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Loyalist College Hosts Iron Accountant Competition for High School Students, March 10

March 05, 2015

The third annual Iron Accountant Loyalist competition will be held on Tuesday, March 10. Organized by Loyalist Accounting students, the event is an opportunity for teams of five students from eight local high schools to participate in a fun, competitive day, showcasing their accounting skills and knowledge.

Forty grade 11 and 12 students from Bayside Secondary School, Moira Secondary School, Trenton High School, Centennial Secondary School, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, Centre Hastings Secondary School, Napanee District Secondary School and Quinte Christian High School will participate. The teams will compete using an accounting simulation program called MikesBikes. Provided by Smartsims Business Simulations, the program tests students’ analytical skills by having them run a mock corporation.

With the help of sponsorship from Welch LLP, Wilkinson & Company LLP and Loyalist College, the competition will reward the winning team with GoPro cameras, the ‘Iron Accountant Loyalist 2015’ title, and a position in Mike’s Bikes World Championships in December. Loyalist tuition rebate certificates will be awarded to each member of the top three teams in the amount of $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place.

What: Iron Accountant Loyalist Competition
Who: Teams of students from eight local high schools
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
9 am – 2:45 pm – Competition
2:45 pm – Awards presentation
Where: Link Lounge, Loyalist College

“This is our third year for Iron Accountant Loyalist,” said Professor Carol Coupland. “Each year, the level of competition increases and I am always amazed at the analytical skills these high school students bring to the event. We’re finding that business and accounting courses are slowly starting to disappear from the high schools so our goal with Iron Accountant is to reach out to students to give them a taste of what a career in accounting could look like. Each high school team has been assigned a third-year Accounting student as their mentor for the day. It’s a great opportunity for our Loyalist students to share their knowledge and experience.” 

About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and more than 500 online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications,
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536