Sharon M. Vetsch to advise leading financial software firm on products and services most needed by accountants and their clients

Oak Lawn, IL – 9/29/05 – Sharon M. Vetsch has been named to the 17-member Accountant and Advisor Customer Council for Intuit® Inc. a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Council members will share their insights, experience and expertise with Intuit as the company develops new products and services for accountants and advisors, as well as their clients nationwide.

“I feel blessed and honored to have been chosen as an Advisory Council member and am excited that I will have input on features and functionality of future versions of QuickBooks.”

“Intuit is fortunate to have Sharon on board as an active member of our customer advisory council,” said Rich Walker, Director of Intuit Accountant Services Group. “Our focus is on developing the very best products and services for accountants, advisors, and their clients. With such leading practitioners such as Sharon providing imaginative and practical counsel, we believe that Intuit now has a real advantage in developing and delivering next-generation solutions.”

The Accountant and Advisor Customer Council meets periodically at Intuit’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, part of fabled Silicon Valley, as well as other Intuit locations throughout the U.S. Members review potential developments and provide input on such critical accountant and small business tools as new software products and web-based services. Intuit began the Customer Advisory Councils as part of the company’s initiative to develop end-to-end technology solutions that address the financial and accounting needs of accountants, business advisors and their clients.

All members of the Intuit Accountant and Advisor Customer Council serve a one- to two-year term. Participation on the Council is driven by participants’ desires to contribute to the development of better technology products and services for both them and their clients.

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of more than $2 billion in its fiscal year 2005. The company has nearly 7,000 employees with major offices in 13 states across the U.S., and offices in Canada and the United Kingdom. More information can be found at

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Sharon meets with Steve Bennett, CEO of Intuit, Inc.
Sharon and Steve Bennett