LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from financial software provider BlackLine Systems, Inc., along with KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, and BlackLine/KPMG client Zurich North America, are presenting together next week in Chicago at two events for corporate finance and accounting leaders. The first joint presentation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the first CFO Dimensions Conference, followed by a panel session on Thursday, Sept. 20, during the third annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) Finance Transformation & CFO Forum.
During both sessions, presenters will highlight how leveraging technology and automating traditionally manual accounting processes, such as account reconciliations, can help optimize the financial close process. Senior finance department executives from Zurich North America will share their thoughts on how global companies operating in a shared services environment can communicate better, improve efficiencies, increase productivity and reduce bottom line costs by implementing an automated account reconciliation and financial close system.
Attendees will leave the sessions with insight into how their organizations can:
- Virtually eliminate spreadsheets – and the errors/headaches that come with them from their financial close
- Increase control and visibility across the board
- Facilitate timely, accurate and documented communications between all departments (accounting, finance, compliance, auditing, etc.)
- Realize exceptional ROI in a very short timeframe
- Improve the accuracy and timeliness of compliance reporting
- Define responsibility and process ownership
- Manage compliance while servicing multiple locations
Earlier this year, BlackLine Systems and KPMG LLP signed a formal Strategic Alliance Agreement to cooperate in bringing BlackLine Systems' industry-leading software and KPMG LLP's professional services to organizations such as insurance industry giant Zurich. KPMG LLP and other members of the KPMG network have been providing advisory services relating to clients' implementation of BlackLine software in North America and Europe for more than four years, helping numerous Fortune 1000 BlackLine clients optimize their financial close process and extract enhanced value from their BlackLine application.
To learn more about these or other upcoming BlackLine Systems events, contact Howard Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CFO Dimensions
CFO Dimensions 2012 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and is geared at U.S. CFOs and other senior corporate finance, accounting and related executives. In addition to BlackLine, event sponsors include SAP America, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP and many other world-class companies.
About SSON Finance Transformation
The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON), which puts on several conferences throughout the year, is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world. As at all SSON finance-focused shows, Finance Transformation 2012, scheduled for Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 19 to 21, will bring together leading shared services and outsourcing professionals from around the world to share best practices for streamlining finance operations.
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. 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, New York City, Portland, Ore. and Sydney to serve the company's growing global client base. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.
Director of Corporate Communications
SOURCE BlackLine Systems