BlackLine, provider of financial close automation software, has announced that NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), a national NHS Board right at the heart of NHS Scotland, has chosen its software to strengthen process ownership, governance and control.
NSS offers shared services on a national scale. NSS provides core infrastructure and enabling support services for the NHS Scotland. The organisation is implementing BlackLine as part of an ambitious, digital-first transformation strategy that will help to drive greater efficiency through the use of best-in-class systems and standards.
BlackLine’s software will help to reduce manual tasks by automating much of the financial close processes. As well as freeing up valuable time for staff, this will improve visibility over balance sheet controls and add an extra layer of assurance to the audit and review process.
NSS will initially deploy BlackLine’s Account Reconciliation tool and is assessing the use of other features, such as BlackLine’s Journal Entry and Transaction Matching, as part of its ongoing finance transformation.
“We are very excited to be working with BlackLine,” said Carolyn Low, Director of Finance and Business Services, NHS NSS. “The company instantly understood what we were trying to achieve and is now a key part of the governance and control stream of our transformation process. I am particularly pleased that automating financial processes will give us more time and resource to invest in providing business insight and support decision making.
Andy Bottrill, VP EMEA at BlackLine added “We are happy to be supporting NHS NSS as they undergo an ambitious transformation strategy. Moving to a Continuous Accounting model will help to reinforce important internal controls, leaving people free to focus on delivering more efficient and effective services.”