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Loyalist College Hosts Iron Accountant Competition For High School Students, March 4th

March 03, 2014

The second annual Iron Accountant Loyalist competition will be held on Tuesday, March 4th. Organized by Loyalist Accounting students, the event is an opportunity for teams of students from area high schools to participate in a fun, competitive day, showcasing their accounting skills and knowledge.

Thirty-five grade 11 and 12 students from Nicholson Catholic College, Moira Secondary School, Trenton High School, Centennial Secondary School, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, Centre Hastings 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, Scotia Bank and Loyalist College, the competition will reward the winning team with Samsung Galaxy tablets, the ‘Iron Accountant Loyalist 2014’ 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
When:   Tuesday, March 4th
9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation – 2:45 p.m.
Where:   Link Lounge Loyalist College

“We developed Iron Accountant Loyalist to give students the opportunity to experience firsthand the broad range of skills that an accountant can use on a daily basis,” said Professor Carol Coupland. “By having teams make business decisions in a competitive environment, students get a feel for the urgency and intensity of real-life decision making.  Our third-year Accounting students visited the high schools for a planning and strategy session last week and they will act as mentors to the teams during the competition.  It’s a great opportunity for our Loyalist students to share their knowledge and experience.”

Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 96 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.


To schedule an interview or confirm media attendance at the event, please contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications, Loyalist College,, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536