Delivering leading practices to create capacity for higher education accounting teams

Learn how BlackLine improves the speed, accuracy, and reliability of the reconciliation to adjustment process by automating routine and high-volume transaction processes.

Higher education institutions play an important role in shaping the future. Leading institutions are transforming operations and adapting the classroom to deliver an enhanced academic experience.

Higher education accounting teams must also adapt. Modern accounting technology helps accounting teams save time, reduce risk, and create capacity to support their institutions’ strategic objectives.

See why leading higher education institutions globally, like Northwestern University and UCLA choose BlackLine for financial close automation, visibility, and control.

Modern accounting use cases for higher education institutions

Centralize and standardize distributed close tasks, controls, and journal entries

Match data between student management and ERP systems

Enable transparency and collaboration with auditors

BlackLine is the Leader in G2’s Financial Close Software Grid

See how higher education institutions are unlocking capacity in Accounting

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“Since implementing BlackLine, we now have the time to make a positive impact on higher-value activities. I can’t imagine going back to the old way.

Michelle Soss

Assistant Controller

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“Our annual closing is three weeks faster. With Smart Close, we can work more efficiently by managing by exception.

Rob van den Wijngaard

Financial Shared Services & Programs Manager

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“BlackLine has absolutely helped us manage account reconciliations more efficiently and be in a better place for our external year-end audit.

Sherri Welch

Associate Comptroller of General Accounting

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Implementing transaction matching, it allowed my preparers to focus on problems within reconciliations instead of matching transactions. This is going back to the proactive versus reactive approach that I want my accountants to take.”

Anna Huang

Cash Management Functional Lead

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The value of accounting automation


of transactions matched automatically

3 Week

reduction in close time

24 Week

increase in timely reconciliations

BlackLine returns $2.77 for every dollar spent