Intuit describes Lived Assisted Bookkeeping as a “do-it-with-me experience” for businesses that wish to manage their own books. It involves the same concept as the original TurboTax Live in which users can connect with an expert.
The tests involves a “few hundred small business customers” not attached to a ProAdvisor or accounting professional. However, Intuit says on input from these organizations it expects to make the available in a few months.
It will not market the service to any business connected to a ProAdvisor or accountant.
Customers subscribe to Assisted Bookkeeping by using the Live Bookkeeping tab in the QuickBooks left navigation bar. Once subscribed, business owners can utilize the tab to submit a request for a call from an expert.
Members of the assisted team are Intuit employees, and QB Online or Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisors and professionals with active certifications, experiences managing books and a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance.