AKRON, Ohio -- Deborah Defer, an associate director at SS&G and an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, has been selected to become part of the Intuit Writer/Trainer Network. Defer joins an exclusive group, with only three certified Intuit Writer/Trainers in Ohio, and 135 throughout the U.S.

As a Trainer/Writer, Defer provides Northeast Ohio businesses with the highest level of Intuit QuickBooks expertise, working with each company to identify the QuickBooks software that best meets its needs. The role also gives Defer a direct line in communicating client needs and experiences to Intuit as well as a hand in writing national training guides for Intuit QuickBooks users.

"My goal is to be a partner for Northeast Ohio businesses looking to achieve a higher level of efficiency in managing their resources. There is no greater reward than seeing a client grow and succeed when given the right tools," said Defer.

ABOUT SS&G

SS&G (http://www.ssandg.com/) is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant financial services. It also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, and payroll entities. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and Ohio, and 530 employees, SS&G is one the 38h largest independent accounting firm in the United States (Accounting Today). SS&G is a founding member of LEA Global, an international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.