Amy Walker

Amy Walker - Community SpotlightName: Amy Walker
Twitter Handle: @AmyWalkerCPA
City, State: Houston, TX
Business Name: Amy Walker CPA, LLC
Business Website: amywalkercpa.com
Title: Founder
Certifications: CPA, Quickbooks Advanced ProAdvisor

What do you enjoy most about participating in #QBOchat each week?

QBOChat is full of enthusiastic personalities (and witty GIFs). It’s fun to see who shows up each week! I learn something new – an immediate takeaway – every time I participate.

How did you find out about #QBOchat?

When I started using Twitter as a business tool, I noticed the QBOchat hashtag popping up in my news feed, but didn’t really know what it meant. I just thought ProAdvisors were sharing ideas and adding “#QBOchat” to the end of their tweets. (I think I may have even posted something I thought was semi-clever (on a Monday afternoon!) and ended it with #QBOchat.) Needless to say, I didn’t quite understand the whole weekly chat thing until I started clicking through the links.

What do you do?

We are a friendly, energetic accounting/bookkeeping firm that supports small businesses. Our clients are go-getters, difference makers, and down-right good people. Using cloud-based solutions, we create accounting processes that are simple and efficient. We provide our clients with the financial information they need to grow their businesses while allowing them the freedom to actually run their businesses.

P.S. – We do not prepare tax returns. That was an intentional decision so that we can focus on being exceptional accounting and bookkeeping specialists. Also, God bless tax preparers, they have a stressful job that I do. not. want.

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?

Streamlining the daily bookkeeping processes so clients can stay in front of their numbers.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

The smartest, most successful business owners know their numbers. To know the numbers, an efficient and accurate accounting process is a must. We want to help each of our clients create and maintain their books so they can use them to successfully run their businesses. My goal is for our firm to be the most valuable part of our clients’ support teams.

What topics interest you that you connect with others about?

I love energetic, positive people – especially those who see and acknowledge the talents in others. I geek out over technology and if you want to talk about the awesome-ness of Texas A&M, I’m your gal.

What topic would you like to see in a future #QBOchat?

  • Firm management (remote workers, hiring, contract vs employees).
  • Keep doing the “QBO latest updates” topics.
    Industry specific questions (how to account for retail sales, how to account for online sales, etc.)

Anything else you’d like us to know?

One glance at my Twitter feed and you’ll know that I’m a proud Texan. I love everything about it – the people, the food, the history – #TexasForever. I’m married to my Aggie sweetheart, and together we raised two awesome kiddos who are both in college. We are new to this “empty nester” thing, and while it’s a fun season of life, I’m still getting used to a quiet, tidy house.

 

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QBOchat Admin

#QBOchat began in July 2013 with the simple idea to host a weekly Twitter conversation around QuickBooks Online (QBO). We have since grown into a very strong community comprised of a diverse group of users. Our weekly tweet chat is held each Thursday at 3:00PM Eastern. The discussions cover a wide range of topics including QBO’s latest features and updates, business operation tips and apps that integrate with QBO, to name just a few.

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