Are you ready for inspirational keynotes, advanced training opportunities, and in-depth sessions to help you accelerate digital finance transformation at your organisation?

It’s that time of year again: BlackLine’s largest conference in the ANZ region is coming to The Star Sydney on 21-22 May.

InTheBlack is the event for networking, maximising value from
your BlackLine solutions, and driving the next wave of accounting and finance

At this year’s conference, you’ll have the opportunity to
hear best practices from existing customers, explore the latest technology
during hands-on BlackLine U workshops, and test out new product features at The
Sandbox. This is your chance to advance your career as you network and share
ideas with thought leaders and like-minded peers.

Here are some of the agenda highlights,
along with how to turn your trip into a mini-getaway.

Ethics in Finance

We’re excited to announce that
Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of Enron, will be a keynote speaker this year.

Yes, we’ve invited one of the men
behind the greatest instance of corporate fraud in history to speak at InTheBlack.
And yes, we realise it might not seem
to make sense―but just wait. This will likely be your most memorable hour of
the conference.

Fastow’s frankness around his
actions and rehabilitation will draw you in the second he walks on stage, and
you’ll learn more than you ever thought possible from the insider
perspective he’ll be sharing
on accounting, risk, fraud, and ethics.

Nike’s Journey with Transaction Matching

will discuss their journey to better manage the reconciliation management
process by implementing BlackLine Transaction Matching. They’ll deliver points
on what it takes to achieve success, and provide perspective on why this must
not be met with a “set it and forget it” approach.

Therese Believes Trust is in the Balance

our increasingly uncertain world, building and maintaining trust is more
important than ever. Trust in a company might start with the CEO, but Accounting
must be the steward of accurate financials.

Founder and CEO Therese Tucker’s keynote will reveal how accounting and finance
teams at every stage of their careers can help their organisation build trust
by embracing their new role as partners to the business and providing strategic
leadership and guidance.

Connect with Our Partners

The InTheBlack Sponsor Hub will host our alliance partners
from a range of organisations. EY and Deloitte are sponsors this year, and will
also be delivering thought leadership presentations from the main stage.

SAP is a sponsor as well, and for the first time, we’ve
created a track of content specifically for SAP users on the first day of the
conference. These
sessions will focus on topics like how BlackLine solutions are complementary to
SAP, and customers running SAP will share success stories about how they transformed
their financial close process with BlackLine.

ABM, Forpoint, and DXC are our local sponsors, and looking
forward to learning more about your goals and vision for Accounting and Finance.

Plan to stop by all of the sponsor booths or connect during
our networking events to discuss best practices that will help you maximise value
from BlackLine.

BlackLine U Workshops

InTheBlack Sydney will also give you the chance to spend
time with our experts at hands-on workshops. Here are just a few of the
BlackLine U workshops we have planned to help you increase efficiency and

You’ll have many others to choose from that will show you
how to shorten your close, move the focus from transactions to analytics, and
use Variance Analysis as a “watch dog” to improve remediation.

Make It A Getaway

Turn InTheBlack
into a mini holiday and stay for Vivid Sydney, which begins on 24
May. Australia’s largest festival brings together art, technology and commerce
with three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music, and light
sculptures that transform the city.

It’s Time to Thrive

Now is the time
to explore the technology and trends that allow accounting and finance teams to
thrive in this new era of continual change. You can become the catalyst your
organisation needs by leading with a new perspective and innovative mindset.

Join Finance & Accounting thought leaders from across
the Asia Pacific region for two full days of best practices and product deep
dives, and create lasting memories as you network with your peers.

Reserve your spot here if you haven’t already registered.

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