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Circle of Excellence

Congratulations to our 2019 Circle of Excellence winners!


  Circle of Excellence

Sage Circle of Excellence Accounting Awards


The Sage Circle of Excellence Accounting Awards is all about recognizing and celebrating you – our highly active and engaged Sage accountant and bookkeeper community. We are excited to announce our 2019 winners below.

Award Categories and Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Sage Circle of Excellence Accounting Awards! The inaugural winners include:

  • Bookkeeper Partner of the Year: Dawn Reshen-Doty, CEO, Benay Enterprises Inc.
  • Accountant Partner of the Year: Jessica Oskvig, Partner, Oskvig Accounting
  • Innovator Award: Jennifer Dymond, CEO, Spire Consulting Services
  • Social Influencer Award: Shayna Chapman, Founder and Chief Strategist, Shaynaco LLC
  • Community Spirit Award: Kenneth J. Healy, CPA, Principal, Diversified Financial Solutions, PC

Bookkeeper Partner of the Year

The Bookkeeper Partner of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a bookkeeper or bookkeeping firm. 

Accountant Partner of the Year

The Accountant Partner of The Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an accountant or accountant firm.

Innovator Award

The Innovator Award recognizes a person or practice that pushes through conventional boundaries.
social influencer

Social Influencer Award

The Social Influencer Award recognizes a person or practice in their efforts to promote Sage and the accounting industry in social media.

Community spirit

Community Spirit Award

The Community Spirit Award celebrates a person or their practice that has made outstanding contributions to their community. 


• Nominees do not need to be Sage Accountant Network members,
however nominees must support Sage products.

• Nominees can nominate themselves.

• Nominators can nominate multiple nominees.

• Employees of software companies cannot be nominated.

• Nominees should be based in the United States

Nomination Process

• To nominate, nominators must provide the following information in the nomination form: nominees' full name, nominees’ contact details and a short write-up (approximately 200 words) explaining why the nominee is deserving or embodies the award.

• Once a nomination form is submitted, nominees will be notified via email.

• Nominees have the option to decline the nomination and be removed from consideration.

• The deadline for nomination form submissions is August 8, 2019 11:59pm PT.

Winner Selection

• Once nominations close, a panel of
independent judges will rank
nomination write-ups based on its
embodiment of the award.

• The three highest ranked
nomination write-ups will be the
finalists in each award category.

• The highest ranked nomination write-up
will be the winner in each award category.

• Winners will be announced on September 4th 2019.