CFOs Optimistic & Focused on Automation in 2021

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We’re almost halfway through 2021, and we’re still living in challenging times. For the past 14 months, we’ve been figuring out our adjusted personal and professional lives as we go along. At the same time, we’re bombarded by ever-changing information that’s often disputed and sometimes quickly contradicted. Despite the ongoing discomfort and uncertainty, Finance chiefs are optimistic about what lies …

Crunching the Numbers: How Automation is Changing the Business of Accounting

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This article originally appeared in The Sunday Times. It’s a 5-minute read. In an age of disruption, technology is freeing up finance teams to focus on what really matters. Gabriella Griffith takes a closer look. From mock trials—where students examine the judicial system—to programmes for primary school children to explore and solve community issues, Young Citizens is a charity working …

The Risk of Manually Reconciling Transactional Details

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Rainbow spreadsheets. Thousands of lines to match and clear. Late nights faced with the fact that this is not the reason you got your degree in accounting… all while knowing there must be a better way. You know what I’m talking about: reconciling financial data from disparate sources, and specifically, manually matching an ever-increasing volume of transactions. This process is tedious, time-consuming, …

5 Tips & Tricks to Simplify Your Journal Entry Process

5 Tips & Tricks to Simplify Your Journal Entry Process

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Every accountant knows the pains of manually creating, reviewing, and approving all the journal entries that accumulate during the month-end close. What if you could easily simplify—or even eliminate—the repetitiveness of managing journals? BlackLine Journal Entry streamlines your workflow, enhancing controls and automation for journal approval processes. Here are five tips and tricks to simplify your journal entry process and …