There’s nothing like a personal financial incentive to challenge
undergraduate students across the country to test their personal financial
planning skills. The American Institute of CPA’s fourth annual AICPA Accounting Competition opened earlier this
week, with teams competing for a $10,000 top award and second and third place prizes
of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
The competition underscores the important role CPAs serve as
financial planners at a time when young adults are dealing with crippling
student loan debt and maxed out credit cards.
with Erin Curtis, AICPA manager, College Student
Recruitment & Engagement, to find out some inside information about this
year’s competition and what CPAs can do to help spread the word about the great
opportunities a career in accounting provides.