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Webinar Recording

The Risk of the Status Quo in Finance and Accounting

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Forward-thinking finance and accounting (F&A) teams are driving transformation initiatives and their organizations are benefiting from their efforts. They are driving cost efficiencies, increasing business agility and improving overall corporate performance.

But how often are today’s F&A teams pausing to evaluate the risk of not changing antiquated practices? According to a recent whitepaper from BlackLine, the answer is rarely.

F&A Automation tools exists. So why do many organizations, regardless of size, continue to rely on time-consuming and difficult manual processes? Join this webinar as we explore the answer to these questions and more, including:
  • Why avoiding change exposes organizations to more risk-not less
  • The importance of an agile F&A function to compete and win in today’s business landscape
  • Why the status quo rules the back office leading to disconnect between strategy and execution
  • 7 ways that F&A professionals can embrace change
  • The risks of legacy processes for a growth organization

Speakers

Todd Perlman, President, BT Partners
Todd Perlman
President, BT Partners
Todd Perlman is President of BT Partners, as well as a Principal with Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. He has worked in public accounting and served as Controller and Operations Manager for several diversified companies in private industry. He has directly managed over seventy-five ERP implementations for small to mid-size distributors and manufacturers in diverse industries. Mr. Perlman is certified in several complementary applications and has a demonstrated expertise in all facets of ERP and systems and business consulting.

Mr. Perlman received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Perlman has served as an active committee chair in the Illinois CPA Society and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
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