Continuous accounting, intercompany account reconciliation and automation key topics at 8th annual BlackLine European user conference

LOS ANGELES and LONDON – June 5, 2018 Financial controls and automation software company BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), is hosting its eighth annual European user conference next week in London, home of the company’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters. Serving the company’s growing base of clients in the region, InTheBlack EMEA 2018: The Accounting & Finance Innovation Summit (ITB EMEA)will highlight best practices for accelerating the financial close and handling intercompany transactions as companies increasingly seek to transform their Finance and Accounting (F&A) organizations.

The 2-day conference will feature speakers from regional BlackLine customers, including Asahi, Balfour Beatty, Deutsche Börse, Equinor and QAD, with representatives from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using BlackLine’s cloud platform. Thought leaders from Deloitte, EY and SAP also will provide insight on leveraging technology to streamline F&A operations.

A key theme for this year’s conference 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 EMEA 2018 will learn first-hand how leading-edge organizations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments.

In addition to keynotes from BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and other BlackLine experts, Freek Vermeulen, professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School, will deliver a leadership keynote on strategies for growth and strategic innovation.

F&A professionals from other BlackLine customers around the world are registered to attend, joining BlackLine’s team of experts in London. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide clients everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the 2-day event as an interactive session for attendees to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.

Both new and experienced users who attend the London sessions will be given an opportunity to:

  • Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts and other customers
  • Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine
  • Preview upcoming software enhancements
  • Directly influence the product direction going forward

ITB EMEA 2018 will be held Wednesday to Thursday, 13-14 June, at Bishopsgate London. For more information, go here.

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


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