BlackLine’s Finance & Accounting Innovation Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA | SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2019

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InTheBlack Agenda Daily Schedule

Wednesday- September 18

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, Room: Gold Ballroom

Breakfast

Breakfast

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Room: Platinum Foyer

Registration Open

Registration & Information Desk - Pick up your badge and get your mobile app and/or conference questions answered.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Room: Diamond Ballroom

Mistaking Chaos for Complexity: Rethinking the Accounting Experience

Speaker(s): Pete Hirsch - BlackLine, Fred Li - BlackLine, Stephen Wolfman - BlackLine, Brandon Seip - BlackLine

When was the last time you used a rolodex or called a travel agent? Did you recently opt to go the library instead of asking Google for some information? Believe it or not you can still buy ledger paper online!

Technology has transformed so many of our activities and freed up our time to focus on other things. How we spend our time at work is directly correlated to the value we add to the business. Yet enterprise technology can seem daunting, systems are not built to naturally work with another, data lives in silos, and bringing it all together is often manual and chaotic.

This chaos is often mistaken for complexity because it is we humans that historically had manage it. But in reality, “machines” and software are ideally suited for managing the chaos, so we can focus on the truly complex in our daily jobs.

This session will show how BlackLine’s product innovation is focused changing the experience of F&A professionals with technology that connects your systems, provide visibility across every process, runs intelligently and automatically, and importantly, easy for you the users.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO,Internal Audit/Compliance,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Information Technology

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM, Room: Diamond Ballroom

Duracell: A Giant Leap Into the Digital Era with EY Accounting Performance Acceleration

Speaker(s): Eloise Wagner - EY, Jane Saunders - Duracell

Presented by EY - Excel templates passed here and there through emails. Binders full of account reconciliation data. Manic close periods. For Duracell, this was the recent past—and with the help of BlackLine and EY, all that was left behind in a matter of months, through an accelerated but flexible approach that started in North America and spread globally. Over 90% of accountants spend time on slow and error-prone manual processes, but with EY Accounting Performance Acceleration, powered by BlackLine, capitalizing on the full power of digital is easier and quicker than ever. Discover how Duracell gained efficiency, visibility, and control with greater automation on just the first step of their journey.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO,Internal Audit/Compliance,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Management Services

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM, Room: Diamond Ballroom Foyer

Morning Break

Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM, Room: Diamond Ballroom

The Finance & Accounting Innovation Journey Framework

Speaker(s): Tammy Coley - BlackLine

A framework to guide your Finance and Accounting Transformation Journey. A blueprint to measure your current state, prioritize goals, and build out a roadmap of targeted quick, medium and long-term activities for a successful journey to your end game.

The framework focuses on 5 key areas:
1. Define and prioritize your goals (end game)
2. Identify the KPIs to track progress
3. Assess the 5 Core Finance & Accounting Processes
4. Design a roadmap
5. Monitor progress

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO,Internal Audit/Compliance,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 0.5 - Business Management & Organization

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Room: Diamond Ballroom

Transforming the Financial Close at Kimberly-Clark

Speaker(s): Katie Vanpelt Stein - Genpact, Jonna Denton - Kimberly-Clark, Vivek Saxena - Genpact

Presented by Genpact - Digital technologies have long been a core element of Kimberly-Clark’s finance function. Jonna Denton, GPO Accounting to Reporting at Kimberly-Clark, joins Genpact leadership to share insights from the journey towards an on-demand financial close. Hear how the company combined deep technical and digital skills with detailed industry and finance knowledge to deliver faster, sharper reporting insights, greater balance-sheet accuracy, and improved productivity with BlackLine. Take invaluable lessons back to your finance team so you can transform your reconciliations process, too.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, CFO/CAO, Controller, Internal Audit/Compliance, System Administrator, Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 0.5 - Management Services

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, Room: Diamond Ballroom

Fireside Chat with Billie Jean King

Speaker(s): Billie Jean King - Legend, Susan Otto - BlackLine

Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and the co-founder of World Team Tennis. She has long been a champion for social change and equality. King created new inroads for men and women in sports and beyond during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.

