TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2012) - Students from across the province - including three teams from McMaster University's De Groote School of Business - are competing for pride and prizes in the Battle for CA$H in Toronto on January 7. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario holds this annual competition to give university students considering a career as a Chartered Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes.
The McMaster teams are:
- Pallavi Balakrishnan, Rachel Mak and Lindsey Schneider
- Shahrukh Khan, Ali Sial and Fahad Khan
- Conrad Thompson, Khalid Soomro and Erica Rasmussen
A total of 41 three-person teams are traveling to the Ontario CA Institute in Toronto for the competition. Team members are undergraduate business students selected by the Institute's Board of Associates in partnership with accounting/business society executives from 21 university programs across the province.
CA$H pits the teams against each other in friendly competitions stressing the use of CA skills such as communications, teamwork, leadership and time management.
First prize winners get the prestigious CA$H Cup, plus $3,000 for first place and an additional $1,500 for the university's accounting club. Additional prizes include $1,500 for second and $750 for third, with the teams placing fourth through sixth each getting $300. All teams will also be aiming to succeed last year's winner - University of Toronto-Mississauga Campus - as the CA$H champions.
The Institute can put reporters in touch with participating students in most Ontario communities. The top three university teams will be announced at the event on January 7 with a news release to follow January 9. Professional and student media are invited to attend the event.
||The Battle for CA$H
||Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
||Students from 21 Ontario university programs
||The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 69 Bloor Street East, Toronto
About the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario's 35,000 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: www.icao.on.ca and the student website is www.guidetorulingtheworld.ca.