BlackLine Systems Named a Great Place to Work, Earning 'Great Rated!' Distinction from its Employees Honor comes on heels of enterprise-class financial software provider's recognition by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Best Place to Work in LA

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise-class financial close software provider BlackLine Systems has been 'Great Rated! ™' by its employees.  The Great Rated! Rating and Review highlights what makes BlackLine's workplace culture great in areas including professional development and training, company atmosphere, and  benefits and rewards, among others, and can be seen here.

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At the root of BlackLine's culture is a simple mission statement:  "Think.  Create.  Serve."  The Great Rated! employee survey showed that BlackLine employees are proud of the many ways the BlackLine Financial Close Suite helps lighten the month-end accounting burden for clients, with 99 percent stating they are proud to tell others they work at the software company.  Ninety-four percent say they want to work at BlackLine for a long time, and the same percentage feel there is a very strong "family/team" feeling.

"Ninety-four percent of BlackLine's employees told us they think this is a great workplace," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Rated!'s vice president and senior editor.  "For this inspired group, the energy and demands of a growing company are balanced by the rewards of a challenging environment where people are encouraged to have fun."

The BlackLine Great Rated! review is based on 100 employee surveys, with a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ±5.60.

"Great Rated!'s unprecedented employee-centric reviews provide job seekers a real behind-the-scenes look into these workplace cultures.  They are deeply rooted in a philosophy of openness and reflect the general trend we see in the increasing importance of transparency for both employers and employees," said Kim Peters, CEO, Great Rated!.

Under CEO and Founder Therese Tucker's direction, BlackLine revenues have increased more than 50 percent annually for the past six years and are on track to grow by at least that pace in 2013, with  revenues up more than 55 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period last year.  BlackLine also has quadrupled its head count in the last few years, adding many jobs in Los Angeles, as well as in London and Sydney, as the company continues on a fast-growth trajectory.

The Great Rated! distinction comes on the heels of BlackLine being recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group as a 'Best Place to Work in LA,' citing the company's business success, as well as its ability in nurturing employees and fostering a team environment.

About Great Rated!
The Great Place to Work® Model forms the basis of Great Rated!'s methodology, and is relied on internationally as the premiere assessment of employer culture.  Great Rated! ™ tells the story of workplace culture to job seekers from the viewpoint of a company's own employees.  Great Rated!™ reviews go well beyond a list of benefits or a handful of employee comments, to provide a comprehensive picture of what makes a company great.  Great Rated! ™ works with a number of strategic partners including Simply Hired and Digital First Media.

About BlackLine Systems
BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution.  An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes.  With more than 75,000 users in over 100 countries, BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform.  With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. 

BlackLine headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney to serve the company's growing global client base.  For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.   

SOURCE BlackLine Systems



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