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Case Study

Infusing AI into pre-close commentary

Our new pre-close variance report with automated variance analysis and commentary delivers a leap in quality, capability and controller productivity


Call for change

When tech meets human ingenuity

A valuable difference

"We haven’t seen any AI like this in pre-close commentary in the controllership space. Our controllers now have more reaction time on random variances and improved internal control sign-off, among other benefits."

— RONALD STEVENS, Managing Director – Finance Operations Controllership Lead, Accenture


Estimated controller hours saved in the first 12 months.

Anytime access

Controllers have “anytime” access that makes decision making easier and they receive alerts enabling them to act on unexpected items in a timely manner.

Real-time visibility

Controllers also have the ability to edit commentary for all to see in real time.

Better analysis

Line-item display helps with investigations; automated commentary guides users into more informed analysis.

Improved controls

737+ company codes and reports are streamlining internal controls sign-off.


A report framework that can be used for a multitude of reports; completely standardized across Controllership.

Meet the team

Melissa Burgum

Corporate Controller

Ronald Stevens

Managing Director – Finance Operations Controllership Lead

Jill Chiarello

Managing Director – Internal Controls

Shane Coughlan

Senior Manager – Finance, Strategy and Enablement

Eli Lambert

Managing Director – Global IT, Finance Platforms

Roberto Lombas

Director – Global IT, Finance Platforms
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