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Resources for Adapting to a Virtual Close Process

Build Confidence with a Virtual Close in Uncertain Times

Recent global events have challenged companies in unprecedented ways, forcing them to reconsider how they work. A reliance on spreadsheets, tribal knowledge, and in-person communication is not sustainable, and accounting teams must quickly adapt to closing the books with a distributed workforce. BlackLine can help you adopt virtual close processes during this crisis, and beyond.

"As we began to do this important work from home, we leaned on resources including BlackLine’s Smart Close automation tool to ensure enhanced confidence and controls throughout the closing process.”

- Jonna Denton, Global Process Owner, Accounting to Reporting, Kimberly-Clark

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Virtualizing Finance and Accounting — Ground Rules for Closing the Books from Anywhere

The ramifications of the current crisis will long outlast it, including how companies will close the books and where accounting staff who perform these tasks will be located. BlackLine experts will explore how to redesign your accounting operating model so that it can securely function from anywhere, from period-end to audit.

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Panel Webinar: How Finance & Accounting Can Rise in Uncertain Times

While the future is dominated by unknowns, accounting and finance leaders are in a unique position to help their organizations. Join finance specialists from Deloitte, EY, SAP, and BlackLine for perspectives on the new normal and the opportunities F&A teams have to adapt.

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Panel Webinar: Navigating a Virtual Close: Best Practices for Now — and Into the Future

Month-end came quickly after most companies abruptly shifted from an office setting to a fully distributed working environment. Join finance experts from RSM, RGP, Armanino, and BlackLine for perspectives on how F&A is impacted and best practices for successfully emerging from this crisis.

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What is a Virtual Close?

A virtual close is the successful monitoring and execution of period-end financial close processes in a distributed environment. A virtual close means accounting and finance teams can collaborate from anywhere to unify data and processes across disparate systems, with visibility and reporting on all activities, to be able to close with confidence in uncertain times. BlackLine provides a foundation for accounting teams to adapt quickly while delivering a timely, complete, and accurate virtual close.


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