For more than 20 years, Tammy Coley has been an innovator and organizational architect in developing strategies for the implementation of leading practices in the accounting function. Coley joined BlackLine in September 2017.

Prior to BlackLine, Coley spent 14 years at Cox Communications where she led the accounting and internal controls governance functions. During her tenure, Ms. Coley provided the vision and leadership that lead to the successful transformation of Cox’s Accounts Payable function, reducing costs by more than 60%. She also successfully transformed the monthly accounting cycle generating more timely financial statements with greater consistency and accuracy while reducing the costs of the accounting function. Furthermore, Ms. Coley led the initiative to shift Cox’s compliance function to an enterprise-wide internal controls governance function incorporating the 2013 updates to the COSO framework.

Prior to joining Cox Communications, Coley began her career in public accounting with Ernst & Young. In 1991, she left public accounting for private industry as Controller for Sloan Financial Group, Inc. During her twelve years at Sloan Financial Group, Coley held progressive positions in several areas, including Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

Coley is originally from North Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Coley is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina.

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