Blueprint for Continuous Accounting

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Duration: 1 hour

Sponsored by BlackLine

Webcast Summary

Every organization is constantly expected to run leaner while becoming more effective. This is especially true for Accounting and Finance, which are required to not only deliver periodic financial data and reports, but also real-time analysis and intelligence. Tim Coburn, Assistant Financial Controller, Graham Construction; and Susan Parcells, Senior Director Finance Transformation, BlackLine, will discuss the benefits of continuous accounting and how it can help your organization run more efficiently.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of continuous accounting and its advantages over period-end accounting
  • Understand how to transition from the traditional record-to-report processes to continuous accounting
  • Recognize how finance automation creates efficiency and improves accuracy while freeing up time for high-level strategy and analytics

About the Panelists

Susan ParcellsSusan Parcells, CPA, CGMA, Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine

Throughout her career as both an auditor and various management positions within accounting, Susan recognized  that the traditionally manual processes within the financial close were not only inefficient but often times exposed companies to risk. She began to focus on process improvement around the close, helping accounting teams reduce their workload and instead use their analytical skills to focus on other value-added activities, all while enhancing controls around those processes. She now spends her time attending conferences, tradeshows and other venues to educate companies on ways in which they can optimize their financial close processes along with having great control around them. Her greatest passion is helping others, which makes this role at Blackline a perfect fit.

Tim CoburnTim Coburn, Assistant Financial Controller, Graham Construction

Tim Coburn is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Assistant Financial Controller at Graham, a leading provider of Integrated Construction Solutions in North America, headquartered in Calgary Alberta. Tim earned his degree from Mount Royal University, and his CPA (formerly CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 2008. For the past 3 years, Tim has been responsible for managing leading full-cycle accounting at Graham with a focus on Intercompany analysis & reporting, balance sheet account reconciliations, process analysis & redesign, and base ledger reporting.

About the Moderator

Jess BozzoJess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum's growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

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