modern Finance) due to intensifying global competitive pressures, a rapidly changing regulatory landscape, the growing complexity of financial processes, and heightened demands for clear visibility into balance sheet data. Highly respected business journalist and industry commentator Beverley Head will moderate the session. Executives from Deloitte and Hackett Group also will deliver keynotes.

In addition, Forensic Accountant Tim Tribe, CPA/CFF, will give a keynote entitled “Employee Theft – The Fraudsters Adapted, Did Your Controls?”

Representatives from other BlackLine client companies from around the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are registered to attend, joining BlackLine’s team of experts in Melbourne. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide clients everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the two-day event for attendees in the region to share their ideas on how Finance and Accounting can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.

Both new and experienced users who attend the Melbourne sessions will be given an opportunity to:
BlackLine has more than 100 customers based in APAC, including ACE Asia Pacific Services, BlueScope Steel, Boral, Bunnings, Coles, Downer EDI, Evolution Mining, Kimberly-Clark Australia, Linfox, Optus, Tabcorp, Qantas, QBE and Wesley Mission. During the past 12 months, the company has seen a 38 percent increase in its customer base and also has added new sales, professional services and technical support team employees in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

  • Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts and other customers
  • Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine
  • Preview upcoming software enhancements
  • Directly influence the product direction going forward

The BlackLine APAC User Conference 2015 will be held on 8-9 September at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne. For more information, contact Howard Goldstein at howard.goldstein@blackline.com or visit: https://www.blackline.com/user-conference/apac.

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 https://www.blackline.com/.

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Ashley Dyer
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