Chris Hamilton makes ‘big impression’ upon ProAdvisor Community at Scaling New Heights
One definition for 'plane' is "a level of existence, thought or development;" from a geometric standpoint, 3 points define a ‘plane’. In his keynote address today at Scaling New Heights 2016, Chris Hamilton exemplified both of these definitives. Chris is the relatively new ‘Global Leader of Intuit’s QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program’ and he brings with him the same enthusiasm and excitement that his predecessor, Luis Sanchez, exemplified to the ProAdvisor Community.
Despite his relatively new leadership position, Chris showed a keen awareness of the ‘historical focus and concerns’ of the ProAdvisor Community, as evidenced by his clear, concise and 'cool' delivery of a reply to an inquiry concerning the future of QuickBooks Desktop, to a roaring round of applause. During his participation in the award process for Insightful Accountant’s ProAdvisor of the Year, Categorical Winners, and Top 100 ProAdvisors, Chris clearly recognized the important role that ProAdvisors play in not only the life of their clients, but Intuit. I can tell you from a relatively short visit I had with Chris yesterday that he also has thoughtful intentions and great expectations for the ProAdvisor Community he now guides. Chris is definitively focused on ‘development’ of the ProAdvisor Program and expending the roles, image and market position of each and every ProAdvisor.
During his keynote, Chris outlined how the ProAdvisor community fits into Intuit’s Firm of the Future emphasis. Recognition that an ever growing percentage of ProAdvisors are embracing the cloud with QuickBooks Online (via QuickBooks Online Accountant) as part of their practice. And fostering the benefits of the ProAdvisors in a way designed to focus our thoughts on how Intuit can assist us in becoming ‘Trusted Advisors’ to our clients. But Intuit is also striving to help ProAdvisors ‘develop’ multiple ways to grow our practice.
Whether it is today's announced ‘totally new’ Find a ProAdvisor website that highlights the existence of ProAdvisor within the marketplace, or improved training and re-certification through the Advanced Continuing Education program recently announced, or expanded partnering opportunities like the newly created strategic partnership between Intuit and Hubdoc, Chris Hamilton and the Intuit ProAdvisor Program have set before us a new geometry defining the plane for a ProAdvisor's future to come.
Intuit Partners with Hubdoc to Offer Exclusive Benefits for QuickBooks ProAdvisors and their Clients
In his keynote address at Scaling New Heights 2016, Chris Hamilton, Global Leader of Intuit’s QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program, announced Intuit’s new partnership with Hubdoc, which now gives ProAdvisors a free Hubdoc license for their practice, exclusive savings to pass onto customers, and dedicated support and training.
“For any ProAdvisor moving to the cloud, Hubdoc should be considered an integral QuickBooks app,” said Hamilton. “Hubdoc is quickly becoming one of the most admired apps among our accountant community. It makes sense to add Hubdoc to our partner program because they validate why the cloud is so powerful. It automates tedious tasks like document management, which helps ProAdvisors save time and get back to advising clients on how to succeed and grow.”
With Hubdoc, QuickBooks ProAdvisors can now automate the document retrieval process with clients, eliminating the wait time for clients to send important documentation. Documents, such as bank statements and bills, can also be automatically uploaded into QuickBooks Online via Hubdoc. This streamlines how accounting professionals can simplify workflows with clients, and eliminates errors such as receiving the wrong bank statement from clients. What’s more, check images, electronic transactions, email transfer details and CSV data are loaded into Hubdoc, making the reconciling process painless.
“Hubdoc is a must-have app for all my clients,” said QuickBooks ProAdvisor Jennifer Moore, owner, Moore Details Bookkeeping. “With Hubdoc, Moore Details Bookkeeping has been able to scale in the virtual bookkeeping world, and go fully paperless and cloud-based. We no longer need to jockey paper back and forth to our clients. We have our clients take part in their bookkeeping by snapping photos of their point of sale receipts using the mobile app, or emailing them to the Hubdoc portal using their unique email address.”
The Hubdoc and QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program offers users several key benefits, including:
- A free VIP Hubdoc account for your practice.
- Dedicated phone support.
- Exclusive ProAdvisor discount of 20% off the wholesale pricing of Hubdoc subscription for your clients for the first six months of their subscription.
- Free training by Hubdoc’s support team.
These exclusive Hubdoc benefits are valid only or QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and these free accounts are subject to Hubdock's approval. Insightful Accountant will have more information about this new strategic partnership in the days and weeks to come.