Third year bachelor of commerce students Amy Cheng and Mikhail Kuzmin won first place in the 3rd Annual CA Case Competition, held March 12-13, 2010, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Each student was awarded a $500 cash prize.
The competition brings together 16 students—two each from eight Western Canadian Universities. Teams were assigned an accounting case study to analyze overnight. They would then present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of CA judges the next day.
The CA Case Competition is sponsored by the four Institutes of Chartered Accountants in the Western provinces and their pre-certification education arm, the CA School of Business. The competition is designed to promote the Chartered Accountancy profession and gives students a taste of the type of work done by a CA.
“We hold our annual CA Case Competition to challenge some of the best and brightest university students in Western Canada to play the role of a Chartered Accountant,” said John Gunn, MEd, FCA, CEO of CASB. “We believe that once they get a taste of what a CA does for a living, they’ll aspire to become a member of the profession after graduation. Each year we come away from the competition with a confirmation that the upcoming generation of potential CAs is at least as strong as its predecessors.”
The competition moves from city to city, from Vancouver in the inaugural year, to Calgary and then Saskatoon this year. Other competing universities include: The Universities of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Regina, Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge; and Simon Fraser University.
The Sauder team was coached by Professors Kin Lo and Scott Sinclair, both Chartered Accountants (CAs). This case competition win for the Sauder School is only the latest in a string of successes this year at the Inter-Collegiate Business Case Competitions (ICBC) held at Queen’s University, JDC West held at UNBC and Champions Trophy at the University of Auckland.
Additional information about the CA Case Competition is available from the CA School of Business: www.becomeaca.ca
UBC Sauder School of Business