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Webinar Recording

The Impact of Innovative Technology on Accounting

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Accounting has evolved, and like the rest of the world, it is in the middle of a digital transformation.

Hear first-hand from Hyatt and the impact technology and process improvements have made on transforming and modernizing the way its finance and accounting teams work.

Learn how Hyatt:
  • Increased visibility and saved time across the month-end closes of 200+ hotels
  • Eliminated the need to pull data for auditors, ensured segregation of duties, and enabled hotels to focus on customers instead of accounting
Join us for this informative presentation as Michael Shultz, of BlackLine, looks at how existing technology can modernize your reconciliation and close operations and automate your period-end processes. And consider how technology can significantly reduce errors while speeding up work, allowing more time for review, investigation, and analysis.

Speakers

Travis Curl, SS General Ledger Analyst, Hyatt Hotels
Travis Curl
SS General Ledger Analyst, Hyatt Hotels
Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Human Resources, Management, Customer Service, and Payroll. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Marketing from University of Central Oklahoma.
Michael Shultz, Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine
Michael Shultz
Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine
Michael is a Product Expert with BlackLine. He combines nearly 20 years of accounting experience in auditing, consulting, and financial reporting management to guide companies on their paths to modern finance. Michael looks beyond the numbers and focuses on process improvements to eliminate manual components, increase efficiencies, and enhance controls across the entire accounting function. When not writing biographies in third-person narrative, he travels the world sharing his experience and presenting innovative approaches to increasing productivity and optimizing the close reporting process
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 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 2,200 companies with users in over 150 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) and as a pioneer in the cloud market for enhanced financial control and automation of FCPM.

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