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Why continuous accounting is the future of the finance function

12th June 2019, Paris

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Location: Shangri-La


Whether it’s automating manual processes and eliminating errors, centralising and streamlining accounting workflows, or digitising toolsets and ways of working, finance function transformation is increasingly seen as a critical step on the journey towards wider business transformation – one that enables the CFO to become a true catalyst for change and a driver of overall performance and impact.

For instance, imagine you could have real-time visibility of your financial results at the touch of a button. If you could look at your balance sheet at any point in time and manage risk in a controlled automated fashion, how much would that improve your efficiency and decision-making?

This is continuous accounting – and it’s about to transform how finance and accounting professionals think about their work and their role in the business.

Join Meet the Boss and Blackline to discuss what it means to close smarter, and why it’s important for your business. Discover how choosing the right tools can help ease the burden on already time-stretched IT resources, and discuss how to make automating the close, balance sheet reconciliation and other back-end processes – as well as reporting on-the-fly – a reality. Want to know why continuous accounting is the future of the finance function? What it is and why it’s important for you? This event will reveal all.


6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:30 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Blackline

Discussion Points

  • What typically happens in the close processes today? Where do the pain points lie?
  • Can a continuous accounting process help? What are the challenges to getting started?
  • What can financial automation really deliver via visibility, controls and efficiency? Where is the ROI?

Keynote Speaker


Frederic Huby, Regional Vice President South Europe, BlackLine

As Regional Vice President South Europe for BlackLine, Frederic Huby holds in-depth understanding of finance and accounting challenges and is responsible for managing the operations throughout France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

Prior to joining BlackLine, Frederic Huby held several Senior Management positions at Qlik, SAP, Business Objects and Cartesis. Frederic brings over fifteen years of software experience to BlackLine, with a focus on management, implementing successful projects and revenue generating sales programs.

About 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.

More than 2,600 companies with users around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

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