Canadian practice named global ‘Firm of the Future’

Software developer Intuit named Canada-based Cloud Bookkeeping Services as its Global Firm of the Future at its QuickBooks Connect conference, held in San Jose, California, this week.

One of several finalists, Cloud Bookkeeping Services will receive $30,000 in cash prizes as the firm that “best embraces the future to help their small-business clients succeed and prosper.” One of those clients, Brighton Sport & Wellness Centre, was also named a winner, and will walk away with $20,000 in cash prizes.

“This year’s finalists have truly raised the bar for what it means to be a Firm of the Future,” said Ariege Misherghi, global leader of Intuit’s Accountant Segment, Small Business and Self-Employed Group, in a statement. “Not only do they embrace online technologies, but they have also gone above and beyond to find new technological innovations that automate processes, so they can spend more time as trusted advisors. We are sure that Cloud Bookkeeping Services and all of our finalists will continue to serve as an inspiration to other firms around the globe.”

Intuit's Ariege Misherghi speaking at QuickBooks Connect

In addition to serving clients, Cloud Bookkeeping Services hosts a Bookkeepers Bootcamp and recently launched a Business Bootcamp for small and midsized businesses, not just bookkeeping clients, and also serves as mentors for Futurepreneurs Canada.

The other finalists (and winners in their respective countries) were:

  • PJCO (United Kingdom), whose charity partner was Norwich FoodHub, which collects food that would be wasted by supermarkets for people in need;
  • Reconciled (United States), whose small-business client partner was Ogee;
  • Regional Business Services Pty Ltd (Australia), whose client partner was Townsville Service Group; and,
  • Wealth Café Business Advisors Pvt Ltd (India), whose client partner was Pepper Mint Studios.

Each firm received $5,000, as did each of its small-business client partners.

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