A team of University of Portland students finished second in the 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition, held recently in Durham, North Carolina. The UP students’ finish earned a $3,000 award for the University, and the team received a $10,000 award to be split among team members.
The team consisted of students Isaac Mansuetti, Lance Chee, and Connor Ward, all juniors, and UP accounting professor Ellen Lippman, who served as faculty advisor. UP accounting teams have entered the competition twice, taking first with a team of four seniors and this year’s second place finish with three juniors.
Fifty-seven student teams entered the competition and were whittled down to 15 semi-final teams. Those teams received an additional challenge and submitted a video plan, which was reviewed by a panel of judges and voted on by the public (which included votes by UP faculty, staff, and students). The three teams with the best proposals and highest grades made it to the finals to present in person in Durham.
The competition was hosted on the AICPA’s ThisWayToCPA website, which provides tools, articles, and resources to accounting students and CPA Exam candidates.
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