Continuous accounting. What it is and why it's important for you?
Venue: Le Bristol Paris
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 efficiency and decision making?
This is continuous accounting and it’s about to transform how finance and accounting think about their work and their role in the business.
Join us on 12 October to discuss what it means to Close Smarter by choosing a cloud software that enables your legacy ERP(s) to work better for you without the involvement of time stretched IT resources.
Throughout the evening we will be discussing how to make automating the close, balance sheet reconciliation and other back-end processes, as well as reporting on-the-fly, a reality.
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
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
- What typically happens in the close processes today?
- How can a Continuous Accounting process improve this?
- What can financial automation really deliver via visibility, controls and efficiency, where is the ROI?
Frederic Huby – Regional VicePresident 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.
Thierry Hubert – Group Controller, Bureau Veritas
Thierry Hubert was appointed Group Controller of Bureau Veritas in September 2012. He is responsible for Group Controlling, Consolidation, Shared Service Centers across the Group, Accounting Standards and Finance projects.
Prior to joining Bureau Veritas, Thierry Hubert has held various positions at Veolia serving in particular as the CFO of Veolia Environmental Services (South Europe Region) and Vice President Corporate Risks and Internal Control of Veolia Environmental Services.
BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions for Finance & Accounting (F&A) that centralise and streamline financial close operations and other key F&A processes. Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, the BlackLine Finance Controls & Automation Platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management, fuelling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle.
BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance & Accounting by centralizing key functions 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 achieve Modern Finance status, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.
More than 1,500 companies with users in approximately 120 countries around the world trust BlackLine to ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.