On March 5, Loyalist College hosted the 1st Annual Quinte Iron Accountant Competition and Accounting Profession Expo, organized by Loyalist Accounting students. Nine teams of aspiring business students participated in the event, representing six area high schools.
The team from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
The teams competed using an accounting simulation program called MikesBikes, provided by Smartsims Business Simulations. The program evaluates students’ analytical skills by having them run a mock bicycle corporation. Loyalist Accounting students, familiar with the program, were on hand to answer questions.
The lead changed several times during the competition and in the end, Quinte Christian High School won. First place team members were awarded the title of ‘Quinte Iron Accountant 2013,’ and received Loyalist tuition certificates and new BlackBerry PlayBooks, thanks to sponsorship from Welch LLP, Wilkinson & Company LLP and the College.
“It was a fun opportunity to learn about accounting and what Accountants do on a daily basis,” said Colin Haskins, a student at Moira Secondary School. “It was a lot different than what we do in the classroom, so it was a great learning experience.”
High school students compete in the 2013 Iron Accountant competition at Loyalist College.
Ellen Marrisett from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School was interviewed by Loyalist College Public Relations student Alexander Smith. Ellen was one of the competitors in the 2013 Iron Accountant competition at Loyalist College.
Colin Haskin, a grade twelve student from Moira Secondary School was one of the competitors in the 2013 Iron Accountant competition at Loyalist College.