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Closing the Books in 2024: Fast Close Strategies for Speed and Accuracy

Rev up your reporting and leave the slow-lane behind

 

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Learning objectives:

Understand the key concepts behind the fast close methodology
Identify the 5 W's of the financial close
Utilize technology, like Blackline, to reduce manual work and enhance value-added activities
Utilize technology, like Blackline, to reduce manual work and enhance value-added activities
Interoperability and alignment with other regulations and frameworks

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Actions companies should take now to prepare

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Join us for a comprehensive discussion on critical innovations to the financial close for 2024. If you’re CFO, controller, finance manager, or anyone else on the record-to-report frontlines, this webinar will shine an insightful light on the revolutionary fast close process, reframing and redefining the venerable financial close for these digitized times.

Cut your close down from weeks to days by seamlessly integrating your people, processes, and technology like Blackline to generate more accurate, timely financial statements that empower stakeholders and decision-makers.

 
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Rev up your reporting and leave the slow-lane behind

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Megan Horn, CPA*

Director

Megan is one of the leaders at Embark who enjoys helping her clients implement solutions that meet their needs by leveraging years of accounting, finance, and audit experience. She started her career at PwC, serving a variety of clients in both private and public sectors across multiple industries. Originally from Houston, Megan graduated from Texas A&M University with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration with a focus on accounting. She resides in Houston and joined Embark in 2019.

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Brian Gohlke, CPA*

Manager

Brian started his career with PwC’s Management Consulting practice in Houston serving Fortune 500 oil and gas, manufacturing, and renewable energy clients before transitioning to Embark in 2022. As a CPA, Brian’s background consists of system implementation and process improvement projects with a focus on optimizing the month-end close

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Participants will earn 1 CPE credit.

Embark is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.


Record retention policy

Embark will maintain participant information in its CPE database for a period of five (5) years.


Program cancellation policy

Embark may at its discretion cancel a course program, delay a course program offering, or replace a previously announced course program with a course program of similar content. For external participants, Embark will make every effort to provide sufficient notification of a change of title or cancellation via e-mail to registered participants or via other marketing communications.  Embark reserves the right to substitute speakers in the case of instructor illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued.

Field of study:
Accounting
Prerequisites:
None
Program level:
Basic
Delivery method:
Group internet-based
Number of CPE credits:
10

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