Intuit has announced the selection of judges for its Power to Get More Done initiative, a program that gives accounting professionals looking to start new firms or grow existing practices the chance to win $10,000 in cash and up to $10,000 in products and services. Grants totaling up to $200,000 will be awarded to 10 deserving professionals and firms from May through July 2009. The deadline for applying for the grants is April 30; more information is available at http://accountant.intuit.com/GetMoreDone.
Among the seven judges selected to make the award decisions is Randy Johnston, a well-known thought leader within the profession and a long-time columnist for The CPA Technology Advisor. Johnston is executive vice president and partner of K2 Enterprises and Network Management Group, Inc. The nationally recognized educator and consultant has more than 30 years experience in strategic technology planning, systems and network integration, accounting software selection, business development and management, disaster recovery and contingency planning, and process engineering.
Others named to the panel of judges are consultant L. Gary Boomer, CPA; Astrid M. Arola, CPA and member of the National Society of Accountants; Sarah A. Fahey, EA; Dave Levine, EA; Steve Blundell, CPA; and Georg Gerstenfeld, VP of marketing for Intuit's Accounting Professionals Division.
Intuit also announced co-sponsors of the Power to Get More Done program, including the National Society of Accountants, the National Association of Enrolled Agents and National Association of Tax Professionals.