BlackLine’s 2nd Annual Modern Accounting Awards

Finance & Accounting leaders going above and beyond.

The Modern Accounting Awards honor the businesses and F&A leaders who have driven innovative approaches to accounting operations that deliver revolutionary results. Award winners demonstrate how they go beyond traditional accounting processes by embracing modern accounting to drive transformational outcomes, and will be featured at BeyondTheBlack during a Customer Innovation Showcase hosted by BlackLine Founder & CEO, Therese Tucker.  Winners will also have the opportunity to tell their story during a one-on-one interview with esteemed comedian and television host Trevor Noah during "Off The Books".

Nominate your company for a Modern Accounting Award.
Submit Your Company

Deadline is October 2, 2020

AWARD CATEGORIES

Unifier

Unifies data, processes, and visibility to deliver accurate results faster.

This award recognizes the company that has overcome the challenges inherent to a complex finance technology landscape. Last year’s winner rapidly integrated F&A operations from multiple companies following recent acquisitions.

Submission Considerations

  • How have you integrated BlackLine with other systems to unify data access and unlock visibility?
  • What have you done with the time reallocated away from manual data management?
  • What process(es) did you standardize for consistency and efficiency?

Accelerator

Revolutionizes an F&A use case with process design and automation.

This award recognizes the company that used BlackLine to automate routine work to refocus on strategic business initiatives. Last year’s winner reconciles 40 million payment transactions per month automatically, using BlackLine for operations support in addition to accounting.

Submission Considerations

  • What process did you automate?
  • How did you shift your efforts to higher-value work after reclaiming the time required for the previously manual process?
  • How did this help you focus on other strategic initiatives, or what did it free you to do?

Closer

Executes accounting “continuously” to support the business in real time

This award goes to the company that embraces Continuous Accounting, distributing and executing period-end close tasks across the period to reduce month-end workloads and speed up the close process. Last year’s winner balanced their workload over the course of the month and optimized process across BlackLine’s platform to eliminate early mornings and long nights

Submission Considerations

  • How did you distribute tasks, processes, and workload across the period?
  • What processes were you able to automate during the close—small or large?
  • What impact did this have on how you use your time?

Transformer

Transforms F&A operations with bold vision across people, process, and technology.

This award goes to the company who is the picture of change management success, bringing special focus to their organization’s digital finance transformation strategy and success. Last year’s winner built a “Strategic Innovation Team” to focus on optimizing their use of BlackLine to ensure success in their digital finance transformation initiatives.

Submission Considerations

  • How did you distribute tasks, processes, and workload across the period?
  • What processes were you able to automate during the close—small or large?
  • What impact did this on how you use your time?

Nominate your innovation stories that detail (the more, the better) how you used BlackLine to drive transformational outcomes.

Fill out the form by October 2 with details including what challenges inspired you to take on the change, where you wanted to go, and what kind of quantitative and qualitative impacts it had on your business.

Submit Your Company

November 17-19, 2020