Born in Long Beach, California, she first played tennis at the age of 11 in the public parks of southern California. King won her first of a record 20 Wimbledon titles when she captured the 1961 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles Championship with Karen Hantze in 1961. She went on to win 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles during her career. On September 20, 1973, she empowered women and educated men when she defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports history—the Battle of the Sexes. This match is remembered for its affect on society and its contribution to the women’s movement.

King was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life Magazine, and in 2009, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In 2014, in partnership with Teneo, she launched the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to address inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO,Internal Audit/Compliance,Financial Systems/IT

12:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Room: Platinum DE

Innovation Hub Open

The Innovation Hub is a focal point of InTheBlack, a place to continue your journey building a world-class finance and accounting operation.

Visit the Innovation Hub to engage with industry-leading BlackLine partners like EY, Deloitte, and SAP, to name a few. Meet with BlackLine Customer Success Managers at the Customer Success Lab. In the Sandbox you'll have an opportunity to collaborate with BlackLine product experts to: explore the ins and outs of BlackLine products; give feedback on prototype designs; and connect with BlackLine solutions consultants to view demos of the products you care about.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Room: Gold Ballroom

Lunch

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Atrium II

BLU Workshop: Professional Development: Maximizing LinkedIn

Speaker(s): Roxanna Goudarzi - BlackLine, Otissa Johnson - BlackLine

Have you been wondering how to effectively use LinkedIn as an accountant? Are you fully leveraging your social networks? Whether you are new to LinkedIn or a power user, we invite you to join us for this workshop featuring LinkedIn best practices for accountants. You’ll learn everything from professional branding and maximizing your LinkedIn profile to finding and participating in relevant industry groups. This will be a working session, so remember to bring your laptop or mobile device to make real-time updates to your LinkedIn profile.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Room: Plaza I

BLU Workshop: Accelerate Your Use of Account Reconciliations with Templates & Items

Speaker(s): May Tickner-Everest - BlackLine

Not sure which BlackLine template to choose for your reconciliations? Want to know which reconciliation template to use for better visibility, reliability, and efficiency? This workshop will give you an overview of your options and present use cases, so you can make the best choice for your reconciliations. Also, you will learn how to add, import, and manage items to your organization’s benefit.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Room: Plaza III

BLU Workshop: Game, Set, Match: Winning with Transaction Matching

Speaker(s): Emanuele Siano - BlackLine

Tired of ticking and tying? Experience how BlackLine Transaction Matching matches and reconciles millions of transactions in minutes. In this workshop, we will walk through how to create a basic proof of concept. Learn how simple it is to import data from an Excel file, create a match set, add pass rules, and run the matching engine. This automated solution is sure to free up time for value-added analysis.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Atrium I

How a Revolution of Integrated Cloud Technology is Changing the Financial Close

Speaker(s): John Head - Host Analytics

Presented by Host Analytics - With Host Analytics you will learn:

• What is financial digital transformation
• Why should you consider integrated cloud technologies
• What you can do to transform your financial close

Job Role: Accountant, CFO/CAO, Controller, Accounting Manger, Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Computer Software & Applications

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Room: Atrium III

BLU Workshop: Obtain Critical Insights with Reporting

Speaker(s): Charity McKinsey - BlackLine

This workshop will explain how BlackLine Reporting is best used to gain rich insights and trends into key metrics around financial, operational, and process-related risks. Build several reports that can be used immediately on your metric scorecards.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Room: Plaza II

BLU Workshop: Account Reconciliations Foundations

Speaker(s): Dan Alvear - BlackLine

This introductory workshop provides an overview of essential information when completing a reconciliation. We’ll walk through uses cases that showcase critical keys to success for BlackLine preparers, approvers, and reviewers.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Platinum FG

Implementing, Troubleshooting & Optimizing BlackLine with Aetna

Speaker(s): McKenzie McClure - Aetna, Kelly Harper - Aetna

Join this session to learn about Aetna's finance transformation journey, including their experience successfully implementing and optimizing BlackLine Account Reconciliations. In addition, discover how Aetna found creative use cases for Task Management, such as gaining executive oversight and tracking journal entries.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accounting Manager,Accountant

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Platinum J

Be SMART: Innovate with BlackLine

Speaker(s): Ana Minter - RSM, Doug Tramp - Zurich

Presented by RSM - “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford. How can YOU impact your company’s, your team’s and your own individual objectives by maximizing your BlackLine investment? We will walk you through innovative strategies for optimizing BlackLine by highlighting case studies, including Zurich’s BlackLine journey and ‘How to Solve for Parallel Ledgers/Why You Don’t Reconcile an Account Twice (or 3 or 4 times!)’. Further learn how to leverage leading practices from our SMART optimization plan so you, too, can achieve noticeable results.

Job Role: Accountant,Accounting Manger,Controller,CFO/CAO,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Georgia

Getting Creative with BlackLine

Speaker(s): Brandon Raborn - Vaco, Matt Smith - Motiva, Susan Parcells - Vaco, Cheryl Lutz - Vaco

Presented by Vaco - Did you know that BlackLine can be used for so much more than its original use cases? The power of tools like Account Reconciliations, Matching, and Task Management creates opportunities outside of the traditional finance and accounting activities. Join this session to hear about some unique ways you can use BlackLine to gain even more efficiency within your organization. Vaco’s seasoned professionals, Cheryl Lutz and Brandon Raborn, will show you options for reconciling quantities in BlackLine along with some different ways to use Matching and Task Management. We will also have the privilege of hearing from a Vaco client who has embraced change and is finding creative ways to be even more efficient.

Job Role: Accountant,Accounting Manger,Controller,CFO/CAO,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Platinum AB

Machine Learning for Accounting: What It Means for You & BlackLine

Speaker(s): Sapna Nagaraj - BlackLine

Machine learning is disrupting every industry. But, what does it all mean for Accounting? Join this session to gain a deeper understanding of why Accounting is a perfect candidate for applications of AI. Our data scientists will dive into how BlackLine is embedding machine learning capabilities into the integrated platform with Intelligent Matching.

Job Role: Future of Accounting,What's New with BlackLine,Transaction Matching

CPE Credit: 1 - Information Technology

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, Room: Platinum HI

Making Sense of Intercompany Solutions from BlackLine & SAP

Speaker(s): Katie Thayer - BlackLine, Elizabeth Milne - SAP

Understanding the various intercompany solutions available for SAP customers is no easy task. We'll compare and contrast the SAP Intercompany Financial Hub by BlackLine with other SAP solutions like SAP ICR. We'll also explore how Intercompany Hub complements an SAP Central Finance deployment strategy with extended functionality.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accounting Manager,Controller,Financial Systems/IT

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Platinum J

Ensuring Success with Your RPA Implementation to BlackLine

Speaker(s): Brad Barton - Mosaic Business Services

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can do a lot to make our lives easier, but the process of learning new technology like RPA can be daunting. To ensure employee buy-in and the success of your RPA implementation, it’s important to start by identifying the limitations in your current processes and assessing the areas where RPA can best support your teams. Join Brad Barton of The Mosaic Company as he walks through Robotic Process Automation (RPA)—what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit your organization—and most importantly how to select business processes that are ripe for RPA optimization.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,Financial Systems/IT

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Platinum HI

How Can Intercompany Hub Support an End-To-End Intercompany Transformation

Speaker(s): Ralph Canter - KPMG, Quintin Dykes - BlackLine

Presented by KPMG - KPMG will present with BlackLine to highlight where Intercompany Hub (ICH) can help support a total intercompany process transformation. KPMG will present its proprietary intercompany process decomposition and discuss the opportunity for process automation to help fully automate the intercompany process. Specific sub-processes of the intercompany decomposition will be discussed in detail and used as use cases by BlackLine to highlight how ICH provides automation capability. The scope will include both SG&A and COGS intercompany transactions. Ample time will be allocated for audience questions.

