Choosing an accounting professional to help with your bookkeeping is always risky. Don’t take chances: Work with a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Who are QuickBooks ProAdvisors?
QuickBooks ProAdvisors are accounting professionals. They are not necessarily CPAs; they may be accountants or general small business advisors. But they are experts at both accounting theory and QuickBooks procedures.
What is their QuickBooks training?
QuickBooks ProAdvisors go through a rigorous training process developed by Intuit, the company that developed QuickBooks. When they have completed these courses, they must pass a series of tests in order to be certified.
Why would I hire one?
There are numerous possible scenarios. You might:
- Need more specialized, personalized assistance than the QuickBooks technical support staff can offer. QuickBooks ProAdvisors often have more hands-on experience in real-life business situations than the remote phone specialists, and they have access to their own high-level support personnel.
- Need Macintosh support.
- Need help choosing, installing and implementing add-ons from the Intuit App Center.
- Need to import or export large data files.
- Need to better understand exactly how your QuickBooks processes work. You may have been using the software or website for awhile but are still not confident about how you’re entering transactions and running reports. QuickBooks ProAdvisors can evaluate your workflow and suggest changes that can help.
Could I just call a QuickBooks ProAdvisor when I have a problem?
Advisors implement their own policies. One might talk with you briefly before establishing a relationship, but the program is designed for you to develop a long-term connection. QuickBooks ProAdvisors have access to a tremendous variety of resources to serve clients, and it’s best to get together and create a plan for using them.
If you don’t have access to QuickBooks classes and simply have a question or two, you might visit the QuickBooks Community site.
I’ve heard a lot about cloud computing but I don’t know where to start. Is this an area where a QuickBooks ProAdvisor can help?
Absolutely. In fact, the ProAdvisor community will be placing special emphasis on cloud-based accounting in 2013. You might participate in a QuickBooks course and/or get individualized help for your business.
Can I find one near me?
There are roughly 20,000 Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors located throughout the United States. Each establishes his or own rates and has individual specialties, but they all receive the same QuickBooks training.
Working with a QuickBooks ProAdvisor is the best way to learn how to use QuickBooks to help your business grow and flourish in 2013. You won’t find a better way to get the support you need anywhere else.