During BlackLine’s 2020 Finance Innovation Week, RGP leaders were joined by clients to share first-hand experiences on successfully transforming accounting and finance team with BlackLine’s Transaction Matching solutions.
Finance teams that embrace digital to optimize operations and deliver valuable business insights are better able to anticipate and respond to disruption. And by adopting an Agile approach, they’re able to turn up the digital volume—and deliver benefits their organizations can take to the bank.
Thanks to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic challenges, many organizations were forced to downsize and slash budgets. In this Q&A, VP of Finance Transformation Andy Jones shares his insights about the year-end close, 2021 planning and why now is the time for transformation.
With cash flows squeezed by the dramatic slowdown many have faced as COVID-19 continues to spread, some firms are struggling for their very survival. Yet, I’m convinced that now—even in the midst of the pandemic—is the time to transform the way finance and accounting teams work.
They impact everything from bonds to loans to mortgages.
The financial close is a stressful time, even under ordinary circumstances. Getting through it in the midst of a pandemic—with everyone working remotely—would have been unimaginable. Now that we’ve done it a few times, what have we learned? And how can you be better prepared for next time?