LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned financial journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis will deliver the opening keynote at BlackLine's 2016 Annual User Conference, running Nov. 13 to 16 in Los Angeles (LA). InTheBlack LA 2016 (ITB LA) also will feature speakers from BlackLine (Nasdaq: BL) customers including Hubbell, PepsiCo, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Under Armour and Zendesk, with Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform.
Additional presentations will be given by representatives from leading advisory firms Gartner and The Hackett Group, as well as enterprise application software leader SAP.
A key theme for this year's conference is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner. Attendees of ITB LA will learn first-hand how leading-edge organizations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments and attaining Modern Finance status.
Representatives from other BlackLine client companies from around the world are registered to attend, joining BlackLine's team of experts in LA. As part of the company's ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide customers everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the 4-day event as an interactive session for attendees to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.
Both new and experienced users who attend will be given an opportunity to:
- Learn best practices from BlackLine's team of experts and other customers
- Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine
- Preview upcoming software enhancements
- Directly influence the product direction going forward
BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions for Finance & Accounting (F&A) that centralize and streamline financial close operations and other key F&A processes for midsize and large organisations. Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.
BlackLine's mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance & Accounting by centralizing key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, BlackLine helps companies achieve Modern Finance status, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close. More than 1,500 companies with users in approximately 120 countries around the world trust BlackLine to ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.
BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) Solutions and as a pioneer of the Enhanced Financial Controls & Automation (EFCA) software category.
Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.
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