AIS Solutions - Canada Named Firm Of The Future Finalist

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Intuit Awards Canadian-based Firm as leader in driving adoption of next-gen technology

“We are thrilled to announce AIS Solutions and Kninja as one of the world’s top four Firms of the Future,” said Rich Preece, global leader of Intuit’s Accountant Segment, Small Business and Self-Employed Group.

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today named Canadian firm, AIS Solutions and Kninja, as a top four finalist in the annual Firm of the Future search for accounting firms who best embrace online technologies to grow their practice and meet the dynamic needs of their small business clients.

Now in its third year, Intuit’s contest searches across the globe to find leading accounting, bookkeeping and tax firms that eagerly deploy cloud technologies, use business models to better value their expertise, and grow their practice with modern marketing techniques. Countless hopeful firms from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have entered to vie for the $10,000 grand prize – and for a shot at the title of Firm of the Future.

“We are thrilled to announce AIS Solutions and Kninja as one of the world’s top four Firms of the Future,” said Rich Preece, global leader of Intuit’s Accountant Segment, Small Business and Self-Employed Group. “AIS Solutions and Kninja is a leader in their field, showcasing expertise in all areas – from dialing up their modern marketing presence to leveraging the cloud to becoming a trusted advisor – and we couldn’t be more excited to see how integrating these technologies has transformed their practice.”

Preece and a panel of qualified judges from Intuit’s global sites selected the top four finalists who best embody the attributes of Firms of the Future. Each of the top four finalists provided written submissions highlighting their firm’s work, culture and vision to demonstrate why they deserve to be named a Firm of the Future. Next, each finalist will develop a video submission to be used in the public voting period to determine the winner; the voting takes place October 16-29, 2017.

Each finalist will also receive a $5,000 USD cash prize and a free trip to QuickBooks Connect, November 15-17, in San Jose, California. The grand prize winner will be announced at the conference and fifteen runner up Firms of the Future will also be awarded a cash prize of $2,500 USD.

“We are both humbled and incredibly proud to be recognized by Intuit as a Firm of the Future,” said Juliet Aurora and Steve Loates - the firm’s co-owners. “Implementing next-generation technologies into our practice has given us a competitive advantage in the accounting industry and transformed the work we do for our clients. We are grateful to have made the list alongside so many other technologically-driven firms.”

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About AIS Solutions and Kninja

AIS Solutions and Kninja is dedicated to making an impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and the businesses which they run . They do this by redefining the traditional model around accounting processes and leverage technology to instead create Financial Management Ecosystems for their clients.

These Ecosystems are built around QuickBooks Online and help their clients solve pain points, save time, increase efficiencies and increase profitability. One of the most impactful results of these Financial Ecosystems is the ability for business owners to receive real time, relevant financial data so they can make the best business decisions.

AIS Solutions also launched its Kninja Knetwork to make a bigger impact on their industry as a whole. The mission is to provide an online education and training community exclusively for bookkeepers to help them become the best bookkeepers and bookkeeping firms they want to become. Kninja is a cloud based portal with education, training and support materials developed for bookkeepers by bookkeepers to help them stay current with the rapidly changing industry.

Starting from humble beginnings in 2000, AIS Solutions, has grown to become one of the most respected bookkeeping and QuickBooks training firms in Canada - winning “Canadian Bookkeeping Firm of the Year” in 2016. Today, they are a 100% QuickBooks and cloud based firm. And, with the launch of Kninja in December 2016 they are committed to help improve the lives of bookkeepers around the globe.

You can learn more about AIS Solutions here and about Kninja Knetwork here

About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is committed to powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial management solutions.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. QuickBooks Self-Employed provides freelancers and independent contractors with an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at tax time, while Mint delivers financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about their money.

Intuit's ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 42 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at

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