Multi-City Events Offer Taste of National Show, Training and
Certification for Accountants, Showcases Developer Apps
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today
Connect Local, a free, 15-city national tour that embodies the
spirit of the company’s recent, highly-successful national QuickBooks
Connect event, while also offering QuickBooks training and
certification, inspiration and connections for accountants and
The next two QuickBooks Connect Local events take place in Miami,
Florida and Mountain View, California on January 6th, before
crisscrossing the country through mid-January. Attendees can earn up to
5 hours of CPE, while getting trained and certified to join the more
than 100,000 global QuickBooks ProAdvisors who support their small
business clients using QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Connect Local will
also bring accountants and developers together in the spirit of
supporting each other and delivering successful services for their small
“Our national QuickBooks Connect event inspired, educated and connected
nearly 4,000 accountants, developers, small businesses and
entrepreneurs,” said Jim McGinnis, vice president of Intuit’s Accountant
and Advisor Group. “Now we want to take the show on the road to bring
some of the magic of QuickBooks Connect to cities across the U.S. and
help accountants uncover new ways to save time and grow their
Each stop on the tour will feature a speaker sharing inspirational
personal stories that will guide attendees toward making their business
dreams a reality. Speakers include Bryce
Forney, Stacy Kildal, Sandi
Smith Leyva, Michelle
Long, Edi Osborne, and
small business owner and advocate, Leslie
Barber. Intuit president and CEO Brad
Smith is scheduled to speak at the Mountain View event on January 6th.
“The goal of the ProAdvisor Program is to help accounting professionals
confidently support the clients that rely on them to run and grow their
businesses,” said Luis Sanchez, Intuit’s Global ProAdvisor Program
Leader. “Adding the QuickBooks Connect inspiration and connection
components to our educational program is going to be a huge benefit for
Additionally, developers that integrate with QuickBooks will showcase
their apps and engage with accountants to learn how together they can
better meet the needs of the 739,000 QuickBooks Online small business
customers around the world. Vendors scheduled to showcase their
solutions during the QuickBooks Connect Local tour include BillQuick,
Pensmore IPLink, Qvinci,
Spotlight Reporting, TransactionPro
Importer, TSheets, SOS
Inventory, and Vend.
“Being part of the QuickBooks ecosystem gives us a great opportunity to
connect with and serve hundreds of thousands of accounting professionals
and small businesses around the world,” said Matt Rissell, CEO of
TSheets. “An extra benefit of partnering with Intuit is the chance to
engage with accountants on a personal level at events like these to hear
how we can better solve the needs of small businesses and accountants.”
QuickBooks Connect Local in Providence Focuses on Future Proofing
In addition to the 14-city ProAdvisor certification tour, Intuit is
hosting a separate QuickBooks Connect Local event on January 7, 2015 at
the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. At this free
event, accounting professionals have the opportunity to learn how to
stay on the cutting edge of industry trends and use the latest
technologies to best serve their clients. ProAdvisor Certification and
testing will not be offered at this event.
The event will feature inspiration and education speakers, including
value pricing Guru Ron Baker,
Alison Ball, Ray
Barlow, Dawn Brolin, Barry
MacQuarrie, MB Raimondi,
and Heather Satterley, who
will lead a panel discussion with local small businesses sharing what
they look for in an accounting partner. Additional topics include
transitioning an accounting firm to the cloud, running an effective
practice and the latest enhancements to QuickBooks Online Accountant and
Intuit’s ProAdvisor Program.
At the event, Intuit will connect QuickBooks Online Certified
ProAdvisors with small business owners for a two-hour consultation paid
for by Intuit, showcasing the company’s commitment to bringing
accountants and small businesses together. For more information and to
register for the Providence event, please go to http://qbclocal.com.
Win a Free Ticket to QuickBooks Connect 2015
One attendee at each of these local events will be randomly selected to
receive a free registration to QuickBooks Connect 2015, scheduled to
take place in the San Francisco Bay Area in the fall of 2015. To receive
information about QuickBooks Connect 2015, please go to www.QBCon2015.com.
QuickBooks Connect Local is scheduled to tour the below cities. Follow
the tour on Twitter at #QBConnectLocal. Registration information and
details on each event can be found here:
- Jan 6 – Miami, Fla. and Mountain View, Calif.
- Jan 7 – Dallas, Texas; Portland, Ore.; and Providence, R.I.*
- Jan 8 – Houston, Texas and Seattle, Wash.
- Jan 13 – Atlanta, Ga.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Uniondale, N.Y.
- Jan 14 – Philadelphia, Pa.; Tampa, Fla.; and San Diego, Calif.
- Jan 15 – San Diego, Calif. and Bethesda, Md.
* QBO Certification training and testing not offered at Providence event.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken®
and TurboTax®, which make it
easier to manage small
businesses and payroll
finance, and tax
preparation and filing. Mint.com provides
a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money,
while Demandforce® offers
marketing and communication tools for small businesses. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit’s
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of .5 billion in its fiscal year
2014. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices
in the United States, Canada,
the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Source: Intuit Inc.