FloQast CEO Mike Whitmire Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Semifinalist in Greater Los Angeles
May 07, 2019 | By Mack Magnone
Los Angeles, Calif. May 7, 2019 – FloQast, a provider of close management software created by accountants for accountants to close the books faster and more accurately today announced that its Co-founder, CEO and CPA*, Mike Whitmire has been named a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Greater Los Angeles.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Whitmire was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black tie award gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Traditionally, closing the financial books has been a manual, time-consuming process for companies of any size. With FloQast, a growing number of accounting teams have streamlined their close processes, reducing the time it takes for their close while improving its accuracy. FloQast seamlessly integrates with an organization’s existing systems like Microsoft Excel, and cloud-based ERPs such as Oracle NetSuite and Sage Intacct and traditional on-premise ones and is increasingly being deployed as part of an “accounting software troika” comprised of cloud ERP, FP&A and Close Management to modernize and increase the efficiency of corporate accounting departments.
“I am honored to be selected as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year semifinalist as it reflects the enormous accomplishments and momentum that the FloQast team has achieved in simplifying and accelerating critical accounting processes for rapidly growing organizations such as Yelp, Zillow and DocuSign,” Whitmire said. “FloQast’s success is also a testament to growing opportunity for B2B technology companies in Los Angeles and it is with great pride that we represent this vibrant and exciting market.”
Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Los Angeles, local sponsors include Platinum sponsor: Marsh; Gold sponsor: Tangram; Silver sponsors: Ballard Spahr LLP, Boston Private Bank, and Cresa; Media sponsor: C‑Suite Media; and PR sponsor: Olmstead Williams Communications.
FloQast is close management software, created by accountants for accountants to close faster and more accurately. On average, accounting teams who rely on FloQast close three days faster. Seamlessly integrated with ERPs and leveraging existing checklists and Excel, FloQast provides a single place to manage the month-end close and gives everyone visibility. The cloud-based software is trusted by hundreds of accounting departments, including those at Twilio, DocuSign, Zillow and The Golden State Warriors. To learn more, visit www.floqast.com and join the conversation on Twitter @floqast.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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