The Road to Reconciliation

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The Road to Reconciliation

  1. 1. THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATIONClosing with Confidence and AchievingBalance Sheet Integrity with BlackLineKimberly Uberti Michael Gilmartin Pieter GeyerBlackLine Systems BlackLine Systems PwC Advisory Formerly with BlackLine Client IMS Health
  2. 2. Michael GilmartinSolutions ConsultantBlackLine Systems
  3. 3. ABOUT MICHAEL•Currently a Solutions Consultant with BlackLine•Spent most of his recent career (10+ years) infinancial systems maintenance roles•Former BlackLine client at IMS Health servingas the BlackLine System Administrator and alsoSAP Project Manager, as well as AccountingManager for Global Shared Services•Oversaw the global implementation of BlackLinefor IMS Health
  4. 4. Pieter GeyerSenior Advisor & Business Process ExpertPwC/PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory
  5. 5. ABOUT PIETER•More than 20 years of experience consulting onthe finance function for large companies•Currently advising in the Financial Expertspractice of PwC Advisory•Specializing in SAP Financials projectimplementations•Previously served as Controller for amultinational company operating globally
  6. 6. ABOUT BLACKLINEINCORPORATED IN 2001HEADQUARTERED IN LOS ANGELES450+ CLIENTS, 55,000+ USERS
  7. 7. GLOBALDEPLOYMENTBlackLine OnDemand users(80+ COUNTRIES)
  8. 8. COMMON CLOSE PROCESS
  9. 9. BLACKLINE PROCESS
  10. 10. IDEAL AUTOMATED PLATFORM• REAL-TIME MONITORING AND REPORTING• CONTROLLED PROCESS• DATA INTEGRITY & INTEGRATION
  11. 11. SSAE 16 + ISAE 3402Internationally recognized auditingstandards developed by the AICPAand IAASB - 3rd party opinionson control effectiveness
  12. 12. ROI & CUTTING COSTS• Auto-certification• Increased staff productivity MeadWestVaco Corporation ROI: 495% Payback: 2 Months• Reduced paper, printing, storage, overhead, auditor fees• Improved process management Cox Communications ROI: 227% Payback: 6 Months• Faster close Education Management Corporation ROI: 138% Payback: 10 MonthsReturn on investmentis one of the most importantindicators of value
  13. 13. EFFICIENCY, SPEED & VISIBILITYREDUCED COSTS AND RISKSCONTROLLED FINANCIAL CLOSETo learn more, come visit us in booth No. 36 in the‘Orange Zone’ or email info@blackline.com.

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