About Shelly Robbins
309 5th Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Shelly Robbins has been teaching accounting technology for over 25 years. After graduating from the Evergreen State College with a BA in Political Economics, she opened a training center, Talk & Swap for Accounting Technology Professionals" Meetup Groups, to provide training to small business owners. She went on to lead a team of bookkeeping professionals, supporting small businesses across the Pacific Northwest. The network was built on the "peer support" model, "I learned it in my first "real" job out of college bringing single parents together, and it is now managed by Beth Damis."
In in 2009 Shelly became a member of Intuits Accounting Professionals Trainer/Writer Network-an esteemed group of only 100 members. She has taught accounting and accounting software at Bellevue College, and nationally as a speaker for Intuit's Trainer Writer Network, and has been featured as a speaker for Scaling New Heights, SleeterCon, and Finagraph. Shelly has been published by Intuit in “How to Form an Accountant's Meetup Groups in Your Area”, “CPA Case Study: QuickBooks for Mac to QuickBooks Online”, and “Peer Groups: Why Joining Peer Groups Pays Off For CPAs.” She continues to provide training at the Bookkeeping Coach teaching Xero software through private or group classes online.
In Shelly's words
“I have a long time passion for environmentally sustainable and socially equitable business and have practiced sustainable and socially equitable accounting for my entire career. I have always made sure that I have clients who are not hurting the environment or mistreating their employees. Starting out as a bookkeeper on the first version of QuickBooks® (in DOS), I am a QuickBooks® Training and Troubleshooting Expert. I became Xero certified in 2015 and get Xero set-up done right, leveraging everything Xero has to offer to improve your business processes and speed your cash flow.
Like myself, my clients value independence in their work, deliver high-quality in their business, and believe that the work they do adds value to the world. I love teaching and developing communities of users who are working to increase their understanding of accounting software. It's that philosophy of specialization through collaboration that has made The QuickSource the leader in peer mentoring and support for accounting technology professionals."
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999-- Shelly was one of the earliest bookkeepers to pass the Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor test in 1999.
Sleeter Certified QuickBooks Consultant--The first national community of top technical experts in QuickBooks® programs.
Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer/Writer Network Member--Shelly was accepted into this esteemed group of only 100 members by Intuit in 2009.
From its inception, the Quicksource has donated QuickBooks training and support to community groups that support small business owners from disadvantaged populations, and non-profit groups that work towards a just economy and the equitable distribution of global resources:
Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights, 2002-2017, Board Member, past Treasurer (WROC), 2002, Volunteer
University of Washington Business Economic Development Program, Volunteer Instructor, 2006-present.
Community Alliance for Global Justice, Volunteer QuickBooks Trainer/Troubleshooter, 2005-2013.
Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Volunteer QuickBooks Trainer/Troubleshooter, 2006-2007