Voting open for Intuit Firm of the Future
Intuit has opened voting for its annual Intuit QuickBooks Global Firm of the Future contest. The public vote, which closes October 31, 2018, will determine which of the contest’s five finalists — Cloud Bookkeeping Services, PJCO, Reconciled, Regional Business Services Ptd Ltd or Wealth Café Business Advisors Pvt Ltd. — will be named the grand prize winner.
Representing Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and India, respectively, Intuit has deemed these firms forward-thinking firms and representative of some of the top accounting firms from around the world, having “embraced online technologies to grow their practices and help their small business clients succeed and prosper.”
Those interested in voting can visit the Firm of the Future contest website and vote once per day for the firm that they feel best embodies the Firm of the Future. For every vote and social share that takes place, a donation from Intuit will be made to Kiva.org (up to $25,000), an international nonprofit based in San Francisco that invests in entrepreneurs from underserved communities around the world.
The finalists had to create video submissions, for which Intuit provided a videographer and film producer. Voters can view the videos here:
- Cloud Bookkeeping Services, Canada
- PJCO, United Kingdom
- Reconciled, United States
- Regional Business Services Pty Ltd, Australia
- Wealth Café Business Advisors Pvt Ltd, India
“These five firms represent the most innovative firms in the industry, and we are eager to see how they will continue to grow and drive success for their own businesses and small business clients,” said Ariege Misherghi, global leader of Intuit’s accountant segment, small business and self-employed group, in a statement. “These firms have recognized the benefits of being a Firm of the Future and have successfully navigated the path forward. Each firm is already a true champion, and we’re excited to celebrate these finalists and see who will be named the grand prize winner.”
Anyone wishing to vote must first register. The top five global finalists and the small businesses identified by each firm will each receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as one ticket to Intuit’s annual conference, QuickBooks Connect, to be held November 5-7 in San Jose, California. The grand prize winner and the small business they support will be revealed on the main stage and receive additional cash prizes of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.
Register for QuickBooks Connect and meet the finalists and grand prize winner in-person in November. The conference offers a dynamic lineup of speakers, including Alex Rodriguez, retired Yankees baseball player and founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp, Mindy Kaling, actor, writer, producer and director, and Dylan Lauren, CEO and founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar.