IRVINE, CALIF., and PRINCETON, N.J. – Sage North America, a provider of business management software and services, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), an international professional nonprofit association focused on the educational needs of financial professionals in construction, announced that Sage Construction and Real Estate will renew its partnership with the association to deliver educational programs to CFMA members and to the construction industry overall.

This partnership accelerates the development of educational content for financial managers working in the construction industry. For more than 40 years, Sage has provided construction and real estate companies with industry-specific financial and operations software. Over the past year the Sage Educational Fellowship has funded the development of three new educational courses for financial managers. Sage serves as the official sponsor of CFMA’s The Basics of Construction Accounting, Accounting & Reporting, and Project Management Group-Live courses. Sage will continue to fund CFMA educational programs and expand the Sage Educational Fellowship program through the renewed partnership.

“Our educational partnership with CFMA is solidly in line with our commitment to the industry and our aim to help construction and real estate companies achieve the best job-ready practices needed to build strong businesses,” said Jon Witty, vice president and general manager of Sage Construction and Real Estate. “Together, Sage and CFMA have the experience needed to best serve the financial education needs of the construction industry. CFMA is a leading provider of educational programs and resources to financial managers in the industry, while Sage, as an industry leader in construction business management software, has the practical experience of working with more than 40,000 construction and real estate customers, including accounting professionals within the Sage Accountants Network.”

CFMA is the only professional organization dedicated to serving its members by providing critical industry research and specialized financial information and education to construction financial managers and professionals. CFMA is known as the source and resource for construction financial managers to help them achieve better bottom lines.

“The Sage commitment to the industry, and specifically to education, makes it a truly valued partner of CFMA,” said Stuart Binstock, president and chief executive officer of CFMA. “Working together this past year, we have been able to expand learning opportunities for our members and the broader construction community. We look forward to how much more we can accomplish together in the coming year.”

Founded in 1981, CFMA is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA serves more than 6500 members via 89 chapters located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members include CFOs, controllers and treasurers working in major commercial construction contractors including contractors in general, subspecialty trades and heavy highway sectors.