June 09, 2021

Finance Innovation Week: Thriving in a Time of Disruption

If the past year proved anything, it’s that business survival now and in the future depends on enabling resilience and driving agility. The challenges, expectations, and changes facing Finance and Accounting are greater than ever, and it has never been more apparent that manual accounting is not sustainable.

Twice a year, BlackLine curates the content you need to overcome the greatest challenges facing accounting and finance teams during Finance Innovation Week. Our first event of this year is dedicated to showing you how your F&A organization can thrive during this time of disruption.

Join industry experts from our partner organizations on June 15-17 for seven impactful live webinars over the three days. You’ll come away with the ideas and strategies you need to successfully transform your accounting and finance teams, and you can earn up to seven free Continuing Professional Education (CPE/CPD) Credits.

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

Tuesday, June 15

EY: Evolution or Revolution? The Case for Finance Innovation

8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm BST

A quick-start approach to finance innovation or acceleration of existing transformation initiatives became a necessity for many organizations over the past year. Whether they were implementing finance transformation initiatives or just starting out, the pandemic laid bare some of the gaps in processes and technologies that needed to be urgently addressed. 

So, how do you determine the correct path to innovation?

Join us for this webinar to find out, and learn how to build the business case for finance innovation at your organization. We’ll explore questions such as:

  • Do you tweak current processes or rebuild them?
  • Which tasks can offer most benefit from increased automation?
  • How do you redeploy resources to provide greater insights and help drive business decisions?
  • What is the impact on culture and people?

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RSM: Navigating Your Digital Transformation Journey with BlackLine

11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm BST

Organizations across all industries are implementing digital transformation initiatives with the goal of leveraging technology to keep pace with evolving customer and employee expectations. By successfully integrating technology, middle market companies can increase revenue, streamline key business processes, increase scalability and agility, and ultimately, create a competitive advantage.

How organizations choose, implement, and manage evolving technology solutions can position them above the competition in the middle market.

Join us to learn more about digital transformation in the middle market, and why BlackLine’s Modern Accounting Playbook solution should be considered as a key part of your digital transformation journey.

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Wednesday, June 16

SAP: Leading Practices for Cloud Business Transformation

8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm BST

As they strive to strengthen existing operations and enter new markets, companies are more focused than ever on simple and agile processes and technologies to help them get there. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the need for digital transformation, and SAP is helping companies reinvent the way they run their business through RISE with SAP. 

RISE with SAP is an offering that brings together everything organizations need to transform their business in the way that works best for them.

Join SAP and BlackLine to learn how business process intelligence can help you optimize, automate, and continuously improve. Finance and Accounting specialists will cover a variety of topics, including how:

  • Moving to the cloud enables agility and lower TCO
  • SAP Solution Extensions by BlackLine align to SAP RISE
  • Leading organizations are kickstarting their transformation with quick wins in F&A

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UHY: Why Automated Journal Entries Are Better. Just Ask Home Depot!

11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm BST

Journal entry fatigue is rampant in accounting and finance departments everywhere. If your team is still manually entering journal entries, especially those that have consistent data sources and logic, there’s a better way.

During this webinar, UHY Consulting will show how your organization can instantly benefit from automated journal entries, giving you back valuable time to spend on strategic planning for your business. You will also learn how:

  • Automated journals can reduce journal entry time and reporting by more than 90%
  • Home Depot took advantage of BlackLine’s automated journals technology to save time and ensure accuracy
  • Home Depot is currently using this technology to stay one step ahead during their month-end close

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AICPA: Getting Our Mise en Place: Setting Our Table for the Future & Developing the Right Talent

June 16, 2021 | 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET / 9:00 pm BST

CFOs and finance professionals have been thrust into the center of attention as they are called on to help businesses survive and thrive in these extraordinary times. The starting point is generally to address the cost-effectiveness of our finance teams by using digital solutions. This enables them to spend more time on value-creating activities—through the use of greater analytics—and become strategic partners to the business.

In fact, 90% of CFOs say their teams lack the skills needed for the current environment. The result is a growing talent-performance gap—the difference between sufficient staff capable of value partnering and well versed in leadership, sense-making, collaboration, and story-telling and staff lacking these skills.

During this session, we will:

  • Identify the top trends and issues that are currently on the minds of finance leaders
  • Determine the top skills, competencies, and mindset required to get the most of your digital solutions, stay relevant, and provide increasing value
  • Construct a talent game plan to align with changing business needs

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Thursday, June 17

Clearsulting: Technology as a Catalyst, Not a Silver Bullet

8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm BST

In a time where many organizations are still remote and accounting teams are under pressure to do much more with less, companies are turning to technology as a fix-all.

But while technology can drive massive benefits, it isn’t the only answer. Technology that is coupled with process improvement and change management helps organizations maximize ROI and sustain those benefits.

Join this session to hear Clearsulting discuss:

  • How success can be driven from understanding end-to-end challenges related to process, people, and technology
  • Solving end-to-end challenges by architecting processes catalyzed by technology
  • Continuously improving by creating skillsets and opportunities for your accounting professionals

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RGP: Maintaining Close Optimization Momentum with BlackLine & More

11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm BST

Learn how RGP and BlackLine can help you maintain momentum on your finance optimization journey.

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

Michael Shultz
Director of Finance Transformation

Digital Transformation