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Bayer, Covestro, Royal HaskoningDHV, T-Mobile and Trivium Packaging Among 15+ Customers Speaking at BeyondTheBlack EMEA 2023

Industry leading customers, Deloitte, EY and SAP® to share digital finance transformation and accounting automation best practices at BlackLine annual European conference

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Accounting automation software leader BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) is hosting its 13th annual European conference in London next week. Beyond reporting the numbers and managing risk, Finance and Accounting (F&A) is being asked to do more than ever before, including transforming foundational processes, optimizing business operations and guiding corporate strategy. At BeyondTheBlack EMEA 2023, F&A leaders will learn how they can 'Go Beyond' and move to world-class accounting.

BeyondTheBlack EMEA invites F&A professionals to embrace modern accounting over two days of sessions featuring speakers from more than 15 BlackLine customers including Bayer, Covestro, Royal HaskoningDHV, T-Mobile and Trivium Packaging. Leading customers will share measurable results from modernizing their financial close, accounts receivable (AR) and intercompany financial management (IFM) processes using BlackLine's solutions on their digital finance transformation journeys. Thought leaders from Deloitte, EY and SAP are also sponsoring and speaking at the event.

Program Highlights:

  • More than 15 BlackLine customers telling their digital finance transformation stories
  • More than 30 total speakers, spanning over 45 sessions on key topics including: 
    • The use of advanced automation technologies such as machine learning to optimize order-to-cash, cash application, collections and other key AR automation processes
    • How automating IFM processes can vastly improve operational and tax efficiencies, unlocking new horizons for growth and helping leading organizations 'Go Beyond Zero' with their intercompany transaction balances

    • How BlackLine complements specific ERP systems, such as those from Oracle, SAP, Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Workday and more
  • 8 deep-dive BlackLine U workshops
  • 4 interactive expert panels

Featured Speakers:

  • BlackLine Founder and Co-CEO Therese Tucker, Co-CEO Owen Ryan (former Deloitte Advisory CEO), SVP Finance Solutions & Technology Mike Polaha, Managing Director Global AR Andy Lilley and other BlackLine finance transformation experts will address a myriad of topics that are top of mind across the entire Office of the CFO at a time when F&A is being called on to do more with less and to serve as a true strategic advisor to the business.

  • Award-winning BBC television presenter, journalist and author Louis Theroux – Best known for his documentaries investigating fascinating worlds and lifestyles, Louis approaches his work with relentless curiosity and a tendency to question everything. In this thrilling keynote, he'll share how his distinctive journalistic style can align with the work of accountants. He'll offer insights to inspire F&A teams to go beyond the numbers, dig deep for valuable insights, and motivate leaders to drive the business to its full potential.

  • Finance and Strategy Consultant and Digital Transformation Expert Darryl Bannon will serve as master of ceremonies. A seasoned finance professional with familiarity across a range of industries, Darryl possesses an expert understanding of the challenges accountants face daily. Having worked on many ERP implementation projects, she will offer insights on scaling F&A and leveraging technology to embrace modern accounting practices.

Bringing together a community focused on innovation and leadership in F&A, BeyondTheBlack EMEA 2023 will take place Tuesday to Wednesday, March 14th to 15th, in central London. BlackLine invites its more than 650 customers across Europe, as well as partners and future customers, to find more information and register for the complimentary conference here

Join us to find out what the best companies in the world have to say about using BlackLine to modernize their F&A operations. 

About BlackLine
Companies come to BlackLine (Nasdaq: BL) because their traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable. BlackLine's cloud-based financial operations management platform and market-leading customer service help companies move to modern accounting by unifying their data and processes, automating repetitive work, and driving accountability through visibility. BlackLine provides solutions to manage and automate financial close, accounts receivable and intercompany accounting processes, helping large enterprises and midsize companies across all industries do accounting work better, faster and with more control.

More than 4,100 customers trust BlackLine to help them close faster with complete and accurate results. The company is the pioneer of the cloud financial close market and recognized as the leader by customers at leading end-user review sites including G2 and TrustRadius. BlackLine is a global company with operations in major business centers around the world including Los Angeles, New York, the San Francisco Bay area, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit

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