Finance Innovation Week: Making the Move to Modern Accounting


2020 has been a year of disruption, unforeseen challenges, and possibly some tough conversations about how to navigate this pandemic and beyond. We don’t yet know what the business landscape will look like in the wake of this crisis, but one thing has become completely clear: traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable.

Twice a year, BlackLine dedicates an entire week to exploring the challenges facing accounting and finance teams, and this year’s Finance Innovation Week is focusing on how you and your F&A organization can make the move to modern accounting.

Join industry experts from our partner organizations on December 8-10 for eight impactful live webinars over the three days. You’ll come away with ideas and strategies for successfully transforming your accounting and finance teams. You can also earn free Continuing Professional Education (CPE/CPD) Credits.

Here are the webinars we’re delivering during December’s Finance Innovation Week, along with their dates, times, and how to register.

Vaco: Modernizing Finance Around Technology

Tuesday, December 08, 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

Increasing ERP functionality, crowded software markets, and buzzwords like RPA, AI, and machine learning can all lead to confusion, uncertainty, and worst of all, inaction. Join thought leaders from Vaco as they unpack the technology considerations any finance and accounting organization should look at to design a roadmap for finance transformation and modernization.

We’ll be focusing on the “core four”: People, Process, Technology, and Data. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

RGP: Delivering Practical Client Solutions Using BlackLine’s Enhanced Transaction Matching Product

Tuesday, December 08, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

We’re following our BeyondTheBlack presentation by going deeper with RGP experts and BlackLine customers, who will provide insights and practical applications for using Transaction Matching enhancements. Their stories and experiences will help position you for greater success. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

BlackLine: A Better Way to Unify & Reconcile Data

Tuesday, December 08, 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET

Repetitive transactional processes like VLOOKUPS, rainbow spreadsheets, copying and pasting data, and inconsistent data files and formats are simply not sustainable. BlackLine Transaction Matching eliminates the time and effort needed to locate, import, validate, and process your data.

Join this session as we walk you through how to set up the foundation for Matching with the Data Import Utility. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

RSM | Armanino: Why Cloud Financial Close Technology Can’t Wait—Especially for Midsize Organizations

Wednesday, December 09, 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

Midsize F&A organizations are in a unique position. They’ve outgrown often informal, manual processes typical of small companies, yet lack the resources of large enterprises. But in order to effectively scale and move the business forward with confidence, midsize organizations need to invest in modern accounting technology. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

Clearsulting: Kyriba & BlackLine Working Together—Achieve World-Class Finance Automation with Clearsulting

**Wednesday, December 09, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET
As many companies move away from the highly manual and error-ridden processes that are traditional in both Treasury and Accounting, and make the shift toward modernizing their financial processes, there are many levers they can pull to drive further automation and visibility in their company’s financials.

Join Clearsulting as they share how they’ve helped their clients integrate Kyriba with BlackLine. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

SAP: How SAP Solution Extensions by BlackLine Complement SAP Central Finance

Wednesday, December 09, 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET

With financial close functionalities from balance sheet substantiation to journal entry automation and intercompany governance, SAP Solution Extensions by BlackLine complement SAP Central Finance.

In this session, we’ll highlight the complementary capabilities between the SAP solution extensions by BlackLine and cFIN, and discuss what benefits your organization can leverage by combining these solutions. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

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Deloitte | EY | KPMG: Turning the Page on 2020

Thursday, December 09, 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

It’s no secret that this year, accounting and finance teams faced new and unanticipated challenges. You’re invited to interact with leaders from BlackLine, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG as they discuss leading practices for the virtual close and remote audits, the post-pandemic future of work, and what CFOs and CAOs see as the future of Finance and Accounting.

I think we can all agree that it’s time to look forward and turn the page on 2020. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

UHY | Continuous Accounting: Finally a Tax Break

Thursday, December 08, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Join UHY Consulting’s Senior Manager, Stephen Shanahan, on Thursday, December 10th at 2:00 pm ET to hear about Continuous Accounting and how there’s finally a tax break. We’ll show you how BlackLine can help you reconcile your TAX transactions faster and more efficiently using Transaction Matching and Account Reconciliations. 1 CPE/CPD credit.

Register here

We hope you’ll join us for several of these informative sessions, and take advantage of this opportunity to earn free CPE or CPD credits. You can register and view all of the live webinars here.

Join us for Finance Innovation Week