LOS ANGELES – Oct. 23, 2017 – BlackLine,Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, is hosting its annual global user conference next month in Los Angeles (LA). InTheBlack North America 2017: The Accounting & Finance Innovation Summit (ITB North America) will focus on the need for finance transformation and best practices for accelerating the financial close and automating intercompany transactions in an effort to elevate finance organizations to Modern Finance status.
The 4-day conference will feature speakers from global BlackLine customers including American Express Global Business Travel, Atlas Air, CNH Industrial, Energy Transfer Partners, Thomson Reuters and VWR, with Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using BlackLine’s cloud platform.
A key theme this year is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner. Attendees of ITB North America will learn first-hand how leading-edge organizations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments. Automating the reconciliation of intercompany accounts, considered a major pain point for F&A, also will be highlighted.
Additional presentations will be given by thought leaders from Deloitte, EY, Genpact, The Hackett Group, KPMG and SAP, along with BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and other BlackLine experts. In addition, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and basketball legend, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, will deliver a keynote. James Corden, renowned actor and host of “The Late Late Show,” will provide entertainment performing live on-stage during the event.
In conjunction with ITB North America, BlackLine also is hosting a ‘Giving Back Day’ in which customers, partners and employees will come together to provide essentials such as clothing, undergarments and socks to the homeless community in LA.