Intuit QuickBooks Accountant Council 2020-2021 applications now open
Intuit® is actively seeking accounting professionals with a Firm of the Future mindset to roll up their sleeves and help Intuit innovate by participating in our Intuit QuickBooks® Accountant Council. You can apply here. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
For those not familiar, the Accountant Council is a forum that solicits the voice of accountants, bookkeepers, and QuickBooks consultants on issues of strategy, product development, programs, and services for Intuit’s small business, self-employed, accountant and bookkeeper customers and partners. Council members serve a term of up to two years.
The objectives of Council are to:
- Create a forum where Intuit proactively and intently listens to the voice of accounting professionals to better understand their and their customers’ points of view on the issues and trends impacting small businesses and the accounting profession.
- Collect input regarding the direction of Intuit’s strategy, product development, programs. and services for accounting professionals and their clients.
We’re looking for forward-thinking, future-ready accountants, bookkeepers, QuickBooks consultants and trusted advisors who use and/or recommend Intuit products and services, and represent a wide range of geographic locations across the United States. Firms of all sizes, and various types of businesses (accounting, consulting, installation and setup, for example), professional designations, verticals, and depth of product knowledge, are welcome to apply. Applicants believe in the promise of cloud technology and a firm’s transition into value pricing. Applicants also actively engage in and leverage social media to market to prospective clients, influence and inform others in the accounting profession and share best practices. Members must be in public practice. Council members may not participate on any competitor advisory board or be employed by Intuit.
What’s in it for you?
As a Council member, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with Intuit’s senior level executives and product managers about future strategy and upcoming product/service offerings. You will also have the opportunity to network and learn best practices from your Council member colleagues from across the country. New Council members will join a class of eight peers that have just completed the first of their two-year term.
The Accountant Council meets at an Intuit location two times annually (summer and winter), and another two to four times a year via conference calls (phone and/or web cast).
Intuit pays Council members an honorarium of $880 per day for each onsite meeting, and will reimburse members for travel and meal costs for all meetings.
Read what Accountant Council alumni members are saying:
“Council has opened so many doors for me! I enjoyed working with Intuit staff, the developers, and seeing the passion for their work. The camaraderie and interaction with the phenomenal people on the council have turned into lifetime friendships. Being on the Advisory Board was such a fulfilling and fantastic experience.” – Lynda Artesani, founder and president of Artesani Bookkeeping and partner in The Proper Trust, LLC
“Being a part of the Intuit Accountant Council was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only did I get a chance to provide feedback on the development of Intuit’s core QuickBooks products, but I got to witness firsthand the dedication Intuit has to listening to their customers and truly making products that accountants want to use. Also, the relationships formed on the council itself are truly life changing as some of my closest industry peers were introduced to me on the council. I’ll forever be thankful to Intuit for the opportunity they provided me.” – Michael Ly, Reconciled
“Being a member of the Intuit Accountant Council was a huge honor! I was very fortunate to have been chosen for personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I helped influence decisions made by Intuit on software, services and programs, while also meeting and networking with my peers – something I could not have achieved without being part of the Council. Personally, my service gave me the self-esteem I needed to speak out on sometimes-sensitive matters and be part of something greater than me. I definitely recommend serving on the Council and would not trade my experience for anything!” – Kathy Coffman, Coffman BizSolutions
“My time on the Intuit Accountant Council is a major highlight of my career as a bookkeeping professional. The council gave me a unique look into the inner workings of their leadership team and how they develop new products. One thing I learned in my two years of being on the council is that Intuit listens to this group and to all of their customers. It was an honor to have our ideas actually inform the decision making of the various product managers and their teams. If selected for the council, just prepare yourself to work. This isn’t a PR initiative that Intuit puts on to look good; each session is carefully planned and the schedule is very full, we were all exhausted at the end of each day. If you are passionate about the progression of our industry, enjoy making new friends and aren’t afraid to speak your ideas, then this is for you and you should apply!” – Joe Carufe, SystemSix
We welcome Your application
Intuit was founded on the principle of listening to customers. As one of the many ways we interact with customers about their needs, the Accountant Council helps us have a two-way dialogue with accountants, bookkeepers, consultants, and advisors who are strategic thinkers and effective technology and innovative-process implementers. Please consider joining this group to help us better serve you and your clients.