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Webcast Summary

Accounting has evolved, and like the rest of the world, it is in the middle of a digital transformation.

Hear first-hand from Hyatt and the impact technology and process improvements have made on transforming and modernizing the way its finance and accounting teams work.

Learn how Hyatt:

  • Increased visibility and streamlined the month-end close
  • Eliminated the need to pull data for auditors – estimated 700 hours saved annually
  • Ensured segregation of duties, and enabled hotels to focus on customers instead of accounting

Join us for this informative presentation as Michael Shultz, of BlackLine, looks at how existing technology can modernize your reconciliation and close operations and automate your period-end processes. And consider how technology can significantly reduce errors while speeding up work, allowing more time for review, investigation, and analysis.

About the Speakers

Travis CurlTravis Curl, SS General Ledger Analyst, Hyatt Hotels

Experienced Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Human Resources, Management, Customer Service, and Payroll. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Marketing from University of Central Oklahoma.

Michael ShultzMichael Shultz, Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine

Michael is a Product Expert with BlackLine. He combines nearly 20 years of accounting experience in auditing, consulting, and financial reporting management to guide companies on their paths to modern finance. Michael looks beyond the numbers and focuses on process improvements to eliminate manual components, increase efficiencies, and enhance controls across the entire accounting function. When not writing biographies in third-person narrative, he travels the world sharing his experience and presenting innovative approaches to increasing productivity and optimizing the close reporting process.

About the Emcee

Jess BozzoJess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum's growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

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Fields of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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