Gail Perry is a CPA, Deloitte alumnus, and former QuickBooks instructor for the Indiana CPA Society. In addition to her accounting background, she has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and currently is publisher for Sift Media US, overseeing content on two websites that provide daily news and commentary for members of the accounting profession: AccountingWEB.com and GoingConcern.com. Gail is the author of 30 books on taxes, personal finance, and financial software, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Doing Your Income Taxes, Quicken All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income. Gail has been named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
Michelle L. Long, CPA, MBA is the founder of Long for Success, LLC, co-host of the Ultimate Accounting vCon and owner of Linkedin group (Successful QuickBooks Consultants) with 25,000+ members and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) group with 5,000+ members. Michelle was named one of 10 Women who Inspire a Profession by Accounting Today magazine, a Small Business Influencer Awards - Community Choice Winner by Small Business Trends, and a Financial Services Champion of the Year by the Small Business Administration in recognition of her dedication to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners. Michelle’s blog (LongforSuccess.com/Blog) was named 10 Accounting Blogs Worth Watching by Accounting Today magazine. Michelle has created QuickBooks training seminars (videos/DVD) and a practice set available at LongforSuccess.com/Learn-QuickBooks. She is the author of the books Successful QuickBooks Consulting: The Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Growing a QuickBooks Consulting Business and How to Start a Home-Based Bookkeeping Business and numerous courses for Intuit Academy.