Bose’s Finance Transformation Journey


25 March, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT


Bose’s Finance Transformation Journey

Location: Virtual

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Join this webinar to hear from Pieter de Bruijn, European Financial Controller at Bose, and Raymond Steenvoorde, Account Director at BlackLine, who will navigate your way through Bose’s finance transformation journey, and how they achieved real-time visibility into reconciliations, strengthened process controls and governance, streamlined the monthly close in SAP, and improved data quality and accuracy with standardisation.

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In 2017, Bose Corporation began a three-year journey to migrate in-country financial accounting support to a shared services operating model. With approximately 3,200 account reconciliations to manage each month globally, the company’s challenge was how to centralize and standardize finance and accounting within the SSC and achieve a reliable, single view of the truth. With this in mind, the company turned to BlackLine.

Using a tool to automate and standardise task management and accounts reconciliation guaranteed Bose the ability to deliver high-quality and accurate reconciliations, enhanced visibility and control, and a streamlined monthly close.

By attending this webinar you will find out more about:

  • Gaining real-time visibility into reconciliations
  • Strengthening process controls and governance
  • Streamlining the monthly close
  • Improving data quality and accuracy with standardisation


Pieter de Bruijn, European Financial Controller, Bose Corporation Pieter is the European Financial Controller at Bose Corporation and is based in the Netherlands. He is personally responsible for the accounting and compliance for all European countries, supported by a team of 18, and is also closely involved with the APAC region. Pieter is a seasoned Finance Executive with 20 years of working experience in financial processes, audit, tax, controlling, financial compliance and business support at large listed US multinationals. He started his career at Deloitte in (Inter)national audit and continued with broad finance responsibilities at Staples, JLG, Viacom and Bose. Pieter has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is RA (Dutch CPA). He lives in Bussum, The Netherlands, together with Esther and his two sons.

Raymond Steenvoorde, Account Director, BlackLine Over the last two decades, Raymond has worked in a series of strategic positions with international organizations, including Elsevier and Adidas, holding a successful track record in R2R and complex business transformation projects. He has spearheaded outsourcing projects across Asia, from concept through to staff recruitment, software deployment, and policy development – always focusing on efficiency, accountability, best practices, employee satisfaction and cost control.

Now together with BlackLine, a world-class platform solution, Raymond helps clients transforming their finance and accounting teams & activities by automating, centralizing, and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes.

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