QuickBooks Connect

Last week QuickBooks hosted their annual QuickBooks Connect event, held in London at Old Billingsgate Market, an event for Bookkeepers and Accountants. Starting Monday afternoon allowed me a couple of hours in the office before jumping on the train to head to the city. An interesting afternoon speech aimed at accountants all about Making Tax Digital, followed by a brief drinks reception before retiring to my hotel to enjoy an evening of childfree silence! 

The main day featured a mixture of keynote speakers and breakout sessions, with a wide variety of subjects, thankfully I’d studied the agenda before leaving so I’d got my day all planned. One of the highlights was Dr Brian Cox, although not directly linked to bookkeeping and accountancy was a highly motivating speech, giving me lots to think about. Other highlights including the delicious food on offer throughout the day and getting lots of swag from the various exhibitors around!

One of the only disappointments of the day was how an accountant managed to alienate any bookkeepers within the audience of his speech within the first five minutes, seemingly forgetting that a good set of books can make an accountant’s job so much easier and rubbishing the work we do! Think someone may have not thought about their audience somehow! 

A highly valuable day overall, seeing lots of new innovative software solutions coming up from QuickBooks and their partners. Looking forward to next year’s event already!