The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

June 11, 2013 13:05 ET

Students Win COIN in Ontario CA Challenge

Top students received awards at Toronto luncheon June 11

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - Students considering a bright-looking future in the Chartered Accounting profession scored some impressive prizes in this year's edition of the COIN competition. Aliraza Sajjad Asrani, of Markham District High School, placed first in 2013.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario held its annual competition on May 22 to give high school students considering a career as a Chartered Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes. The awards were presented to the top students and their respective teachers at a luncheon at the Institute in Toronto on June 11.

The Ontario-wide winners are:

  • 1st place All Ontario - Aliraza Sajjad Asrani, Markham District High School, Markham
  • 2nd place All Ontario (Tied) - Qianyu Zhang, L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute, Scarborough
  • 2nd place All Ontario (Tied) - Ahmed Amanullah, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Toronto
  • 3rd place All Ontario (Tied) - Robert Chung, Oakville Trafalgar High School, Oakville
  • 3rd place All Ontario (Tied) - Tian Xing Cai, Crescent School, Toronto

"COIN is a popular Institute initiative to encourage students to consider becoming a Chartered Accountant," said Mona Ghiami, CPA, CA, Director of Career Information at the Institute. "This year 315 students from over 100 high schools across the province participated in this highly competitive contest."

The first place prize provincially is $1,500, with the second place winners each receiving $1,000 and third place finishers getting $500, with their respective high schools receiving matching amounts. The rest of the Top 10 Honour Roll winners each received $100 and an invitation to the awards luncheon.

To win, the students competed by answering 75-questions at the premises of a firm employing CAs. Think it's easy? Would you know:

  • How to assess inventory market value according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)?
  • The principles of revenue recognition?
  • How to assess depreciation?

The 2013 winners knew all that and more.

About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's more than 36,500 Chartered Accountants and almost 6,000 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

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
    69 Bloor St. East Toronto
    Ontario M4W 1B3