Intuit sets requirements for QuickBooks Live bookkeepers

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Earlier this year, Intuit debuted QuickBooks Live, an on-demand bookkeeping service furnished through its website. The software company made it clear that it would, at first, hire only certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors to serve as on-demand bookkeepers on the new platform. Intuit has now laid out clear requirements for those interested in the opportunity.

ProAdvisors who have already provided their names/information will be contacted directly, so there is no need to sign up again. Those interested in signing up can do so here.

Over the next few months, QuickBooks Live will be adding more bookkeepers based on customer demand. The requirements for bookkeepers are as follows:

  • An active CPA credential (Certified Public Accountant) or;
  • An active CPB credential (Certified Public Bookkeeper) or;
  • 3+ years of recent experience managing the books for a Small Business Clients or;
  • Received a 4-year business degree in Accounting/Finance; and
  • A minimum of one-year’s experience working with QuickBooks Online.

Separately, Intuit has also introduced updates to QuickBooks Online.

Payroll enhancements

QuickBooks Online Payroll now offers one-day direct deposit, allowing small businesses to pay full-time, part-time and contract employees faster and keep money in their accounts for an additional day. QuickBooks always debits the small business on the day his or her employees are actually paid. The changes are also aimed at giving users more time to fix errors or add employees to payroll.

QBO Payroll also now features a payroll overview screen that shows what tasks need to be completed.

Users are now able to access employee setup, giving them the ability to add or edit pay types and other setup fields, without having to exit the Run Payroll flow. This update cuts the number of clicks required to edit an employee in half, according to Intuit.

Users can now launch a “preview payroll details” report to see a full breakdown of paychecks created before submitting payroll. Intuit reports that this allows business owners to double check payroll and eliminate mistakes.

Customer feedback updates

Introduced as a response to customer feedback, the new reclassify transactions screen is designed to enhance and harmonize the existing bulk reclassify experience for users. This update is aimed at solving usability issues and provides a consistent experience for users.

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