World Tour Targets 50+ Cities in 2017; ‘Big 4’, Hackett Group to Discuss Trends and Leading Practices for Finance Transformation at Kick-off Event in San Francisco

LOS ANGELES – March 15, 2017 – San Francisco is the first stop for BlackLine Live: The Continuous Accounting Experience, a 50+-city global roadshow designed to provide Finance and Accounting (F&A) professionals with a blueprint for Continuous Accounting, a modern approach that empowers F&A teams with real-time financial intelligence and allows them to provide unprecedented value to the broader business. The upcoming San Francisco event, taking place tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, will feature representatives from BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) along with thought leaders from each of the ‘Big 4’ accounting and advisory firms, as well as The Hackett Group, discussing trends and leading practices for leveraging technology to help modernize and transform their F&A operations.

BlackLine Live is comprised of full-day and afternoon seminars designed to help Finance and Accounting professionals better understand how to navigate today’s highly complex global business environment and identify key areas in their organization where they can achieve ROI and efficiency gains by leveraging technology. Attendees will hear first-hand from global industry leaders how the Continuous Accounting model has changed the way F&A works in their organizations. Topics covered at each seminar will include:

  • Finance Automation - Discover how you can use technology to automate processes and procedures and streamline operations

  • Process Optimization - Understand how optimized processes benefit the entire F&A function

  • Exceptional Accountants - Learn how to unleash ‘Exceptional Accountants’ so they can directly impact the bottom line

  • Continuous Accounting - Become equipped to create and customize a ‘Continuous Accounting Blueprint’ for your organization

BlackLine has approximately 35 North American cities on the schedule for 2017, 10 in Europe and six in the Asia-Pacific region, with representatives from BlackLine client companies on hand in their respective cities to discuss the benefits and ROI they have seen since implementing BlackLine as part of their finance transformation efforts. Leading advisory firms and BlackLine partners such as Connor Group, The Hackett Group, UHY Advisors and Vaco also are on tap to share best practices in select cities.

For more information, to register for an event near you, or to view the latest schedule, go here.


Ashley Dyer

Public Relations Director

P. 818.936.7166