Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, ‘Big 4’, Hackett Group and UHY Advisors to Discuss Trends and Leading Practices for Finance Transformation

LOS ANGELES – May 17, 2017 – BlackLine Live: The Continuous Accounting Experience is headed to Chicago as part of 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 Chicago event, taking place on Tuesday, May 23rd, will feature finance transformation experts 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 and UHY Advisors, discussing trends and leading practices for leveraging technology to help modernize and transform F&A operations. A finance team member from Allianz Global Corporate & Security also will present a case study on the benefits the insurance industry giant has seen since using BlackLine’s cloud platform.

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. Topics covered at each event will include:

  • Finance Automation - Discover how F&A 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.