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Tips & Tricks

Play from the Same Sheet Problem: Whether gathering tables of transactional data or executing formula-heavy reconciliations, accountants love the power and familiarity of spreadsheets. But spreadsheets are often used by different people, and this can lead to multiple versions being emailed...

Assessing SaaS Security: A Top-Down Approach

Conventional wisdom has it that SaaS vendors – that is, those that market cloud-based software-as-a-service – often maintain higher levels of information security than their clients. The reason: security is closer to the SaaS vendor’s business model, and thus its...

CFO Perspective: Manny Korakis

Emmanuel “Manny” Korakis had been on the job only four months when he spoke with BlackLine Magazine, his job being CFO of S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices and home to the...

Doing More with Less at Dun & Bradstreet

Since 1841, Dun & Bradstreet has been a trusted provider of commercial data to business, addressing such traditional information needs as counter-party risk exposure and credit history, as well as more modern social-identity matching. Today, nearly 90 percent of the...

A Formula for Giving Back – and Getting Back

Diane Romualdez is BlackLine’s director of corporate events. At any given moment she’s watching over trade shows, seminars, conferences and other events. She estimates that her group handles about 200 events in a year. And the number keeps growing. Chief...

COSO Report Card: How Companies Are Measuring Up

The practice of accounting is orderly, measured, and demands the highest levels of precision and accuracy. The new COSO framework, however, is somewhat the opposite. First announced in 2013 and still under adoption by some, it’s more interpretative than specific,...

Why CFOs Need to Care about Modern Finance

Today’s CFOs are being held to a higher standard than ever before, whether in terms of  the technology and other equipment their organizations buy, the people who are hired, or the processes that are put in place to seize competitive...