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Webinar Recording

The ART of the Close – Leading practices for creating an Accurate, Reliable and Timely Close

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Are you worried about your close? It is time consuming, lengthy and laborious? Does it divert your critical resources from other, much needed activities? Even if your close feels like it’s going well, consider this: are you closing in under ten days each and every month? There are always opportunities to improve the close by fixing your processes, leveraging systems or simply training your people. In this session, we will provide practical insights & steps that will help you attain the A.R.T of the Close – Accurate, Reliable and Timely.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand what a successful close looks like.
Learn how to improve accuracy through reconciliations, accruals and a better review process.
Understand how to create increased reliability through checklists, communication, balanced workload and a solid process.
Learn how to achieve timeliness through streamlining internal and external dependencies, reducing time and tackling upstream errors and issues.

Speakers

Deepika Sandhu, Partner, Connor Group
Deepika Sandhu
Partner, Connor Group
Deepika Sandhu is a Partner in Connor Group's Financial Operations (FinOps) practice and leads our Blackline service offering. Deepika has more than 18 years of direct industry, management consulting and Big-4 experience business process improvement, financial operations and organizational effectiveness. Deepika has led numerous projects for high growth companies in the areas of close process optimization, public company readiness, internal controls and Blackline implementations and optimizations.

Deepika also has significant experience in risk consulting, helping clients to quantify and pro-actively mitigate risks and assessing companies overall internal control effectiveness. Previously Deepika was a Senior Manager in the advisory practice of Grant Thornton LLP and the head of Business Process Improvement and Internal Controls at bebe Stores, Inc. Deepika was also a Senior Management Consultant with Deloitte & Touche.

Deepika completed a MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and a Dual BA in Economics and International Relations from Scripps College.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor BlackLine
BlackLine - BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralizing and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize organizations. Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine helps companies modernize accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close. More than 1,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Accounting
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Accounting
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Accounting
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits