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Accordion: Your Trusted BlackLine Expert

BlackLine is a leading financial close management solution that streamlines and accelerates the financial statement close process. Curious about BlackLine? We can help you unlock its full potential.

Our Accordion team has been trusted by countless companies across industries because:

  • We’re more than technologists; we’re financial analysts, CPAs, and experienced consultants with deep functional expertise in financial close, planning, reporting, and more.
  • We specialize in high-growth, private equity-backed environments, and know how to leverage BlackLine to drive value creation.
  • We don’t mean to brag, but we’re pretty great partners.


Accordion’s experienced BlackLine experts will work with you from strategy to execution management — rapidly optimizing finance & business processes, accelerating your close, and increasing control and visibility for senior leaders.

Automate your Close Process for Streamlined Reporting

Discover BlackLine's Key Benefits

Featured Case Study

When a leading healthcare provider engaged Accordion to launch a Finance function transformation initiative, we leveraged BlackLine to automate & accelerate the close process.

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BlackLine's Core Capabilities

Drive accelerated & error-free reporting with a cohesive and connected set of core applications.
  • Task Management

    Gain transparency and visibility into the close process with real-time reporting of task progress and metrics. See a centralized document repository for supporting documentation and critical path & dependency definition.

  • Account Reconciliations

    Collect the entire reconciliation inventory in a single source with enforced reconciliation controls and templates/procedures for standardization. Get real-time reporting of account progress and metrics.

  • Transaction Matching

    Create and automate reconciling items using rules-based transaction matching of multiple data sources.

  • Journal Entry

    Automatically create journal entries from reconciling items. See journal entry posting status and audit trail details in real time.

  • Variance Analysis

    Automate reporting based on user-defined rules. Balance tracking and turnover.

Featured Insight

Learn how implementing an automated close solution like BlackLine enables CFOs to drive quick and accurate reporting — while eliminating the need for manual error correction and time-consuming processes.

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Meet (Some of) Accordion's BlackLine Experts

Howard Goldstein
Howard Goldstein
Senior Director

Howard is a Senior Director with over twenty-five years experience leading Americas Region control teams. His expertise spans accounting, finance, risk, and COO duties. Howard serves as an advisor for the C-suite on CFO driven transformation, cost reduction, and process optimization. He has developed the vision and operating model for several new global control functions.  Read more

Steven Stophel
Steven Stophel
Senior Director

Steve is a Senior Director with three decades of experience in multiple industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and energy. His specialties include global accounting, post-merger acquisition accounting and financial integration, business and financial process improvement, SEC financial reporting and compliance, public listing readiness, and complex accounting (US GAAP & IFRS) matters.  Read more

Jerry Rivera
Jerry Rivera

Jerry is a Director with over 15 years of financial services industry and management consulting experience in leading global teams, initiating and delivering on strategic finance transformation initiatives, and building and growing lasting change.  Read more

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