Intuit is now offering to connect small business users working in the new QuickBooks Online with a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor from within the product.
The company claims it has more than 100,000 QuickBooks Online for Accountants users and is now looking to connect them with its QuickBooks Online paid subscribers which it claims are currently over 500,000. Small businesses signing up on the new QuickBooks Online can now invite their accountant or bookkeeper right from within QuickBooks Online to help them get the most out of their QuickBooks software and receive counsel regarding setup, training, payroll and consulting, among other core benefits.
In addition, if a small business doesn’t have an accounting professional, they can now use the “Find an Accountant or Bookkeeper” feature accessible directly from their new QuickBooks Online home page activity feed to find ProAdvisors in their area that are certified in QuickBooks Online.
“With a new user joining QuickBooks Online every minute of every day, we want to help accounting professionals grow their knowledge and expertise around using our online solutions so they can more quickly grow their practices,” said Intuit chief executive Brad Smith. “Accounting professionals now have the opportunity to distinguish their practice and increase their credibility as an expert in the cloud by being a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor,” added Luis Sanchez, director of marketing and leader of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program. “With a new user joining QuickBooks Online every minute of every day, we want to help accounting professionals grow their knowledge and expertise around using our online solutions so they can more quickly grow their practices.”
In August, Intuit launched a QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program, a free offering designed specifically for accountants working in the cloud or interested in moving and growing their practice online. Much like Intuit’s regular ProAdvisor program, the new cloud program offers members free access to QuickBooks Online Accountant, free training and certification, support, and marketing resources, including a listing in an online referral directory. New members also receive five free uses of Intuit Tax Online and one year free of Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants for one client.