Agenda

QuickBooks Connect 2019 offers education, inspiration and networking opportunities.

Accountant Seminar


14:00–15:00
Registration
15:00–17:00
MTD Seminar
17:00–19:30
Welcome Reception

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Main Day

8:30–10:00
Registration & Breakfast
9:00–10:00
Does your small business offer management consulting services? Are you an independent business consultant? If so, this meetup is for you! Join us for an opportunity to make connections in your community, share best practices and learn from each other.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
10:00–11:00
Start the day off right with this Main Stage session. In this jam-packed hour, you’ll hear special keynotes from featured speakers.

11:00–11:30
Break
11:30–12:30
Hear directly from Intuit QuickBooks leaders and learn about the most important innovations in QuickBooks Online Accountant, including a special session focusing on Making Tax Digital.

Best for: Accountants
11:30–12:30
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

It has never been easier to influence than it is right now, as never before have we enjoyed so many rich ways to communicate. On the other hand, it is more complicated given the clear divide in attitudes, behaviours & experiences of those sharing the workplace with us.

In this practical, experiential and hands-on workshop, Warren will help you develop techniques & skills to improve your communication style, helping you stay engaged with your audience, networks and clients.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Warren Cass

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the biggest shake-up of tax laws in a generation, aiming to bring tax into the digital age.  But how will this affect you as a small and medium-sized business owner? This workshop will de-mystify the legislation, helping you to understand the steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant.  

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Jo Tomlinson
12:30–14:00
Lunch
14:00–15:00
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

Resilient people experience adversities and problems like the rest of us. They just have better ways of coping with them. During this one-hour workshop, attendees will learn a host of tools and skills to boost their resilience. This workshop looks at the main building blocks of resilience as well as what prevents us from being resilient. It covers practical tools to challenge negative thinking, negate stress, utilise your support network and develop a growth mindset.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Lucy Victoria Faulks

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

It has never been easier to influence than it is right now, as never before have we enjoyed so many rich ways to communicate. On the other hand, it is more complicated given the clear divide in attitudes, behaviours & experiences of those sharing the workplace with us.

In this practical, experiential and hands-on workshop, Warren will help you develop techniques & skills to improve your communication style, helping you stay engaged with your audience, networks and clients.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Warren Cass

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Catch up on the latest updates to QuickBooks and get the top tips to make bookkeeping quicker in your business!

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Annette Pettitt

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

We are no longer in the accounting business - we are firmly in the people business. Cloud accounting has removed a lot of the monotonous routines that used to take up our time, and our clients are more knowledgeable than ever before.  In this talk, James Ashford - Founder of GoProposal and Director at MAP, will reveal what he’s learnt from other industries and how he’s used that knowledge to change the direction of his own firm and hundreds of others to help them be of significant value to their clients.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: James Ashford, Alex Davis

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Do you work way too hard for too little money?  If so, you’re not alone.  Most accountants do.  The root cause is often pricing too low.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How do you put up your prices with existing clients without losing them?
  • The 3 most powerful reframing strategies that will avoid your clients comparing your new price to your old one.
  • A tried, tested and proven system for increasing your average price by 20% without losing client.


Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Mark Wickersham

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

In this workshop, you will learn how to build a strategic plan to move your desktop clients to online solutions.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Philippa Hume
15:00–15:15
Break
15:15–16:15
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

In this workshop, Carrie Green will share her experience, advice and tools she's used throughout her years of running successful businesses. You'll  feel inspired to dream big and make those dreams a reality with actionable steps that apply to life and business to help bring success closer.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Carrie Green

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the biggest shake-up of tax laws in a generation, aiming to bring tax into the digital age.  But how will this affect you as a small and medium-sized business owner? This workshop will de-mystify the legislation, helping you to understand the steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant.  

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Jo Tomlinson

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

We are no longer in the accounting business - we are firmly in the people business. Cloud accounting has removed a lot of the monotonous routines that used to take up our time, and our clients are more knowledgeable than ever before.  In this talk, James Ashford - Founder of GoProposal and Director at MAP, will reveal what he’s learnt from other industries and how he’s used that knowledge to change the direction of his own firm and hundreds of others to help them be of significant value to their clients.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: James Ashford, Alex Davis

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Will Farnell is joined by a panel to share the challenges and opportunities when transitioning to become a digital firm and how to overcome them.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Will Farnell, Stuart Hurst, Emma Chesson

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

A panel of accounting experts discuss the benefits of using apps.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Peter Harris, Matt Flanagan, Charlotte Ing, Emily Mockett

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

In this session, you'll learn how promote your firm's services through marketing with the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Steve Reynard
16:15–16:30
Break
16:30–17:30
End the day with a full hour of inspiration on the Main Stage, where today’s featured speakers will share their journeys and important business lessons.

17:30–18:30
Reception
18:30–21:00
Celebration

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