Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

January 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario University Students Given Opportunity to Win CA$H

CA Institute student competition for money, prizes and campus pride

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2007) -

ATTN: NEWS/BUSINESS/EDUCATION REPORTERS

Students from across the province are competing for prestige and prizes in the Battle for CA$H. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario holds this annual competition to give university students considering a career as a Chartered Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes.

Undergraduate business students, selected by accounting/business societies from universities across the province, are traveling to the Institute's head office for the competition. Participating universities include: Brock, Lakehead, McMaster, Nipissing, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, Queen's, Ryerson, University of Guelph-Humber, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier, University of Windsor and York.

The Battle for CA$H pits the 33 three-person teams against each other in friendly competitions stressing the use of Chartered Accounting skills such as teamwork, leadership, organizational ability and time management.

Prizes include:

- $3,000 for first place, plus an additional $1,000 for the university's accounting club

- $1,500 for second

- $750 for third.

All teams will also be aiming to succeed last year's winner - the University of Western Ontario - as the CA$H champs.

The Institute can put reporters in touch with participating students in most Ontario communities. The top three university teams will be announced at the event on Saturday, January 13, with a news release to follow January 15. Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.



WHAT: The Battle for CA$H
WHEN: Saturday, January 13 from noon to 6 p.m.
WHO: Students from 20 Ontario universities
WHERE: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 69 Bloor Street
East, Toronto


About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 32,000 CAs and 4,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's high standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Recognized internationally, the CA designation denotes financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight and leadership. The Institute website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.ca2b.biz.

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