BlackLine has expanded its Strategic Partner Community to offer its cloud-based financial close automation software to finance and accounting outsourcers that serve small and medium sized businesses in the United States and Europe.

This move is part of BlackLine’s broader strategy of expanding global use of its software in companies of all sizes. Raffa and RSM are the first accounting firms to sign up to provide BlackLine to its midmarket clients.

BlackLine provides its outsourcing partners with a central repository and standardized reconciliation process that is scalable as the firm grows its size and client base.

“Accounting outsourcers are an important part of our go-to-market strategy, extending the reach of our financial automation software platform to a new segment of smaller, fast-growing businesses,” said Chris Murphy, BlackLine’s chief revenue officer, in a statement. “Customers want to partner with outsourcers who not only take on rote, repetitive functions, such as many of the processes found in finance and accounting, but that also add value to their business by innovating on those processes and providing leading-edge technology.”

Albert P. Jiminez, manager of managed accounting services at Raffa, stated “BlackLine replaces a majority of our Excel spreadsheet reconciliations and provides our company, as well as our clients, with transparency, accuracy, efficiency and enhanced control during the month-end close process.”

For more information on BlackLine’s current network of partners, click here.

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