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Sauder School of Business students win second place at annual Grant Thornton LLP Accounting Case Competition

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Vancouver - Sauder School of Business students Jodi Jones and Riana Paine walked away with second prize at the annual Grant Thornton LLP Accounting Case Competition for Western Canada Universities held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 6 and 7.

Students from seven Western Canadian universities participated in the competition to determine who could present the best analysis and recommendations to a challenging accounting case. The students received the case just after noon on Friday and had until 7:45 a.m. on Saturday to analyze and research the case and prepare for their presentation to the judging panel.

In this year's case, the students were asked to assume the role of partners at Grant Thornton LLP, whose client was Chief Administrative Officer of a small public company in the high tech industry. The client was requesting advice with respect to accounting and business issues that had surfaced as the company was taking its newly developed super-computer product to market.

Grant Thornton accounting case competitions are held in several locations across Canada each year. Selected universities are invited to enter a team of two students who have expressed interest in pursuing a professional accounting career. The competitions provide an opportunity for participants to move out of the classroom and into the role of business adviser for a day, testing their problem-solving and analytical skills in a competitive framework.