The “Accountants Count” sweepstakes not only changed Richard Roppa’s perspective at work; it changed his whole life. Richard was the winner of an all-expenses paid trip for two to Hawaii, sponsored by Intuit® as part of its “Accountants Count” campaign for U.S. and Canadian residents.
As part of the trip, Richard was invited to attend the cloud accounting training offered in Honolulu on Dec. 12. After telling us he “learned so much that will affect my job,” he also said he did something unexpected: he married his partner of 14 years in a sunset ceremony on the beach.
“It was mind blowing,” Roppa said. “Everything was perfect. This trip has changed our lives.”
Stacy Kildal – the instructor from the cloud training – served as Best Man at the ceremony, and the concierge at the hotel, which Roppa called “amazing,” served as a witness.
To enter to win the trip, each person had to share the best compliment s/he had ever received from a client. Here’s Richard’s quote: “I helped a client move her business to her boat so that she could take a two-year cruise, while continuing to work and not lose any income. After all was said and done, she said the best thing anyone could ever tell me when she said, ‘You understand me.’”
“With this trip, Intuit made my dreams come true,” he said.
Roppa is no stranger to Intuit. He serves as director of Partner Development at AQB, a professional services firm that provides a wide range of services and solutions, including QuickBooks® consulting, outsourced CFO/controller services, bookkeeping, management consulting, data conversion, custom programming, integration and more. AQB is an Intuit Premier Reseller as well as an Intuit QuickBase Solution Provider. Richard’s professional credentials include being a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®, a Certified QuickBase Developer and an expert presenter at conferences, including Scaling New Heights.
Intuit congratulates Richard on being the winner of our sweepstakes and on his recent nuptials! If you’d like to congratulate him as well, you can tweet him at @NeverCallMeRich.
Want to win an amazing prize like Richard did? Intuit is always running fun contests on its Intuit Accountants Facebook page. Be sure to “like” the page so you can stay in the know!
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