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.

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Ashley Dyer

Public Relations Director

P. 818.936.7166

E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com