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Webinar Recording

Financial Close & Compliance Automation: A Practical Guide

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Many midsize companies want to grow. However, with ongoing growth, there are more ad hoc processes for accounting tasks like approvals, journal entries, variance analysis, and reconciliations. With mounting responsibilities and limited resources, scaling efficiently becomes impossible.

Increasingly, controllers and accounting professionals are looking to harness technology to provide the agility needed to succeed. Specifically, they’re looking to financial close and compliance automation as a way to gain control. During this webinar, we’ll discuss five practical considerations for improving your financial close and compliance processes. We’ll also examine how automation can:
  • Improve accuracy and reduce the effort required to close the books
  • Cut monthly fire drills by clearly defining processes
  • Elevate financial controls, policies, and procedures
  • Improve balance sheet integrity
  • Deliver faster reporting and complete KPIs

Speakers

Simon Turner,
Simon Turner
Simon has over 25 years of experience in International Finance and Business. Simon was previously President, US for CR Worldwide, a provider of cloud based, global incentive programs. Prior to CR Worldwide, Simon was VP, Finance at Oxford Immunotec Global plc, taking the company from early stage start-up in the UK to NASDAQ IPO in November 2013. In that role he built countless budget, forecasting, financial projection and capital structuring Excel files leveraging his earlier experience with Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Through these experiences, Simon has lived through some of the dramatic changes affecting the Office of the CFO as well as experiencing the trials and tribulations of managing a finance function overly reliant on spreadsheets.
Moderated by: Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Joe Fleischer
Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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. The company is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions and as a pioneer in the cloud market for enhanced financial control and automation.

Designed to complement virtually all ERP and other financial systems including SAP, Oracle and NetSuite, BlackLine increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation from within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, BlackLine helps companies modernize accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.

More than 2,600 companies with users around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements. Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

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

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • 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