Your big chance to deliver an intellectual smackdown.
Kick butt and take names—in a professional manner, of course—in the AICPA’s annual accounting competition.
Every year, we ask students for the smartest accounting solutions they can muster on a specific theme. The sky's the limit.
The awards are pretty lofty too—as in $10,000 and trips to places like NYC and D.C.—and the challenge is intriguing. But this is much more than a show-off opportunity. Compete and we'll ask you to form a team, even soliciting the help of a faculty adviser. So it's a great chance to learn a little something in the process.
And if you make it to the Finals, you and your team will present your case to a panel of premiere judges, then hobnob with those industry elites. Impress them, and you’re well on your way to accounting success.
So…ready to rumble? Get some tips and tricks from your colleagues that have come before you. Here's what students tackled in previous competitions:
- 2014 Competition - Management Accounting
- 2013 Competition - Personal Financial Planning
- 2012 Competition - The Deficit. Income Tax. Social Security.
- 2011 Competition - Fraud and Forensics
- 2010 Competition - Sustainability
We've also had some spin-off competitions from some of our state societies, with others soon to follow:
Sound stimulating? Then sign up for free AICPA Student Affiliate membership so you’re ready to get cracking when enrollment opens (and enjoy tons of great benefits in the meantime).
you oughta know
Whose brains were the biggest last year?
Read on to see how it all went down and who walked away triumphantly in the 2013 AICPA Accounting Competition.
by the way
Funding the finals.
Ever wonder where the award money for the AICPA Accounting Competition comes from? Glad you asked. The AICPA Foundation cordially supplies all the spoils for the victorious teams.