Ernest Cook, Principal Data Engineer of Better Idea Group, is an accounting professional who became a software developer early in his career. After a decade working in Fortune 500 companies deploying accounting systems on three continents, he fed his entrepreneurial spirit by starting three companies, Ernest has developed expertise in QuickBooks data architecture, Power BI and Crystal reports and his current company has created multiple published QuickBooks desktop add-on products. Ernest’s technical knowledge is highlighted by the many certifications he holds and has come from decades of architecting accounting system solutions. Ernest’s first opportunity to educate accountants was over 25 years ago when he presented award-winning classes inside Chevron on financial reporting. Since then he has presented numerous sessions for Woodard as well as the Small Business Development Center, Microsoft and many others.
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