Automate your amortization processes.

Save time and increase accuracy by automating and optimizing your amortization processes.

BlackLine created a solution that allows you to customize amortization on any close schedule you have. It really opened up a lot of time to focus on other activities to close quicker. It’s reduced a lot of the manual work that went into the process and now it’s more enjoyable work.

Common Amortization Examples

Prepaid Expenses

Deferred Revenue


Bond Issuance Costs


Marketing Incentives


Why Manual Amortization Processes Are Unsustainable

Manual Processes

Are you performing the following amortization activities manually?

Aggregating asset or liability details

Compiling and calculating amortization schedules in Excel

Recording multiple separate amortization journal entries

Risks & Challenges

Manual amortization processes have downstream effects that carry risk and pose additional challenges:

Repetitive and time-consuming computations prone to error

Limited scalability

Too much time spent and too many resources allocated


What BlackLine Brings to the Amortization Process

Only BlackLine can provide the level of automation and synergies that enable your organization to fully automate the amortization process from data ingestion to substantiation to reporting. BlackLine can seamlessly handle high transaction volume, different close schedules, and varied amortization types, empowering you to establish a seamless and integrated amortization process where you can:

Import transaction data from your GL and other data sources into BlackLine

Leverage pre-built templates to automatically create your amortization schedules and embed them on the face of your account reconciliations

Auto-certify your reconciliation when GL balances match the underlying amortization schedules

Calculate and automatically post your amortization expense

Automate the related amortization allocation journal entry and remove the need for a manual adjusting ST/LT journal entry

Generate a rollforward report and gain increased visibility into the process for better analysis

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