Bruce graduated from Western Maryland College (currently known as McDaniel College) with a dual major in Business and Economics. He prepared for his CPA exam at UAB School of Business and passed the CPA exam in one sitting. Bruce received his certification by the State of Alabama in 1991 and has been a member in good standing of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accounting and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1991.
Bruce was a Participant in Intuit’s first Customer Advisory Council from 2002-2003. As a member of the Council, Bruce shared his expertise and relayed clients’ needs to help guide Intuit product development and services for accounting clients nationwide. Bruce has also served on Intuit’s Accountant and Customer Advisory Council. Bruce has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 1999 and has extensive working experience with the product. Bruce and his firm were featured by Intuit in their online newsletter (Intuit Advisor, February 2002 and December 2002).
Bruce has worked with small businesses for more than thirty years. He helps his clients define their business goals and the strategies they will implement to achieve them. Just as important he educates them on how to read and interpret the various QuickBooks financial reports so they can use that valuable information to measure and drive the success and future of their businesses.
Bruce conducts QuickBooks seminars for business incubators, nonprofit and small business resource centers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and throughout Alabama. Bruce has been a contributing writer for the Birmingham Business Journal.
According to Rich Walker, Director of Intuit Advisor Group, "Bruce Downs is an innovative CPA who assists small businesses gain a competitive advantage through technology. Downs sets himself apart through the application of technology. In training his clients to fully discover the capabilities of such tools as QuickBooks, Downs provides small businesses with the capacity to make more informed business decisions."
Bruce adheres to the highest professional standards for all of his clients and strives always for complete client satisfaction through hard work, fairness and dedication.