Nov. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Leading financial close software company
will be hosting its
2013 Annual User Conference
next week from Sunday to
Wednesday, Nov. 10
to 13, at the
JW Marriott at L.A. Live
– home of the company's global headquarters.
Keeping in line with the entertainment heritage of
, acclaimed Actor/Director/Writer
will open the conference sharing his experiences skyrocketing from independent film maker to
super star. The following day, pro-baseball legendary pitcher and Olympic Gold Medalist
, born without a right hand, will speak about the challenges he overcame to succeed as a professional athlete. Other keynotes will be given by Forensic Accountant Tim Tribe and Results Coach
Accounting/finance managers and compliance executives around the world use the
BlackLine Financial Close Suite
to automate traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation and financial close processes. Additional BlackLine User Conference speakers include senior finance executives from more than 20 current BlackLine client companies including Atlas Air, Cox Communications, Iridium, Lafarge and Oshkosh. Many of the sessions are expected to focus on creative applications and best practices for using BlackLine's flagship
enterprise-class SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution
Between 400 and 500 attendees from across the globe are registered to attend the four-day event. 'BlackLine Certified Implementation Professional' firms from the company's global network, including conference sponsors
, KPMG LLP, Resources Global Professionals and UHY Advisors, will be presenting. Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC also each have BlackLine Certified Implementers registered to attend.
In addition, representatives from enterprise application software leader
(NYSE: SAP) are signed up, following the announcement earlier this week that the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions has become an SAP-endorsed business solution – joining the ranks of fewer than 40 offerings globally.
The day before the conference begins BlackLine employees and interested clients and partners will volunteer their time with three different local organizations:
Los Angeles Mission
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers
At the BlackLine Annual User Conference, clients from around the world are given an opportunity to:
- Learn best practices from BlackLine's team of experts
- Hear how experienced users from other companies, and in specific industries, creatively use BlackLine
- Preview upcoming software enhancements
- Directly influence the product direction going forward
For more information, contact BlackLine Systems Vice President of Marketing
About BlackLine Systems
BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. With more than 75,000 users in over 100 countries, BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.