November 12, 2009 11:00 ET

Sage Accountants' Network Joins Accountants One as a Sponsor of the 5th Annual Search for the South's Funniest Accountant

Show Tonight Benefits Junior Achievement of Georgia; Features 8 Accountants Vying for the Title of South's Funniest Accountant

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - It's no laughing matter -- the next great stand-up comedian just might be your accountant! Sage Accountants' Network is assisting Accountants One in their 5th Annual Search for the South's Funniest Accountant, which culminates tonight at 8 p.m. at the CW Midtown's Center Stage. This year's event promises plenty of surprises, as eight of the South's funniest financial professionals battle it out on stage for the title of "the South's Funniest Accountant." Proceeds from tonight's event will benefit Junior Achievement of Georgia (, which partners with businesses and educators to bring the real world to students.

"This is a fun event, benefiting a very worthy cause in Junior Achievement of Georgia," said Jennifer Warawa, director, Sage Accountants' Network. "As an accountant myself, I know the asset value of a good sense of humor and a pocket protector. Sage Accountants' Network is happy to be a sponsor of this year's search for the South's Funniest Accountant, and working to change the perception that accountants are humorless number crunchers; Sage knows that accountants are funny too!"

Judges narrowed down the largest contestant field ever to eight at September 15th auditions in Atlanta. These lucky eight finalists participated in a "comedy boot camp" on October 17 to hone their routines. The winner -- who will be announced live at tonight's event -- will win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Las Vegas, the perfect destination for any budding comedian.

For more information about the 5th Annual Search for the South's Funniest Accountant, visit

About Accountants One

Accountants One is a non-franchised Accounting and Financial Recruiting Firm. Since its inception in 1973, the company has taken a uniquely personal approach in bringing the right candidate 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 98% placement success rate -- in an industry where 50% is considered good. Clients range from CPA firms and private companies to Fortune 100 enterprises and local mom and pop establishments.

About Sage North America

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