Congratulations to Chris Hamilton, Leader of the Global QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program and Group Product Manager, who was recently named to CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40” list for 2016. The industry’s renowned list includes, in addition to the traditional list of 40 accounting professionals making an impact on the industry, a “Superstars” category that awarded honors to 20 non-accounting professionals under the age of 40 who are shaping the accounting professional from the outside. Professionals in technology roles such as Chris Hamilton were selected as part of the elite group.
The CPA Practice Advisor’s program is designed to recognize and honor leaders who are driving innovation and helping shape the future of the accounting and tax industry. Chris joins a talented list of trailblazers in the accounting profession through his delivery of innovative technology solutions for accounting professionals and ProAdvisors.
In his first year as leader, Chris drove improvements to the Find-a-ProAdvisor site, integrating it with QuickBooks® Online Accountant to more quickly connect the more than 130,000 small businesses with ProAdvisors. Additionally, he created a more robust ProAdvisor Program by offering:
- ProAdvisors one free monthly subscription of a Hubdoc single company license for the life of their practice. Hubdoc saves clients huge amounts of time when managing and sending critical business documents, like bank and credit statements, invoices such as Comcast or Verizon, by automatically “fetching” them.
- Advanced Certification and a 50% off discount for ICB membership by teaming up Intuit teamed with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, USA (ICBUSA). Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors can join the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers with two key exclusive benefits: they can receive credit for their QuickBooks Certifications and receive 50 percent off their ICB Membership and ICB Exam fees, up to the Fellow Level.
Looking ahead, Chris and his team continue to enhance the program to help ProAdvisors embrace online technologies, become trusted advisors to their clients and help more firms become Firms of the Future.
Please join us in congratulating Chris!