This monthly BlackLine update is published to keep you informed of customer success stories, upcoming events, helpful resources, best practices, and thought leadership from the leading cloud financial close solution.

In the News

CFO Magazine: Is Working Remotely the Future of Finance?

This year, organizations have been forced to adopt a remote work environment due to the global pandemic. But could this be the future of the finance function? CFO Magazine explores the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19 on Finance with Blackline CFO Mark Partin.

Read the full article here.

Customer Story

The Leading Playbook for Modernizing Finance & Accounting

Learn how growing company Marinus Pharmaceuticals was able to simplify audits and gain more time back for their team with BlackLine’s Modern Accounting Playbook.

View the on-demand webinar here.

BlackLine Magazine

Virtual Month-End Closes & Remote Audits Are Here to Stay

In these unprecedented times, many organizations need to close their books virtually. This presents significant challenges to teams that traditionally close their books manually. Virtual closes and remote audits provide a greater level of visibility to dispersed teams, and many predict this trend is here to stay.

Read the full article here.

Best Practices

3 Key Habits of Highly Exceptional Accountants

A progressive shift is taking place within organizations. As finance automation solutions increase efficiencies, improve accuracy, and decrease risk, accountants are unleashed to focus on bigger picture tasks that drive strategic opportunities.

Accountants adopt these three habits to become exceptional:

  1. Get Organized: Developing detailed schedules adds discipline and structure to your financial systems and ensures your Accounting stays on track.
  2. Take Control: A solid foundation with strong controls and processes allows for endless growth and expansion opportunities. 
  3. Document: Documentation is vital to accounting processes. Reconciliations, journal entries, and many other financial close tasks must be documented in such a way that a user can not only follow the logic, but also reach succinct conclusions.

Read the full article here.

Webinars

BlackLine industry experts cover a variety of topics related to finance and accounting automation, technology, and thought leadership. Many webinars are CPE/CPD credited. Check individual registration pages for details.

The Value of Modern Accounting for Midsize OrganizationsThursday, October 15, 2020

Move to Modern Accounting: An Overview & Demonstration of BlackLine Solutions for SAP Thursday, October 22, 2020

You can view and register for all BlackLine webinars here.