Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of Ontario

May 07, 2007 10:07 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chartered Accountants of Ontario-Students Given Opportunity to Win COIN

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 7, 2007) -


Almost 700 high school students from across Ontario are being given a chance to compete for prize money in COIN: The Ontario CA Challenge. They'll be asked to answer challenging multiple-choice questions on financial topics, including:

- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Revenue recognition
- Valuation
- Taxation.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario holds this annual competition to give students considering a career as a Chartered Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes.

The first place prize provincially is $1,500, with second place getting $1,000 and third collecting $500, with rest of the top 20 Honour Roll members each receiving $100 and an invitation to the awards luncheon. There are also separate $100 prizes and certificates of achievement for the top students from each of the 23 CA District Associations across the province.

To be eligible, a student must have become a member of the Institute's Associate Student Program by March 21, 2007. In the competition, they will answer a 75-question, multiple-choice test at the premises of a participating CA firm. All of the participants receive a certificate of participation and a chance to find out more about the exciting opportunities offered by a career in Chartered Accounting.

The Institute can put reporters in touch with participating CAs and students in most Ontario communities. The top three winners province-wide, as well as the top student from each of the 23 CA District Associations, will be announced in Toronto in June.

WHAT: COIN competition for high school students

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

WHO: Open to all Institute Associate Students across Ontario

WHERE: Testing being held at various CA firms across the province

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: and the student website is

Contact Information

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