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August 26, 2013 09:30 ET

Sage Supports the Future of the Accounting Profession by Cosponsoring Third National Meet the Firms Week Event

National Meet the Firms Week Connects Accounting-Focused College Students to Hiring Firms

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Sage North America today announced its continued partnership with CollegeFrog, a company that works to match high-performing accounting students and graduates with hiring firms across the nation, to present the Fall 2013 National Meet the Firms Week event. This is the third time Sage has cosponsored National Meet the Firms Week, a premier virtual accounting recruiting event, running from September 9-13, 2013.

National Meet the Firms Week allows hundreds of accounting firms nationwide to meet thousands of job-seeking accounting students and gives students the opportunity to get their resumés into the hands of hiring firms, all online and at no charge.

In 2012, CollegeFrog presented the first National Meet the Firms Week event as an answer to recruitment challenges that college students and firms alike were facing. Students and firms are encouraged to visit http://www.meetthefirmsweek.com and create a profile. When the event kicks off on September 9, each participating firm will gain access to all profiles of students located in their state of operation.

Sage will cosponsor this event with other industry leaders, providing benefits to participating students and firms.

Participating students will receive:

  • Individual access to Sage 50 Accounting 2014 - U.S. Edition (formerly Sage Peachtree) online comprehensive Anytime Learning until October 15, 2013.
  • Sage 50 Accounting 2014 - U.S. Edition product certification at no charge after passing the exam by October 15, 2013 (students will have the opportunity to download the trial version of the software to prepare and utilize for the exam).

Firms are eligible to enroll in the Sage Accountants Network at a 20% discounted rate for the first year of membership, available for sign-up until October 31, 2013. Benefits to this autorenewing membership include:

  • A copy of the Sage 50 Accountant Edition 2014 (formerly Peachtree) including a custom reporting license.
  • Payroll tax tables and unlimited access to technical support.
  • Listing of firm name on the Sage 50 Accounting - U.S. Edition website.
  • Training opportunities, including CPE credited courses.

"Sage is continually seeking out new opportunities to support the accounting profession that will help propel it forward," said Jennifer Warawa, vice president, partner programs and channel sales, Sage North America. "Participating in the National Meet the Firms Week Events is an ideal way to do this, providing training, certification, and employment opportunities to these young professionals, who are the future leaders of the profession."

For more information on National Meet the Firms Week, please visit: www.meetthefirmsweek.com

About CollegeFrog
CollegeFrog was established in 2011 and aims to redefine the campus recruiting model across multiple industries. It currently focuses on matching high-performing accounting college students with accounting firms. Firms and students find each other through free online profiles. Follow CollegeFrog on Facebook, Facebook.com/CollegeFrog, and Twitter, Twitter.com/CollegeFrog.

About The Sage Group plc
Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit www.sage.com

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