more-arw search

Seminar Recording

Automating Account Reconciliation to Mitigate Compliance Risk

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
CFO Dimensions 2013 | Finance Technology Track | Session 5 - The role of Accounting and Finance Professionals is ever evolving. Demands are increasing; regulations are even more stringent; and areas of focus are expanding. All of these make it more challenging for companies to efficiently close their books while ensuring they have balance sheet integrity. The account reconciliation process is an under-appreciated, yet critical, control which helps ensure financial integrity. By leveraging technology, a company can automate its reconciliations and link accounts across different standards to minimize the amount of manual labor required and ultimately the risk of errors. This session is designed to inform finance and accounting leaders of how account reconciliation process optimization can create a foundation for streamlining the overall financial close process and more importantly, ensuring appropriate controls are in place for greater accuracy in the numbers.


Susan Parcells, CPA, Director, Finance Transformation, Blackline
Susan Parcells, CPA
Director, Finance Transformation, Blackline
Susan is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northern Arizona University. Susan began her career in Audit and Assurance with Deloitte and Touche. She then served as the Assistant Controller for Beazer Homes, a publicly traded real estate company, followed by her role as Controller for NetPro, a small software company. Throughout her career, Susan has focused on process improvement around the accounting close process. This led to her next role as Associate Director of Global Close and Strategic Initiatives at Apollo, one of the world’s largest private education providers, where she implemented BlackLine. Susan immediately saw the value in what BlackLine had to offer. This became the springboard to her joining the BlackLine team in February 2011 as Director of Product Management to drive the product design and help other accounting professionals focus on any problem areas. Susan is currently focused on educating others on best practices around the financial close and how software can help companies gain better control and efficiency around the close.
Wendy Shapiro, CPA, Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Atlas Air Worldwide
Wendy Shapiro, CPA
Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Atlas Air Worldwide
Wendy Shapiro is the Senior Director of Corporate Accounting at Atlas Air Worldwide. Wendy joined Atlas Air Inc. in 2002 and has held various roles in the Finance and Accounting organization. She has championed several projects to streamline and enhance the efficiency of the financial close process. As Regional Leader of the BlackLine user group, Wendy has continued her focus on software solutions to account reconciliations, journal entries and balance sheet variance explanations. She has been published in “Baseline” Magazine in December 2010. Before joining Atlas in 2002, Ms. Shapiro held various audit and financial roles at pwc, Estee Lauder and Thomson Financial. Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.


By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.