Job Role: Accountant, CFO/CAO, Controller, Accounting Manger, Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Atrium I

How Best-Of-Breed Gives You an Advantage Versus the Mega-Suite

Speaker(s): Jordan Kelley - BlackLine

Learn more about how BlackLine's solutions and partnerships can give you the same advantages (and save you money!) as a mega-suite. While it may seem that maintaining one software stack is safer and easier to maintain, BlackLine's integration with best-of-breed partners allows customers an improved user experience.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO,Financial Systems/IT

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Atrium II

BLU Workshop: BlackLine Customer Enablement & Experience

Speaker(s): Lynn Viduya - BlackLine, Rita Simmons - BlackLine, Veronica Ruff - BlackLine, Susan MacMillan - BlackLine, Evan Rosche - BlackLine

Whether you are a BlackLine Administrator or end user, we want the new BlackLine Community to be your one-stop-shop for product-related resources, troubleshooting tips, virtual face-time with your peers, and access to live events in your area. You no longer need to waste time looking for these resources in different areas. The new BlackLine Community consolidates BlackLine U How To’s, Tips of the Week, Common Support Solutions, Product Documentation, and Release Notes—all in one spot!

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Platinum AB

SiriusXM's Continuous Accounting Journey: The Power of Process Integration

Speaker(s): Mike Gruehl - SiriusXM

When SiriusXM set out to achieve end-to-end automation for their accounting processes, their transformation project expanded well past optimizing account reconciliations. After all, booking journal entries, tying out transactions between data sources, and reporting and analysis are all part of the reconciliation process. Join this session to learn how SiriusXM takes a Continuous Accounting approach to their processes using BlackLine's integrated platform.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager, Controller

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Georgia

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Moving Beyond Account Reconciliations with Home Depot

Speaker(s): Patrick Hill - The Home Depot

BlackLine is a unified cloud platform with a suite of products that work individually or operate together to create a powerful accounting ecosystem. Like any strong team, BlackLine solutions work better together to deliver visibility and automation to your close. Join Home Depot in this session about the use of BlackLine as an integrated platform and learn how they moved beyond Account Reconciliations to optimize additional processes with Task Management, Journal Entry, and Variance Analysis.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accounting Manager,Financial Systems/IT

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM, Room: Platinum FG

Integrating Journals with the Financial System Landscape

Speaker(s): Carly Knoll - Campbell Soup Company, Ronald Mendoza - Delaware North

When the Finance and Accounting teams at Campbell's and Delaware North selected BlackLine as their solution for the financial close, the organizations immediately embraced the opportunity to use multiple functionalities for maximum automation and integration. Carly Knoll, Senior Manager, Finance Systems and Strategy at Campbell's and Ronald Mendoza, Senior Analyst, Finance Systems at Delaware North will highlight how their teams have automated multiple journal entries and improved their end-to-end close process.

Job Role: Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,CFO/CAO

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM, Room: Platinum Foyer

Afternoon Break

Break

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Platinum HI

Enabling Your Data-Driven Accounting Team

Speaker(s): Stephen Wolfman-BlackLine

To enable a data-driven accounting organization, you need a foundation of quality, expansive, and relevant data and a means to continuously measure performance. This session explores ways in which your organization can improve data integrity within your finance systems and how BlackLine can help analyze business data, so your teams can focus on guiding the business with strategic insights.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller

CPE Credit: 1 - Computer Software & Applications

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Plaza I

BLU Workshop: 5 Ways to Optimize Your Reconciliations

Speaker(s): Charity McKinsey - BlackLine

Adopting new technology alone is not enough. Subtle shifts in process and the application of key features can dramatically reduce time spent on reconciliations and—perhaps more importantly—ensure confidence in every substantiated balance. Attend this workshop to explore five change management practices that will ensure your reconciliations are optimized.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

CPE Credit: 1 - Management Services

3:35 PM - 5:05 PM, Room: Plaza II

BLU Workshop: Discover the Versatility of Items

Speaker(s): Dan Alvear - BlackLine

Discover how items can be created from Transaction Matching data to support Account Reconciliations, Journal Entry, and Variance Analysis, as well as provide visibility into your business through views and reports.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Platinum J

Intercompany Transformation: Understanding the Value Drivers & Business Case

Speaker(s): Steven Lucier - BlackLine, Ryan Will - BlackLine, Scott Stewart - Intercontinental Exchange, Sara Kashalena - Cimpress

