Advance your modern accounting journey

The BlackLine Optimization Academy programs combine leading practices with best-in-class technology to help you identify new opportunities for accounting optimization. Walk away with a vision of what transformation can look like and the attainable next steps to get there.


Leading-practice automation and optimization strategies around nine foundational accounting practices


Select from five programs that deliver flexibility and expertise to meet your transformation and scheduling needs


Keep your skills current and earn up to 18 CPE credits

A Framework to Guide Your Optimization Journey

Gain leading-practice automation and optimization strategies around nine foundational accounting practices: subledgers, suspense/clearing, amortization processes, calculation processes, accruals, intercompany, cash, rollforwards, and items.

Capitalize on learnings from finance and accounting leaders who have accumulated a breadth of experience from thousands of optimization and transformation projects and build your own roadmap for change—where to start, where you want to go, and how you can get there.

Signature Premier Offering

In-Person Event

This two or three-day premier event is held in a private or group setting with our BlackLine Optimization Team. At this signature program, attendees will be immersed in a live optimization experience, where in-person interaction fuels accelerated learning and breakthrough solutions.

2024 Dates Coming Soon

By seeing the possibilities through the lens of real-life customer before-and-after optimization examples, you can drive the vision for digital transformation. This program is a proven framework that will accelerate your path to a happy accounting organization.

Tammy Coley

Chief Transformation Officer


Complimentary Offerings

Jump Start

This one-time, six-hour virtual program is designed to help you commence your optimization journey by introducing automation and optimization strategies. Live and interactive, this program enables attendees to earn up to 6 CPE credits.

The session was great! It held my focus the entire time. It was very upbeat with the right balance of interaction and information.

Raymond James & Associates


This three-week program is conducted over nine, two-hour virtual sessions and is a condensed version of the full 18-week program. Live and interactive, this program will help you identify and accomplish critical next steps in accounting optimization. Attendees can earn up to 18 CPE credits.

The expertise of the team is excellent! No other company provides this type of access.

MVW Services Corporation


On Demand

This self-paced program offers nine, two-hour sessions that are prerecorded. You’ll explore the art of the possible and apply your learnings to optimize your modern accounting journey. Attendees can earn up to 18 CPE credits.

The Optimization Academy helped me realize how much more BlackLine has to offer than we are currently using.

BWX Technologies


As the flagship offering of the Optimization Academy, the 18-week program includes nine, two-hour virtual sessions. This robust program includes bonus sessions, a super sandbox, complimentary consulting, and other tools that will expose you to leading-practice capabilities and guide you in applying these use cases across your processes to achieve end-to-end automation. Attendees can earn up to 18 CPE credits and an Optimization Academy completion certificate.

The Optimization Academy is an outstanding program. Certainly, the most helpful training I’ve seen not only for BlackLine, but for my other systems. It pulls everything together and does a great job of highlighting the beauty of BlackLine integration.

Waters Corporation

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