Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

January 04, 2011 08:25 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: Ottawa, Carleton Students Given Opportunity to Win CA$H

CA Institute Student Competition For Money, Prizes And Campus Pride

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2011) - Students from across the province – including the University of Ottawa and Carleton University – are competing for pride and prizes in the Battle for CA$H in Toronto on January 8. 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.

A total of 43 three-person teams, made up of undergraduate business students selected by accounting/business societies from 22 university programs across the province, are traveling to the Ontario CA Institute in Toronto for the competition. Carleton will be represented by Chris Rosil, Bijan Toufighi and Norine Awad Allah, while Ottawa's team includes Ben Frid, Alyssa Lafleur and Emily Hsiung.

CA$H pits the 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 $1,500 for the university's accounting club, $1,500 for second and $750 for third. All teams will also be aiming to succeed last year's winner – the University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus – as the CA$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 8 with a news release to follow January 10. Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.

WHAT:   The Battle for CA$H
WHEN:   Saturday, January 8 from noon to 6 p.m.
WHO:   Students from 22 Ontario university programs, including Carleton and the University of Ottawa
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 34,000 Chartered Accountants and 5,000 CA students. Since 1879, the Institute has protected the public interest through the CA profession's internationally recognized standards of qualification and the enforcement of its rules of professional conduct. Chartered Accountants are the professionals Canada's business leaders trust to help make the financial, strategic and leadership decisions that matter. The Institute's website is: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.

Contact Information

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    Perry Jensen
    416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735 ext. 271
    pjensen@icao.on.ca