What do accountants do for fun?

Add up the telephone book (insert laughs here).

Well, that joke may not have made you laugh, but I promise the accountants in the South’s Funniest Accountant (@AAFT2013) competition are hilarious. This week Sage is roaring with excitement to be a sponsor of the eighth annual competition, hosted by Atlanta-based accounting and financial recruitment firm Accountants One. Accounting and financial professionals all over the southeast auditioned for a spot in the final competition to be crowned the South’s Funniest Accountant.

Accountants One has put this knee slapper of an event together for the past eight years and does a fantastic job of raising awareness around the funny power of accountants. This event is also a way to raise money for a wonderful organization, Junior Achievement of Georgia. Does it get much better than this?

Junior Achievement of Georgia is a nonprofit organization that prepares young people for success in a global economy. With the help of local business and community volunteers, after-school programs deliver lessons that equip young people with the skills to succeed. This year’s competition is a sold-out show, and Junior Achievement will receive $40,000! Hopefully I’ll get some better joke material after this event . . .