Intercompany has become very challenging for many global organizations, most notably due to increasingly strict regulations. To complicate things further, intercompany is a cross-functional process that involves multiple departments beyond Accounting (i.e., Tax, Treasury, FP&A, BU Finance, Legal, etc.). How do you engage all these departments to baseline & benchmark the expected benefits from an intercompany transformation? Do you know all the value drivers to consider by stakeholder and how to categorize these benefits (i.e., cost savings, productivity gains, cost avoidance, compliance)? Join BlackLine for a presentation on building a comprehensive intercompany business case and learn how our customers have realized these benefits in their transformation enabled by the Intercompany Hub.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, CFO/CAO, Controller, System Administrator, Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Georgia

One Close Under BlackLine, Integrated, with Visibility & Automation for All

Speaker(s): Dennis Lee - BlackLine

BlackLine solutions are at their most powerful when used together to deliver visibility and automation to your close. Join this session to learn how to get the most out of BlackLine's suite of integrated products, with an emphasis on Account Reconciliations, Task Management, and Variance Analysis.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant

3:35 PM - 5:05 PM, Room: Plaza III

BLU Workshop: Automate Your Reconciliation Process with Matching & Journals

Speaker(s): Emanuele Siano - BlackLine

BlackLine Transaction Matching enables strategic thinkers to stop focusing solely on processing transactions, and to start spending more time on critical analysis. Attend this workshop to start thinking about how automatic matching can save you and your team a lot of time.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Platinum FG

How to Accelerate & Optimize Your Close

Speaker(s): Zach Hoogerland - BlackLine

In today’s data-driven world, accountants are tasked with doing more with the same resources, in less time—all while maintaining the agility to look into and understand the financials at a transactional level. Join this session to learn why it’s more important than ever to optimize your close and ensure your journal entries aren’t muddying the water.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, CFO/CAO, Controller

CPE Credit: 1 - Management Services

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Atrium I

Zero to Hero: Consolidation Integrity Manager

Speaker(s): Wendy Peck - BlackLine

Join this session to learn about how BlackLine Consolidation Integrity Manager (CIM) centralizes and automates tedious processes, like the GL accounts to Consolidated results reconciliation. Hear from a Solution Consultant to get a better idea of the implementation process and best practices for this heroic product.

Job Role: System Administrator,CFO/CAO,Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 5:05 PM, Room: Atrium III

BLU Workshop: Your Journey to Journal Entries with BlackLine

Speaker(s): Michele Quartel - BlackLine

Eliminate your manual, labor-intensive processes, errors, and lack of transparency with Journal Entry. Explore the various types of BlackLine journals available to you, and learn what to expect from a BlackLine Journal Entry Implementation. How and when would Journal Masters and Automated Journals be used in your organization? Determine workflow and template-logic options that can enhance efficiencies for journal entries within your organization. Finally, learn about cross-product functionality available between BlackLine Journal Entry and the Account Reconciliations, Task Management, and Intercompany Hub solutions.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

CPE Credit: 1.5 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Atrium II

BLU Workshop: Overview of Task Management

Speaker(s): May Tickner-Everest - BlackLine

This workshop will walk you through the key functions and features of BlackLine Task Management. Review different use cases in action and learn how this product will help you achieve greater visibility, efficiency, and control.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM, Room: Platinum AB

Transaction Matching: Domino's Plans the Project

Speaker(s): Sarah Pflug - Domino's, Teresa Platt - BlackLine

Want to have a successful Transaction Matching implementation? Planning and design is key, especially when it comes to automating high-volume reconciliations. In this session, we’ll get you off to the right start with insight from both BlackLine and Domino’s. We’ll discuss project planning and design, as well as best practices and lessons learned from a successful implementation.

