Susan Steele-Ward Joins Intacct Accountants Program Advisory Council

Susan Steele-Ward, CPA
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

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Susan Steele-Ward Joins Intacct Accountants Program Advisory Council


For Immediate Release
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BALTIMORE, MD (6/15/15) – PBMares, a leading accounting and business consulting firm focused on broad range of accounting business services, announced today that Susan Steele-Ward, CPA, a Manager in the firm’s Harrisonburg office, has joined the Intacct Accountants Program Advisory Council (IAPAC). The council is comprised of executives from Intacct,, and Intacct partner firms.

The IAPAC is designed to facilitate discussion of key issues of mutual interest and help develop ideas that will improve the Intacct Accountants Program, jointly managed by, and increase the success of all stakeholders. The council, which includes partners of different sizes and types, will advise on a variety of areas, including product and partner program related items.

“The Intacct Accountants Program Advisory Council provides an important communication link between Intacct,, and our accounting partner community,” said Kevin Cumley, director of the Intacct Accountants Program. “We are pleased to have Susan Steele-Ward join the council and we look forward to her contributions in the areas of Intacct product plans, competitive landscape, and various partner program components – all intended to drive increased partner success.”

Steele-Ward’s areas of expertise in tax, consulting and accounting for start-up and growing businesses, along with her specializations in QuickBooks, Cloud accounting, and Intacct accounting software, make her an ideal Advisory Council member.

The IAPAC will meet several times throughout the year. Members will serve an initial two-year term, which may be extended or renewed. Participation is limited to owners, officers, or partner level executives, and only one person from a partner firm may participate.

“Collaboration and compatibility are key traits for success in the cloud era, and the IAPAC offers an excellent forum to fine-tune the Intacct Accountants Program,” said Michael Cerami, vice president of business development and global alliances for, a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Steele-Ward obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She subsequently completed her accounting concentration degree in 1996, also from JMU. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia.

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