Out Of The Box Technology Acquires Powerful Accounting
Intuit's Top Technology Resellers Combine Forces to Expand Service Delivery into Tax Preparation, Fraud & Forensics, and IRS Representation
Portland, OR, Release: August 26, 2019
Out Of The Box Technology announced today the acquisition of Powerful Accounting, making the technology firm one of the largest QuickBooks' solution providers, a complete business resource with the addition of tax preparation and compliance services. This announcement comes just a few months after Out Of The Box Technology and ebs Associates merged in April. The recent M&As are part of a long-term corporate strategy to create an organization with unparalleled start-to-finish business services including: technology support, consulting services, data conversions, and now tax preparation, tax resolution and fraud prevention solutions.
Powerful Accounting, led by industry thought leader and influencer Dawn Brolin, enhances the expertise of Out Of The Box Technology with CPA and CFE certifications. Dawn's extensive experience in public speaking and consulting with organizations such as Intuit, MSNBC, Scaling New Heights, and AbacusNext will help elevate Out Of The Box Technology to new levels. Among many accolades, Ms Brolin has received the Top 10 Managing Partner Elite and Top 40 Under 40 awards and has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, and by CPA Practice Advisor magazine one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting.
"This joint venture is taking Out Of The Box Technology to the next level! Dawn's experience in the accounting community, along with her wealth of knowledge in fraud services and extensive tax background answer what our clients have been asking for. We are thrilled to expand our service line with the supreme talent of the Powerful Accounting team," said Denise Loter-Koch, Founder of ebs Associates and now Chief Executive Officer of Out Of The Box Technology.
Brolin who will be an active Partner and the Executive Vice-President of Business Development and Compliance at Out Of The Box Technology commented on the news, "It is exciting to work alongside the leadership team at Out Of The Box Technology, and have the opportunity to transform service delivery together! I have pushed hard to be a powerful resource to clients since 2011; scalability is limited for solo practitioners and with the ever-changing demands of business clients in a digital world, this expansion is exactly what the dynamic organizations whom we work with need."
The Out Of The Box Technology leadership team, which includes Founding Partners COO Lisa McCarthy and CTO Andrew Abrams, understands that the needs of small business owners are as diverse as the products and services they sell. As nationally recognized experts in their fields, Out Of The Box Technology and Powerful Accounting will continue to share their unmatched experience and past success with clients, partners, and business associates. This acquisition results in an organization that has the depth, experience, and size to provide turn-key, as well as customized solutions, to businesses across the country including:
- Tax Preparation
- IRS Representation
- Compliance, Fraud and Forensics Services
- Procurement of QuickBooks Software & Services
- Training and Consulting on QuickBooks Software
- Hosting, Bookkeeping, and Custom App Development
Learn more about the full business service delivery line at outoftheboxtechnology.com.
About Powerful Accounting
Powerful Accounting, LLC provides bookkeeping, process implementation, tax preparation, management use financial reporting, IRS and State Taxation representation and resolution, and business consulting. We have broken our business into three divisions including a Small Business Division, IRS Representation, Bankruptcy and Forensics Division, and the Tax Service and Wealth Management Division.
About Out Of The Box Technology
Out Of The Box Technology, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has more than 40 locations across the US. Recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses in 2019 by Inc Magazine, Out Of The Box Technology is steeped in the diverse landscape of accounting technology. Its team of specialists and consultants tackle the ins and outs of accounting/bookkeeping practices, software platforms & integration; custom business application development; and IT hardware/software infrastructure. The company is the developer of Recur360®, a recurring invoicing, payments, and collections software that integrates with QuickBooks. Recur360 was named one of the Top 10 Billing and Invoicing Solution Providers by CFO Tech Outlook and was recognized in the Top 10 of Intuit's 2017 Small Business App Showdown.
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