Hey fellow accountant-preneurs! If you're anything like me and my tax team, you're kind of relieved that tax season is mostly behind us (unless you're in a federally declared disaster area, in which case, may the force be with you!). And now there's fresh air on the horizon: Intuit's revamped ProAdvisor program. As a member of the Accountant Council, I've had a front-row seat to some of the sweeping changes that will transform how we operate. This isn't a minor update—it's an overhaul that will impact every aspect of our practices.
Trust me, whether you're just starting out or you've been in the game for a good minute, you're going to want to hear about this.
The cornerstone of the ProAdvisor program is the new certification process. No longer just a badge, it now unlocks a host of benefits including discounts and exclusive event access. But it doesn't stop there; the QuickBooks Online ecosystem has new tools to streamline your business from top to bottom. From email templates that simplify client communication to accountant-approved apps that optimize workflows, this is the kind of stuff we've been asking for! So, let’s embrace this change and take our practices to the next level together!
Look, we all know certification isn't just a piece of (digital) paper. It's our badge of honor, a testament to our dedication and skills. And here's the kicker: QuickBooks Online is taking this to the next level by revamping the ProAdvisor Program’s point tiers. Improved tiers mean greater recognition for your hard-earned expertise. They’re even introducing some new badges: Knowledge badges, Trainer badges, and even Community badges. But this isn’t just about adding a badge to your LinkedIn profile—it’s your key to unlock a myriad of higher-tier benefits. We're talking training discounts, exclusive event access, and one-on-one consultations tailored to your firm's growth.
Alright, folks, if you’ve got your certification or you’re on the brink of it, you’re already awesome in my book. But why stop there? Aim for the stars—better yet, aim for Elite ProAdvisor status. QuickBooks Online is rolling out the red digital carpet for us, and you won't believe the perks.
First off, special discounts are coming our way! And these aren't just any discounts; they're the kind that’ll make you want to fist-bump your laptop (just be careful not to break it). From software add-ons to training resources, these discounts are the secret sauce to amplifying your firm's growth.
Next, you'll gain VIP access to top-tier training events and networking with industry leaders—think of it as your golden ticket to rub elbows with the best in the business.
And let's not forget the one-on-one firm growth consultations with a dedicated specialist to identify gaps, opportunities, and strategies to scale your business.
If you're not already knee-deep in the QBO ecosystem, it's high time you dive in. Why, you ask? Simple: It's not merely just an accounting tool; it's a comprehensive platform designed to supercharge your entire practice. From payroll to invoicing, project management to client engagement, it's like having an Intuit Swiss Army knife for your accounting practice.
Now, you might be thinking, "I've got my systems and they work just fine, thank you very much." Fair enough, but consider this: integrating your firm with the QBO ecosystem isn't just a smart move—it's a leap forward. It opens doors to efficient workflows, streamlined processes, and simplified client interactions. Saving time, reducing errors, and increasing your profitability…who doesn’t want that?
Let's face it—communication is the cornerstone of our firms and MailChimp's integration with QBO offers pre-designed, accountant-approved email templates to make your life easier. These aren't just pretty templates; they're intelligently automated to meet your clients' specific needs. Whether it's an invoice reminder or a tax season greeting, you can send it quickly while benefiting from MailChimp's analytics. Imagine the time saved on emails, now available for growing your firm. In a profession where time is money, these templates are a game-changer.
When it comes to app integrations, having the right set can make a world of difference in your workflow efficiency. QuickBooks is stepping up their game with a curated list of accountant-approved apps, all designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing systems.
Ever had those moments where you think, "There must be an easier way to do this?" Well, guess what? There probably is, and you're likely to find it in this select lineup of apps. This curated collection can make a tangible difference in your day-to-day operations. We’ve heard it before: “work smarter, not harder!” And these apps are your ticket to doing just that.
The revamped ProAdvisor Program isn't just a one-size-fits-all toolbox; it's a dynamic growth partner tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned professional, this program is your launchpad to success. It starts with foundational training and resources, but as your practice grows, so do the benefits—from exclusive industry events to advanced training modules.
Intuit has truly upped the game, incorporating invaluable features like updated certification processes, Elite ProAdvisor perks, and seamless integration with the QuickBooks ecosystem. It's more than just a program; it's a strategic partnership adapting to your firm's evolving needs, designed to elevate your impact on both your clients and the industry.
Change can be daunting, but this is a golden opportunity you don't want to miss. It's time to amplify your practice, seize the benefits, and provide unmatched value to your clients.
So, here's the million-dollar question: Are you ready to take your firm to the next level?