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November 08, 2022

BeyondTheBlack 2022: Day 2 Wrap Up

Modern Accounting
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Hilary O'Brien

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Day two of BeyondTheBlack 2022 was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a day and evening filled with inspiring keynotes, engaging breakouts, and a chance to socialize at BeyondTheBlack for the first time since 2019. 

Not Able to Join Us in Vegas?

You can still register for the virtual livestream for day three to view these great sessions:

  • Transformation Beyond Automation

  • Women Leaders in F&A Panel

  • Why AR Management Needs to Be at the Top of Finance’s Agenda—Now More Than Ever

  • Customer Panel: Modern Accounting Award Winners

General Keynote Sessions

If you missed any of today’s keynote sessions, here’s your chance to catch up with some of our biggest announcements!

BlackLine's 2022 Modern Accounting Awards

Discover how McKesson, Chobani, Starbucks, and Takeda achieved transformational outcomes by going beyond traditional manual accounting processes to embrace modern accounting.

Opportunities Presented by Intercompany Financial Management

BlackLine’s three-pronged approach to intercompany accounting will help you visualize how organizations can put Intercompany Financial Management (IFM) to work to realize benefits you wouldn’t have thought possible.

Introducing Financial Reporting Analytics

BlackLine has a new solution to address multiple challenges when it comes to controlling, validating, and streamlining financial statement analyses: BlackLine Financial Reporting Analytics. It enables analysis and validation of group-level or consolidated financial data with direct, real-time visibility into the local or underlying details. It’s time to replace error-prone, reactive processes with a proactive, preventive approach that strengthens key controls and enables more timely insights.

Modern Accounting Playbook for Cash Application

BlackLine’s Modern Accounting Playbook (MAP) for Cash Application is a proven-practices approach that prioritizes critical accounting gaps to lay out a practical, achievable path to success along each stage of your transformation journey. Our MAP framework identifies areas ripe for transformation and is designed for rapid deployment—for some organizations, it’s in as few as 90 days.

Highlights from Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Once again, we had a full day of educational and engaging breakout sessions covering an array of topics and curated for a variety of roles. In addition to several BlackLine U workshops, attendees had a chance to drop in on sessions addressing areas such as:

  • Financial Operations Excellence

  • Financial Close Management

  • Accounts Receivable Automation

  • Intercompany Financial Management

  • Change Management & Digital Transformation

  • Talent Management, Recruiting & Engagement

  • The Business Case for F&A Transformation

  • Matching Automation Use Cases

  • ERP Solutions

  • Smart Close for SAP

Here are a couple of the top sessions attendees enjoyed today:

How Dun & Bradstreet Uses BlackLine in a Shared Service Environment

The D&B controller organization unleashed the power of transformation internally by enabling their global teams to share a common platform to improve transparency, standardization, and automation. In this session, attendees learned about D&B’s accounting journey and the strategies deployed to transition from life before BlackLine to their current best-in-class center of excellence.

Bringing Intercompany Accounting Back into Focus—Presented by Deloitte

Intercompany continues to be one of the most difficult areas of finance to improve and automate. Many organizations have put intercompany back into focus as they drive improved regulatory compliance, data management, and operating models. Deloitte walked through key ways organizations have been able to build a value case for improving intercompany accounting, developed cross-functional processes with tax and treasury, and utilized technology for intercompany automation.

Coming Up on Wednesday

If you couldn't join us, take a look at the sessions coming up on Wednesday! Be sure to check the full agenda or log on to the mobile app to set up your calendar so you don’t miss a single thing.

BlackLine Bash at Topgolf

Let's close out BeyondTheBlack in style at Topgolf on Wednesday from 6-10pm. Discover a high-tech sports entertainment complex with four floors of game play and climate-controlled golf bays that offer a huge variety of electronic golf-based games. While enjoying magnificent views of the Las Vegas Strip, you can play games, listen to live music, dance, nosh on delicious food, or grab a beverage and relive your BeyondTheBlack experience with your fellow attendees.

BlackLine will provide roundtrip transfers to and from the Bellagio Hotel and Topgolf throughout the evening.

Innovation Hub

You’ve got one more day to visit The Innovation Hub—a core reason to attend BeyondTheBlack—where you can network, learn best practices and new ideas, and optimize your BlackLine experience. BlackLine customers, make sure you visit the Customer Corner where you’ll find community, training, and exclusive customer experience resources.

The Hub is also a great spot to add to your points total so you can be eligible to win prizes in our Game On raffle experience. Check out some of the incredible prizes that are available at this year’s BeyondTheBlack.

We can’t wait to see you for day three of BeyondTheBlack!

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Hilary O'Brien