1) When you do not find your current bookkeeping system adequate and need to learn a system that will work for you and your business , but you really want make sure you are doing everything correctly. The advertisements tell you that QuickBooks is easy to use , but do you know the ins and outs of bookkeeping and how it works within the QuickBooks System. This is where hiring a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor or Advanced Quickbooks ProAdvisor can help. Depending on the level of the business the more complex the business the more skill level of a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor is needed so this is where you may need an Advanced Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. This will help you get started with QuickBooks the right way.
2) You are currently a QuickBooks user but you are finding that you are having problems or things just don't look right. This is where hiring an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor may be necessary. There may be some advanced problems that are beyond the scope of the QuickBooks user needed to correct the problems and it may be accounting related and how it needs to be correctly done within the QuickBooks. This does take the expertise of not just a CPA or other Accounting professional but someone who has Advanced usage of QuickBooks. It is a winning combo to help you and there is a difference.
3) You are not able to keep your QuickBooks up to date, hiring a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor to help you get caught up or keep you up to date in your QuickBooks can make a difference . Generally a Certified Quickbook ProAdvisor with a bookkeeping background and a firm where CPA is on staff and available for any questions is a big plus when looking for a professional to take care of your day to day Quickbooks.
4) You are looking to use a new functionality that is part of your Quickbooks because you find your business is growing and you need to use some of the features that Quickbooks offers or see if this can be done within QuickBooks. This is where an Advanced Quickbooks Proadvisor can be of great value they can help problem solve on the best way specifically tailored to your small business.
We find at our firm we offer a very unique combination of a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor and an Advanced Quickbooks ProAdvisor that is a CPA that really helps meet the needs of many that we work with on a day to day basis. We are able to work with all the above situations, many find this to be very well worth the investment of hiring the services of a Certified Proadvisor or Advanced Certified ProAdvisor.