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2016 Media Releases

Kingston student comes first in COIN Competition

Students from across the province took part in CPA Ontario competition

Toronto, Ontario (June 10, 2016) – Logan Joyce of Kingston’s Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School placed first in the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s 2016 COIN Competition. CPA Ontario held its annual competition on May 4, 2016 to give high school students considering a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes.

For finishing first, Logan received $1,500 and a certificate and attended an Honour Roll luncheon in Toronto on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

“CPA Ontario offers the opportunity to participate in the COIN Competition to high school students across Ontario and this year more than 200 students from over 90 schools took part,” said Vicki Liederman, Director, Student Recruitment at CPA Ontario. “This popular and highly competitive event is designed to inspire students to think about how a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant might be the right choice for them.”

CPA Ontario also announced the top competition winners from across the province. The first place prize provincially is $1,500, with the second place winner  receiving $1,000 and third place finisher getting $500, with their respective high schools receiving matching amounts. The rest of the Top 10 Honour Roll members each received $100 and an invitation to the awards luncheon.

The top Ontario-wide winners are:

1st Place   –  Logan Joyce, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Kingston
2nd Place  –  Jacob van Voorst, Abbey Park High School, Oakville
3rd Place   –  Dixon Wong, Markville Secondary School, Markham
4th Place   –  Andi Li, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
5th Place   –  Bill Shu, Unionville High School, Unionville
6th Place   –  Jasmine Xiao, Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham
7th Place   –  Tim Li, Woburn Collegiate Institute, Scarborough
8th Place   –  Brad Akbarpour, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
9th Place   –  Steven Lin, Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
10th Place –  Stephanie Shen Gu, Markham District High School, Markham

To win, the students competed by answering 75 multiple choice questions and one short  answer question. Think it’s easy? Would you know:

  • How to record inventory according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • The principles of revenue recognition?
  • How to assess depreciation?

The 2016 winners knew all that and more.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 85,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.

For more information, please contact:
Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271
[email protected]

Photos are available upon demand.