Moving from QuickBooks® Desktop to Online? Here’s What You Need to Know!

We’ve all been waiting for it anxiously and now it’s here. We can now import our Canadian QuickBooks for Windows companies into QuickBooks Online (QBO) and we can keep the company’s transaction history. Our clients have been asking for it and now we can do it for them. Two Options for Converting: As it turns out, we have two options available to us when converting from QuickBooks Desktop to QBO. Each has its pros and cons, so you should be aware of which one is suited to your needs. You can “Do it Yourself” (DIY) from within QBO and QuickBooks Desktop, … Continued

How using payroll management software takes the guesswork out of hiring costs

If only Esther Friedberg Karp could clone herself, she says, then maybe she’d be able to get some sleep or work a little less. For now, though, the president of EFK CompuBooks, a Toronto-based QuickBooks consulting company, will have to keep putting in the long hours. Of course, she could hire someone — she does have one employee who she hired five years ago — but finding a skilled staffer is proving to be incredibly difficult.


Esther Friedberg Karp is an internationally-renowned trainer, writer, business consultant and speaker. Although she is based in Toronto, Canada, Esther has the unique distinction of holding ProAdvisor certifications in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She has authored materials and delivered educational and certification courses for Intuit in all those countries as well as Australia, where she conducted live QBO training. She has spoken at QuickBooks conferences as well as those of various accounting and professional organizations, and written countless articles for Intuit Global. Esther counts among her clients companies from around the world, as well as accounting … Continued

Top 2015 ProAdvisors Recognized

Each year Insightful Accountant (formerly Intuitive Accountant) identifies the Top 100 ProAdvisors and from that we recognize 10 individuals who have excelled in a particular category of business (niche, desktop, etc.). It is important to recognize that these awards are given based on the individual and his or her accomplishments, credentials, performance, etc., not the firm they work for or run.

QuickBooks Accounting Virtual Conference

Intuit and Woodard Events are known for hosting spectacular, innovative events with invaluable training and insight for the QuickBooks community, such as QuickBooks Connect and Scaling New Heights. These two companies took their event hosting even further with a highly interactive virtual training experience on September 16 and 17, 2015 from 9:30 AM EDT to 7:30 PM EDT each day. Over 5,000 accounting professionals took advantage of free in-depth QuickBooks training with an opportunity to earn up to 10 CPE hours at this QuickBooks Accounting Virtual Conference. From the comfort of their own desks, attendees experienced content similar to that … Continued

Small Business, Accounting and App Development Experts Enhance QuickBooks Connect Lineup

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 20, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Intuit Inc. INTU, +1.23% announced a series of tailored breakout sessions featuring well-known entrepreneurs, authors and business experts at QuickBooks Connect, taking place Nov. 2-4 in San Jose, Calif. QuickBooks Connect is created to unite thousands of entrepreneurs, small business owners, accountants and developers under one roof to connect, learn and grow. The agenda features educational and inspirational breakout sessions across three target audiences, constructed to fit the unique needs of each attendee. Speakers from around the world – including profit improvement expert and best-selling author Mark Wickersham from the United … Continued