Sage Sponsors Laughs at the Seventh Annual Search for the South's
Funniest Accountant Event
Tonight's Event Draws Record Crowd and Raises $25,000 for Junior
Achievement of Georgia
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- This is a laughing
matter. Sage is serving as a supporting sponsor of Accountants One's
Seventh Annual Search for the South's Funniest Accountant, where a
winner will be announced tonight at 8 p.m. at the CW Midtown's Center
Stage. This year's event will see the biggest crowd to date and
promises plenty of giggles as nine of the South's funniest financial
professionals battle it out on stage for the title of "the South's
Proceeds from tonight's event will benefit Junior Achievement of
Georgia (www.georgia.ja.org), an organization that partners with
businesses and educators to bring the real world to students. This
year, $25,000 was raised, the largest amount in the event's history.
"People tend to think accountants don't have a sense of humor, but we
know better. We talk to accountants every day here at Sage. They're
actually some of the funniest people I know, and this event proves
it," said Jennifer Warawa, vice president of Partner Programs and
Channel Sales. "What makes this event even better is that we are
supporting Junior Achievement of Georgia. This organization has
touched many people's lives in our community, and it's a great
feeling to give back to them tonight."
Judges narrowed down a contestant pool from 25 to nine finalists.
These lucky finalists participated in two "comedy boot camps" in
October to hone their routines. The overall winner -- who will be
announced live at tonight's event -- will receive an
all-expenses-paid trip for two to Las Vegas, the perfect comedy
entertainment destination. Tonight's attendees will be treated to a
performance by the 2010 South's Funniest Accountant, Mike Haun.
For more information about the Seventh Annual Search for the South's
Funniest Accountant, visit http://accountantsarefunnytoo.com. Follow
the event on Twitter, Twitter.com/AAFT2012.
About Accountants One
Accountants One is a nonfranchised Accounting
and Financial Recruiting Firm. Since its inception in 1973, the
company has taken a uniquely personal approach in bringing the right
ate together with the right client in both contract and direct
hire capacity. The firm's focus on building long-term relationships
has allowed Accountants One to generate a 93% direct hire success
rate -- in an industry where 60% is considered good. Clients range
from CPA firms and private companies to Fortune 100 enterprises and
local mom and pop establishments.
About Junior Achievement of Georgia
Junior Achievement (JA) of
Georgia is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills
they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and
make educated academic and economic choices. JA programs are
delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides
relevant, hands-on experiences to students from kindergarten through
high school. JA of Georgia offers multiple programs, including
in-class programs, JAMS and JA Fellows all of which focus on
entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy and workforce
readiness. During the 2011/2012 school year, JA of Georgia served
more than 155,000 students statewide through six district offices
located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville and
Savannah. For more information, visit www.georgia.ja.org. Follow
Junior Achievement of Georgia on Facebook, Facebook.com/JAofGeorgia,
and Twitter, Twitter.com/jageorgia.
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