May 13, 2017
On May 13, 2017, CPABC hosted its second annual High School COIN Competition, providing students from across BC with the opportunity to demonstrate their accounting abilities, meet peers, and compete for top honours.
A total of 126 participants from 40 high schools took part in the competition, which consisted of a 65-question multiple-choice exam that focused on introductory accounting and business concepts.
After the exam, the top 10 participants and their guests were invited to attend an awards luncheon in Vancouver on May 27. The luncheon included remarks from Derek Johnson, CPA, CMA, a senior performance analyst a TELUS and the social chair of CPABC’s Vancouver Chapter. Johnson spoke about his path to the CPA designation and discussed the wide variety of career opportunities available to CPAs in business and accounting.
At the luncheon, cash prize awards were presented to the following students for their performance on the exam:
For winning first prize in the competition, Zachary Goldthorpe also earned a cash prize for his school, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary.
CPABC thanks all of the students who participated in the 2017 competition. We hope to see you at other CPABC recruitment events and competitions in the future!