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  • 7 September 2017 15:25

Continuous Accounting, Intracompany Account Reconciliation and Automation Key Topics at INTHEBLACK APAC 2017

2-Day BlackLine Asia-Pacific User Conference To Feature Speakers from Deloitte, SAP and The Hackett Group, Plus Clients ANZ Bank, Coates Hire and ActewAGL

BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, is hosting its eighth annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) User Conference next week in Melbourne.  Serving the company's growing base of clients in the region, InTheBlack APAC 2017 (ITB APAC) will focus on the need for finance transformation and best practices for accelerating the financial close and handling intercompany transactions in an effort to elevate finance organisations to Modern Finance status.

The 2-day conference will feature speakers from regional BlackLine customers, including ANZ Banking Group, Coates Hire and ActewAGL, with Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using BlackLine's cloud platform.

A key theme for this year's conference is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyse financial data in a timely and precise manner. Attendees of ITB APAC will learn first-hand how leading-edge organisations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments. Reconciliation of intercompany accounts also will be highlighted.

In addition to BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and other BlackLine experts, presentations will be given by thought leaders from Deloitte, SAP and The Hackett Group. In addition, Dr. Richard Hames, an internationally recognised corporate philosopher recently recognised by Forbes Asia as one of the smartest people on the planet, will deliver a keynote. Leading business and technology journalist Beverley Head will emcee the event.

Representatives from other BlackLine client companies from around the APAC region are registered to attend, joining BlackLine's team of experts in Melbourne. As part of the company's ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide clients everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the 2-day event as an interactive session for attendees in the region to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.

Both new and experienced users who attend the Melbourne sessions will be given an opportunity to:

- Learn best practices from BlackLine's team of experts and other customers

- Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine

- Preview upcoming software enhancements

- Directly influence the product direction going forward

BlackLine has more than 100 customers based in APAC with sales, professional services and technical support team employees in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. 

ITB APAC 2017 will be held on 13-14 September at the Melbourne Convention Centre. For more information, go here:

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize organisations. 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 modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close. Nearly 2,000 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements. 

BlackLine is recognised 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

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