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I am much more focused on the essence of what I do, how the teaching occurs, the learning experience itself, than the subject matter. Learning is the result of an impactful experience. The story of a conference is told by the experience of attendees more than by what is being taught.

I was invited to lead four sessions at the upcoming QuickBooks consultants conference, Scaling New Heights 2016, in Atlantis, The Bahamas: “Implementing Inventory like a Pro – Key Problems and Questions for Clients with Inventory”, “QuickBooks Enterprise Advanced Inventory Management” (2-part course), and “QuickBooks on a Local Network – Best Practices.”

I am among a select few that have been a facilitator at every Scaling New Heights conference since inception in 2009. I thank my friend and colleague Joe Woodard for the continued confidence in the superior learning experience for participants.

In “Implementing Inventory like a Pro,” we examine the key areas and questions faced by clients with inventory. Many already know about our firm’s unparalleled experience implementing solutions for different kinds of inventory businesses. Many say how there is no greater teacher than experience. This session allows me to impart that real-life experience with class participants.

In 2007, I was exactly front and center at the announcement where Intuit released the QuickBooks Enterprise Advanced Inventory module. Ever since, I have consulted with Intuit product managers on the enhancement of Advanced Inventory functions. A year ago, I was commissioned to author the QuickBooks Enterprise ProAdvisor Certification course and exam, including Advanced Inventory. Being so devoted to the development of the software, I am excited to facilitate the “QuickBooks Enterprise Advanced Inventory Management” session. In this 2-part course, we dive deep into QuickBooks base inventory functionalities, Advanced Inventory, Enhanced Inventory Receiving, and Advanced Pricing modules.

When I started in accounting systems consulting in the early 1990s, I recognized the need for expertise in network infrastructures, platforms where to run such accounting software. So I decided to take on installing and supporting local area networks, servers, workstations, network hubs, switches, routers, and more. In fact, in several installations, the arms and hands of this techie CPA actually laid network wiring through walls and inside ceilings – this was hands-on experience, literally! Whether completing IT tasks or communicating with IT specialists, consultants need to be more than familiar with IT concepts. That is why I designed the “QuickBooks on a Local Network” session, to build on fundamental networking concepts and discuss implementation scenarios and best practices for QuickBooks networking.

As we approach Scaling New Heights 2016 in Atlantis, I reflect on one of the highlight moments of the past year – winning the Top Ten & Top Integrations ProAdvisor award at the Scaling New Heights 2015 conference. Winning the award among such exceptional colleagues, it was remarkable to share it with them, and to share it with my family who was with me at the conference. They are ultimately the reason why I do what I do.

Here’s to a great SNH 2016!




Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA.CITP, is founder and principal of Mendelson Consulting (www.mendelsonconsulting.com), an accounting technology firm that assists entities with planning, selecting and implementing business management systems. The firm was selected as Top Technologist by the Sleeter Group and Top Integrations Advisor by Insightful Accountant. Nowogrodzki is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Business Technology Section; a contributing author and speaker for Intuit, Accountex, and the Woodard Group. Contact him at mario@mendelsonconsulting.com or at 954-447-0250.

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