Job Role: Accounting Manager,Controller,System Administrator

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Plaza I

BLU Workshop: Lifecycle of a BlackLine Administrator

Speaker(s): Charity McKinsey - BlackLine

Administrative tasks and responsibilities are critical to your overall success with BlackLine and ensure your BlackLine instance stays in optimal shape, no matter what stage of the game you are in. In this workshop, discover the various resources available to enhance your administrative knowledge.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant, System Administrator

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Platinum HI

BlackLine Dashboards, Reporting & Connectivity: What's New & Product Roadmap

Speaker(s): Justin Sun - BlackLine, Austin Venhuizen - BlackLine

Join this session to learn about what's new in the BlackLine platform, including new and improved dashboards, reporting APIs, and even more connectors. BlackLine product managers will walk you through these new capabilities and close with a product roadmap presentation.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller,Financial Systems/IT

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Atrium I

Achieving a Connected Close

Speaker(s): Steve Soter - Workiva, Rob Blake - BlackLine

Presented by Workiva - Investing in reconciliation and reporting solutions can automate financial close processes, resulting in a new wave of productivity for accounting and finance. Workiva and BlackLine experts will share best practices for a faster close and connecting your systems for more powerful close capabilities.

Job Role: Accountant, CFO/CAO, Controller, Accounting Manger, Financial Systems/IT

CPE Credit: 1 - Computer Software & Applications

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Platinum AB

Match Made! Keys to a Successful Matching Implementation

Speaker(s): Sarah Pflug - Domino's, Chris Beltran - Nike, Teresa Platt - BlackLine

Implementing Transaction Matching doesn't have to be as overwhelming as you think. You've planned the project, but what's next? In this session, we'll take you through the secrets to having a successful implementation. And what's better than to learn from the experts themselves? Domino's Pizza and Nike will present their specific experiences implementing and showcase how Transaction Matching works at an intermediate level, including technical integrations like WebAPIs.

Job Role: Accounting Manager,Controller,System Administrator

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Georgia

Breaking the Box Office Without Breaking the Close

Speaker(s): Laura Hill - Cinemark

It's a misconception that a company must be at their wit's end before adopting finance automation. The reasons for adopting BlackLine are many, and tend to vary from company to company. For Cinemark, the main reason was to increase the quality of their reconciliations during the close. Hear about why they chose BlackLine, and how our Account Reconciliations solution has added newfound visibility, accuracy, and efficiency to their close process.

Job Role: Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Atrium II

BLU Workshop: Professional Development: Maximizing LinkedIn

Speaker(s): Roxanna Goudarzi - BlackLine, Otissa Johnson - BlackLine

Have you been wondering how to effectively use LinkedIn as an accountant? Are you fully leveraging your social networks? Whether you are new to LinkedIn or a power user, we invite you to join us for this workshop featuring LinkedIn best practices for accountants. You’ll learn everything from professional branding and maximizing your LinkedIn profile to finding and participating in relevant industry groups. This will be a working session, so remember to bring your laptop or mobile device to make real-time updates to your LinkedIn profile.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager

CPE Credit: 1 - Business Management & Organization

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Platinum J

Elevate Your Point-Of-Sale Reconciliations

Speaker(s): Georges Benaym - BlackLine

The reality for retailers is that we live in a world where consumer payment options seem endless. And for accounting teams, more payment types mean more data sources, which translates into a significant amount of ongoing manual effort to reconcile point-of-sale data. Join this session to learn how BlackLine's integrated accounting automation solution can help ensure accuracy of revenue transactions and elevate your POS reconciliations to the next level.

Job Role: Accounting Manager, Accountant

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM, Room: Platinum FG

Matching & Journals: What's New & Product Roadmap

Speaker(s): Eric Zellner - BlackLine, Donna McCollum - BlackLine

Join this session to learn about what's new in Transaction Matching and Journal Entry. BlackLine product managers will walk you through new product capabilities and close with a product roadmap presentation.

Job Role: System Administrator,Accountant,Accounting Manager,Controller

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Room: Grammy Museum & The Novo

BlackLine Close Party

This year we’re celebrating music’s rich history at the Grammy Museum. You’ll have full access to all of their exhibits and can enjoy stunning views of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign on the modern, outdoor terrace.

To continue the fun at Club Novo, adjacent to the Grammy Museum, for an exclusive performance by Grammy-winners KC & the Sunshine Band.

LOS ANGELES, CA | SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2019

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