We were at Ascot racecourse yesterday on the latest leg of our Intuit Accountant roadshow, which included sessions on:
- Tomorrow’s Practice, including social media for accountants, led by Rich Walker, Director of Global Accountant Strategy and Initiatives at Intuit
- Getting and Keeping High Margin Clients, led by Intuit’s Head of Accountant Programmes, Alison Ball
- Maximising Efficiency and Profitability, Today and Tomorrow, led by ProAdvisor Rosalyn Hodgson from BCAMS Ltd
- Q&As and networking
It was great to meet so many accountants and book-keepers and here’s what some of them had to say about the event:
“I enjoyed learning how things are evolving in employment with more part-time jobs. It is very encouraging to hear about the huge growth of start ups. In August I started my own accounting business. I really like QuickBooks, especially using Payroll which is especially helpful. I use it for doing the accounts for Dizzy (retail) CIC charity accounts.” (Suzanne O’Neill, O’Neill Bookkeeping in Chichester)
“I was very impressed with the product [QuickBooks Accountant Edition]. I am new to using QuickBooks. From the business point of view it was an interesting presentation, especially the net promoter score which is a very worthwhile concept.” (Mark Hillyard, The Counting House)
“I have been using QuickBooks for five years. Today has given me fresh inspiration to promote it to more customers. I have been using the 2008 version but the new functions look outstanding. The key thing I learnt is that QuickBooks is a tool for modern accounting.
“In the past, I haven’t used social networking to promote my business but I certainly would after today.” (Andrea Moggach, Breeze Bookkeeping)
“From today I learnt great ideas for keeping your practice on its toes and constantly improving. The main theme that came out was to do the best for your clients and it will help you in the long run. Rich has encouraged me to use Twitter to promote and expand my business.” (Sandra Douglas, SKD Bookkeeping)
“The key thing from today was from Rosalyn’s talk – that training is critical to do a sensible evaluation.” (Penny Lowe, Wellington Consulting Ltd)
“I really liked to see the new facilities available in QuickBooks. The reporting facilities were especially good and the flexibility of reporting will help to save time. The main thing was the drillability – being able to drill down and around the information, unlike other similar accounting software.
It was useful to hear the future ways of doing business through social networking. We are redoing ours at the moment to be more personable online so it was relevant to our company at the moment.” (Srinder Panesar, Jays)
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