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Sage Circle of Excellence Awards winners announced

August 17, 2020

Awards celebrate the best of Sage bookkeeping and accounting community

Joe Griffin

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Sage Circle of Excellence Awards.


The awards, now in their second year, acknowledge the work and dedication of the bookkeeping and accounting community. 


Sarah Gibb, of Flow Works Bookkeeping and Consulting in British Columbia, is one of AutoEntry’s most prized and enthusiastic champions. She was nominated in the Social Influencer category and took home Bookkeeper Partner of the Year. 


Other AutoEntry customers and cheerleaders nominated in the Social Influencer category are Anna Abbruzzese, of Toronto-based Actium Consulting Inc and Sheila (Joey) Murphy of SJM Services in British Columbia. 


Debrah Burleigh, of Debrah Burleigh and Associates Ltd, another AutoEntry customer, was nominated for the Innovator Award.


Winners List 

The winners in full are: 


  • Andrée Dubé of Intégratech Alan Salmon Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John O’Keefe, O’Keefe Accounting Group Accountant Partner of the Year
  • Sara Gibb, Flow Works Bookkeeping and Consulting, Bookkeeper Partner of the Year
  • Tamara Goddard, Four Our Future Indigenous Economics Ltd., Small Business of the Year
  • Cheryl-Lynn Schaefer, Now Bookkeeping, Innovator Award
  • Bianca Mueller, Books by Bianca, Social Influencer Award
  • Anna Abbruzzese, Actium Consulting Inc., Trainer of the Year

Brendan Woods, founder and vice president of AutoEntry, is a judge this year. He said of the awards: “It was an honor to be asked to take part in the judging process. The volume of entries saw a big leap year on year and I was hugely impressed at the dedication, quality and work ethic of the nominees.” 

Like most award shows in 2020, the ceremony was held remotely. You can view highlights on the Sage Circle of Excellence website.

Joe Griffin