A few weeks ago, I had theĀ privilegeĀ of being interviewed by Intuit about why I love QuickBooks Online. This video was actually used in the keynote presentation by Jill Ward at the 2013 Scaling New Heights Conference.

Jill Ward is a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Intuit. She runs the Accounting Professionals Division and Intuit Health Group. I have met Jill a few times when attending Intuit’s Accountant Council, but this was my first experience seeing her speak live. In short, she was AMAZING!

The long version? This woman is a role-model for women executives. In 2008 and 2011, “Accounting Today” magazine named her as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting industry. If you search her name, you’ll get basically the same bio all over the internet.

I realized why during her speech. She rarely talks about herself. She focuses on her users and what Intuit can do to help make the industry better. She would rather put the spotlight on her staff, other ProAdvisors, and even me, than herself. For that, I’m greatly honored.

The forum in which Jill decided to highlight my story was even more humbling. This video first ran during the 2013 Scaling New Heights conference in Orlando, FL. Scaling New Heights is an Intuit-centric conference that provides hands-on training and professional education for QuickBooks consultants all over the nation.

This whole experience has been awesome and I just hope that I have inspired other accountants to use QuickBooks Online in their practice.


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