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Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and Accountants One Partner for the Search for Charlotte’s Funniest Accountant

Youth Nonprofit Teams with Full-Service Recruiting Firm for Night of Financial Funnies

Charlotte, NC, October 18, 2015 --( Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), a premier organization dedicated to educating the state’s youth on investment and finance, has partnered with full-service recruiting firm Accountants One in The Search for Charlotte’s Funniest Accountant. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at the Comedy Zone, located at 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard, Suite B3 in Charlotte. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m.

Six local finance professionals will face off in a comedy battle, and the winner will get the chance to compete against other regional winners from Atlanta and Raleigh. All regional winners will meet in Atlanta for a final comedy competition, The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Accountants One has raised more than $200,000 for Junior Achievement through its many sponsors, including UPS, Ernst & Young, Chick-fil-A and ADP. Accountants One recognizes the need for humor in the workplace and supports the event’s goal of eradicating negative stereotypes often linked with finance professionals.

JACC strives to teach students important financial life lessons, while making the learning process fun and engaging. The purpose of this partnership with The Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant is to show these youth that having an education and a career in finance does not carry negative stereotypes.

This event is open to individuals ages 18 and up. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds are donated to JACC. For tickets and more information, visit ­­­­

“The Search for Charlotte’s Funniest Accountant is a great way to dispel stereotypes regarding careers in finance and a truly unique way to help support JA programs for students in the Charlotte area,” said Sarah Cherne, president and CEO of JACC. “We look forward to hearing each of the participating accountants’ routines, and we are so grateful for Accountants One’s partnership in expanding our mission to teach financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship skills in local classrooms.”

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About JACC:
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to providing young people in grades K -12 with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for the future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC), headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates offices in Asheville, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina, and serves nearly 37,000 students annually through its experiential educational programs. Delivered by corporate and community volunteers, JA programs provide relevant, engaging experiences that educate and empower students in the areas of financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. For more information, 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 matching the right candidate 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.
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