Barentz, Creditsafe, Drexel University, Dun & Bradstreet, Hyatt Hotels, Qlik, RSM, SAP®, Schlumberger and Switch Among 40+ Customers Speaking at BeyondTheBlack 2022

Industry leading customers, Deloitte and EY to share digital finance transformation and accounting automation best practices at BlackLine annual conference

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 26, 2022 –Accounting automation software leader BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) is hosting its 15th annual global conference in Las Vegas next month.  Beyond reporting the numbers and managing risk, Finance and Accounting (F&A) is being asked to do more than ever before, including transforming foundational processes, optimizing business operations and guiding corporate strategy.  BeyondTheBlack 2022 will make clear that now is the time for F&A leaders to ‘Go Beyond’ and move to world-class accounting.

BeyondTheBlack™ invites all F&A professionals to embrace modern accounting over three days of sessions featuring speakers from more than 40 BlackLine customers including Barentz, Creditsafe, Drexel University, Dun & Bradstreet, Hyatt Hotels, Qlik, RSM, SAP, Schlumberger and Switch.  Leading customers will share measurable results from modernizing their financial close, accounts receivable (AR) and intercompany financial management (IFM) processes using BlackLine’s solutions on their digital finance transformation journeys.  Thought leaders from Deloitte, EY and SAP are among the 18 BlackLine strategic consulting and technology partners that are sponsoring and speaking at the event, demonstrating BlackLine’s expanding ecosystem across F&A.

Program Highlights:

-More than 50 BlackLine customer users telling their digital finance transformation stories

-More than 100 total speakers, spanning over 100 sessions on key topics including:

  • The use of advanced automation technologies such as machine learning to optimize order-to-cash, cash application, collections and other key AR automation processes

  • How automating IFM processes can vastly improve operational and tax efficiencies, unlocking new horizons for growth and helping leading-class organizations ‘Go Beyond Zero’ with their intercompany transaction balances

  • How BlackLine complements specific ERP systems, such as Oracle, SAP, Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Workday and more

-Presentation of the 2022 Modern Accounting Awards, showcasing transformational outcomes for companies of all sizes and across multiple industries

-12 deep-dive BlackLine U workshops

-Nine interactive expert panels

-20+ CPE (continuing professional education) credits available

Featured Speakers:

BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman, Chief Accounting Officer Patrick Villanova, Chief Technology Officer Pete Hirsch, Chief Transformation Officer Tammy Coley, SVP Finance Solutions & Technology Mike Polaha and other BlackLine finance transformation experts will address a myriad of topics that are top of mind across the entire Office of the CFO at a time when F&A is being called on to do more with less and to serve as a true strategic advisor to the business.

Professional rock climber Alex Honnold– the only human to free solo Yosemite’s El Capitan (an achievement captured in the Oscar-winning film ‘Free Solo’) – will tell the riveting story of how he went beyond limits to envision what’s possible even when up against tremendous odds.  Alex will draw on his incredible experiences, rare skill and unmatched mental focus to help motivate others to overcome obstacles, dig deep for inner strength, conquer fears and embrace resilience to reach hard-to-imagine heights.

BeyondTheBlack is BlackLine’s annual conference that for 14 years has brought together a global community focused on innovation in F&A.  BeyondTheBlack 2022 will take place Monday to Wednesday, Nov. 7th to 9th, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.  Join us to find out what the best companies in the world have to say about using BlackLine to modernize their F&A operations. 

For more information or to register, go here.

About BlackLine
Companies come to BlackLine (Nasdaq: BL) because their traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable.  BlackLine’s cloud-based financial operations management platform and market-leading customer service help companies move to modern accounting by unifying their data and processes, automating repetitive work, and driving accountability through visibility.  BlackLine provides solutions to manage and automate financial close, accounts receivable and intercompany accounting processes, helping large enterprises and midsize companies across all industries do accounting work better, faster and with more control.

More than 4,000 customers trust BlackLine to help them close faster with complete and accurate results.  The company is the pioneer of the cloud financial close market and recognized as the leader by customers at leading end-user review sites including G2 and TrustRadius.  BlackLine is a global company with operations in major business centers around the world including Los Angeles, New York, the San Francisco Bay area, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney.  For more information, please visit

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