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Continuous accounting. What it is and why it's important for you

26th April 2017, London

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Venue Browns Hotel


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 in April 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.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 7:05 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker
7:05 – 8:15 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
8:15 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up, closing remarks from Blackline & Networking

Discussion Topics

  • 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?

Keynote Speaker

Josh May, Solution Consultant at BlackLine

Josh May, Solution Consultant at BlackLine and formerly Group Financial Reporting Manager at Camelot will be the BlackLine host for the evening.  Josh has first hand experience of closing with spreadsheets in comparison to closing with a financial automation software to assist you.   Josh has experience in delivering transformation across financial close processes and has previously worked in F&A roles at Hitachi, AXA  & Blackrock financial institutes.

About Blackline

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.

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