Global Commercial Data and Insight Giant to Share How it Achieved ‘Best-in-Class’ Account Reconciliations Using BlackLine Cloud Platform in a Shared Services Environment

LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – May 4, 2016 – A senior finance team leader from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is slated to headline an upcoming sharedserviceslink webinar, highlighting D&B’s use of the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform to achieve ‘best-in-class’ account reconciliations in a shared services environment.

With the number of companies moving to shared services (often overseas) continuing to increase, it is increasingly critical for proper controls to be in place surrounding the financial close. This session is designed to show how global organizations operating in a shared services environment can optimize their account reconciliation and financial close processes by leveraging technology such as BlackLine’s cloud platform. Gretchen Sikora, senior finance leader, Dun & Bradstreet, will present a case study showing the key benefits and ROI the commercial data and insight leader has realized since using BlackLine on a global basis.

What: “How to Achieve Best-in-Class Recs: the Dun & Bradstreet Story”

When: Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 10:00 New York, 15:00 London, 16:00 Paris

Featured Speakers:

·Gretchen Sikora, senior finance leader, Dun & Bradstreet

·Sarah Fane, head of research, sharedserviceslink

Attendees will leave the session with insight into how, by automating their account reconciliations, Dun & Bradstreet was able to:

·Dramatically increase transparency, visibility and accuracy during the close process across 70 operating entities worldwide

·Virtually eliminate spreadsheets (and the manual errors that often come with them) from their account reconciliation process

·Create a 24/7-accessible global data repository

·Reduce the resources and costs related to audit and SOX compliance

·Improve employee engagement by removing tedious, manual tasks from the close process

To register go here.

Sharedserviceslink,an online community for leaders in Finance shared services, is designed to provide a place where professionals can go to learn from their peers and find out how they have achieved the exceptional.

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/.


Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com