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Jay Holmes, CPA, Appointed to Intuit Accountant and Advisor Customer Council

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Boise, ID – June 30, 2015 – Jay Holmes, CPA, has been named to Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq: INTU) Accountant and Advisor Customer Council. Intuit creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals

A shareholder at Blueback Accounting, Holmes is one of 16 council members who will share their insights, experience and expertise to help Intuit develop new products and services for accounting professionals and small businesses. He has more than 13 years of experience in accounting and tax. “We’re excited that Jay is joining our advisory council,” said Jim McGinnis, vice president of Intuit’s Accountant and Advisor Group. “Members of our council embrace and use online technologies to gain efficiencies within their practice and meet the unique needs of their clients. Jay brings a combination of imagination, experience and practical counsel that will help us develop and deliver cloud-based products that accounting professionals need and want to better serve small businesses.”

Holmes said he was excited by the selection, “It is an honor to help the world’s most forward thinking accounting software company plan for future products and services. The potential impact we can have on small business worldwide is inspiring; I’m so excited to be a part of it.” The council meets periodically at Intuit’s Silicon Valley headquarters to get an inside look at the company’s strategy and product development. Members participate for up to two years, sharing their thoughts and insights on critical accountant and small business tools.
About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. Mint.com provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.5 billion in its fiscal year 2014. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.