Overview

June 21
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Accounting leaders in state and local government are urgently modernizing accounting.

A wave of stimulus funding requires strong budgeting, improved transparency and a real-time view of spending throughout the fiscal year. Rising fraud risk requires government accounting to identify every variance, exception and detail in an environment of increased audit scrutiny.

Many accounting departments still don’t know where they are with substantiated balances or how they are performing against their budget. Without modernization, already high workloads will rise even further. That means additional manual processing, increased overtime and added pressure on staff at every level.

Join us June 21 at 11:00AM PT/2:00PM ET for a complimentary webinar featuring accounting experts and practitioners. Our panel will share five practical ways state and local government are modernizing accounting. You’ll learn how to automatically substantiate balances, reduce manual journal entries by 80 percent or more, and streamline accounting in the new hybrid work environment.

In this interactive session, you’ll learn:

  • Evolving challenges in state and local government accounting for current and upcoming budget cycles
  • Strategies to cut manual effort by 50 percent this calendar year
  • The latest accounting technology innovations and process transformation strategies
  • How one local government tackled accounting modernization

Speakers

Molly Boyle

Molly Boyle

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Blackline

Molly Boyle is a finance transformation expert and thought leader with more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, and financial close transformation. In her role at BlackLine, she helps companies realize the benefits of accounting and finance automation by sharing leading practices and guiding them as they replace their traditional manual processes with modern cloud solutions.

Molly holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and a Master’s of Accounting and Professional Consultancy from Villanova University.

Kristen Cox

Kristen Cox

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Kristen Cox is the world's leading authority on how to apply the Theory of Constraints to governments and non profits. She is perhaps best known for her work as the former Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) for the State of Utah where she orchestrated a 35 percent improvement across Utah's $20B executive branch.

Kris is currently the Executive Director of the new Initiative on Government Improvement and an instructor at The University of Utah's Eccles School of Business.

Justin Marlowe

Justin Marlowe — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Justin Marlowe is a research professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. His research and teaching are focused on public finance, and he has published five books — including the first open-access textbook on public financial management — and more than 100 articles on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, financial disclosure, public financial technology, and public-private partnerships. He is an admitted expert witness in federal and state courts, and has served on technical advisory bodies for the state of Washington, the California State Auditor, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the National Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many other public, private and nonprofit organizations. Prior to academia, he worked in local government in Michigan. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and he holds a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.