Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

January 10, 2011 09:35 ET

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario: University of Waterloo Students Win CA$H

Place Third in CA Institute Competition

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2011) - Three students from the University of Waterloo came in third in this year's edition of the Battle for CA$H. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario held its annual competition on January 8 to give teams of university students considering a career as a Chartered Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes. The Waterloo team - Mateen Imran, Tarini Chandak and Archana Chittella – split a $750 prize.

The 2011 CA$H winners are:

  • 1st Place – The University of Toronto - Mississauga, represented by Arif Amjad, Uria Park and Avalon D'Souza, who win $3,000 plus an additional $1,500 for their school's accounting club
  • 2nd place – York University's Schulich School of Business, represented by Cynthia Hung, Kazim Rizvi and Soobia Haider, who win $1,500
  • 3rd place – The University of Waterloo, represented by Mateen Imran, Tarini Chandak and Archana Chittella, who win $750
  • 4th place – Queen's University, represented by Jesse Weening, Garrett Moore and Susan Wang, who win $300
  • 5th place – McMaster University, represented by Troy Singh, James Hodgson and Artiom Novikov, who win $300
  • 6th place – Brock University, represented by Jingfei Sun, Alan Cho and Kabiruddin Ahmed, who win $300

To win, the three-person student teams took part in a friendly competition stressing the use of Chartered Accounting skills such as teamwork, leadership, organizational ability and time management. A total of 43 teams from 22 university programs were run through a skill-testing simulation designed by Eagles Flight to test the participants' ability to think on their feet and problem solve.

"The CA$H competition is chance for students to learn about the skills they'll need to succeed in the world of business, while competing for prizes that can help fund their education," said Jon French, Associate Director, Career Information at the Institute. "It's a fun event that gives participants a chance to network with peers from across the province and meet representatives from the CA Training Offices. The winners enjoy the cash they get from CA$H but, for the students didn't win, we think this competition demonstrates the value of considering a CA career, a decision that would certainly make them a winner in the long run."

Other campuses taking part in the competition included:

  • Carleton University
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Guelph-Humber
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
  • University of Toronto – St. George Campus
  • University of Western Ontario – Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies
  • University of Western Ontario – Richard Ivey School of Business
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University – Atkinson College

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: and the student website is

Contact Information

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