GL Manager - System Admin experience
May 31, 2022

GL Manager - System Admin experience

Michael Johnson, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BlackLine

I do not currently use BlackLine, however, I used it at my previous two organizations. It was primarily used as a reconciliation and task management tool. I have also used the matching functionality for accounts receivable and cash reconciliations. BlackLine delivers automation to the close process via account balance updates for reconciliations. This provides increased automations and controls around the monthly close process.
  • Document management (upload, download, large files, historical visibility)
  • Customizable templates for each account
  • Ease of use
  • Task management so leadership can see how the team is progressing each day of the close cycle
  • The schedule list templates lacks ability to upload multiple schedule items at once
  • The roll forward does not have an option to exclude old/closed items
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Tasks
  • Matching
  • Reduced close time which allowed more bandwidth to focus on critical tasks
  • Reduced audit fees
BlackLine is the only tool I have used in this space

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Blackline is better suited for mid to large-sized public and private organizations that have many GL accounts and more transactional data. The tool greatly enhances auditability so it will be more beneficial to public companies. Smaller private organizations may not experience enough benefits to justify the costs.

Using BlackLine

20 - Accounting, Finance, and Legal
2 - Tool can be supported by a tech-savy accountant
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Task Management
  • Transaction Matching
  • We have used it to share files that were too large to email
  • Variance analysis
  • AR automation
BlackLine should be the standard for any accounting shop that takes itself seriously

Evaluating BlackLine and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product