QuickBooks Live Expert Assisted: A ProAdvisor’s Perspective

QuickBooks Live Expert Assisted: A ProAdvisor’s Perspective

In this candid discussion, Hector and Alicia delve into Intuit's recent introduction of QuickBooks Live Assisted Bookkeeping, a $50/month service aimed at providing enhanced support to QuickBooks users. They analyze the potential implications for accounting professionals, debating whether this offering presents an opportunity for collaboration or a threat of competition. With thought-provoking perspectives from both sides, they explore the evolving dynamics between Intuit and the accounting community, offering insights into how professionals can adapt and thrive in this changing landscape.

  • (00:00) - Welcome to The Unofficial QuickBooks Accountants Podcast
  • (02:04) - Exploring the New Service and Community Reactions
  • (04:11) - Alicia's Perspective: The Bigger Picture and Industry Impact
  • (11:59) - Dissecting the Technicalities and Future Implications
  • (16:01) - The ProAdvisor Community and Intuit's Evolving Strategy
  • (23:23) - Exploring Paid Support Options and ProAdvisor Involvement
  • (25:22) - Analyzing the Financial Viability of QuickBooks Support Services
  • (27:33) - Opportunities and Challenges in Training and Staffing
  • (31:54) - The Impact of Intuit's Strategies on the Accounting Community
  • (36:36) - Shareholder Perspectives vs. Ethical Considerations in Business Decisions
  • (39:00) - The Future of Accounting Software and Professional Relationships
  • (46:55) - Upcoming Events and Conferences for Accounting Professionals

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Creators and Guests

Alicia Katz Pollock, MAT
Alicia Katz Pollock, MAT
Alicia Katz Pollock, MAT is the CEO at Royalwise Solutions, Inc.. As a Top 50 Women in Accounting, Top 10 ProAdvisor, and member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, Alicia is a popular speaker at QuickBooks Connect and Scaling New Heights. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching, with several QuickBooks books on Amazon. Her Royalwise OWLS (On-Demand Web-based Learning Solutions) at learn.royalwise.com is a NASBA CPE-approved QBO and Apple training portal for accounting firms, bookkeepers, and business owners.
Hector Garcia, CPA
Hector Garcia, CPA
Hector Garcia,CPA is the Principal Accountant Quick Bookkeeping & Accounting LLC, a globally-serving Technology-Accounting firm based in Miami, FL (USA), specializing in QuickBooks Consulting, but also providing traditional accounting services such as: Bookkeeping, Payroll Processing, Tax Return Preparation, and General Business Advisory. He has over 10 years of experience working with small business finance and accounting, along with 3 Post-graduate degrees from Florida International University (FIU) in Accounting, Finance and Taxation.