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Webinar Recording

A Global Confidence Check for Midsize Accounting Organizations

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The ACCA found that more than 90% of spreadsheets contain serious errors, while more than 90% of spreadsheet users are convinced that their models are error-free. While there is something both humorous and frightening in this statistic, it is also representative of the cognitive dissonance causing stress for accounting professionals today.

This statistic holds even more significance for midsize organizations who have often outgrown the manual processes smaller organizations can handle but lack the resources necessary to invest in technology. A recent global survey of more than 1,500 respondents found that mid-market organizations expressed the greatest dissatisfaction with their F&A processes compared to smaller and larger companies.

Although mid-cap companies experience the greatest growing pains, achievable technology enablers can help F&A teams manage the increasing complexity.
Join this webinar to:
Learn the costs of traditional manual accounting processes
Hear how spreadsheet-based processes increase the risk of inaccurate financial data
Understand why scaling and preparing for the future requires thinking differently about F&A activities
Review a modern accounting approach that helps organizations perform accounting work quickly, accurately, and with more control

Speakers

Zach Deming, Vice President, Product Marketing, BlackLine
Zach Deming
Vice President, Product Marketing, BlackLine
Zach partners with accounting and finance leaders to help them realize how traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable. After a decade in the industry, he believes cloud software technologies can help Accounting automate the ordinary, so accountants can shift their focus to the extra-ordinary.
Jay Famico, Co-founder and Lead Analyst, Capstone Insights
Jay Famico
Co-founder and Lead Analyst, Capstone Insights
Prior to starting Capstone Insights, Jay was vice president of Client-Focused Technology at SiriusDecisions. In this role, Jay led the company’s marketing and sales technology coverage and research agenda, chaired the SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange (TechX), oversaw the development of SiriusDecisions’ web-based and Excel-based research tools, and was responsible for all digital properties.
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 Jersey City.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor BlackLine
BlackLine - Companies come to BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) because their traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable. BlackLine’s cloud-based solutions and market-leading customer service help companies move to modern accounting by unifying their data and processes, automating repetitive work, and driving accountability through visibility. BlackLine provides solutions for financial close management, accounting automation, and intercompany governance, helping large enterprises and midsize companies across all industries do accounting work better, faster and with more control.

More than 3,000 customers trust BlackLine to help them close faster with complete and accurate results. The company is the pioneer and recognized Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions. 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
    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