Intuit QuickBooks, a name synonymous with accounting software, has always been at the forefront of innovation and collaboration. The company's commitment to fostering a robust accounting ecosystem is evident in its ongoing initiative—the Partner Council. This council serves as a platform for accounting professionals to collaborate directly with Intuit QuickBooks senior leadership and product development teams, providing invaluable insights into industry challenges, potential solutions, and areas for improvement within the QuickBooks platform.
Recently, Intuit has welcomed 11 new members to its Partner Council, expanding its reach from Arizona to Rhode Island and beyond. This article delves into the significance of this expansion, the profiles of the new members, and what this means for the future of accounting technology.
A Council for Collaboration and Innovation
The Partner Council is not just a forum for discussion; it's a catalyst for change. By bringing together professionals who are deeply embedded in the accounting community, QuickBooks aims to create a feedback loop that drives innovation and improvement. The council members discuss firsthand the challenges the industry faces, propose solutions, and suggest enhancements to the QuickBooks platform.
Meet the New Members
The new cohort of council members is a diverse group of individuals, each bringing a unique set of skills and perspectives to the table. Here's a snapshot of who they are:
Based in Providence, RI, Korey is a partner and director of corporate development and strategy at Growth Lab Financial. He specializes in driving strategies and transformation across teams, technology, and processes.
Ben Curtis, CPA
Founder of Good Measure Financial based in Knoxville, TN, Ben focuses on providing entrepreneurs with better financial insight.
Lisa Gilreath, CPA
Lisa is a partner and COO at Acuity, an outsourced accounting firm based in Roswell, GA. She serves the "S" in SMB, catering to innovative entrepreneurs.
Marie Greene, CPA
CEO and founder of Connected Accounting in Los Angeles, CA, Marie is committed to problem-solving and implementing efficient processes for business owners.
Tina Hendry, CPA
A partner at Grantham Poole based in Madison, MI, Tina is passionate about serving various sectors, including medical practices, nonprofits, and service industry businesses.
Keila Hill-Trawick, CPA
Founder and owner of LittleFish Accounting in Hyattsville, MD, Keila focuses on providing accounting and tax guidance to professional service providers with small teams.
Owner and founder of LightHouse Accounting Group in Eureka, CA, Wyatt offers a comprehensive range of accountancy and risk management services.
Shane Mason, CPA, CFP®, CPWA
Shane is the owner and co-founder of Brooklyn Fi in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in helping self-employed creatives and tech professionals foster wealth.
As client services director at Nimbl in Yuma, AZ, Julie concentrates on firm processes, including best practices for new client onboarding.
Sheri Radler, CPA, CGMA, CMA
Founder of R Accounting Group in Louisville, KY, Sheri provides top-tier concierge client services, specializing in various financial aspects.
Matt Skinner, CPA
A senior manager at BeairdHarris in Flower Mound, TX, Matt leads the business advisory team, focusing on financial reporting, budgeting, and management.
A Bright Future Ahead
The addition of these new members to the Partner Council signifies not just an expansion but a deepening of expertise and perspectives. Each member brings a unique viewpoint, whether it's automating workflows, financial intelligence, or client services, enriching the collective wisdom of the council. This diversity is likely to result in a more comprehensive and nuanced approach to solving industry challenges.
So, as we look forward to the contributions these new members will make, it's clear that the Partner Council is more than just a think tank; it's a dynamic force shaping the future of accounting technology.
If you are interested in serving on Intuit's Partner Council, the application period typically opens in the spring and will be reported in The Woodard Report and social media!