BlackLine U Day

Accelerate your BlackLine knowledge by attending BlackLine U Day! This full-day learning experience focuses on everything from interactive, in-depth, and hands-on classes to product overviews and deep dives, specifically designed to help you maximise the impact of your BlackLine solutions.

Choose your learning journey from a variety of courses and workshops, and our team of world-class instructors will share practical and actionable BlackLine knowledge that you can immediately apply at your organisation. Space is limited, so secure your BlackLine U Day agenda today.

Price per person: A$99 (includes breakfast, lunch, and post-event reception)

Why Attend?

Spend hands-on time learning with BlackLine experts

Address internal and IT controls from a company and audit perspective

Gain process improvement strategies

Understand interrelationships within BlackLine roles

Earn CPE/CPD credits to advance your career

BlackLine U Day at a Glance

Choose your own learning adventure and sign up for any of the sessions in each time block.

Track 1: Leading Practices

Financial Close: Roles & Teams

Tuesday, 17 September | 9:30 – 10:45 AEST

In this class, participants will learn how leveraging BlackLine roles, role-based security, and teams impact the overall BlackLine user experience.

Learning Objectives:

Apply BlackLine role-based security within the segregation of duties context

Differentiate between entity-based vs. record-based assignments

Design a well-structured team using BlackLine Team functionality

Financial Close: Auto-Certification

Tuesday, 17 September | 11:00 – 12:15 AEST

In this class, participants will learn about the flexible auto-certification and threshold settings that can either be applied globally or tailored at the account level.

Learning Objectives:

Identify which products use auto-certification

Differentiate between global and record-level auto-certification application

Identify key characteristics of specific auto-certification rules

Change Management Tips for Project Teams

Tuesday, 17 September | 13:30 – 14:45 AEST

In this class, participants will learn 10 change management tips to drive success in support of your BlackLine project.

Learning Objectives:

Explore how change management techniques support your most critical success factor—your people

Explain how your team can encourage acceptance and adoption

Consider BlackLine system-specific settings that can reinforce your organisation’s desired outcomes

Your IT Audit Checklist

Tuesday, 17 September | 15:00 – 16:15 AEST

In this class, participants will learn critical tasks to consider in preparation for your next BlackLine-related IT audit.

Learning Objectives:

List 10 critical focus areas for IT audit preparation

Bookmark where SOC 1 & 2 reports are located

Consider leading practices and evaluate current state around user management and key system settings

Track 2: Account Reconciliations for End-Users

Financial Close: Account Reconciliations Introduction

Tuesday, 17 September | 9:30 – 12:30 AEST

In this hands-on interactive instructor-led workshop, participants will get acquainted with Account Reconciliations from an end-user perspective and through the lens of a quality reconciliation.

Learning Objectives:

Navigate BlackLine homepage dashboards and Account Reconciliations

Prepare, approve, and review a quality reconciliation

Certify and decertify account reconciliations

Financial Close: Templates & Items

Tuesday, 17 September | 13:30 – 16:30 AEST

In this interactive instructor-led workshop, go beyond the fundamentals by increasing accuracy and efficiency with Account Reconciliation templates and items.

Learning Objectives:

Define the purpose of templates and template controls within the context of multiple use cases

Explain the item aging and item classifications

Import items in bulk

Track 3: Financial Close: Administration

Financial Close: Account Reconciliations Administration (repeated session)

Tuesday, 17 September | 9:30 – 12:30 AEST & 13:30 – 16:30 AEST

In this interactive instructor-led workshop, participants will learn essential administration activities in support of system design and ongoing maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the various data import mechanisms and when to use each one

Design and maintain foundational settings (such as organisational structure, currency, custom frequencies, and dates)

Manage users leveraging leading practices

Go Beyond

Beyond the Basics. Beyond the Numbers. Beyond Expectations.