Tax and financial software provider Intuit Inc. has named Sasan Goodarzi president of its Intuit Financial Institutions Division and a senior vice president of the company, and tapped Jill Ward, vice president of its Accountants Central unit, to serve as vice president and general manager of its newly formed Intuit Accounting Professionals Division.Goodarzi, who most recently served as vice president of the company's tax division, will now oversee the arm that houses Digital Insight, the online banking concern acquired by Intuit in January for $1.35 billion.

Ward will helm the IAPD, which now incorporates both Intuit's ProTax and Accountant Central units. Both promotions are effective immediately.

"When we look at our growth engines, this was the next logical step," Rich Walker, Intuit's team leader for accountants media relations, told WebCPA. "Accountant Central and ProTax were already working together." Ward will relocate from Intuit's Mountain View headquarters to Plano, Texas, while Goodarzi will move from Plano to the IFID headquarters in Calabasas, Calif.

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