IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Resources Global Professionals ("Resources"), a leading multinational provider of professional services and the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), and financial close software leader BlackLine Systems are expanding their longstanding Strategic Partnership to include a focused effort on Europe to meet demand for BlackLine's flagship account reconciliation software. Resources has been a 'BlackLine Certified Implementation Professional Firm' in North America for more than four years.
"We are delighted to be partnering with BlackLine in Europe as we work with our clients to improve their financial close process," said Frits Aarts, senior vice president, Resources Global Europe. "The relationship has been very strong in the United States and we are looking forward to a successful collaborative partnership as BlackLine moves proactively into Europe."
With more than 64 BlackLine-Certified Implementation Professionals, Resources has Consultants trained and certified to implement the BlackLine Financial Close Software Suite in countries around the world, including France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Australia and Mexico.
"Partnering with leading professional services firms, such as Resources Global, that are helping mid-size and large organizations improve their internal accounting processes provides additional value to BlackLine clients," Howard Goldstein, vice president of marketing, BlackLine Systems, said. "To meet the demand and best serve our clients in new markets, we've embarked aggressively on an international strategy in the last two years. Resources has shown such a commitment to getting consultants trained to implement BlackLine all over the world. Having a formal alliance in place covering North America and Europe will be extremely helpful as we do more business overseas."
ABOUT RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS
The world's leading businesses trust Resources Global Professionals with their most pressing initiatives. We're a multinational professional services firm that partners with business leaders to drive change across all parts of a global enterprise. Our accomplished professionals have expertise in finance & accounting, information management, risk & compliance, human capital, legal & regulatory, healthcare solutions, corporate advisory & restructuring, strategic communications and supply chain management. Working as members of clients' teams, we solve problems, execute plans and transfer knowledge.
Resources Global was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with over 3,000 professionals, annually serving approximately 1,900 clients around the world from 77 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Resources Global has served 85 of the Fortune 100 companies. The firm was named to Forbes.com's list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.
The operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN), the Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about Resources Global is available at http://www.resourcesglobal.com.
About BlackLine 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.
SOURCE Resources Global Professionals