25/05/2022 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Manual accounting processes are one of the biggest frustrations of every accountant - the repetitive work, endless spreadsheets, and late nights at month end.
But what’s the real cost?
How should organisations prioritise their digitisation efforts? And how can finance and accounting leaders accelerate the transition to a digital future in the new distributed work environment?
A key to solving manual accounting challenges, and a first step in any modern accounting journey, is applying automation to redeploy teams to higher-value activities. And with a guided pathway, organisations can implement quick wins to increase efficiency, accuracy, and collaboration across finance and accounting processes.
Key learning points include:
Josh May, Manager, Solutions Consulting, BlackLineJosh is an ACCA Qualified Accountant and has more than 21 years accounting experience in banking, leasing, gaming etc. Prior to joining Blackline, he led the implementation of BlackLine at Camelot, whilst in charge of the Reporting Team. He is a Certified Implementer and has more than 5 years' experience in Solutions Consulting. Josh is BlackLine's Lead Solutions Consultant for Modern Accounting Playbook (MAP), and has delivered extensive support for dynamic rapid growth customers.
Simon Gray, Head of Business, ICAEWSimon is a chartered accountant and ICAEW member who qualified with KPMG in Nottingham. After many years of volunteering, including District Society President, Chair of the Business Committee and Council Member, he joined ICAEW as Head of Business in December 2021. His background is in the recruitment, careers, membership and inward investment sectors. Simon has started and run his own businesses and served as a Non-Executive Director.
BlackLine's solutions help companies move to modern accounting by unifying processes, automating repetitive work, and driving accountability through visibility. BlackLine provides solutions for financial close management, accounting automation, and intercompany governance, helping companies in all industries do accounting work better, faster, and with more control.
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